Pecan Harvest Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of DoktorZee
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
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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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of smakawhat
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
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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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.17/5  rDev -5.9%
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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3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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1/5  rDev -70.3%

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5/5  rDev +48.4%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a duvel tulip at approximately 48 degrees

Appearance: Copper orange with a nice 1 inch head and decent head retention.

Smell: Pecans, caramel, vanilla, cinammon, ending with raisin/prune

Taste: Bitter fruit, maybe cranberries and prunes with a hint of sour apple. Vanilla and caramel followed by a wheaty finish.

Mouthfeel- Light and bubbly, slightly tart

Overall: I was not a fan of this beer, to me the mouthfeel resembles a fermented cider. The color is beautiful however and the smell reminds me of fall. This was interesting to try, but I won't be having it again.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Pecan Harvest Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
3.37 out of 5 based on 1,050 ratings.
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