Southern Pecan
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
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From:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #112
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,431
Avg:
3.58 | pDev: 14.53%
Reviews:
639
Ratings:
1,280
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 07:23 PM
Added:
Mar 26, 2005
Wants:
  99
Gots:
  434
SCORE
81
Good
Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
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
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Rated: 3.79 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Friday at 07:23 PM
 
Rated: 3.93 by magikbagel from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by Jcreek from Illinois

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by jchanley from Illinois

Jun 10, 2022
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Rated by cmb

3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Draft. Smooth, medium body, slightly sweet. Decent beer.
Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A Microbrewed Beer Club offering. Pours a medium brown color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma is brown sugar and pecans. Taste is sweet malts. No bitterness at all. Goes down easy.
May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured a copper-brown body with light density and some good head that quickly died. The aroma is mild, slightly airy, with a touch of nuttiness and maltiness but had on draft and it is a rather subdued aroma. Light, clean, smooth, has a minimal grainy sweetness along with some maltiness underneath a dry stiffness that had some hops poking through it. Easy to drink and light-bodied but not much going on in this beer nor worth trying.
May 04, 2022
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Reviewed by skip809

4.88/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The beer is one of the best tasting brown ale beers i have had . It is not overly hoppy and goes down easy , The taste is great and no strong after taste . I really loved it on draught or from the bottle . it is a must try if you like brown ales.
Feb 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.21 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 26, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz undated can poured into perfect pint glass at 44° F 4.5% ABV 20 IBU per label. The beer pours bright light brown with mahogany highlights and khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin ring and partial layer of tiny bubbles. No lacing. The aroma is mild with semisweet malt & pecan. The taste is more of the same with sweet malt and more pecan. There's an almost wort like character that's barely offset by the meager 4.5% ABV. Negligible bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with average carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, good, if somewhat one dimensional.
Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 2.09 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina

Nov 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours copper with a 1/4" tan head, which fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma is metallic, light caramel.

Taste follows nose: Metallic, light caramel.

Thin & watery, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

A bit disappointing. Not getting any pecan flavor.
Oct 19, 2021
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked up a 12 oz single bottle from TW Greenville, SC 7-19-21 for $1.99. Bottled 4-20-21; consumed 10-7-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured light brown with a nice creamy tan head.

Nose was mild roasted malts and not much else.

Taste is a mild roasted malt base with a light infusion of pecans leading to a slight mildly sweet finish that is not cloying.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a nice light dessert style beer.
Oct 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Aug 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Dodo2step from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- mahogany and highlights of red. clear and half finger head that dissipates quickly.

S- coffee figs and candied pecan

F- figs and pecans with mild hints of coffee

M-creamy and chewy but goes down smooth

O- an ok beer but wont have another
Jul 14, 2021
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker pint

Look: Cola colored with a thing khaki head

Smell: Notes of pumpernickel, light coffee, and a nutty aroma that isn’t very distinguished.

Taste: Soft all around. Dark bread lightly toasted, bittersweet chocolate, light coffee, and a hint of nutty bitter.

Feel: Light overall. Aqueous. Quenching. Balanced. Nothing really stands out. Fine carbonation. No alcohol.

Overall: A very inoffensive beer. Almost too balanced. I just want something to pop here.
May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by runwild99 from Minnesota

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a nice amber/brown color. 1 finger off white head. Head retention is good. Minimal lacing on the glass.
Nose is very minimal - Just a faint malt hint. No hint at any pecans.
Taste - Lots of malt here, that hits up front. The pecan is there, and is more on the backside.
Smooth body. Slightly creamy feeling.
Not a bad beer at all. Very easy to drink, and decent flavor.
Mar 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by smiles_standish from North Carolina

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by H-TownMcBuck from Texas

3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into glass from bottle with minimal head but decent lacing. Nice clear brown color, attractive. Nose is minimal, some degree of maltiness and nutty. Taste is very smooth, malty, nougat, but finishes little blah/plain. Hoping for a sharper finish of some distinct flavor. Feel is smooth, little creamy.
Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 03, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
L: Pours a copper color, ruby when held to the light, with a thin off-white head.
S: Smells nutty, but not necessarily of pecans. Has a rich malty aroma, unfortunately smells like the inside of a glass bottle as well.
T: Taste certainly follows the nose, the best part about this beer is the rich maltiness. Has a very faint amount of hops.
F: Medium-bodied with a full mouthfeel, really smooth.
O: Nothing special about it really, i've had far better nut brown ales.
Dec 08, 2020
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Reviewed by SimplySinister from Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Restrained pour into chalice producing a clear brown brew sporting a 1 finger head. Light carbonation, minimal lacing.

S - Pecan, nut, malt, barley. Very dialed back.

T - Good. Not amazing, but good. This brew has a very similar taste profile to a very well known macro brown ale. Though, it's got a little more of a bite.

M - Finishes clean with little linger. Low viscosity. Good. Easy drinker.

D - An all around good brown ale. Not great but good. Browns seem to be a style not all too hip now-at-days. So, having a brown ale that's decent, especially a domestic, is a treat. Give it a try.
Oct 27, 2020
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Reviewed by aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- Mahogany color, very small amount of foam
S- Exactly like a normal porter. Nothing particularly special
T-Traditional Porter taste in the front, but a sweet and enjoyable aftertaste
M- Very carbonated and light
O- Very nice and enjoyable to sip on, easy to finish quickly if you're not careful though
Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
19.2 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours deep ruby red/brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas and flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, nutty roasted pecans, toasted biscuit, and brown bread/crusts; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, fig, apple, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Aromas and flavors of big caramel, brown sugar, nutty roasted pecans, toasted biscuit, and brown bread/crusts; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, nutty roasted pecans, toasted biscuit, brown bread/crust, dark fruit, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, wood, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity and balance of aromas and flavors of dark/light roasted malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with good strength. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent English brown ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/light roasted malts, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mild bitterness. Nicely clean rich malts for the ABV, with restrained fruity English yeast and balancing hops. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. This was traditional as hell for the English style brown all around. No complaints.
Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.65 by JAWS from New York

Aug 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.51 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Jul 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jul 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light brown color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heavy of a lightly roasted malt smell mixed with lots of caramel and some dark fruit smells of cherry and plum. Along with these aromas comes some notes of a very light nutty smell as well as a bit of grain.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and brown sugar sweet, lightly roasted brown bread flavor. While the nut is light in nose and in the taste upfront, the flavor becomes more and more pronounced as the taste advances. At the same time the roastiness seems to lessen all while the sweet caramel and brown sugar get stronger. A touch of a cocoa flavor comes at the end and with the other flavor transitions, leaves one with a sweet, but rather pleasant pecan pie like taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium, but slightly thicker for a brew of only 4.5 % abv. and has a moderate carbonation level. For the light abv mixed with the style the feel is great for complimenting the drinkability but still allowing upholding the dessert like taste properties of the brew.
Overall – A sweeter, sorta sugary, but still rather tasty brew with a nice lighter abv. This is the type of brew to throw into the mix every once in a while, especially when sessioning over a football game during the cooler weather.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by hefe300 from Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.49 by StrangerTides from New York

May 19, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 14, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnDee from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
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.
Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Feb 06, 2020
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
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!
Jan 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.42 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
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
Jan 06, 2020
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