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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

531 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 531
Hads: 1,553
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 83
Gots: 274 | 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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Reviews: 531 | Hads: 1,553
Photo of Cyrion
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of ZBowden
3.9/5  rDev +6%
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. (156 characters)

Photo of CIBoy10
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (399 characters)

Photo of Bezy901
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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. (192 characters)

Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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. (950 characters)

Photo of gopens44
2/5  rDev -45.7%

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.... (438 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (225 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/16/14 at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma weak malt
Head large (5 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing fair - partial rings and small islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor of malt, slightly sweet, possibly a hint of pecan; no hops, no alcohol, no diaceetyl
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.75 (409 characters)

Photo of MarkWalker6
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Dark Brown in appearance. A very small nose on this beer that has very few hops for scent. The flavor to me makes this beer special. You can really taste the pecans with a very nice malty flavor. Has some yeast and very little bitterness. Can almost taste a little buttery I think, which can be the oils from the pecans. Gives the beer a nice creaminess. Mouth feel is medium to light. One of the first beers from Mississippi I have ever had. Being from Mississippi, this is by far the most common local beers and very solid choice for any occasion. When I think of Mississippi, this is the beer I go to. (604 characters)

Photo of everythingiszen
4/5  rDev +8.7%

A friend brought these to have round the campfire. Had it out the bottle. Mild, smooth and pecan-y. Usually I'm bored by Browns, so this is a nice alternative. Would have again. (177 characters)

Photo of REGreenBTRB
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: 4 - A dark copper color with a thin head.

Smell: 3.25 - Some sweetness. It smells a lot like bread. Some sort of whole grain bread. Luck for this beer, I enjoy the smell of bread. It doesn't smell like pecan pie, not like I was expecting it to or anything...overall a pretty mild scent.

Taste: 3.75 - Nice! I wasn't really expecting any pecan flavor whatsoever, but I do! I really do! It's there! And quite nice I might add. The sweetness compliments the pecan flavor well, and I can taste some brown sugar as well. My hair isn't blown back or anything, but this has quite an enjoyable taste.

Feel: 3.75 - A little on the watery side, but I've certainly had worse. Like, there are some that are straight beer water. This one has a little more body than that. It's drinkable with some mild carbonation. For this style, this is about what I'd expect.

Overall: 3.68 - A decent beer, deserving of a C rating. There's a time and place for this beer, but I'd certainly have it again! (989 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Overly sweet aroma and taste. This beer is thinner than one would expect for the sugary content. Small head, but decent spots for lace. No notable hop, cloy aftertaste of white cane sugar. (191 characters)

Photo of uvachief
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Not sure what to say about this beer. Has little flavor. Do taste and smell pecans. Dark brown. No head. Light. Drinkable but nothing memorable. No hoppyness or bitterness. Thought it was bland and unfulfilling. Just there. No bad, not great either. (259 characters)

Photo of Roxie_B
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Serving: Bottle
Looks: Cola colored brown with amber highlights
Smell: Malt sweetness, biscuit yeast and pecans
Taste: Toffee and pecans with no perceptible hops. Malty and appropriate to style of an English Brown.
Mouthfeel: Light body but slightly gritty. (257 characters)

Photo of kfawku123
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%

This a smooth lighter tasting brown ale. Taste is mildly bitter with a nutty finish. Pleasant after taste lingers and you really pick up the pecan on the finish. Overall not a bad beer, but I wouldn't call it great either. (223 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a relatively clear deep copper color with an off-white head that peaks at about a finger's width. Sub-par retention leads to a mostly barren surface and a thin ring of suds around the edge. Nothing in terms of lacing.

Smell - Nutty aroma with some sugary sweetness. Hints of earth.

Taste - Light, but flavorful. Malty sweetness upfront with lesser notes of pecan. Pecan strengthens toward the finish, then a touch of earth in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough.

Overall - A solid all-around brew. The additions of pecan do well to add a distinct pecan flavor, so that's a plus. Overall it's a bit lighter than what I like in a brown, but as an English style it's to be expected. I'd likely buy it again if I ever saw it, but I'm not going out of my way or making a trade to get it again. (866 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz, bottled on 07/02/14
A 3 - copper with a thin beige head
S 3 - mild aroma of nut, caramel, toffee, brown malts, spicy earthy hops
T 3.25 - sweet with nutty pecans, caramel, toffee, toasted grain, faint chocolate, spicy, and earthy
M 3 - thinner body, moderate carbonation, finishes sweet with minimal bitterness
O 3 - cloyingly sweet at times. It's not bad, but nothing I would get again. (393 characters)

Photo of damndirtyape
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%

12oz bottle (bottled on 07/18/14) poured into a Libby globe porter glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber trending towards a mahogany color. Thin white ring at the edge. An occasional strand of lacing here and there.

Smell: Sweet – brown sugar, caramel, and it smells just barely of pecans. It smells a bit like a faint pecan pie, but maybe not as buttery. As it warms up there is a hint of clove, roasted dry pecans, and something leafy.

Taste: Sweet again, maybe a little too sweet. Brown sugar, caramel, but with some pecan nuttiness again, but it’s lost in the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation – not fizzy but higher than I’d like it to be. Gets a bit fizzier as it warms up. A bit watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Sounded like a very promising beer, but by the end I feel like it fell short. Like a pecan soda with alcohol in it. I don’t think I’ll have again. Not a bad beer, just not a good one, and I like pecans. Oh well. (979 characters)

Photo of Hurricane_Harry
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Definitely something unique, one of my first forays into specialty brews and a mainstay at my household.

The first thing I noticed about this beer is the deep color when poured. Very dark mahogany, clear with almost no head. A nice, deep, nutty smell with hints of caramel and vanilla.

Comes clear onto the tongue and hits the back of the mouth with a sweet, nutty flavor. It feels smooth and creamy as it rolls over the tongue.

Aftertaste gives a lingering taste of the roasted pecans with a light sweetness in the mouth.

Overall a very pleasant drinking experience. It is quite good for the price it's sold at in NOLA. I almost always have a bottle somewhere in the house since its such a nice beer to sit back and relax with. It has depth and complexity, but not to the extent where drinking it is a task to focus on. Cheers Lazy Magnolia, on a very solid solid beer. (875 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%

A: 4.0 - Dark walnut color with a slow-forming, but eventually dense, lasting head.
S: 3.75 - Pleasant malty aroma, slightly nutty. I can't pick out pecans per se. Light caramel.
T: 3.75 - Soft sweet malt, no black patent or roasted tastes to be found. Caramel with a hint of vanilla. Nuttiness is subtle but present, and is detectably pecan-y now.
M: 4.0 Creamy, soft mouthfeel.
O: 3.75 Nice brown ale, though not exciting.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.81 (483 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. My first Mississippi beer!

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam. A nice-looking brown ale.

Smell: sweet malt with vanilla, caramel and a light toastiness. The nuttiness of the pecans really comes through as well. Pretty good, I'd say, if a little sweet.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with toasted malt, caramel sweetness and plenty of nuttiness. An interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. I like it well enough.

Overall: there's no doubt about it, you have to like a nutty flavor to like this beer. But I think it's definitely worth a try. (752 characters)

Photo of ericclements
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good break from some standard beers. It has a sweet taste that makes it a very good dessert beer, or just a change of pace from some others. I'm typically a hoppy beer lover, but this one surprised me. I wouldn't make it a permanent fixture in my fridge, but it is a welcome visitor! (293 characters)

Photo of Chalet_High_Brewery
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice overall beer, but lack the advertised pecan taste. Very similar to other nut brown ales but was looking for the pecan to be a difference. I served this beverage at 38 degrees and that may have been a little to cold, so I will try it later this week at 42 degrees to see if the pecan flavor stands out. The low IBU's at 19 makes this beer good for a social setting because their is not bitter hops. (404 characters)

Photo of mjurney
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Amber-brown color, clear. Tons of carbonation rising. Thick creamy beige head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, brown sugar, a little leafy hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Toasted malts, brown bread, nutty, caramel. Mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry. Body is light-medium, very smooth, dry.

Overall:
It's a very good beer. (336 characters)

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.