Pecan Harvest Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

Pecan Harvest AlePecan Harvest Ale
1,068 Ratings
Pecan Harvest AlePecan Harvest Ale

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat hazy (has Abita finally started bottle conditioning?!?!?) light copper coulor with a foamy beige head of a finger and a half. Great retention and lacing.

The aroma is somewhat mild with a sweetness and somewhat nutty aroma.

The taste is surprisingly nice. It's got a robust sweetness, caramel, pecan nuttiness, slight toffee and toasted bread.

The feel is light, but has a nice somewhat velvety texture, smooth and easy drinking.

One of Abita better tasting brews.

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Photo of hunkler
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz 2012 bottle served in a snifter.

Poured deep amber with a proper tan head that had limited retention.
Only lightly nutty in the nose, this has a fine nutty flavor that lingers in the aftertaste. About 50/50 sweet/bitter balance overall.
Medium body and carbonation with a rather dry finish.

O: Readily recommended as a budget nut ale. Excellent with guacamole and should be great with cheese.

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Photo of Azteceinstein
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of casualfan
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of Mojo
3.36/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> dimpled mug

This beer pours up a gorgeous beautiful crystal clear copper with one finger of off white head, not much retention, and a moderate amount of lacing. Smell is fairly strong but one dmensional. I mostly detect notes of pine. Taste is an initial small amount of sweet malt, follwed by a bigger amount of pecan flavor. Mouthfeel is average with a mild but not unpleasant aftertaste. Pass on this one unless it is FREE!!

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Photo of cousineddy
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a transparent copper with two fingers of tan head, good lacing

Smell: malt and toffee, get a slight nutty pecan note towards the end.

Taste: Not a huge amount of flavor, almost no hops, I get a slight pecan note at the end but not as much as i had hoped

Mouthfeel: Thin and fizzy, drinkable, but just not much there.

Overall: Slightly dissapointed by this one, been looking for it for a while. Not bad, just won't be buying this one again.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Flashyspoons
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of eaddy-p
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of hardy008
1.76/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours orange with a small off white head with fair retention and spotty lacing. Has a light aroma of brown sugar and caramel, but not pecans. Disappointing aroma.

taste is also somewhat watery with some brown sugar, caramel, and a bit of toasted malt. I can't say that I taste any pecans though. Has a somewhat watered down sweet flavor.

Light bodied with below average carbonation. Simply not a good beer. I will avoid this in the future.

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Photo of cliff1066
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of tubeyes
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jeanphony
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Travcofarms
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of LGFitz2
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Treyliff
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a bright copper orange with a creamy light tan head that sustains well with some pretty good lace

S- sweet malt with just a bit if spicy hops kick, not getting much of a nutty aroma.

T- the nuttiness is more traceable in the taste, sweet and malty with just a trace of hop bitterness in the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation, slightly fuzzy mouthfeel ad a bit slick on the finish.

O- a decent seasonal, sweet and malty, but I found myself looking for more pecans. They were there, but just a trace.

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Photo of Jackle22
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sailorsaint
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 1,068 ratings
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