Southern Pecan
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #265
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,643
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 14.48%
Reviews:
624
Ratings:
1,888
From:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
81
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 624 | Ratings: 1,888 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of hefe300
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Beige head lingers moderately, leaving some lacing. Deep ruby color when held up to sunlight.
Smells of grass, hints of copper and a little spice. Nuts.
Mouthfeel is good. Moderate carbonation, very drinkable.
Taste is of caramel, some light bread flavor. Pecan comes on at the finish. The nuttiness is pleasant, not overpowering. Not much hop character. The hops that are here are to provide balance to the matiness, true to style.
The malt characteristics paired with the pecans are obviously reminiscent of granny's pecan pie, making this beer taste like fall though I believe it's available year round.
This beer would pair well with beef or would probably be best enjoyed after a dessert.
I like this and would drink it again, though not in regular rotation. I will definitely recommend this to others as a "try this" beer. Better than the current version of Newcastle.

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Photo of JohnDee
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium reddish brown with an off-white head. Flavor is good if a bit thin. Not much pecan to speak of, but it's nice and malty and not too bitter. Light bodied. Overall a decent nut brown ale. If I were downing a few at the pub, this would be a safe choice.

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JohnDee from Texas, Mar 11, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautifully clear mahogany, thin head and minimal lacing.

Lots of caramel malt and sweet brown bread. Mild nuttiness. Light earthy hops.

Taste really shines. Toasted malt and pecan nuttiness. Caramel and the brown bread tinged molasses notes make for an wonderfully malty ale. Just the right amount of earth to give balance. A bit of soap and tea leaf as well. Dry clean finish.

Feel is crisp and quenching. Medium light body. Nice amount of carbonation adds to the refreshment.

A superb season ale. Low abv and high flavor in each sip. Simple and delicious. More please!

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scootny from New York, Jan 23, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice tasting brown ale from a brewery that’s new to me. 8/6/19 date printed on can. Pours a slightly honeyed light amber color with just a little white head and minimal scant lingering lacing. Smells of lightly toasted nuts, malt, caramel, vanilla, bread and malt. Taste follows the nose - surprisingly faint nuttiness and I certainly couldn’t discern any pecans, specifically. Tasty and easy to drink nonetheless. Smooth, mild, slightly thin mouthfeel and decent carbonation. Quite nice.

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beersampler6 from Michigan, Jan 11, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I had this at a rooftop restaurant in Vicksburg, Mississippi two days ago. I had it with fairly spicy food, which I think is a good pairing for this beer.

Look: amber to light brown with a finger thick white head

Aroma: caramel, pecan

Taste: The flavor is sweet, caramel, syrup, it is nutty, pecan

Body/Overall: light to medium body, a bit watery but refreshing and easy drinking

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Photo of WilliamGustin
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sort of a session brown ale, light and non-threatening. I think it tastes better once it warms up a bit, cold has almost no flavor, but it is a bit more lively (nutty) once it sits for a minute. Nice amber. Slight smell - again let it defrost a bit. From draft pour has no head and a little lace. Not a top choice for me, but a comfortable beer to have with dinner and still be able to walk home!

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

Bottled 9/23/14; drank 11/22/14 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque purple/brown hue.

HUGE off-white head (careful pouring!); nice lace.

Acorns & brown sugar nose.

Thin mouthfeel.

Acorns, fall leaves, mild brown sugar & mild maple syrup flavors; hints of plum emerge as this warms.

An enjoyable session ale; flavor is present but this could be easily quaffed.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Oct 04, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a flight at Snook Haven. This is a harmless, mellow beer. Not much of a head. Sweet but not as roasted or nutty as I was expecting. More praline than pecan.

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jeffdr123 from Florida, Aug 08, 2019
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2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I expected to smell pecans when I opened the bottle, but I was disappointed. I expected to at least taste pecans when I took a sip, but was also disappointed. It did taste good (malty and smooth), but was kind of watered down. Not like junk lite beer, but definitely not what I expected from a craft/specialty beer. Overall, I didn't hate it. I was just underwhelmed. I got this in a mix/match sixer and grabbed 2 of them. I'm NOT dreading the second one, but I'm in no rush to drink that one either.

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GunNut37086 from Tennessee, Jun 08, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

clear, dark, translucent; Not much head; mild aroma; Tangy, moderate carbonation; pleasant but nondescript flavor; Not bad, but unremarkable; I didn't notice any nuttiness.

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spectru from Florida, Jun 06, 2019
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4.46/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I find that this beer changed how I feel about specialty beers. The pecan definitely ensures a nutty flavor, the taste for me is smooth and mellow. It is now a beer that I seek out whenever I pass through the distribution areas.

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drdasarge from Florida, Apr 26, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle, no date, from beer club. Poured into teku glass.

L: 1F or so white head, poor retention, no lacing, just a thin ring. Beer is a nice clear deep burgundy.

S: Nutty, malty, and roasty.

T: Watery. It's very watery. Hint of pecan, caramel, malts, but really, it's watery. At least it's not overly sweet or overly bitter.

F: Light body, moderate carbonation. Construction and balance...let's move on. Drinks easily enough and is refreshing if you're thirsty since it appears to mostly be water.

O: It has more taste than a commercially distributed megabeer, but not by a whole lot.

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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia, Feb 28, 2019
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3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A gentle, subtle ale.
A pretty pale, with an amber tone. Smells are mostly malt... with the maple and nuts acting quiet in the back seat. Tastes are about the same, with a light dryness to prevent it from becoming sweet. Light in body, but in a good way.
I was apprehensive about this one tasting like artificial maple, but the flavor seems genuine and is nicely understated.

My first from Lazy Magnolia, I went on their website. They are the oldest package brewery in Mississippi, celebrate all things Southern and have a good sense of humor in how they name their beers. Southern Pecan appears to be their cash cow -- and now 14 years old -- probably can take credit for the brewery's success and in stimulating the craft industry in their state. Perhaps they should distribute more in the north as commerce may make us stronger.

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Beginner2 from Illinois, Jan 17, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a clear brown the a modest head, soon diminishing to a robust ring. Sweetish scent in the nose. In the mouth, it is malty and roasty.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Southern Pecan pours a translucent brown color, with a small head. Sweet aroma, lots of sugar and molasses. Flavor is on the lighter side, but nice sweet pecan flavors, hints of molasses. Watery body. Overall, a very good sweeter brown ale, just a little too light and watery.

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vette2006c5r from Minnesota, Nov 26, 2018
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label has bottling date marked as 'JUN 8 2018'.
Clear, deep amber (described by brewer as "mahogany") colored body. One finger light tan head settles to thin, bubbly cap. Leaves behind a few trails of lacing.
Subtle aroma is medium roasted malts and nutty.
Taste is medium roasted malts, nutty, and some caramel. More sweet than bitter.
Thin mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Okay brown ale with the nutty addition of the pecans. Good to pair with barbeque and smoked cheeses.

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Photo of CoolAxioms
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

Great for brown ale. Carmelized malt with sweet brown bread at beginning and mild hint of bitter after taste. Very smooth and enjoyable. My wife’s favorite so far.

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CoolAxioms from Nebraska, Oct 10, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle marked July 2018. Translucent brown with a lacing of bubbles. Faint aroma of brown sugar and malt. Medium feel with small prickly bubbles. Roasted malt flavors with some hints of pecan. Not the most exciting, but true to style. Would make a good session beer.

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Photo of BackMarker
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm kicking myself. I bought a bottle as part of a "make your own 6 pack" at Kroger's in Hilton Head last week. Didn't think much of it, except that I like pecans. And brown ale. But when I tried it, I really loved it. Now I wish I had purchased more to bring home. Beautiful brown (a bit hazy) in the glass, with a nice tan head that fell quickly and laced a bit on the way down. Very subtle roast malt in the nose, with just a hint of roast in the taste. Add a slight bitterness (rather than the expected sweetness) and a lighter body, and it made for a simple, refreshing beer. Extremely drinkable. I didn't get the pecans (e.g., flavor), but who cares? I liked this one a lot. And Total Wine says I have to go all the way to NC to find it from the north. Oh well. Maybe next trip.

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BackMarker from Maryland, Aug 21, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchase: 6pk of bottles
Pour: Unchilled standard pint glass
Look: poured a roasty carmel color with very good clarity and a nice head
Smell: hint of the pecan mixed with the traditional brown ale aroma
Taste: solid English Brown ale tastes with the hint of pecan
Feel: does not overpower with the pecan and like other EBAs I have tried, it a very smooth, drinkable ale
Overall: This has become a standard go to for my Brown Ale purchases

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jclsr10 from Arkansas, Jul 29, 2018
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3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a watery cola color with a wispy khaki head that settled into a ring.

The aroma is of brown bread, perhaps toasted. Light tea like notes.

The taste is brown bread, some nuts and other earthy flavors. It’s fairly thin in the flavor not very complex.

The feel is light, almost watery. Good amount of carbonation. Sweet on the palate with a slight sour offset.

A thin brown ale. Not very complex. Some nut presence.

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Gmann from New York, Jul 11, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz single bottle purchased from LD's Beer Run in Jackson MS.

Rusty red copper color with 1/2 finger of grey head in the nonic pint.

Basic brown ale grain aromas with hints of cinnamon and metal.

Flavor is also your basic brown ale. Hints of cocoa, with faint nuttiness from the pecan.

Feel makes this beer. Lots of carbonation with a nice stickiness and slightly drying finish.

Overall pretty good. Won't be sad if I leave without a six pack though.

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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota, Jun 19, 2018
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3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Nice looking beer. Straight two fingered head with a clearest brown hued body. Low carb it seems.
S- Some pecan is present, I will give it that. Other than that, there's some caramelized malt. Honesty not much other than that.
T-There's a bit of cracker/pretzel finish to every sip which is nice, there is also some slight sweetness and a bit more prominent bitterness. If searched for, there is some roasty-ness. Overall the flavor is pretty toned down, there isn't much toasty-ness I prefer in brown ales.
F- Pretty bubbly. Pretty light.
O- An okay wack at the style. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of brown ales, but when they're done properly, they can be a delight to drink. This is just an okay beer. And a mediocre wack at the style.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up down in Dixie when I was on the road back in March. Never had a beer from the Magnolia State before so it was appropriate that the first one I had from there would be from a brewery with this name! While not a clear-cut winner, there was enough to enjoy about this as it was nutty, easygoing, and light on the alcohol. At the end of the day, there wasn't much more that one could ask for!

Not a bad pour to this as the beer was mahogany hued with a nice clarity and plenty of foamy head to top it off. Not a lot of lacing left behind as there were just a few soapy spots on the inside of my pint glass. Lots of pecans, nuts, and caramel in the soft, muted nose as they were a bit stronger in the taste. Roasted and nutty, this tasted a bit like Frangelico as there were hints of hazelnut and almonds in here as well. Cloying and bready, this was full though the liquid was quite thin and soapy on the palate. Not a lot of carbonation here and as a few others have stated on here, this seemed a bit like an Amber Ale as much as an English Brown Ale.

Quite light in potency, this was a textbook session ale if there ever was one. Not a bad brew for a warm day such as this, but the flavors could have been toned up a bit. Lazy Magnolia would be an appropriate way to describe who brewed, this as well as the liquid itself! Glad I gave this a go...

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, May 24, 2018
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1.74/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Just completely mediocre in every way. Looks amber/brown. Smell copper and malt. No discernible flavors besides malt and maybe a slight touch of pecan. Light feel in the mouth but drinks kinda heavy. Will be giving the rest of this 6er away

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dacz76 from Missouri, Apr 25, 2018
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