Agave Wheat

Colorado
United States
Agave Wheat
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Nectar of the beer gods.

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.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
19
Served at: 
40˚ to 45˚
Hops: 
Cascade, Wilamette
Malts: 
Pale, White Wheat, Torrified Wheat, Carapils, Caramel, Munich
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

For almost 25 years, Colorado’s Breckenridge Brewing has provided thirsty devotees with an ever-growing repertoire of characterful, occasionally quirky beers – including Agave Wheat. Another session strength brew in this issue, Agave Wheat just barely tops 4 percent ABV with just enough bitterness to tame the underlying malty sweetness. Swirling with notes of freshly baked bread, tart lemon zest, and the faintest whiff of alcohol, the aroma is unmistakably American Wheat Ale. Diving a bit deeper, Tom found traces of lavender among the cracker-like malt and tart wheat tang, noting the overall effect as “suggesting the coming of Spring.” As expected, this beer shows a pale golden countenance, shot through with milky white flecks. The prodigious, meringue-like head collapses quickly, leaving a small collar of foam in its wake. No real “agave” flavors put in an appearance, but there is a lingering sugary sweetness lurking beneath the prominent lemony tartness. Tim detected hints of mango and a light background “citric, lemon-lime hop flavor,” lauding the brewer’s “skillful balancing of sweet, tart, and sour.” Conversely, Pete lasered in on the “grainy, slightly toasted” malt, and felt the beer would benefit from a touch more bitterness. Like Tim, he founds notes of mango, but drilled down and discovered a “Sweet Tart-like” flavor to balance the sweetness. Eminently drinkable and chock full of flavor, Tim and Pete both deemed this a superb summer quencher.

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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