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Backwoods Belgian - Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company visit their website
Mississippi, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brewskifan55 on 07-05-2013

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 05/06/2014

Appearance: BB presents a golden pour, with an ever so slight haziness to it. Has not more than a very, very slim white head.

Smell: With a top note of honeysuckle, there are various tangy fruity esters swirled up with aromatic spice, bready malts, chewing gum, and a drip of alcohol.

Taste: Scantly bready pils malts drizzled with simple syrup ramp up to a range of fruity hints, tasting of orange rind, lemon, apple, and banana dosed with a shot of Prosecco. Cracked clove and a taste of bubblegum follow. On the back half, there's a little honeysuckle, a little alcohol, a little acidity. Fastly drying approaching the lightly crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: A bot over medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Just a bit of stickiness to it.

Overall: Fairy decent. While not as seamless and graceful as others, it is a solid shot at a honeysuckle infused Belgian-style offering.

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

12 oz bottle from Tower in Atlanta. No date despite a place on the label. Served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours amber with a small, short-lived head. Excellent clarity.

Aroma: apple juice, floral and fruity yeast effects.

Flavor: Belgian yeast (mainly banana and clove); light baked bread in the finish; light spices; hint of honey(suckle?).

Feel: medium body and crisp carbonation.

O: a quality Belgian style ale.

Photo of Bung
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. Fairly bright gold pour, about a finger of white head.

Aroma, quite a bit of banana, clove. Some sweeter nutmeg and malt. A little spice, pepper, some herbal like hops.

Taste, swetter malt and some grainy wheat type malt. Clove and bubblegum. Some yeast and the lightest barnyard flavors. Finish is fairly dry, light herbal hops in the finish.

Pretty refreshing and easy to drink. Carbonation is lively, about right body wise, in between light and medium. Maybe a tad watery. Abv is certainly well hidden.
Wish it was a little more pale, but this was pretty enjoyable. More like a big blonde ale.

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottleneck says Best By: 10/26/13

A- Pours a hazy orangeish golden color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind on the glass. Sediment on the bottom of the bottle is indicative of bottle-conditioning.

S- Big burst of Belgian yeast brings lots of banana notes. Slightly soapy and perfume-like.

T- Flavor brings much of the same with some added spice and citrus notes. The yeast is strong but the alcohol flavor isn't which is nice. Pretty straightforward and not very complex which is fine.

M- Sharp and oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning to the fuller side.

O- A surprisingly solid Belgian from a brewery that hasn't impressed me up until now.

Photo of bmwats
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Deep golden hue. Pervasive rising effervescence. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head. Dissipates very quickly. Continual effervescence. No real lacing.

S: Yeasty, floral, and chalky. Soapy.

T: Tastes like it smells. Yeast is very prominent, a little agave nectar, and some grapefruit pith.

M: Thick and syrupy feel. Filters up into palate and infiltrates the entire nasal cavity. A little bit of sweet hint in the front, and a bitter acetyl finish. A little hot.

D: Character will dictate a slower experience.

Atmosphere is decent. Nice hue, lots of effervescence, slight head, but no real lacing. Floral and yeasty nose. Very strong yeast character with touches of sweetness and grapefruit. Kind of a synthetic feel. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Photo of Tone
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of black pepper, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight hops, spice, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, hint of alcohol, hint of spice, and slight hops. Overall, average appearance, good aroma, complex, but weak body for a Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

Photo of Mikecap
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy gold from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Small white head that fades quickly, some thin lacing.

Smell: Solid on the nose with some citrus and grassy notes with hints of belgian yeast. A bit of spice as well perhaps some coriander.

Taste: Right up front with citrus and spiciness, I get some grapefruit, lemon, and a bit of spice. Some piney notes in the finish. Very tasty belgian style ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I was surprised to see this listed as 8.5% as it drinks incredibly easily. Could perhaps use a bit more body and creaminess but it is true to its style.

Overall: Glad I picked up a bottle of this and I may need to get more since this is quite good. Very good beer in a style I don't drink a ton of.

Photo of avalon07
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A largely sweet aroma of citrus, honeysuckle, and yeast.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast (a lot of it), some citrus, a bit of malt, and honeysuckle in the finish. Not bad, with some interesting aspects to it (the honeysuckle is a good addition), but it is a little on the thin side.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a somewhat flat finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is definitely an uneven beer, but certainly worth checking out to compare with other BSPAs.

Photo of chickenflea
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 4-pack. Pour is beautiful clear light gold. Small fizzy white head dissipates quickly. Aroma of peach, bread and yeast. Tea is subtle. Taste is lightly sweet with a grainy overtones. Moderately dry finish. Effervescent mouthfeel. Body is medium. Better on the cold side where it maintains a crispness. Warming it is a touch sweet. A nice brew. Satisfying and delicious, although it does not lend itself to sessioning.

Photo of kencarman
2.52/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

First let's take care of business: brewers REALLY need to stop using White Labs Abbey. If they didn't use it in this I'll bite myself. It has become the cliche' of the craft brewing world and it takes over EVERYTHING. I am guessing they were looking to make a lawnmower Belgian and... they got there. Watery with, yet, that slightly abrasive to the roof of the mouth Belgian white sugar sense. and plenty of prickly carbonation: it's just not that interesting, Boring. Watery.

NOW... if they added some spices: zest, coriander. whatever, that might make it more interesting. But still more body would help. I know: abv laws may be the problem. HEY, it's Mississippi. Pilsner malt WAY in the background.

Basically it's that, prickly carbonation and a dominate Abbey yeast-like sense.

It's not bad: just very one dimensional.

Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours hazy golden with a quickly dissipating finger-length white head. There are lots of visible tiny bubbles rising in the beer. There are aromas of citrus, honeysuckle, Belgian yeast, and bready malt. I get some of that Belgian yeast in the flavor along with the citrus, honeysuckle, and malt. The alcohol is pretty well hidden in the flavor. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. This is a good beer.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Hazy golden with a white one finger head that lingers. Frothy lacing

S: Floral, citrus, honeysuckle

T: Follows nose with a nice shot of Belgian yeast and banana. Slight grapefruit backbeat. Smooth, sweet, light. But that 8.5% does creep in for a sneak attack. Honeysuckle finish.

M: Medium to heavy with medium carbonation. Semi-dry

O: The honeysuckle really pops in this high gravity summer treat. Sessionable.

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Backwoods Belgian from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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