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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,155 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,155
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 66
Gots: 82 | 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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mlhenson

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

04-07-2012 04:24:49 | More by mlhenson
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Reaper16

Alabama

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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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

04-05-2012 12:00:54 | More by Yabev15
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garuda

Pennsylvania

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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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -44.4%

04-03-2012 02:59:22 | More by jmbraxton
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siege06nd

Virginia

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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ElishaD


4.5/5  rDev +25%

03-31-2012 22:06:48 | More by ElishaD
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scubahood

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-30-2012 13:34:52 | More by scubahood
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ParraPalliative


3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-29-2012 00:33:22 | More by ParraPalliative
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-28-2012 23:38:09 | More by ucsbmullet
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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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Vonerichs

Illinois

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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DIM

Pennsylvania

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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Johnfitts


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-21-2012 17:36:37 | More by Johnfitts
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Duff27

Illinois

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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harrylee773

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-18-2012 18:55:06 | More by harrylee773
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cadizkyguy

Kentucky

2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a six pack a while back, i know it was because House of Brews in Clarksville, TN, was still open when i bought it... Anyway, had a couple of them fresh and it had a harsh aftertaste, like the beer was made with pecan shells and not the pecans themselves...

Now a few months later, probably closer to eight months, here i try again.

Poured my last two bottles into an oversized hefeweizen glass... Some frothiness.. that dissipates rather quickly. a nice golden brown hue..

Smell, well, it smells like a brown ale, not sure the difference between an American brown and an English brown, but it smells ok, rather nutty, which I'd say is right in line with the ingredients.

Taste, I'm still getting the bitter aftertaste. Not all that appealing. Like drinking medicine.
Maybe they goofed here and made this batch with pecan shells.. Just saying...

Mouthfeel. Like a mouthful of mouthwash. Again, not all that appealing.

Overall. Not a big fan of this beer, which has its fans. Both fresh and dated, this beer did not do it for me. I might try Lazy Magnolia's other brews but i'll do a pick six next time. This beer is a rare drain pour. Just can't stomach the rest.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 07:00:04 | More by cadizkyguy
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

03-17-2012 19:46:08 | More by alalvarez75
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FosterJM

California

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1148th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Purchased at Total Wine Tampa for $1.99

App- Rich amber red with brown highlights. Fairly dense and creamy vs clear. A nice one finger head creme in color. Falls to a pond layer pancake head with good cling.

Smell- A nice brown ale with a lot of cream, nuts and roast behind it. A lot of pecan. Well integrated and smooth.

Taste- So this was new. Malty, nutty, spicy(nutmeg, allspice) and a bit creamy. I cant describe it but this is very english. Very tasty.

Mouth- A nice medium body with a medium carbonation. Fairly pecan and sugary on the finish.

Drink- It was good but I wanted to like it more. Just didnt wow me even though had good flavor and well layered.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 23:23:36 | More by FosterJM
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-14-2012 03:13:27 | More by doucmehu
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light brown, letting in lots of light, moderate cap of faintly off-white froth, little lacing. Scent leads with sweet brown sugar, honey and roasted and toasted nuts and grain. Taste follows suit but quite mild, sweet and nutty. Lighter side of medium bodied, thin and almost watery. The combination of weak flavor and light body didnt provide enough enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 17:18:54 | More by rfgetz
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MasterSki

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to dschuster03 for tossing me one of these. Served in an Alchemist pint glass. Best before February 12th, 2012.

A - Quick-dissolving two fingers of foam settle to a thin cap and a few stray spots of lace. Transparent amber body with a few slow-moving bubbles.

S - Nutty, but with a fruity and slightly sharp English yeast character. Slight astringency. Some faint bread and biscuit flavors in the periphery.

T - Taste is better, with some solid milk chocolate and toasted nut flavors. Finish is pecans, which I suppose makes sense. Seems more successful here in matching the printed descriptions.

M - Chewy texture with a lingering finish. Medium-light body, with moderate prickly carbonation, and a dry nutty feel to it. No alcohol, but seems like a bigger beer than 4.39%.

D - Easy to drink, but ultimately pretty average. That this beer is #26 on the top beers from the 'South' says more about how bad the beer culture is down there than it does about the merits of this brew. Passable if you're desperate for a MS tick.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 06:07:51 | More by MasterSki
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LouDogg114

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-11-2012 05:20:02 | More by LouDogg114
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

03-09-2012 20:00:24 | More by OldTime
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mugsy62388

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-08-2012 17:54:04 | More by mugsy62388
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,155 ratings.