Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
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3.58/5
1,778 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,218
Reviews:
587
Ratings:
1,778
pDev:
14.53%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
398
Trade:
3
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Reviews by orcasteve:
Photo of orcasteve
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poures a thin redish brown color with a three finger yellowish head on it that slowley disapers. the smell is hops and caned corn. the taste is a tuch to bitter for me, the pecan gets lost for me. the flavor is hops some rich malt and cerail grans, this is smoth like a cream ale and some earthey tones come in at the end. this is far better as it warms. this is a beer that i am glad to have tryed but not in a real hury to get more

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jribeiro025
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this beer is underrated. Not a lot of head, but it has a deep mahogany color. You can smell the pecan and it has a subtle nutty taste. I'm a fan!

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Big thanks to deepsouth for including this as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours a clear, dark amber with 1 1/2 fingers of off-white foamy head. It posesses a thin, fizzy retention that enventually dissipates into almost nothing, leaving some smallish lacing behind. The aroma is fairly pleasant, being a mix of caramel sweetness, some nuttiness, and of course...pecans!

The taste is rather full, with caramel and toffee sweetness, roasted pecans, a lively spice character, a touch of dark fruits, and a smattering of tingling hops in the backend. The finish is sweet with a twinge of bitterness. The mouthfeel has a full, medium feel that is surprisingly beefy for the style but still maintains a slick, creamy feel.

Nice! I was suprised by the richness and full body of this Brown Ale and I must say that this was one of the better ones that I've had lately. Good stuff from down South.

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Photo of jlindros
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to duff247 for this one.

Pours a light creamy 1 finger head that fades semi quickly over semi hazy semi clear amber rosy reddish brown color.

Nose brings plenty of reddish malts, little toasty, some light fruits, toasty pecans, hints of brown sugar, light malty ale aroma.

Taste a reddish brown ale, medium malts, light brown sugar, some toasted pecans and a light nutty flavor, little juicy with some hints of fruit flavors, plenty of amber ale malt flavors, fairly smooth, a light bitterness. Pretty light overall though. Finishes with a bit more earthy bitterness, lingering toasted malts and a bit of pecan and fruits.

Mouth is fairly light, with lower but decent carbonation.

Drink is pretty good, very sessionable, would be a pretty good spring beer. In fact, a little too light for my tastes, but a decent beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Somehow, I expected more pecan flavor. Regardless, this is a very nice Brown Ale that shares some similarities with Amber Ales and Vienna Lagers.

The pour brings a medium viscocity with deep amber, nearly brown colors, off-white foam that initially rises but quickly settles to a lacing across the glass. No real lacing. Maybe a bit light in color for a brown; more akin to a rich Amber.

A malty nose gives rich toasty scents with yeasty breads, nuttiness, caramels, and a hint of fruitiness.

Medium flavors of toasty and bready malts give a lot of richness and texture to the beer. Caramelized malts also deliver a bold sweetness and richness. Light fruity esters give a subtle complexity to the yeasty bread tastes. Nuttiness boarders on toffee notes with a light buttery/butterscotch flavor. Quite nice.

Mostly malty textures with some caramel sweetness lingering on the tongue. No slickness or stickiness to the mouth. A mild grainy texture persists into the finish.

A nice little Brown Ale that, with some hoppiness and a brighter malt character, could be an awsome Amber Ale. But the maltiness (aside from the caramel sweetness) could make for a great Vienna Lager.

Thanks Freethyhops!

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Photo of uvachief
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Not sure what to say about this beer. Has little flavor. Do taste and smell pecans. Dark brown. No head. Light. Drinkable but nothing memorable. No hoppyness or bitterness. Thought it was bland and unfulfilling. Just there. No bad, not great either.

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

LAZY MAGNOLIA SOUTHERN PECAN BROWN 3/3/16

The last of the four new brews from my latest beer club shipment. We don't get this Mississippi brewery's products distributed in my state.

a; Clear reddish copper with a pillowy two inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s; Buttery

t: Caramel malt up front with some hop bite. Sweet finish.

m: Smooth medium with good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A pleasant, easy-drinking brown, perhaps slightly light for the style, and any pecan tinge escaped this drinker.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"as I walk along and stumble
trains rumble in my head
as I breeze along and grumble
think about you instead

and a piece of pecan pie
and you that's all I want
just a piece of pecan pie
and all I want is you

sometimes I get so hungry
think about pie all day
just a little whipped cream
honey, I'm on my way"

--'Pecan Pie' by Golden Smog

Beautiful cherry-bronze with a healthy infusion of orange that results in bright tangerine trim along the edges of the glass. I have to believe that the roasted pecans give the beer such a unique color; I've never seen another brown ale that looked quite like it. The pale caramel crown isn't very large and is a little too soft to result in much lace.

The aroma, while a little weak, is still pleasant. It's toasted brown malty and I'll be hanged if it isn't a little nutty. It's no more nutty than a few other browns that I could name, however, and there's no way that I could have identified the nuts as pecans.

Southern Pecan is a fairly simple, lighter end of the spectrum American brown ale. Ordinarily that would keep the flavor score down to at least one notch lower than the one I've granted. The reason that it's better than that is that I can actually taste roasted pecans, which are one of my favorite nuts. In case anyone is wondering, the malt bill consist of Maris Otter, caramel and wheat.

Granted, the pecan nuttiness isn't that prominent (Edit: it does become more noticeable with warming and the beer becomes more enjoyable as a result). With a more substantial malt load, this would be a killer, one of a kind offering that would be an instant classic. It's hard to imagine a better brown than a full-bodied, moderately sweet, roasted pecan ale. It's a shame that Lazy Magnolia doesn't brew that beer.

There doesn't need to be an abundance of hops (Magnum, Tettnang) to offset the somewhat flimsy malt backbone... and there isn't. I can appreciate a modest bitterness, especially on the back end, that balances the earthy caramel sweetness just enough without overtaking it. Sweet needs to win out over bitter in a brown ale as far as I'm concerned.

The mouthfeel, as already alluded to, is light. I'm becoming more tolerant of light browns though and will cut it some amount of slack. It's saved by the fact that the fine-bubbled carbonation is neither too much nor too little, but is juuust right.

I'm sitting here drinking my second glass from a growler of Southern Pecan, a Southern classic (or at least a Mississippi classic) out of my own gen-u-ine Lazy Magnolia B.C. pint glass and am having a grand old time. This is a wonderfully drinkable beer and should go well with whatever I decide to eat today. Thanks go out to barefootbrewer for making this possible.

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

A - One finger of off-white head on a clear, amber-brown body. The foam recedes quickly and leaves little lace in its wake.

S - Rich malty aroma, lots of caramel and toffee with some sugary, nutty notes.

T - Sweet caramel malt up front with a subtle nuttiness that intensifies into a candied pecan flavor in the middle. Finishes with a rich, caramel note and a hint of lingering roast.

M - Medium, slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - A very nice, malty brown ale. There is a very convincing roasted nut quality to this beer; a combination of candied pecans and peanuts. The sweetness is a bit much and sticks to the palate, but nonetheless it is a unique beer that is well worth trying.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is light molasses color with a thin tan head and some lace. It has a wonderful aroma of spicy hop, brown sugar, light fruit. This is a deep, rich bouquet and it is very inviting.

Flavor is light and woody with good depth to the malt flavor. A light roasted flavor gently emerges toward the center and is boosted off the palate by a leathening malt sweetness mixed with a slight yeast bite. Herbal hops make a great finish, but leave a slightly soapy aftertaste.

I am unclear on weather pecan is actually an intended flavor element, ingredient, etc...I can't really taste any of that character and I am not too sorry really. Another well-known southern brewer has recently introduced a "pecan brown ale" that I find rather unpleasant, and I am thankful to be spared any artificial extract flavorings.

I wish I could rate this a little higher but there are definately some off-flavors here. Having said that, I like them, I think they play well together, and this makes for a very warm and homey take on the brown ale.

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Photo of Tiernan
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of hopsleeroy
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to barefootbrewer for this extra.

Poured a copper/amber with a small head on top. You can really smell the pecans in this one-it dominated the smell but there was some floral hop character. The taste matched the smell with the pecan dominating. There is a little bit of sweet malt and some bitterness on the swallow. Also the floral hop character came out as it warmed. The mouthfeel had a slickness to it that was reminded me of eating pecans and the oil that is left over. A little low on carbonation but not bad. Very sessionable. A solid brew and one that I think most would enjoy.

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Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of woodchipper
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of steelerguy
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Soapy looking head that mostly faded quickly leaving behind a few large bubbles. Crystal clear, mahogany with ruby tones, and low to moderate carbonation.

S - Roasted and nutty with some darker caramel malt aroma.

T - Much like the smell, roasted malts, woody, nutty, and some darker caramel malt.

M - Very thin...too thin.

D - Refreshing, but in the sense that it is more of a nutty flavored water than a beer.

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Photo of Hurricane_Harry
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Definitely something unique, one of my first forays into specialty brews and a mainstay at my household.

The first thing I noticed about this beer is the deep color when poured. Very dark mahogany, clear with almost no head. A nice, deep, nutty smell with hints of caramel and vanilla.

Comes clear onto the tongue and hits the back of the mouth with a sweet, nutty flavor. It feels smooth and creamy as it rolls over the tongue.

Aftertaste gives a lingering taste of the roasted pecans with a light sweetness in the mouth.

Overall a very pleasant drinking experience. It is quite good for the price it's sold at in NOLA. I almost always have a bottle somewhere in the house since its such a nice beer to sit back and relax with. It has depth and complexity, but not to the extent where drinking it is a task to focus on. Cheers Lazy Magnolia, on a very solid solid beer.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up when I was down in Mississippi. Pours a reddish brown with good clarity and a half inch of bubbly light tan foam on top of the brew. Aromas start out with smooth roasted malts alongside big nutty tones. Mild graininess underneath along with a touch of hops. Malty, crisp and clean the nuttiness is a nice twist.

First sip brings smooth, slightly roasted malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. Nutty flavors move in along with a slight oily slickness that plays well against the malts. Some fruit and mellow hops on the way down. I enjoy how the nutty flavor is not overpowering and works in well with the malty brew. Tasty brown ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and a bit creamy even. Good carbonation makes for high drinkability here. A winner for a session brew in my book, I found myself drinking a lot of this when I was on vacation down south. If available this is one I would have stocked in the fridge.

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Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of shatnerosmotic
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,778 ratings
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