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:
1,752
Reviews:
574
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
388
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3
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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a pleasant surprise. The name says "pecan", and there definitely is a bit of a smell and lingering aftertaste of sweety pecan, although largely lost in the general taste of the beer itself. Overall, not a truly outstanding beer, but definitely one that has enough generally going for it to be sufficiently interesting, while not being disagreeable in any way.

It's generally a good quality nut type of ale that seems to be very balanced without being too nutty. I am the type of beer drinker that is fairly adventurous and likes to sample different tasting beer, even if I can't drink such beer over and over again because of the strong taste - i.e., the strong taste, while interesting, is just TOO strong (or with some aspect that is disagreeable) to do over and over again. However, this pecan ale doesn't have this problem at all. I could definitely see this as a session beer, and easily an interluding beer between such stronger beers. If I were somewhere and only this were available, I would not be discouraged in the least.

The reviewer donkeyrunner mentioned that this does not have the tea taste aspect that the typical nut brown ale has - and I concur 100%. Although I like tea by itself, for me, it doesn't mesh well with beer, and this beer does not have that problem.

I will say that if you are in more of canonical "beer mood" with its requisite hoppiness, this will definitely disappoint. However, if you are in - as the brewer's name says - a "lazy" mood, this is almost perfect.

The bottom line is that as since this beer is made very close to my home and thus easily obtainable at the local supermarket, it has gained a spot in my regular rotation - which is saying something as there are few beers that I think so highly of as to have that coveted recognition. I recommend folks in the LA-MS-AL region to try it.

Edit: While I have been reading others' reviews of this beer, I have been savoring the aftertaste from the one I had been drinking while reviewing. The aftertaste may be the best I've ever had in a beer. For that reason, I'm bumping up my rating ... and opening up another!

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3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter for reviewing purposes. Off-white head, low to moderate retention on a mahogany body. Looks almost like an amber more than a brown. Lacing is soapy and slides down the glass. Aroma includes caramel malts, some nuttiness I suppose, and a slight roast. Taste is caramel maltiness, slightly sweet, again with a slight nuttiness and roast. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as expected after viewing the beer. Not jam packed with flavor but nothing off-putting and very agreeable to the average person.

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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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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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from growler into a sampler shaker. Poured brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pecan, slight roasted malt, and bread. The flavor was of sweet malt, pecan, roasted malt, subtle milk chocolate, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The pecan aspect of the one really managed to carry through which is surprising due to the intensity of them. This really made the brew enjoyable on my palate as I’m a huge fan of them. The aroma wasn’t quite as great as it was kind of hard to pick up on just about anything. Glad I got the chance to try this one again in a different format.

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Southern Pecan from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 1,752 ratings.
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