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Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 906
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 12
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pecan Harvest Ale is made with real Louisiana pecans that have been toasted to perfection. That makes it something really special, because most beers with a nutty flavor or aroma aren’t made with real nuts. The natural oils from the Louisiana pecans give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: acrawf6 on 02-05-2007)
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

sigtau200ws, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

TheResidentialOP, Nov 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

jonathaniler, Oct 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

Yourneighborsdog, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far the best fall seasonal beer that I've ever had. It's a cross between a Nut brown ale and an Oktober fest. When I first saw it in the store I wasn't sure that it would be good brewed with Pecans but this is a very tasty brew. I just hope that start to make it year round.

stannard2, Oct 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

TwoForty, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of BeerNinja85
4.64/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

With notes of caramel and pecans this beer does not disappoint. As I drink it I imagine the pecans being added in the brewing process as I taste them. This is a great beer that will have your mouth wanting another. Abita has hit the nail on the head with this beer and I wish they sold it here in Wilson, NC.

BeerNinja85, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of WishYouWereBeer
4.63/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Upon pouring, this beer has a beautiful brown color and is topped with a good off-white colored head that turns to a light lacing throughout drinking it. On the nose you get a nice clean nutty pecan aroma that also come through in the taste. As well as the nuttiness of the pecan you get yeasts and crisp acid that would stand up well to some down home Creole or Cajun cookin'; and would probably lend its self very well to anything made with a black-as-night Creole roux and a dash of spice- like a flavorful Gumbo or Etouffee. This brew is perfectly balanced; enough sweet, enough bitter, with just the right about of nuttiness and great carbonation, boasting a medium body. I could see myself drinking a whole few six packs of these when they come out next year!

WishYouWereBeer, Nov 21, 2010
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4.55/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try this unique brew... $8.49 a sixpack at Bottle King in Hillsdale.

Served in a pint glass at fridge temperature.

Appearance- Pours a chill hazed golden amber with solid structure... the head subsides from a two-finger cap slowly to a thin mat. Lacing is not a big feature here.

Smell- Like a standard American Brown Ale, there is a prominant nutty, coffee-like aroma that entices the nose. I would have guessed hazelnuts, who would ever choose to brew with pecans? The malty nose is Autumn in my glass... superb balance olfactorally.

Taste- This beer is great on so many levels... the gentle nutty flavors and smooth, clean malts are so understated but in perfect balance. The late arrival of hop dryness right at the end is especially wonderful, capping and resetting the palate for the next go-around. A huge success for Abita.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Crisp and alive, becoming smoother and foamy as my glass reluctantly empties. This is an unbelievably rewarding tasting, as I have just discovered possibly the greatest session beer currently available in the U.S. today. This drinks so effortlessly, and it's got everything a great social beer should... probably a low ABV, a soft, round flavor profile, and exquisite balance with a dry finish. I *love* this beer.

yelterdow, Sep 28, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

eaddy-p, Dec 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

ZekemusMaximus, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

SquidVicious, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

hunkler, Jan 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

nu2world, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of acevenom
4.48/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours amber with an off-white head. The beer appears to be well-carbonated. The head retains very well. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. The pecan aroma comes through in the smell, adding a complementary subtle nuttiness to the sweet and bready malts. There's an earthy aroma present as well, which is a product of the Willamette hops. The flavor is of nutty pecan with the roasted malts up front. There's some mild sweetness in there from the caramel malt and some back end hop bitterness. The hops bring some of those earthy flavors I picked up in the nose. The body is light to medium with strong carbonation. The beer is smooth with high drinkability. This is an excellent beer.

acevenom, Oct 23, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abita Pecan Harvest Ale has a medium, creamy, cream-colored head, prominent lacing, and a clear, bubbly, amber appearance. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malts, wood, and some mustiness. Taste is of the same, with a slight hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and semi-soft, and Abita Pecan Harvest Ale finished mostly dry, refreshing, and very drinkable. This is excellent.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 21, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fantastic ruby red color and covered in with a great head.
S: Slight malt hop aroma dominated by a great roasted pecan scent.
T: This is a fantastic beer for its originality and bringing an different nut to the brown ale. Good malt flavor coupled with a slight hp flavor. It has undertones of that wonderful roasted pecan flavor that I havent seen before. Very sweet and balanced beer.
D/M: Crisp light and flavorful with a good carbonation.

pzrhsau, Nov 30, 2010
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4.36/5  rDev +30.9%

ShutdownKings, Oct 10, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, sampled 13 Oct 09

A: It looks like an American IPA in my glass: brown ale? Hardly. But, I'm not rating on style. It looks pretty. Orange, glimmery, hazy.

S: This smells wonderful: rich, malty, and hoppy. Strong notes of artisan toast, stuffing, and pralines.

T: This is quite nice. Not too rich at all; not overtly nutty, just pleasantly so. This would make a great autumn session beer: I could have a few of these and not tire of it (I think). Wonderful nutty note, as anticipated, and it doesn't crowd out the other aspects that are going on.

M: Smooth all the way. Slightly watery finish, but it's easy-going.

D: Abita makes a great product, and this one is no exception. Try with good cheeses, Roux soups, game, duck, or Thanksgiving dinner!

drperm, Oct 13, 2009
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4.3/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Light brown or deep honey color, very clear with a nice off white frothy head, and nice sticky lacing.

S- chocolate, caramel, malty, hazelnut, and a little earthy

T- medium upfront bitterness, dry malty finish, and somewhat of a tea-like quality

M- medium body and very smooth

D-Extremely drinkable, goes down easy

aeminter, Mar 03, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

apartin, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Dapperticus, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

bf7, Sep 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

hollywood_15063, Nov 29, 2012
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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.