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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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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber, with a one inch head, a bit of lacing.

S: Pecans come through. Caramel toasty malts follow.

T: you get nuts up front, followed by toasted malts with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Very good.

M: Not a very strong body to this beer. A little weak for an English style ale.

Overall, I really liked this beer! Will definitely try again. Enjoyed the pecan taste/smell. Good beer.

Serving type: growler

12-24-2012 02:09:32 | More by Damian74Shensky
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pecan, slight roasted malt, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, pecan, roasted malt, subtle milk chocolate, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The pecan aspect of the one really managed to carry through which is surprising due to the intensity of them. This really made the brew enjoyable on my palate as I’m a huge fan of them. The aroma wasn’t quite as great as it was kind of hard to pick up on just about anything. Glad I got the chance to try this one again in a different format.

Serving type: growler

11-21-2012 11:44:10 | More by thagr81us
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readbaron

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While digging through my cellar I discovered a second bottle of this. Since the first one was infected, I'm thrilled to find that this one is a-okay.

Pours a crisp, clear amber with hints of white foam.

Initially there's quite a bit of sweetness in the nose - candied sugar, a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and nuttiness. Underneath there's a lot of bready, grainy malt. Not overwhelmingly sweet and spicy, just pleasantly so.

Taste echoes the nose - With a lot more emphasis on the malts and grains. There's some nuttiness, sweetness and a hint of spice mid palate, but it starts off and finishes malty/grain rich.

Mouthfeel is a bit flat, and not as creamy as I expected.

Overall - a solid beer.

Serving type: growler

07-28-2011 05:14:22 | More by readbaron
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NODAK

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma has a good dose of malt sweetness with some nuttiness perceptible as well.

Pours a reddish copper color in the glass with a sizable, rocky head.

Taste profile is pretty straight forward. Body starts with a lot of sweet caramel malt...and low carbonation. Fades into a finish with a very good earthy, (and of course) nutty pecan taste as well. Simple, pretty good, and flavorful. Hops? Not really there.

As far as nut browns go, this is pretty good. Not the top of the heap but very drinkable. And I don't even like pecans!

Serving type: growler

11-14-2010 02:48:04 | More by NODAK
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer comes from a party pig. It was first tapped last night and this is the 5th beer poured from it. I suppose this is closest to a growler. I poured this into a guiness glass whilst watching Deadwood and trying to plan my trip to Orlando tomorrow.

This beer pours a dark red. It has more shades of ruby than brown. Fairly light colored for a brown ale, but still fine looking. It has a nice creamy head that looks similar to a guiness, just a touch darker.

Very light smell, good but faint. A bit of sweetness and caramel. A bit of nutty roast as well.

The taste is nice, especially for a beer as low in alcohol as this is. Another site lists it as only 3.7%. It packs more flavor than most British ales of similar strength. Most browns to me either fall into the sweet category or the nutty category. This beer is both sweet with a bit of nuttiness. A clean beer with seemingly little flavor contributed from the yeast.

This beer reminds of a real ale in carbonation and strength.

A very nice beer beer indeed. A fine representative of Mississippi.

Serving type: growler

12-28-2007 01:13:22 | More by IPAcraig
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Morris729

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a bit of garnet highlights and a thick and frothy light tan head that settles into a solid sheet of lace. Nose is sweet and malty with notes of brown sugar and a roasted nuttiness. Taste is caramel malt and buttery toffee followed by the roasted pecans to which I was so looking forward. Initially, I was a bit disappointed that the pecan flavor wasn’t stronger, but it becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. The texture possesses a bit of a silky quality that coats your tongue and remains until the next sip. I really enjoyed this beer. In fact, I will have to stop myself from finishing the entire growler tonight so that I can enjoy it again tomorrow. Thanks to barefootbrewer for the sample!

Serving type: growler

01-20-2007 02:05:00 | More by Morris729
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"as I walk along and stumble
trains rumble in my head
as I breeze along and grumble
think about you instead

and a piece of pecan pie
and you that's all I want
just a piece of pecan pie
and all I want is you

sometimes I get so hungry
think about pie all day
just a little whipped cream
honey, I'm on my way"

--'Pecan Pie' by Golden Smog

Beautiful cherry-bronze with a healthy infusion of orange that results in bright tangerine trim along the edges of the glass. I have to believe that the roasted pecans give the beer such a unique color; I've never seen another brown ale that looked quite like it. The pale caramel crown isn't very large and is a little too soft to result in much lace.

The aroma, while a little weak, is still pleasant. It's toasted brown malty and I'll be hanged if it isn't a little nutty. It's no more nutty than a few other browns that I could name, however, and there's no way that I could have identified the nuts as pecans.

Southern Pecan is a fairly simple, lighter end of the spectrum American brown ale. Ordinarily that would keep the flavor score down to at least one notch lower than the one I've granted. The reason that it's better than that is that I can actually taste roasted pecans, which are one of my favorite nuts. In case anyone is wondering, the malt bill consist of Maris Otter, caramel and wheat.

Granted, the pecan nuttiness isn't that prominent (Edit: it does become more noticeable with warming and the beer becomes more enjoyable as a result). With a more substantial malt load, this would be a killer, one of a kind offering that would be an instant classic. It's hard to imagine a better brown than a full-bodied, moderately sweet, roasted pecan ale. It's a shame that Lazy Magnolia doesn't brew that beer.

There doesn't need to be an abundance of hops (Magnum, Tettnang) to offset the somewhat flimsy malt backbone... and there isn't. I can appreciate a modest bitterness, especially on the back end, that balances the earthy caramel sweetness just enough without overtaking it. Sweet needs to win out over bitter in a brown ale as far as I'm concerned.

The mouthfeel, as already alluded to, is light. I'm becoming more tolerant of light browns though and will cut it some amount of slack. It's saved by the fact that the fine-bubbled carbonation is neither too much nor too little, but is juuust right.

I'm sitting here drinking my second glass from a growler of Southern Pecan, a Southern classic (or at least a Mississippi classic) out of my own gen-u-ine Lazy Magnolia B.C. pint glass and am having a grand old time. This is a wonderfully drinkable beer and should go well with whatever I decide to eat today. Thanks go out to barefootbrewer for making this possible.

Serving type: growler

12-15-2006 16:20:05 | More by BuckeyeNation
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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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stormgasm7

Arkansas

4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't like pecans, so initially, I was a bit hesitant but this beer is really good. It's almost dessert-like. Also, the couple that started the brewery are the perfect combination for this business: one is an electric engineer and the other is a chemical engineer!

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 05:13:46 | More by stormgasm7
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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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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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