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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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538 Reviews

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Reviews: 538
Hads: 1,590
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 83
Gots: 298 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005

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
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Photo of Cavebabble
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may enjoy it more than others do, but I'm an unabashed fan of this nutty, sweet brown ale. It looks wonderful, has a creamy feel, and a roasted nut/caramel taste that may be a bit too tame, but at least is not overwhelming. I'm glad to have this available year-round.

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Photo of thatche2
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is a nice dark-amber/brown color with light head.

Smell has a light nut/pecan flavor with some malt coming through.

Taste is fairly light (stronger than the aroma) and caramel with an almost herbal aspect, toasted malt, and a light pecan flavor on the finish. A faint amount of chocolate and toffee also come through.

Mouthfeel is creamy yet light, a bit chewy, lightly sweet with no bitterness, medium carbonation.

Overall, very drinkable with good balance, but it could pack a little more pecan flavor.

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Photo of teromous
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 09/28/15 so it's just under a month old.

Appearance: The body of the beer looks absolutely fantastic. It is a dark ruby red and mahogany brown that is absolutely transparent but dark enough to just allow crisply defined shadows through. The head is eggshell white, short, and leaves good lacing.

Aroma: There is a slightly nutty aroma. It doesn't remind me of pecans but it has this acorn and hazelnut aroma. There is a light sweet caramel aroma as well.

Taste: Right up front there is this spicy almost herbal flavor and it is quickly followed by a sweet caramel flavor with a lightly nutty finish. Once again it doesn't deliver a specific pecan flavor. If I didn't know this beer was "Southern Pecan" I would never be able to guess that it was made with pecans. I would go as far as to say that the nutty character is from the malts. It still tastes good though.

Mouthfeel: It has good carbonation with a nice medium body.

Overall: It's a good Brown Ale. In fact it is very enjoyable and easy to drink. It would go well with a light sandwich. If you're reaching for this on the shelf because of the word "pecan" I would reach for something else. Pecans are delicate flavors but I'm certain you can find another beer that delivers the flavor that this beer is lacking. If you are just looking for an easy-drinking mild mannered beer then this is it.

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Photo of Jelitikasez
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear Amber. Almost no foam, but I didn't miss it here. Nice carbonation, which was a surprise, given the lack of foam. Rich without being heavy, this would be great at any season. I guess it's supposed to be nutty, but I thought it was almost more maple like. Sweet, but with just enough bite on the aftertaste to make it clear that this is a real beer, not soda. The color is lovely to enjoy in a glass, but somehow the flavor intensifies from the bottle.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear pale brown producing 2.5 fingers of pale tan, frothy, shortlived head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma sweet but heavy to roasted caramel malts, caramel nutty roasted pecans with faint chocolate undertones. Taste similar with toffee and even more subdued chocolate, dominated by a pecan astringency from mid-palate into finish & intensifying in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth, creamy, slightly chewy with a moderate prickle.

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Photo of L0ne
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From backlog. 12oz bottle, May 2015.

Red-brown. Sort of generically beer-y grain plus some sweet nuttiness. Not bad, inoffensive, just kind of boring.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

has an amber color with a good head but looks really thin. sweet toasted pecan smell. Really lacking in taste. Instead of a brown ale its almost like an amber. medium lite body and carbonation. Lacking way to much!

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not as much Pecan as I was expecting from the label but this was still a very nice tasty brown ale for sure! Nice creamy brown, not thick but definitely not watery.

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Photo of Hootie159
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Murky reddish brown. Poured with a choppy foamy head reminiscent of from the tap. You can smell the roasted pecans. Nothing else but that alone is a win for me. Definition says it all but no malt character. A light toasted pecan taste. A bit sweet and cloying as well with a watery finish. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - looks as if a brown bottle was liquefied.
S - cardboard slight sweetness
T - if I didn't know any better I would have guessed this was new castle
F - thin and higly carbonated

Overall I was disappointed by this beer. It was bottles on 4/16 so maybe it would be better fresh.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little light, and on the sweet side. Overall a fantastic dessert beer for the summer. That is a niche, but this beer just fits that paradigm perfectly.

Not too complex, English hops, slight yeast, and pecans.

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5-8-15. Threshold glass. Bottled on 3-15-15.

Appearance: Pours a totally clear dark red/light brown with 1 finger beige head that fades to a thin cap. Steady carbonation. No lacing!

Aroma: Sour & sweet; ale yeasty; very English hoppy. If I look for it, I can smell pecans.

Taste: Sweet, but not too sweet. That says a lot - this is at room temperature. I don't really taste pecans. Followed on mid-palate by a toasty and dark fruit taste; raisins. Then a clean, earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of medium with ale thickness and solid carbonation.

Overall: New fave. This is a perfect brown ale for summer - it is malty, sweet, not cloying, light, fairly low alcohol. Borders on a pale ale. I could see buying a 6er this summer (would prefer something heavier and bolder in the winter, though).

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Photo of bwood06
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - deep mahogany in color. clear. very frothy off white head that dissipates moderately paced. lightly carbonated. 4/5

S - nutty, earthy, dark stone fruit (dates & raisins), caramel sweetness. some dark malt. 4.25/5

T - heavy on the nutty and earthy notes. not as sweet as expected based on aroma. grapenuts cereal. no noticeable hop profile to speak of. some slight bitter aftertaste. 3.5/5

M - very light on the palate. does not linger at all. very little in the way of carbonation. 3.75/5

O - interesting offering. the aroma deceived me somewhat in that i expected more complexity to the flavor and a heavier body. 3.75/5

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Photo of Lahoi
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm thrilled that Mississippi has a thriving brewery. I thoroughly enjoy their beers. But I don't love this beer as much as a lot of folks around the south seem to. In all fairness, I'm not a big brown ale fan. Even then, I think this is an average brown ale. Too nutty, too sweet. I find it enjoyable, however. It's just not one of my favorites.

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Photo of Kaiyotee
4.67/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark amber to brown
Smell: Sweet
Taste: Sweet, nutty; more flavor-forward than many other browns
Feel: Carbonated, malty
Overall: Best brown I've had

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Photo of JoLight
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lots of bubbles on the glass, with a thin and creamy, frothy khaki head. Mahogany, filtered body. Some light lacing.

Aroma: Smells of toasty, bready malt. Some general sweetness is detected, as well as a pecan nuttiness.

Taste: raw pecans, toasted malt, and an almost non-existent hop presence in the last of the middle and
the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: medium and carbonated.

Finish: mostly dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium/reddish brown, very little head.

Smells of candied nuts and burnt brown sugar dominate.

Tastes kind of like a Newcastle with some sugary pecan notes to it. Bitter and astringent tastes linger.

Very thin and watery mouth feel

Overall not impressed. Leaves something to be desired.. like a better brown ale...

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Photo of thehoppylady
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious nuttiness 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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a porter glass.

This beer looks pretty nice in the glass. Foamy khaki-colored head and a light-to-medium brown body that is light enough to display its clarity. 4.25

The nose is mostly floral yeast and sweet malt. Seems like there's a roasted nut scent in there too. Nothing too remarkable about this nose. 3

Pleasantly sweet with malt flavors, some caramel and some nuttiness. A bit of yeast floral flavor creeps in but it's not overbearing. It reminds me of beers I drank in my college days but a bit sweeter. The finish lingers with pecan flavor. 3.25

Light-bodied and easy-drinking. Lighter than medium carbonation, medium sweetness, and a noticeable yeast presence. Not bad at all in this department really. 3.5

Not a bad intro beer, BBQ beer or beer for when you wanna just drink and not overanalyze a beer.

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Photo of CEGentry007
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal English brown ale. Perfect amount of pecan with out being overwhelming. Nutty malt aftertaste but kept me coming back for more. One of my favorite brown ales that I've had by far.

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Photo of 1Bonehed
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 25oz Mug down side of mug progressing to a center pour

LOOK: Dark Mahogany with slightly Amber appearance where light passes through, but primarily a dark woody color. Very little head but had a medium tan color & thick appearance which dissipates very quickly yet leaves lots a lacing.

SMELL: Malty smell to it, with a somewhat bitter nutty & woody aroma lingering in the background. A pleasant smelling beer.

TASTE: The taste closely resembled the smell. Nice malty flavor with light nutty & hoppy bitterness on the back side. Slight sweetness resembling caramel which quickly dissipates & gives way to the hops & more of the bitter aspects of pecan shells so than the nutty meat of a pecan. The flavors blended well together for a pleasant drinkable beer. Nothing over powering, but well rounded.

FEEL: Relatively thin mouth feel. Upon look & smell, I expected a heavier beer with more body. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy it, simply that the flavor profiles kinda misled my expectations of how it would feel. It was pleasantly refreshing & light for the look, flavor & smell profiles it portrays.

OVERALL: I'm glad I gave it a try. Got nothing bad to say about this beer, i enjoyed it's unique taste as a pecan flavored beer. I can't tell you that this will ever be my "Go To" beer, but it's definitely a very drinkable beer that will likely leave you satisfied. I enjoyed the beer & would not object to drinking another if the opportunity were to arise.

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Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too light for a brown, next to no nose, the pecans are barely noticeable, very thin and a little overcarbed...overall uneventful. Never trusting the bottle shop guy that recommended this to me again!

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful chestnut color. Aroma is of sweet malt, and a touch of nuttiness. Taste is sweet malt, nuttiness, and a bit of floral undertones on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a somewhat spritzy carbonation. Overall a nice, light, and slightly sweet/nutty brown ale. Definitely a beer one could session.

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a beautiful ruby/amber. The smell has strong toasted nut aroma, and after an initial shockwave on the tongue it mellows out and balances very nicely. Ales are not typically my favorite, but this beer is unique and great for what it is. The toasted nut flavor on the aftertaste is quite pleasant.

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Photo of jribeiro025
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is underrated. Not a lot of head, but it has a deep mahogany color. You can smell the pecan and it has a subtle nutty taste. I'm a fan!

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.