Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reino:
4.1/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Everetends kept talking about this beer on LNBA, and it got me interested. He was kind enough to send me one in our trade. Let it be known that besides Bender, I rarely get excited about brown ales, but I do appreciate well crafted beer of any style and love pecans.
Appearance- Pours a vibrant amber/bronze with a rather small head that dissipated with much haste. The beer's color is a pretty little number, but the head and lack of lacing are disappointing. My glass is completely lace free. Maybe it's the glass, but I review'em how I see'em.
Smell- Toasted pecans that are sweet and savory. There is a bit of sweet hops lurking in the background, but the aroma is on the faint side and makes it hard to pick up intricacies.
Taste- Caramel malt and a tasty pecan nuttiness upfront. Very nice. As it warms I get hints of vanilla, light floral hops, and maybe some oak. The front end is sweet, and the finish is rather dry and savory. I like how this beer doesn't just pound your tongue with malt sweetness. The salty nuttiness contrasting with the sweetness really makes for a more complex, enjoyable brown ale.
Mouthfeel- I was a bit disappointed by the mouthfeel. It is thin with low carbonation. I'm not a fan of those two things going together unless I'm planning on slamming the beer. The beer's flavors would do really well with a richer, fuller mouthfeel.
Drinkability- The thin mouthfeel and the complex flavors do make for quite the drinkable brew. The flavors are very pleasant and I could fly through a sixer of this and not even be drunk, which is great considering the amount of flavor. I wonder what a vanilla ice cream float would taste like using this beer? Wish I had more so I could try.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2008 01:34:06 | More by Reino
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3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A red-orange color, it's pretty clear but for the darkness. The head, just slightly off-white, is about half a finger tall with decent retention and small patches of lacing left in moderation on the glass.
Yeast is a little strong, and it's primarily earthy with a toffee note before some nut comes in. I'm surprised there's not more toast, but there is caramel malt and a little biscuit. More sweetness of brown sugar kicks into the middle. It ends with a little graininess and a note of tea leaf that's the strongest indication this beer leans English at all.
While following very closely to the aroma, the flavor is a little drier and offers some notes of cocoa. It doesn't lose depth or get a little thin in taste at the end as it winds up doing in the aroma. I can understand with the different sweet and nutty flavors in this beer why some judges would like it in the undoubtedly thin specialty category in 2006, but was its consideration as an English brown glossed over? It could easily be an American brown.
The dry and powdery aspects build up a little to ease off the strong sweetness in the middle of every sip and makes for a much more pleasurable finish than it seems destined to have in its medium body.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 21:32:35 | More by Brenden
4.21/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I must say that you have to try the tap if you are going to rate this beer. I had bottled first, and was disappointed. It seemed like another lazy Porter at best. I was reluctant to try it at a Gulfport pizza joint but since it was on tap there, I went for it. It seems to be popular in the area and I wanted to give it proper test. And was I pleased! This beer is so good on tap. The pecan really shines in this nutty ale. Another party at the table said they had had it before and was un-impressed, so I told them my experience. They decided to try it on tap here and they agreed that it was decisively better.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2014 12:52:18 | More by NeilTC
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.