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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,430 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,430
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 76
Gots: 199 | 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.

19 IBU
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Photo of claspada
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly clear dark amber color with a fluffy eggshell head that recedes slowly to leave an ample amount of lacing on the glass.

Aromas begin with sweet brown bread and toasted/caramelied nuts. There is a huge fruitiness as well which could be yeast driven.

The tastes follow the nose with toasted brown bread with a light emerging nuttiness. Earthy hops are present way in the background with the sweet caramel maltiness and fruity yeast esters dominating the flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is on the sweeter side for the style but has a fuller mouthfeel than expected for such a low ABV offering.

Overall this is very drinkable and fairly enjoyable overall. Not really as nut forward as I was hoping for or expecting in either the flavor or the aroma. The fruity English yeast aspects really came out here and elevated the candy sweet malt base almost too a fault.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Best by 3/7/13.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and toasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly mild and drinkable.

Photo of skm
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of swampski
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a pleasant surprise. The name says "pecan", and there definitely is a bit of a smell and lingering aftertaste of sweety pecan, although largely lost in the general taste of the beer itself. Overall, not a truly outstanding beer, but definitely one that has enough generally going for it to be sufficiently interesting, while not being disagreeable in any way.

It's generally a good quality nut type of ale that seems to be very balanced without being too nutty. I am the type of beer drinker that is fairly adventurous and likes to sample different tasting beer, even if I can't drink such beer over and over again because of the strong taste - i.e., the strong taste, while interesting, is just TOO strong (or with some aspect that is disagreeable) to do over and over again. However, this pecan ale doesn't have this problem at all. I could definitely see this as a session beer, and easily an interluding beer between such stronger beers. If I were somewhere and only this were available, I would not be discouraged in the least.

The reviewer donkeyrunner mentioned that this does not have the tea taste aspect that the typical nut brown ale has - and I concur 100%. Although I like tea by itself, for me, it doesn't mesh well with beer, and this beer does not have that problem.

I will say that if you are in more of canonical "beer mood" with its requisite hoppiness, this will definitely disappoint. However, if you are in - as the brewer's name says - a "lazy" mood, this is almost perfect.

The bottom line is that as since this beer is made very close to my home and thus easily obtainable at the local supermarket, it has gained a spot in my regular rotation - which is saying something as there are few beers that I think so highly of as to have that coveted recognition. I recommend folks in the LA-MS-AL region to try it.

Edit: While I have been reading others' reviews of this beer, I have been savoring the aftertaste from the one I had been drinking while reviewing. The aftertaste may be the best I've ever had in a beer. For that reason, I'm bumping up my rating ... and opening up another!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter for reviewing purposes. Off-white head, low to moderate retention on a mahogany body. Looks almost like an amber more than a brown. Lacing is soapy and slides down the glass. Aroma includes caramel malts, some nuttiness I suppose, and a slight roast. Taste is caramel maltiness, slightly sweet, again with a slight nuttiness and roast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as expected after viewing the beer. Not jam packed with flavor but nothing off-putting and very agreeable to the average person.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being a fan of both brown ales and pecans I had hopes for this beer, but in the end I found myself a bit disappointed. It poured a very clear, reddish cherry brown that surprised me; it's really barely brown at all. Small head, low retention, no lace at all either. Hmm.

Very mild aroma has some toasty malt and a vaguely nutty aspect, but that's really about it. The flavor followed suit; it was pretty bland, with a lightly toasted, somewhat overly sweet malt character; hints of nuttiness, but certainly nothing discernible in the way of pecans. Malt is unremarkable, feels a bit meek, and the hopping is very restrained, so there's little in the way of bitterness. Normally that would be fine in a tasty brown ale but the lack of hops just contributes to the overall blandness and lack of a crisp and clean finish.

Lightish body with medium high, assertive carbonation that robs the beer of any smoothness or creaminess I enjoy in the better brown ales; falls a little on the watery side. Ultimately unsatisfying. Not terrible but totally unexceptional.

Photo of avalon07
3.07/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color with ruby tints and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: An underdone aroma of pecans, malt, and not much else.

T: Tasted of pecans, light malt, a little hops, and some caramel. Not quite enough of anything in the flavor. The pecans aren't present enough to make a difference. An average flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a surprisingly sharp and biting finish.

O: This beer could have been decent, but comes off as mediocre and forgettable. Not nearly as well made as Holy City's Pecan Dream.

Photo of daliandragon
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a sixer of this over the holiday weekend while visiting my sister in law's family in Meridian, MS. Obviously it is my first beer from the Magnolia State. Looks standard brown ale with orange highlights and a hazy tan head that caps quickly. Nose is heavy on the caramel and brown sugars, with a hint of toffee and the namesake pecans.

The sweetness is initially cloying and rather simple in nature. Some obvious nutty and grainy notes come out in the aftertaste. Thicker in texture than most from this style, but it doesn't seem to improve the drinkability. Certainly interesting, maybe even unique, but not very good from a session drinking perspective. Craft brew still in its infancy in Mississippi.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,430 ratings.