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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,164 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 68
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of DrinkSlurm


3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Pours a brownish amber with no head or lacing. It does not look like a brown at all. Smells of macro style malts...nothing amazing here.
Taste I gave just above average because of its uniqueness...it tastes of that macro style malt we all love :) but I do taste the pecans. Well, its closer to roasted peanuts to me. Either way, its different and +1 on that. Overall, drinkable but no award winning brew for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 22:43:50 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of oliverwren


4/5  rDev +11.1%

04-24-2012 14:14:23 | More by oliverwren
Photo of mkbarron2131


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-23-2012 00:18:54 | More by mkbarron2131
Photo of kylehay2004


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a deep clear amber body. Some lacing.

S: Nutty of course but well done with sweet malts and a light burnt toast note.

T: Very sweet caramel malt flavor. Nice notes including nuts, cola, burnt toast, earthy and mild brown sugar.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and refreshing. The nuttiness is appreciable and a nice difference maker for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 23:24:11 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of mullincs


2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Had a nice amber color; light enough to let some light through, with a decent head. Unfortunately, the head dissipated a little too quickly for my liking, lasting for only about a minute.

Smell - Pleasant smell full of nuttiness and something like a little caramel.

Taste - Began with a good taste for a brown ale, with a good balance of malts and hops. Unfortunately, mine had a slightly metallic taste at the end.

Mouthfeel - Very light, watery feel for a brown ale; I expected something with a little more depth. However, it was certainly smooth to drink with a good amount of carbonation tossed in.

Overall - Not a bad brown ale, but I've certainly had better. I might give it another shot soon and hope that I just grabbed a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:06:59 | More by mullincs
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2012 20:31:24 | More by Shango42
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-10-2012 23:28:45 | More by mshanecrowe
Photo of southdeltan


4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

04-09-2012 22:37:02 | More by southdeltan
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New York

5/5  rDev +38.9%

04-07-2012 12:39:11 | More by rev_jimmy
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-07-2012 04:24:49 | More by mlhenson
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2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass

Pours a pretty light color for being a Brown Ale. It's coppery/amber, but on the light side of that shade so much that it is nearly orange. The body is clear enough to see the carbonation lazily stream up, forming a 1.25 finger head. Not much lacing to speak of, but I'm sure that's the fault of the glassware's level of cleanliness and not the beer itself.

I've gotta' hand it to Lazy Magnolia here -- this beer definitely has a nutty aroma. Perhaps not so much pecans as just a jar full of mixed nuts. But there's nut flesh (*snicker*) and nut skin (*snicker*) abound in this beer's smell. Some metallic hops stick out, along with a slightly-appley malt aroma reminiscent of some amber lagers (which is not exactly style appropriate).

This beer is like some nuts in your face (*snicker*). Plenty of nutty flavor that doesn't really fade away. There isn't much depthness or richness to the malt profile here: it's more like an amber ale than anything, just without the toastiness and breadcrusts flavors. It's... pretty innocuous. "Meh," really. The beer finishes with a sort of peanut brittle flavor, but not as caramelly. There's nothing to get excited over here.

The mouthfeel is fairly medium-bodied. It thickens up pretty good if you swish it around your mouth. Very sweet; no dryness here. Overall, this brown ale is pretty meh to me, despite its fairly unique quantity of nut flavor. A true "nut brown ale," but lacking in depth and character in spite of its innovations.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:35:48 | More by Reaper16
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-05-2012 12:00:54 | More by Yabev15
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3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Ruby, thin white head has little retention and lacing.

S/T - Almond, cashew sweet malts, slight pine hop character with a slight bitterness, but staying mostly sweet.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

O - Yeah, its nutty. Mostly average across the board.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:57:45 | More by garuda
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

04-03-2012 02:59:22 | More by jmbraxton
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to injuredreserve for this trade! Poured into a Jackie O's snifter...

A: This one is a dark copper red with about a half finger of cream head. Head quickly settles to a quarter finger. Spotty lacing. Nothing really stands out, good or bad.

S: Hmm...like the appearance, nothing stands out. Some mild malt, lots of nuttiness (sweet smell of pecan is unmistakeable, though perhaps the power of suggestion is governing here), and faint traces of sweet citrus. Meh.

T: The pecans are all over this, along with some light bready malt and some light citrus hop. Not offensive, but not memorable.

M: Really watery and thin. No trace of booze, but not much in the way of flavor. It's lightly bodied and medium carbonation. Quite bland.

O: This is totally forgettable. I do get the pecans on the nose and the taste, but it is mild at best. Almost zero malt or hop presence to back the brew up. Super light drinking and not at all offensive for a warm summer's day. But an English Brown is an English Brown, and I expect more on the malt front, even if we want to keep it at 4.5% ABV. Disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:23:46 | More by siege06nd
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-31-2012 22:06:48 | More by ElishaD
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2012 13:34:52 | More by scubahood
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-29-2012 00:33:22 | More by ParraPalliative
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-28-2012 23:38:09 | More by ucsbmullet
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I friend bought this for me at Graceland.

I drank this one out of the bottle on a hot Memphis day. I was Elvised out so this was a welcomed beer.

Tastes a nicely rounded roasted malt with a buttery smooth pecan flavor. The pecans are not overpowering but very nice.

The hops are not noticeable and the malts and pecans really shine.

An overall very tasty little beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:37:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown with a thin whispy off white head.

Smell is slightly nutty and brown sugar.

Nutty flavor with a mild sweetness. I also pick up pumpernickle bread.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with decent carbonation.

Overall, a decent brown ale. I like the mild sweetness addition to the nuttiness.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 02:35:06 | More by Vonerichs
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a fairly light, clear ruddy brown color. It poured with a fairly large tan head.

s: Very nice maly nuttiness with hints of vanilla and coffee.

t: This is on the sweet side, but so are pecans so that works very well for me. I tasted a little vanilla and roasty malts with plenty of pecan power.

m: Maybe a little thin, but probablt appropriate for a small beer.

o: Loved it, very glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 19:52:32 | More by DIM
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-21-2012 17:36:37 | More by Johnfitts
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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Fizzy half-inch, off-white head that recedes into a collar within a minute. Color is a dark, dull reddish brown. No lacing.

S- It does in fact smell nutty. More malts, less hops.

T- Cola, cinnamon, then finishes with the aforementioned nuttiness. A nice malty, English-style bevy. No off-flavors.

M- Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel. Carbonation adds a certain creaminess.

D/O- Very drinkable, so bonus points here for that. Enjoyed! The only thing I can see improving is it's appearance...a sustained head would do wonders. Thanks for the extra sommersb!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:40:25 | More by Duff27
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-18-2012 18:55:06 | More by harrylee773
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.