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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,394
Reviews:
402
Ratings:
1,078
pDev:
15.22%
Bros Score:
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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

Photo of Lucnifter
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcfeem00
3.94/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I cook with beer quite often. I made spaghetti sauce with this beer. It gave it an distinct flavor and was very good.
The beer itself is very smooth with a mellow pecan flavor. If you like pecans, you should rnjoy this beer.

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Photo of acashk
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rarigney
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kkmiller76
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
2.57/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep bronze. Lacing if film.
Smell is caramel. Sweet. Not much
Caramel, toffee. Some coffee. Toast. Kind of feel there may be some diacetyl. Heavily sweet. Buttery sweet.
Feel like light. Almost medium. Bold sweetness up front. Very dry end.

I feel like this had potential on paper but falls a bit short.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pecan Harvest Ale brewed by Abita Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.20% This American Brown Ale pours out a nice light brown color with a small off white head. Really liking the copper color of this brew. This brew has the look of most brown ales on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. There is some decent lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell of Pecan Harvest Ale is sweet, with roasted malts, grains and nuts. Hops are really mild in the smell of this brown ale. The pecan is a nice touch to this brew. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is rich and smooth with flavors. You first pick up on mild roasted gains and malts. Then a mild sweetness and pecan flavors. There is a lot going on inPecan Harvest Ale . Pecan Harvest Ale , has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The body is a solid medium. This brew would go nice with a dinner. The mouth feel is Bold, Rich, Clean , Pecan, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Pecan Harvest Ale a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the chance to. Abita Brewing Co., Did a nice job with this brew.

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Photo of kkazemi
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Golden amber color, nice head and lacing. Slightly sweet smell. Decent maltiness with a hint of pecan. A bit thin. Ok beer.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sayb
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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