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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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BA SCORE
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1,475 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,475
Reviews: 545
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 79
Gots: 223 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005

Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is the first beer in the world, to our knowledge, made with whole roasted pecans. The pecans are used just like grain and provide a nutty characteristic and a delightful depth to the flavor profile. This beer is very lightly hopped to allow the malty, caramel, and nutty flavors shine through. The color is dark mahogany. Southern Pecan won a Bronze Medal in the 2006 World Beer Cup in the Specialty Beer category.

19 IBU
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Ratings: 1,475 | Reviews: 545
Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too light for a brown, next to no nose, the pecans are barely noticeable, very thin and a little overcarbed...overall uneventful. Never trusting the bottle shop guy that recommended this to me again!

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not good at all. Very watered down taste and no pecan flavor at all.

Photo of Nunya
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very watery, I don't taste pecan. Not sure what this is supposed to be. Tastes like a bad lager. Might as well drink a budweiser.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful chestnut color. Aroma is of sweet malt, and a touch of nuttiness. Taste is sweet malt, nuttiness, and a bit of floral undertones on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a somewhat spritzy carbonation. Overall a nice, light, and slightly sweet/nutty brown ale. Definitely a beer one could session.

Photo of ElJacobian
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a beautiful ruby/amber. The smell has strong toasted nut aroma, and after an initial shockwave on the tongue it mellows out and balances very nicely. Ales are not typically my favorite, but this beer is unique and great for what it is. The toasted nut flavor on the aftertaste is quite pleasant.

Photo of jribeiro025
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is underrated. Not a lot of head, but it has a deep mahogany color. You can smell the pecan and it has a subtle nutty taste. I'm a fan!

Photo of bharpster
4.41/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer, very unexpected

Photo of SeanMan1104
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good brown ale. Nothing bad to say, I would recommend. A touch sweet for my taste but still pretty good. Def worth a try.

Photo of Doonzman
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was surprisingly a pretty good beer. Really smooth. Nice genuine pecan taste. Id recommend

Photo of Beer-Lovin-RAT
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good brown ale with a subtle pecan flavor.

Photo of fredmugs
2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was a one sip drain pour and the girlfriend felt the same way. I can't even specifically say why. It was synergistically bad.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. It doesn't have a soft texture or good retention, looking a bit rough in the glass. Almost no lacing is left behind, either. (3.5)

Smell: Light, as expected. But I do pick up pecans, in a slightly roasted fashion to boot. Hints of butterscotch, toffee, and cream round it out. It also seems slightly sweet. Hardly exciting, but it does what it sets out to do. (3.25)

Taste: A slight malty touch open things up - caramel and toffee, mainly. It slowly develops mild pecan flavors, along with a sugary flavor. Slight diacetyl appears throughout. It is what it is, and that's not a bad thing. The best part? I like how the pecans don't taste remotely artificial. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: The body thickness is decent for 4.5%. Not bone-dry, but at least it doesn't leave a chemical film like some nut-laden beers tend to be (hi, Sweet Baby Jesus!) Like many low ABV brews, carbonation is fairly aggressive. (3.5)

Overall: Nothing particularly special - it is, however, a nice everyday drinker that shows off the pecan subtly yet effectively. This is a great beer to lure BMC drinkers in with; hell, I'd even consider buying it again. (3.25)

3.29/5: Not a world beater, but very approachable and easy to drink

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This glass is so cold I may over rated this.

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice pecan taste. Not much lacing. Very tasty.

Photo of SGerry
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

There's nothing bad about this ale, but it doesn't have anything that will make me come back for more. There's almost no pecan taste to it, the main reason anyone would initially try it. I can barely smell any pecan aroma either. The few things that I did like is it doesn't linger, there's almost no bitterness, and it's got a good color. I'd take Newcastle over this any day.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours clear light brown with no head. Aromas of malt. Nut certainly comes through on the flavor, with smooth sweet malt.

Photo of rpmetzler
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slight pecan aroma. Very light pecan taste. Not much alcohol, but smooth and tasty.

Photo of PostRockandCats
2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks pretty, but the flavor was bland and too sweet.

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.51/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

God damnit, Jesus made this beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a good beer bottle poured in a wide mouth goblet about 45 degrees
L: water down coke 1 1/4 head dissipates quick leaves no lacing
S: Buttery pecan with sugar on top
T: Buttery pecan pie kinda
F: Liike a lite syrup that coats your mouth
O: I believe you should give it a try very smooth wish I had another

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light amber brown in color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Mild lace develops.

Smell: a soft roasted nuttiness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild nuttiness, some brown sugar, and a bit of breadiness arrives late. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a pleasant easy drinking nutty brown ale that has a nice balanced flavor.

Photo of rholeyiii
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It was almost like pecan pie, but could have used a tad bit more malt.
Seems pretty underappreciated on here, though I did have it on tap in Mississippi

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth ale with a balanced nutty flavor. Brewed in good taste.

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, reddish-amber color, speckled with some reddish high-lights and a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I do get some very faint notes of toasted malt and some brown sugar, but that’s about it.

Taste: Interesting flavors. Some toasted malt up front, followed by some nuttiness and brown sugar-like sweetness. A little weak, though as all these flavors are pretty subtle, with no one flavor taking a lead. Unfortunately, I’m not getting any pronounced pecan flavors, just a little nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 45.%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty decent brown ale, possessing good, if subtle, flavors of nuttiness, malt and sweetness, all nicely balanced, but not pronounced. It was certainly worth a try, and I’d certainly drink it again if offered, but I won’t be picking it up again on my own.

Photo of Cyrion
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonick pint. Consumed seven weeks after bottling.

Appearance: A coppery bronze, with a 2" head.

Aroma: Somewhat malty, somewhat sweet.

Taste: Classic brown ale flavors. Not much pecan flavor, if any.

Mouthfeel: Typical for a brown.

Overall: Not a bad beer. No bitterness. But there's just not enough nutty flavor to market this as a pecan-ish beer.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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