Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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3.64
pDev:
25.27%
 
 
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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by Todd on 03-26-2005

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Photo of JoLight
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Lots of bubbles on the glass, with a thin and creamy, frothy khaki head. Mahogany, filtered body. Some light lacing.

Aroma: Smells of toasty, bready malt. Some general sweetness is detected, as well as a pecan nuttiness.

Taste: raw pecans, toasted malt, and an almost non-existent hop presence in the last of the middle and
the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: medium and carbonated.

Finish: mostly dry, and refreshing.

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Photo of LaneMeyer
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a medium/reddish brown, very little head.

Smells of candied nuts and burnt brown sugar dominate.

Tastes kind of like a Newcastle with some sugary pecan notes to it. Bitter and astringent tastes linger.

Very thin and watery mouth feel

Overall not impressed. Leaves something to be desired.. like a better brown ale...

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Photo of thehoppylady
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious nuttiness 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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a porter glass.

This beer looks pretty nice in the glass. Foamy khaki-colored head and a light-to-medium brown body that is light enough to display its clarity. 4.25

The nose is mostly floral yeast and sweet malt. Seems like there's a roasted nut scent in there too. Nothing too remarkable about this nose. 3

Pleasantly sweet with malt flavors, some caramel and some nuttiness. A bit of yeast floral flavor creeps in but it's not overbearing. It reminds me of beers I drank in my college days but a bit sweeter. The finish lingers with pecan flavor. 3.25

Light-bodied and easy-drinking. Lighter than medium carbonation, medium sweetness, and a noticeable yeast presence. Not bad at all in this department really. 3.5

Not a bad intro beer, BBQ beer or beer for when you wanna just drink and not overanalyze a beer.

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Photo of CEGentry007
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal English brown ale. Perfect amount of pecan with out being overwhelming. Nutty malt aftertaste but kept me coming back for more. One of my favorite brown ales that I've had by far.

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Photo of 1Bonehed
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 25oz Mug down side of mug progressing to a center pour

LOOK: Dark Mahogany with slightly Amber appearance where light passes through, but primarily a dark woody color. Very little head but had a medium tan color & thick appearance which dissipates very quickly yet leaves lots a lacing.

SMELL: Malty smell to it, with a somewhat bitter nutty & woody aroma lingering in the background. A pleasant smelling beer.

TASTE: The taste closely resembled the smell. Nice malty flavor with light nutty & hoppy bitterness on the back side. Slight sweetness resembling caramel which quickly dissipates & gives way to the hops & more of the bitter aspects of pecan shells so than the nutty meat of a pecan. The flavors blended well together for a pleasant drinkable beer. Nothing over powering, but well rounded.

FEEL: Relatively thin mouth feel. Upon look & smell, I expected a heavier beer with more body. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy it, simply that the flavor profiles kinda misled my expectations of how it would feel. It was pleasantly refreshing & light for the look, flavor & smell profiles it portrays.

OVERALL: I'm glad I gave it a try. Got nothing bad to say about this beer, i enjoyed it's unique taste as a pecan flavored beer. I can't tell you that this will ever be my "Go To" beer, but it's definitely a very drinkable beer that will likely leave you satisfied. I enjoyed the beer & would not object to drinking another if the opportunity were to arise.

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Photo of DrMindbender
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too light for a brown, next to no nose, the pecans are barely noticeable, very thin and a little overcarbed...overall uneventful. Never trusting the bottle shop guy that recommended this to me again!

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful chestnut color. Aroma is of sweet malt, and a touch of nuttiness. Taste is sweet malt, nuttiness, and a bit of floral undertones on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a somewhat spritzy carbonation. Overall a nice, light, and slightly sweet/nutty brown ale. Definitely a beer one could session.

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a beautiful ruby/amber. The smell has strong toasted nut aroma, and after an initial shockwave on the tongue it mellows out and balances very nicely. Ales are not typically my favorite, but this beer is unique and great for what it is. The toasted nut flavor on the aftertaste is quite pleasant.

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Photo of jribeiro025
3.97/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is underrated. Not a lot of head, but it has a deep mahogany color. You can smell the pecan and it has a subtle nutty taste. I'm a fan!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color with good clarity. The head is a finger high and off-white in shade. It doesn't have a soft texture or good retention, looking a bit rough in the glass. Almost no lacing is left behind, either. (3.5)

Smell: Light, as expected. But I do pick up pecans, in a slightly roasted fashion to boot. Hints of butterscotch, toffee, and cream round it out. It also seems slightly sweet. Hardly exciting, but it does what it sets out to do. (3.25)

Taste: A slight malty touch open things up - caramel and toffee, mainly. It slowly develops mild pecan flavors, along with a sugary flavor. Slight diacetyl appears throughout. It is what it is, and that's not a bad thing. The best part? I like how the pecans don't taste remotely artificial. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: The body thickness is decent for 4.5%. Not bone-dry, but at least it doesn't leave a chemical film like some nut-laden beers tend to be (hi, Sweet Baby Jesus!) Like many low ABV brews, carbonation is fairly aggressive. (3.5)

Overall: Nothing particularly special - it is, however, a nice everyday drinker that shows off the pecan subtly yet effectively. This is a great beer to lure BMC drinkers in with; hell, I'd even consider buying it again. (3.25)

3.29/5: Not a world beater, but very approachable and easy to drink

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Photo of SGerry
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

There's nothing bad about this ale, but it doesn't have anything that will make me come back for more. There's almost no pecan taste to it, the main reason anyone would initially try it. I can barely smell any pecan aroma either. The few things that I did like is it doesn't linger, there's almost no bitterness, and it's got a good color. I'd take Newcastle over this any day.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours clear light brown with no head. Aromas of malt. Nut certainly comes through on the flavor, with smooth sweet malt. Pretty tasty, but could have been due to the setting - at the source.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a good beer bottle poured in a wide mouth goblet about 45 degrees
L: water down coke 1 1/4 head dissipates quick leaves no lacing
S: Buttery pecan with sugar on top
T: Buttery pecan pie kinda
F: Liike a lite syrup that coats your mouth
O: I believe you should give it a try very smooth wish I had another

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Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light amber brown in color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Mild lace develops.

Smell: a soft roasted nuttiness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild nuttiness, some brown sugar, and a bit of breadiness arrives late. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a pleasant easy drinking nutty brown ale that has a nice balanced flavor.

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Photo of rholeyiii
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It was almost like pecan pie, but could have used a tad bit more malt.
Seems pretty underappreciated on here, though I did have it on tap in Mississippi

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Photo of Jeffreysan
2.74/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, reddish-amber color, speckled with some reddish high-lights and a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department, either that or I’m stuffed up. I do get some very faint notes of toasted malt and some brown sugar, but that’s about it.

Taste: Interesting flavors. Some toasted malt up front, followed by some nuttiness and brown sugar-like sweetness. A little weak, though as all these flavors are pretty subtle, with no one flavor taking a lead. Unfortunately, I’m not getting any pronounced pecan flavors, just a little nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty smooth as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 45.%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty decent brown ale, possessing good, if subtle, flavors of nuttiness, malt and sweetness, all nicely balanced, but not pronounced. It was certainly worth a try, and I’d certainly drink it again if offered, but I won’t be picking it up again on my own.

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Photo of Cyrion
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonick pint. Consumed seven weeks after bottling.

Appearance: A coppery bronze, with a 2" head.

Aroma: Somewhat malty, somewhat sweet.

Taste: Classic brown ale flavors. Not much pecan flavor, if any.

Mouthfeel: Typical for a brown.

Overall: Not a bad beer. No bitterness. But there's just not enough nutty flavor to market this as a pecan-ish beer.

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Photo of ZBowden
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear copper with small white head, smells of pecan, malt caramel and yeast, tastes nutty with the same maltiness and slight hops, average mouthfeel.

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a nice dark brown with rapidly vanishing white head. Lacing remains on sides of glass.

Smell - Grass, pecan, caramel, malt, pecan pie

Taste - Nice brown ale taste up front with the pecan on the finish. Finishes very dry, hardly any aftertaste. Wish there was more here.

Feel - Very light and carbonated. Definitely a sessionable beer, especially with the low ABV levels.

Overall - Below what I had hoped for, but not bad at all. I probably wouldn't spend my hard earned money on this, but would gladly drink one anytime.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A rusted cherry copper colored body holds a cream colored head. Little or no lacing, but it always depends on the glass.

Aroma: Roasted nuts, clean wood, malts, faint caramel sweetness.

Taste: Very malty sweet and nutty -- lots of caramel as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Very drinkable, very nutty, sweet, but not too sweet. Really like this.

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Photo of Bezy901
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

This is a beer great for people who love beer and even those who don't. Sweet but not syrupy and it's a surprisingly easy to drink beer. Perfect to have when firing up the grill in the summer.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a soapy, tan head. Soft, nutty aroma with sweet, toasted malt notes. Translucent burnt sienna/copper color. Starts with a slight sweetness, floral hops, and lightly toasted malt. Malt wells up with a biscuit flavor with more lightly toasted malt, then a robust flavor of pecans. Finish is toasted malt and pecans.

Oh, this is excellent. The lightly toasted malt pairs perfectly against the pecans, and they meld into one another very gracefully. A nice complexity of flavors, and nothing is overbearing or overshadowed; excellent craftsmanship. Color me impressed (and I'm not a big fan of Brown Ales).

Though, as I keep drinking this, the sweetness becomes a bit over-pronounced. It's like a cumulative sweetness; it lingers in my mouth and every sip becomes a touch sweeter. That's disappointing. In a smaller quantity, this was excellent. My guess is the low hopping means there's nothing to counteract the sweetness of the malt.

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Photo of gopens44
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Had high hopes for this but began the let down spiral on pour. Not much head at all, even with a fairly aggressive pour. No lacing to speak of either. Nose was nearly nonexistent, save for a whiff of toasted malts but not much a whiff at that. Taste was at best, boring. Nothing pecan or intriguing about this at all. Even that which made it a brown ale was not really good. Body was thin. Just not something that I enjoyed, obviously....

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, bready. Taste is of pecans, malts, mild sweetness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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82 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.