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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,244 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,244
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 72
Gots: 110 | 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:
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

stinkydaddy, Jul 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

100200300, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

BlackBeerDown, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ahommell, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

cistercian12, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Southern1962, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a clean goblet and got the following

A. Light golden brown with tan foamy head

S. I can smell caramel toffee sugar and nuttiness.

T. Bright caramel flavor with nuts and sweet raisins with a nice nutty flavor

M. Light but bold and very appealing for another sip

I actually like this beer a lot and wish it wasn't 1500 miles between me and another one.

bourbonbock, Jun 29, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium reddish amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and faint orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy medium tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts with just a touch of caramel sweetness.

T: Light to moderate flavors of nutty and caramel malts with some lighter notes of toasted pecan that become more pronounced as the beer warms up. Minimal amounts of bitterness are present that lingers for a very short amount of time.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Pretty easy to drink and an enjoyable nut brown ale. I like the addition of the pecans as it is slightly different than the other nut brown ales I have tried - I could easily drink a couple of these in a session.

Thanks to metter98 and his parents for bringing this one back to NY for me.

dbrauneis, Jun 28, 2013
4/5  rDev +11.4%

STL-TINMAN, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kingmaker, Jun 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

FLBeerGuy, Jun 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

joebedford, Jun 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

TriskalJM, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

velcrogrip, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep dark crystal clear brown with a one finger head that fades to leave a thick creamy blanket. Considering the ABV, quite solid.

S - Ah, the aroma, not quite solid. No, average at best. Lots of malt sweetness, super super faint nuttiness, very slight metallic aroma.

T - Not getting any pecan notes, super malty, light caramel, brown sugar. Light tinny after taste.

M - Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O - Overall, yah, get no pecans here, and that metallic tinge to it. Not a fan.

rudzud, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

AMCPhD, Jun 14, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Deep copper/light brown in color with a head that dissipates rapidly.

S: Malty sweetness in the nose.

T: Very malty as is characteristic of this style. The "pecan" of the name is absent.

M: Relatively low carbonation. A sweet lingering flavor.

Notes: In general, I am turned off by the extras added to beers that are touted by their brewers, especially when the actual flavors suggested are completely absent or nearly so. Brewing is a craft. Nutty flavors are crafted in the brewing process, not added by throwing in a few handfuls of nuts (or bacon). Drop the shtick and brew the flavor!
On another note, this beer is not bad, but is not session-able for me because of its high malty sweetness.
Lastly, like some beers I have tasted before, there is a distinct metallic taste to this beer another mark against it.

kevinjosephlee, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kyle_carter, Jun 10, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

Hopswagger, Jun 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

msturek, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

bmurray10, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GTB, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

DeepSouthSipper, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Recless7, Jun 04, 2013
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.