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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 71
Gots: 108 | 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)
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Photo of kels
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%

Thanks to billab914 for throwing in this extra:)

Pours a maple syrupy red-brown. It's pretty clear and brilliant with no visible carbonation. The short, fizzy tan head fades immediately to nothing, leaving no lacing.

Not a whole lot to speak of in the smell. There's a light, toasty, nutty sweetness that ends right about there.

Light toasted nuts, crispy grains, syrupy caramel malts. Only a hint of apple hoppiness after the drink. Sryupy, sticky feel and would be viscous is not for being somewhat flat.

kels, Jan 30, 2010
Photo of merlin48
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

merlin48, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Freethyhops
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

12oz bottle

A- pours a dark amber color. 1 finger of cream colored head. very little lacing and head retention.

S- smells of sweet caramel and roasted nuts

T- the pecans give the caramel malts a unique flavor but don't really give it the nutiness I've tasted in other Nut brown ales. a little bready flavor and bitterness come out toward the finish but neither flavors overtake the caramel sweetness. which is the real center of the beer.

M/D- light/medium body with ample carbonation for the style. the carb. makes it especially crisp for a brown ale. the low ABV and subtle flavors make this an excellent session brew. very easy drinking.

Freethyhops, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of willmc
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

pours a very nice dark amber, with a almost tan head not quit one finger thick, and it fizzels out quickly, barley any lacing around the a standard pint glass.
aromas of sweet carmel at first, which surprised me i was expecting more pecan. i also could pick up on the malt and some fruitness to it.
tastes up front has some sweetness to it, more of a malt or carmel, and some roasted nutty flavor. i really could not pick up on the pecans, but hey maybe i need another. cheers.

willmc, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of billab914
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

billab914, Jan 09, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

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.


woosterbill, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

A – Beautiful umber hue with thick tan-yellow head. Impressive looking.

S – Sweet maple and pecan with a little malt and a little bread. I detect a note of circus peanuts, the candy.

T – Like a pecan praline. Nice piney hop finish.

M – Smooth, no complaints, but it doesn’t enhance the flavor.

D – I would drink quite a few of these, given the opportunity.

ktrillionaire, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one. Poured into my pint glass the beer is an amber rusty red. The beige head is at least two fingers high and leaves hardly a trace of lace.

The aroma is a very nice mix of honey roasted pecans, sweet malt, glazed donuts and a hint of hops.

The flavor is very similar to the nose. Roasted pecans, sweet malt, maple syrup, and light citrusy hop bite.

Medium to light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very easy drinking beer. I think I took three or four gulps and it was gone. I wish I could get this beer by the case load. Great session beer.

beerwolf77, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of ThirstyBird
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

Thanks to deconbluez for this bottle
Appears a clear reddish brown with a light tan head that falls to a skim/ring. Mild lacing.
The aroma is subdued but pleasant. Malty, nutty and fruity.
The taste is nutty, fruity, malty. Fairly rich. Quite sweet in the middle then nice mild hop aftertaste.
Light/medium in body. A little slick. Active carbonation.
This was a tasty brown ale. Easily drinkable and pleasant.

ThirstyBird, Dec 21, 2009
Photo of nickd717
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle via trade thanks to PALMEJ1. Was a good surprise to see this in there as an extra.

Pours a clear medium amber-brown color with a nice off-white head.

Aroma is malty and nutty with caramel, pecans, and maple syrup.

Flavor is similarly malty and nutty. Starts off with some good caramel malt and maple syrup, then finishes with a sweet candied pecan flavor.

Medium body with average carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall this is a nicely done beer, and my first from the state of Mississippi.

nickd717, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of Tone
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

Tone, Dec 13, 2009
Photo of sweemzander
1.83/5  rDev -49.2%

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.

sweemzander, Dec 12, 2009
Photo of alpinebryant
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured a dark amber / lighter brown ale color with a nice thick head that settled slowly and left nice lacing on the glass. Very clear for a brown ale

Smelled of lightly roasted malt , nutty pecan aroma and brown sugar. Some sweetness definitely present in the aroma

Taste of heavy roasted pecan from the start, roasted brown sugar. Light english hop presence, very light chocolate malt flavor. After Tommyknocker Maple Nut brown ale, this may be the second most 'nutty' flavored beer that I have had. Definitely a good brew and one that would not be too difficult to put a number down of. Low abv with this much flavor is definitely a plus and not something that is easily done. Great job by LM brewing

alpinebryant, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of mmmbeer
3.78/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to my uncle for bringing this one back from Mississippi - 12 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Brewed with whole roasted pecans, Maris Otter, crystal malts and wheat, and hopped with Magnum and Tettnang. It pours a dark reddish hue, with medium carbonation and a half-inch of light tan head that reduces to a collar. Decent looking, but doesn't quite look like a brown ale. Malty sweet aroma, with light pecan, just a touch of aroma hops, chocolate malt, and a bit of an aged vinous character. Malts dominate the palate, with pecan flavors increasing as it warms, perhaps even masquerading as malty notes. There is a bit of sweetness, a mild hop bitterness and perhaps some chocolate malt on top of a light, crisp and tingly body that smooths out very well. This is a unique, easy to drink brown ale, but you really have to let it warm up to let all the nuances come through, despite the recommended serving temperature of 43 degrees.

mmmbeer, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of BigBry
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%

Draft pint at the Flying Saucer, Nashville.
Clear, deep brown with bronze hilights. Slightly tan colored foam formed a short but solid head. Good retention, thin lace sheets.
The aroma is sweet toasted malt. At first I didn't find much nuttiness, but as it warmed caramel coated pecans started to come through (or maybe it was just my perception). Light and thin tasting brown ale, but a unique nutty flavor. You can taste roasted pecans, so it doesn't need to be really heavy. Moderately sweet caramel is more prominent than any hop bitterness, but it still works well. The mouthfeel is light, good carbonation, a very drinkable beer.

BigBry, Dec 03, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%

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!

BeerFMAndy, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of Traquairlover
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%

12-oz bottle courtesy of piginapen. Poured into a pint glass.

A = Reddish brown with extremely good clarity. Virtually no head but tan bubbling around the edge of the glass.

S = Very nutty smell mixed with maple syrup, some earthiness, good strong rich smells.

T = Rich powdered malt, cream, cocoa powder, pecan flavors both sweet and bitter. Good balance with lots of sweetness on the front of the tongue slowly getting more bitter as it coats the mouth and results in a long sime-bitter finish.

M = Medium-light body, perhaps a bit too much bite from carbonation, decent mouthcoating.

D = This goes down smoothly and lightly inviting more drinks. A very easy drinking brown ale.

Traquairlover, Nov 28, 2009
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

received in a trade from cvfish for this brew, thanks Chris

A - dark red, reddish brown in color, finger of bubbly light tan head, average amounts of visible carbonation

S - roasted nutty malts a la a typical brown ale are most dominant, in the back of the nose is some nutty sweetness to boot

T - at first this seems like a typical brown ale, some roasted/nutty malts, light hop profile, then after the first second, you realize theres more to it,a delicate nutty sweetness emerges, its subtle and unassuming, but discernible and tasty

M&D - super crisp and refreshing, a great flavor combination, delicately sweet, great malt profile, super drinkable, one of the better session beers i have ever head

sinstaineddemon, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of corby112
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

12oz bottle acquired in a recent trade with piginapen. Thanks again man!

Pours a clear dark amber mahogany color with pale golden ruby hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that immediately settles into a lasting ring. No lacing.

Slightly roasted nutty aroma with a strong caramel malt presence as well as a bunch of pecan and hazelnut. Hints of chocolate and toffee as well as some subtle hops but the aroma is dominated by roasted nutty pecan.

Slightly watered down medium body with some soft carbonation up front followed by a roasted malty backbone with a touch of syrupy sweetness and a slightly dry subtle hop finish. Lots of sweet caramel and rye malts but the dominating flavor is roasted nut, especially pecan and hazelnut. Possibly a bit too sweet and syrupy but the roasted nut character provides a nice balance that makes this a pretty drinkable decent session beer.

corby112, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of Viggo
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

Viggo, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of largadeer
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%

12 oz bottle sent by Dyan recently. Thanks, I've been curious about this one for a while.

Chestnut-colored, perfectly clear and topped by a light tan head, this beer is nearly ideal in appearance. Its only fault is that the head settles too quickly; otherwise, awesome.

The aroma immediately makes me think of salted pecans. There's a substantial caramel malt foundation as well, along with a bit of toast.

The taste has a distinct pecan character, apparent up front but especially prominent in the finish. Sweet and toasted malt flavor supports the big pecan character, but it doesn't add much depth. I get a bit of caramel mid-palate, but this is all about the pecans, and that character is beautifully expressed. It finishes sweet and slightly buttery with a huge lingering nut flavor.

This beer surprised me. It's slightly one-dimensional, but I'm impressed at how well they balanced the pecan flavor with the base beer; it's prominent but not overwhelming to the point of detracting from the foundation. I'd drink this often if it were locally available.

largadeer, Nov 13, 2009
Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +11.1%

I got this from piginapen. I poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my SA perfect pint glass. It pours a light clear red with a sticky little white head. The aroma is full of sweet malts. The flavor is caramel and roasted nuts with a sweet lingering finish. The beer is light bodied and the carbonation is a bit low, but still OK. The beer really is a great session brew.

bonkers, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of DeathbySexyBT
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

A: Rusty brown with ruby halo around the edge of my pint glass. Decent head and lacing.

S: Big sugary malts and nuttiness right off the bat. Fruity overtones round out the nose.

T: Having had a few pecan beers over the past few weeks, I have noticed a trend. While pecans are present they are almost a wallflower to the standard porter flavors. The good news is that this has become my next homebrew project. The bad news is that I love pecans and most pecan beers I get are too light on the pecans. Lazy Magnolia's effort came the closest to offering me the level of pecans that I crave.

M: Sweet and full. Me love this long time.

D: I probably am understating the drinkability on this, but I rarely mark niche flavored beers too high on the drinkability. Still, next time I happen across a sixer of this, it is on!

DeathbySexyBT, Nov 10, 2009
Photo of Tilley4
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

Arrives looking very cola-like with a very small thin head... Swirling the glass brings a little more head but not much....

Aromas of sweet caramel malts mixed with a pronounced nuttiness.. Wow, the pecans are really prevalent here...

Very sweet caramel malty taste with a dry nutty finish.. Little too sweet for my taste, almost tastes artificial..

I like this quite a bit more in the bottles....this seems much sweeter and a little cloying here...

Tilley4, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of thecarster1
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

a- bottle poured into a pint, 3/4 finger head that fades fast leaving a small wisp of lace that soon disappears as well, deep brown color with highlights of almost deep ruby red.

s- caramel malt, nutty sweetness, slight bit of milk chocolate, really nice roasted pecan.

t- nice malt sweetness, little bit of roasted smokey flavor, really tasty pecan sweetness, very interesting to say that least and very delicious, it's like a nutted up smooth brown ale.

m- smooth medium body.

d- really nice, much better than i thought it was going to be, i wish this was a local for me, this is a perfect fall beer, i'm gonna have to seek out another trade for some more of this, mmmm.

thecarster1, Nov 06, 2009
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