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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,395 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,395
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 74
Gots: 173 | 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 LSUPT
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Mavajo
4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Copper brown with a white head. No lacing.

Aroma is a malty nuttiness. Nothing spectacular, but pleasant. Taste really brings it home though. Great medley of pecan and malt, with a sweet, but not cloying, backbone. Very tasty. Has an aftertaste that almost reminds me of sweet tea. Mouthfeel is good -- medium bodied, appropriate carbonation.

Really an excellent beer that exceeded my expectations. I think this is the best "session" strength beer I've ever had. Instant favorite of mine.

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of harryhood41
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ScreamForMe
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of robboyd
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is an interesting beer that I'm glad I had the pleasure of tasting. I'd say it's more of a sipper than a drinker but good none the less. It pours a really deep amber with a quick release of carbonation that fizzles out as quickly as it fizzles up. The smell of rather boozy with some nutty accents and some roasted malt but only a touch. Although, I'm sure the roasted accents are actually from the pecans rather than malt.

This is a rich tasting beer. You do get the nuttiness with every sip. It's different than actually eating roasted pecans but it certainly reminds you of the experience. I rather enjoyed it. I also get the malt, almost to a fault. I think I would have preferred the beer to be a little brighter and more balanced. I enjoyed the beer more as it warmed, stronger nut flavor, which is really what this beer is all about.

I could see enjoying one of these in front of a fire over the holidays.

Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of smibroncos
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured a clear copper with a short white dimminshing head some lacing on the glass.

S. Nutty, bready,pecasn, leaves

T.expaecting a sweet maltier brew from the nose suprisingly bitter.

M. Medium bodied medium carbonation good duration

O. A well balanced brew and a good flavor I would have this brew again if given another oppurtunity.

Photo of dubinsky
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Got this as part of a beer of the month club package.

A - Pours an amazingly clear, reddish, rusty copper with a one finger off white head which quickly recedes leaving a thin ring at the edges of the glass with absolutely zero lacing. After the lacing dies down, i would swear that looking at this beer and not knowing it was a beer, i would think its a brandy or cognac. Thats how clear it is.

S – Fairly sweet smelling. Some hints of caramel and bread. I don’t pick up any hop characters in this beer. Fairly nutty smelling.

T – ats' a bit nu-tee. Nice malty sweetness up front gives way to a healthy, nutty finish. The finish leaves your mouth feeling like you some nuts.

M - Light body with medium-light carbonation. Very light and crisp drinking.

O – Overall this was a good beer. Brown ales are one of my least favorite styles if you can call it a style. It seems like when someone doesn’t know what to call a beer it gets grouped into the Brown Ale category. This beer however really obviously deserves to be in this category. Its very simple and yet refined and tasty.

Photo of hoplover82
2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a clear deep amber color, no brown in sight, but it has a nice thick, creamy off white head that has good retention and lacing.
S-The aroma is kind of weird for a brown ale, it's very fruity, like a good english amber. No nuts, or coffee, typical for a good brown ale. Hmmm... don't know what else to say.
T-Same as aroma, no nuts or coffee notes, lots of fruity esters and sweet watery caramel. MAYBE the slightest hint of nuts in the flavor.
M-It's a crisp light slightly dry mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Not very fitting for the style indeed.
O-It's hard for me to give a negative review, so I will say this beer is not "bad" perse, just not a brown ale... Very off from the style imo.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leschkie for this bottle.

A: Pours a murky redish brown. There is a really thin, tan head of tiny bubbles on this beer. Absolutely no lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells sweet and fruity. The malt presence is immediately known, but I'm also picking up cherries, raspberries, and grape aromas. There is a tartness in the nose as well.

T: Starts off a bit tart, but the sweetness comes through right after the initial hit. Again, I'm picking up tons of fruits (cherries, raspberries, and grapes). The finish is nice and smooth with the sweetness fading and giving way to cashew and pecan.

M: Medium bodied beer, there is a bit of heft but it's easy drinking. No lingering flavor on the palate.

O: This is a pretty solid brew. The sweetness could become a bit overwhelming after having a few of these beers. It's not bad by any means, but I don't see myself going after another bottle or two.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 10/11/11

Deep, sun-faded amber hues. More clear than not; slight haze. Poured an ample three finger head that dropped to a finger's worth after a few minutes. Skim retention and droopy lace.

The aroma is agreeable enough. Sweet pecan notes are matched nicely with toasted bread, grains and floral overtones. Perhaps a hint of brown sugar. Notions of dusty yeast emerge over time.

Earthy hops quickly give way to grainy and nutty flavors. Toasted dark bread in strength and tangy pecan, albeit a lesser degree. I don't find that the namesake ingredient translates here quite as well as in the aroma. Ah, well. Seems to have a nip of spice, too.

The feel is watery; too thin for the style, I think. Carbonation is of the mild-mannered lot, the downside being if doesn't help focus the feel. Gritty finish with residual lingerings of grain and nuts; subtle bitterness, too. A bit coating, too.

Overall impression - not much to complain about aside from the feel. It's solid and well-constructed. I'm in no rush for another bottle, but I certainly wouldn't mind having it again.

Photo of secondtooth
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber, with a rich head of tan bubbles that quickly dissipate. No lace here.

Nose seems malty and earthy, even. Doesn't seem fresh somehow, though the date says 12/12 (a couple of months from now). Hmm.

Tastes like roasty malts and some nutty bitterness. I don't get much pecan, though. I do get that this one's pretty faithful to the English brown ale template, so scores well here.

Nonetheless, this was a disappointment. I expected more pecan character to be integrated with the brown ale, but didn't happen.

Photo of n2185
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, copper-brown with two fingers of off-white head which quickly recedes into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Some sweet caramel-like notes up front along with a floral citrus aroma as well. There are some bubblegum aromas too. Sweet nutty aromas bring up the finish.

T: Lots of nice, nutty flavors here. Reminds me of pecans, and I love pecans. There are also some floral and bubblegum flavors mixed in there, making it lightly sweet with a clean finish.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly light and clean.

O: Overall, a fairly simple but tasty beer. At only 4.25%, this would be a nice session beer. Too bad it doesn't make it to my market.

Photo of TheIronHammer
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a beer glass.
A: Pours a medium, translucent brown. The head was about finger's width high when first poured, then quickly retreated down and to the sides. It has a very light tan color to it. The lacing slides back to the drink quickly and uniformly.

S: This beer has a rich caramel aroma to it. The roasted pecan leaves a wonderful aroma. There is also a honey sweetness in the background.

T: The hops impart a very nice bitterness to the beer. The roasted nut tastes come after the initial bitterness, then a slightly sweet honey taste comes in and under that. The finish starts off sweet, and then it turns to bitterness, and lingers for a decent bit.

Mf: It has a light-medium body to it, which is fine considering the ABV. The carbonation is a little on the lighter side, which also works fine for this beer. It is a bit astringent.

Overall: This is a pretty good brown ale. The aromas and tastes of it are very enjoyable; definitely it's high points. The appearance and mouthfeel are pretty usual for a brown ale. I had to let mine stand for a while before I could really separate the scents and taste it was giving off. The only thing that I could detect when it was cold were the caramel on the nose and the hops in the taste. It took a while for it to open up, but it was worth it. I will buy this one again.

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

Poured from a 12oz glass into a pint glass. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist. Extra special thanks to jayli for the hook-up!

Label dated 10 07 2011

A: Pours a deep chestnut brown. A short lived yet creamy off white head spread itself out on top and left a suprising amount of lace in the glass.

S: Molassas, raisins, and brown sugar. Right out of the fridge the pecan was non-existant. However, as it warmed we could definitely smell the toasted nut.

T: See above.

M: Sweet and quite slick. The pecan added a welcome hint of dryness that actually saved from becoming syrup-y.

O: We were a little disappointed that we had to look so hard for the advertised pecans. They're in there, but temperature is key to bringing them out. Let this one warm up.

Photo of Jayli
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a murky lighter brown color with a one finger khaki, sudsy head. Head recedes immediately and leaves minor spots of lacing.

S: Nose is sweet - caramel, molasses, brown sugar and a touch of nuttiness.

T: Taste start with brown sugar notes quickly followed by a hearty caramel malt presence. Pecan nuttiness creeps in - not overpowering but apparent. Candied sugar and molasses are light but fill out the finish on this beer.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, light, somewhat watery body to it.

O: Goes down easily, tasty, not filling, not much of a kick, ok representation of style. The sweetness to this beer sticks a bit in the finish, which makes this a 1 or 2 pint and done for me.

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

#2 in my one stop Southern tour.

Dark red/light brown body, with highlights that somehow have a golden glow. Light beige, just this side of white, head, fluffy and rises above the rim.

Taste starts with classic English malts. Light sweetness. Nuts follow. Earthy English hop bite balances at the swallow but does not overwhelm. Nice sweet and nutty afterglow.

Light and smooth mouthfeel.

An above average brown ale well worth seeking out.

Photo of gatordawg40
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice brown color when poured, smooth to taste.

Very good used in Beer Can Chicken with John Henry Southern Pecan Rub on outside of chicken as well.

Found the flavor of the beer to go great with the nuttiness, smokiness of food taken off of the grill.

A very pleasant summer find.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hal and Mal's, downtown Jackson, MS.

Appearance: rich brown with copper hues; half finger head that quickly dissipates

Smell: malts pop up, then the pecans start to meld in, followed by hints of chocolate and brown sugar

Taste: Robust! What a brown ale should be. The nutty/malt textures with slight chocolate and sugar/cinnamon really round out the flavoring.

Mouthfeel: medium; lingers on the tongue

Overall: One of my favorite go-to beers. Southern Pecan is great from bottle to glass, but even smoother on tap. Definately Lazy Magnolia's best brew.

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

Thanks to Tolann and her friends for sharing beers a month or so back at her basement party. This one poured a dark brown color with a thick light brown head. Aromas of smoke, nuts and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied with flavors of smoke, chocolate and pecans.

Photo of readbaron
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While digging through my cellar I discovered a second bottle of this. Since the first one was infected, I'm thrilled to find that this one is a-okay.

Pours a crisp, clear amber with hints of white foam.

Initially there's quite a bit of sweetness in the nose - candied sugar, a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and nuttiness. Underneath there's a lot of bready, grainy malt. Not overwhelmingly sweet and spicy, just pleasantly so.

Taste echoes the nose - With a lot more emphasis on the malts and grains. There's some nuttiness, sweetness and a hint of spice mid palate, but it starts off and finishes malty/grain rich.

Mouthfeel is a bit flat, and not as creamy as I expected.

Overall - a solid beer.

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,395 ratings.