So I had an emergency where I ran out of almond milk and decided to walk the block and a half to the local grocery store instead of getting in the car and heading to the giant chain grocery store that I always end up buying too much crap at because I feel the need to make the trip worth it since I had to get in the car and all… Anyway…while visiting my locally owned and operated local market I successfully located my beloved almond milk, which is conveniently located next to the beer at this particular market. What? Two of my favorite things in the same aisle?! *Note – wine and cheese are also in this aisle. So four of my favorite things in the same aisle.
As I was looking over the beer selection and talking myself out of buying a 6-pack I spotted something I had never seen before: Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale. Wait what? Beer? Made with agave nectar? Well when you put it that way…
The description on the bottle also made it sound beyond enticing:
Inspired by our brewmaster’s travels through Mexico, our Agave Nectar Ale is crafted with agave nectar and white wheat for a subtle sweetness and a smooth, crisp finish. It’s like a little shade in a bottle. 5.6% ABV
I mean, how do you say no to that? So I when I got home from my grueling trek to obtain almond milk, all 15 minutes round trip, I cracked open a perfectly chilled Agave Nectar Ale. I love wheat beers. I really love wheat beers. I’m a Hefeweizen kind of girl. Take one of my favorite beer styles and add a splash of natural agave sweetness and you have the sweet nectar of the gods. I’m typically not big on beer with anything sweet going on. I like my beer beer flavored. This though, this had the perfect hint of sweetness. I would describe this as drinking a chilly desert or beach night after a sweltering hot day. This would be ideal to drink while sitting in my backyard with a fire going and a couple of good friends.
Now that I have come up with my beer rating scale, on a scale of “I wouldn’t even serve this at a frat party” to “I would take this over a 25 year old scotch,” I would rate this as a “I could use this beer as a pick up line and never have to utter a single word. It’s just that smooth.”
Final Grade: A+