Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States

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

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
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 JohnDon
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoolAxioms
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of detgfrsh
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
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 mjw2808
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlandy
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of nickles
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
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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Photo of ianglso
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottync
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joehemphill1974
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tgdavis
3.61/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhisperingCoconut
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jclsr10
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of Quikshark
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmann
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of Captain69
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good taste - would like a bit more pecan flavor to come thru

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.16/5  rDev -11.7%
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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Photo of Zidane8
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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