Onslow (1219) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Clear deep reddish brown with creamy tan head. Modest aroma with some caramel and nutty overtones. I was surprised at how full flavored it is - big sweet caramel maltiness starts the swallow, stays sweet till the end, an earthy nuttiness emerges about halfway through and the finish is earth and a little sour / bitter. The caramel and pecan tastes give this an almost candy like quality. Sweet, malty, nutty, I would have pegged it as a brown ale but I guess styles like "amber" and "brown" are fairly arbitrary anyhow. Commendable!
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"29th percentile overall going into this seems low, but i guessi can see it. i feel bad giving this a mediocre score, as there are aspects i like that are above average, but other below average aspects (like the overprickly watery feel) bring it down. Too bad. I like the roasty pecan flavor and aroma especially. Semi sweet. Not much follow thorugh but pleasant enough
AJK9600 (18) - Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Abita Pecan Harvest Ale looks great in the glass. Wonderful amber color. Aroma leaves quite a bit to be desired. Taste is a miss. A bit rougher on the front end and only a little better on the finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - SEP 23, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep copper color with a tiny fizzy off white head. A little bit of a reddish hue shines through the brew when held up to the light. The head fades very fast leaving only some spots of foam on the top of the brew with a couple big bubbles seen floating atop the surface.
Smell – The aroma is sweet with lots of caramel and some toffee aromas. Mixed with these are a lightly roasted malt aroma as well as some roasted pecan smells, which when mixed with the sweeter aromas, gives a light sugar roasted nut smell. It’s rather nice.
Taste –The taste begins thin, with a lightly roasted malt and caramel taste. The flavors are on the moderate to lighter side with the sweetness beginning stronger in the front and fading as the time moves on, while the roasted flavors take the exact opposite transition. Along with these flavor transitions, some flavors of toast and a roasted nut flavor of pecan come to the tongue more toward the middle of the flavor profile. The nut grows stronger to the end and is joined by a light floral and earthy hop flavor to leave a thin semi-sweet roasted nutty flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the lighter and thinner side with a carbonation that is a bit on the higher side. While the sweetness is nicely complemented by the thinness and higher carbonation, the roasted, malty and nutty flavors of the brew would have done much better with a thicker body and a lower carbonation.
Overall –The body and flavors are a bit weak which takes the brew down a step or two, but it does have decent (but very light) flavor with some nuttiness. An alright brew but nothing special.
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pure copper with some reddish hues, perfectly clear. Thin light tan head, little retention. Smells sweet, musty, a little vaguely nutty. Thin, a little caramel, maybe some maple. Very little pecan showing up at the very end of the taste.
BrettTaylor (575) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper color with 1.5 finger head. Head dissipates to thin skim quickly. Aroma - fairly non-descript malt on nose. Taste is almost like a mild porter with only a little pecan note.
Dochops (14) - Lincoln, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours autumn amber. Has a decent head with medium retention and sparse lacing. Nose is candied pecans, malt, and earthy notes. Taste is earthy, with decent but not over powering pecan. The finish reminds me if Thanksgiving.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (10240) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toasted pecans, toast and caramel malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is toasted pecans, malt dominant with faint hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drfabulous (4266) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Fest of Ales. Malty and light. Very amber in taste and color. Maybe a hint of pecan.
TXBadger (1621) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes: pours a nice brown color with off-white/ivory head. Nuts, pecans obviously, wood, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a slightly sweet note, probably from the pecans.