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Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Pecan Harvest AlePecan Harvest Ale

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Ratings: 763
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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 +49.7%

11-19-2011 17:00:56 | More by sigtau200ws
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

11-15-2013 14:34:41 | More by TheResidentialOP
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

10-20-2012 10:45:20 | More by jonathaniler
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

12-13-2011 07:12:57 | More by Yourneighborsdog
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New York

5/5  rDev +49.7%

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.

10-14-2013 02:04:35 | More by stannard2
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

03-04-2013 21:43:10 | More by TwoForty
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North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +38.9%

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.

09-02-2013 19:09:47 | More by BeerNinja85
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District of Columbia

4.63/5  rDev +38.6%

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!

11-21-2010 05:52:35 | More by WishYouWereBeer
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New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +36.2%

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.

09-28-2007 04:02:39 | More by yelterdow
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

12-22-2012 21:12:57 | More by eaddy-p
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

02-19-2012 06:31:33 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

12-18-2011 00:56:27 | More by SquidVicious
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

01-08-2013 00:57:12 | More by hunkler
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

01-22-2012 04:24:00 | More by nu2world
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4.48/5  rDev +34.1%

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.

10-23-2012 00:23:04 | More by acevenom
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4.38/5  rDev +31.1%

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.


10-21-2012 15:24:45 | More by RonaldTheriot
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District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +31.1%

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.

11-30-2010 03:39:01 | More by pzrhsau
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4.33/5  rDev +29.6%

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!

10-13-2009 21:53:00 | More by drperm
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4.3/5  rDev +28.7%

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

03-03-2009 03:38:05 | More by aeminter
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

07-21-2012 00:57:31 | More by GiantMidget
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

01-12-2013 02:48:31 | More by Dapperticus
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

09-22-2013 02:56:39 | More by bf7
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

11-29-2012 04:59:01 | More by hollywood_15063
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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

04-27-2012 01:50:38 | More by olbubba
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4.22/5  rDev +26.3%

Twist-off bottle:

Pours caramel-hued amber with a big, fluffy off-white head that thins to a lasting cover.

The smell is of some caramel, bready notes and nuts. I was going to score the aroma slightly lower, but as it progresses, it smells like a praline beer - soft, but nice.

The taste is of caramel, lightly spiced bread and pecans. Tastes like a praline (which I happen to love) with enough "beer" taste to make it a wonderful treat. Balanced, lingering finish.

Light-bodied, and I can see some reviewers detracting it for that. However, it doesn't fall apart and from what I read on the label that was the goal. The praline taste lingers.

A light-bodied, refreshing brew that achieves it's goal of a pecan brew remarkably well! Fresh pecans with a bittersweet backing. Unique - nice to see a well-beer made with local character!

10-06-2007 21:09:39 | More by jwc215
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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
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