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Agave Wheat - Breckenridge Brewery

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77
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890 Ratings
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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 127 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tgbljb on 01-24-2008

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Photo of kyleelton
2.43/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not the biggest fan of wheats, but I like one every now and then, especially if something is different about it. I've never had an agave beer before so I thought I'd give it a try.

The poor is cloudy and golden. What I usually like to see in a wheat beer. Decent head.

Not getting a lot of smell, but I attribute that to the other overpowering food smells in the restaurant.

Mouthfeel is fine. About what I expected. Certainly not watery.

Very disappointed in the taste. I don't know what I was expecting, but it I at least thought I'd get the sweat citrusy taste of a wheat or cloves. Its mostly bready tasting like a lager and very little sweetness.

I can see this being popular with people being introduced to craft beers, but it lacks the complexity I was hoping for.

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mechanicalprints
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of horshack7
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very cloudy golden with an off white head an inch thick.

Aroma: A nice dryness in the nose. Cinnamon, ginger, corriender, Floral hops and a good spice note.

Taste: Apple, cinnamon, spice notes, crisp mouthfeel. Floral hop, with a touch of lemon zest.

Notes: A good beer start to finish and very drinkable. Cheers.

Photo of fatstan
1/5  rDev -70.4%

Photo of Brad007
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed 2/12/12.

Oh hey, it's a beer brewed with agave nectar (as the label says). I can't say that I've seen anything like that before.

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a beautiful head into my glass. The color is right. The head is a plus. I can't see anything to complain about here.

Citrus and wheat welcome the nose to the show. The agave sticks around, which is quite the surprise. Otherwise, it's your run of the mill american pale wheat.

Ditto on the flavor. The agave adds some sweetness but not much else. I have to admit that it's a good attempt to diversify this example from others.

Finishes with a slightly acidic note but not much else. Standard wheat flavor lingers.

Not bad but you can do better. Perfect for someone who's never had the style though so good marks for that.

Photo of zrab11
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a nice cloudy orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly

S- Has a decent aroma of Orange and barley and some hints of honey as well

T- Starts off with a sweet orange taste then followed by some wheat flavors and then ends with a citrus flavor

M- Medium Bodied with decent carbonation

D-Overall this was a very drinkable beer. Didn't have the complexity i was looking for but overall a very tasty brew. I prob. won't be seeking it out b/c i think there are other beers that are similar that i like way more. But overall i was pleased to try it.

Photo of Hoagie1973
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of thatdavegy
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BenJonesPSU
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.17/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass. The beer is a hazy rusty honey color. The white sea-foam head eventually dissipates to a thin film of bubbles. Light lacing occurs. The beer smells quite sweet and tropical with faint malt and wheat in the background. The taste is spot-on for the name -- the sweet agave nectar hits first, followed by a classic unfiltered wheat backbone. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and very drinkable.

Overall, I like this take on the wheat beer. How many agave wheat beers are out there? The low ABV is great for sessioning this anytime of year, in my opinion. This is not my favourite Breckenridge beer by any means, but it most definitely is my favourite wheat beer.

Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of quintonmaximoff
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of TheBeerologist
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of guerocabral
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of jsisko01
4.37/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, bright yellow-orange color with a VERY thin frothy head that dissipates instantly. Thin, creamy looking lacing.

Smell - Very sweet. I've never had an agave before but I can tell the strong sweet smell is the nectar. Along with honey, orange, wheat, and floral hops.

Taste - Agave nectar, citrus, wheat, clove, white pepper, and a very light alcohol aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall - This beer is very refreshing and it was nice to try something different with the agave. I like it a lot.

Photo of c1377
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Unfiltered wheat ale brewed with agave nectar

EYE
hazy blonde tangerine

NOSE
sour & herbal (over ripe orange blossom)

BUBBLES
light and fast spritz

MOUTH
thin and almost watery

TASTE
fresh herbal 'hop' with tart, almost sour, wheat...

This beer has a fresh zing, and is wet enough to be thirst quenching. This yeast flavour is more like a light lager than a heffeweizen. This might be a suitable lawn mowing beer.

Photo of electtodefer
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RandyBoBandy
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of schnay90
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.