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Agave Cerveza | Flying Dog Brewery

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Agave CervezaAgave Cerveza

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flaked maize makes up one third of the malt bill and highlights the distinctive corn and cracker flavor typically found in Mexican lagers. The agave and lime peel impart a distinctively zesty character and a crisp, clean finish. If sticking a lime in it is how you like it, go right ahead.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by RHB33:
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pale golden yellow hue, very clear with some bubbles racing to the top. Sizable head drops down a curtain of lacing. Lime zest, exotic fruit, and crackers in the nose. Solid crispness, lighter body. Clean throughout, good use of lime. Earthy and mildly sweet from the agave. Clean graininess with a modest hopping let the "extreme" flavors show off more than enough. Actually pretty good, certainly could have another.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Jeffreysan
1.58/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, golden, yellow color with a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer. Looks like a MBC beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department at all. In fact, I don’t get anything what-so-ever.

Taste: Not much in the taste either. Some toasted malt, corn or rice adjuct-like flavors and a touch of lime, but not a lot of any of them for any of them to stand out. Dissappointing in that there is not much flavor at all. Doesn’t taste bad, doesn’t taste good, pretty much doesn’t taste at all.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin-bodied and creamy as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 4.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a tasteless, unoffensive beer, that can only have been brewed for BMC fans, and only for BMC fans. It begs the question of why waste ingredients, resources and kettle time to brew such a bland, non-descript, waste of a beer? A seriously epic fail on all fronts Flying Dog. I expected much better from you…

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Photo of HBC431
4.17/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbsaur
3.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of arthurbdavis
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (302A14)

A: Very light blonde colored with the tiniest color, no lacing and no head.

S: Light, and smells like Corona with some lime zest.

T: Reminds me of Corona with some nice lime in it. Nothing exciting here and I'm surprised they made something like this. Lots of lime zest in here.

M: Rough with hard carbonation.

O: Different, especially for Flying Dog. Wish I had gotten to try their Ginger Beer though. Just not for me.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of sneth019
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of Rukasu
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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

Photo of fourstringer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Becker glass. Moderate hand. No clear date, but label is stamped 304A14.

A: 3.5 Pale yellow body with great clarity. 1.5 fingers of coarse, soapy white head. Below average retention. No lacing.

S: 3.5 Sweet grain - some corn, grass, hay. Noble-type hops with some lightly floral notes. Lime. Honey.

T: 3.5 Sweet, augmented-type grain bill opens with a gradual escalation of mild hop bitterness. Lime essence and slight tang arise about midway and carries through a semi-dry finish. Lime and faint hop linger in the aftertaste.

M: 3.25 Prickly moderate to high carbonation. Light to moderate body. Feels like a standard domestic/Mexicano import.

O: 3.75 Reminiscent of Bud Light Lime. Well, maybe Bud Lime, which doesn't exist. There's a touch of extra hops, but certainly not a lot. I gave this a bump, because it's an admittedly augmented lager and is those go, it's fairly good.


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

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass, sure why not...

Bright lemon yellow, and very straw and pale. Good amount of pin head cola sized carbonation, with some gaps in the rising bubbles. Head is briefly shocking white and two fingers tall, with a soapy appearance. Disappears to a fine soapy collar quite quickly.

The aroma is kind of interesting but at the same time odd. Sweet hints of grass, and herbs. Some spicy notes but not in the hop variety. Not much malt presence going on here either, but it comes off kind of unique no question.

Palate seems to be hinting at the spice angle. Very light bodied malt, if almost going to adjuct character. Strange sticky sweetness on this, no doubt from the agave. A popping corn crunch on the palate with a sweet spice to match and syrup light sticky quality.

Overall kind of a fun brew, but not one that I'd probably gravitate towards having again. The agave does add a good amount of interesting qualities and flavors though.

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Photo of Makea
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Walleybeer
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of Cook82
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a pilsner or adjunct in color however the head is much, much better than any adjunct lager I've ever seen. Decent carbonation and retention as well.

Smell is very sweet bread, grass with a touch of rotten egg sulfur. Not enough to be bad but slightly noticeable.

Taste - Holy crap, this may be the best tasting American Adjunct Lager ever. Nice and malty with a sweet hint and then a crisp finish. Smooth and not dry at all in finish but quite thirst quenching and refreshing.

Overall - Based on the name, this is clearly an attempt by a craft brewer to crush the Mexican adjunct water beers. IMO Flying Dog has succeeded. Hopefully this will be carried at most Mexican restaurants as I'd take this over Corona or Sol any day.

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Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Agave Cerveza from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 75 ratings