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Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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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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3.72/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Abita's Pecan Harvest a couple weeks ago for $1.69 at The lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this beer since I tend to like beers with pecans in them and I decided to try this one out, so lets see how it goes. 2013 Release. Poured from a shorter brown 12oz bottle into an Imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok and it's pretty simple looking. It poured an amber/crimson color that took on some ruby hues when held to the light with two fingers worth of off white head that died down to a thin layer that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that had a light brown sugar like aroma with the malts showing up next imparting a toasted malt and bread crust aroma with a light grainy aroma in the background. Up next comes a pretty noticeable nutty aroma and it actually smells similar to toasted pecans, This beer had a good aroma that was true to it's name, I liked it.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness that gives way to some malts that have some toasted malt and bread crust like flavors with a light grainy flavor in the background. Up next comes a very nutty flavor with the toasted pecans being noticeable. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a toasted malt and nutty aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, the pecans worked very well with the malt base.

M-Very Smooth, fairly dry, a little crisp, a little watery, on the thinner side with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was ok, but I wish it was a little thicker.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a pretty good example of the style, the pecans showed up nicely and they worked well with the malt base. This beer had good drinkability, it was very smooth, not filling and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I wouldn't have a problem drinking a couple of these. What I liked the most about this beer was how true to it's name it was, it was just as advertised. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeeel, I thought it was a little thin and watery. I would buy this beer again as a nice fall time beer and it was priced nicely. I would recommend this to anyone who likes nutty beers. All in all I enjoyed this beer and I think it's one of the better Abita beers that I have tried so far. This is a pretty nice fall time beer, good job guys.

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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.