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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
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1,211 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 70
Gots: 104 | 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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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2012 01:01:13 | More by ccozzi
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Zakk

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-02-2012 23:26:09 | More by Zakk
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -6.1%

12oz bottle into a Cuvee des Jacobins tulip. Best by 7.26.12

As an English Brown Ale, the color is a bit more reddish than expected. Head is fleeting and light khaki in color, and eventually disappears entirely. Soft toffee nose with hints of caramel and pecan nuttiness. A bit of green hops in the background as well to balance things out.

Flavor is crisp and juicy with English yeast esters and toffee/nutty maltiness. Still not getting much Pecan, per say, but for the style this is highly quaffable. Thin body, medium carbonation with fine bubbles. Southern Pecan is an easy drinker, but I don't get much Pecan...they should take a line from (512)'s Pecan Porter and crank that flavor up!

05-31-2012 02:54:51 | More by wagenvolks
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Bregg8188


4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-28-2012 00:43:16 | More by Bregg8188
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-26-2012 03:10:07 | More by ColSanders123
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2012 01:47:49 | More by brandon911
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-23-2012 00:19:03 | More by hockenbeer
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pebbs

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-21-2012 21:03:49 | More by pebbs
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2012 17:18:07 | More by Tnkemist
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stortore

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-19-2012 15:57:53 | More by stortore
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joecalderoni

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -7.5%

A: Pour this tanned nice brown color. A it hazy and not a very lasting head!

S: Super fruity/sweet almost masking completely the nutty aroma. A hint of caramel malts are on the back of the nose! Very little pecan aroma if none! slight diacetyl aroma

T:Big caramel taste as you would expect on a brown ale! Very sweet and low bitterness! Slight nutty taste probably not from the pecans!

M: Medium body beer, low carbonation.

O: An interesting beer but it doesn't live up for the name! I didn't get any pecan flavor or aroma just a common brown ale! Give it a try

05-18-2012 04:40:35 | More by joecalderoni
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PunkFloyd

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2012 04:07:06 | More by PunkFloyd
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Jadjunk

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%

I found a bottle of this in the back corner my review fridge and recall picking this up on a really good deal last winter for $5 a sixer. While the Indian Summer failed to meet my expectations, I think that the Southern Pecan will likely settle a bit better with me, for it is something unique and age is less likely to take away from the finished product. Date on bottle is 09 20 2011, which may be a production date.

Served in a Lazy Magnolia Pint glass at 47º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours out a very fizzy head of a light tan color that fades rapidly, leaving very little cover or lacing behind. Color is a dark amber-brown, mostly clear. Poor head quality detracts much from what the appearance could have been in this beer. 2

(Smell) Most prevalent in the aroma is an aroma of sweet honey and malt, followed through with a distinct nut character (likely pecans). Indicative of the style represented, this beer smells very sweet overall, and there is little trace of hops in the nose to balance it out, relying on the bitter nut of raw pecans as the only bittering source. While it isn't a complex aroma, it is appealing should you be in the mood for a sweet brown. 3.5

(Taste) There's a very prevalent sweet caramel malt, maple and honey flavor in the beginning, followed through with a more balanced raw nut character in the finish. I can certainly taste the pecans in the beer, although they are not the dominant flavors in this beer, taking a back seat to the sweet side of things. Overall it is an enjoyable beer to taste, highly drinkable and sessionable. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is largely smooth with a bit of carbonation air on the tongue. Body is a light/medium, a notch too low for me personally, and alcohol presence is very low. Mouthfeel is quite good as it is, although I do think that it could benefit from either having a more creamy or more peppy texture, it passes. 4

(Overall) I didn't find this beer "too" sweet for my personal tastes although I think that some may find that it plays too prevalent a role in this beer, masking any "pecan" character. I was happy to note that pecans managed to still be a star in their own merit, and contribute positively to this beer. In all, this beer is certainly worthy for a try and is one of the most rewarding that I have tried in Lazy Magnolia's lineup. I would suggest that this warrants a try from just about every craft beer drinker that is looking for a twist on the average Brown Ale style. 3.5

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company's
Southern Pecan Brown Ale
3.48/5.00

05-14-2012 03:19:16 | More by Jadjunk
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan has a thick, creamy, beige head and a somewhat hazy copper appearance, with a pretty good amount of lacing and little brown and gray flecks floating about. The aroma is of brown bread, sweetness, caramel, and some sourness. Maybe, there is a bit of pecan shell smell, but that’s a stretch. Taste is of brown bread, caramel, molasses, syrup, sugar, sourness, some light bitterness, and water. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan finishes wet, sweet, and highly drinkable. Overall, even though I would not have really picked up any pecan notes unless I’d been told it was brewed with them, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

05-13-2012 22:52:25 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -44.4%

05-10-2012 04:26:49 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2012 16:36:16 | More by beerhaver
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-06-2012 11:15:08 | More by jonathaniler
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%

Pours a clear, dark amber color with about one finger of off-white head with decent retention.

The scent is of toasty grains, notes of sweet brown sugar and some yeast.

The taste is of toasted grains, pecan nutty flavor, brown sugar, and notes of caramel.

Light bodied, smooth and sort of crisp, moderate carbonation.

This was a decent beer, I thought the brown sugar was a little too much though.

05-04-2012 14:30:45 | More by BeerCon5
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AlCzerik

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-01-2012 01:01:56 | More by AlCzerik
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Fufsackbandit

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

04-29-2012 02:21:33 | More by Fufsackbandit
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Arborescence

Finland

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Medium dark brown. Pours a nice and creamy two finger head.

Aroma: Mild, some hints of malt and a nutty character.

Taste: Fairly mild, some typical brown ale malt. The aftertaste is where the pecan is evident though: some out of the ordinary sweetness (not too strong though), and a distinct nutty flavour.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, quite easy to drink.

Overall: It's decent, and an interesting concept. I feel though that the beer needs a stronger, more robust body to support the pecan. More roasted malt might work, perhaps even some chocolate malts. Now the beer remains a curiosity. It was nice to try it, but I won't go out of my way to look for it.

04-28-2012 00:42:22 | More by Arborescence
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olbubba

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-27-2012 01:52:21 | More by olbubba
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-23-2012 00:18:54 | More by mkbarron2131
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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