Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
lazymagnolia.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

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

Added by Todd on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
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#40,493
Reviews:
596
Ratings:
1,801
pDev:
14.53%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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Photo of BJB13
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint.

Clear and amber-brown with one finger of tan, airy head leaving just a bit of lace.
Nose is a little weak but features cola-like caramel, bread malt and some nutty aromas.
On the low side of medium bodied wth mild carbonation. Very smooth.
Easy drinking Brown, would be better if the pecan character was more robust.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrookW
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izraelc
2.33/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not good. Good amber color but you don't really get much from the smell which is usually a bad sign. A very thin weak brown ale. You can taste the pecans but that's about it. A weak brown and a weak beer all around.

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Photo of Curt3
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluemac
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vainosuomi
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark amber, creamy light brown head
Smell: Typical of a brown ale: brown sugar, caramel, roasted malt.
Taste: Here's where the pecans come in with a nice nutty profile which complements the regular brown ale flavors. For being the namesake ingredient, the pecans are surprisingly not particularly prominent.
Feel: medium-light body, low carbonation.
Overall: The pecans offer an interesting addition to an otherwise fine and standard representation of the style.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was really hoping for a strong pecan flavor but it's just not there. Beer pours a deep amber color. The smell is malts and vanilla. The flavor is slightly roasted malts and some caramel. The beer is smooth. Overall just ok.

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Photo of mamaraza
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anayalator
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Leo_Blanke
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got it at Blind Pelican, NOLA, 25/XII/17
No pecan taste was discernible. Some roasted malt taste that reminded me of a brown ale. Other than that, nothing special at all.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No date notches on the bottle label. Pours a beautiful clear amber with a massive deep ruby tint. Outstanding head volume and lacing, very good retention.

Typical nose for a brown ale. It is slightly sweet with a hint of caramel. It has a nutty aspect but the aroma isn't yelling pecans - it is undetermined. No hop presence. Overall, the aroma is very good.

Light body that is very similar to water in texture, just slightly more smooth. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. The middle presents a nice burst of effervescence that is finally bubbled, prickly and tickles the tongue. The finish kicks it up a notch providing a rollicking finale.

The flavor profile is good. It is very well balanced, intensity is very good (it delivers flavor) but lacks complexity and depth. While tasty, it is somewhat of a bland 2 trick pony. Nothing exciting here. It consists of a light nut flavor over a slightly sweet base. Pecans and caramel aren't really discernible. Very little bitterness is present and no hop flavor. The finish is a slow fade.

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Photo of CNoj012
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours an amber ruby color with a one finger, creamy, light tan head. Retention is great as there is a half finger cap that sticks around for almost the entire beer and there are webs of lacing that eventually slide back down the glass into the beer leaving only spots behind.

The smell is caramel, brown sugar and nuts. Subtle, but also rich.

Taste is the same with an added bit of grassy hops to round it out. Flavor is not over the top, but very well balanced and enjoyable.

Feel is light and slightly thin. Lacking a bit of carbonation too. Very smooth and easy drinking though.

Overall this is a very good beer. Solid, enjoyable and certainly sessionable. I could see myself throwing back a sixer on a cool fall Sunday and watching some football.

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Photo of RAFH
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.27/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a burnt orange/ light brown color with a thin off white color head. Smell is quite pleasant, sugary sweet and slightly hoppy aroma. Not much carbonation to speak of. Initial taste is sweet as well with only a hint of hop finish. The feel is smooth with a lingering hop aftertaste. Lacing is very slight. Overall this is a solid brown ale that I feel very lucky to randomly picked while making a 6-pack while down in pigeon forge, TN, well done!!

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Photo of Prezzy
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Msdew
4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmokySignals
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It’s a little bit lighter in color than most brown ale I’ve been trying lately, but a beautiful brown.
Poured into a pint glass, fresh from MS-
Head was nice but left quick, leaving that nice transparent caramel ale to show.

Weak nose, but what’s there is a great caramel nutty toffee that just stays too far in the distance.

Feel is light and it sees carbonated lightly. Keep in mind they (for the most part)like beer ice cold and pretty plain in the hot deep south.
Easy slammin and great tasting -at 4.5 abv this screams session beer. Nice balance as it sits a few minutes. Hard to not just down it and get another.

Tasty beer that has a distinct nuttiness and is versatile temperature and food wise. Almost lagerish. It’s everything I hoped, a really good light brown ale.

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Photo of Brianito
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tight nonic
(August 4, 2017 born-on date)

L: clear orange-brown/orange-copper, pushes up about 1/2-inch head of offwhite/beige foam, no stick, no lace

S: buttery toffee, peach, lots of sweet bread-malt

T: tastes mostly like the nose but the pecans give it a slight earthiness, taming the sweetness; light note of oakwood

F: simple and easy to handle, lightweight, good carbonation, nothing out of place

O: I'm shocked this isn't rated higher, for it's an excellent brown; the pecans don't add a ton, but they also don't get in the way or detract from a very solid base beer; an occasional darker char-wood note shows up from time to time and makes this brew tasty enough that I'll drink plenty more of it

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear, dark amber in color. It develops a light tan colored, one finger head that quickly goes away. The lacing is bubbly and covers the entire glass nicely.

Smell: Not that aromatic, with some malt on the nose and a hint of roasted pecans in the background. I wish that came through more.

Taste: Mainly a pleasant malt sweetness with a tiny hint of bitterness. The roasted pecan taste is very subtle and comes in as an aftertaste, mostly, right at the end.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and creamy with medium high carbonation. It's surprisingly refreshing.

Overall: A good and interesenting take on the brown ale that ultimately gets held back by the lack of presence from the brew's advertised signature ingredient: Roasted pecans.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,801 ratings