1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

1,122 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 64
Gots: 71 | 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)
View: Beers (20) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Southern Pecan Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,122 | Reviews: 478 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of duceswild
duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-11-2013 00:49:39 | More by duceswild
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma is a bit nutty, grainy and slightly sweet. In the taste, light nuttiness, sweet dough, light herbal hop. Finishes on the sweet side with pecan in the finish. Light bodied, a little watery, but easily drinkable and good flavor. This is a good ale and holds up nicely in the warm weather.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 20:45:25 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of Huhzubendah
Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is a radiant shade of dark orange, with random pockets of effervescence present throughout the glass. The head is small and leaves a fair amount of lace in its wake. The aroma is subdued, with a slightly sweet malt presence and a hint of nuts, though I couldn't pinpoint pecans. The flavor is decent, with a slight malt sweetness and a bit more of the pecan aspect in the flavor than the nose. The carbonation level is slightly less than average. A decent beer, but not something of which I would want more than a pint.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 18:05:54 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of brandoman63
brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-29-2011 20:14:15 | More by brandoman63
Photo of Viggo
Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of jwc215 in the Good, Bad and Ugly BIF. This was lost in the back of my fridge.

Pours a crystal clear reddish brown, pretty brilliant, very thin light tan head forms and disappears very quickly, thin ring around the glass then its gone, no lace.

Smell is nice, sweet and nutty, caramel, biscuits, brown sugar, pecans, raisin, some nice dark fruitiness, candi, almost a light cinnamon like spiciness, toasty, pretty nice.

Taste is similar, very sweet and fruity up front, lots of toffee/caramel, nuts, raisin, nice biscuity middle, very heavy malts, pretty flavourful for the ABV, nice caramel and nut finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with low to medium carbonation, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 23:49:07 | More by Viggo
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for giving me this one.

A: Pours a very clear ruby/brown color with a one finger off-white head. Quick dissipated to a few random bubbles on top. Not much lacing at all.

S: Very sweet, lots of caramel malts, some nuts, and a little molasses.

T: Nice caramel flavors upfront followed up a definite nutty flavor. Really nice solid flavors, pretty much as advertised.

M: Medium bodied with very nice carbonation. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.

O: Extremely easy drinking, at 4.25% it has great flavor, a great session beer. Just a really nice beer that goes down nicely.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 23:26:36 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Kelp
Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-10-2013 14:14:48 | More by Kelp
Photo of glid02
glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this for a while, and I finally got one from ShrLSU - much obliged!

Pours a clear brown color with one-finger of tan head. The head dissipates into a patchy layer of bubbles on top and a medium-sized ring around the glass. Lacing is decent.

Smells of pecans, plain and simple. Nutty and sweet at the same time.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet and nutty flavors hit at the same time, and the nuttiness sticks around after the sip is done. There's a mild bitterness, but the nuttiness is what really ends the sip. There's also a very light fruity hop flavor after the beer warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a good thickness and the carbonation is light but enough to bring out the flavors.

Drinkability is good. I had no problem downing one, but I'm not sure how many more I could drink.

Overall this is a very distinct beer and I'm glad I finally got to try it. Definitely worth a try, and thanks again to ShrLSU.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 01:54:32 | More by glid02
Photo of sendbeer
sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-18-2012 20:07:23 | More by sendbeer
Photo of Tone
Tone

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, red/copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white coor. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, toffee sweetness, and slight citrus (raisin). Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and slight creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of toffee, sweet malt, slight hops, and slight nut or caramel. Overall, too sweet for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 06:53:41 | More by Tone
Photo of PEIhop
PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-31-2011 22:26:47 | More by PEIhop
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
Thanks to deepsouth for sending this my way;

Appearance: redish brown with a 1 finger off white head

Smell: caramel malts, sweet

Taste: nutty, with some pine

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth, clean

Drinkability: a nice representative a nut brown ale.

Cheers,

The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:53:59 | More by THECPJ
Photo of billab914
billab914

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark amber slightly red color wit ha one finger off-white head.

Aroma is crisp and malty with some sweetness and bready notes. Taste is sweet up front with malt and brown sugar but the pecan flavor comes through a lot in the finish. The pecan flavor is very nicely done, not overpowering and a nice addition to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, this was an easy drinking and delicious beer. The pecan flavor was unlike anything I ever tasted in a beer and it was very flavorful but not overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 01:59:24 | More by billab914
Photo of TurdFurgison
TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, an extra in a trade from the south. This pours a nice auburn color, crystal clear, with a few fingers of off-white foam.

It smells malty in a worty way, very sweet and rich. I was looking for obvious pecan notes but couldn't find them in the aroma. They come through in the flavor though, along with lots of sugary sweetness. Actually this us a little TOO sweet for my tastes, it gets a little cloying.

OK carbonation and so forth. The main thing is that its sort of a sweet mess, I think one is more than enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 00:58:25 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of dmorgan310
dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2013 02:55:49 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated 3/11 served in pint glass. I couldn't get much of a head on this one and it was gone almost before I took my first sip.

A nice clear brown liquid but almost no head.

S - nutty aroma with toasted malt and hints of bourbon and hops.

T - Starts too sweet but nice sweet/bitter balance in the finish. Pecan nuts appear mainly in the finish.

O - a little bit different, otherwise not much to recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 18:34:09 | More by chinchill
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-07-2013 21:08:31 | More by harpus
Photo of scruffwhor
scruffwhor

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sort of syrupy toasted copper color. Very quick head before I could even take a sip. Hardly any bubbling visible.

Nutty, but a brisk, weird astringent aroma that seems to be from the pecans and not the hops. Some toasty malts with maybe some sugary pecan nutty aromas on the backend. But that astringent nuttiness rings through to the finish.

Nutty from start to finish, and turns into sweet pecans on the finish. The weird astringent nuttiness hits hard in the middle and sticks through to the finish. I could taste the pecans, but they also added some weird flavors to the brew as well.

The mouthfeel is very thin, a little sweet and oddly astringent.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 03:44:05 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of rolltide8425
rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2012 02:00:59 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of BeerFMAndy
BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada Imperial Pint. 01809 Date? Unclear printing. No info.

Thanks to both Onenote81 and PerzentRizen for bottles of this.

A - A pour to the bottom of the glass releases a massive three-finger cream-colored head. Great retention and some clumpy lacing on the sides. The color is a slightly hazy ruby amber.

S - The aroma is flourishing with overly sweet scents from what it seems like candi sugar and the lightly toasted malts. A faint nuttiness is also present on the nose but doesn't add much. [Pecans start coming out more later on in the beer.]

T - Thankfully it doesn't taste as sweet as the nose lets on but the pecans come through giving it an interesting, if not weird mineral and nutty flavor. A good toasted malt base lies behind the other flavors.

M - Initially soft feeling and somewhat smooth, the mineral finish contributes to it's change to a hard feel. Medium-bodied and sweet.

D - The pecan gives the flavor more of a, "whats going on..." interest than a, "wow, this is good, what is it?" Not a huge fan, but its not bad, just really different. It would go great with pecan pie!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 16:09:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

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

Being a fan of both brown ales and pecans I had hopes for this beer, but in the end I found myself a bit disappointed. It poured a very clear, reddish cherry brown that surprised me; it's really barely brown at all. Small head, low retention, no lace at all either. Hmm.

Very mild aroma has some toasty malt and a vaguely nutty aspect, but that's really about it. The flavor followed suit; it was pretty bland, with a lightly toasted, somewhat overly sweet malt character; hints of nuttiness, but certainly nothing discernible in the way of pecans. Malt is unremarkable, feels a bit meek, and the hopping is very restrained, so there's little in the way of bitterness. Normally that would be fine in a tasty brown ale but the lack of hops just contributes to the overall blandness and lack of a crisp and clean finish.

Lightish body with medium high, assertive carbonation that robs the beer of any smoothness or creaminess I enjoy in the better brown ales; falls a little on the watery side. Ultimately unsatisfying. Not terrible but totally unexceptional.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 04:10:43 | More by tobelerone
Photo of jrallen34
jrallen34

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Spycow for this Mississippi tick, awesome!...Pours a light watery brown with some red notes, thin head that is gone right away...Aroma is pretty nice but on the sweeter side. Nuts, caramel, some dark fruits...The taste is right on with the nose, sweet, lots of caramel, biscuity...Feel is light but easy drinker.

I wouldn't go out and get this outside of the MS tick or if I was there, decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 19:02:24 | More by jrallen34
Photo of johnnnniee
johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in trade from jtrockchalk, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a reddish amber with a bubbly off white head that sticks around for a while. Smell is sweet and malty. I pick up caramel and brown sugar, slight nuttiness as it warms. Taste is sweet with malts a bit of a nuttiness in the background. Body is medium to thin, mouthfeel is creamy/bubbly, carbonation is a bit on the high side. Would make a decent enough session beer, but nothing really remarkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 00:00:20 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Rhettroactive
Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tap to shaker pint glass on 1/20/12
at the Beale St. Taproom in Memphis, TN
*From notes

-- This was one of the first beers I ever logged on my want list. After years of patience, I'm so glad to finally tick it. --

A: Pretty clean reddish-amber. In fact it looks more like a standard amber then a brown. As the bartender sits down the glass of ice cold beer, I get a one finger head that fades a bit too quickly. Minor collar, no lacing.

S: So for those who don't know, cigarette smoking is still legal in Memphis bars. Having said that, it's a bit tough to get a really solid bouquet on the beer. It comes off rather mild, like an old school nut brown.

T: The fore is a bit creamy and oddly boozy, with a nutty touch to it. There's a decent malt spine to the brew which washes over the mid. The finish showcases a more pronounced nutty quality, and ends quite dry.

M: Actually feels pretty good. For a low ABV beer, I figured this to be a thin, watery brown. Luckily it's not, and the bigger body really helps to sell the nutty gimmick.

O: I can dig. Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan is a nice little beer, something I'd drink fairly often if in it's Southern distro network. It didn't rock my face, but certainly makes for a flavorful session brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 18:30:29 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

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
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.