Daily Archives: October 16, 2011

Abita’s Pecan Harvest Ale – I really wanted to like it!


When I heard about Abita’s Pecan Harvest Ale, I was intrigued (even if I didn’t care for their Purple Haze).  I’ve heard this was a pretty solid beer and it sounded like a yummy, malty beer that I’d enjoy.  The first sip wasn’t bad, filled with maltiness and I could taste a bit of pecan flavor, but the aftertaste didn’t sit well.  You know how if you eat a handful of pecans, you have that bitter aftertaste?  That’s exactly how this beer tasted; total pecan, nasty aftertaste and all.  Maybe this beer just isn’t for me, and while I dare say, you should still try it – it wouldn’t be one I’d highly recommend.

Oh Abita!  I have yet to like one of your beers, but I’m not giving up – I see you have a Fall Fest and a Christmas Ale – so I will give them a shot.  Stay tuned!