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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 66
Gots: 82 | 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

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3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've heard a lot of this beer and have been very much looking forward to trying it. As such, I am a bit dissapointed with it overall but recognize it as a solid beer from one of Mississippi's only breweries.

This beer pours a clear brown-red with medium head. The smell is nothing specatular. The taste is smooth and clean with a fine finish of malt. However, the mouthfeel does last a little too long for me and seems to "stick".

I am undecided as to whether I'd buy this again...but I'm sure I wouldn't turn it down if offered.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 23:48:13 | More by SchmoTerp
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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big thanks to deepsouth for including this as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a clear, dark amber with 1 1/2 fingers of off-white foamy head. It posesses a thin, fizzy retention that enventually dissipates into almost nothing, leaving some smallish lacing behind. The aroma is fairly pleasant, being a mix of caramel sweetness, some nuttiness, and of course...pecans!

The taste is rather full, with caramel and toffee sweetness, roasted pecans, a lively spice character, a touch of dark fruits, and a smattering of tingling hops in the backend. The finish is sweet with a twinge of bitterness. The mouthfeel has a full, medium feel that is surprisingly beefy for the style but still maintains a slick, creamy feel.

Nice! I was suprised by the richness and full body of this Brown Ale and I must say that this was one of the better ones that I've had lately. Good stuff from down South.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2008 16:23:50 | More by Kegatron
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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Lazy Magnolia pint glass. Big thanks to deepsouth for providing both beer and glass!

A: Pours a clear brownish amber with a small dense head which dissipates very quickly leaving very little lacing or foam.

S: Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, and, of course pecans.

T: Starts off with a very sweet malt blast followed by a strong roasted pecan flavor with hints of caramel. Finishes with a light hoppy bitterness.

M: Medium bodied and relatively creamy for the style. Carbonation fizzed a little on the tongue.

D: I could drink this one all night. I would rate this as one of the better nut brown ales I've had and would definitely seek it out. Would love to see what other goodies are coming out of this Miss. brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 02:41:07 | More by gford217
Photo of charlzm


2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed 03/30/08 at Brews Brothers, Pensacola.

Medium amber/light brown with plentiful carbonation. One finger head at first pour.

No aroma from my pint glass even when it's right under my nose.

Carbonation helps this brew in mouthfeel, as it is a bit watery.

Sweet, nutty flavor (like maybe... PECANS???) that's more apparent as an aftertaste than as a main course. Not much flavor overall, really. No bitterness.

Agreeable enough, I guess, but not a favorite.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2008 02:34:24 | More by charlzm
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4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the label: Southern Pecan, the Original Pecan Nut Brown Ale, is the first beer in the world made with whole, roasted pecans. Using a careful balance of the finest malts, aromatic hops and roasted pecans. Southern Pecan is delightfully smooth and warm, with a nutty sweetness that accenuates a delightful depth of flavor...

Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan pours up with a moderate carbonation that creates a tannish-white head that sits perfectly atop a deep copper-reddish brown color. The aromatic nose is slightly sweet & malty (caramel/toffee, toasted) with some nuttiness from the malt & roasted pecans. Just a touch of herbal hops. The flavor starts off with a hint of candied (praline) caramel sweetness with just a touch of hop bitterness that develops late to bring balance towards the off-dry finish which is slightly chewy, grainy, and oily. Great mouthfeel for a lower gravity/session-type beer. Very drinkable. This is simply one of the best damn brown ales that I've had in a good, long while. It's a Southern English Nut Brown with a Rebel yell? It's easy to see why this one is so popular with the natives. Sweet Magnolia!

CHEERS! Beertracker

*Taster's Note: Thanks to barefootbrewer for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 05:18:19 | More by Beertracker
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North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to barefootbrewer for this extra.

Poured a copper/amber with a small head on top. You can really smell the pecans in this one-it dominated the smell but there was some floral hop character. The taste matched the smell with the pecan dominating. There is a little bit of sweet malt and some bitterness on the swallow. Also the floral hop character came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel had a slickness to it that was reminded me of eating pecans and the oil that is left over. A little low on carbonation but not bad. Very sessionable. A solid brew and one that I think most would enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 18:21:18 | More by hopsleeroy
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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to deepsouth in the Brews 'n' Tunes 3 BIF for the opportunity. Pours a deep brown red with amazing clarity and carbonation, head was a little lacking. Nice nutty nose that also incorporates a pleasant roasted maltiness. I notice the hops on my tongue as it swirls in my mouth. As I swallow the nuttiness that is lingering in the background becomes more apparent there is some nice malty sweetness mingled in there. Very well balanced. Nice medium body even though it is a lighter session beer. Could see myself putting back a few of these at a pub.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2008 04:46:42 | More by timbro81
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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep copper/brown hue with a short, one finger beige head that didn't last a really long time.

Smell: A combination of caramel, pecans, tart fruity esters, and faint hops.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt, with a strong suggestion of pecans. The malt also hints at a toffee flavor, and the hops are pretty muted in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Not too heavy in body, and medium carbonation. The combination of sweet and slightly tart give the taste buds a little fun ride. Smooth beer.

Drinkability: It's a popular session beer down here, that's for sure, and they've just recently began distributing the bottled version. Its low alcohol percentage, plus its smooth, sweet taste and medium body makes it a highly drinkable beer, unless pecans aren't your thing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2008 20:46:00 | More by AleDrinkToThat
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4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mikesgroove for this brew in the great Black Booty box he sent me.

12oz. brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: Pours a rich mahogany with ruby tints. Good visibility. 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy light toffee head. Decent retention then lays to a skim. Ok lacing.

S: Malty, toasted nuts and light cola. Subtle.

T/M: Great malt flavor. Sweet caramel and lightly toasted grains. Lightly toasted and caramelized nuts. High carbonation adds a light cola taste and texture. Hops bring a fresh crispness.

D: Tasty and easy drinking. Would m ake an excellent session brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 02:02:25 | More by pwoods
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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on draught on a visit to Mississippi in January; liked it quite a bit. This, however, is a 12 oz. bottle poured to a pint glass - dated March 2 08 - and picked up on a visit to Kiln, MS.

A: Pours brown, but not TOO brown. It's really more of a deep amber - just very light and NOT what I think of as a 'brown ale'. Quite clear with a few random carbonation streams. Head crests at under a finger high and drops rapidly to a thin film. Dwindles to a trace of cream, covering about 1/4 of the glass is all...

M: Sweet and malty, cinnamon toast is the most likely candidate. Wheat, caramel and a little rooty vanilla.

T: Pleasantly sweet from start to finish, a little brown sugar and some toasty malt. Nuttiness is pecan-like without being too sugary or too earthy. There's a notable vanilla, somewhat buttery, in this one - akin to iced pecan rolls. A distant tartness.

M: Quite thin and with a surprisingly low carbonation, bordering on flat. Does this really have a couple more weeks til its 'best before' date? Because it seems older... Mild, light mouthfeel - clean with a hint of lingering nutty bitter-sweetness.

D: Drinkable - yes. Easy to consume - yes. Memorable - sadly, not really. This one seems to me a bit thin, sorta tame, and perhaps a shadow of what I tried on tap. I wouldn't refuse more, as it's light and quaffable, but I wouldn't rave about it either.

I should add again the SP I had on-draught would have probably scored about .5 higher in most categories, but I wasn't taking notes that day...

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2008 06:00:19 | More by msubulldog25
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New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mudpuppet for the chance to try this.

A: Pours a dark amber color with a thin head that quickly disappears after pouring.

S: Faint whiff of malts and nuts. Nothing comes off as very strong in scent.

T: Good roasted pecan flavor with a light touch of hops.

M: Thin with good carbonation.

D: A fine session beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2008 03:48:08 | More by gwong
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3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I'd been wanting to try this brew but all I'd ever seen were party pigs around here, so I never would try it. Wife came home one day from a trip to the new Kroger and told me she had a surprise for me. A 6 pack of Southern Pecan! She's so sweet!

A-Poured a clear amber with a so-so head that didn't leave much lacing.

S-I can smell malts, caramel and something else, sweet almost.

T-Not as malty as I was expecting, more hops, pecan taste most dominate but not too much, almost like a praline. Light taste

M-A little thin and too much carbonation for me, finish is not as smooth.

D-Drinkability was okay, definately not bad for an ale. But not my idea of a session beer. I hate to say it but I was a little disappointed with this brew. Not as malty as I like or as smooth. I would buy this again but not if there were Abita's seasonal pecan ale next to it.

Kudo's to Lazy Magnolia for becoming Mississippi's first brewery since prohibition. I've heard alot of great things about their brews and look forward to trying the others. No Southern Pecan's not my favorite but that's just me. My wife liked it though.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 02:32:10 | More by dpsychoholic69
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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deepsouth for this little extra in our trade.
A - Poured a caramel amber with a fairly dense head that disipates to a light lace
S - Not getting much out of this brew some earthy hints but that's about it
T - Caramel start with a good nut finish. Some very light hop hints through out, but has the best thing about this beer is its enveloping roasted nature.
M - Low carbonation and thin but that was expected and certanly fits the style.
D - I liked this beer, the balance of sweetness and the roast was something I don't get a lot of around here, but I would definately try again.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 04:46:49 | More by turbine2475
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4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to trill for a six pack of this fine southern brew.

Poured a dark clear ruby with little to no head. Smells of sweet caramel malts with hints of nuttiness which one would assume is the pecans. Has a sweet taste at the start which is well balanced my the dry nutty flavor. The sweetness takes over and the pecan flavor seems to fade and hang out in the back. This is medium-bodied that is somewhat thick but not too much. I believe it is a great session beer. Its a great southern American rendition of a great brown ale style. I would like to try other Lazy Magnolia brews. Hopefully they start bottling others.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 03:04:46 | More by CrazyMacHarris99
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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is a wonderful but very heavy beer. It's one of those beers that i love to have one or two of, but it's almost like drinking a meal. I usually get this beer on tap at local bars and restaurants in town. Not a beer i would recommend for trying to get drunk off of, but a great beer to pair with a meal, or when just having a few drinks after work. A beer i highly recommend, but might make you a little sluggish or tired after drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2008 04:37:37 | More by Horsley54
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North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks a ton to msubulldog25 for hooking me up with my first-ever MS beer. I love pecans and we have two huge trees in front of the house; every other year we can't get enough of them (I trade homemade pecan pies for beer!). Can't wait to taste them in a beer, a brown ale seems the perfect choice for their incorporation...

Pours a glassy, well-filtered rust/ruby. The head is small and thins to a crown quickly.

There's something in the aroma, but I'm not sure its pecans. If it is, they have morphed in the process and don't really smell all that nutty. Overall there's a pervasive fruit-gum smell, maybe a little caramel. It's generally a muted, unexciting smell with some unexciting malt characteristics and a plastic vibe.

Flavor brings in the pecans but it's not totally obvious. There's a caramel base wrapping itself around the nuttiness, and unfortunately a sort of plastic-y texture that coats the mouth in a pretty unappealing way. Lingering sweetness like a gooey dessert. Decent nutty huskiness in the finish. Good, certainly not great. Is it bad that it reminds me of something Saranac would come up with?

So...maybe brown ale wasn't the perfect choice for pecan infusion. Maybe a big bold stout? Bell's? New Glarus? Terrapin? Anybody wanna give that a shot?!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 23:24:16 | More by Metalmonk
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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one.

Pours bright reddish copper with a thin tan head that becomes a slowly disappearing patch.

The smell is of darkish malt, nuts (pecans, of course). Pretty robust.

The maltiness of a nice English-style brown ale has an American, southern, flair of a pecan touch (making this an American Brown). Finishes with a balanced sweetness.

Medium-bodied and smooth, the pecan is integrated well into the balanced maltiness. A nicely crafted brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 22:17:19 | More by jwc215
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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to trill for this one.

A- Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a medium brown with no head.

S- Not a overpowering nose. But notes of nuts and roasted malts.

T- Brown ale then all pecans! You get a some hops but no overpowering but it is a really nice brown ale with a nice nutty aftertaste. Definitely roasted pecans for this flavor.

M- Good caronbonation. A somewhat thin brew but just right for this beer.

D- Oh yeah! I am think I should have gotten more from trill. This is a great session beer. I love brown ale so this fits the bill. Definite must have from the Deep South.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 23:24:15 | More by Mudpuppet
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3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice dark nut brown with a medium head. The head dies and leaves little lacing.

S: Nice malt aromas with definite notes of nuts. Light brown sugar with hints of straw.

T: Nice tasting brew. The malt character on this one is balanced one perfect. Tons of rich malt with hints of molasses sweetness. Hints of pecan and a bit of bitter as well.

M: Since light and smooth. I like!

D: Very drinkable this is one brown ale I could drink by the bomber.

Overall: Been wanting to try this one for sometime and got it in a fantasy football prize package. I really enjoyed it. Quite possibly my favorite brown ale to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 03:28:27 | More by tpd975
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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to barefootbrewer for this brew.

This most likely will be my last state brew since SD and ND are almost impossible to get brew's from.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, sweet, slight spice, nutty, and lots of caramel. The taste is sweet/malty, slightly spicy/nutty (pecans), and a good dose of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brown ale, one I would seek out again. Definitely recommmended. Thanks Ken.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 21:28:23 | More by Wasatch
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

It pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep amber with a nice 2 finger head of foam and lots of lacing.

The smell is malty, nutty, and has some citrus hops there as well.

The taste on first sip and I immediately notice the pecan influence. Nice. After another sip or 2, I get a good caramel malt backbone that works quite well with the nuttiness and I'm surprised at how good a mouthfeel this has...quite silky. It finishes with that citrus hop flavour that I noted in the smell. This is a very nice Brown Ale indeed and the foam does a pretty good job sticking around for the entire session.

Bottom line: This is a well crafted example of the style and I really like how the pecan interacts with the other flavours. A very good session beer to boot!

Thanks again, John!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 01:23:22 | More by Bitterbill
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3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice 2 finger head and good retention throughout.

Smell is of caramel malts and pecans. Hints of tofee and butterscotch. Slight chocolate and mild mild cofee notes come out as the beer warms.

Taste is sweet of caramel malts with a nice roundness from the pecans. A little chocolatey flavor comes through as the beer warms. The pecans really do something nice for this beer, but a bigger malt bill would help balance this out. There is a citrusy hop bitterness on the finish that is nicely balanced within the beer, but I want a little bit thicker malting.

The mouthfeel is a little bit thin, but not bad, comes across as a little watery, which is something I am not a fan of in brown ales.

Overall a nice brown ale to drink. I like the nuttiness that the pecans bring.

Thanks to barefootbrewer for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 05:03:36 | More by jasonjlewis
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3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Mississippi guys for finally getting a bottled beer to the world!

Poured into a slightly flared wit bier glass with a finely bubbled white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is fruity with apples and some cherries pouring out behind lightly toasted biscuit and caramel.

Light brown and clear with no haze.

Flavor is slightly sharp with carbonation sting and a strong biscuit and toasted grain taste. Beer comes to a very dry and sharp finish that lingers for a long while.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 09:40:37 | More by drewbage
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North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Truly up to par with an English Brown. Pour is reddish brown with a pretty thin head. Crystal clear in color with relatively low carbonation.

Smell is comprised of sweet malts with a nice nutty scent along side.

Taste is exactly the same and great! Caramel malt, somewhat of a grainy flavor and maybe even a little wheat to it. I also pick up a very light chocolate in the background. A slightly crisp and a nutty finish that shows up more the closer to room temp. the beer gets.

Medium mouthfeel for such a low ABV beer, mainly due to the carbonation. Not much of a bitter finish, lower in hop character just like an English Brown should be.

I find this quite drinkable and a solid representation of the style. Glad I have a couple more to drink on because I think one of them will be opened tonight.

A great job from a Mississippi brewery that I'm thinking is the first to bottle a beer from that state? Solid!

Thanks to deepsouth for helping me out...

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 02:46:28 | More by ncvbc
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3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired in a trade with deepsouth, thanks for the extras!

"Southern Pecan, the Original Pecan Nut Brown Ale, is the first beer in the world made with whole, roasted pecans."

I was told its the first bottled Mississippi beer since prohibition.
Wow, and I thought Kansas beer laws were backwards. Mississippi BAs, this beers for you!

Freshness info: "First Run"

a: Dark copper body with a white head. Head retention and lacing are average.

s: Sweet caramel malt, maple syrup, and pecans.

t: Caramel, molasses, light hop bitterness with sweet pecans in the finish. Interesting take on a brown ale, the typical generic nuttiness is instead replaced by the specific nuttiness of roasted pecans. The pecans don't dominate, but do provide a nice subtle addition that becomes more noticeable as it warms.

m: Medium body, above average carbonation, makes for a crisp beer. Leaves roasted pecans on the tongue.

d: A nice brown ale. I like the pecan addition.
Drinkability is good. An intriguing beer, doesn't blow me away, but if I had the opportunity to buy more, I would.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2008 23:13:00 | More by BradLikesBrew
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.