Agave Wheat | Breckenridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,069
Reviews:
259
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
15.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,069 |  Reviews: 259
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: single finger head with decent retention and lacing on a hazy bright gold body with a slight crimson hue.

S: wheat and grain with subtle sweetness. little else.

T: mostly grain and wheat backbone up front which quickly moves to a very clean, mildly sour dark fruit finish however the flavor is in determinant as to the exact fruit.

M: light body and moderate to high carbonation. crisp.

Overall: drinkable but much is left to be desired. many in this genre over "fruit" the beers whereas this one doesn't have a distinct enough fruit presence.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Breckenridge in Denver, CO.

Pours a murky light yellow color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that fades to nothing. Random spots of lace dot the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat and some fruitiness (from the agave I would imagine). Taste is the same as the smell with a pretty good fruity taste coming through. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall this is a pretty good beer for what it is but I am not too sure I would drink this one very often.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4/5  rDev +18%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are aromas of wheat in the nose along with notes of sourness and hints of citrus and spices.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some notes of initial sweetness. Flavors of agave are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer goes down very easily and has some refreshing properties.

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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Welcome to Kentucky Agave Wheat. And just in time to meet the heat of the summer, it should go over well. A firm wheat base malt is evident throughout the beer giving low bananna, clove, or bubblegum notes. Instead, an estery apple, lemon, berry, and pear mix gives the beer a refreshing, fruity taste. The lemon notes are complemented well by the agave flavors-- not so much tequilla, but a crisp, acidic, citric, vegitable/fruit character that stands out well without dominating the beer. The base beer is substantially better than most American wheats, but doesn't try to become too rich with breadiness or creaminess. Refreshing, minty, citrus flavors in the finish. A very nice summery beer.

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3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16oz glass at Aviator's sports bar in Hall B of Denver International, during layover hell and, coincidentally, the Broncos game that I've been hearing about all week.

This beer appears a cloudy, medium apricot amber hue, with one thick finger of puffy and frothy off-white head, which leaves some dense snow rime lace around the glass after exhibiting some stellar retention.

It smells of bready, doughy wheat malt, orange rind, soft coriander, earthy yeast, and a mild hard water flintiness. The taste is gritty, grainy wheat, a bit of caramel, softer orange and white grapefruit peel, a simple syrup sweetness, mildly sour yeast, and muddled earthy spices.

The carbonation is mild, and gently lilting, with no real fizz, the body a rounded medium weight, quite smooth, and a touch creamy. It finishes off-dry, with a general sweet fruitiness.

A fairly tasty, well-made wheat beer, full-flavoured, and not too sweet. I guess the agave adjunct is more about helping the body out, or something, if I recall the Breckenridge episode I just watched on repeat for the past 4 days at GABF.

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Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a fluffy head that is just a bit underwhelming for a wheat beer; leaves some lace but not a lot

Smell: Bananas and sweet lime curd

Taste: Bready, at first, and then gets rather sweet; surprisingly, it then moves in a sour lime direction at mid-palate; after the swallow, it becomes very sweet in a vaguely lime pudding-like direction, although the sour undertones persist

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Drinkability: If only this didn't get so sweet, it would have been much more enjoyable; interesting and unique, just could have benefitted from better execution

Thanks, brewjones

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Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a pale yellow color with a two-fnger, white, foamy/bubbly head. Not much lace.

S - It smelled of wheat and a musty aroma - I guess from the agave.

T - It tasted fruity and sweet with a good balance of wheat and yeast. It did taste a little tequilla-ish.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is pretty good for a wheat beer with flavor added. The agave is not overpowering and adds a nice touch of something different.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/4/2015. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness and light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, wheat, biscuit, honey, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. very nice robustness and balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earty yeast flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a damn nice pale wheat ale style. All around great robustness and balance of bready malt, agave, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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 nickfl
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of white foam on top of a hazy, dark golden body. The head settles rapidly and leaves very little lace.

S - A floral aroma of honey and tart wheat.

T - Earthy wheat up front, some light honey and herbal hops in the middle. Finishes with light tartness, some floral notes, and a lingering earthy hop flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Nothing special, the agave adds some light floral and honey touches to the flavor profile that make it slightly more interesting than an average American wheat beer, but thats not saying much. Drinkable, but unremarkable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy yellow-gold beneath a creamy white head that holds well and leaves more than ample lacing.

Smell: Unique. Sweetish, but soft. Slightly honey-ish. Mildly wheaty. And fruity... perhaps apple and soft citrus, even melon. I guess that's the agave. Interesting.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma, with a bit more lime-like citrus flavor and acidity. It's sweet, but also somewhat tart, and perhaps I'm imagining it, but also a little salty. Overall it's very balanced though. The bitterness is kept in check, and although it's always present, even into the salty finish, it never really steps out.

Mouthfeel: Medium with a dextrinous side and a lightly zesty carbonation that foams up as it warms.

Drinkability: I could drink a few of these. I might not make it past three, but I'd probably think I would like to during the first one, and possibly into the second. That may be because it's kind of odd and compelling (which interests me), but it's at least also a little bit because it's kind of refreshing. The finish is dry, and also kind of salty. It makes me thirsty for more.

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Photo of jlindros
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light fizzy head that fades quickly for what little is there to begin with, over hazy orange yellow color.

Nose has mostly wheat aromas, some light citrus and spices, also a bit of a cheap macro extract aroma, not quite skunk but just a cheap extract, hard to explain more. Another sweet nectar like aroma that I can only attribute to the agave.

Taste continues where the nose left off, cheap extract almost skunked like flavor, typically from mass produced beers. Some wheats are there as well, a bit of citrus and spices, a bit thick and gritty for a wheat beer as well almost gelatinous, again slight sweet nectar flavor that I can only assume is the agave but no real "tequila" like taste what-so-ever. Although there is a slight peppermint later on the finish, which also remains sticky and semi sweet, bit of lingering wheats and citrus.

Mouth is sticky and a bit icky, gelatinous, gritty, just weird, and decent carbonation.

overall not impressed at all, some wheat flavors there, but a bit of an unpleasant mass produced off flavor, and the mouth is just weird and unpleasant.

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3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 9/5/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a murky gold color, with a thin white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, citrus and agave fruit with a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of agave and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from flavors of wheat and a thin malt character. The hops presence is very mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several others that I would pick first.

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