Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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pDev:
25.27%
 
 
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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by Todd on 03-26-2005

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

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Photo of sweemzander
1.85/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade.

(A)- Pours a clear dark brown color that produced a tan to light yellow head w/ decent retention.

(S)- Smells like nuts. . . pecan obviously. Otherwise it just smells sweet like sugar; rather closed.

(T)- A nutty pecan sweetness. Its really sugary sweet.

(M)- A good carbonation level, but is just plain & way too sugary.

(D)- An interesting idea for a beer, but there is really nothing I like about this beer. Too disjointed and sugary to enjoy.

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Photo of barczar
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Viggo
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of avalon07
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.04/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light brown, letting in lots of light, moderate cap of faintly off-white froth, little lacing. Scent leads with sweet brown sugar, honey and roasted and toasted nuts and grain. Taste follows suit but quite mild, sweet and nutty. Lighter side of medium bodied, thin and almost watery. The combination of weak flavor and light body didnt provide enough enjoyment.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Think we got one from a bad line: Served with a small, off white head and some lace. Color was a clear, amber brown. Aroma ( my snooter don't work so well, so I think I'm able to give this beer a better, but inconsistant score compared to other qualities) is decent with bananas, brown fruit, caramel, toffee, and malt. Flavor is absolutely DOMINATED by bleach, + the traditional nut brown flavors. It was hard to focus on the other aspects of the beer because of the bleach. My friend couldn't drink it either.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap served into a pint glass.

Appearance: caramel color, medium carbonation, 1/3 inch head, clear

Smell: pecans and toasted malt

Taste: pecans, toasted malt, some leather, and slight hops

Mouthfeel: sweet, especially at the end and a bitter backbone, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Very English tasting. This one is good not great. I was actually hoping for a bit more nut here. I could have a couple but my third favorite of the Lazy Magnolia offerings I was able to try.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
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!

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.