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Pecan Brown Ale - Ferguson Brewing Company

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Pecan Brown Ale
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ferguson Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This American Style Brown Ale is brewed with pecans directly added to the mash. That, and six different malts is what gives this ale its distinctive nutty malty flavor.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: Tone on 05-25-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Schlafly33, May 10, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark brown body with a 1/2" of off white head. Slight and spotty lacing.

Smells nutty as hell. Obviously, pecans. Light brown sugar aroma.

Clearly pecan flavor. There's a faint sweetness that has an aspartame aftertaste.

Light body, active carbonation.

A fine beer, but nothing special. It's overly nutty, even for a brown ale.

Vonerichs, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of kkoz
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance & Aroma: It was dark brown in color and appeared to be slightly hazy. There was a thin, creamy, white head on it, that left some pretty good lacing on the glass. There was a nutty and caramel malt aroma to it.

Taste & Feel: The mouthfeel was smooth and the body was light-medium. There was a good dose of nuttiness and caramel maltiness in the middle. In the finish, the pecan flavor came through a bit more along with a slight bit of earthy bitterness.

Food Pairing: An obvious choice to pair this beer would be pecan pie, as the beer would match the flavors quite nicely. However, I think the nutty and caramel flavors would also go well with BBQ, or even to help cool down or add some sweetness to something like spicy pad thai.

Overall Impression: It was hard not to try to compare this with Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown I had a couple of weeks ago. While the intensity of the nuttiness was not as strong, I found it to be a more drinkable beer. I enjoyed the nutty and sweet caramel malt flavors and thought, overall, that it was a pretty good beer.

kkoz, Aug 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Lisicjm, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Hellblazer, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JohnK17, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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hopmashian, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of soju6
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Served a clear brown color with a good head that fades slowly with good lacing.

S: Trace of sweetness mixed in with a nut and grain aroma.

T: Has a mild sweetness with trace of nut and a nice bitterness.

F: Smooth and refreshing. Fairly light body that seems well balanced.

D: Very enjoyable, much better than I expected. Good for more than one. Well worth a try.

soju6, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, slight nut, and slight grain. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight nut, yeast, and slight earthy malt. Overall, cloyingly sweet, and not strong in body.

Tone, May 25, 2010
Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was served this American Brown Ale on tap in a pint glass. This ale poured a clear brown color and it produced a decent head. The head had poor retention and left minimal amount of lacing. The aroma mostly malt but did have some slight nut aroma. The taste was slightly sweet, with very small trades of nuts but i can't say i could distinguish that it was Pecan. Overall the beer was light in body, smooth and easy to drink. Average.

GossageBrewery, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of DCon
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the iTap House in Chesterfield, MO. This was on tap for the last 2 weeks and after going to the Microfest in Forest Park, I decided to have this one as well. Poured into a clear Pint glass, has 4.9% written on their wooden signs, and enjoyed only 1.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger, white head with a amber/dark brown color. It had GREAT retention but left minimal lacing.

Smell- Nice aroma! Has a nice cinnamon/pecan roll aroma! Almost like being at Stuckey's with the family in Tennessee. Has nice yeast and mild tobacco smell.

Taste- Huge brown ale taste! Nice roast, has great flavor but the pecan taste isn't introduced until the end of the drink. Its great but wish it was as profound as the aroma... I'm finishing each gulp of this so fast I can hardly give any thought or review on each category. Nice!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium bodied, Small carbonation, and has a great smooth drink. Nothing much left on the palate and thats just how I want it to be with a Brown Ale.

Overall- One of the best drinkable Brown Ales I've had in a long time! Ready to have another, but... its closing time here. Great beer for Ferguson. They have had some awesome beers so far. Ready for more! Bring it on!!!

DCon, May 10, 2011
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Rosiex7, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

moarmare, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ggourde, Jun 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

BraveGator, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i like when beers with nuts dont try to be dessert, and this one doesnt. its not all sweet and caramely and trying to be a pie. its a brown ale at its base, and the base beer is pretty average. its thin, lacking deep rich chocolate malt character, and certainly weak in carbonation. looks more like an amber ale almost than a brown, but what is impressive here is the use of nuts. im not sure if mashing with them is standard or not, but they really come through in the flavor of the beer, especially in the finish, where i expect the chocolate malt to be. the nuttiness is pronounced, its earthy and neutral in feel but a little sweet on the tongue. its longer lasting than the grain flavors too, so it comes really exposed in a good way on the finish. i think the base beer could be improved. its almost watery in body, but the use of nuts and the way the flavor comes through is quite impressive and delicious. not the best beer in the traditional sense, but a cool technique has proved useful. i always admire that.

StonedTrippin, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Zcorechris, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas present for my dad this year that I got to try.

Poured a medium brown. Hazy body, with about a 1.5 finger head that retained well, and laced tremendously. Smelled mainly nutty and sweet. Taste was of caramel and other sweet malts. Nut flavor enters towards the middle to end, and is primarily pecan, but maybe a touch of hazelnut in there. Mouthfeel was just medium with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall, I don't like pecans that much, but this was a very drinkable beer.

boilermakerbrew, Dec 26, 2011
Pecan Brown Ale from Ferguson Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.