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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 71
Gots: 100 | 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 RomaniIteDomum


4.13/5  rDev +14.7%

I poured the beer into a pint glass. The color was an amazing dark amber color with a wonderfully warm smell. The taste is well-rounded almost to a fault. There were times when I forgot the taste as soon as I swallowed. That could not take away from the wonderful finish and crips after taste.

This beer was great, but I wonder if I'm the only one wishing for a Pecan Pie Stout. Perhaps with a hint of cream. A man can dream.

08-12-2009 18:38:24 | More by RomaniIteDomum
Photo of nickfl


3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

08-11-2009 05:09:37 | More by nickfl
Photo of portia99


3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

12oz bottle received in trade with PerzentRisen. Poured into a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A - A little bit of a gusher from the bottle when opened...actually a slow foamer. Pours a nice, clear deep amber brown with minimal off white head. Head immediately dissipates leaving patchy bubbles on the surface and a fine collar around the edge of the glass.

S - Aroma is largely of dark, caramel malts with a tinge of toasted breadiness. Some sugary sweetness and sweet nuttiness also. No trace of hops in the aroma.

T - Smooth and malty sweet. Caramelized sugar, toasted malt and subtle nutty and sweet pecan flavors. Just enough hops to balance - not overly bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is rich and thick. The malty sweetness coats the tongue and sides of the mouth. Medium carbonation tingles the tongue and adds body. Not overly heavy - just rich and chewy. Very nice.

D - This is a really smooth beer. Low, sessionable alcohol level and low/moderate bitterness make this go down really easy. This is a beer for the long haul. Could easily have several in a session.

08-10-2009 22:29:15 | More by portia99
Photo of aubuc1


3.95/5  rDev +9.7%

12 oz bottle poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a clear light brown with an off white heat that is slowly receding.

Bready, nutty slightly sweet malt smell.

Taste is definitely nutty. Sort of an earthy taste with a pretty dry finish, but still nutty at the end.

Sort of a thin mouthfeel but a very drinkable beer.

I was very excited to see this beer and brewery make their way in to Florida.

08-08-2009 21:28:58 | More by aubuc1
Photo of brewcrew76


3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

Thanks to BRoss242 for this one.

A - Deep brown, amber with a thin tan head that that changes to an oily skim that actually reminds me of slivers of nuts floating on top but is just an oil slick skim of foam.

S - Very nutty with toffee, fresh baked bread and a hint of caramel. The nutty aroma seems more complex than other nut browns.

T - Nutty with toffee, hints of brown sugar, light chocolate and fresh toasted baked bread.

M - Light and a little watery with light carbonation but it seems to work.

D - This one is tasty and goes down pretty quick.

08-06-2009 02:33:15 | More by brewcrew76
Photo of champ103


3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

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


2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

On tap at the Flying Saucer Memphis. Copper body served with a thin ring of off-white foam clinging to the edge of the glass. Aroma of brown sugar, molasses, and a slightly grassy note. Flavor starts lightly sweet and fades with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of bakers chocolate. Bitterness gradually becomes more medicinal. Mouthfeel is middle of the road. Drinkability would be good if it weren't for the lingering aftertaste.

06-24-2009 03:33:10 | More by aaronh
Photo of DefenCorps


4.33/5  rDev +20.3%

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.

06-22-2009 03:20:57 | More by DefenCorps
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

First time I've given a beer uniform ratings. I found it to be just above average in every category. Poured a hazy, brownish red with caramel head that faded quick and left no lacing. Smelled nutty, with caramel malts and slight bit of hops. Tasted the same with a little bit more hops and a roasty finish. Pretty smooth, just ever so slightly oily. Overall a good session beer, great for having with a meal, too.

06-19-2009 06:38:25 | More by NewGeneric
Photo of wmthorne


4.05/5  rDev +12.5%

Enjoying this brew with a burger at my favorite place in Memphis.

Pours a thin brown with maybe a finger of brownish head. Very little lacing in the glass

Lots of carbonation in the mouthfeel, I like that. Nice malty taste that hints of pecan in the gulp. It is much less pecan than the Abita version in my opinion. More of a brown flavor.

A good brew. Quite drinkable.

06-14-2009 17:24:16 | More by wmthorne
Photo of indiapaleale


4.1/5  rDev +13.9%

Thanks to deepsouth for this one from MS!

Pours a nice dark amber with some reddish hues shining through and a really nice looking half inch of fluffy, thick white head. Darker than I expected for some reason.

Smells of toffee, caramel, coffee grounds and some brown bread toast with butter.

Taste is nice and malty, bready, caramel-sweet, a little nutty as well as having a little bit of a coffee aftertaste. Lots of great flavors in this brown ale and a nice sessionable one at that at 4%.

I am going to let this warm a bit and see if I can get any other flavors from it. Its very tasty stuff and I'm glad I got to give it a try.

06-10-2009 23:21:03 | More by indiapaleale
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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured from the bottle a clear reddish amber with a thin wispy beige head.

Aroma of pecans, honey, sweet malts, and caramel.

The taste is much like the aroma. Pecans, sweet malts, caramel, and a hint of vanilla rounds out the flavor.

Light-to-medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

A very sessionable brew as expected with its 4% alcohol.

06-09-2009 21:13:24 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of BZero007


3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

Recieved in a trade from PerzentRizen!! Thanks!!

Pours a very light and clear ruby color with a bit of a struggle to get the head to form. Aroma is minimal but a nice and refreshing. Had a hopy and sweet malt aroma to it with a hint of pecan. The taste was very light and refreshing. Flavor was not sacrificed wich was a great thing for a low Alcohol level brew with such a light body. Flavor was great and not over whelming on any level. The Hops/malt balanced nice and the subtle flavors behind were nice. Drinkability is pretty high due to low Alcohol, light body, Would love to have this again and will pick it up when I am around the state.

05-30-2009 00:16:06 | More by BZero007
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3.08/5  rDev -14.4%

Pours a cloudy ruby brown color with a short light tan head.

Scent of brown sugar, nuts, and tobacco. Pretty weak, not much substance to it.

Taste of grass, brown sugar, and nuts. A bit watery with little flavor to offer, I didn't care much for this.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and flat.

05-19-2009 00:20:36 | More by paco1029384756
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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

A - This one is root beer brown and slightly hazy with a small and short lived dark-beige head. Swirling brings up a centimeter or two of head, and leaves a tiny bit of wet foam on the glass. Honestly, the color is the best thing this one's got going for it. Its a pleasantly rustic rust-russet reddish brown. Hows that for alliteration?

S - Count Chocula marshmallows, peanut butter, and Worther's Original caramels. There is also a nice vanilla candle aroma that isn't at all out of place, but the aromas presented here are direly mellow and understated. This could stand to be "kicked up a notch" in the aroma department.

T - Butterscotch, caramel, liquid hazelnut coffee creamer, butter, and heavy whipping cream. You want you diacetyls? You got 'em. I can pick up the pecan flavors, but I don't know if I would have pegged them as such if I hadn't been clued in by the moniker of this brew.

M - Medium bodied, but almost feels much fuller due to a ridiculously smooth and buttery flavor. This can start to feel foamy in the mouth at times, but it's actually pretty mild and easy going with a good deal of carbonation (less would be better IMHO) and a sweet, buttery, and creamy finish.

D - If you don't like butterscotch and cow's butter diacetyl flavors then you probably wont care for this. I, however, have been known to shoot little tubs of coffee creamer whilst waiting for breakfast at any given diner, and used to eat sticks of butter like candy bars as soon as my three year old hands were able to open the 'fridge door. This is probably a love it or hate it sort of brew and I love it!

05-05-2009 05:19:25 | More by pmcadamis
Photo of Murchmac


3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

Thanks to evertends for the centerpiece in our trade. Wanting to try this beer for a while now.

Pours a beautiful James Brown with dark amber highlights. A half finger head that quickly disappears into nothing.

Smells of some malts and nuttiness. Not like Reverend Jim "Iggy" Ignatowski nuts, but Cosmo Kramer Nuts.

Great smooth taste. Some bitter hops. Some times you feel like a nut, sometimes you dont. Southern Pecan's got nuts, Pliny dont.

Sweet pecan nutty aftertaste leaving a very smooth undercurrent of nutty malty goodness in your mouth. It tastes like someone took a big spoonful of pecan butter and smeared it on the roof of your mouth. Excellent session beer.

05-03-2009 03:53:01 | More by Murchmac
Photo of rhoadsrage


4/5  rDev +11.1%

(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.

04-22-2009 14:50:59 | More by rhoadsrage
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

Acquired as an extra in a trade with theghost3.

Served in a pint glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - A very clear dark amber with a thin yet strong head. Lacing falls quick.

S - Nuts, coffee and yeast on the nose with a slight alcohol bite.

T - A decent bit of nutty flavor, slightly sweet, with minimal hoppiness, good malt, and a clean finish.

M - smooth, light on the tongue, subtle carbonation. Not bad.

D - Low ABV and clean taste make this a greatly sessionable brew.

overall - There's not a lot of pecan, but there's just enough to compliment this well done brown ale. Good for casually drinking after a long day, when you just want something simple and slightly dessert-like.

04-17-2009 02:28:44 | More by DannyS
Photo of KeefD


3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours nice deep amber brown color with a small white head that fell quickly with no lacing. Lightly sweet aroma with a hint of caramel and nuttiness. Flavor is right on with the nose, light caramel, a hint of nuts, light bitterness, dry on the finish. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation. This is a good, very drinkable beer, but I'm not getting very much pecan flavor. Tasty, though and glad I had the chance to try it. Thanks go out to deepsouth for the extra!

04-14-2009 00:59:23 | More by KeefD
Photo of wspscott


4.08/5  rDev +13.3%

12oz bottle in pint glass (from JC)

From the bottle: "Smooth and sweet, English-style brown ale" No date

A: Lighter than expected, looks like a dark amber ale. Almost no head or lace.
S: A little sweetness, can't tell if it is malt or pecans. Good.
T: Sweet, crisp, tastes like an English Brown ale with a slight twist, would not say pecan in flavor. A little bit of hops help cut the sweetness. No apparent yeast characteristics, i.e. english fruitiness.
M: High carbonation for the style, but it works. Well attenuated, crisp mouthfeel, not cloying which is good given the sweetness on the tongue.
D: This is a very good brown ale, goes down very easy and given the alcohol, you can reach for another without a problem, an ideal session beer. Very recommended. I wish I could get this in KY.

04-12-2009 00:33:30 | More by wspscott
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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Gift from my sister in law on her return from Mississippi. Thanks Mel!

Pours a brilliantly clear light brown. Bubbles almost fizzy - very large. Head drops quickly (maybe cause there's pecans in there?) Smells malty, but right now that's all I got probably due to the bottle being so cold. Taste is very nice - have to search for the pecans and there is a slight burnt taste upfront but overall a sweet, good tasting beer. Mouthfeel is not as fizzy as I expected from the pour.

04-08-2009 01:23:57 | More by benmiliron
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3.15/5  rDev -12.5%

A big thanks goes to theghost3 for this one.
This beer pours a reddish brown with a small almost nonexistant head that quickly disapears. The smell is sweet with roasted malts and some nuttyness. The mouthfeel is light to medium body and a little chewyness. The taste is a tad to sweet for me with carmalized sugar and a nutty finish. Drinkability is decent. I enjoyed this beer, and am glad I tried it. it. Im just not a fan of beers this sweet.

04-01-2009 02:19:40 | More by johnd513
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4.15/5  rDev +15.3%

Big thanks to CrazyNelson for trading this.

Wow. This beer rocks. No, it doesn't have the depth of a Belgian quad or ripping double imperial stout or IPA, but it's a fantastic session ale at 4%. The aroma has the roasted pecan with a mix of mellow chocolate malts and caramel candy. The flavor mixes a deeper roasted nut taste into the same cocoa and caramel with a hint of toffee and chocolate-orange (like Terry'd Chocolate Orange with the slices).

I'm very grateful for Nelson including a second bottle of this. I highly recommed this to brown ale and session beer lovers.

03-31-2009 12:59:42 | More by tempest
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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

03-27-2009 18:18:49 | More by twiggamortis420
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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

Thanks to theghost3 for the bottle.

A- This beer pours red-brown with a small head and poor retention. Leaves no lacing.

S- Caramel dominates with some nuttiness. No hop presence in the nose.

T- Pecan flavor up front which is pretty good. A good amount of sweetness and caramel flavor following up. Pretty nice, but nothing spectacular. Crisp finish, but I wouldn't call it hoppy.

M- Very thin with medium carbonation. Almost light-lager thin.

D- I could drink a couple of these in a row. This would be a good beer on a hot day. I wouldn't drink this after having drank another beer. I feel like the flavor would be lost on a dirty palate.

03-24-2009 22:53:43 | More by akokandy
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