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Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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1,785 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:
#38,991
Reviews:
590
Ratings:
1,785
pDev:
14.53%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
402
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,785 |  Reviews: 590
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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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is good, as is lacing. Nutty, malty aroma. Not very strong. Mild hoppiness. More full taste. Malty and nutty. Smooth. Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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Photo of Keith27614
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz pub glass. Small head, copper colored, with little lacing. Smells nutty good, light caramel. Tastes of light nut, caramel and that's about it. Very thin, with a good bit of carbonation, and a bit bitter at the end. Not bad, but very thin overall.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a clear and light brown with a small head. The aroma is very lager-like, with some very mild notes of coffee and maple syrup. The taste is not as sweet as one might expect but it has a nice malt base with some syrup-like notes. Light body and barely any carbonation.

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Photo of mthomp081
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.57/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great beer overall. This beer even more amazing if it had maple in it. Nice reddish brown color to it. Taste of roasted pecans. Smooth taste and just a great fall beer to have in general

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Photo of nick_perry
2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Red-brown color, the reddish hue is surprising to me given the style. Sweet pecan aroma. Weak and watery, slight flavor of pecans. They got the flavor right but not the structure.

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Photo of Kuges
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice warm brown color for a beer that says it is the first beer in the world made with whole roasted pecans. Doesn't have much aroma but a unique nutty flavor comes through. Got this one in a beer of the month package...Have't seen this brew anywhere in the Northeast...From Kiln, Miss. - hometown of Brett Farve...

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Photo of Bf_89
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojopin88
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bnes09
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice amber color with a slight haze. Light nut and cereal grain aroma. Cereal and corn bread palate with subtle nuts. Mildly toasted. Weaker flavor than expected. Light and moderate body. Fairly thin. A tad over carbonated. Not super impressed with this one but quite drinkable all the same.

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

This is an interesting ale. It pours nicely with a small head and moderate to low retention. True to its name it has a nutty malty flavor that is superb but has a slightly bitter aftertaste that mars the experience. Still, it's a standby and I will purchase it regularly.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 1,785 ratings
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