Agave Wheat | Breckenridge Brewery

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Agave WheatAgave Wheat

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of our wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. It is familiar, yet creative.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.17/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I always like to try the fruit-infused beers and hope they are not too intense. This one is not intense enough, bery bready on the scent, even more so on the taste, but you can taste the agave. Color is light yellow and the head dissipates quickly. I expected more, a little disappointed.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those beers I've drank on occasion but never here we go. Very light colored and clear with a quickly receeding head. Scent is of bready malt with little else detectable. This is a very mild wheat beer but I like the agave in the flavor profile. Very drinkable and quite thin with a crisp finish.

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Photo of chinchill
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle.

Look: hazy amber with a moderate size white head that has decent retention and leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: unappealing and musty but not unlike some other wheat beers.

Flavor: much better than the aroma. Citrus and agave notes with hints of bananas and honey.

Feel: medium light body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an almost clear deep pumpkin gold. Unbelievably clear for an unfiltered wheat brew. The pour produces 1.5 fingers of frothy, off-white, shortlived head that leaves a slim collar ring & no lacing. Aroma is thin wheat, slightly perfumey & more than a little sweet fruitiness mixed with earth, vegetal & mineral hints. Taste is an almost contradictory potpourri of tangy, sweet, fruity, floral, vegetal & medicinal with a slight toasted malt hint. The sip is tangy/sweet up front with a juicy but mineral finish. Aftertaste starts fruity but transitions to mineral & lightly bitter that rapidly fades to no more than a slight astringency. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, a light prickle, juciy in the finish with a astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of _drummer_
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lighter, sweeter wheat beer. This has all the qualities of a wheat beer with the twist of agave nectar. Some who like wheat beer and enjoy a lighter, more crisp beer could really enjoy this one.

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Photo of mlockman
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As one may expect, this tastes like a wheat beer with just a touch of herbal sweetness. Had on a hot day at a local baseball game, I found this beer to be quite enjoyable.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can dated:07/08/16 poured into a bulbous pint glass.
Hazy gold colored body floating a .75 in. whitish head and slight lacing.
Sweet wheat bread, banana, and faint citrus aromas. Flavors are similar with agave sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium and there is a lingering malt aftertaste.
It doesn't suck.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tasted in a 16 oz wheat glass from draft at Emil's on May 17, 2017. Look hazy yellow, excellent head retention and spotty lacing. Smell is bread, nut, yeast, cactus and some spice aromas. Taste is bread dough, biscuit malt, fruit and nut flavors. Feel is light in body, smooth and a little dry and bitter in the finish.

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Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, golden color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong wheat, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of earthy'herbal (agave?), and slight hops. Fits the style of an Herbed / Spiced Beer or an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong wheat, strong pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight hops, and slight earthy/herbal flavor ( agave?). Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend. A pretty solid wheat backbone.

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Photo of BeerPournTV
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy gold with foamy white head, but disappears quickly without much lacing. Smells of a nicely of wheat, yeast and malt. Pleasant on the nose. Tastes solid and sweet for a wheat, but somehow underwhelming. Easy to drink and forget.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. A hazy yellow color with a 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates.
A decent wheat beer, but nothing to rave about.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Cloudy bright golden body, soapy white head, mild carbonation visible. Smell is grain and mild hops, faint chalk, faint herbs. The flavor tastes like an adjunct lager with mild guava notes tacked on at the end, but transforms before my very papillae to take on a buttery pizza-herb like flavor, perhaps similar to jasmine. Neither dry nor bitter.
It was drinkable, but there was a train wreck that happened between idea and execution. The guava flavor was a flash in the pan, right before a whole big mess of questionable flavors took over. Let's all just collectively forget this one...

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, golden color with less than one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation.

SMELL: bread, banana and some citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet agave and then banana bread.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a very good wheat beer, It's something a little different with the sweet agave, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My excitement for this beer was eclipsed by its mediocrity. At the end of the day, there's not even a hint of anything related to tequila; all you have is a very bland wheat beer from an underwhelming brewery.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lots of sediment/cloudiness from the yellow pour with about 1" of head of the white variety on it. Aroma, I guess this is agave flavor country.

Taste, not much going on, no off flavors. Mouthfeel comes off on that wheat grist tip.
Fruited wheat ale. You know how these go. They have their place, prolly not for the type who reads or writes reviews though.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Cloudy golden orange color pours with very little head.

Smell: Lots of citrus, some yeast and a little honey/sweetness.

Taste: Lemon peel some very slight bitterness, grainy and bready, slight underlying honey sweetness.

Feel: Easy drinking light body, higher carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking wheat beer.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into wheat beer glass

A - 2 fingers off-white foam over a murky body of brownish gold, high visible carbonation

S - grain, yeast, citrus-like fruit (that would be the agave)

T - wheat bread, lemon/agave notes, sweetness from the agave

M - smooth, creamy, medium body, medium carbonation

O - It's sweeter and fruitier than your typical wheat beer, fairly average over all, not bad.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at America on Tap
Deep yellow color, smattering of bubbles on top. Rich bready malt with plenty of spicy wheat character and a pinch of earthy hops. Couldn't find the agave in here, but I'm interested enough to try a bottle again in the future.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a light burnt orange color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace. The head was fizzy with a mix between foaminess and bubbles. There was barely any lacing.
The smell started off with sweet agave and sweet wheat. Light citrus and pine also show a little bit of presence.
The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors. A sweet fruity aftertaste runs into the finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light on the body with a good sessionability about it. The carbonation felt pretty light. This is definitely crushable.
Overall, pretty good stuff, its actually really sweet in the flavor all around but because it maintains a good sessionability, its a crushable one.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

15 Ju1 15
On-Tap 16 oz. (The Ale House)

Pours a nice cloudy dark orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger white head, which does leave some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, nice yeast note, with some wheat. The taste is malty, yeastly, nice wheat/grassy notes. Medium body. Overall not a bad brew.

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Photo of Knilas
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle: Cloudy yellow. Small white head. Fruity aroma. Flavors of sweet fruit and slight bananna. Smooth. No bitterness. Enjoyable change of pace from other wheats. Would buy again. Slightly worth the coin.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Peaceful. Relaxing. Mellow. Cloudy cantaloupe color, bready, slightly sweet, kind of a citrus-glazed breakfast roll taste. I like it. It makes me smile.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Finally getting around to trying this one from Breckenridge again.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange body. Slightly chill hazed with some sediment visible. About a finger of thin bubbly white head that dies down. Some thin spotty lacing that doesn't really stick. Looks good for what it is.

S - A fairly plain grainy / wheaty, malty / yeasty aroma. A subtle sweetened citrusy effect going on from the agave. Grainy and malty above all else.

T - Taste follows the nose: creamy, grainy, wheaty, malty. Lightly sweet and fruity. The agave is noticeable when you really look for it. A standard wheat ale with some agave sweetness added.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & creamy. Easy-drinking, light-bodied, with good carbonation.

Overall, a standard inoffensive wheat ale from Breckenridge. Inoffensive and drinkable.

Breckenridge Agave Wheat -----3.5/5

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Photo of Boca-X
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden orange yellow sunburst, balanced with a cloudy, hazy body. Beautiful white head with rings of white lace dancing on the glass as I empty it's contents into my mouth. Very little nose. Lemon, sour biscuit up front, overly carbonated with an acidic slightly sweet finish. I use agave in a few recipes and it's sweet presence lingers on the finish but it is very underwhelming.

I'm very disappointed, I expected a much larger flavor relationship between the wheat and the agave and they both let me down. It looks much nicer than it drinks.

Clean and refreshing, a decent summer beer for a newbie but overall...yawn.

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Photo of CalebM
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: very pretty orange/yellow, small/medium head.

Smell: It even smells sweet! A good bit of wheat complimented by citrus. Exactly what you would expect.

Taste: I enjoyed this quite a bit--obviously, it's going to be compared to Blue Moon because of its wheat character and citrus. The agave gives it a sweetness that's on the border of being too much for me, but it's an easy-to-drink, straightforward wheat flavor.

Feel: Smooth, light way to fill your gut. It had a decent amount of carbonation, which kind of added to its upbeat feel. Low-ish alcohol content contributes here.

Overall: I like wheat, but this might be too sweet, which is perfect for after you eat and are in the mood for a treat. I did not miss the coriander found in Blue Moon! Give it a try if you don't mind sweeter beers.

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