Abita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan
Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Bourbon Street - Maple PecanAbita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan
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Brown Ale - American
Ranked #452
Ranked #33,857
3.74 | pDev: 12.83%
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Abita Bourbon Street - Maple PecanAbita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan
Notes: 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.
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Aug 28, 2015
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

Oct 13, 2015
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Greywulfken from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Aug 29, 2015
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Apr 14, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aug 07, 2015
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Sep 07, 2015
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shivtim from Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sep 10, 2015
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harpus from Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 31, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, brown color with golden highlights and a small, white head of foam. It smelled of caramel, pecans and hints of maple. It tasted sweet with maple, toffee and caramel. A nutty finish.

Oct 29, 2015
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bobhits from Kentucky

2.18/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a ruby red color with a lot of haze, I cannot see anything through the glass outside of shadows. A marginal head with some lacing.

The nose is a lot of maple, nutty characteristics, light sugars there might be vanilla and bourbon there, but I can't really pick it up.

Up front there is a lot of flavor from the maple and pecan as well as some light (very light) bourbon notes. Sadly those added flavors fade and you're left with a beer just way out of it's league trying to keep this all together.

The mouth feel here is off as well. At 8.5% this is a huge brown ale and frankly the beer doesn't do well with it. The carbonation feels off, the mouth feel isn't creamy enough, and the end results are rather weak.

I really like Abita's first barrel aged beer and brown ales can be aged in barrels, look at what Dogfish did with theirs. The base beer here is just blown away by the added flavors and as a result you get a really poorly made beer. Sorry guys but while this has some nice flavors that I enjoy the end result is really kinda bad. I would expect more from a professionally made beer. I'd be impressed if a friend made this in his garage as a home brew, but I'm not grading to homebrew standards.

Sep 28, 2015
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animal69 from Louisiana

3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Oct 31, 2017
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tjmodica from Texas

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a brown ale, they nailed the color. Lots of bourbon on the nose and some subtle floral hops, it's a unique smelling beer for sure. Taste is all brown ale, I do not get much nut flavor and this beer has pecan labelled on the tap handle but I do get more grassy hops and some interesting fruit notes that blend with the subtle bourbon favors. I would drink this again on tap but probably not buy a bottle.

Aug 27, 2015
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Bung from Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Nov 09, 2015
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a medium brown color and a hazy texture. There was a small amount of creamy, off white head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A kind of underwhelming aroma of pecans, malt, bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a whole lot of malt (very much omnipresent), a tinge of bourbon (not nearly enough), a little bit of vanilla, some pecans, a hint of maple syrup, and a bready quality. This is a great idea for a flavor, but it doesn't come off. None of the ingredients seem to be powerful enough. A little weak.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Kind of a missed opportunity with this beer. Could have been a bit better.

Nov 04, 2017
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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 30, 2017
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Nearly clear deep amber mahogany color. One finger of frothy/fizzy beige head. Retention is poor and a short ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: This smells delicious. It has all kinds of things I love. Pecans with added nuttiness from the base beer. Maple syrup is quite potent. Bourbon is on the fruitier side - melon, apple, honeydew, but also has earthy leather, raisin, vanilla, and oak. Toasty malts underneath.

3.0 T: The taste just doesn't live up to the nose. The aromas so powerful in the nose just muddle together. I suppose the bourbon is the strongest component of the taste. Leather, apple, and raisin. The pecans are subtle, as is the maple syrup. Toasty malts underneath. It's not bad, but it's disappointing given what I was expecting. Somewhat dry, could use a stronger, sweeter malt base.

3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. This needs a lot more body.

3.0 D: The concept is balling. The execution isn't.

Oct 04, 2015
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Dec 05, 2015
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Apellonious from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Oct 03, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 21, 2015
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: nutty brown color, thin tan head
S: bourbon sweetness,
T: the booze is not overpowering, some nuttiness, a little maple on the finish
F: way too thin bodied to hold up to the flavors
O: typical Abita beer, usually disappoints me

Nov 03, 2015
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 27, 2015
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 04, 2015
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 21, 2017
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dec 27, 2017
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BHansen214 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 20, 2015
Abita Bourbon Street - Maple Pecan from Abita Brewing Co.
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