Southern Pecan | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Southern PecanSouthern Pecan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

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
Reviews:
560
Ratings:
1,706
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
25.34%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
366
For Trade:
3
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Photo of billab914
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a dark amber slightly red color wit ha one finger off-white head.

Aroma is crisp and malty with some sweetness and bready notes. Taste is sweet up front with malt and brown sugar but the pecan flavor comes through a lot in the finish. The pecan flavor is very nicely done, not overpowering and a nice addition to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, this was an easy drinking and delicious beer. The pecan flavor was unlike anything I ever tasted in a beer and it was very flavorful but not overpowering.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear darker brown with a creme head. Nose is nutty, yes. Flavor brings the nut aspect as well. Also gives a consistent sweet tone. I like. It has a good balance. Feel is sticky slick on the liquid and the carbonation is lower but appropriate. Overall a tasty beer. I'd be interested to try this on cask.

Thanks to yesferro for the trade (which arrived about 4 hours ago...hehe...)

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!

The beer is a radiant shade of dark orange, with random pockets of effervescence present throughout the glass. The head is small and leaves a fair amount of lace in its wake. The aroma is subdued, with a slightly sweet malt presence and a hint of nuts, though I couldn't pinpoint pecans. The flavor is decent, with a slight malt sweetness and a bit more of the pecan aspect in the flavor than the nose. The carbonation level is slightly less than average. A decent beer, but not something of which I would want more than a pint.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer came with a thin, medium-tan head with light retention. There was a definite malty sweetness on the nose. The color was a light-brown with ruby highlights, I experienced a good, malty sweetness in the mouth, but especially so on the finish. My server described it as "close to a Newcastle Brown". Close, OK, and a decent brown ale, but ... Quick, does Woody like malt-driven Browns? NO! And yet, for me, this was the best of the lot. Moving on ...

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap ar Closed for Business.

Appearance - Clear deep copper. No head. Just a few wisps and a thin collar.

Smell - Also not much of an aroma. Slight nuttiness. Otherwise I think I smell the dish soap used to clean the glass more than the beer.

Taste - Vast improvement. Much more nutty with a hint of caramel. Some vanilla. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light body. Minimal bitterness. Like none, really.

Overall - Nutty flavors are the highlight. So much that it's the only flavor, really.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown color wit beige head. Aroma has caramel malt, dark sugar and a int of cacao. Taste starts with a really interesting nutty malt flavor which goes on through the whole taste spectrum. Light body with soft carbonation. Overall it's a really balanced, easy drinking, nutty brown ale.

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Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one.

Pours bright reddish copper with a thin tan head that becomes a slowly disappearing patch.

The smell is of darkish malt, nuts (pecans, of course). Pretty robust.

The maltiness of a nice English-style brown ale has an American, southern, flair of a pecan touch (making this an American Brown). Finishes with a balanced sweetness.

Medium-bodied and smooth, the pecan is integrated well into the balanced maltiness. A nicely crafted brew!

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in trade from jtrockchalk, thanks for the opportunity.

Pours a reddish amber with a bubbly off white head that sticks around for a while. Smell is sweet and malty. I pick up caramel and brown sugar, slight nuttiness as it warms. Taste is sweet with malts a bit of a nuttiness in the background. Body is medium to thin, mouthfeel is creamy/bubbly, carbonation is a bit on the high side. Would make a decent enough session beer, but nothing really remarkable.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown body, creamy, cocoa-tinted head. Lovely stuff.

Sweet malt greets the nose right off, fat and fruity and with plenty of bright, rounded nuttiness.

Hitting the tongue, an even, balanced affair, malt in center stage, minor hops, but never too much of the sweetness. Very tasty stuff, actually, meaty and full. I'm no pecan expert, but I like what's getting on my tastebuds. Smooth, warm, and deep. Scrumptious, too.

Full-bodied, long, sweet, but tempered finish. This is one I could turn to a couple of times, at least.
Thanks, BuckeyeNation, for my first Mississippi brew!

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Photo of MasterSki
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to dschuster03 for tossing me one of these. Served in an Alchemist pint glass. Best before February 12th, 2012.

A - Quick-dissolving two fingers of foam settle to a thin cap and a few stray spots of lace. Transparent amber body with a few slow-moving bubbles.

S - Nutty, but with a fruity and slightly sharp English yeast character. Slight astringency. Some faint bread and biscuit flavors in the periphery.

T - Taste is better, with some solid milk chocolate and toasted nut flavors. Finish is pecans, which I suppose makes sense. Seems more successful here in matching the printed descriptions.

M - Chewy texture with a lingering finish. Medium-light body, with moderate prickly carbonation, and a dry nutty feel to it. No alcohol, but seems like a bigger beer than 4.39%.

D - Easy to drink, but ultimately pretty average. That this beer is #26 on the top beers from the 'South' says more about how bad the beer culture is down there than it does about the merits of this brew. Passable if you're desperate for a MS tick.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe, I think if I lived in Mississippi I would happy that this is my local beer but since I don't I find it to be mediocre but unoffensive, served in a RR wine glass.

Beer is rubish / dark orange with a thin head of small white bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is mildly sweet, mild caramel malt and that's about it.

Beer is medium to light in body and minor league sweet up front with a clean thin finish on the end of almost nothing. No aftertaste, minimal carbonation. Unoffensive mediocrity.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is brown with ruby highlights, head is of average size and is light-brown. The aroma is rather weak and is malts and a strange nut smell which I guess is pecans. The taste is strangely malty, not bad, just different. I'm guessing it is because of the pecan presence. Mixed in there are flavors of a mild roastiness and some spice. The finish initially has a off-flavor, but that goes away as Southern Pecan warms up. Drinkability is okay, however I wouldn't go out of my way to get this again.

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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 Tone
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, red/copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white coor. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, toffee sweetness, and slight citrus (raisin). Fits the style of an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and slight creamy with an average carbonation level. Tastes of toffee, sweet malt, slight hops, and slight nut or caramel. Overall, too sweet for me.

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Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: light amber brown in color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Mild lace develops.

Smell: a soft roasted nuttiness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mild nuttiness, some brown sugar, and a bit of breadiness arrives late. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a pleasant easy drinking nutty brown ale that has a nice balanced flavor.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up from piginapen in a trade.

Pours a medium brown color with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Smell is malty - a mix of malty sweetness and roasted malt. The flavor is malty, with some nutty flavor as well. A very drinkable beer that is a great example of a nut brown ale. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Duff27
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Fizzy half-inch, off-white head that recedes into a collar within a minute. Color is a dark, dull reddish brown. No lacing.

S- It does in fact smell nutty. More malts, less hops.

T- Cola, cinnamon, then finishes with the aforementioned nuttiness. A nice malty, English-style bevy. No off-flavors.

M- Medium to medium-thin mouthfeel. Carbonation adds a certain creaminess.

D/O- Very drinkable, so bonus points here for that. Enjoyed! The only thing I can see improving is it's appearance...a sustained head would do wonders. Thanks for the extra sommersb!

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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 Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A smooth but vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass forms a fat, three-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a deep red, almost plum color that shows a brilliantly clear, copper tinged, full red color when held up to the light. The aroma has a soft fruitiness to it up front that mixes in with an earthy nutty and toasted malt character. A touch of astringent, roasty grain notes are found towards the end of the aroma. The more I dig around in the aroma the more nutty notes I start to smell. I do like how the soft, berry like, fruitiness mixes with the nut character and malt notes in the aroma.

Served a little cold, about 40°F / 4.5°C and tastes sweet up front. A prickly carbonation provides a touch of pepper and a definite fizz to the texture. The finish has a lingering, light-medium fullness to it that sticks just a touch to the palate. The nuttiness is at first noticed as an oral-nasal effect in the middle, but becomes more distinct and flavored as the beer slips down my throat. The nuttiness has a toasty, slightly astringent (almost tannic in some ways) note to it. A fruitiness is noticeable in the taste as well, with touches of currants as well as some raisin like flavors. This is highly quaffable and I could definitely see myself drinking a few pints of this.

An interesting beer that has just enough character to keep me interested. By far the best beer I have had from Mississippi (ok it is the only one too, but it is still good).

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, bready. Taste is of pecans, malts, mild sweetness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light brown color with a white head. The aroma is a bit nutty, grainy and slightly sweet. In the taste, light nuttiness, sweet dough, light herbal hop. Finishes on the sweet side with pecan in the finish. Light bodied, a little watery, but easily drinkable and good flavor. This is a good ale and holds up nicely in the warm weather.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to finally try this beer. Picked up a couple of sixpacks in Birmingham at Whole Foods- they seem to have it when others are out. Pours a reddish brown with good clarity, a decent head and some okay head retention as well as some spotty lacing. Mellow, malty, and nutty in the nose with a yeasty, bready smell in the background. Pleasant, but somehat light. Very pleasant taste, the elements in the aroma are echoed here, but there is also a lovely creaminess and a hint of restrained nuttiness, but there is a touch of sour graininess at the end as you continue to drink. Smooth mouthfeel with nice creaminess, but a little light at the end as it falls off. Very drinkable- nice to see such a well made session beer.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Being a fan of both brown ales and pecans I had hopes for this beer, but in the end I found myself a bit disappointed. It poured a very clear, reddish cherry brown that surprised me; it's really barely brown at all. Small head, low retention, no lace at all either. Hmm.

Very mild aroma has some toasty malt and a vaguely nutty aspect, but that's really about it. The flavor followed suit; it was pretty bland, with a lightly toasted, somewhat overly sweet malt character; hints of nuttiness, but certainly nothing discernible in the way of pecans. Malt is unremarkable, feels a bit meek, and the hopping is very restrained, so there's little in the way of bitterness. Normally that would be fine in a tasty brown ale but the lack of hops just contributes to the overall blandness and lack of a crisp and clean finish.

Lightish body with medium high, assertive carbonation that robs the beer of any smoothness or creaminess I enjoy in the better brown ales; falls a little on the watery side. Ultimately unsatisfying. Not terrible but totally unexceptional.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. My first Mississippi beer!

Appearance: medium amber-brown hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of creamy tan foam. A nice-looking brown ale.

Smell: sweet malt with vanilla, caramel and a light toastiness. The nuttiness of the pecans really comes through as well. Pretty good, I'd say, if a little sweet.

Taste: very much like the aroma, with toasted malt, caramel sweetness and plenty of nuttiness. An interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a pretty good creaminess. I like it well enough.

Overall: there's no doubt about it, you have to like a nutty flavor to like this beer. But I think it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of corby112
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired in a recent trade with piginapen. Thanks again man!

Pours a clear dark amber mahogany color with pale golden ruby hues when held to a light source and a one finger off-white head that immediately settles into a lasting ring. No lacing.

Slightly roasted nutty aroma with a strong caramel malt presence as well as a bunch of pecan and hazelnut. Hints of chocolate and toffee as well as some subtle hops but the aroma is dominated by roasted nutty pecan.

Slightly watered down medium body with some soft carbonation up front followed by a roasted malty backbone with a touch of syrupy sweetness and a slightly dry subtle hop finish. Lots of sweet caramel and rye malts but the dominating flavor is roasted nut, especially pecan and hazelnut. Possibly a bit too sweet and syrupy but the roasted nut character provides a nice balance that makes this a pretty drinkable decent session beer.

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