DrinkinWell (225) - - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery orange. Aromas of citrus, tangerine especially. Tastes a tad bit nutty, but not too much so. Hops arenít that noticeable in this sweet ale. An ok beer, at best. Abitaís fall season all just arenít that great.
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer design - had to give it a try at Bourbon Street Grill in Hellís Kitchen section of Manhattan. On the malty side, the Pecan is obvious, but didnít find it overbearing. Makes for a sweet beer overall, with a dry roasted pecan finish.
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Shadyside. Slightly sweet with only a mild taste of pecans. If you donít want an over the top nut beer this is for you.
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured hazy amber with thin pff white head, dissipated quickly with little lacing. Nose is nutty malt and taste is similar. Mild carbonation with fizzy mouthfeel. Sweet finish.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Doesnít really compare pecan beers like Lazy Magnoliaís, but this has a mild appeal as well. Light brownish colored, thin head, slightly sweet.
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured into a pint glass. Aroma slightly nutty, most of the head vanished in a minute. Light caramel color with a slightly nutty, medium sweetness to the taste. The carbonation was a little fizzy. Overall itís drinkable, solid but not spectacular.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thick collapsing mocha head. In aroma, sweet nutty malt with grassy notes, faint cinnamon. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with grassy hops, very restrained, OK.
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Ninth Ward with Linh, Scarlett and Meg. Pours a clear amber brown body with thin white lacing. Aroma is light nut and caramel malt. Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation and notes of sweet caramel malt, light grass and nut. Overall, very tame.
nealblind (660) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gusher. Lovely reddish pour huge head. Aroma of wood, urea malt. Tastes similarly woody. Not really all that much pecan. Not oversweet, but sweet n sorta watery. A disappointment would not get again but ok.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on-tap for a $4.50 pint at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Appearance: Good looking beer. A deep brown (ahem, PECAN) colored brew with a nice little two finger, creamy head on top. I was basically expecting a glass of brown water, but this was a good looking pint. Lacing was patchy from top to bottom... not bad at all.
Smell: I can say, maybe embarrassingly so, that I donít ever remember having pecans before in any form. Yes, that means no pecan pie, or anything of the sort. I have smelled pecans before though, and this beer does have that smell. A sweet pecan, caramel aroma. Not interesting, not awful, itís alright.
Taste/feel: Quite a lot like the smell. I read some things about this beer before having it, and itís what I expected almost exactly. The pecan and caramel is there from beginning to end, and thatís it. Thereís no other dimension of flavor. Thereís not much of a bitterness. Itís not bad by any means, but itís very, VERY one-note. Carbonation is quite high, and the feel is pretty low. I donít love it, but this is actually a very solid, sessionable brew. If youíre looking for something to send your taste buds on a ride, this may not be it, but itís still a decent beer.