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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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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 Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by spycow at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a fairly-light brownish color with a small off-white head and not too much lacing or retention after that. A few bubbles on top. The nose brings forward a bit of lightly-sweetened malt, caramel, and some nutty character. The taste was about the same, mostly just general sweetness and some bread with some lingering pecan flavor. Mouthfeel was thin and water though the carbonation was fairly adequate. Okay, but nothing too special.

Photo of hangh
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear Brown/amber colored beer with a pretty fine white head that goes away after about 2 minutes leaving some lacing around the edges and a pretty thin film on the top. Very clear. Smell is pretty malty and balanced. Sweet and includes some nutty and caramel hints. Sweet caramel malty taste gives way to a smoked pecan bitter finish. The taste is pretty unique and very good. Light bodied with medium carbonation. It's one of my favorite fall seasonal beers and I just happened to pick one up in winter and it's still great. If I had to pick I would take the Abita Pecan but this one is good too.

Photo of jrallen34
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Spycow for this Mississippi tick, awesome!...Pours a light watery brown with some red notes, thin head that is gone right away...Aroma is pretty nice but on the sweeter side. Nuts, caramel, some dark fruits...The taste is right on with the nose, sweet, lots of caramel, biscuity...Feel is light but easy drinker.

I wouldn't go out and get this outside of the MS tick or if I was there, decent.

Photo of AndrewNations
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle - Picked up a while back while home in Louisiana for Christmas. One of the few craft beers available in the area.

A--Nice bright and a bit hazy brown. This brown is nice and bright and not quite as dark and opaque as other browns within this style. Thin head with very little lacing.

S--dark candy, some cinnamon. I'm not getting much nut or pecan like subtleties from the nose.
T--A pretty decent brown ale that is a bit on the sweeter side. I get some Belgian yeast notes on finish. Faint hints of cinnamon and nutmeg throughout. I would like to get a bit more malt and/or roast for this style but balancing the sweetness and malt might be a tall order.

M--The mouth feel is a but slick and thin with mid to low carbonation. The carbonation is good but this one could a bit more viscous.

D-- Fairly drinkable given the style and body. It's a bit on the sweet side for me so after 1 or 2 I am done with this one.
All in all this is a decent brown and I good step forward for craft brewing in the souh.

Photo of Transatlantic
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

A - Nice slightly hazy light brown color with a so-so head. Lacing is ehhh....

S - There's definitely a pecan smell in there. If you're smelling it just right, it hits you in the face. There's also a very faint smell of milk chocolate.

T - Unfortunately, the smell leads you into not very much. There's a light malt sweetness upfront with a nutty chocolate finish. Sounds good, but it seems to be missing a lot of key tastes. The beer just tastes missing.

M - Light and dare I say...watery.

D - For sure, this is a great summer ale. A nice session beer

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 3/4/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a clear deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, light nuttiness. Flavor is pretty sweet with some bitter hops and nutty malt in the finish. Light palate, easy drinking. A pretty decent brown ale.

Photo of Brent
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I keep giving pecan brews a chance because, in theory, it sounds like a good combination. What I keep finding, however, is that the fats in the nut do some odd things to the beer, lending a slight oilyness to the beer. This is the case with this beer - poured a pleasant light chestnut. Short-lived rather flat head. Some roasted malt flavors up front, but the nuttyness of the malt and pecan is offset by a slickness to the beer that is off-putting.

Photo of morimech
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish caramel color with one finger of head that held on for a good while before settling to a thick cap. Not much for lacing is left on the glass. Unique color but otherwise not that exciting looking. Aroma of caramel and nuts that combined, gives a true toffee note that is unmistakeable. A touch of earthiness completes the aroma. The flavor is on the sweeter side and I would of liked some darker malts and less caramel malt to compliment the nuttiness, but otherwise a pretty good English brown ale. I do not detect any roastiness from the pecans. Light body and nicely carbonated. Suitable for a low ABV, lighter flavored beer. A good English style brown ale that is very easy to drink.

Photo of MrPresident17
4.53/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorites. It has such a great style about it. Once i poured it into my glass and took a sniff or two it was heaven. It has a really sweet nutty smell to it. The pecans really work well into this brew. The head was somewhat foamy and dissipated rather quickly which was sad. But the taste made up for it 4 times over. It starts off real malty and the the finish is nice and sweet. No disappointments at all other than the head.

Photo of mulder1010
4.07/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Thanks to Optimator13 for providing the beer.

A-- Poured a golden brown, just a slight bit of haze to this. Quick fading light brown head that left no lacing at all.

S-- Pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and like candied yams. Almost a light smelling pecan pie.

T-- Candied Pecan. Yes, candied pecan. Still have nutmeg, some all spice, and cinnamon but the pecan taste is solid. Roasted and candied pecans.

M-- A little thin in the mouth but it is good. Medium high carbonation and a light feel. In the mouth the spices take over more than what the pecan did in the taste. Nutmeg is more obvious and there is a little sweetness in the finish.

D-- Quite drinkable. Excellent fall or early winter beer. Had this last year when in New Orleans and really liked it. Easy to have multiple bottles of and not get full of or tired of.

Photo of Wisconsinality
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into Delerium Tremens tulip.

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for this one.

A- Pours a deep burgundy with a lively finger worth of head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. When held up to the light, there is a small haze to it.

S- I pick up a lot of sweet malts right away which give way to the pecan. I also pick up a little bit of cinnamon and some other spices. Reminds me almost of a winter warmer.

T- The pecan in the taste is very strong. It melds well with the malt. I also pick up hints of vanilla as well as nutmeg and again more spice. The nuttiness actually makes this beer very balanced.

M- Medium bodied brew that has some good carbonation. Very smooth on the tail end. It seems as though the pecan in the flavor is what makes this beer very smooth and clean on the palate.

D- This is one of the better brown ales I have had. Very good flavors and great mouthfeel make this a winner. At the current ABV I could see myself having no problem putting away a few of these. Makes me wish this was available to me all the time.

Photo of Lukafer
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher! Been wanting to try this one since I heard about it.

Pours a medium/dark reddish brown with two fingers of light tan head. Smells are sweet malt, some pecans. Tastes are sweet, wasn't expecting that! I can taste nuts, sweet malts, and more nuts, pretty interesting. Mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is kinda low, i could only drink maybe 2 of these in a sitting, pretty damn sweet. Overall an interesting beer and I'm really glad i had the chance to have a bottle.

Photo of NODAK
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma has a good dose of malt sweetness with some nuttiness perceptible as well.

Pours a reddish copper color in the glass with a sizable, rocky head.

Taste profile is pretty straight forward. Body starts with a lot of sweet caramel malt...and low carbonation. Fades into a finish with a very good earthy, (and of course) nutty pecan taste as well. Simple, pretty good, and flavorful. Hops? Not really there.

As far as nut browns go, this is pretty good. Not the top of the heap but very drinkable. And I don't even like pecans!

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a clean copper to deep orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet nuttiness and caramel hints. In the taste, kind of like sweet tea and a small hint of nuts. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry nut presence in the aftertaste. OK, small nut and very English like.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Southern Pecan has a dark red body that is brown at the core, with about a finger of tan head. The retention is ok, but not really any lacing.

The aroma is all malt that expresses itself in a mixture of big caramel sweetness and a roasted character. Perhaps a hint of nuttiness in the background.

Southern Pecan's flavor is dominated by the malts too, but it makes space for a hop profile. A big sweetness with flavors of caramel and lots of toffee comes up front, and then is cut by other malt flavors, namely lightly roasted malts. After that a noticeable citrus flavor pops up from the hops and provides a bit of bitterness through the finish. A hint of nuttiness underlies this entire flavor, and comes out in the finish and aftertaste specifically. I wouldn't have guessed that this beer was made with pecans just by tasting it, but the nutty flavor is definitely there.

This beer has a pretty good body on it, and the carbonation is just right to make it feel silky smooth.

Southern Pecan is a straightforward brown that I could drink a few of. Solid brew.

Photo of Jwale73
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle courtesy of injuredreserve served in a standard pint glass. Pours a deep, translucent, brownish-copper with a loose, off-white head the quickly disperses into a thin broken band around the edges and a soapy slick across the middle. No lacing on this one. Nose is malty, earthy sweet and nutty with a hint of brown sugar and/or molasses. Taste follows nose - flavor profile starts out as you would expect an English Brown to express; however, towards the middle and back an earthy, slightly acidic quality comes out, and the pecans finally assert themselves. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with a lively carbonation. Really quite flavorful for the style and abv; however, the pecans start to get to you after a while.

Photo of crashdavisinoh
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Brownish amber. Very attractive. When held up to light...could see through. Light thin head that went away quickly

S-Nuttiness...some sweetness....

T-Picked up the nuts first...good. Some sweetness that reminded me of brown sugar or maple. I really enjoyed the taste.

M-smooth...light to medium body...light carbonation

D-I truly enjoyed this in every aspect. I could knock down a few of these.

Thanks to injuredreserve for the trade!

Photo of BitteBier
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, coppery amber with minimal head that quickly bubbled away. A malty nose that invoked a brown sugary autumn/Oktoberfest ale. Some nuttiness there, though I might not think "pecan" if I didn't already know. The smell translated cleanly into the taste, which was malty and somewhat sweet with a pleasant nuttiness to make things a little more interesting. A fine mouthfeel that's neither clean nor clingy; it fits this beer. I'd be happy to have it in my rotation of fall beers, but it's not the first I'd reach for.

Photo of steve8robin
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a trade. 12oz bottle...

A: Ruby red with hints of copper. Tan head that quickly fades to a bubbly lace atop the brew. Decent.

S: Smells of malty breadiness upfront with hints of nutty pecan. Some chocolate buried on the backend. Good.

T: Hmm, kind of hard to describe. Kind of like an autumn ale with some hints of nutty flavors and dirty water. Eh, ok.

M: Medium body with a light carbonation. Good.

D: Once you get past the strange flavors, it's good.

All in all, this is an ok brew. Not much special. Maybe good to try once if you have access. Otherwise, avoid.

Photo of Gosox8787
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Served at room temperature.

Appearance: Light to medium brown in color. A two finger pillowy beige head that recedes to nothing pretty quickly.

Aroma: Candied pecans stick out at first. A little malt and butter in there too, in much less quantities.

Taste: Sweet pecans stick out here. Very nutty. A touch of butter and doughiness here too. Simple but nice.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but a little dry toward the end.

Drinkability: At 4.25% ABV and with these light flavors, this would fit my own personal definition of sessionable.

Overall, a nice, solid nut brown ale. Tasty, but not very memorable. I liked all the components and I would definitely drink this again, but not good enough to seek out on its own.

Photo of ZX6Chris
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this bottle from honkey.

A-Light brown, with a little head that fades quickly.

S-Yeah it's got roasted pecans in it for sure! Brown sugar.

T-Roasted pecans.

M-light, watery, mildly carbonated.

D-For a session ale it's really decent. Big aroma and good taste. Not too complex. I could enjoy a few of thes at a nice BBQ.

Photo of honkey
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance- amber-brown, very pretty held to the light. 1/2 inch head dissolves into thin off white head, leaving lacing on the glass.

Smell- nutty. Not a lot going on, but a very pleasant simple smell.

Taste- Loving it. A good level of nuttiness for me. Not overbearing but it is there. Easy to enjoy. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Light almost watery with a medium level of carbonation.

Drinkability- very easy to down quickly and have many of. A very sessionable beer. Wish I hadn't given so many away!

I definitely recommend at least trying it. Nothing too special, but highly enjoyable.

Photo of saintwarrick
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a pretty-clear amber. Looks like a dark amber ale or an Octoberfest brew. Aroma is malty, a lot like an o-fest brew. There's a good bit of dark sugar in there, like a good English brown. Taste is nice, light and malty; a nice sweetness, some brown sugar before a subdues hop presence keeps the brew balanced. Hard to pick out the pecan taste, but there a definite nuttiness. Definitely a sessionable brown ale here; not quite the rival of Sam Smith's, but a pretty darn good brew.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from JohnQVegas (Dustin) in one of the many boxes he has sent my way. Thanks man.
I actually got one of these from Twiggamortis420 in an awesome box he sent for a BIF we were in-- but I drank this beer too quickly and I never reviewed it.
Pint glass.

Hazy, murky, brownish toffee color... with some amber hints in the legs and edges. The head was small and disappeared quickly and leaves a little lace behind.

Definite toasted malts and roasted nuttiness on the nose. No hops. Smells really sweet.

Smoked woody and earthy malts. Sweet and roasty-- almost robust. Certainly easy to drink, but not really complex enough to keep me coming back for more.

Medium body with a creamy feel. Very easy to drink.

Photo of Kaiser81
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Another extra from 6daysbottomocean

12 oz poured into a snifter glass

Admittedly, I don't eat very many foods with pecans. However, I can finely detect when nuts are in things such as brownies, cakes, cookies, etc., and am generally not a fan.
I do, however, love peanuts, cashews, and some other nuts just on their own.
Honey Bunches of Oats is a fantastic cereal.

Onto the beer!

A - It's an amber color, but much more on the brown side of amber...maybe a mid to light caramel. Anyway, there's not much head, nor retention, and not much lacing left on my glass.

S - Very sweet up front. I get some brown sugar and caramel malts mixed with, get this, a very nutty smell. I'm going out on a limb and going to say they are pecans. There's an overall sweetness I can't place as well. After reading a review, the sweetness is toffee.

T - I really like this. Lots of sweetness, and I have a sweet tooth. Brown sugar, caramelized sugar, maple syrup and a pecan taste lingering on the aftertaste...I think pecan pie is supposed to taste something like this? Maybe I should finally break down and give that a try.

M - Kind of a medium body with light carbonation. Fits pretty well for the style.

D - This is the only place where I can fault this beer in a major way. I can't drink a lot of it. 12 oz will probably be plenty for me.

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