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Wrath Of Pecant! - Dogfish Head Brewery

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85
very good

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 15%
Wants: 72
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: jrallen34 on 02-20-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

Sammy, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.3%

t0rin0, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -47.4%

djrn2, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

Thorpe429, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

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!

BEERchitect, Apr 09, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

mikesgroove, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Texasfan549, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.3%

kjkinsey, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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.

womencantsail, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -21.1%

GRG1313, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

Knapp85, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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.

TMoney2591, Mar 16, 2010
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.23/5  rDev -15%

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.

largadeer, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

JAHMUR, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

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

Slatetank, Apr 01, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

Got a couple of samples of this beer at NotB on cask. I love all things DFH so I had to go out of my way to get some of this.

Beer is amber in color and has a slight haze to it. There is a little bit of carbonation to the beer but the head doesn't stick around much and there isn't any lacing. Beer looks fine.

I know its currently classified as a brown ale but I'm just going to review it as a stand alone beer. The aroma is slightly sweet with some smoke in there.

Beer is medium bodied, good carbonation in the mouth, the dominant flavor is the smoke but its overall a little weak. There is asome sweetness to it but the carob is totally lost on me. Mouthfeel is good, the smoke builds the more you drink, making drinking this beer a little difficult.

I got a small sample the next day at session one when it wasn't on cask. I could taste the carob more and the smoke was better balanced.

drabmuh, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev 0%

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.

jlindros, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

Rifugium, May 03, 2011
Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

oline73, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

The beer pours an orangish/amber color with a 1/2" off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pecan scent, but nothing too pronounced. It's not overly complex in the nose; sweet malts, mild pecan, light wood aroma. The taste is much the same. It's light and easily quaffable. There is a mild pecan wood flavor as well as a faint smokiness. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinker, but I can't say I'm a huge fan. Hey, big props for the effort.

WesWes, Feb 22, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is lots of orange and other citrus along with caramel malt and pecan smoke. The flavor is quite a bit of smoke with some pecans, oranges and caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%

From 09/18/10 notes.

a - Pours a transparent amber color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nuts, caramel malts, sweet dark fruits, chocolate, and smokey malts. Very interesting smell.

t - Tastes of nuts, fruity malts, roasted malts, msokey oak, bitter chocolate, and caramel malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A very interesting smelling and tasting beer. I'm guessing the pecan wood is what it is, and I can't quite put a finger on it, but not something I'd probably seek out again.

mdfb79, Sep 21, 2010
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Wrath Of Pecant! from Dogfish Head Brewery
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