Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a frothy, white head. Aroma is some what hoppy. Mouthfeel is light. Flavor is toffee with a strong bitter aftertaste. I donít really get pecans out of this, maybe Iím missing something...
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice clear amber color with a large frothy yellowish head. aroma is nutty with notes of burnt toffee. flavor is nutty and slightly bitter. i thought this one was ok. very much like a brown ale to me.
jstraw (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 Orange amber with good, creamy beige head / Musty, dry grain, malt and pecan nose / Light body, some chewiness and balanced, with fair finish / Light, clean flavors of dry grains, dried pecans, and caramel / If you love New Orleans, youíve got to love Abita, but they arenít the most talented of brewers.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown color with very little head. As I expected this a sweet smelling malt first type of beer with some toffee and light nuttiness. Same goes with the flavor, maybe a little caramel. Boring.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber/orange with a medium head. Aroma of grass, nuts and rotting leaves. The taste was caramel and nuts with a little grass. Medium bodied. Nice try, but uninspired taste.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep copper body with thin head. Aroma is of stale pecans, very nutty, sweet malt. Flavor is harsh with pecans dominating but with the malt unaware of where it should be. Pecans are not my favorite nut but this one is way too rough for me.
kmweaver (3151) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a clear orange color; yellowish-tan head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. It looks good, at least. Grainy, slightly nutty aroma: pecans? Maybe. Medium mouthfeel: some sugar, nuttiness, and a very light malty chewiness; not a whole lot here, but a slight, nutty viscosity. Decent. Medium, doughy finish.
3fourths (7063) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Very slightly hazy golden brown and orange color, a bit faint and light in the glass. Faint nose of soggy dried leaves, cedar and I guess what could be described as pecans. It certainly doesn’t have a strong aroma or flavor, and I found myself struggling to pick up even the slightly bit of flavor from this beer. The best I can describe it is leafy (but not grassy) pale malts, a little bit of some sour bread or nuts, and a clean, uninspiring finish. A very empty, pallid beer.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
ok, poured into a tulip. pours a clear brown amber with fizzy white head quick to dissipate. smooth light crisp aroma. light with little complexity to it. looking forward to this pecan beer, but not much going on in this, would be good as a compliment with some food, but it is too simple to stand alone. a mild nutty crispness to it. it is not bad per se, just to subtle.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the FX Matt of the south comes this winner. Simply a straightforward sweet ale that does not have much of a pecan element to it. Really I think this type of beer could be great if done by the right brewer.