Abita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan Nut Brown Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan Nut Brown AleAbita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bourbon Street Maple Pecan is a nut brown ale that is aged in Bourbon barrels. Our Maple Pecan is brewed with a combination of pale, munich, biscuit, and caramel malts. Roasted pecans are also added to the brew for a nutty flavor and aroma. We add maple syrup in the brewhouse as well to give the beer a sweet flavor and full body. After fermentation and aging the beer is transferred into the bourbon barrels. It is then aged for another 8 weeks to absorb all of the flavors from the barrels. The result is brown ale that blends the light flavors of nuts, maple syrup, and baking bread from the beer with the warming flavors of wood and vanilla from the bourbon barrels.

Added by jhartley on 01-12-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of TerryMills
2.47/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my thing, ive had lots of different whiskey barrel beers..

This taste like watery bourbon, just buy some good tasting bourbon instead of this beer imo.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dinglehacker
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Split between perforated seidel and stein. Minimal head that gives way to very little lace. Nice dark amber color.

Nose of the barrel.

Taste is sweet, neither maple nor pecan come much in to play, but the bourbon barrel is delightful. Not unlike aged scotch ale.

Mouth is a little shallow, leaves you dry.

This type of taste has been done better elsewhere, but it's something to try more than once if you like barrel-aged ales.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
2.38/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dewsby
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours - cloudy brown color decent off white head that dissipates quickly, no lacing at all.

Smell - The first thing i smell is the bourbon the maple is pretty subtle but is there I also for some reason get a little coconut after taste. Also a little bit of oak.

Taste - I am getting a little more maple in the taste it is pretty balanced with the bourbon. I am also getting some oak flavor. Also getting a little bit of the pecan not much though.

Feel - The feel is a bit too thin, slightly dry on the finish.

Overall - A decent beer wished for a little more maple and pecan.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 10Crumra
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bear1964
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iveyjames
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of target88
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilmans
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: [4.00] Big two finger head. The head is off white and is comprised of small to medium bubbles. The beer is a cloudy brown color. The bottle lists the ABV (8.5%).

S: [2.75] I expected a lot of nose on a Bourbon Barrel aged beer. I am getting almost nothing.

T: [3.00] Mild brown bread flavor. Some molasses. No maple, no pecan, no bourbon.

M: [3.25] Medium body and carbonation. No lingering flavors. No hint of alcohol.

O: [3.00] Big disappointment. I am starting to really like Brown ales and I figured a barrel aged version would enhance the flavor. This has no nose no flavor it is just way below average.

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DelMontiac
2.21/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OmahaKF
3.01/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smell is prominent maple syrup, a hint of pecans, and bourbon barrel.

Taste is pecan and bourbon malt up front, with a maple finish that is very sweet. Bourbon flavor is more prominent as the beer warms. Mixture of flavors does not go as well together as I thought it was going to.

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Photo of WesM63
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky caramel with a two-finger off-white head. The head leaves some lite spotty lacing.

S - Aromas are bourbon, vanilla, and maple.

T - The flavor starts with the pecan and bourbon upfront. Midpalate there is some earthy hops, vanilla, and maple. The finish has a decent amount of maple.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with a dry sticky finish.

O - Definetly enjoyed this one. It is a tad on the sweet side, but the flavors work well together.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy, light brown with 1/4 inch head. Taste is as advertised--pecans up front, light maple sweetness toasted malt, leather, and a decent bourbon finish. Above average, but I prefer the stout and the Baltic porter.

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a caramel brown with an amber hue and a khaki head that sits for a few seconds before disintegrating. Aroma is sweet and bourbony with the bourbon softly inserting its influence, the barrel giving off nice vanilla and woody aromas, toasted pecans doused in maple syrup. Flavor follows suit. Not a full mouthfeel, not thin either. Works for me. Overall, I was hesitant about this one going in with my track record with Abita but really enjoyed this. Glad I went for it.

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Photo of Dillinger
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Monkeefartz
2.48/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would agree with others that this is like sipping on coconut milk. The look and smell is as expected, the taste is thin, and aftertaste sis heavy with coconut, and not in a good way. Thin, lacking in all the favors expected from a bourbon barel maple pecan brown. The aftertaste is just too overwhelming. I couldn't even finish the 22oz bottle.

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