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:
1,772
Reviews:
582
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
395
For Trade:
3
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Photo of ZEB89
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikesgroove
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I got this one in a trade a long while back, and have had a couple since, but I am just getting around to reviewing it now. Decided to open another one up last night, just for the reason of the review, and for the fact that this is simply one outstanding session ale to say the least. A sure classic, I opened up the twelve ounce bottle straight out of the fridge and proceeded to pour it into a pint glass.

Appearance - The pour was very nice, with a deep, reddish tinted brown being poured out and into the glass. Quite impressed with the nice hazelnut tone of it, this was definitely going to be a keeper. Nice carbonation could be seen through the clear appearance of the liquid. A nice two inch high head of white lace then crept up over the top of it and settled down nicely into a thin crown that was draped across the top. Some decent side glass lacing as well, left me with the impression of a solid brown ale.

Smell - The aroma was very sweet, with lots of caramel malts leading the charge on this one. Hints of nuts, and a touch of molasses as well had me going right away. As it warmed we then were able to pick up some notes of bready malts, a slight biscuit like aroma and a hint of some fresh grass type of smell. Definitely much more complex then your normal brown ale.

Taste - The flavor was spectacular and this really started to exceed my expectations at this point. Started out with a nice rush of sweet caramel, and this was quickly coating the inside of the mouth, leaving everything with a nice sweet film to it. As it passed the aftertaste gave in to much of the nuttiness that I had been looking for. A very nice pecan or almond like flavor, with a nice vinous like bitter bite to it. Very interesting indeed. Some notes of bready malts, and grain in the back and a nice slightly hopped, and a touch dry finish to it.

Mouthfeel - Very nicely carbonated, this was an easy bet for a medium bodied brown ale. This was absolutely brilliantly done, with no slickness or thinness apparent to it, this was just a high quality ale if I had ever seen one. Nice smooth feel and a great finish.

Drinkability - One of the easiest drinking ales I have ever run across. With a nice smooth feel, and a delightfully surprising rich palate, this one was definitely a keeper. Very low ABV of around 4% only served to egg you on to have more of it. I could have continued on with this one for the rest of the day without much of an effort at all!

Overall I thought this one was outstanding, and one of the best session ales I have had in a long time. I would love to see brewers turn more to doing things like this as it really shows off what can be done without going to the extreme. If you can get a hold of this, I would and quickly!

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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 atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Thanks to pitasoup and the Donald in Mathmagicland BIF for this bottle!

Shiftless magnolias! This brew pours a clear red amber topped by at best a half-finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises biscuits, toffee, caramel, rye bread, a touch of sugar, and a decent mixture of flowers and greens. The taste holds notes of brown sugar, very light maple syrup, walnuts, caramel, hot cinnamon, and an undercurrent of citrus hops, leaning toward the orange-y side of that spectrum. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a very fluid feel. Overall, a solid brew, one that I could see chain-drinking on a nice Southern summer night.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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 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 jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AlexFields
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BEER88
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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 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 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 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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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,772 ratings.
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