Pecan Harvest Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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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:
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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Reviews:
394
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
15.13%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Burnt-Orange/Amber color with a slight head that dissipates shortly after pour. No flim, no lacing, but some serious carbonation streams.

S: I was expecting this to have massive nutty aroma, but was surprised when only slight nose of nut came through. Not much of a scent after that, maybe some malt.

T: C'mon Abita, you got me all excited with this Louisiana pecan talk and you didn't hold up your end. Real slight nut flavor. Instead I get a everyday, hop/malt taste. Yawn.

M: Some carbonation and the slightest nut flavor in aftertaste. Let down.

O: Darn. I was excited to try this one out, but it just was unbelievably lackadaisical. I could see this being a keystone beer if they went back to the drawing board and actually did to the beer what the label says.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

I had no idea pecans were a major thing in Louisiana. Shows what I know about American agriculture these days. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset auburn topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises toasted biscuit, light honey, light toffee, and a vague sense of nuttiness (I can't say with any certainty that I'm smelling pecans, but it's definitely some sort of nut, anyway). The taste brings in more of the same, along with a hint of brown sugar-cinnamon. Unfortunately, everything is now watered-down, slightly blander than before. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice little beer, nothing special, but something I could see drinking again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color is amber to reddish. Poured from bottle to pint glass. Head is about an inch and settles pretty quickly.
Odor is nice and nutty. Some sweet there as well.
Taste is really a little weak/ average. A little nutty and a little citrus. Both seem to be light though.
Mouth feel is light as well. Pretty highly carbonated and doesn't really bring all that much.
Overall, it has a nice odor, but taste is really just average.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width off-white head. Weak retention and some watery lacing. Surprisingly orange color for a brown ale. Clouded orange-brown with heavy carbonation.

S- Mid-roast malts and toasted pecans. Sweet smell like a pecan pie. Also some strange baby food smells.

T- Sweet and very simple, the pecans don't really come through. Very watery flavor.

M- Quite light, not very well developed.

O- I was exited to try a pecan beer, but this was not well executed.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pecan Harvest pours a semi-dark gold color with minimal head. The brew is fairly clear with only a few particles floating around in it.

Smell is fruity and a bit like cider. I do get a little nutty notes though, but most everything is faint.

Are there no hops in this beer? This is so strange! I usually get the hops up front, followed by fruits/bready characteristics, then malts on the finish... but This is sort of muted in the front, with nutty malty taste afterwards. Really strange, but not entirely bad.

Overall I'd say for me this is a one time buy. I'm glad I got to experience it, since it is quite different, but it isn't giving me that WOW! sense that I get with other beers that try different things.

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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 1,051 ratings.
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