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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,026 Ratings

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Ratings: 1026
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%

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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Photo of scruffwhor


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 jrallen34


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 nickfl


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

A - One finger of off-white head on a clear, amber-brown body. The foam recedes quickly and leaves little lace in its wake.

S - Rich malty aroma, lots of caramel and toffee with some sugary, nutty notes.

T - Sweet caramel malt up front with a subtle nuttiness that intensifies into a candied pecan flavor in the middle. Finishes with a rich, caramel note and a hint of lingering roast.

M - Medium, slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - A very nice, malty brown ale. There is a very convincing roasted nut quality to this beer; a combination of candied pecans and peanuts. The sweetness is a bit much and sticks to the palate, but nonetheless it is a unique beer that is well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 05:09:37 | More by nickfl
Photo of cokes


3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, browned bronze with a fleeting skim of buttercreme suds. Lacing is minimal.
Pecans come through prominantly on the nose, but not in a forced or artificial manner. They meld with caramel and treacle, and bready malts.
Sweet and bready as it hits the tongue. Caramel glazes everything. Pecans arrive, adding a nutty component to the sweetness. There's also a fleshy gourd-like flavor, along with a phantom of nutmeg evoking a pumpkin beer. It seems to be from the yeast, which lingera a bit pasty afterwards. It resumes with more pecan and more caramel and more sweet breadiness. There's just a glint of peppery hops on the swallow.
The carbonation is fizzy up front, but largely settles out, giving a sweet-leaning beer the sense of mouthfeel it needs, though it still feel very thin and transparent. A bit more muscle and girth would help round this out.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 06:17:42 | More by cokes
Photo of champ103


3.43/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2009 03:45:00 | More by champ103
Photo of blackie


4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: The color of the beer is a reddish brown...almost mahogany, with a tan head.

smell: The smell consists of a dark sweet fruitiness from the malt and a low hop presence. There are some esters present, and a slight hint of carob. There is also a nice nuttiness by way of the pecans used in the brewing process, which adds a special note to the aroma.

mouthfeel: The beer is well carbonated, body is average for a brown.

taste: Tastes of a light, sweet, malty fruitiness. The hops are again kept low. The pecan nuttiness first noticed in the aroma also makes itself known on the tongue, and makes for a good taste. This one finishes sweetly with a little thickness lingering on the tongue and a tinge of bitterness

A decent beer, but something about the carbonation keeps me from giving it a 5 for drinkability. Acquired in a trade with aracauna.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 05:41:21 | More by blackie
Photo of TurdFurgison


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 Alieniloquium


2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap ar Closed for Business.

Appearance - Clear deep copper. No head. Just a few wisps and a thin collar.

Smell - Also not much of an aroma. Slight nuttiness. Otherwise I think I smell the dish soap used to clean the glass more than the beer.

Taste - Vast improvement. Much more nutty with a hint of caramel. Some vanilla. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Minimal bitterness. Like none, really.

Overall - Nutty flavors are the highlight. So much that it's the only flavor, really.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 18:45:03 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of 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 woosterbill


3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Mad Elf tulip.

A: Pours a clear reddish-brown body underneath a 3/4" head of off-white foam. Average retention and thick lacing. Good looking brown ale.

S: Straightforward toasty, biscuity, sweet malt. Not much else.

T: Starts out with the same run-of-the-mill maltiness as the nose, but finishes with a very nice, sweet, nutty, smooth wave of flavor. Really delivers on the promise of the name. Quite nice.

M: A little short on body, but balanced out with a healthy dose of smooth, mouth-filling carbonation.

D: A little on the sweet side to make me want to have a bunch, but definitely a highly drinkable dose of delectable malt.

Notes: The only beer I've had from Mississippi, this is exactly what comes to mind when I think of a beer from the deep south - smooth, simple, and flavorful.


Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 18:44:18 | More by woosterbill
Photo of 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 drpimento


2.15/5  rDev -40.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2010 19:24:19 | More by drpimento
Photo of francisweizen


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

On-Tap at the magic mushroom over in Auburn, AL on work a few weeks back. I had several of these, and the notes I have written right here say "nuttier newcastle". Which is an apt description for this beer. It's a light tawny brown/auburn with a small whispy head of off-white. Aromas of caramel and malt, with a bit of the pecan nuttiness. Taste comes through in the same vein. Sweet, caramelly, and nutty with a nice smooth mouthfeel and a good drinkability...Certainly decent for down-a-this-way

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2008 00:20:45 | More by francisweizen
Photo of FosterJM


3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1148th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Purchased at Total Wine Tampa for $1.99

App- Rich amber red with brown highlights. Fairly dense and creamy vs clear. A nice one finger head creme in color. Falls to a pond layer pancake head with good cling.

Smell- A nice brown ale with a lot of cream, nuts and roast behind it. A lot of pecan. Well integrated and smooth.

Taste- So this was new. Malty, nutty, spicy(nutmeg, allspice) and a bit creamy. I cant describe it but this is very english. Very tasty.

Mouth- A nice medium body with a medium carbonation. Fairly pecan and sugary on the finish.

Drink- It was good but I wanted to like it more. Just didnt wow me even though had good flavor and well layered.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 23:23:36 | More by FosterJM
Photo of tpd975


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

A: Pours a nice dark nut brown with a medium head. The head dies and leaves little lacing.

S: Nice malt aromas with definite notes of nuts. Light brown sugar with hints of straw.

T: Nice tasting brew. The malt character on this one is balanced one perfect. Tons of rich malt with hints of molasses sweetness. Hints of pecan and a bit of bitter as well.

M: Since light and smooth. I like!

D: Very drinkable this is one brown ale I could drink by the bomber.

Overall: Been wanting to try this one for sometime and got it in a fantasy football prize package. I really enjoyed it. Quite possibly my favorite brown ale to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 03:28:27 | More by tpd975
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 3/4/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a clear deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light nuttiness. Flavor is pretty sweet with some bitter hops and nutty malt in the finish. Light palate, easy drinking. A pretty decent brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 19:34:35 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:31:24 | More by Jwale73
Photo of AgentZero


3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mississippi tick, thanks to spycow aka Chris.

A - Brown beer that gets a little red on the edes with a small head that didn't stick around for very long.

S - Malts with some nuts, brown sugar. Pretty sure that is a pecan thing going on there, and it's decent enough.

T - Caramel, toffee, some pecans, little bit of dark fruit. It's malt forward, but there's a little bit of hops there on the end. Has a decent amount of flavor for 4.25%.

M - Fairly light, smooth, decent carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, better than what I was expecting coming out of Mississippi. Easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 23:29:48 | More by AgentZero
Photo of Brent


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

I keep giving pecan brews a chance because, in theory, it sounds like a good combination. What I keep finding, however, is that the fats in the nut do some odd things to the beer, lending a slight oilyness to the beer. This is the case with this beer - poured a pleasant light chestnut. Short-lived rather flat head. Some roasted malt flavors up front, but the nuttyness of the malt and pecan is offset by a slickness to the beer that is off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 15:44:53 | More by Brent
Photo of ArrogantB


3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy of deepsouth, thanks man! Nice brown-red color, good head and lacing. Smells sweet and tastes nutty and sweet at the same time. This was far too easy to drink on a lazy Saturday afternoon. This was an interesting brown ale and I believe my first beer from Mississippi.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 03:39:18 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of rudzud


3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 23:34:52 | More by rudzud
Photo of ffejherb


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

12oz. bottle into new Sam Adams glass on 5/13/08. Thanks for sharing, Deuane!

A - Chestnut brown body with amber highlights and a thin beige head that quickly dispersed into patchy froth. Plenty of active carbonation.

S - Very prominent nutty aroma with some molasses and maple syrup. Hint of caramel malt. There's also a bit of an iced tea aspect way in the back. Oh yeah... pecans!

T - Typical malt flavor for a nut brown, with sweet caramel and nittiness at the forefront. Minimal hop presence. The taste is sweet and malty with a finish reminiscent of a sugar or molasses cookie. The pecan flavor becomes more dominant as the liquid warms up.

M - Medium body with slightly syrupy texture and moderate carbonation. Finish is quite sweet.

D - Pleasant brown ale with a distinct nutty flavor and nice sweetness that offers an interesting twist on the style with the addition of pecans.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 16:12:29 | More by ffejherb
Photo of HuskyinPDX


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
Photo of Vancer


4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my man deepsouth for this newbie bottled beer from MS. Bottle label states "1st Run" - awesome! OH, this is a ENGLISH style brown ale - label says so!

Crisp and clear oaken brown, tan head pops up but quickly reseeds. Very nice aroma of nuts (pecan, duh) covered in chocolate. Both appear in the quaff, quite the smooth combination. Semi-sweet brew, finishes sharp and dry.

Not overpowering, just a great brew - as many have asked for on BA, this is a SESSION brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2007 02:31:55 | More by Vancer
Photo of merlin48


3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle pours a clear, medium brown body with a small khaki head. Good retention and some patchy lacing.

Aroma is subtle. A hint of toffee and some spicy and floral hops.

Light medium body has an appropriate moderate carbonation.

Taste is malt driven. A hint of milk chocolate, faint nuttiness, and just enough spicy hop bitterness to balance. The pecans impart a candied nut flavor that works very well.

A very nice brown ale that drinks easily and quickly. The pecan adds a unique touch.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 22:15:18 | More by merlin48
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