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De La Vega's Pecan Beer - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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De La Vega's Pecan BeerDe La Vega's Pecan Beer

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BA SCORE
83
good

16 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.39% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LXIXME on 06-07-2012)
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OKBrewmeister

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There is an overwhelming pecan flavor that, if you were on a mission for a pecan beer, is exactly what you were looking for. It's extremely smooth, with a bold, organic color. It has a balanced, manageable head. Overall it's a fantastic flavored beer that I would have no qualms with enjoying in excess.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 21:21:33 | More by OKBrewmeister
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SoCaliC8

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-17-2014 11:50:25 | More by SoCaliC8
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thereal_adam

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-13-2014 03:33:29 | More by thereal_adam
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-28-2013 00:13:29 | More by crobinso
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emerge077

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Eric for sharing this!
Served in a tumbler glass.

Bright amber color, thin layer of foam on the surface, spotty lace around the edges. Sharp clarity with some trails of carbonation rising through it.

Smelled a lot like movie theater popcorn for some reason, also nutty.

Taste was more in line with the name, discernible pecan flavor, nutty with a brief malt sweetness, and clean dry finish. Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. If you're crazy about pecans, go nuts, otherwise it's just your average novelty beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:18:09 | More by emerge077
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A-medium amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-heavy pecan aroma, little malt, brown sugar

T-malt, brown sugar, pecans, mild bitter finish,

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-interesting ale, but pecan flavor overwhelms and has a bit of an artificial taste to it

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 01:22:09 | More by MDDMD
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m0unds

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-04-2013 02:58:19 | More by m0unds
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-27-2013 00:48:19 | More by zillo043068
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mactrail

Washington

2.8/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Attractive amber color but barely a touch of foam. Fairly spritzy in the mouth.

A fruity and peculiar flavor greets the tongue. Sort of a tomato soup taste. A little malt makes an appearance. Some faint touch of hops. Rather anemic even for a Brown Ale. A little buttery with a dishwater finish. A touch of watered-down sweet vermouth.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Jubilation Fine Wines in Albuquerque.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 05:36:39 | More by mactrail
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jbarra101

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-26-2012 22:38:23 | More by jbarra101
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twincano

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-19-2012 08:06:23 | More by twincano
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beerborn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-11-2012 01:46:57 | More by beerborn
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared tonight with Mark, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep amber color with a smallish off white head that dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is obviously nutty, but to say it was pecan would be a stretch. Sweet caramel and toffee as well as just a hint of earthy hops round out the nose. The flavor is sweet and sugary with a caramel and nutty taste. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. This is an interesting brew that I'm glad that I got to try, although its not something that I think I could drink very much of or very often.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 04:18:00 | More by johnnnniee
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Zorro

California

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber to light brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smell is unique. Very strong toffee and butternut squash scent. Extremely nutty smelling. Strong aroma of toasted pound cake with some pecan aroma. Smells like a dessert.

Starts out sweet and buttery with a strong nut flavor. Taste like a pound cake with nuts. Strong taste of cake and vanilla along with nuts. A unique flavor to be sure.

Mouthfeel is good.

Interesting beer. I suggest you try it but don't try and drink a whole six pack of it. A Tasty dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 02:59:48 | More by Zorro
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-07-2012 01:00:24 | More by cfh64
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from about an inch above the glass gave this clear reddish brown colored beer a medium sized well bubbled head that fell quite quickly into no lacing what-so-ever.

Sweet roasted caramel malts and pecan aroma dominate.

Sweet roasted almost burnt caramel malts and sweet pecans in the taste of this medium bodied beer.

The aftertaste is a very light dry with a little bit of the pecan and malt hanging around.

Tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale with pecans mixed in, cool for something different but not really anything special.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 23:12:26 | More by LXIXME
De La Vega's Pecan Beer from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.