Pecan Harvest Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

Pecan Harvest AlePecan Harvest Ale
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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 maryd837
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of ZekemusMaximus
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of Murrhey
2.37/5  rDev -29.3%
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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Photo of Ommy
3.25/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of Cris4545
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of bmcduff2
1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of jskennedy
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of TheBMan
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of nu2world
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of jharkins07
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of khargro2
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of RKel888
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HoppedUp13
3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DoktorZee
2.95/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date on the bottle.

A - amber with a small head that resolves after a few minutes to absolutely nothing. Lots of carbonation rising in the glass.

S - hint of candied nuts/pecans - not much else.

T - this one is really dilute with only a hint of pecan in the background and not much in the foreground (i.e. the beer part is missed - not hops/malt combo to speak of). Very dry finish - gone in seconds.

M - very unremarkable: light with moderate carbonation.

O - overall this one misses; not solid enough on the pure beer side of things, and the pecan doesn't really add much for interesting character (doesn't really match the text on the label).

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Photo of GreatPumpkin
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep four finger off white head, with lots of thick retention and soapy bubbles. Body color forms a nice deep caramel and bronze amber, pretty clear as well with not much visible carbonation.

True to word, it's pecan nuts on the nose. Dry. A soft tannic nutty quality to match and a little hint of possible biscuit and caramel sensing sweetness.

Body and flavor comes in a little unexpected. Delivers the nuts shall we say on first sip but comes with an odd medicinal backbone. Good depth but strangely not covering or coating the palate, and a lifeless body feel with minimal carbonation. Sweet malts and caramel finish with barely any hinting toasty quality.

Overall I seem to remember enjoying this beer more in the past, but this is not a total letdown by any means.

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Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.17/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, served in a glass tumbler.

L - clear bright brassy color with a thin eggshell head that left a few spots on the glass.

S - nutty caramel malt.

T - bitter nutty taste, different.

F - light/medium bodied with a fizzy feel.

O - pre-game warm up beer.

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Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 22.3% out of 100 with 1,060 ratings
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