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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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BA SCORE
82
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1,211 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 70
Gots: 104 | 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)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

A - This one is root beer brown and slightly hazy with a small and short lived dark-beige head. Swirling brings up a centimeter or two of head, and leaves a tiny bit of wet foam on the glass. Honestly, the color is the best thing this one's got going for it. Its a pleasantly rustic rust-russet reddish brown. Hows that for alliteration?

S - Count Chocula marshmallows, peanut butter, and Worther's Original caramels. There is also a nice vanilla candle aroma that isn't at all out of place, but the aromas presented here are direly mellow and understated. This could stand to be "kicked up a notch" in the aroma department.

T - Butterscotch, caramel, liquid hazelnut coffee creamer, butter, and heavy whipping cream. You want you diacetyls? You got 'em. I can pick up the pecan flavors, but I don't know if I would have pegged them as such if I hadn't been clued in by the moniker of this brew.

M - Medium bodied, but almost feels much fuller due to a ridiculously smooth and buttery flavor. This can start to feel foamy in the mouth at times, but it's actually pretty mild and easy going with a good deal of carbonation (less would be better IMHO) and a sweet, buttery, and creamy finish.

D - If you don't like butterscotch and cow's butter diacetyl flavors then you probably wont care for this. I, however, have been known to shoot little tubs of coffee creamer whilst waiting for breakfast at any given diner, and used to eat sticks of butter like candy bars as soon as my three year old hands were able to open the 'fridge door. This is probably a love it or hate it sort of brew and I love it!

05-05-2009 05:19:25 | More by pmcadamis
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-03-2014 18:12:04 | More by Hoppin_mad
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Zakk

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-02-2012 23:26:09 | More by Zakk
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

07-23-2007 07:59:18 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Tiernan

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-17-2012 04:22:09 | More by Tiernan
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hopsleeroy

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev 0%

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.

03-07-2008 18:21:18 | More by hopsleeroy
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -16.7%

01-11-2013 01:48:26 | More by tbryan5
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steelerguy

New York

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

04-27-2010 23:44:37 | More by steelerguy
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

09-09-2009 02:15:54 | More by orbitalr0x
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-09-2013 02:44:31 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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shatnerosmotic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-10-2012 23:40:54 | More by shatnerosmotic
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-03-2013 23:42:44 | More by TimoP
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element75


3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

01-05-2013 16:25:37 | More by element75
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-08-2013 03:47:57 | More by iemailjack
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

01-03-2012 03:23:44 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

01-29-2010 22:15:18 | More by merlin48
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

03-28-2011 14:02:01 | More by tigg924
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2014 23:03:32 | More by reitzbrewing
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JayEvans813

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

08-21-2013 23:12:26 | More by JayEvans813
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-03-2014 00:20:25 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

11-01-2009 02:30:41 | More by Mora2000
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.44/5  rDev +23.3%

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.

04-03-2013 22:41:09 | More by Cavanaghty
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

09-06-2013 22:44:00 | More by dankjohn
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Hugh37

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

08-23-2013 17:18:18 | More by Hugh37
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deebo

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-light brown with ruby highlights. Clear. No head.
S-nutty and slightly sweet.
T-lots of nutty taste with a bit of caramel.
M-fairly highly carbonated. Easy drinking with very mild bitterness and a quick crisp finish.
O-nice nutty brown ale. I'd gladly drink more of this one.

06-24-2014 01:58:30 | More by deebo
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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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