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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 66
Gots: 82 | 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:
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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MasterSki

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to dschuster03 for tossing me one of these. Served in an Alchemist pint glass. Best before February 12th, 2012.

A - Quick-dissolving two fingers of foam settle to a thin cap and a few stray spots of lace. Transparent amber body with a few slow-moving bubbles.

S - Nutty, but with a fruity and slightly sharp English yeast character. Slight astringency. Some faint bread and biscuit flavors in the periphery.

T - Taste is better, with some solid milk chocolate and toasted nut flavors. Finish is pecans, which I suppose makes sense. Seems more successful here in matching the printed descriptions.

M - Chewy texture with a lingering finish. Medium-light body, with moderate prickly carbonation, and a dry nutty feel to it. No alcohol, but seems like a bigger beer than 4.39%.

D - Easy to drink, but ultimately pretty average. That this beer is #26 on the top beers from the 'South' says more about how bad the beer culture is down there than it does about the merits of this brew. Passable if you're desperate for a MS tick.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 06:07:51 | More by MasterSki
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear dark brassy color, ample lacing

SMELL: Nutty, dark honey, brown sugar, toasted grain, yeast, faint herbal hop

TASTE: Smooth, semi-creamy, medium body, sweet, caramel, nutty, toasted biscuits, faint spiciness, cocoa powder, brown sugar

Not half bad, a bit too sweet. Just because it has nuts in it does not mean the sweetness had to be amped up which I think actually takes away fromt he pecan flavor. Good to try once.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:23:44 | More by Jason
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown body, creamy, cocoa-tinted head. Lovely stuff.

Sweet malt greets the nose right off, fat and fruity and with plenty of bright, rounded nuttiness.

Hitting the tongue, an even, balanced affair, malt in center stage, minor hops, but never too much of the sweetness. Very tasty stuff, actually, meaty and full. I'm no pecan expert, but I like what's getting on my tastebuds. Smooth, warm, and deep. Scrumptious, too.

Full-bodied, long, sweet, but tempered finish. This is one I could turn to a couple of times, at least.
Thanks, BuckeyeNation, for my first Mississippi brew!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 05:50:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Wasatch for this one, Thanks, John! I believe this is my first Mississippi Beer!

Pours caramel with 2 fingers of tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Slight nuttyness

T: Slight nuttyness, some pecan & slight leafy hops & some annoying astringency up front. Nuttyness & a bit of caramel sweetness are there as this warms. Finishes a bit of leafy hops & nuttyness

MF: Light/medium bodied with low carbonation & a bit wet

Drinks pretty easy, I could do a few of these before the lack of body drove me away. I'm sure I'd pound this if I lived in MS, but just an alright brown in my book

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 16:22:43 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big thanks to deepsouth for including this as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a clear, dark amber with 1 1/2 fingers of off-white foamy head. It posesses a thin, fizzy retention that enventually dissipates into almost nothing, leaving some smallish lacing behind. The aroma is fairly pleasant, being a mix of caramel sweetness, some nuttiness, and of course...pecans!

The taste is rather full, with caramel and toffee sweetness, roasted pecans, a lively spice character, a touch of dark fruits, and a smattering of tingling hops in the backend. The finish is sweet with a twinge of bitterness. The mouthfeel has a full, medium feel that is surprisingly beefy for the style but still maintains a slick, creamy feel.

Nice! I was suprised by the richness and full body of this Brown Ale and I must say that this was one of the better ones that I've had lately. Good stuff from down South.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 16:23:50 | More by Kegatron
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe, I think if I lived in Mississippi I would happy that this is my local beer but since I don't I find it to be mediocre but unoffensive, served in a RR wine glass.

Beer is rubish / dark orange with a thin head of small white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet, mild caramel malt and that's about it.

Beer is medium to light in body and minor league sweet up front with a clean thin finish on the end of almost nothing. No aftertaste, minimal carbonation. Unoffensive mediocrity.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 20:31:13 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to duff247 for this one.

Pours a light creamy 1 finger head that fades semi quickly over semi hazy semi clear amber rosy reddish brown color.

Nose brings plenty of reddish malts, little toasty, some light fruits, toasty pecans, hints of brown sugar, light malty ale aroma.

Taste a reddish brown ale, medium malts, light brown sugar, some toasted pecans and a light nutty flavor, little juicy with some hints of fruit flavors, plenty of amber ale malt flavors, fairly smooth, a light bitterness. Pretty light overall though. Finishes with a bit more earthy bitterness, lingering toasted malts and a bit of pecan and fruits.

Mouth is fairly light, with lower but decent carbonation.

Drink is pretty good, very sessionable, would be a pretty good spring beer. In fact, a little too light for my tastes, but a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 03:34:45 | More by jlindros
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from piginapen in a trade.

Pours a medium brown color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Smell is malty - a mix of malty sweetness and roasted malt. The flavor is malty, with some nutty flavor as well. A very drinkable beer that is a great example of a nut brown ale. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2009 02:30:41 | More by Mora2000
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Datz Deli, Tampa, FL

Brownish/dark amber pour, small off-white head sank to a ringlet, leaving just a few spots behind on the glass. Malty nose, toasty, bready, nutty. Simple but non-offensive. Taste was similar, bready malts hinting towards caramel, toasted nuttiness, light notes of yeast and fruit rinds. Body was about medium, kind of lagerish, not great, but pretty easily drinkable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 02:06:48 | More by Rifugium
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

possibly the first beer ive had from the state of mississippi. i wouldnt call it a brown ale either, maybe more of an english pale ale. it pours real light brown in color, but its more tan or bronze in color because of its radiance and the penetrating light. theres a nice slowly fading lace head on top. the nose is quite nutty, but also lighter on the malt roast than i expect in a brown ale. no yeast or hops to speak of at all, but i do smell what must be the pecans, and they are sweet and woody. the flavor is equally light, with the pecans really beign featured a lot more than the abita version (which is the only other pecan beer ive had). i like that this isnt spiced at all, just flavored with the nuts, which are tasted more on the back end of the trip. really light in body, id say too much so, but in the context of a steamy mississipps swamp or somethiing (sorry for the stereotype), i think its lightness would be a pro rather than a con, which it was in a denver january. smooth feel though, relaxed carbonation, and overall a beer and a brewery id really like to drink more of. who knew?

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 17:36:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2014 23:38:12 | More by oline73
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one.

Pours bright reddish copper with a thin tan head that becomes a slowly disappearing patch.

The smell is of darkish malt, nuts (pecans, of course). Pretty robust.

The maltiness of a nice English-style brown ale has an American, southern, flair of a pecan touch (making this an American Brown). Finishes with a balanced sweetness.

Medium-bodied and smooth, the pecan is integrated well into the balanced maltiness. A nicely crafted brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 22:17:19 | More by jwc215
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A smooth but vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass forms a fat, three-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a deep red, almost plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper tinged, full red color when held up to the light. The aroma has a soft fruitiness to it up front that mixes in with an earthy nutty and toasted malt character. A touch of astringent, roasty grain notes are found towards the end of the aroma. The more I dig around in the aroma the more nutty notes I start to smell. I do like how the soft, berry like, fruitiness mixes with the nut character and malt notes in the aroma.

Served a little cold, about 40°F / 4.5°C and tastes sweet up front. A prickly carbonation provides a touch of pepper and a definite fizz to the texture. The finish has a lingering, light-medium fullness to it that sticks just a touch to the palate. The nuttiness is at first noticed as an oral-nasal effect in the middle, but becomes more distinct and flavored as the beer slips down my throat. The nuttiness has a toasty, slightly astringent (almost tannic in some ways) note to it. A fruitiness is noticeable in the taste as well, with touches of currants as well as some raisin like flavors. This is highly quaffable and I could definitely see myself drinking a few pints of this.

An interesting beer that has just enough character to keep me interested. By far the best beer I have had from Mississippi (ok it is the only one too, but it is still good).

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 02:55:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.7%

08-23-2013 03:46:48 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-23-2012 16:33:25 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired in a recent trade with piginapen. Thanks again man!

Pours a clear dark amber mahogany color with pale golden ruby hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that immediately settles into a lasting ring. No lacing.

Slightly roasted nutty aroma with a strong caramel malt presence as well as a bunch of pecan and hazelnut. Hints of chocolate and toffee as well as some subtle hops but the aroma is dominated by roasted nutty pecan.

Slightly watered down medium body with some soft carbonation up front followed by a roasted malty backbone with a touch of syrupy sweetness and a slightly dry subtle hop finish. Lots of sweet caramel and rye malts but the dominating flavor is roasted nut, especially pecan and hazelnut. Possibly a bit too sweet and syrupy but the roasted nut character provides a nice balance that makes this a pretty drinkable decent session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 04:35:27 | More by corby112
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being from Alabama and SOuth Georgia by origin I liked this beer. Poured a
brown with ruby highlights, head is of average size and is light-brown. The aroma is rather weak and is malts and a strange pecan smell. The taste is maltyand unique. Mixed in there are flavors of a mild roastiness and some spice. The finish initially has a off-flavor, but that goes away as Southern Pecan warms up.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 00:33:11 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to CrazyNelson for trading this.

Wow. This beer rocks. No, it doesn't have the depth of a Belgian quad or ripping double imperial stout or IPA, but it's a fantastic session ale at 4%. The aroma has the roasted pecan with a mix of mellow chocolate malts and caramel candy. The flavor mixes a deeper roasted nut taste into the same cocoa and caramel with a hint of toffee and chocolate-orange (like Terry'd Chocolate Orange with the slices).

I'm very grateful for Nelson including a second bottle of this. I highly recommed this to brown ale and session beer lovers.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 12:59:42 | More by tempest
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from a trade with brianj555.

A: The brown ale is more of an auburn color, darker orange rather than brown. The lighter hues make the ale more translucent. A small head blanketed the ale but it was quick to dissapate.

S: The nose is full of sweet nutty aromas. Caramel notes also drift in and out. A pleasing ale to sniff.

T: The ale is pleasant, a sipping beer that won't set the world aflame but delivers a solid flavor. The nuttiness is remarkable, dry with a roasted taste. They mix with caramel malts to create a flavorful taste that isn't harsh or astringent. There are some citrusy hops that make their presence known near the end of a sip.

M: The mouthfeel is somewhat static, there isn't much carbonation to keep things lively. Beyond that, the nutty caramel flavor is nice.

D: The ale is surprisingly mild, just 4%. The nuttiness is the best feature and I'd glad to have another one in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 20:17:01 | More by akorsak
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer came with a thin, medium-tan head with light retention. There was a definite malty sweetness on the nose. The color was a light-brown with ruby highlights, I experienced a good, malty sweetness in the mouth, but especially so on the finish. My server described it as "close to a Newcastle Brown". Close, OK, and a decent brown ale, but ... Quick, does Woody like malt-driven Browns? NO! And yet, for me, this was the best of the lot. Moving on ...

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2008 01:34:42 | More by woodychandler
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear but slightly dense amber brown body with a warm glow to it. There is a good carbonation of tiny bubbles that glide up to a thick creamy light tan head, that last for much of the beer.

S- This beer has a soft aluminum aroma that changes into a pale malt smell with some brown malt qualities. The finish is some biscuit malt and a faint pecan nut hint with some nougat aromas growing as the beer warms.

T- The soft taste of lightly toasted brown malt has a soft carbonic acid taste to it with a finish of soft brown malt and nutty note and a soft herbal bitterness. As the beer warms the finish takes on more of a nougat flavor but it is not to strong.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tight little fizz finish at the end.

D- This beer is a nice built nut brown ale with some subtle complexity and a soft hop support but I don't know if I would get pecans out of it if it wasn't printed on the label.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 14:50:59 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to finally try this beer. Picked up a couple of sixpacks in Birmingham at Whole Foods- they seem to have it when others are out. Pours a reddish brown with good clarity, a decent head and some okay head retention as well as some spotty lacing. Mellow, malty, and nutty in the nose with a yeasty, bready smell in the background. Pleasant, but somehat light. Very pleasant taste, the elements in the aroma are echoed here, but there is also a lovely creaminess and a hint of restrained nuttiness, but there is a touch of sour graininess at the end as you continue to drink. Smooth mouthfeel with nice creaminess, but a little light at the end as it falls off. Very drinkable- nice to see such a well made session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 03:07:39 | More by Georgiabeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-01-2014 06:14:13 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Wasatch

Utah

4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to barefootbrewer for this brew.

This most likely will be my last state brew since SD and ND are almost impossible to get brew's from.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, sweet, slight spice, nutty, and lots of caramel. The taste is sweet/malty, slightly spicy/nutty (pecans), and a good dose of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brown ale, one I would seek out again. Definitely recommmended. Thanks Ken.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 21:28:23 | More by Wasatch
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.