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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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82
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1,025 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1025
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%


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

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-26-2005)
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P: Crystal clear brown copper body with a creamy taupe head that fizzles to a nice creamy layer.

S: Aroma is similar to candied roasted pecans with earthy aromatic hops to balance out the sweetness. Very balanced and clean nose.

T/M: Roasted pecans, bitter toffee apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, aromatic hops with syrup and coffee lurking in the background. Faint smoke in the mix. Medium body with crisp carbonation.

O: A fantastically balanced brown ale. There is nothing overpowering or understated it all works together. I've been waiting to try a Lazy Magnolia offering and I'm impressed. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 22:03:50 | More by Hopswagger
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mcellis

Georgia

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. Not excellent, but good.

Pros: Yummy smell of caramel and toast with a beautiful copper reddish-brown color and good flavor - noting caramel and stone fruit (apricot maybe?). Some nuttiness as advertised, but I'll discuss that further in the cons. Okay carbonation.

Cons: Almost no head whatsoever. The 1/4" head I had fizzled out in less time than it took to pour the beer into a glass. While it did have some nuttiness as I mentioned, I only tasted pecan until after it had warmed up in the glass. Even then, it was more of an after-taste at best. Definitely not as strong as I would expect from a beer that pushes the pecan flavor so strongly as a selling point.

Overall: It was good and paired well with salty tortilla chips. It's a good casual snack beer, but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 00:12:33 | More by mcellis
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.91/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap ar Closed for Business.

Appearance - Clear deep copper. No head. Just a few wisps and a thin collar.

Smell - Also not much of an aroma. Slight nuttiness. Otherwise I think I smell the dish soap used to clean the glass more than the beer.

Taste - Vast improvement. Much more nutty with a hint of caramel. Some vanilla. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Minimal bitterness. Like none, really.

Overall - Nutty flavors are the highlight. So much that it's the only flavor, really.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2013 18:45:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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shanny1981

Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark amber color with a thin head (dissipates in a matter of seconds), with a smell of wheat barley (minimal to no pecan smell). Flavor reminded me a lot of Sam Adams Boston Lager with a hint of nuttiness (but barely). I wouldn't exactly call this an ale because it tasted so much like a lager. An overall good and safe beer to have. However, I was expecting more than safe, but rather an unusual hint of pecan since I haven't had pecan-brewed beer before. Tasted like many other good lagers (not ales) I've had before.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 00:26:33 | More by shanny1981
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was a nice dark amber. The beer poured a small head that was gone pretty fast. The beer did have killer lacing though. A nice caramel smell oozed from the tumbler and when I took that first hit I was pleasantly surprised. Nice sweet hit but not overbearing, sorta like a handful of kracker jacks. I reall did not get much of a pecan taste, but that might be a good thing. I liked this one and would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 15:50:22 | More by Minkybut
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer is rust colored with amber highlights. It is topped with two inches of creamy beige head.

S - I get earthy, nutty aromas as well as some cocoa.

T - I get toast, toffee, nuts, and cocoa.

M - Moderate and creamy

O - This is a damn tasty nut brown ale. I'd put it right up there with Sam Smith's.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 21:17:09 | More by buschbeer
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a much lighter color than I expected. It's a light brown, basically a deep orange. There is a decent looking tan head on top. The smell of the beer is roasted and has a subtle nuttiness. The taste of the beer is malty, very gentle bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, lighter bodied and drinkable. Overall not a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 01:38:16 | More by Knapp85
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leokbelo

Florida

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark cherry, reddish amber into a pint glass. 1 inch head fades quickly into a lacing that lingers.
Very sweet on the nose, caramel and pecans.
Smooth palate, with some caramel malts, medium hop bitterness and some butterscotch.
Very drinkable beer, very pleasant.
Would recommend for fans of the style!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:41:40 | More by leokbelo
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear, medium brown color with a fizzy, beige head. Not really getting much for pecans in the aroma, just a mild scent of malts. The taste is mellow and slightly sweet. Not at all complex, this is a simple nut brown ale. Actually, if it wasn’t for the label I would have never guess there were pecans in the beer. It finishes very smooth and clean!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:10:34 | More by Lemke10
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, had before on tap once in Florida. Thank You to shan8454 for the trades!

Appearance: Good lighter brown color with a very thin off white head, no lacing.

Smell: Malts, Nutty, and pecans. Some hops in the background.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to light bodied. Taste of malts, some grassy notes, but overall a good amout of pecans and some hops, well balanced.

Overall: On of my southern favorites! Very happy to have gotten this on a trade to enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 22:41:09 | More by Cavanaghty
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours clear dark amber/light caramel with mimimal off-white head. nose is filled w. sweet caramel, vanilla, banana, clove, malts. it smells a bit too sweet for me. it ain't christmas afterall. surprised by the taste which is better than i would have expected: minimal bitterness, clean, crisp on the front which fades to caramel malts. fortunately all of that aroma isn't indicative of the taste. usually the English style is a bit too bitter & harsh for me, but this is very drinkable. carbonation & mouthfeel are on the mark.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:20:05 | More by craft_shannie
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bditty187

Nebraska

2.33/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber-chestnut in hue; soapy beige head, small and the froth doesn’t last long. Good looking beer, the brightness of the color is attractive. It is unfortunate the head retention was poor. As I consumed no lace appeared.

Sweet, spent grain-like nose… kind of “wort-y” like; almost like Malta Goya and while I get a nice brown sugar/molasses nuttiness there is a disconcerting incompleteness to the aroma. No sense of hops. I am expecting this to be a very sweet beer.

The palate is not as sweet as I was expecting. Malty upfront, in the middle it turns unpleasantly metallic before ending with a nutty, buttery finish. The buttery characteristic doesn’t come across as diaceytl. No depth. No hop character. A really bland, simple and unpleasant tasting beer… it is a dud.

Medium-light in body, low carbonation but appropriate mouthfeel overall.

Not really what I was expecting in this beer and regardless it isn’t very good. I have no need to finish my bottle. Regardless of what I think about this beer I am very thankful to finally try it. Thanks Mindy for the bottle. I’ve now tried and reviewed a beer from Mississippi. 49 states sampled… I need to try a beer from North Dakota.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 18:22:48 | More by bditty187
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silverking

Florida

3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- Hazy crimson/brown with some small suspended shunks. It has a tan head with decent retention. Lacing is very nice.

S- Malty, with a nutty earthiness.

T- The pecan shines in the taste. It's not as sweet as I was expecting, it's actually a little tart. The finish shows the same nutty earthiness as the aroma. There is a very slight bitterness throughout.

M- Light. Carbonation is moderate, but gentle.

O- Not much going on in the beer. The pecan flavor is nice, but thats about it.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 20:04:07 | More by silverking
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metter98

New York

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Vineyard 55, Bluffton, SC

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of sweet nutty malts and caramel in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has sweet flavors of toasted nuts-pecans start to stand out as the beer warms up. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink nut brown ale with a nice little twist of pecans. It might have been nicer if it wasn't as sweet and had more nutty flavors. This might be a better dessert type beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:02:21 | More by metter98
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riored4v

Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a tulip. Very thin, off-white head that faded quick. Clear, dark copper colored body.

Aroma was pretty mellow. Small amounts of chocolate and roast and a light maltiness. Slightly floral/earthy on the hop aroma.

Flavor was a mildly malty body. Some fair amounts of chocolate and roast. Slightly nutty and bready. Mild sweetness. A bit floral and earthy hop flavors with a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium/light body with medium carb and a crisp finish.

Aroma and appearance weren't as good as the flavor and mouthfeel for me. Decent beer with some light flavors, but in the end, it was an easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 01:01:29 | More by riored4v
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- Nice amber color hues or red. Little to no head with slight lacing.

S- nutty, malt, caramel, with a faint hint of banana.

T- Good brown ale. The nutty caramel flavor really comes through.

M - Okay. Almost silky.

O- all around a good brown ale. Would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 01:40:32 | More by Thedrizzle
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kshizzle101

Washington

3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A - medium brown in color with a 2inch head which lingers awhile. very little lacing

S - not a lot going on here. some straw and malts, maybe a little dried fruit

T - fruits and nuts up front with smoother malts towards the end. however a slightly metallic after taste

M - Very light bodied, perhaps too much. a little watery.

Overall - nothing too special about this one. probably won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 01:43:25 | More by kshizzle101
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

possibly the first beer ive had from the state of mississippi. i wouldnt call it a brown ale either, maybe more of an english pale ale. it pours real light brown in color, but its more tan or bronze in color because of its radiance and the penetrating light. theres a nice slowly fading lace head on top. the nose is quite nutty, but also lighter on the malt roast than i expect in a brown ale. no yeast or hops to speak of at all, but i do smell what must be the pecans, and they are sweet and woody. the flavor is equally light, with the pecans really beign featured a lot more than the abita version (which is the only other pecan beer ive had). i like that this isnt spiced at all, just flavored with the nuts, which are tasted more on the back end of the trip. really light in body, id say too much so, but in the context of a steamy mississipps swamp or somethiing (sorry for the stereotype), i think its lightness would be a pro rather than a con, which it was in a denver january. smooth feel though, relaxed carbonation, and overall a beer and a brewery id really like to drink more of. who knew?

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 17:36:09 | More by StonedTrippin
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element75


3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one on tap at Lynch's Irish Pub while visiting Jacksonville.

A: Deep amber to brown with a light tan head that fades relatively quickly

S: Malty, maybe some caramel aromas coming through also

T: Nutty tones, especially pecan and almond, right away, very malty with little bitterness until the finish, goes down easy

M: light-to-medium bodied, medium carbonation

O: This was a very enjoyable beer to relax with on a warm Florida afternoon. I could have two or three of this beer without getting tired of it- it has just enough of a twist to make it different from your typical brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 16:25:37 | More by element75
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at Datz Deli, Tampa, FL

Brownish/dark amber pour, small off-white head sank to a ringlet, leaving just a few spots behind on the glass. Malty nose, toasty, bready, nutty. Simple but non-offensive. Taste was similar, bready malts hinting towards caramel, toasted nuttiness, light notes of yeast and fruit rinds. Body was about medium, kind of lagerish, not great, but pretty easily drinkable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 02:06:48 | More by Rifugium
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber, with a one inch head, a bit of lacing.

S: Pecans come through. Caramel toasty malts follow.

T: you get nuts up front, followed by toasted malts with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Very good.

M: Not a very strong body to this beer. A little weak for an English style ale.

Overall, I really liked this beer! Will definitely try again. Enjoyed the pecan taste/smell. Good beer.

Serving type: growler

12-24-2012 02:09:32 | More by Damian74Shensky
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claspada

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear dark amber color with a fluffy eggshell head that recedes slowly to leave an ample amount of lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with sweet brown bread and toasted/caramelied nuts. There is a huge fruitiness as well which could be yeast driven.

The tastes follow the nose with toasted brown bread with a light emerging nuttiness. Earthy hops are present way in the background with the sweet caramel maltiness and fruity yeast esters dominating the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is on the sweeter side for the style but has a fuller mouthfeel than expected for such a low ABV offering.

Overall this is very drinkable and fairly enjoyable overall. Not really as nut forward as I was hoping for or expecting in either the flavor or the aroma. The fruity English yeast aspects really came out here and elevated the candy sweet malt base almost too a fault.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 15:17:38 | More by claspada
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Best by 3/7/13.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and toasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly mild and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 07:38:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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swampski

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a pleasant surprise. The name says "pecan", and there definitely is a bit of a smell and lingering aftertaste of sweety pecan, although largely lost in the general taste of the beer itself. Overall, not a truly outstanding beer, but definitely one that has enough generally going for it to be sufficiently interesting, while not being disagreeable in any way.

It's generally a good quality nut type of ale that seems to be very balanced without being too nutty. I am the type of beer drinker that is fairly adventurous and likes to sample different tasting beer, even if I can't drink such beer over and over again because of the strong taste - i.e., the strong taste, while interesting, is just TOO strong (or with some aspect that is disagreeable) to do over and over again. However, this pecan ale doesn't have this problem at all. I could definitely see this as a session beer, and easily an interluding beer between such stronger beers. If I were somewhere and only this were available, I would not be discouraged in the least.

The reviewer donkeyrunner mentioned that this does not have the tea taste aspect that the typical nut brown ale has - and I concur 100%. Although I like tea by itself, for me, it doesn't mesh well with beer, and this beer does not have that problem.

I will say that if you are in more of canonical "beer mood" with its requisite hoppiness, this will definitely disappoint. However, if you are in - as the brewer's name says - a "lazy" mood, this is almost perfect.

The bottom line is that as since this beer is made very close to my home and thus easily obtainable at the local supermarket, it has gained a spot in my regular rotation - which is saying something as there are few beers that I think so highly of as to have that coveted recognition. I recommend folks in the LA-MS-AL region to try it.

Edit: While I have been reading others' reviews of this beer, I have been savoring the aftertaste from the one I had been drinking while reviewing. The aftertaste may be the best I've ever had in a beer. For that reason, I'm bumping up my rating ... and opening up another!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 03:55:43 | More by swampski
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter for reviewing purposes. Off-white head, low to moderate retention on a mahogany body. Looks almost like an amber more than a brown. Lacing is soapy and slides down the glass. Aroma includes caramel malts, some nuttiness I suppose, and a slight roast. Taste is caramel maltiness, slightly sweet, again with a slight nuttiness and roast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as expected after viewing the beer. Not jam packed with flavor but nothing off-putting and very agreeable to the average person.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 05:30:30 | More by KickbacksSteve
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.