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Pecan Dream - Holy City Brewing

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Pecan Dream
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89
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Holy City Brewing visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
We don’t blame you if you don’t believe us, but this beer was born in a dream. Sean arrived at the brewery one day, having woken from a dream where we brewed two beers. One was made with boiled peanuts, and the other with pecans. For logistical reasons, among others, we decided we had to make with ones with pecans. After sourcing 150 lbs of them, we split them up amongst ourselves, roasting every last nut in our respective home ovens. 5 pounds of those home-roasted pecans were added per barrel of this American brown ale, imparting a great nutty nose that presents itself more as the beer warms up.

Feel free to consult your psychology textbooks for “dreams about nuts” at this point.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: UnderPressure on 12-12-2011)
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Had this at Husk in Charleston. I'm a brown ale fan and enjoyed the huge sweet nutty flavor up front. The smell was outstanding. It had depth with coffee and pecan followed by the traditional brown ale scents as it warmed. I'm sorry I can't get this is Brooklyn as its a great fall treat.

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown ale with light head that rises when swirled. Smells of nuts, toffee and chocolate malt balls. Taste is maybe not quite as complex, but still good. Lots of nutty and almost butter pecan syrup notes in the flavor. The finish is just a little boring. Its not quite sticky and its not quite dry, but there is no real lingering flavor besides an impression of sweetness.

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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It is darker than most brown ales that I have tried , but not as dark as a porter. Head was a thick, tan color. I didn't notice much lacing on the glass as the head collapsed.

S: At first, nothing but typical maltiness of beer. As the beer warmed, I could smell the nuts.

T: Nice nutty flavor overall, even when the beer was cold. There seemed to be some vanilla notes in there too. The pecan flavor profile was more distinct as the beer warmed up. If you want the full flavor, drink this beer after it has warmed up a bit.

M: good, full bodied.

Overall, I enjoyed this beer very much. I you like nut flavored beers, you will probably like this one.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From growler-

Appearance- dark with almost porter look,thin vanilla colored head

smell- slight smell of pecans,sweet with smell of traditional porter

taste- first strong sweet taste rich with bold flavor then nutty flavor of pecan on back then mellow

overall a great porter with slight nutty taste and smell. nothing that over powers anything that leaves a lingering taste of both sweet and bitter

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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the brewery, poured a dark brown color, produced a thick tan head, excellent retention and lacing on the glass. The aroma of this Brown Ale consisted of roasted malt, and nuts. (dare I say Pecans?) Medium in body, this beer had a foundation of roasted malt, coffee and Pecans! One of the first ales that use pecans that I can say, actually tasted like a pecan! Outside the box take on a Brown Ale but that is why it's and American Brown Ale instead of a classic Brittish Brown Ale! Excellent session beer- If you get the chance, check this one out!

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3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A cola brown color presents, without much of either head or lacing

Smell: Brown bread, with hints of chocolate and coffee; not picking up the pecans

Taste: Brown bread, with the chocolate and coffee flavors and nutty character that develops by mid-palate; a little grainy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I was looking for a bit more pecan flavor; as it was, this tasted more like a middle of the road brown

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Pecan Dream from Holy City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.