Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 73
Gots: 154 | 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 donniecuffs
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At the Flying Saucer in Memphis, TN. Poured a reddish-brown with one finger of white, decent retention, and good lacing. Modest visible carbonation. Smell consisted of sweet maple syrup, caramel, brown sugar, and almond/amoretto. The taste was sweet blend of nuttiness (hazelnut, pecan?) and caramel/maltiness, with a sweet finish, and a nutty aftertaste. Again, the key word here is balanced. Unique flavor profile, and very pleasant. Smooth, not overly-carbonated, medium body. A little too sweet to session, but a great beer.

Photo of mjw06
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A beautiful clear brown brew with a hint of dark ruby when the light hits right. One inch tan full head that lasted a good bit and left nice lacing.

The taste was of a light hopped carnation based on a not too sweet caramel canvas leaving a nutty taste sprinkled on the platter. Whether or not it was pecan, I'm not sure, but it was good nonetheless. The bartender told me this beer was well-balanced, and a lot of times ppl just describe beers that way when they have nothing else to say, but she was right - amazingly balanced.

Loved this beer, and I'm saddened that I saw it for the first time in Nashville it probably won't see it anytime soon in DC. Whether for session, taste, refreshment, whatever... this beer will give you what you need.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, best by Sept 21, 2010.

Pours brown with a small head that quickly recedes to a faint wispy cap.

Aroma is weak, some toasted malt, nuts, brown sugar. Pleasant, but weak.

Moderate strength flavor of sweet caramel malts and breads, nutty, slight fruitiness. Finishes sweet. Sweetness increases as it warms, some stale coffee notes become apparent as well.

Oily, slick mouthfeel, carbonation is on the low end.

Solid brown ale.

Photo of spointon
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I poured this one from a 12oz brown bottle into a shaker pint glass. Acquired in a trade with the ever-awesome everetends (thanks Gilly).

A= This ale poured a deep red/amber color with a slight lean toward mahogany. Brilliantly clear, to the point I have no doubt its filtered. The head was thin and tan in color and quite short lived. No lace to speak of, but the clarity and the color were gorgeous.

S= Overall the aroma was pretty soft and muted, but what there was of it I found to be pleasant. Malty sweetness and a rich nuttiness were the dominant factors.

T= Not as sweet as I imagined it would be. Started off with a modrate malt sweetness followed closely by slight hops and an unusual toasty nutty quality that must come from the pecans. Finished medium dry and gave up a long delicious aftertaste.

MF= Medium bodied with a light to moderate carbonation level.

D= Insanely drinkable. This is one of the better session beers I have ever had...I could easily kill a six pack before I knew what happened.

Photo of drpimento
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
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.

Photo of dnjmed
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out clear and auburn with little head.

smells of sugary syrup over pecans with some bready malts.

tastes very bready with sugary pecans on top with a lasting bitter towards the end.

some smooth body to this in my mouth. quite drinkable, but not my favorite.

Photo of kirkpjr
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear mahogany brown with one finger of head. Copper and cherry highlights. The head dissipates fairly quickly with no real lacing.

S: Light sweet malts. Very faint nose. Slight nutiness, but nothing is really going on here for me.

T: Sweet malts with a touch of caramel. The pecan comes through here, giving the sweetness a pleasant twist. Very mild yet flavorful.

M: Medium to low body - quite thin actually. Moderate to low carbonation.

D: Easy drinking, light body brown ale here. Good, but nothing memorable. A little sweet to drink too many of these.

Photo of dtivp
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer of the month club selection
Poured amber brown with very little head.
Aroma was malty with a little caramel and nuttiness
Taste was sweet brown sugar with roasted malt and no pecan.
Very light bodied with little or no carbonation.
A drinkable beer, a little too light of a brown ale for me.

Photo of JISurfer
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this while visiting NOLA. Yeah, we don't get this beer in Charleston, so I figured why not. Anyway, it had a nice malty smell, with a caramel/peacan quality interlaced. Taste was similar, but the caramel/peacan taste coated the back of the palate, thus giving it a pleasant finish. It was a perfect nightcap for the humid and hot night, very refreshing. I was glad I tried this one, might have to pick up a 6er before I leave.

Photo of WeisGuy
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - pours a medium to dark brown color, small ivory head with very little retention or lacing, fairly clear with minimal haze

s - strong caramel malt and nutty/pecan aromas, not much in terms of hop or alcohol notes

t - big burst of moderately sweet roasted malt and caramel up front with the pecans being clearly distinguishable on the midpalate and finish, very strong flavors for such a low abv beer, as expected, the alcohol isn't evident, spiced pecan flavor lingers on the palate for a good amount of time, no hops to be found

m - medium-bodied with low level of carbonation, slightly sweet on the finish but not overly so

d - very drinkable at such a high abv to flavor ratio, though the lack of complexity makes it a bit boring after one bottle

Overall, one of the better examples of the style that I've had in terms of taste.

Photo of aepb1
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Amber/brown with very little head... some whispy white bubbles...

S- Very little CO2 to be able to bring out the nose... some malts maybe...

T- Pecan, chocolate and caramel malts, very little hops come through. It's different becaue of the pecan flavor, but there's really no depth here

M- Medium bodied with little to no carbonation... at least it's smooth...

D- Above average only because of the disperation of a pecan flavor in the beer and it's easy to drink

Photo of Gyle41386
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to ShrLSU and PerzentRizen for sending me bottles!

Dark red/brown pour. Very small white head quickly drops to a thin ring. Not much stickage.

Pretty simple brown ale aroma. Sweet and nutty. Lightly fruity with some toasted malt. It borders on being too sweet initially, but becomes much more pleasant with a little warmth.

Sweet caramel flavor up front gives way to toasted malt and roasted pecans. Light hop bitterness is followed by a dry finish. The pecan flavor really comes out in the finish. There's an almost toffee-like flavor to this beer, as well.

Body feels a bit lighter than medium. Stinging carbonation. Very sessionable at just over 4%. Not particularly memorable, but solid nonetheless.

Photo of EagleTalon
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My first Mississippi beer.

This had to be the tightest cap I've ever encountered. I had to use the heavy duty opener to pry this thing off.

Pours to clear, reddish brown color and thin off-white head with minimal lacing - forgivable for having oily nuts in it. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, and slight hint of chocolate and nuts. Flavor is sweet, malty and slightly nutty with a pecan-like finish. Pecan bitterness and hops balance out the malts. I could tell there are pecans in it after a while because my tongue had that certain feeling I get from eating pecans. Overall, this is a clean, tasty brown ale on the sweet side with no off-flavors or technical miscues. The nut flavor and aroma really shines through as it warms up a bit. It is very easy to drink and would be a year-round favorite if it were available in my area.

Photo of Rhettbuck
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not usually a huge fan of english nut brown ales, but this might be the best one I've ever tried

Appeerance - dark like maple syrup, not much of a head and no lacing

Smell - a sweet smell, not unlike brown sugar

Taste - one of the most striking features of this beer is the sweetness to it, not like most nut brown ales this beer's sweetness is almost criminal. Certainly evoking its namesake

Mouthfeel - slightly syrupy in the way the beer passes around the mouth.

Drinkability - very much so!

Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caramel pour. Very clear, with little visible carbonation. 2 finger medium cream head. Nice retention. Lace starts well, but fades.

Very sweet nose. Cane sugar, malt, dark caramel all there. Faint vegetable twinge, too. Beets? But over all that is a definite smell of pecans. Raised in the south on farms with pecan trees, this is definitely the signature aroma for me.

Smooth, sweet hit. Definitely nutty midway through, with a sweet cream finish. The body is very thin, but still gives off a cream texture. Interesting how they pull this off.

Nut brown is not my favorite style, but this is a very interesting interpretation. Well worth a try.

Photo of boss302
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Pecan, draft

A Amber to brown in color and clear/no haze, very little head. Head didn't last much past the first couple of sips.  

S Only aroma was malt.  Hardly any CO2 bubbles to lift the aroma.  

T This beer was served too cold.  Flavor improved as it warmed.  Malty sweetness is the predominant flavor. I really expected something of a pecan nature, but couldn't detect anything that reminded me of pecans. You can taste chocolate and caramel flavors as it warms.  I would have liked more hops.  But this beer is more of a brown ale than anything else, so is hopped more appropriate for that style.  Still it would benefit from more hops to balance. A lack of carbonation doesn't help this beer.  

M Heavy to medium. Not really much to comment on. 

O A good drinking brown ale, Definiyely worth trying, especially if you like brown ales. Needed more carbonation! 

Photo of bound4er
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 12 ounce bottle at the Jackson, MS airport

A. Straight amber appearance. First glass (served in chilled mug - arggg!!!) produced no foam - I am sure it was a dirty glass. Second glass produced a wispy one finger white head for a better presentation.

S. Bready malt with a faint cherry note. Seemed to develop a little bit as the beer warmed.

T. Malty, cracker-like taste that is easy going. Supposedly made with pecans - I couldn't tell. Some of the cherry comes through on the palate. No noticeable hops.

M. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

D. Really easy drinking beer - made for the masses but still enjoyable enough for a BA. Reminds me of some English brown ales that are on the market. Enjoyed and would drink again when visiting Mississippi.

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5-19-10 - poured into a pint glass - 12 Fl.oz. capped bottle

Appearance: Pours brown with reddish highlights and a very slight, white head ring. Some lacing is evident after the pour.

Smell: An aroma of sweet, bready malt, maple syrup, toasted pecans, and caramel.

Taste: Begins with a malty sweetness and distinct pecan flavor that is tempered by hop bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. In general, the feel is very light and thin, but overall a nice, rich distribution of flavor over the palate.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. This beer is nicely balanced and not too sweet for brown ale.

Comments: A beer of the month selection. It is distinguished as a beer that involves the pecans in the fermentation process, rather than introducing them merely to add aroma. It works for me!

Photo of tchenery
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

Beer looks good, It almost looks more like an amber than a brown ale. It is a definite maroon color, sme red in there. Head dissipates quickly and has slight lacing on glass but not much.

It smells sweet. There is a woody, almost oaky smell that borders on medicinal. Very complex smell, but not of pecan yet.

Tastes great. It has a rich mouthfeel and gives hints of dark fruit, but it's lighter than I expected. I really can't taste too much pecan, but I feel like that's a good thing. It's definitely there but this is a complex beer.

I could drink a few of these. It's not so heavy like a lot of browns, that I feel like one and done. I got this from the Beer of the Month club, but if this were available in Virginia, I'd pick up a six-pack pretty quickly.

Photo of ybnorml
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean amber beer with copper highlights. Has a small off white head, no lace. A light fruit aroma with a caramel malt note in the background. Toffee and light nut like esters make up the flavor. A nut skin like bitterness on the finish. I didn't really have pecans jump right out. But that would be silly.

Photo of robwestcott
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a nice golden brown into a dogfish head signature glass with a thin off white head that lasted less than a minute or so. nearly no nose whatsoever - try as i might, i cannot get a single whiff of anything... hmmm., a second try, nope nothing.

nose or not, the taste makes up for it. very sweet nutty brown, sweet brown sugars are evident and as the name suggests, a light hint of toasted almonds also present.

certainly serviceable, especially at 4.25 abv.

Photo of delahani
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a thin frothy off white head that subsides quickly. Deep amber in color
Smell: Cinnamon; brown sugar; also some bananas and malts. A really nice smell.
Taste: The brown sugar stands out on the first sip; the nuttiness isn't too strong. After a few more sips, the pecan comes through, as does some banana bread. The malts give this a nice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly crisp for this style. I was expecting a denser, chewier feel, but this goes down smoothly.
Overall: Would be an excellent desert beer or a good session beer. I can't think of many beers that are fit for both.

Photo of scoobybrew
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear amber color with a modest head that is well retained

S - malty with some toasted and caramel character

T - rich toasted malt flavors with nutty and caramel accents and a faint hop finish

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is really quite a nice brown ale, good example of the style. It's too bad I don't have more, because this would session very nicely

Photo of CHickman
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Came with the Beer of the Month Club. Pours a clear reddish bronze color with a 2 finger foamy/creamy tan head that lasted a while, and which left decent lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, pecan, caramel, 7 grain bread, lemon and floral hops; pretty nice aroma.

Tastes of sweet malt, roasted grains, toast, pecan, lemon, grapefruit, citrus hops, syrup, light caramel, faint brown sugar and what seem to be some spices and burnt wood. Pretty well balanced with a nice sweetness and some sharp hop bitterness and spices.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with medium carbonation that's on the smooth and watery side, and it has a slight bitter finish that's on the dry side. This is a highly drinkable beer that is a very tasty nut brown ale. A solid beer.

Photo of reeverbythespeak
4.43/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This flag ship beer marks new territory in Mississippi. The obvious nutty aspects pair with the light body, and easy drinkability to create an afternoon brown ale. With decent head retention, the nose never escapes a sip. Very clear in it's light brown color, a pint can be gone in an instant. Flavors outside of the nutty malts are vague, but present.

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.