Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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1,524 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,524
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 83
Gots: 248 | 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 flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. My first Mississippi beer!

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam. A nice-looking brown ale.

Smell: sweet malt with vanilla, caramel and a light toastiness. The nuttiness of the pecans really comes through as well. Pretty good, I'd say, if a little sweet.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with toasted malt, caramel sweetness and plenty of nuttiness. An interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. I like it well enough.

Overall: there's no doubt about it, you have to like a nutty flavor to like this beer. But I think it's definitely worth a try.

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, bready. Taste is of pecans, malts, mild sweetness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of Viggo
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

It pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep amber with a nice 2 finger head of foam and lots of lacing.

The smell is malty, nutty, and has some citrus hops there as well.

The taste on first sip and I immediately notice the pecan influence. Nice. After another sip or 2, I get a good caramel malt backbone that works quite well with the nuttiness and I'm surprised at how good a mouthfeel this has...quite silky. It finishes with that citrus hop flavour that I noted in the smell. This is a very nice Brown Ale indeed and the foam does a pretty good job sticking around for the entire session.

Bottom line: This is a well crafted example of the style and I really like how the pecan interacts with the other flavours. A very good session beer to boot!

Thanks again, John!

Photo of scruffwhor
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is brown with ruby highlights, head is of average size and is light-brown. The aroma is rather weak and is malts and a strange nut smell which I guess is pecans. The taste is strangely malty, not bad, just different. I'm guessing it is because of the pecan presence. 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. Drinkability is okay, however I wouldn't go out of my way to get this again.

Photo of claspada
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear dark amber color with a fluffy eggshell head that recedes slowly to leave an ample amount of lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with sweet brown bread and toasted/caramelied nuts. There is a huge fruitiness as well which could be yeast driven.

The tastes follow the nose with toasted brown bread with a light emerging nuttiness. Earthy hops are present way in the background with the sweet caramel maltiness and fruity yeast esters dominating the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is on the sweeter side for the style but has a fuller mouthfeel than expected for such a low ABV offering.

Overall this is very drinkable and fairly enjoyable overall. Not really as nut forward as I was hoping for or expecting in either the flavor or the aroma. The fruity English yeast aspects really came out here and elevated the candy sweet malt base almost too a fault.

Photo of jrallen34
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
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

Photo of avalon07
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color with ruby tints and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: An underdone aroma of pecans, malt, and not much else.

T: Tasted of pecans, light malt, a little hops, and some caramel. Not quite enough of anything in the flavor. The pecans aren't present enough to make a difference. An average flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a surprisingly sharp and biting finish.

O: This beer could have been decent, but comes off as mediocre and forgettable. Not nearly as well made as Holy City's Pecan Dream.

Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep dark crystal clear brown with a one finger head that fades to leave a thick creamy blanket. Considering the ABV, quite solid.

S - Ah, the aroma, not quite solid. No, average at best. Lots of malt sweetness, super super faint nuttiness, very slight metallic aroma.

T - Not getting any pecan notes, super malty, light caramel, brown sugar. Light tinny after taste.

M - Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O - Overall, yah, get no pecans here, and that metallic tinge to it. Not a fan.

Photo of DefenCorps
4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thank you, Scott.

A: Clear deep amber with a thin, light brown head. OK retention, no/poor lacing.

S: Nice. Deep, nutty aroma with a rich caramel and toffee malt character. Mild bitterness that when coupled with the nut character reminds me of the skin of almonds/walnuts/pecans. Solid

T: Awesome. Nutty, mild chocolate, caramel, toffee in pretty good balance. Bitterness is reserved, appearing mainly on the finish. Mild brown sugar-like sweetness.

M: Light in body while retaining an excellent malt character, this beer is quite excellent. Crisp carbonation (maybe a bit much) is a slight detriment, but the finish is awesome, with it's nutty, malty goodness

D: This is one I'd buy a case of and drink. An excellent brown ale.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
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!

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Malty aroma has a caramel note and a nutty hint. Mouth-filling nutty, malty, woody flavor has hints of caramel and horehound. Firm-bodied texture delivers a lively, sassy fizz to round out a satisfying beer.

Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz, bottled on 07/02/14
A 3 - copper with a thin beige head
S 3 - mild aroma of nut, caramel, toffee, brown malts, spicy earthy hops
T 3.25 - sweet with nutty pecans, caramel, toffee, toasted grain, faint chocolate, spicy, and earthy
M 3 - thinner body, moderate carbonation, finishes sweet with minimal bitterness
O 3 - cloyingly sweet at times. It's not bad, but nothing I would get again.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light brown color with a thin off-white head that dissipates rapidly to a light covering. Zero lacing, nada.

The nose on this beer would probably be nutty without the roasted pecans. With them, it is double the nutty goodness. Very nice aroma with some hints of roasty and toasty malts.

Taste leans heavily towards smoked nuts...pretty amazing pecan flavor that makes it worth trying just for that. 5.0 on the novelty scale. A bit one dimensional and definitely under carbonated, but this is a one of a kind beer that is easily enjoyable. Did not take me long to roll through a 6-pack.

Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle courtesy of injuredreserve served in a standard pint glass. Pours a deep, translucent, brownish-copper with a loose, off-white head the quickly disperses into a thin broken band around the edges and a soapy slick across the middle. No lacing on this one. Nose is malty, earthy sweet and nutty with a hint of brown sugar and/or molasses. Taste follows nose - flavor profile starts out as you would expect an English Brown to express; however, towards the middle and back an earthy, slightly acidic quality comes out, and the pecans finally assert themselves. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with a lively carbonation. Really quite flavorful for the style and abv; however, the pecans start to get to you after a while.

Photo of VelvetExtract
2.98/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Dark roasted chestnut with crimson undertones. Mild head leaves moderate lacing. Body is mostly clear.

S-Tons of sweetness. Not a ton of complexity. Just a bunch of sweet sugars and light nuttiness. A light flick of cocoa powder.

T-Had it twice, both times on tap. I found the first tap to be much tastier. On the second go around, there was a form of sweetness that was almost cheesy and cloying. Really unattractive. But during the first experience, I got some nice nuttiness and vanilla and cocoa powder. Either way, I was never really happy with it.

M-Quite light and bubbly. Body goes down fairly clean. Carbonation was one of the brightest points of the beer.

O/D-Liked it once, HATED it the second time. Maybe the second keg was screwy? Either way, I was happy to try it but would probably avoid it if I ever saw it again.

Photo of champ103
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark and clear brownish/orange color. No head and no lace.
S: At first some caramel sweetness. Cereal and grain. A slight toasted aroma.
T: Some caramel sweetness and cereal grain again. Much more toasty than the nose. Enjoyable and simple.
M/D: A light to medium body. A nice crsip and clean snap of carbonation. Easy to drink. I can quaff several with no problem.

Not bad, but nothing special either. An easy drinking beer at a pub. Nothing more.

Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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

A red-orange color, it's pretty clear but for the darkness. The head, just slightly off-white, is about half a finger tall with decent retention and small patches of lacing left in moderation on the glass.
Yeast is a little strong, and it's primarily earthy with a toffee note before some nut comes in. I'm surprised there's not more toast, but there is caramel malt and a little biscuit. More sweetness of brown sugar kicks into the middle. It ends with a little graininess and a note of tea leaf that's the strongest indication this beer leans English at all.
While following very closely to the aroma, the flavor is a little drier and offers some notes of cocoa. It doesn't lose depth or get a little thin in taste at the end as it winds up doing in the aroma. I can understand with the different sweet and nutty flavors in this beer why some judges would like it in the undoubtedly thin specialty category in 2006, but was its consideration as an English brown glossed over? It could easily be an American brown.
The dry and powdery aspects build up a little to ease off the strong sweetness in the middle of every sip and makes for a much more pleasurable finish than it seems destined to have in its medium body.

Photo of ZAP
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Brunt orange color...flat looking....

S-Enticing toasted malt, biscuity malt base....some toasted nuts...

T-Toasted malts and toasted nuts are prominent but not indulgent. Hard to identify the pecans but there is a nice nutty dimension to go with the base toasted malt.

M-Medium to light medium...a little slick...low carbonation but I think it works well with this but does make it seem a little thinnish at times..

D-I was very excited to try this beer. About what I expected. A little more body would do wonders for this beer...not much..just a little...not saying it needs to be porter like or anything but it comes off as a little watery....great aroma...that is the highpoint...reminds me a little of the old Longshot Hazelnut Brown of about 1996 or so...

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,524 ratings.