Pecan Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Pecan Harvest Ale

Pecan Harvest Ale is made with real Louisiana pecans that have been toasted to perfection. That makes it something really special, because most beers with a nutty flavor or aroma aren’t made with real nuts. The natural oils from the Louisiana pecans give the ale a light pecan finish and aroma.

20 IBU

Added by acrawf6 on 02-05-2007

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#41,380
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406
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1,091
pDev:
15.22%
 
 
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Photo of jkblr
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 1/23/19 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 5.2% ABV. The beer pours bright, very light brown in color with sticky light khaki head. The head recedes to a thin ring and leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is toasted malt and light chocolate. The taste is nutty, although I can't pinpoint pecans, along with some toasty bread and chocolate notes. There is no perceived bitterness and the finish is dry and nuetral. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied and on the high side for carbonation. Overall, good. Nothing earth shattering but nice. A little more body and less forced carbonation would make this top tier.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.16/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lfeinauer
2.74/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lastmango
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured an orange amber copper with off-white 2 finger head that dissipated quickly. No lacing. Aroma is just faint toasted pecans, not much else. I am tasting a slight caramel with buttery sweetness with a tad of hop bitterness. Moderate body and carbonation. A bit wet on the end. Overall, uninspiring. I was hoping for more flavor, especially the pecan.

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Photo of Spaten454
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greasy
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jadpsu
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber in color, with an off white, nearly tan head that has decent retention and side glass lace.
Aroma: More musky, cold metal, nut aroma is slight.
Taste: Yeah, get a honey roasted nut flavor. Lots of malts, no noticible hops.
Mouthfeel is thin.
Nothing here that would bring me back but it was OK.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was a good brown ale but I did want more flavor out of it.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.19/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pecan Ale | Abita Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head is three fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a clear medium brown body.

I smell pecans...not much else to say.

Tastes like some roasted malts being nicely accented with the oils mentioned on the label.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Pecan Ale | Abita Brewing Co. at a 4.25

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Photo of rangerred
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pstam87
4.02/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of christophercody24
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZAP
3.89/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Burnt orange color...clean appearance..

S-Toasted malts....nuts.....some sugary candy notes...hints of coffee.

T-Very nutty with the pecans noticeable and flavorful. That combines with toasty malt notes to create a real tasty malt forward beer. Supposed to be a brown ale but more of an a malty amber ale flavor and look.

F-Lighter side of medium bodied..A little sweet on the finish.

O-I'm a sucker for nut influenced beers and this is a good one. They get a real nice pecan impression from the nuts and the toasty malts complement perfectly. Enjoyable.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass shows a clear dark orangish brown body floating a short cap of whitish head and leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma is sweet malt and a slight nuttiness.
The flavor is the question. I actually detected a roasted meat gravy flavor, rather than roasty malt. I won't stop drinking, but I detect no pecan flavor.
Mouthfeel is a clean medium, leaning lighter. Very drinkable, but not the flavor I expected.
Overall it's a solid okay.

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Photo of TheBen5
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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