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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,159 Ratings
THE BROS
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okay

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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 67
Gots: 84 | 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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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 01:54:32 | More by glid02
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 120z brown bottle into a snifter.
1 finger fizzy white head. No retention or lace.

Aroma does not leave much other then some nuttyness and mild caramell.

Flavor is roasted nuts, backround maple flavor, toffee, roasted grains, hint of chocolate. Some buttery sweetness. Thin mouthfeel with a moderate dose of carbonation. Some grassy hop linger with the roasted grain.

Decent nut brown, this time with real nuts.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2008 01:01:48 | More by Buebie
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grandq

New York

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Muddy light brown, kinda the color of pecan pie. Faint scent, caramel and roasty. Caramel malt and nutty flavor, pecans only contributing a slight sweetness particular to the nut. Pretty subdued with a gentle bitterness tickling the tongue as the dry finish arrives. Medium body and lightly carbonated, a tiny bit slick at the end. Decent, easy drinking brown right on par with Abita's similar offering, perhaps a little better in the mouthfeel. Cheers to RblWthACoz for the bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 20:49:29 | More by grandq
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orcasteve

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poures a thin redish brown color with a three finger yellowish head on it that slowley disapers. the smell is hops and caned corn. the taste is a tuch to bitter for me, the pecan gets lost for me. the flavor is hops some rich malt and cerail grans, this is smoth like a cream ale and some earthey tones come in at the end. this is far better as it warms. this is a beer that i am glad to have tryed but not in a real hury to get more

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 15:27:28 | More by orcasteve
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear red-brown with an off-white head that lasts quite a while. Decent lacing. Smells of sweet toasty malt and a pronounced nuttiness. Some brown sugar comes through as well. Taste is slightly stronger, with a lot of malt, and a strong pecan presence. Slightly sweet, overall. A nice, flavorful beer for the gravity.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2008 00:14:28 | More by philipquarles
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, brown body topped with a thin ring of whitish bubbles.

Smell: Aroma smelling of toasted nuts and caramel. Simple, but nice enough for a brown ale.

Taste: Nutty, caramel blend with a reasonable amount of malty sweetness. Generally drying throughout, even as a light bitterness sets in. Dry finish with a lingering nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Mostly pleasant, pretty smooth, and generally tasty -- it's an okay brown ale.

Update: Had a much better experience -- a bottle packed with a bit more flavor and, I dare say, more smiles. Score bump!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 14:50:13 | More by ChainGangGuy
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown body, creamy, cocoa-tinted head. Lovely stuff.

Sweet malt greets the nose right off, fat and fruity and with plenty of bright, rounded nuttiness.

Hitting the tongue, an even, balanced affair, malt in center stage, minor hops, but never too much of the sweetness. Very tasty stuff, actually, meaty and full. I'm no pecan expert, but I like what's getting on my tastebuds. Smooth, warm, and deep. Scrumptious, too.

Full-bodied, long, sweet, but tempered finish. This is one I could turn to a couple of times, at least.
Thanks, BuckeyeNation, for my first Mississippi brew!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 05:50:50 | More by feloniousmonk
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MaltyGoodness

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle thanks to unclejedi

Pours a slightly hazed medium chestnut brown with a small eggshell head that fades. Mild speckled lacing on the glass.

Nutty and toasted malt aroma upfront. Slight hint of caramel and cocoa. Herbal hop presence.

Immediate toasted malt and nutty flavors. Medium bitterness and hebal hop flavors follow. Mild cocoa and caramel before it finishes dry with a light lingering pecan taste.

Thin body, mild carbonation.

A nice drinking brown ale. Definietly nutty, but not as much pecan character as I had anticipated.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 02:00:11 | More by MaltyGoodness
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours darkish amber with a slight haze. A quarter inch head of off-white dissapated quickly, leaving behing a placid surface and no lacework.

Aromatics are a nice blend of doughy malt, caramel, and toasted nuts. Hints of toffee and cocoa with a shadow of smoke.

On the thin side of medium bodied, with a somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a bit crisp.

Ripe malt, caramel, and light roast lead off the palate. A light, drying bitterness steps forward along with bits of toffee and butterscotch.

Finishes with lingering caramel and an echo of roast.

The Pecans are very subdued, and the beer drinks fast and easy. An imperial version would be great!
This one would be perfect with barbeque or roasted meats.

Big ups to BA RblwthACoz for another tasty hookup!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 00:44:20 | More by brewandbbq
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brandoneast

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium to pale caramel color with garnet highlights and displays a tan crown that dissipates quickly. Pleasantly sweet aroma of roasted nuttiness and a soft fruitiness. Rustic bread crust, roasted pecans, maple syrup, and light caramel along with balanced hop bitterness help round out the flavor profile. Not much carbonation and a medium bodied mouthfeel. An outstanding ale that is amazingly drinkable. When in Oxford, Mississippi, head to Murff's and get a pint of this brew with a Muff Burger and fried egg.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2008 16:15:01 | More by brandoneast
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hoegaardenhero

California

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: nice deep amber/purple with tan head and decent retention

s: very sweet malts and dry grain with light abv coming through

t: sweet toffee; grains; light nuttiness; sweet molasses/syrupy aftertaste

m: smooth and creamy

d: really interesting with good tasty and sweet malty notes

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 01:52:33 | More by hoegaardenhero
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Lupe

New York

4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy chestnut color with a tight and creamy khaki head. The head had decent retention and leaves some lacing.

Sweet and nutty aroma filled with caramel and toasted bread. Simple and straightforward, but very nice.

Sweet malt starts things off with caramel and toasted malt. Nuts step in and blend perfectly. Light hop bite ties everything up. More of a hazelnut flavor than pecan, but still tasty. Finishes with some lingering sweetness.

Light-medium in body, smooth and a little sticky. Nice level of carbonation. Great drinkability - after finishing one I would have definitely had another. A beer brewed with nuts that is done right.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 23:38:19 | More by Lupe
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear darker brown with a creme head. Nose is nutty, yes. Flavor brings the nut aspect as well. Also gives a consistent sweet tone. I like. It has a good balance. Feel is sticky slick on the liquid and the carbonation is lower but appropriate. Overall a tasty beer. I'd be interested to try this on cask.

Thanks to yesferro for the trade (which arrived about 4 hours ago...hehe...)

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 18:10:40 | More by RblWthACoz
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to deepsouth and the Good, Bad, Ugly BIF.

Poured a 12oz bottle into my Boulevard Smokestack goblet. This beer pours a dark, nutty brown with a nice 2 inch head that melted into a thin rim around the glass. The aroma is nutty up front, with notes of roasted malts. The taste is much the same. It is very straight forward. I definitely get the pecan. This beer almost tastes like shelled pecans. The mouthfeel is pretty light for its color. I was a bit surprised. This is a really sessionable beer. I would love to try it on cask.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 04:07:18 | More by hwwty4
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francisweizen

Alaska

4/5  rDev +11.1%
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
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've heard many MS BAs talk Lazy Magnolia up, so I decided to pick up a sixer of this--the only LM beer available in bottles--on my way to S. Carolina. The smell is nutty, of course, but pecans are not the only nut scent, there are others. Lots of malts, caramel. Taste is nutty, and again, malty, buttery, an oddly bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is sticky, rather flat. This is a pretty good beer, a lot like Newcastle but slightly nuttier.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 03:21:34 | More by theghost3
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to brianj555 for these bottles from a recent trade.

Pours a deep copper-orange color instead of the expected brown. Huge, massive, almost uncontrollable head of pale tan bubbles. Nothing like I have read about in other reviews....should I be worried? The head disappeared pretty quickly, though.

The smell is very light. I get some caramel, some nuts, and light earthy hops. Could use a visit by Emeril to kick it up a notch.

The flavor is pretty solid, though. Sweet and malty up front with caramel and toffee notes. Nice nuttiness in the middle thats followed by a drying floral/herbal hop taste. Pretty good range of flavors in this one.

Mouthfeel is where that carbonation comes back to hurt it. Almost like a Pop Rocks in soda kinda feel. Very effervescent. Low abv and good flavor makes this one a easy drinker. Have to see if the other bottles have the carbonation issue that this one has...hopefully not. Thanks, Brian!

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 15:14:44 | More by Imstillthegman
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 20:17:01 | More by akorsak
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to deepsouth for this one via Beer Powerball week 4.

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A beautifully colored beer. A creamy, dark amber/ brown color with a creamy looking, one finger sized coconut colored head. The head doesnt stay very long and no lacing.

Aroma is sweet and nutty. Definitely smells like a brown ale to me. Lots of caramel, a deeb breadiness, a touch of hops, a splash of nutty syrup.

Immediately sweet with a great deal of nuttiness afterward. I cant really tell if it is pecan nuttiness; to me it seems more walnut or hazelnut. A touch of puckering bitterness but that fades rather abruptly. More sweetness in the end. Sticky on the tongue and teeth.

This one could use a little more body. Its kind of thin and wispy. Creamy mouthfeel but the body just isnt there. I know that doesnt make sense but thats what it is. I am normally not a fan of brown ales but this was a real treat. This would be great while enjoying a cool fall evening watching football or after raking leaves.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 18:28:52 | More by SaCkErZ9
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An inch of spicey light tan head quickly fades to a skim in about a minute. Body is a deep attractive brown. Nose is hugely malty and very sweet with a balance of even nuttiness. A mellow richness rushes the senses with a tingling nutty feel. Big carmalized sweetness is sticky thick all the way through the palate. They were shooting for a nut brown ale and they hit it right on the nose, although it may be a little to sweet for some. Mouthfel sticks with the thick nutty sweet feel. Nicely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2008 15:36:38 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Reino

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Everetends kept talking about this beer on LNBA, and it got me interested. He was kind enough to send me one in our trade. Let it be known that besides Bender, I rarely get excited about brown ales, but I do appreciate well crafted beer of any style and love pecans.

Appearance- Pours a vibrant amber/bronze with a rather small head that dissipated with much haste. The beer's color is a pretty little number, but the head and lack of lacing are disappointing. My glass is completely lace free. Maybe it's the glass, but I review'em how I see'em.

Smell- Toasted pecans that are sweet and savory. There is a bit of sweet hops lurking in the background, but the aroma is on the faint side and makes it hard to pick up intricacies.

Taste- Caramel malt and a tasty pecan nuttiness upfront. Very nice. As it warms I get hints of vanilla, light floral hops, and maybe some oak. The front end is sweet, and the finish is rather dry and savory. I like how this beer doesn't just pound your tongue with malt sweetness. The salty nuttiness contrasting with the sweetness really makes for a more complex, enjoyable brown ale.

Mouthfeel- I was a bit disappointed by the mouthfeel. It is thin with low carbonation. I'm not a fan of those two things going together unless I'm planning on slamming the beer. The beer's flavors would do really well with a richer, fuller mouthfeel.

Drinkability- The thin mouthfeel and the complex flavors do make for quite the drinkable brew. The flavors are very pleasant and I could fly through a sixer of this and not even be drunk, which is great considering the amount of flavor. I wonder what a vanilla ice cream float would taste like using this beer? Wish I had more so I could try.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 01:34:06 | More by Reino
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks gford217 for this one.

Perfect pour into a tulip, it produces a fairly good looking reddish brown beer, with one and a half finger white head that shows decent retention and lacing.
Aroma is a bit weak, and it might be the significant flaw with this nice brew. Some nuts, caramel, fairly faint.
Light on the palate, it shows a good amount of flavor. Initially malty, with noticeable caramel and toffee, as it warms up you might be able to notice a nice nuttiness/pecan notes, but it might just be my imagination.
It packs a good amount of flavor in this fairly light, highly drinkable brew. Improving the aroma would go a long way, but it is still a worthwhile beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 18:48:31 | More by brdc
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JonathanL7890

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Extra from a trade with BrianJ555. Thanks Brian.

Pours a 1 finger head that dissipates within a minute.
Color is a deep amber, very light brown.
Smell - I get malt, some british hops, trying for some nutty flavor... maybe a bit.
Taste: nice malty character. Good complex malt profile.
Mouthfeel: very good for a 4% beer. Excellent carbonation for the style.
drinkability. Very good. I could down a few of these. It goes very well with my turkey sandwich.

Overall a very nice brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2008 23:21:50 | More by JonathanL7890
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A smooth but vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass forms a fat, three-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a deep red, almost plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper tinged, full red color when held up to the light. The aroma has a soft fruitiness to it up front that mixes in with an earthy nutty and toasted malt character. A touch of astringent, roasty grain notes are found towards the end of the aroma. The more I dig around in the aroma the more nutty notes I start to smell. I do like how the soft, berry like, fruitiness mixes with the nut character and malt notes in the aroma.

Served a little cold, about 40°F / 4.5°C and tastes sweet up front. A prickly carbonation provides a touch of pepper and a definite fizz to the texture. The finish has a lingering, light-medium fullness to it that sticks just a touch to the palate. The nuttiness is at first noticed as an oral-nasal effect in the middle, but becomes more distinct and flavored as the beer slips down my throat. The nuttiness has a toasty, slightly astringent (almost tannic in some ways) note to it. A fruitiness is noticeable in the taste as well, with touches of currants as well as some raisin like flavors. This is highly quaffable and I could definitely see myself drinking a few pints of this.

An interesting beer that has just enough character to keep me interested. By far the best beer I have had from Mississippi (ok it is the only one too, but it is still good).

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2008 02:55:42 | More by Gueuzedude
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Damian

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 FL. OZ./355ml bottle
Served in a pint glass
Thanks to deepsouth for including this as an extra in our trade

Poured a crystal clear, reddish-mahogany with a small, frothy, light tan head that quickly dissipated. No lacing whatsoever.

The aroma was sweet and smooth. Toasted malts and a rich nutty quality came through big. Brown sugar and molasses were also noticeable. Strong notes of bourbon and vanilla appeared as the beer warmed.

The taste was full-flavored and rather complex for a beer of such humble stature. Rich malts, sweet vanilla notes and a distinct nuttiness dominated. Slightly fruity. Spices and a touch of oak were noticeable as well. A bit of bourbon-like alcohol warmth (hard to believe at a mere 4.02% ABV) appeared in the center and lasted into the slightly dry, crackery finish. As the beer warmed, the bourbon and vanilla flavors became progressively stronger.

The mouthfeel was also surprisingly big and bold. Rich and fuller-bodied for the style. Creamy and supple on the palate with a fine, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability was quite good. This brown ale had an ABV low enough to make it sessionable and a flavor that was complex enough to keep my interest.

Overall, this was a very solid brew. I usually do not expect much from an American brown ale but this beer delivered in a big way. While pairing this with a slice of pecan pie might be a bit of a stretch, nuttier cheeses would do quite well.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 16:26:31 | More by Damian
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.