Abita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Bourbon Street - Maple PecanAbita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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

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Reviews by Apellonious:
Photo of Apellonious
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 oz growler from The Beer Growler into a tulip glass.

A - Murky, dense brown, with a one finger head that moves to a sliver of lace.

S - Bourbon, maple sugar, nuts and faint grains.

T - Mirrors the nose well, the bourbon and maple is front and center. At times, I get an almost root beerish spice.

M - Carbonation is medium to medium low at glass end. Heft seems a touch watery at times, and things get a little sticky when it gets warm.

O - A sweet, boubony ale that seems well suited for the first chilly fall days (or a rain deluge). Only thing that seems to be missing is a little more balance from the traditional brown ale notes.

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Photo of russpowell
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange/caramel with much effervescence & 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Nice lacing & average head retention

S: Maple & Bourbon

T: Follows the nose, some toffee, dryness & leafy hops as well, some booze up front as well. Maple candy, leafy hop, a little pecan nuttiness, dryness & brown sugar once warm. Finishes dry, pecany with some nice maple notes & just a little booze heat

MF: Medium body with fairly lively carbonation

Not getting a ton of barrel here, which is a pity, this a good beer on the verge of being special. Would buy this again if in the right mood, seen many brewers I think way more of, execute a less artful barrel aged beer, so kudos to Abita!

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber brown and basically clear; big tan foam head; smells of the advertised maple and pecan, with just enough bourbon to let you know it's there; flavors typical of a nut brown ale - basically a brown ale with nut-forward elements - in this case, pecans. Mild malts and washed out fruits, like dates, are suggested in the background. Herbal, earthy, and woody with dark orange and vanilla moments. Medium weight, rather slick with modest carbonation. Slight lingering aftertaste. The bourbon is very faint, serving to accent the other flavors, particularly the maple's sugars. A little tacky on the finish.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into Tulip.

Pours like a brown ale. A medium opaque brown with minimal head (probably from the oils contributed by the pecans).
Smell is of bourbon, maple, and pecans. Just what I expected. Their is nothing off putting at all, and the vanilla contributed by the barrel makes it a pleasant experience..
The taste is much the same. Pecans up front, followed by a hint of maple and dominated by bourbon.
It has a lot more carbonation than I was expecting. I was looking for a lower carb but was surprised that this fell toward the higher end of the spectrum.

I really don't get the negative reviews. You are getting exactly what it says you are on the bottle. You can't fault abita for that. Not as good as the bourbon street stout but enjoyable.

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Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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 Justin8mypants
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MissM0LLy
4.91/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer so much I had to review it to give it a better score! It is the essence of late September.

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Photo of hops_slut
3.21/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I haven't had anything by Abita in quite some time, but Maple syrup, Pecan, Bourbon aged and brown ale sign me up. It pours quite amber for a brown ale, the smell is pretty sweet, the taste is pretty weak for 8.5% and plenty of added flavor, and it leaves almost a sour taste in your mouth. I would not buy it again and would not recommend it to my friends, unless they were looking for something lighter that tastes like watered down bourbon.

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Photo of Roguer
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very clear brown with reddish highlights. Head is good-sized, light cream colored, with good retention and very nice lacing.

Aroma keeps quite a bit in reserve...except for bourbon. That part shines through, while maple, wood, and caramel and brown sugar are definitely in the background. Definitely smells on the sweet side, but not overwhelmingly so.

A touch sweet up front, with a bit of pecan, caramel, brown sugar, and even touches of earthy, piney, and citrusy hops. Incredible, huge bourbon finish, carrying tons of coconut; it's like sipping on coconut milk (really!). That's ... not really a good thing. It's overwhelming. Zero presence from the maple, and no real depth or complexity.

Very light mouthfeel from the get-go; too light for my tastes. It really allows the bourbon to dominate far too much.

I've had other "lighter" brews (read: non-stouts) that are BBA; as an example, Stone's Arrogant Bastard. I think it's harder to really balance out these lighter brews when you age them in barrels, and this brew exemplifies that challenge. It's unbalanced, watery, and ultimately quite unsatisfying. Extremely disappointing.

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Photo of ordybill
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass. The appearance is a semi clear brown color with an almost non existent head. The aroma is maple. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CrummyLuke
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KYGunner
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the lack of strong maple character this does address the major issue with the first in the series....the thinness. Smooth and moderate in feel I taste bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, caramel, toffee and a very light nuttiness.

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Photo of Bung
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's really pretty good for the style. Don't let the name put it down. Just don't expect a barrel aged porter/stout.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle, no date that I could find on it but it's a relatively recent release. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half off-white head that stuck around a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like pecans/nuttiness, sweet malt, maple, bourbon and vanilla. The taste pretty much follows the aroma, but there's also some dark bread and an earthy/woodiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew. I've liked the Abita bombers I've tried lately, and this one is worth trying, too.

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Photo of philbe311
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark red, I get bourbon sweetness on the nose, likely the maple syrup is the main contributator to the sweetness. It's fairly light bodied, and easy drinking.

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Photo of doppel
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tp1962
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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