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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,116 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 64
Gots: 71 | 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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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange with some slight reddish tints. A bit of white head. Vey crisp and clear. Looks very pretty. Smells very sweet and malty. Light roast and caramel on the nose. Tastes sweet and almost banana flavored. Nice pecan as well. Vry drinkable with a nice solid mouthfeel. Vry solid

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 23:54:35 | More by Urbancaver
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zhanson88

California

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Southern Pecan pours a deep caramel color with ruby highlights. About 2 fingers of very fizzy head form that has pretty poor retention. Lacing is very minimal.

Smell: Quite a bit of caramel, toffee, nuttiness. Also some molasses and dark fruits. Fairly complex for such a low ABV beer.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Caramel, toffee, nuttiness and molasses are most prevalent. Again, pretty good for a beer with such a low ABV.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light, which is to be expected. The carbonation is very nicely done. Lower carbonation than I expected leads to a very smooth drinking beer. Overall, I like it quite a bit. Something that I would have again in all likelihood.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 03:18:55 | More by zhanson88
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for giving me this one.

A: Pours a very clear ruby/brown color with a one finger off-white head. Quick dissipated to a few random bubbles on top. Not much lacing at all.

S: Very sweet, lots of caramel malts, some nuts, and a little molasses.

T: Nice caramel flavors upfront followed up a definite nutty flavor. Really nice solid flavors, pretty much as advertised.

M: Medium bodied with very nice carbonation. Has a nice smooth mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.

O: Extremely easy drinking, at 4.25% it has great flavor, a great session beer. Just a really nice beer that goes down nicely.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 23:26:36 | More by mdaschaf
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Beejay

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Murky brownish red in color. Light tan head, big and fluffy.

S: Nutty, bready, and quite syrupy. There is a bit of fruit in there, as well as some tart notes.

T: Definitely some English yeast flavors. Slight fruity esters, nutty, and a touch of tartness.

M: Fairly light bodied. Carbonation seems a touch high, there is a bit of a creamy feel to this.

D: I think if the tangy notes I am picking up were a lot less prevalent I would like this better. As is I don't think this is one I would go back to

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 23:18:29 | More by Beejay
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dragonWhale

New York

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

upon my arrival in the great Baton Rouge, I was required to purchase some beverages..I saw this and had to have it. A pecanese beverage? Having just sampled the 512 porter and loved it, yes, a brown will do fine.
It is not brown, however, a glowing amber would be more accurate, but its sensuous nose of roasted pecans, earth, and some fruity esters combine into a luscious bouquet. The pecans are absolutely present in the mouf, and the beverages is easy drinking and nutty. As it warms, the roasted pecans come out even more, showing off their stuff. A quality beverage from these fine folks in Mississippi. Perhaps the only quality from there I will ever know.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 16:52:01 | More by dragonWhale
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techfed87

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours and adequate-sized head. Color is amber brown. Smell is rather light, but slightly sweet.

First sip is lighter than expected. Although the pecan flavor is there and present, in what could be described as much more of a "nutty" flavor than a sweet pecan pie.

Overall, this is pretty good beer; a definite recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2011 00:38:56 | More by techfed87
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Vdubb86

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass

Thanks to injuredreserve for this Mississippi tick!

The appearance is a nice pretty clear copper red with a pale sandy foam on the surface. I would think brown ales as this is labeled to be a touch darker. The aromatics are pretty sweet and malty. There isn't much but a touch of nuttiness to the back of the nose. This beer has an odd mineral taste up front, but the sweet maltiness and the nutty finish help overcome. As the beer warms from fridge temp that odd flavor goes away. The mouthfeel is pretty on target but there is a touch of acidity that really ruins the experience. Overall a good beer, something Mississippi can be proud of, but overall not really anything special.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 03:07:32 | More by Vdubb86
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
Thanks to deepsouth for sending this my way;

Appearance: redish brown with a 1 finger off white head

Smell: caramel malts, sweet

Taste: nutty, with some pine

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, smooth, clean

Drinkability: a nice representative a nut brown ale.

Cheers,

The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 21:53:59 | More by THECPJ
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StJamesGate

New York

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours bright clear cherry amber with a sticky creme brulee head. Nut, blossom, roasty tang and citrus oil on the nose. Crazy pecans up front along with pie crust and crisp brown malts. Spicy, orange oil hops. Dry finish, minty linger. Medium, chewy and clean.

Others claimed big banana from the yeast, I didn't get that.

A little too sweet to quaff, but some great flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 14:04:41 | More by StJamesGate
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Mississipping

Mississippi

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz poured into Lazy Magnolia shaker (it makes it taste better, right)?

A: Pours a brownish copper color, with almost no head. What did appear receded very quickly leaving almost nothing behind. Minimal lacing.

S: Malty, sweet, nutty. I have had this countless times in the last year or so, but can never really pick up on much of the roasted pecan. The smell is pleasant, but I'd really like to see the pecan amped up a bit to make this stand out a bit more from other brown ales.

T: Malty, sweet, nutty, bready. Much like the smell, the taste is very malty ... sweet malts with some caramel. There is a nuttiness present, but not of the pecan variety really. A bit of a yeasty/bready finish and just a touch of smokiness.

M: Thin, light bodied, with moderate carbonation. Yikes, this is pretty disappointing. This aspect could really be improved and would certainly do wonders for the beer.

D: Highly drinkable, despite the aspects that aren't ideal. Low ABV and light bodied. This goes down pretty easily.

Overall, it's not bad at all, but it doesn't stand out either. I drink this all the time as it make as great session beer, but it also leaves a lot to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 07:54:00 | More by Mississipping
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe, I think if I lived in Mississippi I would happy that this is my local beer but since I don't I find it to be mediocre but unoffensive, served in a RR wine glass.

Beer is rubish / dark orange with a thin head of small white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet, mild caramel malt and that's about it.

Beer is medium to light in body and minor league sweet up front with a clean thin finish on the end of almost nothing. No aftertaste, minimal carbonation. Unoffensive mediocrity.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 20:31:13 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is a radiant shade of dark orange, with random pockets of effervescence present throughout the glass. The head is small and leaves a fair amount of lace in its wake. The aroma is subdued, with a slightly sweet malt presence and a hint of nuts, though I couldn't pinpoint pecans. The flavor is decent, with a slight malt sweetness and a bit more of the pecan aspect in the flavor than the nose. The carbonation level is slightly less than average. A decent beer, but not something of which I would want more than a pint.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 18:05:54 | More by Huhzubendah
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shand

Florida

3.2/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce

Pours a beautiful transparent red colour with about a finger and a half worth of head that disappates quickly. Lacing is below average, but that colour is so good! The smell is kinda funky, I get sweet malts and some very spicy hops, with some astringent spices. Bizarre. The taste is better, with the nutty aspects coming out quite a bit more. The sweetness and spicy hops never quite mesh though, doing a bit to drown out the (rather good) nutty, pecan flavors. The mouthfeel is coating and thick for such a low ABV brew with such a watery body. The drinkability is pretty average, I mean it goes down easily, but there's nothing here to make you go back for more. This is jut a slightly better than average nut brown, if you see this on the shelf just put it down and get Sam Smith's Nut Brown instead.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 04:10:19 | More by shand
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bevenson

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect pint glass.

A - Light brown with orange hues. Off white head that lingers for a minute before falling to the side of the glass. Brilliantly clear.

S - Spicy, peppery hop aroma with a hefty sweet caramel and toffee along for the ride. Light mineral/chalk and sherry in background. No distinctly pecan aromas.

T - OK, there's the pecans. Chocolate, toffee and biscuity malts with a firm nuttiness. I wouldn't have guessed pecan without being told, but there is bold nut flavor. What really surprises me is he hop presence. Very firm bitterness and a peppery/woody hop flavor that lingers for a long time. There's some vanilla flavors sneaking in there somewhere too.

M - Medium to light body with firm carbonation and a medium dry finish. Too carbonated to be called a smooth drink, but it's not harsh either; would prefer a lighter carbonation.

D - A very American interpretation of an English Brown Ale. Pecans aside, this is one great brown ale with a lot of flavors going on. A good beer to show that you don't need a beer to be 10% to have a lot going on. Plus, you can drink two or three in a night. This would be a regular in my fridge if I could get it locally.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 01:52:38 | More by bevenson
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a standard pint.

A: Medium brown, with a reddish hue. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, brown-white head. Settles pretty quickly, but leaves a smattering of bubbly carbonation on the surface. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A syrupy sweet malt, with hints of molasses, nut, and butterscotch.

T: Dry malty baked bread, with just hints of peat, pecan shells, and tea.

M: Robust and kind of a thick syrupy feel. Just the tinge of sweet in the front, and a dry (and a little peaty) finish.

D: Savor this one.

Atmosphere is pretty good here. Appearance is a nice rich brown /red with a decent enough head. Nose has a lot going on. Grains, nuts, and sweets. Flavor is similar in character to the nose. Grain, nuts, sweets, peat... very well balanced. None of the components overpower the others. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 23:57:48 | More by bmwats
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark amber/copper color with creamy off white head that recedes to thin creamy film. Leaves nice creamy rings of lace.

S- Definite nutty notes, hints of smoke, sweet malts, caramels and honey

T- Honey/caramel and definite pecans, some smoke and a touch of earthy hops

M- Slightly oily, medium bodied with dry finish

D- Very easy to drink. Nicely balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 05:45:39 | More by JayS2629
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange, amber in color with a decnet off white head that fades in a couple of minutes to a thin skin head, leaving some side lace.
Aroma: I do pick up a malty pecan smell but not as dominant as expected. Distant floral hints and some earthiness as well come through.
Taste is a little sweet up front, then the pecan malts and a touch of caramel and the floral hops.
Early sweetness yields to a dry finish.
I love English Brown Ale's so in this category my expectations run high. This one was ok but did not meet my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 22:22:18 | More by jadpsu
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HoptimusPrimeIPA

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a shade of copper with a small head that disappears rather quickly with almost no lacing.

S-Sweet malts, pecan, and some caramel are all present.

T-Very similar to the smell but with some breadyness mixed in with the malts and caramel. Nice pecan taste on the finish.

M-Very thin with little carbonation.

D-Nothing truly stands out and makes me say wow but its still a good drink. Easily sessionable

Overall a beer I'm glad i tried but not one i would seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 04:31:02 | More by HoptimusPrimeIPA
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ztaylor1

Alabama

2.8/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- zero head. Clear cola color. Somewhat depressing...

Smell- maple syrup, and pecans. Faint.

Taste- pecans and butter. Actually not bad.

Mouthfeel- thin body and prickly carbonation. Thin thin thin thin thin!

Drinkability- decent, mediocre. But a bit sweet for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 06:50:49 | More by ztaylor1
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to duff247 for this one.

Pours a light creamy 1 finger head that fades semi quickly over semi hazy semi clear amber rosy reddish brown color.

Nose brings plenty of reddish malts, little toasty, some light fruits, toasty pecans, hints of brown sugar, light malty ale aroma.

Taste a reddish brown ale, medium malts, light brown sugar, some toasted pecans and a light nutty flavor, little juicy with some hints of fruit flavors, plenty of amber ale malt flavors, fairly smooth, a light bitterness. Pretty light overall though. Finishes with a bit more earthy bitterness, lingering toasted malts and a bit of pecan and fruits.

Mouth is fairly light, with lower but decent carbonation.

Drink is pretty good, very sessionable, would be a pretty good spring beer. In fact, a little too light for my tastes, but a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 03:34:45 | More by jlindros
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bamadog

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I received this as an extra in a recent trade, can't seem to remember which box it came in. So, whoever sent it, thanks for the beer! Review is from notes taken on 1/12/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a ruddy coppery color with a strong shade of ruby to it; starts with a 1/2 finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin, uneven and incomplete loose skim; body is a little hazy, but still shows pretty strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; a few scant spots of loose lacing are left behind.

Smell: Light syrup that has a bit of a corn syrup aspect to the nose (but not really in a bad way) and a bit of a nutty scent to it -- not quite as strong as I hoped it would be, but overall it's not too bad of a scent.

Taste: Definite maltiness that comes across as a little syrupy and corny, and there is a bit of a mild and earthy hoppy and slightly metallic/coppery bitterness to it; there is a bit of a sweet and earthy nuttiness as well but again it's not nearly as robust as I was hoping -- I kind of wanted a really unique experience from this beer from the use of pecans, but just didn't really get it.

Mouthfeel: Body is a little thin and watery; carbonation is strong, a little too strong actually and it comes across as overly prickly and sharp and is a bit of a distraction; a thin and smooth, yet slightly sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth; gums are left tingly in a bad kind of way from the very sharp carbonation.

Drinkability: Meh. Not bad, but nothing I would pick up on my own. Glad I got to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 02:50:59 | More by bamadog
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by spycow at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a fairly-light brownish color with a small off-white head and not too much lacing or retention after that. A few bubbles on top. The nose brings forward a bit of lightly-sweetened malt, caramel, and some nutty character. The taste was about the same, mostly just general sweetness and some bread with some lingering pecan flavor. Mouthfeel was thin and water though the carbonation was fairly adequate. Okay, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 15:12:50 | More by Thorpe429
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hangh

Alabama

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear Brown/amber colored beer with a pretty fine white head that goes away after about 2 minutes leaving some lacing around the edges and a pretty thin film on the top. Very clear. Smell is pretty malty and balanced. Sweet and includes some nutty and caramel hints. Sweet caramel malty taste gives way to a smoked pecan bitter finish. The taste is pretty unique and very good. Light bodied with medium carbonation. It's one of my favorite fall seasonal beers and I just happened to pick one up in winter and it's still great. If I had to pick I would take the Abita Pecan but this one is good too.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 05:46:52 | More by hangh
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Spycow for this Mississippi tick, awesome!...Pours a light watery brown with some red notes, thin head that is gone right away...Aroma is pretty nice but on the sweeter side. Nuts, caramel, some dark fruits...The taste is right on with the nose, sweet, lots of caramel, biscuity...Feel is light but easy drinker.

I wouldn't go out and get this outside of the MS tick or if I was there, decent.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 19:02:24 | More by jrallen34
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AndrewNations

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle - Picked up a while back while home in Louisiana for Christmas. One of the few craft beers available in the area.

A--Nice bright and a bit hazy brown. This brown is nice and bright and not quite as dark and opaque as other browns within this style. Thin head with very little lacing.

S--dark candy, some cinnamon. I'm not getting much nut or pecan like subtleties from the nose.
T--A pretty decent brown ale that is a bit on the sweeter side. I get some Belgian yeast notes on finish. Faint hints of cinnamon and nutmeg throughout. I would like to get a bit more malt and/or roast for this style but balancing the sweetness and malt might be a tall order.

M--The mouth feel is a but slick and thin with mid to low carbonation. The carbonation is good but this one could a bit more viscous.

D-- Fairly drinkable given the style and body. It's a bit on the sweet side for me so after 1 or 2 I am done with this one.
All in all this is a decent brown and I good step forward for craft brewing in the souh.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 20:34:36 | More by AndrewNations
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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