Agave Wheat | Breckenridge Brewery

Agave WheatAgave Wheat
1,073 Ratings
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.

Added by tgbljb on 01-24-2008

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Photo of Sabre311
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dark gold color. Impressive head; lasts a long time and leaves a near complete blanket of lace on the glass.

Smells like toasted wheat bread--that's not a metaphor, it really does. There's also a mild medicinal smell that detracts. I don't detect any "wheat" that I typically smell with this style.

Better wheat presence in the taste. Comes across as a corn based cereal. Short lived aftertaste with a mild hop bitterness. High carbonation but also a high body.

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Photo of Broman
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pale orange beer under a millimeter of head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Some citrus tones mostly. Virtually no aroma beyond the citrus. Maybe a hint of blandness if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel- Slight carbonation bite gives way quickly to a medium body liquid that stays fresh seemingly forever on the palet.

Taste- A few things going on here. Some citrus, mango, a hint of sour taste. The flavors seem afraid to come forward, then just as quickly disappear with little taste left on the palet.

Overall- Better than average, but not really worth a second one.

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Photo of mocktm
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into pint, dig the skull logo with the sombrero.

Pours a straw yellow with a bit of a hazy nature. Mundane chalk white head forms, then quickly rescinds leaving next to nothing in the lacing department.

Nose gives off aromas almost like tequila with some wheat and light fruit accents. Pretty unique...

A strange sweet and sour sensation overtakes my palate immediately, I guess that's the agave? Lemon citrus and honey undertones accompany the wheat in the finish. Pretty well balanced, although a bit funky.

Mouthfeel is reasonably light and appropriate for this type of beer. Enjoyable summer brew despite lack of carbonation.

Definitely interesting, although I'd say a bit of a novelty. I probably won't ever buy it again, but its certainly worth a try.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of craigbelly
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jefe76
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Beginner2
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I bought this as I just returned from Mexico City and had more tequila than I should have.
But I can say this: agave is better distilled than brewed.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is an interesting flavor to put into a wheat beer. I'm not a big wheat guy, but I liked the attempt to do something different. Nice change from the typical wheats, but not one that made me like the style any more.

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Photo of mbratt93
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Blue moon without the nasty after taste. So basically just a better blue moon.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a flat orange with a fair clarity. The head was slight, eggshell white in color, and a bit soapy, failing to hold long. Inside was a good show of micro-fizz carbonation, medium dense, that rose at a moderate rate. Weak holding lace was nothing to behold, a sparse broken ring.

S: Semi-dry oranges, with a dry sourness lurks deep beneath the mono-tone nose that was hard to pick up on and distinguish on in individual basis.

T: For flavor spritzy oranges with both a sweet and sour quality comes about with a recognizable wheaty palate. Fleshy berry and cypress with a hint of semi-dry lemon pulp and green leafy hopping best sums up the rest of this drink.

M: Good level of carbonation, light bodied, lively on the hold. Not particularly crisp, but bubbly wit a slick and slippery texture.

D: Good level of drinkability, non-discriminatory and easy to down, probably fair well as a summer drink. A typical American wheat beer? not really, comes off as a tweener or intro for style for the light craft drinker.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a hazy orange gold color with a fluffy white head on top. The head leaves a touch of lacing on the glass but nothing too exciting. The smell of the beer is sweet, it's got a nice minimal fruitiness to it balanced with the wheat in there too. The taste of the beer isn't too strong with the Agave, it's very subtle and tastes pretty refreshing regardless. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth much like a typical wheat beer. Overall this brew isn't too bad. I think it's worth trying but probably won't knock your socks off.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a thick cloudy yellow color into a frosty pint glass with a 2 inch white head. smells yeasty, and is very visibly unfiltered. also some bitter hops in there and wheat malts. flavor is refreshing, mildly fruity, and you can definitely taste agave, which by itself is a rather difficult to describe, mildly sweet, lush plant. feel is too thick for this beer, too full bodied to be a good summer beer, but good carbonation keeps it fairly easy drinking. my pour was perhaps toward the bottom of the keg, because it was much thicker and more cloudy than the bottles of this that ive had. either way, a creative take on a wheat beer, just not my favorite breckenridge product.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
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 teromous
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw yellow in color, hazy, with a fairly large white head. Loads and loads of carbonation. The side of the glass has lots of carbonation bubbles stuck to it, and the beer looks like an upside-down waterfall of CO2 bubbles. Not much lacing, just some small patches of bubbles.

S: I get some fruity scents that smell mostly like oranges. It's very faint.

T: The thing that pops out the most is what I would surmise is agave. It's a fruit-like flavor that is slightly sharp then mellows out. The wheat follows up in the aftertaste. The fruit flavor quickly becomes forgettable while drinking and fades away in the palate, leaving a mediocre wheat beer in its place.

M: The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and creamy, with a brightness of carbonation. It is filling and refreshing.

O: Overall I thought it was a pretty good beer, but nothing to jump up and take notice of. I would have preferred a stronger wheat beer with a more robust wheat flavor to compliment the agave character. I probably wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of claytri
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I ran across this in the Denver airport, so it was a pleasant surprise.

The beer poured a cloudy light gold with a bright white head. The aroma was a very light malt. The taste was sweet malt, which was faintly muted which could be the effect of the agave. The feel was heavy and creamy, not what you expect from a wheat beer, but again I figure this is the agave talking. I found it to be an enjoyable beer, and was glad I ran across it.

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Photo of MayLattimore
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Typical looking wheat beer with a white head. Somewhat lemony in the smell department. Hard to place. I wasn't expecting to be blown away with another wheat beer. But, this one did the job. I'm not exactly sure what the agave is supposed to taste like. It had a dry wheat mouthfeel. Very drinkable, your basic wheat with a slight twist.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft in a chilled pint glass.
L- Cloudy, light orange. Decent bit of head but my pour had no lacing (could be the chilled glass?)
S- Sweet wheat and citrus.
T- I found this to be very sweet, it is close to being too sweet for me (similar to blue moon) however it was still very enjoyable. Beside the sweetness, which I assume is from the agave, there is a soft wheat, grainy and bready quality. This helps to smooth out the initial sweetness. There is also a hint of citrus (eventually aided by dropping in my orange garnish)
F- low carbonation, which makes it smooth and creamy, medium body which I think is also aided by the wheat and the agave nectar.
O- Not too much going on here. I think the Agave overshadows any other subtleties that would have come out and it is one of those beer that is aided by dropping the garnish in, however that isn't a huge knock. It knows what it is. An easy drinking, low ABV wheat beer and it fills that role alright.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades quickly leaving some lace. hazy light amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Light lemon and wheat nose and flavor is lemon with some agave sweetness. $2.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA

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Photo of monique
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

God Bless Max's Taphouse in Baltimore!

If looks could deceive...

Nice smell & the taste is out of this world. Loved the orange with it.
Nothing like Blue Moon - flavor stays with you. A little hoppy but after a few dull beers - refreshing.

Would pair well with a beef or chicken burger or after a few dull beers. Not a beer to start off with...

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Agave Wheat from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 1,073 ratings
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