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 #35
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,821
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.37%
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
90
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2022
Added:
Dec 03, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  11
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Más Agave Clásica - GrapefruitMás Agave Clásica - Grapefruit
Notes: 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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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 -6.9%
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 +10.4%
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 +5.7%
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 +7.2%
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 +5.2%
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%
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 -30.1%
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 -1%
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 -54.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Pure Syrup
Feb 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Dufus from Michigan

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Love it when Kroger tosses some of these in the pick-a-six case, works out to about half off the price!! Salty, sour, rich texture and carbonation, fruity taste. Don't know if this is my favorite of these but it's always good, especially at this price!
Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Slightly hazy bright amber color with a decent foamy head that settles down to just a ring fairly quickly but does produce some nice lacing.
The aroma is tequila, grapefruit and a hint of green apple.
The taste is tequila and sweet red grapefruit with agave, oak and caramel. It is both sweet and nicely tart with a lingering tart grapefruit aftertaste.
The body is medium with a certain sticky quality that is actually pretty enjoyable.
Altogether another impressive brew from Founders, excellent.
Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Really poor appearance, with an insignificant head that rapidly dissipates to nothing. The body itself is murky and brownish.

Everything from there, however, is uphill.

The tequila comes to play without dominating. The grapefruit is entirely complementary. It's malty, sweet, sour, tart, and really unique. Despite the medium-to-full body, the flavor profile could fool you into thinking it's much less potent than its nearly double digit ABV.
Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 08, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a pinkish amber with a foamy white head. Spotty lacing and decent ring. Aroma is oak, grapefruit, booze and salt. Taste follows suit but is a bit more highlighted by sweet grapefruit and other assorted citrus which I like. Not quite as salty as the original. Feel is crisp and refreshing with a good bite. Not bad, not my favorite.
Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Well this is rare, a bottle courtesy of the canquest king, woodychandler. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of lime, tequila. Taste is lime, agave, salt, grapefruit waayy in the background. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into IPA glass. Bottled on 4/27/2020. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky head that lasts with amazing retention and soapy lacing for the style. Moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas and flavors of big red grapefruit, lemon, lime, green apple, agave, honey, bread; and light oak, vanilla, tequila, caramel, and lactic funk. Light-moderate citrus and lactic tart/sourness on the finish. Medium-plus carbonation and medium-full body. Balanced creamy wheat and lactic sourness. Slightly syrupy. Drying lingering acidity with no puckering acid or cloying sweetness. Dangerously drinkable, lingering warmth and mild lingering booze. This rated the same as the original version for me. Spot on base style. Not overly sweet.
Sep 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania

Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by thingsBEER from Michigan

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
This beer was handed to me in a belgian glass sight unseen. At first, I took it to be a very boozy version of a Radler. The first taste gave it away as a sour, which had elements of grapefruit and tequila with slight saltiness. Once the label was revealed, I took my time enjoying it, as it is a little to high in the ABV for me generally, but it is an interesting version that I enjoyed, I can't envision when or where it would fit into my rotation again; possibly with a light salad, a ceviche, or after a Mexican meal on the patio.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: It pours cloudy cooper with an off white head. Head retention is average.

Smell: It has strong aromas of lime and salt. There is also a medium tequila aroma.

Taste: It has strong lime flavor with some salt and tequila. The grapefruit is low in the background.

Feel: It has a bit of sourness and sweetness mixed. It has a medium full body.

Overall, it's pretty close to being like drinking a margarita with a little grapefruit mixed in.
Aug 29, 2021
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
APPEARANCE: Deep, ruddy amber, with a light off-white head and no lace.

AROMA: Strong on the barrel notes here. Warm and fruity.

TASTE: Potent grapefruit alongside a definite tequila barrel warmth. Falls right alongside a margarita flavor, for sure, which is no problem to my taste buds. Very good and well-done!
Aug 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by SFNC from North Carolina

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Jul 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jul 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.22 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle shared with Paul, thanks for the hookup
Pours a hazy orange amber with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Lime and grapefruit with a whole lot of sticky sweet barrel character, almost feels like backwoods bastard. Not bad.
Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by ryancl from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Similar to the Lime in most regards, but with a big thick fruity juicy red grapefruit flavor - very fleshy and rich - again, it's not quite what a gose is supposed to be, but it is a delicious take on the stylings that fans of tequila, agave, and high gravity beers will probably enjoy - as long as you don't mind the souring citrus and salt...
Jun 13, 2021
Más Agave Clásica - Grapefruit from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 165 ratings