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 doesnít 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.
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - NOV 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In a 12oz bottle. Initially, I couldnt smell any pecans - but then I blew my nose...guess I had boogies in there. Still, the nutty aroma was light at best. The hop characteristic was a bit too high, negating any real pecan flavor. Also, the carbonation seemed quite sharp, whereas a bottle conditioning might have been a better choice to highlight the pecans. After writing this review, I have changed my mind and lowered the score - realizing that I really didnt like this beer. Lo siento.
Poobah (324) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice nutty-sweet aroma. Dark amber color with thin but persistent head. Malty intro and full mouthfeel with some carbonation. There is a genuine dry and sweet nuttiness to the beer, especialy in the aftertaste. Good bitter finish as well. One of their better seasonals.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber brown, brief eggshell head. Aroma is all caramel with some earthy tones. The palate is very similar to the Abita Amber, but there is a definite nuttier flavour to it (had them side by side), not that I could honestly say it is pecan if I were in a blind taste test. A little simplistic, but enjoyable.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First Official Houston Tasting. Pours like a DIPA, dark orangish color with nice big head. Huge biscuit and bready nose, some pecan in there for sure. Flavor was very mild with malty biscuit notes and some nuts. Finish was very quick with a bitter pecan after taste. Not bad for Abita.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep orange.amber color with a tan film for head. Mainly a sweet malt aroma, slightly buttery. Does have a pecan hint, but it leans more toward glazed pastries. The flavor is less sweet than the aroma suggests. Itís actually very mild. Some soft crystal malt notes and a nutty backdrop. Fairly thin and light with a late spicy malt character and a mild bitter finish. Pretty boring, and lacking Pecan character.
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice semi-hazy amber coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of nuts, malt, light hops and some sugars as well. Light-bodied; Shallow flavour of nuts, malt and very little else come to mind when drinking this. Aftertaste shows some fake sugars, a bit of malt and pretty much nothing else - no spices nor nuts/pecans to speak of. Overall, a pretty bad offering, definitely one to pass up, regardless of what you like. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 17-November-2007.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
i wish i could rate it higher as i have an affinity for breweries destroyed by hurricanes. but, this beer doesnít taste like either an amber or like pecans. itís very thin and kinda stinky, but it looks good.
bottle from city beer san francisco
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber, slight head fades rapidly. Aroma is faint, notes of caramel and some nuttiness. Pecans come through significantly more in the flavor, which is caramel with a solid note of nuts. Fortunately, it just comes across as nutty, as opposed to of pecans, as I donít care for pecans. Simple and one dimensional, but not too bad. A good beer for the Abita line up.