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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 Beejay
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Murky brownish red in color. Light tan head, big and fluffy.

S: Nutty, bready, and quite syrupy. There is a bit of fruit in there, as well as some tart notes.

T: Definitely some English yeast flavors. Slight fruity esters, nutty, and a touch of tartness.

M: Fairly light bodied. Carbonation seems a touch high, there is a bit of a creamy feel to this.

D: I think if the tangy notes I am picking up were a lot less prevalent I would like this better. As is I don't think this is one I would go back to

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Photo of soju6
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Served a brown color with a moderate head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of nuts, roasted malt with some sweetness and grain.

T: Flavor is a mixture of nuts and malt. A bit on the sweet side. There is a mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth but has a lingering stickiness.

O: Interesting and unique beer from a regional brewer. A bit sweet for more that one.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Bottleneck says Best By: 10/31/13

A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/4 inch head that didn't even last long enough for me to see what color it was since it immediately fizzled away to absolutely nothing. Obviously no lacing either. Pathetic.

S- Smells sweet and toasty with faint milk chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. Also has that malted milk ball aroma.

T- Some more of that nuttiness and faint chocolate that soon fades to a watery finish. One-dimensional, borderline bland. Easy to drink though since the alcohol's so low.

M- Thin and, once again, watery with low carbonation and a body that should be fuller.

O- While it's not necessarily an unpleasant beer, it's just not worth drinking when there are so many better options out there.

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Photo of rudzud
3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep dark crystal clear brown with a one finger head that fades to leave a thick creamy blanket. Considering the ABV, quite solid.

S - Ah, the aroma, not quite solid. No, average at best. Lots of malt sweetness, super super faint nuttiness, very slight metallic aroma.

T - Not getting any pecan notes, super malty, light caramel, brown sugar. Light tinny after taste.

M - Mouthfeel is thin and watery.

O - Overall, yah, get no pecans here, and that metallic tinge to it. Not a fan.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Lightly red caramel, with a head that was fizzy, almost like a cola.

Smell: Malty sweet, with a fruity ester that wasn't quite lime, but close.

Taste: Had a Hefeweizen banana taste (?) and felt a little too light, waxy hop finish and some nuttyness as an afterthought.

Maybe this style isn't my cup of tea, but I probably would have enjoyed it better if it had more body, more chewyness, or even more alcohol (no idea about the ABV of this one)

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Photo of SHODriver
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer on tap at Shady's in Biloxi. This is my first beer from Lazy Magnolia since I moved here a little under a month ago from a place with a vastly superior availability of beer.

The beer arrived in your standard pint glass with the remnants of a head on the top. I'm not sure how they can call this beer a brown ale because I've had Pale Ales that were darker. I'll blame it on the alcohol cap for now.

After a good long time smelling this beer nothing really stood out to me. There were some alcohol smells that I picked up but aside from that it didn't seem to have much going on that you can't pick up from any other beer.

Upon first taste it wasn't too bad. It has a fairly light flavor and isn't off putting at all. The flavors were fairly sweet maple syrup with a hint of nuts and no bitterness to speak of at all. After a couple sips I couldn't help but feel that I had tried a beer that tasted quite similar to this. After a couple minutes it hit me that this beer tastes like a watered down version of Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown. I didn't particularly like Fireside Nut Brown because it was far too sweet for my liking, so to me Southern Pecan would win if I had to choose between the two.

Overall the taste was decent but it seems to be a little too subtle all the way around instead of having a full flavor.

This beer was thin in the mouth and didn't seem to have a lot of carbonation going on.

Drinkability is decent. this beer lacks a significant punch in both the alcohol and flavor department but the sweetness was enough for me to only want one of these.

This beer hasn't put me off of Lazy Magnolia and I'm interested to see what their other offerings can bring to the table.

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Photo of avalon07
3.07/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brownish color with ruby tints and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: An underdone aroma of pecans, malt, and not much else.

T: Tasted of pecans, light malt, a little hops, and some caramel. Not quite enough of anything in the flavor. The pecans aren't present enough to make a difference. An average flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a surprisingly sharp and biting finish.

O: This beer could have been decent, but comes off as mediocre and forgettable. Not nearly as well made as Holy City's Pecan Dream.

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Photo of Jason
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Clear dark brassy color, ample lacing

SMELL: Nutty, dark honey, brown sugar, toasted grain, yeast, faint herbal hop

TASTE: Smooth, semi-creamy, medium body, sweet, caramel, nutty, toasted biscuits, faint spiciness, cocoa powder, brown sugar

Not half bad, a bit too sweet. Just because it has nuts in it does not mean the sweetness had to be amped up which I think actually takes away fromt he pecan flavor. Good to try once.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my man Andrew(acrwf6) for bringing me a bottle! The beer poured a deep, mahogany color with small off white head which disipates quicly. Had descent lacing. The smell had a faint roasted smell to it and thats about it. The taste was a very malty taste with roasted coffee and a slight bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was medium carbonation and a medium body. Overall this wasn't a bad beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Noxious26
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had one of these 2 nights ago at O'Henry's in Metairie (New Orleans).

Light brown with tinges of red. Big foamy head (might be due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Aroma is mostly malts with hints of caramel and nuts.

Pretty tame flavour. Chewy malts with hints of nuts and some caramel.

A little watery for a brown ale, but not bad (again, could be due to the frosted glass it was served in).

Pretty decent beer. Nothing special, but worth a try.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy ruby brown color with a short light tan head.

Scent of brown sugar, nuts, and tobacco. Pretty weak, not much substance to it.

Taste of grass, brown sugar, and nuts. A bit watery with little flavor to offer, I didn't care much for this.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and flat.

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Photo of rinhaak
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Cooter Brown's in Jacksonville, Alabama.

A rather unremarkable beer, it pours a dark copper, moderate head. A grainy nose with bits of brown sugar and hops, the beer is pretty sweet and one dimensional in the mouth. Flavors of brown sugar, sweet potato, and hops, the beer is similar to a mild Pale Ale. I don't know if they actually use pecans in the brewing process, but I could not detect any of them on the palate.

Not a bad beer at all, just a bit sweet and ordinary.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by spycow at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a fairly-light brownish color with a small off-white head and not too much lacing or retention after that. A few bubbles on top. The nose brings forward a bit of lightly-sweetened malt, caramel, and some nutty character. The taste was about the same, mostly just general sweetness and some bread with some lingering pecan flavor. Mouthfeel was thin and water though the carbonation was fairly adequate. Okay, but nothing too special.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz, bottled on 07/02/14
A 3 - copper with a thin beige head
S 3 - mild aroma of nut, caramel, toffee, brown malts, spicy earthy hops
T 3.25 - sweet with nutty pecans, caramel, toffee, toasted grain, faint chocolate, spicy, and earthy
M 3 - thinner body, moderate carbonation, finishes sweet with minimal bitterness
O 3 - cloyingly sweet at times. It's not bad, but nothing I would get again.

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Photo of kfawku123
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%

This a smooth lighter tasting brown ale. Taste is mildly bitter with a nutty finish. Pleasant after taste lingers and you really pick up the pecan on the finish. Overall not a bad beer, but I wouldn't call it great either.

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Photo of seeswo
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours like a somewhat flat Dr. Pepper with a limited tan ring of head. The smell is decadent and unfortunately, betrays a forthcoming over sweetness. It smells fantastic. Like really phenomenal. The flavor is really, actually like candied pecans, almonds. It kind of smells like those booths that sell the roasted nuts based entirely on smell that just draws you in. It's pretty decadent for the ABV. This is a good beer to order if you can't drink - just sit there and smell it for a while and you aren't missing anything. The flavor is way to sweet atop a thin body, it really doesn't pull together. Im really belaboring the point, but if youn plug your nose, it tastes like nothing at all and suddenly your tongue is coated in thin bodied lingering sweetness. Without being rude and plugging your nose, the flavor is like a super poor mans version of the nose. I don't see anyway I could drink more than one of these with how sweet it finishes without even rewarding you with that in the taste. That said, the nose is worth the price of admission - swirl it up and enjoy your night as DD.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was excited to try this one, and it turned out a bit flat. On draft at Vello's in Gainesville. Pours a light brown color with a creamy off white head. Aroma is slight nut, maybe a little grain, and some skunkiness unfortunately. Thin mouthfeel, a little watery, with low to medium carbonation. Flavor is lacking, with watered down grains, no sweetness, and a finish that is a bit unpleasant. I wouldn't go after this again. Maybe worth a try once for the Mississippi tick.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L - looks as if a brown bottle was liquefied.
S - cardboard slight sweetness
T - if I didn't know any better I would have guessed this was new castle
F - thin and higly carbonated

Overall I was disappointed by this beer. It was bottles on 4/16 so maybe it would be better fresh.

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Photo of dwren89
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: reddish brown with thin tan head and good clarity

Aroma: smooth bready notes with pecan nuttiness and slight molasses like sweetness, overall not very aromatic

Taste: very similar to aroma with bready and nutty notes mixed with a slight molasses sweetness. Somewhat balanced finish with balance leaning towards malt.

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium-low carbonation, smooth and refreshing not cloying

Overall: a decent beer overall, not particularly flavorful or aromatic, but definitely smooth and easy drinking. It is refreshing to have a beer everyone once in a while that doesn't punish your palate or blow your mind. This one is just that. Nothing wrong with it, nice bready notes and pecan hints and a little residual sweetness.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a sixer of this over the holiday weekend while visiting my sister in law's family in Meridian, MS. Obviously it is my first beer from the Magnolia State. Looks standard brown ale with orange highlights and a hazy tan head that caps quickly. Nose is heavy on the caramel and brown sugars, with a hint of toffee and the namesake pecans.

The sweetness is initially cloying and rather simple in nature. Some obvious nutty and grainy notes come out in the aftertaste. Thicker in texture than most from this style, but it doesn't seem to improve the drinkability. Certainly interesting, maybe even unique, but not very good from a session drinking perspective. Craft brew still in its infancy in Mississippi.

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Photo of SGerry
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

There's nothing bad about this ale, but it doesn't have anything that will make me come back for more. There's almost no pecan taste to it, the main reason anyone would initially try it. I can barely smell any pecan aroma either. The few things that I did like is it doesn't linger, there's almost no bitterness, and it's got a good color. I'd take Newcastle over this any day.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - a lazy brown. Weak white head. Struggling to leave lace.
Smell - meh, pretty average, really.
Taste - sweet for a brown ale, but I'm not sure I detect any pecan.
Feel - light body, leaves a bit to be desired.
Overall - the style is a bit boring to me, and this one is about par for the course.

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Photo of kels
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to billab914 for throwing in this extra:)

Pours a maple syrupy red-brown. It's pretty clear and brilliant with no visible carbonation. The short, fizzy tan head fades immediately to nothing, leaving no lacing.

Not a whole lot to speak of in the smell. There's a light, toasty, nutty sweetness that ends right about there.

Light toasted nuts, crispy grains, syrupy caramel malts. Only a hint of apple hoppiness after the drink. Sryupy, sticky feel and would be viscous is not for being somewhat flat.

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Photo of HuskerTornado
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle poured into sensory glass.

Clear reddish brown in appearance, medium white head that dissipates quickly.

In the nose, roasted malt, brown sugar, syrup, and nuts.

Thin bodied with a sweet, nutty pecan flavor up front, pronounced roasted malt throughout, and slight bitterness on the finish.

Overall, an easy drinking nut brown ale that is pretty average, nothing really outstanding, but a solid beer that is worth a try.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean amber beer with copper highlights. Has a small off white head, no lace. A light fruit aroma with a caramel malt note in the background. Toffee and light nut like esters make up the flavor. A nut skin like bitterness on the finish. I didn't really have pecans jump right out. But that would be silly.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
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