Wrath Of Pecant! | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Wrath Of Pecant!Wrath Of Pecant!

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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.

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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of oline73
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
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 calcio360jrd
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this baby to celebrate last nite at home! Pours a nice amber/brownish color, very thin though, little bit of lacing on the side of my dogfish snifter. Smell was wonderful, got the carib and the hint of pecan smoked wood, couldn't really figure out the plantain smell, wasn't there in my opinion. Taste was where its at! Lovely going down, nice subtle melding of flavors, actually glad this wasn't a really strong 10% beer, sometimes subtle flavors need to shine. Was going to save some of this for my roomate, but after drinking half of the bottle in 5 minutes, there was no chance of that happening! Glad i got another bottle chilling in the "cellar" aka the big plastic covered bin in my closet!

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a garnet hue with a slim sudsy beige head. A bit ho-hum, but not bad.

Smell -- Carob and plantain sweetness is in the forefront, along with cocoa, toasted malt, and woodsmoke. Nice interplay with the plantain sweetness and the smoke.

Tatse -- The pecan wood smoke is much more evident in the taste, but as the smokiness begins to ebb on the palate, the chocolatey carob and plantain sweetness begin to pronounce themselves more, along with toasted malt sweetness and a bit of dark fruit character.

Mouthfeel -- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It feels pretty good. Very drinkable.

Overall -- I like it. The carob and plantain really evevate this from a potentially ho-hum smoked beer to an interesting interpretation of the style. A year later and this is still drinking really well!

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Photo of Knapp85
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
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 claspada
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to syscrusher for the trade and aging this wherever he did for the last year plus.
Aromas of sweet butterscotch and caramel maltiness. As it warms you also get some slight toasted nuttiness and a more pronounced brown sugar aroma. I get no smoke or wood at all but that is understandable considering this beer was brewed over a year ago I believe.
The taste follows the nose but is much more subdued than I expected. I get a lot of sweet burnt caramel and butterscotch again. Not much in the way of nuttiness. There is a slight roasted character in the finish, but very slight; kinda like roasted peanuts (or in this case I guess Pecans). Once again there is no wood or smoked malt flavors (thank you aging).
The mouthfeel is medium with medium to low carbonation (typical Dogfish carbonation for those of you familiar with the brewers' other offerings). Overall I thought this beer was good but I believe would have been better several months ago with more complex flavors; still good none-the-less.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
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 lackenhauser
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice and clean bronze color. Great nutty and sweet caramel aroma. Nice hop bite right upfront then it melds into a caramel like sweetness with a faint hint of bready/nutty character. Mild spicy notes. Could almost be complex though in a subtle way if that explains it-a nice balance between all that is going on. Finish melds slowly into a faint dryness. Nice mouthfeel-has a touch of sticky sweetness. Really a great beer. It has come a long way in the year since it's release. I was not overly impressed upon it's release but it has really come into it's own. At the abv (bottle says 6.3%) I would not wait much longer. Still very, very well done.

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Photo of coldmeat23
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Thanks goes out to slvrmon82 for this awesome hook-up!

This pours a crystal clear, dark amber color. It has light highlights of both ruby and gold. A light and fluffy head of tan colored foam, about two-fingers worth, form and recedes. It leaves a small surface covering film.

Toasted malts. Good touch of smoke. Big nuttiness. Raisins. Nice hints of plantains/bananas. Very nice chocolate presence. Beef jerky.
The nose is quite complex. I can't wait to taste it.

Golden brown sugar hints. Lots of toasted malts. Touches of chocolate. Plantain/banana notes. Hints of lacto sweetness. Toasted nuttiness. Raisin/plum/grape notes. About midway through your palate, it brings out a smokiness that glides on through the finish and lingers for quite a while.

Just slightly less than full-bodied with an almost high level of carbonation. It's smooth enough, but lacks any real creaminess, which I think it would benefit from. The carbonation gives it a slightly sharp finish.

The smokiness would be just a bit too much to promote all night sessioning of this beer. With a couple 'in-betweeners' though, I think that I could polish off several bottles in a session.
Very tasty.

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Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of TMoney2591, shared with Sammy and Steve. 25oz into a tulip.

Pours a dark amber, almost with a dark 'peachy' quality to it in the light; some mahogany highlights. Light tan head leaves a collar of head and mild lace. Nose is smoked wood, some raw plantain/banana peel type stuff and a general woodiness. Taste is smoke initially, almost rauchbier-like at times. Sweet, again with some notes of the plantain again, dry and some slight starch. More nuttiness, sweet woodiness. Good mouthfeel, relatively full and smokey throughout. Good drinkability, and an interesting concotion overall that was well executed.

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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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 mcann2pu
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:1 Pint bottle. Dated: 2010.
Appearance: Pours into pint glass a slightly reddish slightly brown-ish color with some tan head.

Smell: sweet caramel and smokey aromas from this one.

Taste: sweet malt and smokey flavor, slightly nutty, good.

Mouthfeel: smooth slightly creamy.

Drinkability: very enjoyable, glad I have been able to have a few bottles of this one.

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Photo of stakem
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 2/23/11. Shared with wishuwerebeer.

750ml bottle I secured quite a while ago at the DFH rehoboth location. Poured into a couple of snifters, this brew appears a beautiful color of clear ruby copper. A finger of yellowish tan head appears and slowly recedes leaving a thin film of lacing across the top that edges its way towards the walls of the glass. A webbing of lacework clings to the glass. Closer inspection reveals some faint particulate floating through the body of the brew.

The aroma of this brew is smokey with a nutty scent of pecans. Somewhat reminiscent of bacon in a rauchbier sort of way. The smell of this brew overall is quite appealing and the pecans really come through with a unique enjoyable smell. My only gripe is while the smell of pecans and smoke is enjoyable, it stops there without much depth or other characteristics to take in.

The taste is lightly sweet with caramel malt flavoring and a bit of herbal bitterness before the smoked aspect comes in and overtakes and dominates the flavor profile. It lasts and lingers into the finish with a light tingle of alcohol that increases as the brew warms.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. This is a well put together brew that is easy drinking. The unique smokey and nutty aroma transcends perfectly into the flavors of this brew but it kept me looking for just a bit more depth. Well balanced and not over the top, this is an easily approachable brew.

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Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml poured into a DFH Pint Glass. Part of a lovely DFH tasting with 5 friends.

A - Pours a clear reddish-brown with a creamy off-white head that recedes to a slight haze.
S - Strong caramel and toffee aromas with a bit of roasted banana and a nice smoke presence. Really digging the smoke here, and somehow I overlooks that ingredient on the label, so it was a nice surprise.
T - More sweet caramel malt, roasted plantains, toasted pecan, and smoke. I can really tell that pecans were used for the smoking process, it's such a unique smoky quality that really makes the beer.
M - Slightly creamy with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
D - Really enjoyed this one, could have easily drank this bottle by myself. I had been looking forward to this one for some time, so glad it didn't disappoint!

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Photo of gskitt
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a DFH fan but have been disappointed as of late as I work my way through their line-up. Wrath of Pecant came as a welcome surprise. Smells of a pungent tropical ground clutter? Whatever, but somehow not in a bad way. Plantains and raw brown sugar on the front, balanced and a taste that made me want to keep drinking. This one I'll be looking for again.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown reddish orangish color with a one finger frothy head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of plantains up front with some brown sugar sweetness and a woddy smokiness. The taste has a woody smoky backbone with hints of caramel malt and brown sugar along with plantains, there is also a nice biting flavor of something, I have no idea what it is, can't figure it out. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. The drinkability is good, it is an easy drink, and with the complexity I want more to try to figure out the flavors.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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 DmanGTR
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to mdaschaf for this. I shared it with some Rochester BA's during our tasting. Review from notes.

Poured a hazy reddish orange with a white head. I immediately gather a whiff of bananas. Seriously, this smells almost like a mix of banana nut bread, tobacco, wood, and black tea. Very interesting and very well done. Bananas in the forefront with a nice caramel and cocoa background. Nuts (hard to discern specifically for pecans) are rather prominent and definitely give the bananas the classic banana nut bread quality. Smoke is noted towards the finish. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. I commend DFH for this very interesting and intriguing beer.

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful reddish colour. With a good amount of head. Smells smokey and malty on the nose. Tastes smokey with lots of plantain actually. Im not sure what carob tastes like but i think i can taste it. Smooth and very very malty. Overall fairly good.

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Photo of udchemist
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really Beautiful beer, reddish brown, nice head retention. Thanks urbancaver. Smells like the peat but really tastes the smoked malts (not my cup of tea personally). Don't really ttaste the plantains :(
Drinkability is decent
Mouthfeel is good, enjoyed the roller coaster ride through and throguh :)

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Photo of brew3crew
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during a dog fish head tasting
A-light brown with white lacing
T-very smoky. It really comes out in the taste rather than the smell. Once past the smoke you can pick up on a nice malt backbone.
M-medium bodied and goes down smooth.
D-very drinkable. Pleasantly suprised

Thanks cam!

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Photo of maximum12
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to our good friends Mr. & Mrs. beerloco for this, the lone surviving bottle from an excellent BIF box that arrived in late September. Always up for some DFH weirdness; plenty of hits, plenty of whiffs, but never boring.

Pours more on the amber side of brown, like a red-head who has dyed her hair cocoa, & you're surprised. Smell is just west of indescribable. Not being a connoisseur of plantains or carob - which I had to look up - I'll wager it smells like them. Words fail me. It smell like something I can't place. Oh well.

Wrath of Pecant tastes just as bizarre as one might expect. Nuttiness forms the basis of the beer, & then cleans everything up at the end too. In the middle is a rim-shot of giggling oddness. More pecans, gusts of smokiness, only a smidgeon of malts, plums, brown sugar. But not much of any of those; I'm having to pluck & seek them out. Pecans rule this roost from dusk to dawn. Which certainly cuts seriously into how much of it I want to drink. Split this head-crushing bottle with my wife, & that's good by me.

Not sure this beer should be judged on a conventional scale, it's just too far out there. Pretty good? Not great, certainly not pedestrian, this one stands in its own field. Thanks for the experiment...again.

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Photo of BZero007
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this from a friends usually visit to the brew pub. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. This was one of my favorite brews of the year. Poured a lovely golden amber color. Spirals of carbonation spun threw the brew. The aroma was a bit weak though was very nice. The head formation was spot on and brought the brew a great presence. The taste is what took me for a loop and had me saddened that I only had one bottle. Wish this was produced year round or at least yearly.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A= Nice dark amber in color, nice head that left some soapy lacing.

S= To me the nose was rather faint, I really smelled the smoke, some nuts in it, and some carmel malts.

T= Nice taste get a little bit of a nutty taste the plantains come out a little and you get a nice smoke taste to it.

M= Medium bodied nice amount of carbonation.

D= Very nice drink really like DFH because they are always trying new stuff overall this beer was pretty good.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to warriorsoul for this brew.

Bottled: 2010

Poured into a Dogfish Head glass a nice golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger creamy tannish head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with lots of caramel, very slight oak. The taste is malty, pretty sweet, some carob, and lots of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew. Glad to have gotten a chance to try it.

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Photo of tubdog13
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Wrath of pecant - thanks to my brother for picking this up at the brewpub

A -  brown/golden with minimal head, looks appealing with light bubbles
S - mild maltiness in the nose, light caramel sweetness, little banana
T - carob, malt, wheat come through
M - a bit dry threw the tongue, not chewy, but def not smooth
D - def has some drinkabilty, was easy going down, think this would do well with some age on it

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Wrath Of Pecant! from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 196 ratings