Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,765
Reviews:
579
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger head on a deep clear amber body. Some lacing.

S: Nutty of course but well done with sweet malts and a light burnt toast note.

T: Very sweet caramel malt flavor. Nice notes including nuts, cola, burnt toast, earthy and mild brown sugar.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Very drinkable and refreshing. The nuttiness is appreciable and a nice difference maker for this beer.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Skuter for sharing this one at his tasting.

Best by 3/7/13.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt and toasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly mild and drinkable.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

possibly the first beer ive had from the state of mississippi. i wouldnt call it a brown ale either, maybe more of an english pale ale. it pours real light brown in color, but its more tan or bronze in color because of its radiance and the penetrating light. theres a nice slowly fading lace head on top. the nose is quite nutty, but also lighter on the malt roast than i expect in a brown ale. no yeast or hops to speak of at all, but i do smell what must be the pecans, and they are sweet and woody. the flavor is equally light, with the pecans really beign featured a lot more than the abita version (which is the only other pecan beer ive had). i like that this isnt spiced at all, just flavored with the nuts, which are tasted more on the back end of the trip. really light in body, id say too much so, but in the context of a steamy mississipps swamp or somethiing (sorry for the stereotype), i think its lightness would be a pro rather than a con, which it was in a denver january. smooth feel though, relaxed carbonation, and overall a beer and a brewery id really like to drink more of. who knew?

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a much lighter color than I expected. It's a light brown, basically a deep orange. There is a decent looking tan head on top. The smell of the beer is roasted and has a subtle nuttiness. The taste of the beer is malty, very gentle bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, lighter bodied and drinkable. Overall not a bad brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Vineyard 55, Bluffton, SC

A: The beer is clear dark reddish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of sweet nutty malts and caramel in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has sweet flavors of toasted nuts-pecans start to stand out as the beer warms up. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy to drink nut brown ale with a nice little twist of pecans. It might have been nicer if it wasn't as sweet and had more nutty flavors. This might be a better dessert type beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an almost clear dark amber color with puffy beige head that persists well and attaches lots of lace

Smell: Slightly sweet brown bread; think of a loaf of bread baked with nuts; hard to identify the aroma as pecan, however

Taste: Brown bread flavor from the outset, with a bit of resinous nut flavor developing by mid-palate; after a while, the nuts are clearly identifiable as roasted pecans; more of the same, after the swallow, with the flavor remaining well-balanced between the nuts and the malt

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Very easy to drink; I really enjoyed the blend between the sweet malt elements and the nutty flavors

Thanks, brianj555, for the opportunity

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with some light sweet toffee notes. Taste is dominated by quite rich caramel malt notes with a nice malt presence with no discernable hops presence. I can't say I really detected any pecans though kudos for trying something different.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mothman
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 chinchill
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle dated 3/11 served in pint glass (from 2011 notes). I couldn’t get much of a head on this one and it was gone almost before I took my first sip./ Revisited in 2016 with a bottle that deserved higher ratings - ratings adjusted

A nice clear brown liquid but almost no head.

S - nutty aroma with toasted malt and hints of roasted nuts and hops.

T - Starts too sweet but nice sweet/bitter balance in the finish. Pecan nuts appear mainly in the finish.

O - a little bit different, otherwise a solid brown ale.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,765 ratings.
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