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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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82
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1,025 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1025
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%


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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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had one of these 2 nights ago at O'Henry's in Metairie (New Orleans).

Light brown with tinges of red. Big foamy head (might be due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Aroma is mostly malts with hints of caramel and nuts.

Pretty tame flavour. Chewy malts with hints of nuts and some caramel.

A little watery for a brown ale, but not bad (again, could be due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Pretty decent beer. Nothing special, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:59:54 | More by Noxious26
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barczar

Kentucky

3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant amber with a foamy khaki head that quickly dissipates to nothing.

A sharp, fruity/sour/metallic character dominates initially, giving way to toasted nuts and a hint of chocolate. Floral hops are subtle.

Flavor reveals more nutty dominance throughout. Underpinnings of floral hops and yeast esters add intrigue. There's a sharp bite that is somewhat offputting, but fades in the dry finish.

Never had a beer with a mouthfeel like this. It's fairly full, but it is creamy and rich, leaving an interesting and hard to describe sensation in the palate. The dry finish combines to be reminiscent of the experience after eating pecans.

The sharp/acidic bite is offputting, but great depth of nutty flavor. Truly a unique beer. A hint of diacetyl in the aftertaste drives the nutty presence home.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:29:51 | More by barczar
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grammodesguapote

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tasting glass. Dark, reddish-brown, translucent with little head and no retention.

Smells of sweet english malt. Not much aroma however.

Taste is dominated by sweet english malt with a little metallic taste in the finish which may be from the pecan. But I certainly can not pick out the taste of pecan.

Mouthfeel is slick and oily with plenty of sticky from the sweetness.

Overall a reasonable brown ale, not my go-to style for sure, would like more (some) pecan in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 02:25:49 | More by grammodesguapote
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carlborch

Michigan

2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant mahogany brown with a 1-inch tan head, that dissipates rather quickly, settling in at 1/16th inch. Caramel with hints of roasted nuts and restrained malt in the nose with an ever-so-slight sour note. Medium-light body with suggestions of cocoa and toasted bread. Very little hops. Expecting more pecan on the palate. Slight, pleasant lingering, with restrained, but balanced malt and hop notes. No Belgian lace. Nice brown ale, unfortunately, it is not as moreish as would be expected of a Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 18:03:05 | More by carlborch
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With an aggressive pour this had a cap of dense brown foam that wafted slowly to a thin trace. The color was clean dark copper and missed the hearty brown.

The nose is a tinge stale with a roasted nut and grain.

This is funny because the nose seemed a bit stale but the taste is roasty, toasty, nutty and malty. The pecan flavor really comes through and the toasted grain easily accompanies it.

The feel is a bit thin, not overly pronounced, but suitable for the style.

I really enjoyed the flavor and I guess that's all that truly matters as the other parameters seemed weak.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 23:54:57 | More by KYGunner
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HardTarget

Texas

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I let this get past the best by date by about 2 months, I will try to give slack for any papery notes.

Appearance: No head, deep amber glass glows hazy when back lit.

Smell: Rich malty backbone, a bit malt extract in intensity gives an earthy burnt sugar sweetness.

Taste: Malt driven taste, sweet but mellows out nicely in the middle finding balance without any hop bitter flavors. There is a nutty almost smoke flavor that slowly comes through.

Mouthfeel: Has some fizz despite the lack of a head, The body goes from light to medium balance, just enough heft to counter a fairly watery texture.

Overall: A nice beer. Malty, not over the top nutty, and what is there comes through more as the meat of the nut rather than the shell. Would be nice for cooking, chicken braising.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 01:07:36 | More by HardTarget
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head, settled to a ring with minimal lacing. Clear brown almost iced tea color.

SMELL: light caramel malt, light roast, faint nuttiness, and faint wheat smell on the back end which I like, not a lot of discernable pecan to me

TASTE: light sweet nuttiness, light brown sugar, very faint hop, maybe a little hint of vanilla. Very pleasant and easy drinking.

FEEL: really the only thing holding it back for me is a thinnish mouthfeel. Carbonation is good, but I tend to prefer a bit more creaminess and viscosity in my brews.

OVERALL, I liked it, but not in my regular rotation. Wouldn't turn it down at all, great introduction beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 20:17:49 | More by HowlingTurkey
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KMBoswell

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I used to drink this when I lived in Jackson MS. and it was a very good beer, but now that I live in Houston and I've found that this beer does not travel well, it tastes a bit more on the bitter side.
This is a shame because I did really like this beer

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:21:40 | More by KMBoswell
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown and clear, ok head but it didn't last or leave much lace.

Aroma and taste are plenty nutty, and for a "nut brown" I rather like this one. A good malty base and plenty of nuts, plus a good bitterness that seems higher than the listed 19 IBUs, even with a sweet finish.

Body is light with a sweet, nutty finish and plenty of crisp carbonation. I find the beer rather enjoyable.

Also had on tap recently, so this review is sort of a review of both, although the final review is from a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 19:49:57 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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stoutman

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I had this at the Atlanta airport. Pours light brown with white head. Taste is nutty, earthy. Nose has some brown sugar, root beer, bread crust, but artificially sweet. Flavor is the same, frankly. Artificially sweet, brown sugar, root beer, root veg. Sweet finish.. I was hoping for a nice nut brown type flavor, however, I thought this was not good. I would not drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:28:53 | More by stoutman
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - a lazy brown. Weak white head. Struggling to leave lace.
Smell - meh, pretty average, really.
Taste - sweet for a brown ale, but I'm not sure I detect any pecan.
Feel - light body, leaves a bit to be desired.
Overall - the style is a bit boring to me, and this one is about par for the course.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 05:24:37 | More by DenverHopHead
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle

Appearance- Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of creamy beige head.

Smell- Pecans, roasted malts, hint of dark fruits, caramel.

Taste- Roasted pecans and malts, touch of caramel sweetness and dark fruits. Definitely an English brown ale (sweeter and maltier).

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - For my first pecan infused beer, Lazy Magnolia delivers the right roasted nut and malt flavour. Very enjoyable beer with all the right elements.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 03:12:07 | More by leaddog
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Pours a Dark copper color with a very nice 2 finger tan head. The head does disapate rather quickly and there is no lacing. This beer is crystal clear!

S - Not much aroma. Sweet malts with a slight nutiness too it.

T - Tastes caramel malts. Also, slight hint of pecan. Pretty one dimensional. Not much flavor

M - A very lighy beer. Almost watery. Not much body.

O - An ok beer. Its not bad, just nothing special. I was really looking foward to trying this beer but was dissappointed. On a positive note, one could definately put back seera lof these in one session

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 21:48:56 | More by Goosehunter75
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dwren89

Virginia

3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: reddish brown with thin tan head and good clarity

Aroma: smooth bready notes with pecan nuttiness and slight molasses like sweetness, overall not very aromatic

Taste: very similar to aroma with bready and nutty notes mixed with a slight molasses sweetness. Somewhat balanced finish with balance leaning towards malt.

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium-low carbonation, smooth and refreshing not cloying

Overall: a decent beer overall, not particularly flavorful or aromatic, but definitely smooth and easy drinking. It is refreshing to have a beer everyone once in a while that doesn't punish your palate or blow your mind. This one is just that. Nothing wrong with it, nice bready notes and pecan hints and a little residual sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 22:47:43 | More by dwren89
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icehawk

South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Appearance: Redish brown Aroma: Some malt, very faint nut Taste: Slightly sweet Palate: Light body, somewhat flat. Has a slightly sweet finish Overall: I don't pick up the pecans at all, and it ends up being a fairly non-descript sweetish brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 17:42:07 | More by icehawk
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Bottleneck says Best By: 10/31/13

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/4 inch head that didn't even last long enough for me to see what color it was since it immediately fizzled away to absolutely nothing. Obviously no lacing either. Pathetic.

S- Smells sweet and toasty with faint milk chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. Also has that malted milk ball aroma.

T- Some more of that nuttiness and faint chocolate that soon fades to a watery finish. One-dimensional, borderline bland. Easy to drink though since the alcohol's so low.

M- Thin and, once again, watery with low carbonation and a body that should be fuller.

O- While it's not necessarily an unpleasant beer, it's just not worth drinking when there are so many better options out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 04:17:11 | More by Immortale25
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CoachC

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Total Wine store in Pembroke Pines, FL. Pours a nice dark brown chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet pecans and caramel and the taste is also of sugar coated pecans. A very malt forward brew here. Overall, not a bad offering from Lazy Magnolia.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 03:59:19 | More by CoachC
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Chug-a-lug

South Carolina

2.1/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Nice brown pecan color. Very clear. Can see my fingers on the backside of glass through the beer.

Off white head. Head and lace dissipate quickly.

No hops taste to speak of. Very little carbonation.

Bland smell and taste. Almost like a stale coke. Lite beer is better than this.

Can't see myself ever drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 20:57:44 | More by Chug-a-lug
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hopsputin

California

3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

a: dark dark amber and caramel, almost to the point of being purple/ruby red. initially a large 3 finger rocky off white head - but it fades quickly and sounds like the carbonation you get on a soda

s: tons of malt and dough right away. caramel, plums, cherry, and raisins. there is a nice mellow nuttiness as well

t: sweet and nutty for sure. slightly metallic. tons of caramel with a hint of dark fruits. there is some pecan-like flavor here which lingers a bit. some cherry in here as well as. slightly grassy/grainy.

m: its a lighter mouthfeel, but there is a lot of carbonation, and feels silky behind the carbonation

o: to be honest, i think its good not great. this is a really sweet beer, so if you're not into sweet beers stay away. sweet malt and carbonation dominate this beer. i think i'd like it a little more if the mouthfeel was a little less carbonated. not bad though, an alright pub beer

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 05:37:37 | More by hopsputin
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witster18

Tennessee

2.36/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells tanenish sour but not much of anything.

Taste is cloying malt with a honey sweet finish. This is what I suppose a killians mixed with a seriously stale Sam Adams would taste like.

For only 4.3abv it has some heat and a decent mouthfeel but that's about it. You'd be better served with a different choice for the Same or less in terms of price. Think I'd even prefer a shiner over this(that's how slightly above average this is).

Head leaves like a kid who soils his pants during first period.

Newcastle n shiner aren't great, but they taste better than this to me. Glad I didn't purchase this.

I know my score is low here, but this reminds me of the well-water at some of my friends houses in the country when I was younger, or what the Fratelli's were serving the "Goonies" at the abandoned restaurant. Dislike it to the point I might turn down another free one. Overrated here.

There's a degree of originality in the sweetness and oilyness, but it's a bit uneventful/flat for me, and I just don't care for the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 18:30:13 | More by witster18
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bourbonbock

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean goblet and got the following

A. Light golden brown with tan foamy head

S. I can smell caramel toffee sugar and nuttiness.

T. Bright caramel flavor with nuts and sweet raisins with a nice nutty flavor

M. Light but bold and very appealing for another sip

I actually like this beer a lot and wish it wasn't 1500 miles between me and another one.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:12:38 | More by bourbonbock
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium reddish amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and faint orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy medium tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts with just a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Light to moderate flavors of nutty and caramel malts with some lighter notes of toasted pecan that become more pronounced as the beer warms up. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present that lingers for a very short amount of time.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink and an enjoyable nut brown ale. I like the addition of the pecans as it is slightly different than the other nut brown ales I have tried - I could easily drink a couple of these in a session.

Thanks to metter98 and his parents for bringing this one back to NY for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 21:36:12 | More by dbrauneis
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep dark crystal clear brown with a one finger head that fades to leave a thick creamy blanket. Considering the ABV, quite solid.

S - Ah, the aroma, not quite solid. No, average at best. Lots of malt sweetness, super super faint nuttiness, very slight metallic aroma.

T - Not getting any pecan notes, super malty, light caramel, brown sugar. Light tinny after taste.

M - Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O - Overall, yah, get no pecans here, and that metallic tinge to it. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 23:34:52 | More by rudzud
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kevinjosephlee

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Deep copper/light brown in color with a head that dissipates rapidly.

S: Malty sweetness in the nose.

T: Very malty as is characteristic of this style. The "pecan" of the name is absent.

M: Relatively low carbonation. A sweet lingering flavor.

Notes: In general, I am turned off by the extras added to beers that are touted by their brewers, especially when the actual flavors suggested are completely absent or nearly so. Brewing is a craft. Nutty flavors are crafted in the brewing process, not added by throwing in a few handfuls of nuts (or bacon). Drop the shtick and brew the flavor!
On another note, this beer is not bad, but is not session-able for me because of its high malty sweetness.
Lastly, like some beers I have tasted before, there is a distinct metallic taste to this beer another mark against it.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 20:06:53 | More by kevinjosephlee
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P: Crystal clear brown copper body with a creamy taupe head that fizzles to a nice creamy layer.

S: Aroma is similar to candied roasted pecans with earthy aromatic hops to balance out the sweetness. Very balanced and clean nose.

T/M: Roasted pecans, bitter toffee apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, aromatic hops with syrup and coffee lurking in the background. Faint smoke in the mix. Medium body with crisp carbonation.

O: A fantastically balanced brown ale. There is nothing overpowering or understated it all works together. I've been waiting to try a Lazy Magnolia offering and I'm impressed. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:03:50 | More by Hopswagger
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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.