Pecan Pie Thief
Wren House Brewing Co

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From:
Wren House Brewing Co
 
Arizona, United States
Style:
Wheatwine
Ranked #10
ABV:
12.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,297
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
18
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 10, 2024
Added:
Nov 14, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
For this version special version of Pie Thief we teamed up with Little Miss BBQ to create the ultimate Pecan Pie experience. We smoked 75lbs of Pecans and added them to our Pie Thief recipe with a little extra midnight wheat and a touch of lactose. We then aged this glorious liquid on a very large amount of vanilla beans resulting in the most decadent Pecan Pie Wheatwine you could ever imagine. This is most definitely life.
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Ratings by Jae61:
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Rated by Jae61 from Arizona

4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nov 14, 2017
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Rated: 3.78 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Mar 10, 2024
 
Rated: 4.14 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

May 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 11/17/22

I've heard many good things about Wren House, so when I saw this strange sounding Wheatwine on Tavour I knew I had to have it. Vanilla and smoked pecans? This sounds like it'll be right up my alley. That being said, I'm just hoping it doesn't trend too sweet. Let's crack it open and find out

Pours a very dark brown with2 fingers of creamy dark tan head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves decent lacing. I haven't had many Wheatwines, but this is the darkest I've seen by a long shot

The nose seems to keep everything in check really nicely, bringing a decent amount of sweetness but nothing overbearing. I'm picking up on aromas of burnt caramel, toasted pecan, raisin, brown sugar, molasses, black pepper, sweet vanilla, and a touch of campfire smoke

The pecan is even more intense in taste, something I haven't quite experienced before. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting smoked pecan, dark toast, smoked malt, hazelnut, burnt caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and light raisin. The swallow brings notes of toasted pecan, milk chocolate, hazelnut, burnt caramel, brown sugar, black pepper, beechwood smoke, and light toffee

A medium full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a smooth beer with a little bite. Finishes mostly dry and drinks well below its abv

I was not expecting to enjoy this one as much as I did. It's not the most complex beer, but super fun
Apr 29, 2023
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
So fun fact, we actually went to Little Miss BBQ and had the pecan pie when in PHX, and it was incredible! Certainly a worthy inspiration for a beer! (Or anything for that matter, delicious!) Curious how it would translate. Opaque brown pour with two fingers of brown foam. Wheat and smoked pecan with caramelized dark fruit, slight booze and lactose in the taste, where the nose is more focus on the caramel and nuttiness. Weird in the shift from hyper sweet to earthy smoked nuttiness in how extreme and quick it is but I don’t hate it. Where the pie melds all together, here there are layers and stages of separation. Still, warm, smooth, rustic and sugary all at once in the mouthfeel, little thin. I feel like this swung for the fences and scored a solid double, would recommend but suggest you trying the actual pie more
Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dang, surprised I haven't reviewed this yet. I say that a lot. Anyways, brown pour. Not sludge. Looks brown ale-esque. Has a light brown head, 1/4". In the aroma, hold your horses, you get a good amount of pecans. Its well done and enjoyable, possibly the most enjoyable aspect of an enjoyable beer. If you look for the vanilla you can smell it too.

The taste is a pecan delivery system. There is a nice light caramel toffee underpinning. The mouth feel is very nice, definitely a sipper, but a smooth one at that. The rumor is spreading round, in that Arizona town, outside, inside Phoenix. It goes nutty beyond just the pecans. I prefer the relatively light body, the longer boil brings a tad more bitterness, I didn't think it needed to be beer nerd Chicago pour viscosity'd up, but that's just me. Very nice mouth feel.

I dig wheatwines, I wish we had more of them. This is pretty much a must have during the holiday season (Thanksgiving - New Year). Like Toby Keith said, getcha some.
Mar 07, 2023
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
nice pecan taste not strong- could have used more flavor
Jan 08, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A Tavour Treat. Pours a dark brown color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of dark fruits and nuts. Taste is sweet and nutty. Thick, smooth and creamy.
Dec 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 21, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can from Jeremy. Dark brown, almost see-through, small beige foamy head. Nutty aroma, nutty taste, sweet, not as much as the pie. Some molasses,, kind of sticky.
Jan 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Nov 14, 2017