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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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1,432 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 535
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 76
Gots: 199 | 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 Radome
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A - Beer is medium brown and very clear. The head is tan and piles up about 3/4" initially before fading to a thin layer.

S - Smell is toasted malt and grain along with sweet caramel. Nuts are there in the background. No hops evident. Very clean.

T - The dominant flavor is harsh graininess that could be from roasted specialty grains or the pecans. I'm guessing it is a tannic sensation from the pecans. Caramel sweetness is a secondary flavor. No hops evident.

M - Medium body. Some mouthcoating sweetness in the finish. Hops bitterness is in the background.

D - Interesting beer with some flavor complexities. It is a little too far from the English Brown Ale I was expecting for my liking. The nuts come across with a tannic bite that dominates the flavor.

Photo of DearthVader
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Provided by LSUPT about a month and a half ago. Hopefully that didn't ruin my experience with it. Thanks for the Southern love Alex!

Wasn't very impressed with how this beer poured. Looked like a glass of iced tea. I poured extremely aggressively and it produced no head whatsoever. The beer just fizzed violently from the heavy carbonation.

Smells of sweet sweet caramel malts and nuts.

I actually enjoyed the taste quite a bit. Followed the aroma with the sweet characteristic. Very earthy beer with a nutty feel to it. Rather enjoyable and easy to drink.

What's not to like in the mouthfeel? Its like drinking a soda. Heavily carbonated and smooth as water.

Overall this was just OK. Its definitely drinkable, but I don't know if I could ever make this a habit of drinking. Nonetheless, I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium brown color, light tan head of manybe a finger, dissipates to nothing.

Some nutty, sweet caramel malts on the aroma, along with some roasted bits.

Roasted notes, some nuttiness, a hint of caramel.

Light, slightly crisp, ok carbonation.

Not a bad brown, though I actually find this to be a bit more complex straight from the bottle...preferably at a casino gambling in Mississippi. Can't be beat that way.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Dark orange. Slight off white head.Fairly thick lacing that recedes quickly.
smell: some sweetness and slight roastiness with a hint of vinegar. not getting any pecan.
taste: mellow and simple.
overall: tasty and simple. nothing special.

Photo of Schmidts
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light brown, with small head. Smells of malts and nuts. Taste is very nice a combo of malts and nuty sweetness with a little bitterness at the end.It is very smooth in your mouth and leaves a nice nut flavor. I rate it 4.5 overall a very nice and different beer.

Photo of chinchill
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated 3/11 served in pint glass. I couldn't get much of a head on this one and it was gone almost before I took my first sip.

A nice clear brown liquid but almost no head.

S - nutty aroma with toasted malt and hints of bourbon and hops.

T - Starts too sweet but nice sweet/bitter balance in the finish. Pecan nuts appear mainly in the finish.

O - a little bit different, otherwise not much to recommend.

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip Glass. When held up to the light it's more of a ruby amber color with light brown in it. Funny, when not in the light it has the ruby amber highlights and conveniently a pecan brown center. Sort of a beige colored head, the color is similar to that of a caramel latte head, but not the consistency, not much lacing on this one. Not exactly the traditional looking brown ale, but I like it.

Smell isn't overly strong, but good none the less. Toasted malts dominate the flavor, very malty. It does have the nuttiness that many nut brow ales have. Call it power of suggestion but I feel like I can smell the pecans. Slightly yeasty in the aroma as well.

Taste is good, not life changing, but a solid nut brown ale. Much like the smell, it's very well malted. Again very nutty. You can certainly taste the pecans in this, making it a little more bitter than most Nut Brown Ales and obviously not from the hops.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, I guess a little light for the style, but not bad. Carbonation level respectable. I feel it's a pretty diverse beer that could certainly be drank at any time of the year.

Picked this up on a road trip down south, might have gotten more if the abv was a bit higher, doesn't seem to have much shelf life. If it were more available to me I'd probably get it more. Oh well, enjoyable for now, certainly worth a try for any craft beer drinker.

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

12 oz. brown bottle poured into a Geordie Schooner glass.

A: Clear, reddish brown, topped with 3 fingers of off-white head. Little lacing in the glass.

S: Big malt aromas, with roasted and caramel notes. Also get some of the nut aroma from the pecans.

T: Very nicely balanced with a slight malt sweetness coupled with a light amount of bitterness. The main flavors are of the roasted malts and nuts.

M: Smooth, medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. Aftertaste is a dry, roasty bitterness.

O: Overall a very enjoyable session beer. Well done, Lazy Magnolia!

Photo of BaxterStockman
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was given a bottle of Southern Pecan as a gift, and probably wouldn't have bought it myself, since I don't really like pecans. So I wasn't expecting to like it, but was extremely surprised-- this is wonderful!

Appearance- pours a silky reddish brown reminiscent of fox fur with a short-lived 1-finger head.

Smell- nothing overwhelming, but some nutty aromas come through. Something in there evoked memories of a cabin in the woods I used to visit.

Taste- warm maltiness with supporting pecan flavors- the nut flavor really wasn't as strong as I'd expected, but it balanced the flavors very well. Little evident hoppiness.

Mouthfeel- exceptionally smooth, round, with some bright carbonation at the end.

Overall- This one really surprised me. I can see this becoming a summer fling.

Photo of beagle75
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint tumbler.

A: Clear, dark amber color with a peripheral ring of off-white bubbles. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Earthy and nutty with a dry herbaceous element that together gives an impression of old and well-cured hardwood. Some hints of savory biscuit are also detected.

T: Begins sweet, with a combination of dark fruit and lightly roasted malt alongside moderate acidity. Deep and unctuous nuttiness--more like cashews than pecans in flavor--advances in the middle, occasionally with some rancidity detected, as dryness increases. The finish is earthy and fruity, somewhat tea-like. Bitterness exhibits little to no influence, although other flavors linger on the palate for quite some time.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, oily on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D: Pronounced nutty flavor is delivered by this brown ale, making it aptly named but also perhaps at some significant cost. A lack of intriguing qualities and the presence of rancid off-flavors are limiting factors here. Since the intensity of sensory qualities is respectable across the board considering the style, the sweetness and oily aspects are especially comfortable in the presence of a variety of foods.

Photo of harrymel
1.57/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: Pours a orange rudy ale with excellent clarity. Single finger peanut head sticks around and loosely creates a medium quilt. Little lacing.

S: Mostly smells like stainless steel and cranberry. Not very good.

T: Tastes sweet. not sure why they call this a nut brown ale. Sould have called it a malt liquor with sugar. Very sweet. I can taste the idea of pecans here. But this is far from appropriate for a beer. Lots of artificial flavor. I can drink this, but willl never drink again.

M: medium to light body with little carb.

O: poor, poor job. change the genre and I can raise abit, but this is waaay too sweet to be good.

Photo of zachary80
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Nice light brown head fades. Good lacing. Body is reddish-brown

Strong nutty aroma, pecan comes through well. Overly sweet aroma is off-putting. Some toffee

Taste is pretty nutty but overall light. Sweet but not as overwhelming as in the aroma. Finish is somewhat dry with the nuttiness lingering

Mouthfeel is too thin. Carbonation is about right

Overall this is a decent English brown. The added pecan doesn't do anything amazing, maybe a slight boost to an otherwise average brown

Photo of cokes
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, browned bronze with a fleeting skim of buttercreme suds. Lacing is minimal.
Pecans come through prominantly on the nose, but not in a forced or artificial manner. They meld with caramel and treacle, and bready malts.
Sweet and bready as it hits the tongue. Caramel glazes everything. Pecans arrive, adding a nutty component to the sweetness. There's also a fleshy gourd-like flavor, along with a phantom of nutmeg evoking a pumpkin beer. It seems to be from the yeast, which lingera a bit pasty afterwards. It resumes with more pecan and more caramel and more sweet breadiness. There's just a glint of peppery hops on the swallow.
The carbonation is fizzy up front, but largely settles out, giving a sweet-leaning beer the sense of mouthfeel it needs, though it still feel very thin and transparent. A bit more muscle and girth would help round this out.

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap served into a pint glass.

Appearance: caramel color, medium carbonation, 1/3 inch head, clear

Smell: pecans and toasted malt

Taste: pecans, toasted malt, some leather, and slight hops

Mouthfeel: sweet, especially at the end and a bitter backbone, medium carbonation, light bodied

Overall: Very English tasting. This one is good not great. I was actually hoping for a bit more nut here. I could have a couple but my third favorite of the Lazy Magnolia offerings I was able to try.

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes

A - clear amber body, small head

S - banana bread and pecans. smells real nice.

T - nondescript sweetness and quite dry. a bit disappointing after the nose

M - dryness here too, with a medium body. not bad, maybe a bit too dry

O (D) - reasonably drinkable, great smelling, not bad tasting. an ok beer for sure

Photo of birchstick
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours brown with hints of orange with a lot of carbonation on the head head that disappears quickly.

S - very sweet caramel malts with a bit of sweet nutiness

T - starts off with loads of caramel malts that moves to some oily pecan nuttiness. I got a bunch of toasted malts as well. A sweet malty nuttiness stays on the palate after the swallow.

M - I thought based on the pour this would have a little more carbonation burn, but it goes down really nicely.

D - pretty solid nut brown ale, the pecans added a new layer of complexity / take on the style that worked really well. I can see why this is so highly rated on this site...good stuff!

Photo of Urbancaver
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange with some slight reddish tints. A bit of white head. Vey crisp and clear. Looks very pretty. Smells very sweet and malty. Light roast and caramel on the nose. Tastes sweet and almost banana flavored. Nice pecan as well. Vry drinkable with a nice solid mouthfeel. Vry solid

Photo of zhanson88
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Southern Pecan pours a deep caramel color with ruby highlights. About 2 fingers of very fizzy head form that has pretty poor retention. Lacing is very minimal.

Smell: Quite a bit of caramel, toffee, nuttiness. Also some molasses and dark fruits. Fairly complex for such a low ABV beer.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Caramel, toffee, nuttiness and molasses are most prevalent. Again, pretty good for a beer with such a low ABV.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light, which is to be expected. The carbonation is very nicely done. Lower carbonation than I expected leads to a very smooth drinking beer. Overall, I like it quite a bit. Something that I would have again in all likelihood.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for giving me this one.

A: Pours a very clear ruby/brown color with a one finger off-white head. Quick dissipated to a few random bubbles on top. Not much lacing at all.

S: Very sweet, lots of caramel malts, some nuts, and a little molasses.

T: Nice caramel flavors upfront followed up a definite nutty flavor. Really nice solid flavors, pretty much as advertised.

M: Medium bodied with very nice carbonation. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.

O: Extremely easy drinking, at 4.25% it has great flavor, a great session beer. Just a really nice beer that goes down nicely.

Photo of Beejay
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Murky brownish red in color. Light tan head, big and fluffy.

S: Nutty, bready, and quite syrupy. There is a bit of fruit in there, as well as some tart notes.

T: Definitely some English yeast flavors. Slight fruity esters, nutty, and a touch of tartness.

M: Fairly light bodied. Carbonation seems a touch high, there is a bit of a creamy feel to this.

D: I think if the tangy notes I am picking up were a lot less prevalent I would like this better. As is I don't think this is one I would go back to

Photo of dragonWhale
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

upon my arrival in the great Baton Rouge, I was required to purchase some beverages..I saw this and had to have it. A pecanese beverage? Having just sampled the 512 porter and loved it, yes, a brown will do fine.
It is not brown, however, a glowing amber would be more accurate, but its sensuous nose of roasted pecans, earth, and some fruity esters combine into a luscious bouquet. The pecans are absolutely present in the mouf, and the beverages is easy drinking and nutty. As it warms, the roasted pecans come out even more, showing off their stuff. A quality beverage from these fine folks in Mississippi. Perhaps the only quality from there I will ever know.

Photo of techfed87
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours and adequate-sized head. Color is amber brown. Smell is rather light, but slightly sweet.

First sip is lighter than expected. Although the pecan flavor is there and present, in what could be described as much more of a "nutty" flavor than a sweet pecan pie.

Overall, this is pretty good beer; a definite recommendation.

Photo of Vdubb86
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

Thanks to injuredreserve for this Mississippi tick!

The appearance is a nice pretty clear copper red with a pale sandy foam on the surface. I would think brown ales as this is labeled to be a touch darker. The aromatics are pretty sweet and malty. There isn't much but a touch of nuttiness to the back of the nose. This beer has an odd mineral taste up front, but the sweet maltiness and the nutty finish help overcome. As the beer warms from fridge temp that odd flavor goes away. The mouthfeel is pretty on target but there is a touch of acidity that really ruins the experience. Overall a good beer, something Mississippi can be proud of, but overall not really anything special.

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

Reviewed from notes.
Thanks to deepsouth for sending this my way;

Appearance: redish brown with a 1 finger off white head

Smell: caramel malts, sweet

Taste: nutty, with some pine

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth, clean

Drinkability: a nice representative a nut brown ale.



Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright clear cherry amber with a sticky creme brulee head. Nut, blossom, roasty tang and citrus oil on the nose. Crazy pecans up front along with pie crust and crisp brown malts. Spicy, orange oil hops. Dry finish, minty linger. Medium, chewy and clean.

Others claimed big banana from the yeast, I didn't get that.

A little too sweet to quaff, but some great flavors.

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.