Más Agave Clásica - Grapefruit
Founders Brewing Company

Más Agave Clásica - GrapefruitMás Agave Clásica - Grapefruit
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Style:
Sour - Gose
Ranked #40
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,052
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 9.31%
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
147
From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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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BigIronH from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Sunday at 09:04 PM
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
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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superspak from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
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
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thingsBEER from Michigan

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
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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hman43 from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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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secondtooth from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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
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Greywulfken from New York

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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
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KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Im having this damn near room temp in this f***** heat but all can say is a prefer the prickly pear. That being said you know youre getting a quality brew.

Jun 07, 2021
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NCAHappyHour from Kansas

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was completely surprised. Expecting something like Dogfish Sea Quench, and this was almost opposite. I'm not the greatest at tasting all the flavors, but this one was true. Agave (sweetness) was the biggest surprise, so was the thick mouth feel. Tequila is definitely forward as is grapefruit. Will go back!

Jun 06, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Finally get to try this variant. Pours a very attractive amber red, with a 2 finger off white head that leaves thin spotty streaks of lace, with excellent retention. 4.5

Aroma is grapefruit, salt, lime, and tequila. 4

Taste follows grapefruit, lime, tequila, and sea salt and because the salt it isn’t too bitter or sour.4

Mouthfeel is above average, maybe a tad dry, plenty of life, and at 9.7% it is huge on flavor, but goes down rather easy. 4.25

Overall this is another different but really enjoyable brew. I personally see getting more in the future. 4

May 29, 2021
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a single 12oz bottle $3.99 Village Bottle Shop
46 days old
Smell of grapefruit followed by Tequila
Murky brown-reddish color
Heavy-medium mouthfeel
Low carbonation
Taste of guava, passionfruit, li hing mui, some grapefruit but not too tart, a little salty, tequila comes in the aftertaste. Hides alcohol well.
Overall a good drink. Tastes more like a margarita then a beer, but has so much flavors coming through the more I sip it. Ratings at the time may be higher due to it being a change of pace from all the IPAs out there.

May 22, 2021
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sjrider from California

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour- less than clear red grapefruit juice with minimal off white head leaving slight lacing. Nose and taste are mostly grapefruitish, This is a tad more salty and definitely less sweet than the prickly pear version. Still pretty tasty for a grapefruit margarita tasting brew. Again ,this is out of my wheelhouse so....just sayin' what I'm getting out of it....

May 07, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, orange color. Essentially opaque. A vigorous pour produces a full three finger off-white head on the beer. Head slowly dissolved until just a thin layer of velvety foam remains. Minor sticky lacing coats the glass as the head dissolves and the beer is consumed.

Aroma has notes of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, tequila, agave, with the salinity of the beer coming through on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with strong notes of grapefruit up front - very much on the tart side with the grapefruit coming on strong. The grapefruit comes across more like grapefruit juice added to the beer. Wheat notes come through underneath that with some light tequila and wood notes. The tartness in this one is right up front then somewhat settles down leaving the wheat with a light lactic acid taste coming through.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth, with moderate, but prickly carbonation. The tartness does produce a moderate puckering sensation. Dry on the finish.

This one doesn't work as well as the Más Agave Clásica - Lime - the grapefruit is dominant to the lessening of any other notes. The tequila doesn't come through as strongly and the grapefruit was a bit "juicy" as in juice like - I wanted more of the fruit.

May 04, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Label is stamped 'Bottled On: 04.05.21'.
Cloudy, medium amber colored body. Two fingers of white head, settles to thick cap. Partial wall of lacing.
Aroma is remindful of a margarita cocktail. Smells of agave, tequila, sweet caramel, and a little grapefruit.
Taste is tangy sweet, with lemon/lime. Grapefruit rind and the oak tequila barrel. The salt is similar in what you get when you drink a margarita in a glass with a salted rim.
Medium mouth feel, with syrup. Good carbonation.
Sweeter than expected, and not as much salt and grapefruit as expected. ABV% is well hidden. Cocktail-like.

May 02, 2021
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backblast from Alaska

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

An amazing offering. Tastes sweet with ripe grapefruit rind, salt, rich mouthfeel and a lingering Gose aftertaste that does not disappoint. This one caught me by surprise.

Feb 11, 2021
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JohnFred4 from New York

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: orange, clear

Smell: lime, agave

Taste; lime, lemon, agave, orange, salt

Feel: verrrry sweet

Overall: like a melted margarita? Good for what it is, but not my jam

Dec 05, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into a tulip snifter. Bottled 4/22/20, had 10/27/20.

Pours a medium orange color, cloudy, with a half inch foamy head with good retention and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, agave, light malt and caramel, light tequila as it warms, a general citrus aroma, a hint of brine. Similar flavors- grapefruit, sea salt, malt, some caramel, light tequila and agave. It’s fairly sweet. Smooth, a very good light to medium body, well carbonated.

This is good overall, but not as good as the original version. The barrels are lighter and the grapefruit does not give this the same pop that the limes did in Mas Agave. Still, it’s certainly enjoyable.

Nov 17, 2020
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CowboysFanInMD from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is an "acquired taste" beer. It tastes more like a cocktail than a beer - but I like it. I had the 2019 version last Summer, so I knew what to expect with the 2020 version. I like the addition of the grapefruit, but I think there is still too much tequila taste for anyone who dislikes tequila.

Sep 12, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours amber with copper highlights. It has a slight haze. It is topped with a fleeting tan head that leaves no lacing.

It smells sweet. I get hints of grapefruit. The tequila is tough for me to detect, but I get a little.

The taste is grapefruit and lime. I don't see lime on the label. Maybe that is the agave. It is tart. Tequila in the finish.

Medium bodied and syrupy mouthfeel

I like it. But I am a big Mahou San Miguel fan.

Aug 28, 2020
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks like a new penny - that’s the copper color I see after an aggressive pour settles a bit. There’s a sudsy tan head that dissipates quickly. I don’t think this looks particularly like a Gose, but I think it’s a pretty striking beer.

As a matter of fact, this beer doesn’t really present like a Gose on any measurable trait. It doesn’t smell particularly salty, though Thera subtle salty note. What it does smell like is grapefruit, along with a sweetness from the agave.

There’s grapefruit and a LOT of sweetness on the taste, but there’s little if any flavor from the tequila barrel - until this sits a bit and you feel the boozy warmth in your gullet.

And the mouthfeel isn’t “bright” or “effervescent” like a Gose, but it is thirst quenching.

What it’s like is what the bottle describes - a tequila-based cocktail. As someone that doesn’t particularly care for cocktails, this is pretty nice.

But it’s not like any Gose I’ve ever seen or tried.

Aug 09, 2020
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dss27 from Michigan

4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I just finished another ("bottled 04/17/20") and what can be said that hasn't already? I'll save the BJCP comments for more "conventional" beers. This is basically a carbonated grapefruit Margarita and taken in that context (as is the case for its non-grapefruit-enhanced sister), it basically rocks. On a hot (or not so hot) day, it cuts through thirst like Bell's Oberon (THE "lawnmower beer"--even better on draught) but provides even more of a sensory impact (and ABV wallop, to be sure). Goes down with the ease of a session beer, but waaaay to strong to allow myself more than one per session (cheap date). Simply yummy (and I'm generally not a huge fan of most of the gose style beers I've tried--especially the more salt-infused varieties). You've got to experience this at least once. Unless of course you don't like a good Margarita (of course, I now have to try a Paloma)...

Aug 09, 2020
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Guaro from Italy

3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White coarse-grained and irregular foam with little hold, intense orange body. Scent of tequila, lime, pink grapefruit. On the palate there are all the elements perceived olfactory. Salty pungent finish, slight acidity with citric aftertaste and slightly woody and vanilla notes. Round and medium body with high carbonation which gives it a certain angularity.

Aug 06, 2020
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Ohknows from Nevada

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice copper color.

This one has a lot going on, I like the smell, and it looks awesome. I rate the smell and feel of this beer a little below the smell and look. I get a tart-ish, boozy-ish and grapefruit flavor.

This beers is hitting all my craft beer taste buds and I don’t minds it. Well done!

Jul 31, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 5-18-20 for $3.75. Bottled on 4-27-20; consumed 7-29-20. Thought this would be appropriate for a 112 degree afternoon.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head with the initial pour.

Nose is very nice as this has a nice agave and tequila bent.

Taste has a mild sour profile with hints of lime and grapefruit. A touch of tequila is in the mix along with notes of vanilla surprisingly.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall this is a nice variant but not quite as good as the original. I am not a sour head but i do enjoy lime and margaritas so this was right up my alley. Definitely fun to try at a fair price.

Jul 29, 2020
Más Agave Clásica - Grapefruit from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 147 ratings