Abita Pecan Harvest Ale – Day 52

Okay, so I ordered this beer knowing full well that it probably wasn’t going to blow me away in terms of flavor, but I was hoping that it might surprise me.  Abita makes a full line of beers, but the only one I have ever seen on the shelves or at a bar is Purple Haze.  Purple Haze is not a bad beer for anyone who is just getting into craft beer.  It is a raspberry wheat, so there isn’t really any hop presence, it is relatively light,  is low in alcohol (4.2%),  and has the sweet carbonation flavor of raspberries.  But it isn’t overly flavorful.  There is just a hint of raspberries.  I enjoy pecans though so thought I would give it a try.

Abita Pecan Harvest

This 5% light beer has fresh Louisiana pecans added during the brewing process.  However, they barely register on the tastebuds.  This tasted more like a brown ale than anything.  If I tried really hard, I could perhaps taste a subtle nut flavor at the very end, however, if it was there at all, it was more recognizable as a walnut than a pecan.  When a beer is titled after an ingredient, I fully expect it to taste like that ingredient.  That is the reason I order it.  Should you try this?  I guess that depends.  If you like mild brown ales, sure.  If you are looking for a ton of flavor though, no.  And if you really want to taste pecans, absolutely not.  Instead, buy a bag of pecans and eat them while drinking a beer.


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