Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by zoso1967:
4.05/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer pours a very rich bronze amber color and has a fluffy parchment head. The head has pretty good retention and leaves tons of lace. It does not really look like the brown ale I was expecting, but I think this may be a beer that is hard to categorize.
This beer smells a lot more like a brown, and a British one at that. It is slightly sweet with a nice toasted and nutty aroma, as well as some buttery notes. The butteryness reminds me of Ringwood yeast, though it is not as pronounced as beers brewed with that strain usual tend to be.
The flavor is pretty good, with a nice balance between some sweet toffee malt character, lightly toasted nuttiness, some buttery notes and a hint of buttermilk biscuit. It has no hop character that I can discern, and is well balanced between sweet and dry. The flavors are surprisingly refreshing.
The mouthfeel is medium with a pretty high amount of carbonation. Despite perhaps being a bit over carbonated, this beer manages to maintain a decent amount of smoothness, and the finish is balanced and enjoyable.
This is an extremely drinkable beer and I found it to be quite refreshing and thirst quenching. The pecans seem to add a nice toasted and nutty quality without the need of darker malts that would also add roasted and chocolate notes. This is a pretty interesting beer and a nice fall offering.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2010 22:20:00 | More by zoso1967
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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
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