Pecan Harvest Ale

Louisiana
United States
Abita Pecan Harvest Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Abita Pecan® Harvest Ale is brewed with pale, Munich, biscuit and caramel malts and Willamette hops. Real Louisiana roasted pecans are added in the brewhouse and give the ale a subtle nutty flavor and aroma. Crack one open for yourself.

This ale is excellent served with both red meat, seafood and, no surprise here, it’s also great with nuts! Try Pecan® Harvest Ale with Gouda cheese.

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ABV: 
5.1%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
44° F
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

This ale smells malty and rich right from the beginning. It has a moderate melanoidin and breadcrust character, with an aroma that resembles both freshly milled base malt and a bag of almonds. The aroma remains fresh and rich even after the beer warms. Its clear, reddish-amber body carries a very low off-white head that does not rouse. This beer's flavor is quite different from the aroma, tasting primarily of earthy hops and wood with a dull malty backbone. It finishes dry with low tannins, accentuated by moderate bitterness and low carbonation. Although this beer gets off to a great start, its flavor is not assisted by the specialty character.

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