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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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538 Reviews

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Reviews: 538
Hads: 1,590
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 25.27%
Wants: 83
Gots: 299 | 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.

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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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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
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

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Photo of MarkWalker6
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

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Photo of everythingiszen
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

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Photo of REGreenBTRB
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
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!

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Photo of smcolw
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of uvachief
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

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Photo of Roxie_B
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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.

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Photo of kfawku123
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.