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Pecan Harvest Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 361
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 17 | 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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3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a dark golden brown color. Little to no head.

Smell- Not much smell at all. Maybe a hint of nuttiness.

Taste- Tasted like a watered down version of a Newcastle or some other brown ale. Didn't taste pecans though.

Mouthfeel- Thin and carbonated.

Drinkability- This wasn't a bad beer. It was way too close to their Abita Amber though so I wasn't impressed that much. They should have down a pumpkin beer instead. If it was anything like the Strawberry harvest it would have rocked.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2007 19:11:13 | More by Beerbuddha
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3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Eye: Color is light brown, kinda like a brown sugar and water combination, with straw gold highlights. The head is a tannish egg white. Size and retention are pretty good as well, however it isn't very creamy looking.

Nose: The aroma of this beer is on the malty side, balance is in favor of the malts. There is nutty and sweet aroma to this brew. The aroma of pecans is also here, reminds me of the way that pecan pie smells. All in all aroma is good, but fairly weak, could be more potent.

Tongue: The taste of this brew is all malt. Sweet malt flavors with some caramel flavors make up the majority of this brew's flavor profile. Closer to the end of the brew the pecan flavors come into play-a real dry type of flavor. In my opinion it has an overall watery flavor.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: A little too light on the palate for my taste, just feels like tonic water on the flat side. Leaves a slick feeling on the tongue. This beer is easy to drink, however I'll probably not be buying this one again. It doesn't stand out, nothing special about it. Sure I'd drink one, but I don't think that I'd pay for a pint of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2007 19:59:45 | More by becktone
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3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A new find in the Central Kentucky region. Although catagoried as a Pecan Ale, Brown Ale; the lable calls this brew the Pecan Harvest, and is probably more accurately placed in the Fruit / Vegitable catagory. The beer opens with medium intensity Amber Ale notes, with perhaps a more pronounced emphasis on rich nutty character and a hint of butter pecan. The look is a bright golden / copper color that lands on the 'brown' side of balance. Tastes also very Amber Ale-ish with the same mild hint of buttery nuts. Lightly hopped and moderately malted, the beer lacks to standout with any distinguishable qualities. Feels a touch light on the palate, leaving way for a mild astingency to come through (may come from nut flavor additions). Light diacityl on the toung with a light buttery note. Finishes with an increasing bitter bite and a medium sweet feel. Not bad but I was hoping for more pecan flavor and character.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2007 01:35:36 | More by BEERchitect
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3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a pint at Lagers in Metairie

Pours out a clear amber with a small light orange tint to it. Small white head rises.

Smell. It has a sweeter aroma to it than i would have guessed. But it doesn't really stand out too much as it reminds me of their amber, and a touch of their rye beer. Malts dominate, and smell slightly roasted.

Taste. Again, reminiscent of their amber and rye (and a touch of the bock). It has just a small bit of sweetness with the malts with a small bitterness in the finish.

Moutheel is good. body is medium to slightly full. good amount of carbonation and decent balance.

Overall, a decent beer, but nothing special. It has a nice flavor, but is not adventuresome as i would want in a limited beer. It just tastes too much like their others, and frankly boring. Worth trying though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2007 23:15:55 | More by acrawf6
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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
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