De La Vega's Pecan Beer | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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De La Vega's Pecan BeerDe La Vega's Pecan Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
sierrablancabrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.39%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LXIXME on 06-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light brownish pecan wood color with off-white head. Smells like candied pecans; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with pecan nuts, caramel sweetness, and some bread.

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Photo of DavidST
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chavito1977
4.9/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It starts out like a pecan bread flavor and then hours down smooth with a bit of a creamy feel to it. Fuller like a bock, but very refreshing on even the hottest summer days.

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Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Edie
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown and Murky in color and appearance. Smells like toasted almond coffee. Nutty. Hmmm. Creamy. Kind of like a cream soda beer. Fairly dry. Not bad at all.

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Photo of dag1991
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery brown with a thin, slightly off white head that dissipates quickly to faint patches. Aroma is almost pure pecan with little malt. Flavor is mildly bready malt, pecans, hint of caramel. Finish is nutty and lingering with light grassy hops. Light bodied with peppery carbonation that seem over carbonated, probably due to the light malt. The pecan flavor in this ale is nicely done and tastes like genuine fresh pecans. Like the chili beer from this brewery I tried last night, it is quite one dimensional. Fortunately the nutty flavor is able to support interest even with a mild malt body and this is more enjoyable than the chili beer, which had great chili taste but mediocre malt interest. Delivers the pecans it promises, but an otherwise forgettable brown ale.

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Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lundste
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of simplejj81
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Whole Foods. Sweet brown ale with nice heady, nutty aroma. Pours out a caramel brown with soft soapy head. Nuts are mostly in the aroma, in the taste it just comes across as maple sugar sweetness. Finishes quick, leaves nothing to remember it by.

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Photo of mdwhitney
2.59/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of E-McFarden
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Reddish brown with a 1/2 inch off white head, spotty lacing

S: Nutty Pecan pie, caramel, toast

T: Sweet candied pecans up front, gives way to a nutty bread malty flavor, the pecan stays in the aftertaste

M: Medium

O: Great beer in my opinion. Just as advertised with the pecan flavor really coming on strong. I for one am a fan of a sweeter dark beer like this one and I enjoyed it immensely.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Nut brown color with a small head that leaves a small ring of lacing at the very top of the glass. Aroma of earthy malts with candied pecans. Taste is similar to aroma: Nutty malt makes the body with a caramel and candied pecan finish. The aroma and taste are fairly sweet, even for a pecan ale. Medium body with medium carbonation. No alcohol aftertaste but there is definitely a slightly syrupy aftertaste. It's definitely a dessert beer.
Overall, it's an interesting beer. It's definitely pecan flavored and is a sweet nuttiness that falls somewhere before pecan pie. I was done with it after one, but could definitely drink more if I was in the mood for something sweeter.

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Photo of corybills
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pecan beer, where you been all my life?

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Photo of malfunxion
4.34/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A really interesting brew with a nice nutty flavor but also sweet and kind of creamy

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Photo of bwbetts
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jasonboerner
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty beer. Definitely nutty. Pecan stands out well. Not too bad at all.

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Photo of brewqueno
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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De La Vega's Pecan Beer from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
3.59 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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