Founders Mas Agave

When I stopped at the beer store, the manager recommended this beer because he said it tasted exactly like a margarita. I’ve tried a few “cocktail beers” that have said that as well and completely missed the mark. Let’s see how this one was.

ABV: 10%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We love cocktails. Like, really love them. If you ask us, few are more refreshing than the tart and tangy margarita and our latest barrel-aged beer pays tribute to that perennial classic. We took an imperial gose brewed with agave, lime and sea salt and then aged it in tequila barrels for just the right amount of kick. Consider it a party in a bottle. Más Agave!”

Random: This is available from May through September, just in time for the hot weather.

This beer poured with a half a finger of thin, pure white head. It dissipated rapidly, but left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy reddish-orange with no visible carbonation due to the haziness. The nose was filled with everything that you would expect from a beer that marks itself as a homage to a margarita. It had agave, lime and a touch of salt. The taste had the same notes, lime, tequila, agave and had some coriander. I picked up salt as well, because what margarita beer would be complete without salt? There may have been a touch of caramel sweetness at the end from the barrel. The alcohol on this was undetectable and the body was light for the ABV with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish was quick with lime and salt. I loved this beer. It’s one of the few beers that sets out to imitate a cocktail and completely succeeds. I highly recommend this one.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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