Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Abita - Pecan Harvest

Abita - Pecan Harvest
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a pint glass
Pecan Harvest comes from Abita Brewing Company in Louisiana. Who knew that they made beer in the South? Made with real Louisiana pecans, as the label says.
It pours with a medium amber body with a glowing orange tint. The initial thin white head has no retention and leaves no lacing on the glass. There’s a mild astringency to the malts on the nose, but what’s also present seems like pumpkin spices and pecans.
The mouthfeel seems well carbonated at first, but it goes flat and watery in a hurry. There’s a slight toasty malt character, but they too seem watered down. No hops to speak of. The pecan taste comes through in the end, but they taste artificial (counter to the label’s claim). The aftertaste is medicinal and unpleasant. This is not a beer I’d seek out again.
Final Verdict: D-

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