Más Agave Clásica - Grapefruit
Founders Brewing Company

Más Agave Clásica - GrapefruitMás Agave Clásica - Grapefruit
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #36
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,061
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 10.4%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
171
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 16, 2023
Added:
Dec 03, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
Formerly known as Más Agave - Grapefruit

The cocktail inspiration lives on. Our imperial gose is brewed with agave and sea salt before being aged in tequila barrels. But it doesn’t end there. Once it’s pulled from the barrels, it gets a dose of fresh grapefruit juice to ramp up the tanginess and to pay homage to our other favorite tequila-based cocktail, the Paloma. Sweet, salty, and mouth-puckeringly delicious. ¡Más Agave… Grapefruit!
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep copper with a creamy off white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is grapefruit, lime and salt.

T - The taste is candied grapefruit, lime, lemon, salt, sweet malts, smokey agave and some light barrel heat in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid. Would make a great warm weather beer.
Nov 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Nov 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.55 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Aug 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Mas Agave Clasica Grapefruit from Founders. 12 oz bottle. Purchased from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA, on 30/01/23 for $ 14.50 (Including tax) a four-pack ($ 0.302/oz). Stored on room temperature shelf at store and 34 degrees at home. Reviewed 02/02/23 (Review 3128). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Printed on back label “BOTTLED ON 04.06.21 1209 6” and “2021 Release”. Served at 34.1 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 42.6 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5
First pour – Medium Amber (SRM 12), hazy.
Body – Amber Brown (SRM 18), opaque. Under direct light, Pale Amber (SRM 9), hazy. When rear lite, Pale Amber and translucent.
Head – Average (Maximum 1.3 cm, aggressive center pour), off white, high density, short retention, quickly receding to a 0.1 – 0.15 cm crown, and a wispy partial cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3.5 – Faint whiff of citrus and salt. Maybe a hint of tequila or mezcal, ephemeral at best. No hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Acidic, slightly smoky, bitter but otherwise no grapefruit. No ethanol (9.7 % ABV as marked on label) aroma or taste. Painful gastric burning occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, slightly syrupy, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 Not the prettiest Gose – looks like apple cider. This batch is 22 months old and has been abused during storage – I knew that going in. Despite the age and abuse, it still comes up better than any lite beer. The tequila/mezcal barrels come through, more so as it warms, and the grapefruit acidity hangs in, after the citrus flavor has fled. The aroma is that of smoky mezcal with stains of citrus. Mouthfeel isn’t bad, even though it leaves my lips slightly sticky.
Feb 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.12 by Dgman8053 from New York

Jan 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Dec 17, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2022
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Interesting, yes some tequila.
Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by DarkLordScott from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours the color of nectar, a golden red yellow with a soft, one finger head of foam and moderate carbonation. Aroma is fruit, like ripe nectarines in tequilla barrels which is the best I could come up with. Taste is light, sweet and tart, with a grapefruit profile prominent. There is a tiny taste of key lime, if you will. I feel this is best enjoyed in a hammock on a Caribbean beach with a glorious sunset.

I'm just going to sip this beer now cause I've got more important things to not do.
Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy, dull copper body, forming an off-white, pinkish head that lasts about a minute, and forms again with a swirl.
Aromas of dried mango, dried apricot, pina colada, buttered toast.
Tastes like being transported to a tropical resort, bringing to mind fruity, sugary cocktails served poolside; grapefruit flavour if it was a jolly rancher, yet mellowed with age, again reminiscent of dried fruit; the tequila & agave character is there more subtly, a backbone to it all, a flavour that would be hard to put a name to if you weren't told; there's a nice bite to it, citric acidity to cut the hefty sugar bill, but also a bit of fire owing to the alcohol level; it manages to finish off dry; feel is thick and syrupy, even a bit oily, with a light carbonation.

A must try, a totally unique experience with surprising complexity. Refreshing yes, but it's no crisp quencher, this is a summer sipper.
Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
355 mL bottle from the LCBO; dated May 4 2021 and served slightly chilled. Happy summer solstice, BA!

Pours a lightly fogged orange-amber colour, topped with half a finger of loose, soapy, off white head that seeps off within two or three minutes' time. A frothy collar lives on, with stringy lace deposition as the level drops - looks good to me, but nothing like any gose I've ever seen. It smells of agave, oak, caramel and boozy tequila, supported by hints of brine, grapefruit juice, lime, doughy malt and honey sweetness. Very enticing, in spite of the fact that I am no tequila lover.

So weird, yet endlessly compelling: very sweet at first, sour in the middle, then boozy and salty at the end. The agave, barrel and red grapefruit juice flavours are noticeable right off the bat, with notes of honey, caramel, doughy malt and crackery wheat not far behind. The barrel gains strength on the back end, giving off lots of tequila as well as hints of vanilla; more grapefruit, lemon and lime at the finish, with oak, caramel and tequila carrying into a salty, persistent, rather warming aftertaste. Full-bodied, with moderately low carbonation that gently prickles the palate, resulting in a smooth, fluffy, juicy texture that feels pleasing on the tongue. Limited drinkability, so the serving size is about right.

Final Grade: 4.34, an A grade. Más Agave Clásica Grapefruit is easily the least-traditional gose I've ever had the pleasure of stumbling upon, but it was a delightful brew to experience nonetheless. Is this a brew I'd crave on a regular basis? Certainly not, as I don't much care for tequila... but on those rare occasions when I'm in the mood for something this strange and wonderful, I can think of no comparable substitute. A fantastic, creative brew that will inevitably rub some folks the wrong way, but is well worth experiencing at least once.
Jun 21, 2022
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
355 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. LCBO purchase for $5.65 CDN.

Appearance - Dark honey brown brew with a half finger of off-white head on top. Good staying power for the small head the actually formed. Rather turbid.

Smell - Initially a little tequila, and hints of grapefruit. There's a strong malty backbone that lies just underneath the surface.

Taste - Initially malty transitioning to plenty of tequila and agave flavors, a nice kiss of citrus (it could be grapefruit but also mimics orange), a swish of salt and then a nice lasting aftertaste with some toffee. Complex and seems like it shouldn't work but does.

Mouthfeel - Thick and full bodied, with modest carbonation. Booze is impeccable well hidden. Syrupy and semi-sweet but not cloying or too heavy.

Overall - It's not a gose, but it's not a fruit beer, barleywine, sour or anything else. Maybe just a generic Strong Ale. Closest thing I can think of is a super malty doppelbock, grossed with a barrel aged wild ale and a touch of citrus. Either way the flavor profiles are unusual and don't seem like they should work together but very much do. Pretty great stuff, and hoping to see even more Founders up in these parts in the near future.
Jun 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks like a weak Manhattan cocktail in color
Lime and tequila on the nose
Puckering first sip, lime, grapefruit, salt is really nice,sweet nectar
And just a twist of tequila in the taste. The sour is very nice.
Medium feel, real puckering,
Great beer to buy a single of and enjoy.
May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
De Labirratorium. En copa Mahou Barrica. Marcado sabor a pomelo bastante natural que se integra muy bien con la birra base, compensando y haciendo que no resulte ni muy ácida ni muy salada.
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Review 1705
Mas Agave Clasica Grapefruit
Founders
Date: 04/05/2021
Gose
ABV 9.7%
The beer is nearing ten months old but still has lots of carbonation. A pokal glass was used and served around 40 degrees. A frothy and foamy two-fingered head was created from the pour with okay retention. The color is orangish-red, with carbonation bubbles visible. Some haziness is present within the beer. The head slowly dissipated, leaving some lacing clinging to the glass. Overall, the appearance is above average for this style.

The initial aromas are tequila, grapefruit, oak, and apple cider vinegar. Nosing further, I detect candied sugars, a touch of funk, salty air, and a hint of pharmaceutical.

The flavors are robust grapefruit followed by the tequila barrel. Candied sugar supported the bitter citrus notes, mellowing them out. The Gose part of the beer is lost. I can taste the salt and a touch of apple cider. The sourness of the beer is lost with the high ABV.

The mouthfeel is coating and sticky. The body is full, has medium carbonation, and has a lasting finish.

This is not my favorite in the series. I preferred the prickly pear. The grapefruit flavors are tempered by the barrel aging. Overall, tasty stuff, not sure I would call this a Gose.
Feb 18, 2022
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Rated by Zekenyce from New Jersey

1.86/5  rDev -54%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Pure Syrup
Feb 05, 2022
Más Agave Clásica - Grapefruit from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 171 ratings