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 deepsouth
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this is a local brew for me, so i have had the pleasure of drinking it from the tap on several occasions. i enjoyed this tasting more than those, since it's first time i actually avoided the dreaded frozen mug compliments of our fine establishments.

i drank the beer out of one of the new sam adams glasses.

now for the beer...

appearance is very nice. it poured a medium brown with about two inches of head that dissipated about a third the way down the glass. lacing was nice and there was plenty left to see by the time i finished this brew.

the smell was good. not necessarily knock you out good, but very nice for a brown ale. the pecan is definitely in there. the smell is much better as the beer warms and the pecans come through superbly.

the taste is very balanced throughout and it finishes quite nicely.

the mouthfeel was just average. it was a bit thin, but not even close to unacceptable. i noted that upon warming, this beer was delightful. i think it's better at a warmer temperature.

the drinkability is off the charts with this one. it really would be a great session beer. i'm glad these come in six packs now.

edit: i just drank a second one of these and allowed it to warm a good bit more and the pecan nutty taste came out even more.

this was my first review.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a conical pint glass

A - This beer is rust colored with amber highlights. It is topped with two inches of creamy beige head.

S - I get earthy, nutty aromas as well as some cocoa.

T - I get toast, toffee, nuts, and cocoa.

M - Moderate and creamy

O - This is a damn tasty nut brown ale. I'd put it right up there with Sam Smith's.

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Photo of Lupe
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy chestnut color with a tight and creamy khaki head. The head had decent retention and leaves some lacing.

Sweet and nutty aroma filled with caramel and toasted bread. Simple and straightforward, but very nice.

Sweet malt starts things off with caramel and toasted malt. Nuts step in and blend perfectly. Light hop bite ties everything up. More of a hazelnut flavor than pecan, but still tasty. Finishes with some lingering sweetness.

Light-medium in body, smooth and a little sticky. Nice level of carbonation. Great drinkability - after finishing one I would have definitely had another. A beer brewed with nuts that is done right.

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Photo of shanny1981
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark amber color with a thin head (dissipates in a matter of seconds), with a smell of wheat barley (minimal to no pecan smell). Flavor reminded me a lot of Sam Adams Boston Lager with a hint of nuttiness (but barely). I wouldn't exactly call this an ale because it tasted so much like a lager. An overall good and safe beer to have. However, I was expecting more than safe, but rather an unusual hint of pecan since I haven't had pecan-brewed beer before. Tasted like many other good lagers (not ales) I've had before.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into Delerium Tremens tulip.

Thanks to MilwaukeeCrusher for this one.

A- Pours a deep burgundy with a lively finger worth of head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing. When held up to the light, there is a small haze to it.

S- I pick up a lot of sweet malts right away which give way to the pecan. I also pick up a little bit of cinnamon and some other spices. Reminds me almost of a winter warmer.

T- The pecan in the taste is very strong. It melds well with the malt. I also pick up hints of vanilla as well as nutmeg and again more spice. The nuttiness actually makes this beer very balanced.

M- Medium bodied brew that has some good carbonation. Very smooth on the tail end. It seems as though the pecan in the flavor is what makes this beer very smooth and clean on the palate.

D- This is one of the better brown ales I have had. Very good flavors and great mouthfeel make this a winner. At the current ABV I could see myself having no problem putting away a few of these. Makes me wish this was available to me all the time.

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Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You can definitely taste the roasted pecans in this beer. It is true to a brown ale and not overly roasted. Got better as it warmed up a bit. I will look for this beer again.

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Photo of jcnd9803
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for this extra!

A = Dark brown with surprising clarity. Small cream colored bubbles go around the edge of the glass.

S = Wow, that's nutty. I'm also getting some maple syrup. It's one of the richer brown ales I've smelled.

T = I wondered what the pecans would do, and now I know. It gives this a smooth sweetness on the front end while finishing off with a traditional English brown bitterness.

M = Actually, for how rich it smells, the mouthful is rather light.

D = This was highly enjoyable. If I could get this in the midwest, I would drink it often.

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Photo of jsprain1
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A clear garnet-brown, with a one finger head, and some lacing. A large amount of carbonation bubbles.
S- A definite pecan scent. Some maltiness. Pretty earthy.
T- A definite nuttiness in it. Not too extreme of pecan taste too. roasted malt. A faint metallic taste near the end. A definite sweet earthiness.
M- A bit fizzy. Lots of carbonation. Not overly heavy, but not terribly watery.
O- Very drinkable. For something a little different than "mainstream" browns, this is very drinkable, and in the right situation it would be sessionable too. Actually, would be a great beer for with a burger.

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Photo of thecarster1
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a pint, 3/4 finger head that fades fast leaving a small wisp of lace that soon disappears as well, deep brown color with highlights of almost deep ruby red.

s- caramel malt, nutty sweetness, slight bit of milk chocolate, really nice roasted pecan.

t- nice malt sweetness, little bit of roasted smokey flavor, really tasty pecan sweetness, very interesting to say that least and very delicious, it's like a nutted up smooth brown ale.

m- smooth medium body.

d- really nice, much better than i thought it was going to be, i wish this was a local for me, this is a perfect fall beer, i'm gonna have to seek out another trade for some more of this, mmmm.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one. Poured into my pint glass the beer is an amber rusty red. The beige head is at least two fingers high and leaves hardly a trace of lace.

The aroma is a very nice mix of honey roasted pecans, sweet malt, glazed donuts and a hint of hops.

The flavor is very similar to the nose. Roasted pecans, sweet malt, maple syrup, and light citrusy hop bite.

Medium to light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very easy drinking beer. I think I took three or four gulps and it was gone. I wish I could get this beer by the case load. Great session beer.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a two-fingers thick tan and fluffy head into a tulip glass. it left nice sheeting and a thick lace throughout. the body was a clear and bright copper color.
s - pecans with a hint of caramel maltiness. there seem to be some faint notes of chocolate too.
t - nutty and bready with a crisp hop bite. nicely balanced.
m - slick and maybe a little too thin.
d - nicely done, this goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more. great session beer.

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Photo of Cavebabble
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I may enjoy it more than others do, but I'm an unabashed fan of this nutty, sweet brown ale. It looks wonderful, has a creamy feel, and a roasted nut/caramel taste that may be a bit too tame, but at least is not overwhelming. I'm glad to have this available year-round.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
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 tempest
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to CrazyNelson for trading this.

Wow. This beer rocks. No, it doesn't have the depth of a Belgian quad or ripping double imperial stout or IPA, but it's a fantastic session ale at 4%. The aroma has the roasted pecan with a mix of mellow chocolate malts and caramel candy. The flavor mixes a deeper roasted nut taste into the same cocoa and caramel with a hint of toffee and chocolate-orange (like Terry'd Chocolate Orange with the slices).

I'm very grateful for Nelson including a second bottle of this. I highly recommed this to brown ale and session beer lovers.

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Photo of Mudpuppet
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to trill for this one.

A- Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a medium brown with no head.

S- Not a overpowering nose. But notes of nuts and roasted malts.

T- Brown ale then all pecans! You get a some hops but no overpowering but it is a really nice brown ale with a nice nutty aftertaste. Definitely roasted pecans for this flavor.

M- Good caronbonation. A somewhat thin brew but just right for this beer.

D- Oh yeah! I am think I should have gotten more from trill. This is a great session beer. I love brown ale so this fits the bill. Definite must have from the Deep South.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to barefootbrewer for this brew.

This most likely will be my last state brew since SD and ND are almost impossible to get brew's from.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, some sticky lacing follows. The nose is malty, sweet, slight spice, nutty, and lots of caramel. The taste is sweet/malty, slightly spicy/nutty (pecans), and a good dose of caramel. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is a very tasty brown ale, one I would seek out again. Definitely recommmended. Thanks Ken.

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Photo of gford217
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Lazy Magnolia pint glass. Big thanks to deepsouth for providing both beer and glass!

A: Pours a clear brownish amber with a small dense head which dissipates very quickly leaving very little lacing or foam.

S: Aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, and, of course pecans.

T: Starts off with a very sweet malt blast followed by a strong roasted pecan flavor with hints of caramel. Finishes with a light hoppy bitterness.

M: Medium bodied and relatively creamy for the style. Carbonation fizzed a little on the tongue.

D: I could drink this one all night. I would rate this as one of the better nut brown ales I've had and would definitely seek it out. Would love to see what other goodies are coming out of this Miss. brewery.

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4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An inch of spicey light tan head quickly fades to a skim in about a minute. Body is a deep attractive brown. Nose is hugely malty and very sweet with a balance of even nuttiness. A mellow richness rushes the senses with a tingling nutty feel. Big carmalized sweetness is sticky thick all the way through the palate. They were shooting for a nut brown ale and they hit it right on the nose, although it may be a little to sweet for some. Mouthfel sticks with the thick nutty sweet feel. Nicely drinkable.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured the beer into a pint glass. The color was an amazing dark amber color with a wonderfully warm smell. The taste is well-rounded almost to a fault. There were times when I forgot the taste as soon as I swallowed. That could not take away from the wonderful finish and crips after taste.

This beer was great, but I wonder if I'm the only one wishing for a Pecan Pie Stout. Perhaps with a hint of cream. A man can dream.

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Photo of largadeer
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle sent by Dyan recently. Thanks, I've been curious about this one for a while.

Chestnut-colored, perfectly clear and topped by a light tan head, this beer is nearly ideal in appearance. Its only fault is that the head settles too quickly; otherwise, awesome.

The aroma immediately makes me think of salted pecans. There's a substantial caramel malt foundation as well, along with a bit of toast.

The taste has a distinct pecan character, apparent up front but especially prominent in the finish. Sweet and toasted malt flavor supports the big pecan character, but it doesn't add much depth. I get a bit of caramel mid-palate, but this is all about the pecans, and that character is beautifully expressed. It finishes sweet and slightly buttery with a huge lingering nut flavor.

This beer surprised me. It's slightly one-dimensional, but I'm impressed at how well they balanced the pecan flavor with the base beer; it's prominent but not overwhelming to the point of detracting from the foundation. I'd drink this often if it were locally available.

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Photo of jbone78
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer a ton of times and I am now just getting around to reviewing it. It pours a clear brown, not a dark robust, but a nice clear brown. Not really digging the smell a lot, very dusty smells, kinda. The taste is where it's at! The rich sweet pecans are the flavors that tie this together and really makes this beer. A couple of buddies and I made a Brown a couple of weeks ago and threw some roasted pecans in there and I think we added too much. too early to tell, but it is sweet and nutty out of the carboy. Anyway, enough rambling. The light carbonation makes this easy drinking and I think everyone should have some.


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Photo of Risser09
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a mexican tulip - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a copper color with a towering 4" light tan/yellow head. It shows great retention and some bubbles slowly stream to the surface.

Smell: Malty brown ale aroma and brown sugar jump out at me. There is a subtle nuttiness but it's not discernible. Faint cherry in the far background. As the beer warms, you really do start to smell the pecan addition.

Taste: Base malt is roasty but smooth. A delicate nuttiness from the pecan is noticeable. A bitter, coffee-like flavor makes the finish mediocre. There are some hops that add to the bitterness as well. Slight pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth at first, then a progression into bitter finishing flavors. A dry finish. Alcohol isn't noticeable.

Drinkability: This is a great brown ale. For not being a BIG beer, there is a lot of aroma and flavor. I picked up more nuttiness as the beer warmed, especially in the nose. Smooth and satisfying. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of mullenite
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a crystal clear dark brown with a very thin off-white cap for a head that went away pretty quickly. Kind of looks like iced tea when it settled.

Dark nut flavor, definitely some pecan in there. Not too much in the way of aroma but it does smell nice. No hop or malt aroma is really prevalent.

Very strong pecan and coffee flavor, roasted malts are strong but well balanced. A little sweet, sugary taste on the tip of my tongue.

Medium body with mild carbonation and a long finish.

This was a great beer, it honestly tastes amazing and is very easy to drink.

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Photo of techfed87
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours and adequate-sized head. Color is amber brown. Smell is rather light, but slightly sweet.

First sip is lighter than expected. Although the pecan flavor is there and present, in what could be described as much more of a "nutty" flavor than a sweet pecan pie.

Overall, this is pretty good beer; a definite recommendation.

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Photo of JonathanL7890
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Extra from a trade with BrianJ555. Thanks Brian.

Pours a 1 finger head that dissipates within a minute.
Color is a deep amber, very light brown.
Smell - I get malt, some british hops, trying for some nutty flavor... maybe a bit.
Taste: nice malty character. Good complex malt profile.
Mouthfeel: very good for a 4% beer. Excellent carbonation for the style.
drinkability. Very good. I could down a few of these. It goes very well with my turkey sandwich.

Overall a very nice brown ale.

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