Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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1,525 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,525
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 83
Gots: 252 | 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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Ratings: 1,525 | Reviews: 560
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. It doesn't have a soft texture or good retention, looking a bit rough in the glass. Almost no lacing is left behind, either. (3.5)

Smell: Light, as expected. But I do pick up pecans, in a slightly roasted fashion to boot. Hints of butterscotch, toffee, and cream round it out. It also seems slightly sweet. Hardly exciting, but it does what it sets out to do. (3.25)

Taste: A slight malty touch open things up - caramel and toffee, mainly. It slowly develops mild pecan flavors, along with a sugary flavor. Slight diacetyl appears throughout. It is what it is, and that's not a bad thing. The best part? I like how the pecans don't taste remotely artificial. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: The body thickness is decent for 4.5%. Not bone-dry, but at least it doesn't leave a chemical film like some nut-laden beers tend to be (hi, Sweet Baby Jesus!) Like many low ABV brews, carbonation is fairly aggressive. (3.5)

Overall: Nothing particularly special - it is, however, a nice everyday drinker that shows off the pecan subtly yet effectively. This is a great beer to lure BMC drinkers in with; hell, I'd even consider buying it again. (3.25)

3.29/5: Not a world beater, but very approachable and easy to drink

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This glass is so cold I may over rated this.

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice pecan taste. Not much lacing. Very tasty.

Photo of SGerry
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

There's nothing bad about this ale, but it doesn't have anything that will make me come back for more. There's almost no pecan taste to it, the main reason anyone would initially try it. I can barely smell any pecan aroma either. The few things that I did like is it doesn't linger, there's almost no bitterness, and it's got a good color. I'd take Newcastle over this any day.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours clear light brown with no head. Aromas of malt. Nut certainly comes through on the flavor, with smooth sweet malt.

Photo of rpmetzler
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slight pecan aroma. Very light pecan taste. Not much alcohol, but smooth and tasty.

Photo of PostRockandCats
2.45/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Looks pretty, but the flavor was bland and too sweet.

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.51/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

God damnit, Jesus made this beer.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a good beer bottle poured in a wide mouth goblet about 45 degrees
L: water down coke 1 1/4 head dissipates quick leaves no lacing
S: Buttery pecan with sugar on top
T: Buttery pecan pie kinda
F: Liike a lite syrup that coats your mouth
O: I believe you should give it a try very smooth wish I had another

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light amber brown in color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Mild lace develops.

Smell: a soft roasted nuttiness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild nuttiness, some brown sugar, and a bit of breadiness arrives late. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a pleasant easy drinking nutty brown ale that has a nice balanced flavor.

Photo of rholeyiii
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It was almost like pecan pie, but could have used a tad bit more malt.
Seems pretty underappreciated on here, though I did have it on tap in Mississippi

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth ale with a balanced nutty flavor. Brewed in good taste.

Photo of Jeffreysan
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, reddish-amber color, speckled with some reddish high-lights and a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I do get some very faint notes of toasted malt and some brown sugar, but that’s about it.

Taste: Interesting flavors. Some toasted malt up front, followed by some nuttiness and brown sugar-like sweetness. A little weak, though as all these flavors are pretty subtle, with no one flavor taking a lead. Unfortunately, I’m not getting any pronounced pecan flavors, just a little nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 45.%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty decent brown ale, possessing good, if subtle, flavors of nuttiness, malt and sweetness, all nicely balanced, but not pronounced. It was certainly worth a try, and I’d certainly drink it again if offered, but I won’t be picking it up again on my own.

Photo of Cyrion
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonick pint. Consumed seven weeks after bottling.

Appearance: A coppery bronze, with a 2" head.

Aroma: Somewhat malty, somewhat sweet.

Taste: Classic brown ale flavors. Not much pecan flavor, if any.

Mouthfeel: Typical for a brown.

Overall: Not a bad beer. No bitterness. But there's just not enough nutty flavor to market this as a pecan-ish beer.

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was drinkable but I expected much more flavor. Didn't give what the label said. No pecan in smell or taste. Ok but not a stand out in anyway.

Photo of Westyn
2.56/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Didn't really do much for me. No aroma, tasted like a regular brown ale with just a hint of "pecan"

Photo of ZBowden
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear copper with small white head, smells of pecan, malt caramel and yeast, tastes nutty with maltiness and slight hops, average mouthfeel.

Photo of CIBoy10
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a nice dark brown with rapidly vanishing white head. Lacing remains on sides of glass.

Smell - Grass, pecan, caramel, malt, pecan pie

Taste - Nice brown ale taste up front with the pecan on the finish. Finishes very dry, hardly any aftertaste. Wish there was more here.

Feel - Very light and carbonated. Definitely a sessionable beer, especially with the low ABV levels.

Overall - Below what I had hoped for, but not bad at all. I probably wouldn't spend my hard earned money on this, but would gladly drink one anytime.

Photo of Tucquan
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-01-12 in Spartanburg, SC

Definitely notice the pecan flavor. Good bit of malt flavor and sweetness for the low ABV.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Rather tasty, very smooth and easy to drink. Session Brown that is tasty enough to enjoy and drink all night.

Photo of bubseymour
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. It's light in body but the pecan and brown ale flavors are very pronounced. Excellent brew.

Photo of Kleffel1
2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice red color. The pecan definitely comes through. Gets better as you drink it but it should be better.

Photo of BrettonJay
1.93/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

What a disappointment. This is my first Lazy Magnolia beer. I’m hoping it gets better.

Photo of ZMWTally
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a solid beer in any weather.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A rusted cherry copper colored body holds a cream colored head. Little or no lacing, but it always depends on the glass.

Aroma: Roasted nuts, clean wood, malts, faint caramel sweetness.

Taste: Very malty sweet and nutty -- lots of caramel as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Very drinkable, very nutty, sweet, but not too sweet. Really like this.

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.