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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,940
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
1,106
pDev:
15.18%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
152
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,106 |  Reviews: 410
Photo of ChefBrown
2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Good but did not taste pecan at all which was disappointing.

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Photo of shulmm02
3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BennyProfane
3.38/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinmundy77
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.57/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like sweet tea. Head is white. Nose is kind of strange. More maple nose than any other flavor I can pick. Taste is maple as well, with a bitterness.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tammyyogi1
4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1950
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Connorlaw
3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just had a draft pint. Color is lighter than expected and the pecan taste is very subtle. Malt prevails over hops but the slightly sweet flavor profile works well. Interesting and tasty.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dukeufo
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ronl12
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into chalice. No date.
Look is semi cloudy brown. Smell is nutty and malty. Taste follows nose and is clean. Feel is light. Overall, a nice diversion but wouldn't drink a bunch.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Orange amber color with a medium light body and about average carbonation .
Aroma is roasted nut, yeast, some malt, not an overpowering aroma .
Taste is similar to aroma, not sweet and has a sour bitterness that lingers. There is some nut taste but not too much.
The bitterness I think comes from the pecans.

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Photo of smithj4
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
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 -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ledouge
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lfeinauer
2.74/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lastmango
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pecan Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 1,106 ratings