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Wrath Of Pecant! - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.74%
Wants: 71
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wrath of Pecant is a collaboration between Dogfish and the Alstrom Brothers of BeerAdvocate celebrating the 2010 Extreme Beer Fest. A 6% abv brownish ale brewed with pecan-wood smoked malt, plantains and carob.
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 110
Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peachy-raspberry coloured body, minimal head.Smoke in the aroma. Sweetish smoke flavour,minimal wood taste, lght and easy brown ale.Works a a brown ale, leans on the sweet side. Decent mouthfeel, good drinkability. Pecan in aftertaste.Liam's bottle.

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a dark copper brown with good carbonation with a fluffy off-white head. This is from 2010 and from the smell, hard to believe this beer is over 4 years old. It is very fragrant.

The nose is dominated by banana, caramel, burnt brown sugar, butterscotch. The flavor is a little peat smoke, roasted/fried banana, caramel, chestnuts. There is a little oxidation going on and for only 6%, the booze is biting on the palate. It is very sweet and full of sugary notes.

Overall, ehhhh. It might have been better fresh, but still holds up.

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to mday for the bottle.

Pours a caramel color with an off white head. Single finger to start and has a short retention, but leaves few nice rings. The nose is brown sugar, nuts, and some caramel. The taste is like candied pecans with a nice sweetness and a slightly-dry nutty character. Good body and the pecans do a good job on the beer. Drinks really well and is a really interesting and tasty brown ale.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wrath is a standard Dogfish Head experiment. Though good, I tire of the exotics a bit and would like to see more focus on quality beers like 90 Minute. They don't really need the gimmicks. I mean what's next, a gruit make with cat food and eye of newt? Maybe a collaboration with Vick's 44?

Meahwhile, back at the ranch... Wrath looks very nice with a bright copper color, edging toward the darker side of amber. Slightly off-white highly froathy head doesn't erupt with volume but resides on a medium blanket that coats the glass well while leving good lacing behind.

Sweet and hearty malts give deep caramels, toffee, and a good dose of brown sugar, maple syrups, and sorghum. Obvious fruit aromas seem very raisony and with a plethera of non-descript fruit scents. Forced spiciness give a Christmas Ale-like impression: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...

Extremely sweet flavors of those malts, caramels, and sugars have very little buffer to balance. Light hop bitterness struggle to give any repreive from the sweetness, any hop flavor gets burried by spice and fruit. Raisons, dates, figs, grapes, and other stone fruits seem all over the place and dominate the beer. Still, spices give a compliment to the sweet and fruity sides but also give a bite, astringency, and distraction from the more beer-like aspects.

Expecting a full and cloying mouthfeel, Wrath starts medium and has a well-attenuated, drying finish while remaining sweet.

Wrath is a nice beer, especially for for malty lovers and fruit fans. No real plaintain flavors (and I'm not sure what the hell a corob is) but the mouthfeel saves the beer.

Thanks Pwoody!

Photo of Knapp85
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was very excited to try this beer last year at the brewpub. Ordered a bottle and gave it a pour. The color was a light orangey brown with a fizzy white head. There isn't much lacing here. The smell of the beer is a bit nutty and slightly floral. The taste is kind of on the sweet side some brown sugar perhaps, some nuttiness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light bodied. Overall it was a decent brew but nothing too impressive.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ark brown in color with a rich look to it. Some light hints of a reddish note poking through on the sides and the bottom of the glass. Nice touches of fine off white head forming on the top, nothing extreme though, maybe a half an inch or so. This faded down gracefully and left behind just a touch of lace on the edges of the glass.

The aroma was very nice and quite sweet as well. Rich notes of caramel, nuts, and a hint of brown sugar all playing very nicely. As it warmed up some hints of an earthy hop note started to take shape, as well as a nice underlying layer of grain. The flavor was just really top notch here. Rich and vibrant and amazingly complex. Starting with a wave of smooth caramel malts, evolving with an earthy hop tone that offered a nice balance to the sweet notes that had started it all. This was mellow and super smooth. Easing back down the original path, a nice touch of pecan then rolled across the tongue, mellowing out the finish and providing that last gasp of sweetness before the flavor finished out.

Photo of womencantsail
3.01/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Michael for sending me this one.

A: A very nice looking pour--a crystal clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head on top.

S: Not a very intense nose, but a bit of smoke and some sweet toasted malts. A bit of fruitiness to go along with some bread.

T: The smokiness of the beer really dominates the flavor, and prevents the full enjoyment of it. After the smoke fades, a slight banana/plantain sweetness comes through on the finish. There is a hint of bready malt and some caramel in there as well.

M: A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. Maybe a bit thin.

D: Perhaps a nice idea, and nice of DFH to make this beer for EBF, but not quite what I was hoping for. In any event, I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of largadeer
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle shared by Nick the Tick a couple weeks back.

The beer has a brownish-amber body, stunningly clear with a small white head that craps out completely in moments.

Light woodsmoke aroma, a little toasted malt and caramel sweetness. Not exactly brimming with aroma, but there's nothing offensive about it. Pretty average.

Exhibits flavors of smoke and nuts, toast, light toffee. A bit grainy with a thin body. Finishes semi-dry, toasty, little bit of lingering smoke. Hints at a fried banana flavor near the finish. Nothing special, kind of bland and uninteresting despite the odd list of ingredients.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Dogfish Head shaker pint glass.

Pours a clear amber brown with a finger of white foamy head. No real lacing to speak of forms. The nose is sweet banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and clove. The taste maintains the banana character, as well as the nutmeg and caramel, and adds a touch of light cocoa powder and a hint of hoppy bitterness. The body is a fairly light medium, with lightly moderate carbonation and a very smooth liquidy feel. Overall, a very tasty, highly drinkable brew that was worth the 2.5-3 hour drive to Delaware to procure it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that goes away almost completely.

Smell: Mildly smokey with a caramel malt sweetness and some fruity notes.

Taste: There is some bready malt, this beer isn't too sweet at all. There is some smoke, which I really enjoyed. I can just pick up the plantains a little bit. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very mild carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: I really liked the mild smoke, that together with the bitter finish made the beer. I think this one benefited from a bit of age. A nice offering and I'm glad I got to try it again.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at dive bar in Worcester, MA.

Lighter creamy bubbly head over slightly hazy golden orange brown color.

Nose of brown sugar and sweetness like toasted brown sugar pecans. Lighter dark malts. Belgian malts and dark german wheats.

Taste is sweet some fruits, white riasin, plum, banana, brown sugar pecans toasty some belgian malts little syrupy sticky sweet little light hops and creamy. Some bready darker malts too. Finish is drier with lingering sweet brown sugars and pecans, and hint of smoke.

Mouth is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Drinkability is OK, nothin special. NO real alcohol but being 6% it shouldn't, and dries a bit on the finish, but leaves the mouth a little startchy feeling, kinda weird.

Photo of Slatetank
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to froggyfrog for sharing this bottle and Heezee for picking this up in DE. Poured chilled from the 750ml into a mug 4.5-A 4.5-S 4-T 3.5-M 4-D

A - A golden amber - very attractive color like bourbon w/ great clarity and a thick ecru cap from a vigorous pour. The ale has tight beading and lace sticks in spots

S - A sweet nutty and slightly smokey aroma - hints of wood and earth w/ a light malt essence has a gentle spice aroma too - nice complexity of the pecan smoked in there

M- A med body and slight nutty feel w/ moderate carbonation w/ smokiness and mild sweetness w/ subtle alcohol as it finishes

T - A taste that has nice malt and wood blend of flavor w/ subtle smokiness in the taste and light woody and earthy flavor perhaps carob is there, but it seems like the pecan wood dominates w/ mild spice and hints of hops. The malt has a light caramel quality w/ slight nutty/light biscuit and finishes slightly sweet w/ hints of hops and alcohol lingering

D - This is a very drinkable beer -I enjoyed the smokiness and malt profile made it something I would certainly want more than 1 serving of - I am glad I got the chance to try it - thanks again froggyfrog!

thanks to Stakem for sharing this 10/16/10
Poured chilled from the 750 into a tulip -
A-3.5 S-4 M-4 T-4 D-3.5

I found the first taste of this to be better than the last, not bad, just ok. A light brown color w/ pale cap and tight bead, spotty lace clings. The nose is slightly odd, in a good way with smokey peaty scents w/ mild sweet notes and musky meaty nutty aromas -very earthy yet with some mild dark dried fruit. The feel has mild toasted and light bitter elements with a subtle sweetness in the middle w/ moderate carbonation throughout and a slight dry roasted finish.

The beer has bits of nuts and dried fruit in the flavor w/ a subtle candied nut flavor and caramel -carob?. The plantain makes the light sugar tinge and woody taste surface w/ mild hop note in the peripheral - the pecan smoked wood seems to impart the most flavor and aroma which is good. A tasty brown with some subtle earthy and unique tastes - very different but not really worthy of repeated tastes

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Very tasty! Poured thick, reddish-brown with a healthy off-white head. Pungent aroma; malts, caramel, wood, nuts, some sugar and light fruit. All those characteristics carried over into the taste, with a toasty quality, and slight banana bread flavors coming through later on. Medium-light mouthfeel, pretty smooth and nutty, and moderately drinkable. Tasted better after it breathed for a while.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last pint I got to try at my first visit to the DPH pub. Great smoky aroma to this one. Taste is also smoky but very flavorful. Some great nuttiness and the fruits come through, and the roasted flavors make for a great, well-balanced beer. Not quite as good as the 75 Minute, but was the second best beer I tried and the uniqueness of this one makes it worth a try,

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Wrath Of Pecant! from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.