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Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

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1,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 73
Gots: 114 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stouty5, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sort of syrupy toasted copper color. Very quick head before I could even take a sip. Hardly any bubbling visible.

Nutty, but a brisk, weird astringent aroma that seems to be from the pecans and not the hops. Some toasty malts with maybe some sugary pecan nutty aromas on the backend. But that astringent nuttiness rings through to the finish.

Nutty from start to finish, and turns into sweet pecans on the finish. The weird astringent nuttiness hits hard in the middle and sticks through to the finish. I could taste the pecans, but they also added some weird flavors to the brew as well.

The mouthfeel is very thin, a little sweet and oddly astringent.

scruffwhor, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to injuredreserve for tossing this in a box from a superbowl bet. sounds tasty. poured into capt lawrence taster tulip.

a - poured an amber brown with a frothy head that nearly topped the tip of the glass at a full 2 fingers plus.

s - earthiness with some brown sugar and nutmeg sprinkled on top.

t - pretty good. much like the nose...brown sugar, nutmeg and earthiness. the flavor has a well rounded balance with a nudge towards the earthiness, but tasty.

m - good. even carb. non-offensive, relatively smooth. very palatable brown ale.

o - overall, this is the definition of a solid/good brown ale. nothing mind blowing here, but the kind of brown ale that tows the line for the definition of good to style.

cosmicevan, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +11.1%

justinm4bama, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

lcdawg, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

marshhopper, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

corrrance, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of PopGun
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

PopGun, Feb 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

radlleb, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Blumstein
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Blumstein, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of soju6
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Served a brown color with a moderate head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of nuts, roasted malt with some sweetness and grain.

T: Flavor is a mixture of nuts and malt. A bit on the sweet side. There is a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth but has a lingering stickiness.

O: Interesting and unique beer from a regional brewer. A bit sweet for more that one.

soju6, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Higy, Feb 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

LJWalker, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of rinhaak
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Cooter Brown's in Jacksonville, Alabama.

A rather unremarkable beer, it pours a dark copper, moderate head. A grainy nose with bits of brown sugar and hops, the beer is pretty sweet and one dimensional in the mouth. Flavors of brown sugar, sweet potato, and hops, the beer is similar to a mild Pale Ale. I don't know if they actually use pecans in the brewing process, but I could not detect any of them on the palate.

Not a bad beer at all, just a bit sweet and ordinary.

rinhaak, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

IdrinkGas, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
2.15/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had this brew on-tap at Outback Steakhouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Poured into a standard mug, I won't get into the pour skills. I wanted to try this once just becuase I had never seen it before....

Appearance - Poured a medium brown color with a quickly disappearing one finger head. No signs of lacing.

Smell - Smells of nuts, maple, brown sugar, kind of smells like syrup. Not much of a beer smell to it, I seriously thought it smelled like maple syrup.

Taste - This was the part where this beer lost me. The maple and brown sugar taste was overwhelming in this brew. The sweetness was intense, with a mild nutty undertone to go with all the maple and brown sugar. I couldn't detect much sign at all of anything but the aforementioned.

Mouthfeel - The sweetness was overwhelming in the taste, and the stickiness of the sugar in the beer lingered in the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel was fairly consistent with the style, but the sticky aftertaste was not good.

Overall - This beer is good to try once, but I would never drink it again. It's not very often I find a beer that I wouldn't drink even if it was free, but this is one of them. Way too sweet. If you are expecting a mildly sweeter version of Newcastle, this is way off the mark. Not recommended

TheCondor, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Texasfan549, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From tap to shaker pint glass on 1/20/12
at the Beale St. Taproom in Memphis, TN
*From notes

-- This was one of the first beers I ever logged on my want list. After years of patience, I'm so glad to finally tick it. --

A: Pretty clean reddish-amber. In fact it looks more like a standard amber then a brown. As the bartender sits down the glass of ice cold beer, I get a one finger head that fades a bit too quickly. Minor collar, no lacing.

S: So for those who don't know, cigarette smoking is still legal in Memphis bars. Having said that, it's a bit tough to get a really solid bouquet on the beer. It comes off rather mild, like an old school nut brown.

T: The fore is a bit creamy and oddly boozy, with a nutty touch to it. There's a decent malt spine to the brew which washes over the mid. The finish showcases a more pronounced nutty quality, and ends quite dry.

M: Actually feels pretty good. For a low ABV beer, I figured this to be a thin, watery brown. Luckily it's not, and the bigger body really helps to sell the nutty gimmick.

O: I can dig. Lazy Magnolia's Southern Pecan is a nice little beer, something I'd drink fairly often if in it's Southern distro network. It didn't rock my face, but certainly makes for a flavorful session brew.

Rhettroactive, Jan 29, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A - Not much head at all. Amber color more on the red side.

S - Not much here, small malt notes, slight sweetness.

T - Malty sweet, then the pecan flavor comes in very nicely. Not overwhelming but still present. Also, the pecan is left in the aftertaste. Dark fruits also linger.

M - Slightly carbonated and creamy, extremely nice.

O - Not a bad beer for such a unique flavor addition.

TheBigE5, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

KayteeKobold, Jan 19, 2012
Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.