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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,022 Ratings

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Ratings: 1022
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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Photo of IsaacmanTX

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

this beer seems pretty inconsistant. this is my third time to taste this beer, and I have to say it is probably the worst of the three times. I must preface that this was bottled 10 months ago, and although that may have been a part of why it didn't fare well (even with the others doing the tasting tonight), but it tastes more like a mild contamination. It seemed to have a metalic aftertaste, like the PH spiked. Please don't judge this beer by this review because I have enjoyed it in the past, but this batch was definitely not what Lazy Magnolia should be proud of.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:51:52 | More by IsaacmanTX
Photo of BhamBeerLover

2.03/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Light brown color, which was lighter than expected. Very little head and poor retention. Seemed far too highly carbed. Mettalic finish which suggests some sort of contamination to me or a high pH kind of issue with the beer. Then I checked the bottle and it was dated December. Since it is October now this must be a distribution problem or some organization issue within the brewery itself as the store I purchased the beer from is less than a month old.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 00:51:23 | More by BhamBeerLover
Photo of bum732


3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S: Nutty, some light caramel, toasted malt complementing some maltiness.

L: Fairly clear, amber, off-white head.

T: Candy-like sweetness, slightly malty and nutty, caramel as well. Medium low clean bitterness, some herbal tea hop flavor. Semi-sweet caramel malt in the finish.

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Solid beer, really enjoyed the nuttiness. Very enjoyable English brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:18:24 | More by bum732
Photo of Mojo


3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an absolutely beautiful deep deep amber with a fluffy 1 1/2 finger head, leaving extensive lacing. The smell was very citrus and I did detect some nuttiness but it was buried beneath the fruit. Mouthfeel was pretty good, but nothing special. The taste was very average. I expected more nuttiness since this beer was brewed with pecans, but I mostly tasted sweet malt with grapefruit signatures and some hops. Worth a taste, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 03:11:20 | More by Mojo
Photo of brystmar


2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ruby red pour with dark brown hues accenting. Has some head initially but it dissipates quickly leaving just the body. Nutty aroma at first, then stale malts take over. Compared to the smell initially, this overall aroma is surprisingly poor.

Taste isn't much better as English yeast imparts its typically dry profile over the sub-par malt base. Some nuttiness creeps in to impart a small amount of alternate flavor, but nothing can save this from mediocrity. Not worth your money.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 22:50:43 | More by brystmar
Photo of pokesbeerdude


3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to MMAJYK for this one. Into a Fuller's nonic.

A: Pours more red than brown with an off white head that quickly fades away. Clear, no sediment. Color is a little weird but overall it doesn't look too bad.

S: Not much going on here, slight nuttiness, a bit of caramel and slightly buttery. Not bad but not a ton going on either.

T: Like the nose, some caramel and butter, slightly nutty with some citrus on the finish. Slightly toasty as well. Fairly sweet with a long lingering finish. A little lighter in flavor than I expected but not offensive.

M: Pretty thin, carbonation is on the lower side.

O: Not too bad, but a little more malt character would help this out a lot. Still an interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 00:56:02 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of circus_cat


3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark amber, almost light brown body with a one inch marshmallow head, a bit of lacing.

S: Pecans come through nicely up front. Caramel toasty malts follow.

T: Much like the nose, you get nuts up front, followed by toasted malts with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Slightly bitter finish. Dryer finish than you would expect. Very good.

M: I think this is its weakest characteristic. Not a very strong body to this beer. I like a bigger, more full-bodied brown ale. Granted, brown ales are my favorite style, so I expect a lot out of them.

Overall, I really like this brown ale. I think the pecans are a nice touch. I just wish it were a littttle more full-bodied.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:14:17 | More by circus_cat
Photo of Falzi87


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

There's nothing quite like a big whiff of nuts hitting you in the face. If that sounds appealing to you at all, this is your type of beer.

Listen, I like the taste of nuts in my mouth as much as the next guy, but it needed other flavors to balance that out. I expected just a small hint or kiss of nuts, but instead got a whole mouth full.

Although it definitely comes as advertised, this beer was not for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 02:09:14 | More by Falzi87
Photo of acevenom


3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours dark amber with a tall, biege head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is not left on the side of the glass as the head dissipates. There are roasted malts and pecans in the aroma. The nutty smell is prominent and there's a mild sweetness as well. Sweet bready malts and pecans come through in the taste. There are some hops on the back end. The flavor is also quite clean. The body is light to medium with low carbonation. The beer is very smooth. The drinkability is high. This is a very good and refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 21:03:44 | More by acevenom
Photo of wagenvolks


3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a Cuvee des Jacobins tulip. Best by 7.26.12

As an English Brown Ale, the color is a bit more reddish than expected. Head is fleeting and light khaki in color, and eventually disappears entirely. Soft toffee nose with hints of caramel and pecan nuttiness. A bit of green hops in the background as well to balance things out.

Flavor is crisp and juicy with English yeast esters and toffee/nutty maltiness. Still not getting much Pecan, per say, but for the style this is highly quaffable. Thin body, medium carbonation with fine bubbles. Southern Pecan is an easy drinker, but I don't get much Pecan...they should take a line from (512)'s Pecan Porter and crank that flavor up!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 02:54:51 | More by wagenvolks
Photo of joecalderoni


3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pour this tanned nice brown color. A it hazy and not a very lasting head!

S: Super fruity/sweet almost masking completely the nutty aroma. A hint of caramel malts are on the back of the nose! Very little pecan aroma if none! slight diacetyl aroma

T:Big caramel taste as you would expect on a brown ale! Very sweet and low bitterness! Slight nutty taste probably not from the pecans!

M: Medium body beer, low carbonation.

O: An interesting beer but it doesn't live up for the name! I didn't get any pecan flavor or aroma just a common brown ale! Give it a try

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 04:40:35 | More by joecalderoni
Photo of Jadjunk


3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found a bottle of this in the back corner my review fridge and recall picking this up on a really good deal last winter for $5 a sixer. While the Indian Summer failed to meet my expectations, I think that the Southern Pecan will likely settle a bit better with me, for it is something unique and age is less likely to take away from the finished product. Date on bottle is 09 20 2011, which may be a production date.

Served in a Lazy Magnolia Pint glass at 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours out a very fizzy head of a light tan color that fades rapidly, leaving very little cover or lacing behind. Color is a dark amber-brown, mostly clear. Poor head quality detracts much from what the appearance could have been in this beer. 2

(Smell) Most prevalent in the aroma is an aroma of sweet honey and malt, followed through with a distinct nut character (likely pecans). Indicative of the style represented, this beer smells very sweet overall, and there is little trace of hops in the nose to balance it out, relying on the bitter nut of raw pecans as the only bittering source. While it isn't a complex aroma, it is appealing should you be in the mood for a sweet brown. 3.5

(Taste) There's a very prevalent sweet caramel malt, maple and honey flavor in the beginning, followed through with a more balanced raw nut character in the finish. I can certainly taste the pecans in the beer, although they are not the dominant flavors in this beer, taking a back seat to the sweet side of things. Overall it is an enjoyable beer to taste, highly drinkable and sessionable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is largely smooth with a bit of carbonation air on the tongue. Body is a light/medium, a notch too low for me personally, and alcohol presence is very low. Mouthfeel is quite good as it is, although I do think that it could benefit from either having a more creamy or more peppy texture, it passes. 4

(Overall) I didn't find this beer "too" sweet for my personal tastes although I think that some may find that it plays too prevalent a role in this beer, masking any "pecan" character. I was happy to note that pecans managed to still be a star in their own merit, and contribute positively to this beer. In all, this beer is certainly worthy for a try and is one of the most rewarding that I have tried in Lazy Magnolia's lineup. I would suggest that this warrants a try from just about every craft beer drinker that is looking for a twist on the average Brown Ale style. 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company's
Southern Pecan Brown Ale

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:19:16 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan has a thick, creamy, beige head and a somewhat hazy copper appearance, with a pretty good amount of lacing and little brown and gray flecks floating about. The aroma is of brown bread, sweetness, caramel, and some sourness. Maybe, there is a bit of pecan shell smell, but that’s a stretch. Taste is of brown bread, caramel, molasses, syrup, sugar, sourness, some light bitterness, and water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan finishes wet, sweet, and highly drinkable. Overall, even though I would not have really picked up any pecan notes unless I’d been told it was brewed with them, this is a most excellent beer.


Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:52:25 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of BeerCon5


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

Pours a clear, dark amber color with about one finger of off-white head with decent retention.

The scent is of toasty grains, notes of sweet brown sugar and some yeast.

The taste is of toasted grains, pecan nutty flavor, brown sugar, and notes of caramel.

Light bodied, smooth and sort of crisp, moderate carbonation.

This was a decent beer, I thought the brown sugar was a little too much though.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2012 14:30:45 | More by BeerCon5
Photo of libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a NB globe. Thanks to injuredreserve for the chance to try this.

A: The beer pours a clear reddish brown with a wispy head that dissipates quickly into a thin film. Zero lacing. It really reminds me of flat Coca-Cola.

S: Slight hint of bready malt with a touch of sweet toasted pecan. No hop presence to speak of.

T: Standard toasted malt for a brown ale with a distinct nutty pecan finish. Hint of honey as it warms.

M: The carbonation is spot on for this medium/light bodied brown. A nice hint of pecan lingers on the pallet for the finish.

O: Overall this is a pretty average brown. A touch sweet for me but a fair representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 06:05:19 | More by libbey
Photo of Arborescence


3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Medium dark brown. Pours a nice and creamy two finger head.

Aroma: Mild, some hints of malt and a nutty character.

Taste: Fairly mild, some typical brown ale malt. The aftertaste is where the pecan is evident though: some out of the ordinary sweetness (not too strong though), and a distinct nutty flavour.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, quite easy to drink.

Overall: It's decent, and an interesting concept. I feel though that the beer needs a stronger, more robust body to support the pecan. More roasted malt might work, perhaps even some chocolate malts. Now the beer remains a curiosity. It was nice to try it, but I won't go out of my way to look for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 00:42:22 | More by Arborescence
Photo of DrinkSlurm


3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a brownish amber with no head or lacing. It does not look like a brown at all. Smells of macro style malts...nothing amazing here.
Taste I gave just above average because of its uniqueness...it tastes of that macro style malt we all love :) but I do taste the pecans. Well, its closer to roasted peanuts to me. Either way, its different and +1 on that. Overall, drinkable but no award winning brew for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 22:43:50 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of kylehay2004


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

A: single finger head on a deep clear amber body. Some lacing.

S: Nutty of course but well done with sweet malts and a light burnt toast note.

T: Very sweet caramel malt flavor. Nice notes including nuts, cola, burnt toast, earthy and mild brown sugar.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and refreshing. The nuttiness is appreciable and a nice difference maker for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 23:24:11 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of mullincs


2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Had a nice amber color; light enough to let some light through, with a decent head. Unfortunately, the head dissipated a little too quickly for my liking, lasting for only about a minute.

Smell - Pleasant smell full of nuttiness and something like a little caramel.

Taste - Began with a good taste for a brown ale, with a good balance of malts and hops. Unfortunately, mine had a slightly metallic taste at the end.

Mouthfeel - Very light, watery feel for a brown ale; I expected something with a little more depth. However, it was certainly smooth to drink with a good amount of carbonation tossed in.

Overall - Not a bad brown ale, but I've certainly had better. I might give it another shot soon and hope that I just grabbed a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:06:59 | More by mullincs
Photo of Reaper16


2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a pretty light color for being a Brown Ale. It's coppery/amber, but on the light side of that shade so much that it is nearly orange. The body is clear enough to see the carbonation lazily stream up, forming a 1.25 finger head. Not much lacing to speak of, but I'm sure that's the fault of the glassware's level of cleanliness and not the beer itself.

I've gotta' hand it to Lazy Magnolia here -- this beer definitely has a nutty aroma. Perhaps not so much pecans as just a jar full of mixed nuts. But there's nut flesh (*snicker*) and nut skin (*snicker*) abound in this beer's smell. Some metallic hops stick out, along with a slightly-appley malt aroma reminiscent of some amber lagers (which is not exactly style appropriate).

This beer is like some nuts in your face (*snicker*). Plenty of nutty flavor that doesn't really fade away. There isn't much depthness or richness to the malt profile here: it's more like an amber ale than anything, just without the toastiness and breadcrusts flavors. It's... pretty innocuous. "Meh," really. The beer finishes with a sort of peanut brittle flavor, but not as caramelly. There's nothing to get excited over here.

The mouthfeel is fairly medium-bodied. It thickens up pretty good if you swish it around your mouth. Very sweet; no dryness here. Overall, this brown ale is pretty meh to me, despite its fairly unique quantity of nut flavor. A true "nut brown ale," but lacking in depth and character in spite of its innovations.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:35:48 | More by Reaper16
Photo of garuda


3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Ruby, thin white head has little retention and lacing.

S/T - Almond, cashew sweet malts, slight pine hop character with a slight bitterness, but staying mostly sweet.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

O - Yeah, its nutty. Mostly average across the board.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:57:45 | More by garuda
Photo of siege06nd


3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to injuredreserve for this trade! Poured into a Jackie O's snifter...

A: This one is a dark copper red with about a half finger of cream head. Head quickly settles to a quarter finger. Spotty lacing. Nothing really stands out, good or bad.

S: Hmm...like the appearance, nothing stands out. Some mild malt, lots of nuttiness (sweet smell of pecan is unmistakeable, though perhaps the power of suggestion is governing here), and faint traces of sweet citrus. Meh.

T: The pecans are all over this, along with some light bready malt and some light citrus hop. Not offensive, but not memorable.

M: Really watery and thin. No trace of booze, but not much in the way of flavor. It's lightly bodied and medium carbonation. Quite bland.

O: This is totally forgettable. I do get the pecans on the nose and the taste, but it is mild at best. Almost zero malt or hop presence to back the brew up. Super light drinking and not at all offensive for a warm summer's day. But an English Brown is an English Brown, and I expect more on the malt front, even if we want to keep it at 4.5% ABV. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:23:46 | More by siege06nd
Photo of HuskyinPDX


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

I friend bought this for me at Graceland.

I drank this one out of the bottle on a hot Memphis day. I was Elvised out so this was a welcomed beer.

Tastes a nicely rounded roasted malt with a buttery smooth pecan flavor. The pecans are not overpowering but very nice.

The hops are not noticeable and the malts and pecans really shine.

An overall very tasty little beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:37:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of Vonerichs


3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown with a thin whispy off white head.

Smell is slightly nutty and brown sugar.

Nutty flavor with a mild sweetness. I also pick up pumpernickle bread.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with decent carbonation.

Overall, a decent brown ale. I like the mild sweetness addition to the nuttiness.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 02:35:06 | More by Vonerichs
Photo of DIM


4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a fairly light, clear ruddy brown color. It poured with a fairly large tan head.

s: Very nice maly nuttiness with hints of vanilla and coffee.

t: This is on the sweet side, but so are pecans so that works very well for me. I tasted a little vanilla and roasty malts with plenty of pecan power.

m: Maybe a little thin, but probablt appropriate for a small beer.

o: Loved it, very glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 19:52:32 | More by DIM
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,022 ratings.