molias (5) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love ambers and enjoy experimenting with the variations of the traditional style. Lighter color than expected with a whimsical head. Many flavors make up the complex overall taste of this beer.... possibly too many. Nice nutty small and finish to the sip... hop and malt balance is good but mouthfeel lacks a bit... a bit too thin for all the flavors there. This may contribute to the lack of lingering flavor...
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma of pecans, caramel malts, biscuits, and a hint of toffee. Slight pecan flavor with toasted malts, caramel, toffee, and some light earthy hoppiness and has a dry and bitter finish.
LinusStick (2944) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A different amber. I really like this.Aroma of nuts and not much else. Pour was a nice hazy orange with a one finger head that leaves instantly. Taste was very...well...pecan-y with a nice mix of light malt and a bit of honey in the aftertaste. I wouldn’t describe this as an amber ale, but it is damn good.
SpringsLicker (3221) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to my SS for this one.
Pours a clear copper body that supports a chunky head of off-white.
Caramel, nuts and honey aroma.
Thin oily body.
The flavor is light malt with just the slightest bit of bitterness towards the finish.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear roast red,smallfirm head. Sweet with clean, hard mouthfeel. Evident nutty/woody flavour that I assume is derived from the pecans, Low bitterness. A bit one-dimensional, and the malt profile is well simplistic.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This amber ale pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is nutty, fruity and sweet. Medium to light bodied amber. The malts are fruity and sweet. The pecans add a nutty and earthy flavor to this beer. The hops are floral and earthy. This beer has a definite nuttiness to it, which sort of adds to the flavor. The “regular” Abita amber was sort of bland, the pecans add some flavor to it. It’s a little thin and watery but not to bad. Nice carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch nutty.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the First Houston Tasting
Pours a nice, semi-thick amber with an aroma of faint, malted pecan. Flavor is weak roasted malt, with a faint (emphasis on faint) pecan finish. Watery mouthfeel. Not assertive enough; without "pecan" in the name I probably wouldn’t have detected said ingredient.
nearbeer (4012) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 12 oz. Clear copper with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is earthy nut and cocoa. Taste is toasted nut, and slightly sweet cocoa. Nearly medium palate is dryish.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 12 oz bottle at Houston Beer Tasting. Pours a cloudy orange with virtually no head. My nose must have been slightly stuffy because I could hardly pick up any aroma or it just doesn’t have much of one. Taste is of pecan but not much else; not complex. Mouthfeel is medium to thin and has some carbonation. I was hoping for more to it and was thus not impressed.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of nuts/pecans as it warmed. Flavor was extremely bland. About what I expect from an Abita beer.