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Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Pecan Harvest AlePecan Harvest Ale

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 87 | 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:
Beer added by: acrawf6 on 02-05-2007

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
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Ratings: 943 | Reviews: 379
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2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is two fingers high, with a pale yellow shade. Retention is quite good, and the texture is beautifully fluffy. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass. (4)

Smell: I'll give Abita credit, pecan comes through quite well. It's backed by a pleasant toffee sweetness, and some gentle roast rounds it out. The nose is dead simple, but it pulls off exactly what it intends. (3.25)

Taste: Sadly, the pecan doesn't come through nearly as well here. It opens up with some caramel and toffee sweetness, though it does finish with some long-lasting pecan flavor regardless. Dare I say, the nut flavor seems slightly chemical. It's both out of balance AND it's bland. Yeah, I'm not enjoying this one much... (2.5)

Mouthfeel: While light in body, it's also incredibly sweet and - frankly - slimy. The trademark Abita drinkability is crippled because of the former. Carbonation is somewhat light. (2.5)

Overall: I've come to expect a couple things from Abita beers: they're usually easy to drink, but they're also really bland. This being no exception. Unfortunately, this also adds an unpleasant chemical flavor to the mix. Just another underwhelming beer from Abita. (2.5)

2.73/5: Why is it that every beer brewed with nuts taste so artificial???

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Just south of Okay. Kinda thin and watery and "green" tasting this year. Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan is way tastier.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty good flavor profile, definitely taste the pecans. They are very prominent and it is a very smooth beer, all flavors being well balanced. The only problem I have with this one is the awkward mouth feel of the beer. It is so far off from what I thought it should be with a beer of this flavor profile. It is a darker beer with a hearty flavor profile, definitely a fall and winter style beer. Yet the mouth feel is extremely watery and lacking any sort of body to hold up the flavor profile. I have had other Abita beers and seem to get this same odd mouth feel. The last one I had was a summer brew though, so it wasn't a problem as much, but this time is quite prominent and ruins a part of the experience.

I would not seek this one out and purchase again. Would drink again if available though, just would not go out of my way for. There are better options.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Has a light brown body with a thin head.
Aroma is of a roast nuttyness.
taste has a upfront nut flavor followed by a malt back bone
mouthfee, is thin and overall a ok beer.

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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
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