Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Today, they brew over 151,000 barrels of beer in a state-of-the-art facility. Their lagers and ales are brewed in small batches, hand-crafted by a team of dedicated workers with only the highest ideals of quality. This pride, along with their brewing process, is what creates such great beers. The current release from their Harvest line is the Pecan Harvest Ale which is brewed with toasted Louisiana pecans.
The beer pours an bright amber color with orange hues. The half finger off white head dissipates quickly. Once the head has completely receded a thin lacing is left both a top the beer and along the sides of the glass.
Nutty aromas of pecan are noticeable from the first whiff. Sweet caramel and biscuity notes provide a backdrop to the pecans and intermingle flawlessly. A hint of toffee is also notable alongside the caramel and biscuit aromas. A touch of grassy, earthy hops balance the bouquet.
Sweet caramel notes are married perfectly to toasty pecan, creamy and rich butter notes, toffee and a hint of vanilla. A strong malty backbone that showcases biscuit flavors elevates the sweet and nutty notes that hit right off the bat. Earthy hops add a slight bitterness that balances all the sweetness and adds additional complexity.
Abita Pecan Harvest is a great fall offering that is both delicious and different. Take a break from the Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers and cozy up with a bottle of Pecan Harvest Ale. The perfect pair for Gouda, pecan crusted pork loin or pecan topped baked apples.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Pints
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