Southern Pecan Pie | Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 26
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trying to be fair. Beer came across as advertised. Perhaps not as Imperial a brown as one would think, but still full enough.
I was hoping but I’m just not much of a Brown ale fan... and the pecans didn’t work for me. Accordingly did not lower scores based on my preferences.

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Photo of Slack
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber in color and clear. About 3/8" worth of head remains and no lacing.

Nose is nutty/earthy, minor metallic, minor sugar, and malt.

Taste is a bit fruity, brown sugar, minor maple syrup, malt, and a bit of booze.

Mouthful is medium and creamy. Carbonation is below average. Finish is semi dry.

For a beer with pecan pie in the name, I am finding no discernible pecans in the nose or taste. That aside this doesn't really hit the mark as a brown ale, a bit too sweet and a no hops at all. Tasty still but hard to recommend.

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Photo of tigg924
2.7/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Pours clear chestnut brown in color with one inch head. Taste is deep brown sugar, toasted malt, leather, and barky hops. Not much pecan to speak of at all. Needs more pecan taste. I like pecan pie and this beer really does not remind me of it. Beer is overly sweet at parts..borderline drain pour sweet. More of a straight regular imperial brown ale with extra sugar than anything else. I like a lot of Evolution's beers but this one is a big disappointment. A pass for me.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler into pint glass. Pours a dark hazy brown with a light tan head. Initial impression is brown sugar and molasses. I don't get much if any pecan but I can live without it. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I personally think the carbonation is a little on the high side for the style, but then that might just be me. Alcohol is well hidden but you know it's there. Finish is smooth and sweet.
This is definitely a sweet beer. It does have a slight bitterness throughout, which keeps it from being overly sweet, but it skates right on that edge. I think there is a slight chemical/artificial flavoring taste that detracts from the overall experience.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer is a dark, chestnut brown with a beige head. The head is formed of many medium-sized carbonation bubbles which are replenished from below nicely.

Nose is that of the named custard pie, heavy on the brown sugar notes, but also including some darker notes, like molasses; in some ways, the nose also reminds me a little of shoo-fly pie. There is a little pecan that comes out as well. For a brown ale, it's a tad dark/sweet, but for the intent of the beer, it seems halfway decent.

Taste isn't quite as sweet as expected, but it does have a sweeter than not opening. Caramelized light brown sugar, along with a sorta fig/date dark fruit taste. There is a very lightly astringent combination of alcohol and nut bitter-tang about mid-taste, and maybe even a little cinnamon. Pecan does have a little influence in the back of the taste. The beer finishes a little more balanced, almost like the opening of a normal English nut brown ale.

The extra alcohol in this one is noticeable, but not in the way. The carbonation leans just a little towards cola-like, which adds a little extra tingle to the palate, and while it might help the beer from seeming sweeter, it is mildly out of place to me.

It's rare for a beer like this to exemplify it's mimicked food, but this one doesn't fail miserably. I think the beer tastes more like dark brown sugar and molasses versus the lighter sweetness (more honey-like or light brown sugar, for lack of a better descriptor) of the pecan pie filling. Definitely on the sweeter side, and though it wasn't cloying for me, it probably couldn't get much sweeter before getting into that range.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as a gift from my Sister. Look is definitely a brown ale. Taste as described, brown sugar and pecans. Feel is a bit of extra carbonation. Overall a very good beer. Would search this one out again.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.44/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such an exceptional and underated brew. I think the crazy name actually prevents many from trying or acknowledging the greatness of this beer. It's just a brown ale people. A nice big hearty high ABV brown ale like a Wee Heavy. Fully bodied and creamy, with a nice caramel backing. Highly recommend. Not a gimmick beer as the name may lead.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is a little reticent, but it offers subtle pecan notes, along with a roasted edge. Maple syrup and butterscotch also come through. On the palate, it's both bigger and more nuanced. Ale esters of peach, apricot, and cherry appear initially. Subtle undercurrents of maple syrup and pecans show up near the back end, rounding out a midtaste of brown sugar. The pecans don't seem chemical at all. Like many Evolution beers, it's impeccably balanced and food-friendly. Full bodied and sweet, this finishes off-dry at best - it's moderately drinkable for 10%. The feel is also more creamy than slimy. I really dig this one, I just wish the aroma popped better.

3.75/5: Not a full-blown dessert, just elegantly nuanced

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Southern Pecan Pie from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 26 ratings