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Pecan Harvest Ale

September, 2015
Judges Rating: 
24 / 24
5 / 6
30 / 40
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.