Wrath Of Pecant! | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Wrath Of Pecant!Wrath Of Pecant!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wrath of Pecant is a collaboration between Dogfish and the Alstrom Brothers of BeerAdvocate celebrating the 2010 Extreme Beer Fest. A 6% abv brownish ale brewed with pecan-wood smoked malt, plantains and carob.

Added by jrallen34 on 02-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
14.47%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
26
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peachy-raspberry coloured body, minimal head.Smoke in the aroma. Sweetish smoke flavour,minimal wood taste, lght and easy brown ale.Works a a brown ale, leans on the sweet side. Decent mouthfeel, good drinkability. Pecan in aftertaste.Liam's bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of djrn2
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Was very excited to try this beer last year at the brewpub. Ordered a bottle and gave it a pour. The color was a light orangey brown with a fizzy white head. There isn't much lacing here. The smell of the beer is a bit nutty and slightly floral. The taste is kind of on the sweet side some brown sugar perhaps, some nuttiness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light bodied. Overall it was a decent brew but nothing too impressive.

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Photo of nmann08
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a dark copper brown with good carbonation with a fluffy off-white head. This is from 2010 and from the smell, hard to believe this beer is over 4 years old. It is very fragrant.

The nose is dominated by banana, caramel, burnt brown sugar, butterscotch. The flavor is a little peat smoke, roasted/fried banana, caramel, chestnuts. There is a little oxidation going on and for only 6%, the booze is biting on the palate. It is very sweet and full of sugary notes.

Overall, ehhhh. It might have been better fresh, but still holds up.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The last pint I got to try at my first visit to the DPH pub. Great smoky aroma to this one. Taste is also smoky but very flavorful. Some great nuttiness and the fruits come through, and the roasted flavors make for a great, well-balanced beer. Not quite as good as the 75 Minute, but was the second best beer I tried and the uniqueness of this one makes it worth a try,

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wrath is a standard Dogfish Head experiment. Though good, I tire of the exotics a bit and would like to see more focus on quality beers like 90 Minute. They don't really need the gimmicks. I mean what's next, a gruit make with cat food and eye of newt? Maybe a collaboration with Vick's 44?

Meahwhile, back at the ranch... Wrath looks very nice with a bright copper color, edging toward the darker side of amber. Slightly off-white highly froathy head doesn't erupt with volume but resides on a medium blanket that coats the glass well while leving good lacing behind.

Sweet and hearty malts give deep caramels, toffee, and a good dose of brown sugar, maple syrups, and sorghum. Obvious fruit aromas seem very raisony and with a plethera of non-descript fruit scents. Forced spiciness give a Christmas Ale-like impression: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...

Extremely sweet flavors of those malts, caramels, and sugars have very little buffer to balance. Light hop bitterness struggle to give any repreive from the sweetness, any hop flavor gets burried by spice and fruit. Raisons, dates, figs, grapes, and other stone fruits seem all over the place and dominate the beer. Still, spices give a compliment to the sweet and fruity sides but also give a bite, astringency, and distraction from the more beer-like aspects.

Expecting a full and cloying mouthfeel, Wrath starts medium and has a well-attenuated, drying finish while remaining sweet.

Wrath is a nice beer, especially for for malty lovers and fruit fans. No real plaintain flavors (and I'm not sure what the hell a corob is) but the mouthfeel saves the beer.

Thanks Pwoody!

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Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head that goes away almost completely.

Smell: Mildly smokey with a caramel malt sweetness and some fruity notes.

Taste: There is some bready malt, this beer isn't too sweet at all. There is some smoke, which I really enjoyed. I can just pick up the plantains a little bit. The finish is bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very mild carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: I really liked the mild smoke, that together with the bitter finish made the beer. I think this one benefited from a bit of age. A nice offering and I'm glad I got to try it again.

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Photo of largadeer
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle shared by Nick the Tick a couple weeks back.

The beer has a brownish-amber body, stunningly clear with a small white head that craps out completely in moments.

Light woodsmoke aroma, a little toasted malt and caramel sweetness. Not exactly brimming with aroma, but there's nothing offensive about it. Pretty average.

Exhibits flavors of smoke and nuts, toast, light toffee. A bit grainy with a thin body. Finishes semi-dry, toasty, little bit of lingering smoke. Hints at a fried banana flavor near the finish. Nothing special, kind of bland and uninteresting despite the odd list of ingredients.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to mday for the bottle.

Pours a caramel color with an off white head. Single finger to start and has a short retention, but leaves few nice rings. The nose is brown sugar, nuts, and some caramel. The taste is like candied pecans with a nice sweetness and a slightly-dry nutty character. Good body and the pecans do a good job on the beer. Drinks really well and is a really interesting and tasty brown ale.

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Photo of mothman
2.32/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one!

Pours a light layer of fizzy off white head. Color is a clear copper brown. Very light for a brown ale. Not dark at all.

Aroma: Smells very smokey like a rauchbier. Bacon, smoke, roasted malts. Can't really detect any pecans here. Nothing like a brown ale at all.

Taste: Huge smoked flavors. Again, just like a rauchbier. Bacon and lots of it. Seriously confused with this beer. Some malts, but all are smoked. No brown ale flavors at all.

Mouthfeel: Smoked, a bit smooth, and then more smokiness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends smoky and dry.

Overall, an American brown that seems to have taken a different path. Tastes nothing like any brown I have had. The pecans never really showed through me. Not very drinkable at all.

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at dive bar in Worcester, MA.

Lighter creamy bubbly head over slightly hazy golden orange brown color.

Nose of brown sugar and sweetness like toasted brown sugar pecans. Lighter dark malts. Belgian malts and dark german wheats.

Taste is sweet some fruits, white riasin, plum, banana, brown sugar pecans toasty some belgian malts little syrupy sticky sweet little light hops and creamy. Some bready darker malts too. Finish is drier with lingering sweet brown sugars and pecans, and hint of smoke.

Mouth is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Drinkability is OK, nothin special. NO real alcohol but being 6% it shouldn't, and dries a bit on the finish, but leaves the mouth a little startchy feeling, kinda weird.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Pinocchio's beer garden, Media, PA

Very tasty! Poured thick, reddish-brown with a healthy off-white head. Pungent aroma; malts, caramel, wood, nuts, some sugar and light fruit. All those characteristics carried over into the taste, with a toasty quality, and slight banana bread flavors coming through later on. Medium-light mouthfeel, pretty smooth and nutty, and moderately drinkable. Tasted better after it breathed for a while.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of billab914
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared at a recent tasting. It poured a deep orange amber color with a thin white head clinging to the edges of the glass. Very cool color, the head disappeared rather quickly though.

In the aroma I get a little bit of smoke mixing with some sweeter notes of dark fruits and cherry flavors. Some malty, brown sugar like characteristics come out as well. Pretty nice aroma overall.

The taste shows more of the malty sweet flavors up front with some dark fruit and brown sugar notes to it. In the finish the smoke really starts to come out and gives it a very nice smoky dry finish.

The mouthfeel is a little on the thinner side with carbonation being about average. Overall I thought it was a very solid beer. I especially liked the smoky finish to it. Very interesting and tasty beer overall.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a bottle with THECPJ.

A:Pours a light brown with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Decent lacing.

S: Plantains right off the bat. There is some wood, smoke, a little banana, and a buttery aroma as well, almost like popcorn butter.

T: I get the bananas/plantains in the beginning and then some brown sugar, a little smoke flavor, and some caramel malt. There is also a nutty flavor, maybe the from the pecan chips.

M/D: Medium to full bodied with a slightly creamy texture. Has nice carbonation, especially after a year. A very interesting beer, I really like the flavors and the smoke, but its not something I would drink all the time for sure.

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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