Pecan Dream - Holy City Brewing
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.55/5 rDev -13.6%
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
09-22-2012 20:08:37 | More by brentk56
3.78/5 rDev -8%
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!
09-28-2012 22:28:28 | More by GossageBrewery
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
Picked up a growler from Bill's Liquors in Summerville, SC. The Holy City tap handle was marked "seasonal".
A very dark brown beer. And it's "brown brown". Not amber or red at all. The color of one of those barrel shaped root beer candies. The light brown head melts to a ring. I don't see much lacing. Almost none, actually.
Chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Really smooth and malty. I definately smell the pecans as the beer warms up. Kind of a woody smell.
More coffee in the flavor, also with nutty and grainy flavors. You can taste the pecans, but I don't know if I could pick it out if I didn't already know. I don't pick up much bitterness. The flavor is mainly sweet, but the grains give a little bit of a dryness.
Medium bodied mouthfeel. The carbonation seems just right. Dry finish. The dryness lingers around in the mouth.
This is a really good brown ale with complex flavors and aromas. Don't drink it really cold. You can pick up more of all the subtle flavors when the beer warms up some.
12-12-2011 23:26:58 | More by UnderPressure
4.13/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
02-14-2013 07:06:23 | More by BeerZack
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
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
11-09-2012 05:57:14 | More by dirtysanchez843
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
A: Had this one on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured in a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.
S: A very nutty aroma, with a good deal of malt as well.
T: Tasted of pecans (very, very overtly), malt, and a hint of coffee. The pecans definitely add a new and welcome dimension to the tired old American brown ale style. A lot more flavor than you'd expect.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, clean finish. Medium-bodied.
O: Definitely a different type of brown ale, but well worth your time.
12-16-2011 15:33:02 | More by avalon07
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
12-03-2012 23:27:47 | More by tgriff
Pecan Dream from Holy City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.