Más Agave Clásica - Prickly Pear
Founders Brewing Company

Más Agave Clásica - Prickly PearMás Agave Clásica - Prickly Pear
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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Gose
Ranked #86
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,384
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.22%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 15, 2022
Added:
Jan 05, 2021
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
Más Agave Clásica - Prickly PearMás Agave Clásica - Prickly Pear
Notes: An oasis of flavor in the desert of normalcy, this cocktail-inspired imperial gose is brewed with agave and sea salt then aged in tequila barrels. When it emerges we hit it with a healthy dose of prickly pear extract, lending the liquid its flamboyant fuchsia glow and mellowing out the tangy tartness with hints of berry and melon. It’s no mirage, it’s the real deal. ¡Más Agave Clásica Prickly Pear!

15 IBU
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Rated: 3.93 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Oct 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Sep 03, 2022
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Rated by DMarlinJ from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Too sweet and not really has the tastes it claims.
Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a cold 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. A pinkish-white, two finger head rose above a pink/tan body. The head disappeared in a few minutes, but the brew continued to produce white lacing throughout consumption. The sour gose is front and center on the nose. Some familiar beer notes of hops and malt get through the sour fruit raspberry/prickly pear onslaught, as does a slight sweetness from the tequila, but basically, the taste is that of under-ripe berries. It has been a decade or more since I have had fresh prickly pear, so the taste of it may have faded a bit.. but to me, this tastes more like a raspberry beer, and truly more a beer brewed from extract rather than fresh fruit. The mouthfeel is the best thing about this beer, and that is not a cheerful observation. The magic I experienced in Founders Mas Agave Lime is absent from Mas Agave Prickly Pear.
Jul 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Jul 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 01, 2022
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked up a four-pack from TW-Greenville, SC 5-30-21 for $15.99. Bottled 3-26-21; consumed bottle #3 for review 4-26-22.

Beer sort of gushed upon opening, poured red with a pretty minimal head.

Nose is kind of a rotten strawberry, kind of a fake strawberry.

Taste is super sweet with a touch of sourness. Strawberries forward but lacks the barrel presence to balance and finishes sweet as a result.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall not nearly as good as the original imperial gose.
Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by MattDecker from Texas

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by LukeCov49

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Genuinely surprised how much I enjoyed this one!

L: pours red/brown tea colored 2 fingers of thick white rocky head. Low retention, but a ton of lacing

S: sweet and fruity. definitely getting some of that agave/ tequila. Some citrus. Well rounded, nothing particular heavy than anything else.

T: pear and apple juice, tequila. Tart black berries. Sour and sweet

F: truly is prickly on the tongue. Nice mild carbonation. Hides the alcohol pretty well, but does have a astringent and drying of the mouth. Still quite refreshing, but I wish it didn’t dry the mouth so much
Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by entheos from California

3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Tastes like candy. It was a flue of foam upon opening and settled quickly, but this is just way too sweet to regularly enjoy.
Feb 27, 2022
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Jugando a Fortnite y Larry Wet Dreams. Con palomitas. No he encontrado nada del paso por barrica ni nada asociable a una gose, pero si que presenta un perfil a caramelo como sabor a frutas que está realmente delicioso, complementado con un buen cuerpo
Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by desint from Belgium

Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jan 15, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a beautiful bright ruby pink, a finger of fizzy pinkish foam bubbles up and reduces to a thin ring of lace. Nose is grapefruit, floral qualities and earth, some vinegar notes that must be the tequila or salt. Taste follows suit but there is a sweet, syrupy presence that I don’t like. Overly salty. Feel is syrupy and mouth coating although the carbonation cuts through fairly. Okay beer, won’t buy again.
Dec 19, 2021
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear reddish amber color with a moderate pinkish head that dissipates quickly with no real lacing.
The aroma is tequila, tropical fruit, honey, salt, oak.
The taste is complex with all of the aroma notes and more. Prickly pear and agave becomes more evident in place of tropical fruits. There is also wine and a slight citrus note - lemon,orange? Every sip seems to bring out new flavors. It seems to be sticky sweet and sour at the same time, very interesting. The body is medium with little evident carbonation.
Altogether this is an unusual and very enjoyable brew
Dec 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
**
10/29/2021

Bottle to snifter; split 12 oz with wife.

LOOK: bright rosy pink color, clear, carbonation is evident, small off-white head. excellent retention.

AROMA: salt, floral notes, light tequila, light citrus....quite a bit going on, though nothing dominating.

TASTE: raspberry, melon, lightly salty but less so than hinted in aroma. Sourness grows as you go through. i almost jumped this up to a 4 but the sour starting accumulating to a point where I go backwards. left it at 3.75 as I thought on the first few sips.

FEEL: light to medium body (25%), very good fizz, dry pasty feel comes at the finish...not terrible, but may get cloying depending on your tolerance for such a thing.

Interesting series. great light take on a barrel aged beer. I rated the Lime one similarly awhile back. yet to have the Grapefruit.

**

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Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review 1667
Mas Agave Prickly Pear
Founders Brewery
Date: 26 March 2021
Founder pushed brewing here with this barrel-aged Gose. I poured it into a pokal glass; the temperature was 44 degrees. A frothy and airy pink head with okay retention was created. The quick dissipation left no lacing on the glass. The color is reddish pink with rusty orange highlights. The beer is clear, and no activity within. The beer meets appearance parameters for this style.
I got an intense fruity aroma when I pried the top off. Next, I detect salt, tequila, oak, oranges, herbal, and agave. The final few nosing revealed wine, lightly toasted bread, honey, the slightest touch of floral. The salt, prickly pear, and tequila smashed the sense it is fragrant.
The first sip was gooey honey, prickly pear, and tequila. I get wine, agave, apple cider, a citrus note, floral, and salt for the next taste. After several sips, I pick up wood, herbal, toasted malts, dewy mornings, and vibrant earthiness. The alcohol is ever-present and is not hiding.
The mouthfeel is warming, slightly tart, and sticky. The body is medium, low carbonation, and has a lasting finish.
It is hard to call this a Gose; it is not light and crisp. I do taste; furthermore, the alcohol and barrel-age push this closer to a barrel-aged fruit beer. I love the tequila barrel age on this Gose. A unique twist on a classic. I would purchase again; enjoying this one to the last sip.
Oct 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by archero from Texas

Oct 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by RichRubes610 from Pennsylvania

Sep 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.89 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts

Sep 07, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, bright orange color with a small, bubbly white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of sweet fruitiness, tart lemon, salt and some caramel. Very sweet tasting with what I guess is prickly pear. Some tart and sour bite.
Sep 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by RickS95 from Indiana

Sep 05, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours rust colored and is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The smell is sweet and fruity. I can't say that I have ever eaten prickly pear, but it smells delicious. It comes off as a cherry aroma to me.

The taste is very similar to cherry for my untutored palate. It has nice tartness with light briny flavor.

Medium bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel

This is pretty tasty. The abv is well hidden. I like the prickly pear. Great job Founders.
Aug 28, 2021
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
APPEARANCE: Cloudy pinky amber, with a pinkish head and minimal lace.

AROMA: Berries, fruit, tequila. Interesting.

TASTE: Fruity and chewy, with a tangy-tart finish that lingers, masking the tequila barrel flavor a bit. Unusual and solid, but definitely not up to par with the lime variation.
Aug 25, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear ruby red with a white head that dissipates quickly and some lacing.

Tastes very sweet mixed berry like fruit beer with a mild tartness and very little salt. If you like sweet, you'll like this.
Aug 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

1.86/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75
The initial sip from the bottle was heavily metallic, like sucking on a nickel (don't ask). Once I drained the bottle into the glass, that went away, so... reaction with the bottle cap? Anyhow, it poured a vibrant carmine red with a slightly pink frothy head that dissipated surprisingly fast, given that it took up half the glass initially. The scent is of raspberry (cherry?) margarita... though it edges perhaps a little too close to cherry cough syrup. While the metallic taste is largely gone, there is a flat bitterness left at the end. I started my review pretty high on this, but the longer I drink it, the less I like it.... definitely hitting the cough syrup notes more heavily. This may have been another mistaken 4-pack purchase.

Downgraded, as I couldn’t finish due to to the overpowering feeling of drinking cough syrup straight from the bottle (don’t ask).
Aug 16, 2021
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Reviewed by StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: clear red, fat pink head. Messy, oily lacing clings to the glass.
Smell: slightly tart berry cider.
Taste: like the nose with a sweet edge.hint of tequila and salt.
Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by chiefz1 from New York

Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Jul 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Jul 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.66 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Jul 13, 2021
Más Agave Clásica - Prickly Pear from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 86 ratings