Grandma's Pecan | The Dudes' Brewing Company

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Grandma's PecanGrandma's Pecan

Brewed by:
The Dudes' Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-16-2013

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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 132
Reviews by mactrail:
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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big foam-up in the narrow nonic. Glass still has piles of whipped-cream head ten minutes later. Color is an attractive deep chestnut brown with gold around the edges of the glass. Plenty of carbonation in the mouth. Smell is a little musty and English-hop-fruity.

Flavor is roasted and scorched barley with some nutty taste. Slightly sweet and quite full of malt. It tastes bigger and richer than the moderate body would suggest, but the alcohol comes through rather boldly. It keeps on sudsing with every pour. Rather biter after some sipping. I don't taste pecans specifically, but there is a nice nutty flavor of some sort. From the 16 oz can bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of gregmoscetti
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ElSid
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep ruddy brown look to it, ruby caramel highlights come thru when held toward the light but the Dude's Brewing is making a pretty dark Grandma's Pecan English style brown ale. Big billowing cloudy textured head forms nice chunky sporadically layered lacing. Aroma roasted malts, nice earthy pecans, hint of dark fruit and alcohol weighing in at 6.9% abv a bit more booze than your average brown ale. Flavor has roasted malt slightly bitter acrid notes, earthy nut filled pecan notes very dry and not sweet like I was expecting by the flavor. Roasted malt a bit muddled, pecans aren't as expressive as I was hoping overall it's a brown ale. Mouthfeel is medium to full, pretty sturdy carbonation a bit of alcohol on the backend of the flavor but nothing over the top in the booze department. Overall, I'm excited to try this stuff...a great beer and cigar guy David Ford aka deford sent these out my way for me to try, much obliged I'm hoping he likes the return fire.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ironsodds
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chanfles
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours chestnut brown with an off-white, half finger head. Sub-par retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface.

Smell - Strong pecan aroma. Light caramel and a touch of butter.

Taste - Pecans with sugary caramel and a sour acidity that rings in the back-end.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. The acidity leaves it's trace on the tongue and roof of the mouth.

Overall - The can reads 'Better than a $1 check on your birthday'. This is true, but that's not exactly living up to high standards. While they developed a nice pecan flavor, they left in some odd sourness that doesn't quite sit well. It's a shame, because this shows promise.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours really foamy on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is toasted pecans, other nuts and vanilla. Nice.
The taste is quite sweet throughout with a nutty finish.
The texture is smooth.
It's on the sweeter side but still enjoyable.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep brown-red with an off white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is tea leaves, pecan, pie crust, and an odd cleaner/medicinal quality. Taste is better with pecan, nuttiness, pie crust, burnt caramel/toffee, and unfortunately some of the same cleaner/medicinal/butter flavor that the aroma shows. Mouthfeel is fine, smooth, a bit prickly, and a bit oily. Overall, this is an average at best brown ale, that could be decent if the flavor distribution was different.

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Photo of trubeernick
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonbonfon
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a fine two finger light tan head with great retention and pillowy lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit and caramel malt, nuts with a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is light toasted malt, nuts and grassy hops, finishing with light herbal grassy hop bitterness. Nutty, but not particularly pecan flavored. Medium bodied. A mild, well balanced brown ale with a bit of a hop bite in the finish. Although the flavor appears subtle, the ABV is well covered. A nicely made brown ale that with neither any notable flaws nor much intensity. My grandma would have liked this, I think, and I had no problem appreciating it either. The "Better than a $1 check on your birthday" quote on the can is pretty good. Can't argue.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mute98
5/5  rDev +40.1%

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