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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,428 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 533
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 76
Gots: 197 | 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 JamesS
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours brown, with nice head and excellent lacing. Has a very nice scent, deep and malty with a wonderful nutty undertone. Excellent taste; it has a wonderful thick deep maltiness that goes with brown ales, with a wonderful sweet pecan flavor; tastes merge nicely. It goes down great, as well.

The taste was a lot like a very nice brown ale that had disolved some maple nut goodies candies into it. I love brown ales and I love maple nut candies. If you don't like either, don't get this.

Photo of CampusCrew
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: copper brownish ale with lots of rising bubbles and low head retention

smell: subtle caramel and low hop aroma

taste: nice nutty caramel taste from the malt and on the sweet side

mouthfeel: medium bodied, but light for a amer brown ale

drinkability: solid but not the best I have had

Photo of speter
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up on a trip to Florida.

A: Pours a beautiful translucent nut-brown color without a hint of any coudiness; one-finger tan head that fades rather quickly.

S: Light malt with hints of roasted pecan. The smell was much lighter/fainter than I would have expected.

T: Wow! The roasted pecan is the star here. A slightly-malty front gives way to a mildly-bitter center, followed by a dry finish. Immediately after the finish comes a burst of roasted pecan in the aftertaste, with the char of the roast in precisely the slot you'd expect the bitterness from hops in an IPA, for example.

M: This has a light body, which is precisely what a southern brewery aims for. The carbonation is not too heavy, but I imagine it would cut nicely through the fat and sugar of a good pecan pie.

D: This is a session beer if ever I'd had one. Ultimately, the roast of the pecans might be more overwhelming than anything else in the beer. I'm happy with my six-pack, and will pick up more the next time I'm in the south.

Photo of jbone78
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer a ton of times and I am now just getting around to reviewing it. It pours a clear brown, not a dark robust, but a nice clear brown. Not really digging the smell a lot, very dusty smells, kinda. The taste is where it's at! The rich sweet pecans are the flavors that tie this together and really makes this beer. A couple of buddies and I made a Brown a couple of weeks ago and threw some roasted pecans in there and I think we added too much. too early to tell, but it is sweet and nutty out of the carboy. Anyway, enough rambling. The light carbonation makes this easy drinking and I think everyone should have some.


Photo of ncfranklin
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a goblet.

A : Pours with little no head, and just a small coding of carbonation bubbles. It's a pretty medium brown with a hint of amber red. I'd really prefer a little head to this for accent. Partially tranluscent.

S : A malty mix with pecan, other roasted nuts, and tinges of floral tingle the nose. Enjoyable, not overpowering.

T : Malt's dominate, with little to no hop. The nuts come into play here, with some woody flavor. Its even a little sweet in-between, but not overly so. If you like your IPA's or hyper-complex ales, this one isn't for you. If your a simpleton wanting a nutty taste, it's extremely good.

M : A medium body on this one, which is suiting of its flavor and style. It leaves a small bit of dry-ness afterward. Carbonation is moderate, and well balanced.

D : I'm loving it. It's my choice dessert beer for now, as the bit of sweetness satisfies a craving of chocolate or something else late. Smooth going down makes it also very introducible to new beer enthusiasts.

This one won awards for a reason. It testifies to balancing style and flavor. It could only use some improvement on the head build. A beer designed to be enjoyed specifically for its flavor, not confound the senses with complexness.

Photo of jpmclaug
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - this beer is a light brown with no head, when I hold this beer up I can see right through it

S - faint sweet nutty smell

T - faint taste of sweet malts, hardly any hop flavor

M - light body with a light amount of carbonation

D - This is real easy to drink... because there is hardly any flavor. It doesn't taste bad it just tastes like it is lacking. I have tried a variety of brown ales lately so I believe I know the style even if it isn't my favorite I can enjoy brown ales. I have a 6 pack of this and if this bottle was bad for some reason then I will re write this review. I will also check to see that this isn't way past its expiration date. I don't ever remember being so disappointed by a beer with such a good rating.

Photo of jcnd9803
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for this extra!

A = Dark brown with surprising clarity. Small cream colored bubbles go around the edge of the glass.

S = Wow, that's nutty. I'm also getting some maple syrup. It's one of the richer brown ales I've smelled.

T = I wondered what the pecans would do, and now I know. It gives this a smooth sweetness on the front end while finishing off with a traditional English brown bitterness.

M = Actually, for how rich it smells, the mouthful is rather light.

D = This was highly enjoyable. If I could get this in the midwest, I would drink it often.

Photo of Casey10
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received by trade from NewGeneric as a extra. I am mostly a Ipa fan. I like craft brew but for me this is not my style.

This beer has a woody taste it is okay and for the style I am sure there are people that will enjoy.

I don't think I would drink this again, just because it's not my style. A person must decide for themselves I thought this to be okay.

Photo of mntlover
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown color with a tan head that leaves some sparse lace behind.

Aroma is nice toasted malts, light pecan notes go well with malt light spicy hops notes mingled in to.

Taste malty hints of toffee and caramel mingled in with toasty notes and some light nuttiness. Finish is nuts and spicy hops that linger on with carbonation that is present. A decent enough brew goes down mighty easy.

Mouthfeel is approaching medium but little on the light side for me. Carbonation is snappy.

Drinkability is well goes down pretty quick like a bit more body in my brown ales but this isn't bad at all. Not a go to beer but wouldn't turn it down.

Photo of UA8
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sinstaineddemon for this one

Pours a crystal ruby/brown with a one finger fine foamed tan head.

Scents of roasted candied pecans and toasted malts waft up from the head.

Tastes of toasted malts, slightly sweet nutiness.

A bit light bodied with a medium coarse textured carbonation.

Overall a very nice ale with a classic style that is accented nicely with nut notes.

Photo of jovy1097
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic pint.

Appearance: Perfectly brown and translucent with a huge, creamy head that leaves generous lacing. It has the color of maple syrup.
The head is quite resilient and stays for nearly the whole glass.

Smell: Nutty, some dark fruit, and some hops mixed in. Also, a hint of cloves.

Taste: Starts off sweet brown sugar, phases into a nutty middle, and finishes with a hop bite. There's a slight metallic aftertaste that subtracts from it some.

Mouthfeel: A light feel that is almost thin enough to be watery. Carbonation is soft and not overpowering.

Drinkability: Definitely a quaffable brew. One of the better brews from our region.

Comments: A nice representative of the brown ale style, which is one of my favorite styles. I personally prefer a little more mildness in a brown, but this ain't too bad.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Average looking brown color with a slight head. Low aroma-somewhat nutty and biscuity. Nice malty flavor with a distinct nutty flavor. Somewhat bready and biscuity. Nice lingering sweetness against the nutty flavor. Very full flavored for the lower abv. Nice body to match. Have wanted to try this for a long while and it has lived up to my self imposed hype. Very nice beer-great session beer for this kid.

Photo of taigor
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear dark amber, brown color with medium head that dissipated quickly leaving slight lacing around the glass.

S - Strong scent of pecans upfront with malts and slight hops.

T - Sweet malts with pecans upfront followed by caramel and slightly bitter towards the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Light in abv, very drinkable. Overall very sweet and I almost felt like I was drinking a liquid pecan pie.

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

Light copper color in the glass with a thin head. Nose has some unexpected aromas that are somewhat funky-herbal, almost like a weird mushroom or something. Caramel flavors are present on the palate with that interesting herbal hop quality in the balance. Something atypical about this IPA but hard to pin down.

Photo of NYCWheatFanSC
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a slightly transparent (not hazy just dark) muddy brown, slight light tan head that recedes quickly. Lots of large, unevenly sized bubbles. Recedes to a collar.

S - Surprisingly floral dark fruits (raisins especially), almost like an old ale "light" - not that I've had much experience with english brown's.

T - Very strong dark fruit profile - much more fruitily robust than I expected but in a good way. Not much of a strong nut profile at all, the lack of any pecan is especially disappointing.

M - Very light and frothy.

D - Nice and sessionable, and a good intro to the style. I like the flavor profile, very similar to many other much heavier beers.

Photo of kels
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to billab914 for throwing in this extra:)

Pours a maple syrupy red-brown. It's pretty clear and brilliant with no visible carbonation. The short, fizzy tan head fades immediately to nothing, leaving no lacing.

Not a whole lot to speak of in the smell. There's a light, toasty, nutty sweetness that ends right about there.

Light toasted nuts, crispy grains, syrupy caramel malts. Only a hint of apple hoppiness after the drink. Sryupy, sticky feel and would be viscous is not for being somewhat flat.

Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle pours a clear, medium brown body with a small khaki head. Good retention and some patchy lacing.

Aroma is subtle. A hint of toffee and some spicy and floral hops.

Light medium body has an appropriate moderate carbonation.

Taste is malt driven. A hint of milk chocolate, faint nuttiness, and just enough spicy hop bitterness to balance. The pecans impart a candied nut flavor that works very well.

A very nice brown ale that drinks easily and quickly. The pecan adds a unique touch.

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

12oz bottle

A- pours a dark amber color. 1 finger of cream colored head. very little lacing and head retention.

S- smells of sweet caramel and roasted nuts

T- the pecans give the caramel malts a unique flavor but don't really give it the nutiness I've tasted in other Nut brown ales. a little bready flavor and bitterness come out toward the finish but neither flavors overtake the caramel sweetness. which is the real center of the beer.

M/D- light/medium body with ample carbonation for the style. the carb. makes it especially crisp for a brown ale. the low ABV and subtle flavors make this an excellent session brew. very easy drinking.

Photo of willmc
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very nice dark amber, with a almost tan head not quit one finger thick, and it fizzels out quickly, barley any lacing around the a standard pint glass.
aromas of sweet carmel at first, which surprised me i was expecting more pecan. i also could pick up on the malt and some fruitness to it.
tastes up front has some sweetness to it, more of a malt or carmel, and some roasted nutty flavor. i really could not pick up on the pecans, but hey maybe i need another. cheers.

Photo of billab914
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark amber slightly red color wit ha one finger off-white head.

Aroma is crisp and malty with some sweetness and bready notes. Taste is sweet up front with malt and brown sugar but the pecan flavor comes through a lot in the finish. The pecan flavor is very nicely done, not overpowering and a nice addition to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, this was an easy drinking and delicious beer. The pecan flavor was unlike anything I ever tasted in a beer and it was very flavorful but not overpowering.

Photo of woosterbill
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Mad Elf tulip.

A: Pours a clear reddish-brown body underneath a 3/4" head of off-white foam. Average retention and thick lacing. Good looking brown ale.

S: Straightforward toasty, biscuity, sweet malt. Not much else.

T: Starts out with the same run-of-the-mill maltiness as the nose, but finishes with a very nice, sweet, nutty, smooth wave of flavor. Really delivers on the promise of the name. Quite nice.

M: A little short on body, but balanced out with a healthy dose of smooth, mouth-filling carbonation.

D: A little on the sweet side to make me want to have a bunch, but definitely a highly drinkable dose of delectable malt.

Notes: The only beer I've had from Mississippi, this is exactly what comes to mind when I think of a beer from the deep south - smooth, simple, and flavorful.


Photo of ktrillionaire
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A – Beautiful umber hue with thick tan-yellow head. Impressive looking.

S – Sweet maple and pecan with a little malt and a little bread. I detect a note of circus peanuts, the candy.

T – Like a pecan praline. Nice piney hop finish.

M – Smooth, no complaints, but it doesn’t enhance the flavor.

D – I would drink quite a few of these, given the opportunity.

Photo of beerwolf77
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one. Poured into my pint glass the beer is an amber rusty red. The beige head is at least two fingers high and leaves hardly a trace of lace.

The aroma is a very nice mix of honey roasted pecans, sweet malt, glazed donuts and a hint of hops.

The flavor is very similar to the nose. Roasted pecans, sweet malt, maple syrup, and light citrusy hop bite.

Medium to light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very easy drinking beer. I think I took three or four gulps and it was gone. I wish I could get this beer by the case load. Great session beer.

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

Thanks to deconbluez for this bottle
Appears a clear reddish brown with a light tan head that falls to a skim/ring. Mild lacing.
The aroma is subdued but pleasant. Malty, nutty and fruity.
The taste is nutty, fruity, malty. Fairly rich. Quite sweet in the middle then nice mild hop aftertaste.
Light/medium in body. A little slick. Active carbonation.
This was a tasty brown ale. Easily drinkable and pleasant.

Photo of nickd717
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle via trade thanks to PALMEJ1. Was a good surprise to see this in there as an extra.

Pours a clear medium amber-brown color with a nice off-white head.

Aroma is malty and nutty with caramel, pecans, and maple syrup.

Flavor is similarly malty and nutty. Starts off with some good caramel malt and maple syrup, then finishes with a sweet candied pecan flavor.

Medium body with average carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall this is a nicely done beer, and my first from the state of Mississippi.

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.