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Arizona Wilderness Picacho Pecan Pie Brown Ale

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 4.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Our brown ale brewed with whole pecan pies and dry hopped with local Arizona pecans and real vanilla beans.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (584) - - MAY 12, 2015
At first sip, it’s hard to see why people get so excited about this beer. Sure, a smooth nuttiness and roasty character play off the thin, medium-light body in a very drinkable way -- but overall, it’s a very standard, forgettable brew. But wait for the glass to warm and you will be rewarded. As the beer nears room temperature, the deep, sweet aromas of the season emerge. Maple syrup, unimpeded by American ale yeast, leads the way for other saccharine stuff like French vanilla and brown sugar. Mint, plum, alcohol and roasted pecan swirl in the background. When cold, Picacho Pecan Pie’s flavor is that of a straightforward brown ale: toasty and nutty. Even when warm, the roasty flavors of bread, pecans and mild coffee lead. It’s after the swallow that things get interesting, with vanilla beans and pecan skins rising up to smooth out the beer’s edges. None of these flavors, however, are very powerful -- those looking for the sweet, intense flavors of a pecan pie should look elsewhere. No, this brew is about balance and drinkability with a subtle twist, which is how Wilderness’ brewers tend to operate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
growler, this is was weird, a mix of sweet molasses, nougat, chocolate, roasty, but the balance was a little off for more, nontheless not offensive at all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Smells like a nut brown ale and tastes like a nice nut brown ale too. I can taste the pecans, but it is more of a roasted nut taste than an actual pecan pie. Medium body with medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1647) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Deep dark mahogany. Nice khaki head. Roasty. Cocoa. Bread crust. Vanilla. Pecan. Brown sugar. Light maple syrup. Delicious sweetness but bot overboard or cloying or sticky.. Not bitter. Good balance. Great drinkability. Slick medium body. A lot of character packed into neat, clean package.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On draft at AZWBC. Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Aroma is molasses, Pecans, roasted malt. Taste is brown sugar, pecans, molasses, vanilla. Pecan pie in a glass. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (128) - - NOV 1, 2014
Basic brown ale nose, leads to a thick, rich mouthfeel. As it warms, blasts of vanilla bean fill the palate. Really hard to find a hint of pecans, but the sweetness makes this a pleasant brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebitterendaz (32) - Alabama, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours very dark brown out of tap at ratebeer sneek peak party. Aroma vanilla and brown sugar. Taste of roasted vanilla and subtle pecan. Very tasty!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7420) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Poured up on tap at Wilderness where it has a deep dark mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up smooth notes of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, earthy chocolate and as it warmed a nuttiness comes to the surface. The taste has malt sweetened dark roasted malts, some nice chocolate notes and then hitting about midway is a mild nuttiness. It ends as the roasted malt notes and sweet nutty malts move forward creating a smooth finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Great aroma and taste. It pours an nice brown to almost black. You get the flavor of pecan and sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DesertDevil (634) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 From a growler. Nice nutty nose of roasted pecans, hazelnuts, cinnamon sugar, and light maple syrup. Pours very dark brown with a big tan head that quickly dissipates to half its original size. Rich taste of brown sugar, vanilla, pie dough, the right amount of nuttiness (not overly bitter), caramel, and a delightful light touch of espresso. The flavor manages to be decadent while remaining light and very refreshing. The finish is sweet and long. Damn, another home run by Jon and Pat at AZWBC.


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