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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 64
Gots: 71 | 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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pmcadamis

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3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 05:19:25 | More by pmcadamis
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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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