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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,254 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 73
Gots: 114 | 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: 1,254 | Reviews: 494 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tobelerone:
Photo of tobelerone
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being a fan of both brown ales and pecans I had hopes for this beer, but in the end I found myself a bit disappointed. It poured a very clear, reddish cherry brown that surprised me; it's really barely brown at all. Small head, low retention, no lace at all either. Hmm.

Very mild aroma has some toasty malt and a vaguely nutty aspect, but that's really about it. The flavor followed suit; it was pretty bland, with a lightly toasted, somewhat overly sweet malt character; hints of nuttiness, but certainly nothing discernible in the way of pecans. Malt is unremarkable, feels a bit meek, and the hopping is very restrained, so there's little in the way of bitterness. Normally that would be fine in a tasty brown ale but the lack of hops just contributes to the overall blandness and lack of a crisp and clean finish.

Lightish body with medium high, assertive carbonation that robs the beer of any smoothness or creaminess I enjoy in the better brown ales; falls a little on the watery side. Ultimately unsatisfying. Not terrible but totally unexceptional.

tobelerone, Nov 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -16.7%

Tiernan, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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 -16.7%

tbryan5, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of steelerguy
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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 +4.2%

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 +15.3%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

SmellsofMahagony, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

shatnerosmotic, Sep 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

TimoP, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of element75
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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 +11.1%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
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
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -1.9%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

reitzbrewing, May 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

JayEvans813, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Andrew_Rios122, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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 +23.3%
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
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

dankjohn, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Hugh37, Aug 23, 2013
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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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