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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,286 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 1,286
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 73
Gots: 129 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,286 | Reviews: 498 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Misfit138:
Photo of Misfit138
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Having had this beer several times finally reviewing.

A- Fairly typical brown ale. Deep orange or light brown, which is allows plenty of light. Small head that quickly vanished and left no lacing.

S- Nice sweet malts, caramel and nut in character

T- Much like the smell, sweet caramel malts, hints of mild hops and followed with pecans.

M- In between what I would say is light or medium in body with light carbonation

Overall- Easy drinking beer. Overall pretty good nut brown, can at times seem too sweet.

Misfit138, Jun 13, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of uvachief
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Not sure what to say about this beer. Has little flavor. Do taste and smell pecans. Dark brown. No head. Light. Drinkable but nothing memorable. No hoppyness or bitterness. Thought it was bland and unfulfilling. Just there. No bad, not great either.

uvachief, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is light molasses color with a thin tan head and some lace. It has a wonderful aroma of spicy hop, brown sugar, light fruit. This is a deep, rich bouquet and it is very inviting.

Flavor is light and woody with good depth to the malt flavor. A light roasted flavor gently emerges toward the center and is boosted off the palate by a leathening malt sweetness mixed with a slight yeast bite. Herbal hops make a great finish, but leave a slightly soapy aftertaste.

I am unclear on weather pecan is actually an intended flavor element, ingredient, etc...I can't really taste any of that character and I am not too sorry really. Another well-known southern brewer has recently introduced a "pecan brown ale" that I find rather unpleasant, and I am thankful to be spared any artificial extract flavorings.

I wish I could rate this a little higher but there are definately some off-flavors here. Having said that, I like them, I think they play well together, and this makes for a very warm and homey take on the brown ale.

JudgeRoughneck, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Tiernan, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to barefootbrewer for this extra.

Poured a copper/amber with a small head on top. You can really smell the pecans in this one-it dominated the smell but there was some floral hop character. The taste matched the smell with the pecan dominating. There is a little bit of sweet malt and some bitterness on the swallow. Also the floral hop character came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel had a slickness to it that was reminded me of eating pecans and the oil that is left over. A little low on carbonation but not bad. Very sessionable. A solid brew and one that I think most would enjoy.

hopsleeroy, Mar 07, 2008
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -16.4%

tbryan5, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of steelerguy
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Soapy looking head that mostly faded quickly leaving behind a few large bubbles. Crystal clear, mahogany with ruby tones, and low to moderate carbonation.

S - Roasted and nutty with some darker caramel malt aroma.

T - Much like the smell, roasted malts, woody, nutty, and some darker caramel malt.

M - Very thin...too thin.

D - Refreshing, but in the sense that it is more of a nutty flavored water than a beer.

steelerguy, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of Hurricane_Harry
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Definitely something unique, one of my first forays into specialty brews and a mainstay at my household.

The first thing I noticed about this beer is the deep color when poured. Very dark mahogany, clear with almost no head. A nice, deep, nutty smell with hints of caramel and vanilla.

Comes clear onto the tongue and hits the back of the mouth with a sweet, nutty flavor. It feels smooth and creamy as it rolls over the tongue.

Aftertaste gives a lingering taste of the roasted pecans with a light sweetness in the mouth.

Overall a very pleasant drinking experience. It is quite good for the price it's sold at in NOLA. I almost always have a bottle somewhere in the house since its such a nice beer to sit back and relax with. It has depth and complexity, but not to the extent where drinking it is a task to focus on. Cheers Lazy Magnolia, on a very solid solid beer.

Hurricane_Harry, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up when I was down in Mississippi. Pours a reddish brown with good clarity and a half inch of bubbly light tan foam on top of the brew. Aromas start out with smooth roasted malts alongside big nutty tones. Mild graininess underneath along with a touch of hops. Malty, crisp and clean the nuttiness is a nice twist.

First sip brings smooth, slightly roasted malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. Nutty flavors move in along with a slight oily slickness that plays well against the malts. Some fruit and mellow hops on the way down. I enjoy how the nutty flavor is not overpowering and works in well with the malty brew. Tasty brown ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and a bit creamy even. Good carbonation makes for high drinkability here. A winner for a session brew in my book, I found myself drinking a lot of this when I was on vacation down south. If available this is one I would have stocked in the fridge.

orbitalr0x, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

SmellsofMahagony, May 09, 2013
Photo of shatnerosmotic
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

shatnerosmotic, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TimoP, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of element75
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one on tap at Lynch's Irish Pub while visiting Jacksonville.

A: Deep amber to brown with a light tan head that fades relatively quickly

S: Malty, maybe some caramel aromas coming through also

T: Nutty tones, especially pecan and almond, right away, very malty with little bitterness until the finish, goes down easy

M: light-to-medium bodied, medium carbonation

O: This was a very enjoyable beer to relax with on a warm Florida afternoon. I could have two or three of this beer without getting tired of it- it has just enough of a twist to make it different from your typical brown ale.

element75, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +11.4%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear dark brassy color, ample lacing

SMELL: Nutty, dark honey, brown sugar, toasted grain, yeast, faint herbal hop

TASTE: Smooth, semi-creamy, medium body, sweet, caramel, nutty, toasted biscuits, faint spiciness, cocoa powder, brown sugar

Not half bad, a bit too sweet. Just because it has nuts in it does not mean the sweetness had to be amped up which I think actually takes away fromt he pecan flavor. Good to try once.

Jason, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of merlin48
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle pours a clear, medium brown body with a small khaki head. Good retention and some patchy lacing.

Aroma is subtle. A hint of toffee and some spicy and floral hops.

Light medium body has an appropriate moderate carbonation.

Taste is malt driven. A hint of milk chocolate, faint nuttiness, and just enough spicy hop bitterness to balance. The pecans impart a candied nut flavor that works very well.

A very nice brown ale that drinks easily and quickly. The pecan adds a unique touch.

merlin48, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap served into a pint glass.

Appearance: caramel color, medium carbonation, 1/3 inch head, clear

Smell: pecans and toasted malt

Taste: pecans, toasted malt, some leather, and slight hops

Mouthfeel: sweet, especially at the end and a bitter backbone, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Very English tasting. This one is good not great. I was actually hoping for a bit more nut here. I could have a couple but my third favorite of the Lazy Magnolia offerings I was able to try.

tigg924, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of reitzbrewing
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

reitzbrewing, May 03, 2014
Photo of JayEvans813
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

JayEvans813, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Andrew_Rios122
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Andrew_Rios122, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from piginapen in a trade.

Pours a medium brown color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Smell is malty - a mix of malty sweetness and roasted malt. The flavor is malty, with some nutty flavor as well. A very drinkable beer that is a great example of a nut brown ale. Highly recommended.

Mora2000, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of Cavanaghty
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, had before on tap once in Florida. Thank You to shan8454 for the trades!

Appearance: Good lighter brown color with a very thin off white head, no lacing.

Smell: Malts, Nutty, and pecans. Some hops in the background.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of malts, some grassy notes, but overall a good amout of pecans and some hops, well balanced.

Overall: On of my southern favorites! Very happy to have gotten this on a trade to enjoy again.

Cavanaghty, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -16.4%

dankjohn, Sep 06, 2013
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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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