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Review of Breckenridge Agave Wheat

16 Nov
Hello again guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Agave Wheat produced by the Breckenridge Brewery located in Denver, Colorado.

We all know about Breckenridge Brewery, so let’s just go ahead and jump to the website, breckbrew.com, and see what they have to say about this particular brew.

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.

It’s been awhile since I last had this brew, so let’s get it in the glass and give it another taste.

This beer came in a 12 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 4.2%.

It poured a very hazy, golden/orange color.  The crown was super white with a soapy texture.  The size was decent enough, however the retention time was only so-so.  The lacing didn’t look too bad though.  It clung to the glass fairly well.

At first, the nose released some lemon citrus.  It was quickly followed by sturdy hints of wheat and bread.  I also got some type of musty vegetable smell.  Maybe that was the Agave or something.  I’m not for sure about that.  I also found a bit of spicy coriander and a light “melon” rind that reminded me a bit of cantaloupe.

The taste released a solid dose of the bread and wheat characteristics.  Again, I found some sort of vegetable/fruit rind indication.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.  I didn’t find any of the lemon citrus that I found in the bouquet either.  Oh well.  I tasted more of the spicy coriander and even a bit of pepper, of which added a tad more complexity.  I even detected the slightest bit of orange at the back end.

The mouthfeel was medium to medium/thin.  Very smooth, crisp, refreshing and thirst quenching.  The carbonation was decent, although the consistency was a tad bit watery.  The flavor seemed to vanish fairly quick from the palate after each sip.

Well.  This beer was just “ok” for me.  I was struggling a bit with the vegetable taste and smell.  It just wasn’t all that inviting to me.  That’s not saying the beer was bad or anything like that because the drinkability of this brew was very good and I finished the bottle with relative ease.  I definitely think this brew would be well suited for the warmer weather of Spring and Summer.  Don’t take my word for it…. try the Breckenridge Agave Wheat for yourself and see what you think.  It may very well be the refresher you’ve been looking for.  Have you guys had this beer before?  What was your opinion?  Good?  Bad?  Indifferent?  Feel free to leave a comment and tell me all about it.

Thanks for reading everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.2 out of 5
Grade:  C+

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Posted by on November 16, 2012 in Breckenridge, Country: USA

 

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