Southern Gold
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #366
Ranked #29,109
3.29 | pDev: 17.33%
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 08, 2008
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Notes: Southern Gold is Lazy Magnolia's Golden Honey Ale. Brewed with locally produced honey, this light-bodied brew was designed specifically for the City of Hattiesburg, MS., the home of the University of Southern Mississippi. This refreshing beer is noted by its smooth character and gentle, sweet honey finish.

21 IBU
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.79/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle picked up from the brewery, dated an astonishing August of 2018 (see what I mean?) into Pipeworks Willie.
Tisk, tisk Mississippi.

Super dark gold, somewhat caramel, with an off-white head of 1 finger, pretty creamy, recedes moderately, leaving lots of lace.

Aroma of honey comb cereal. A bit of tin can. Some toasted malt and pale malt dust.

The beer has loud notes of sticky honey, but competing notes of metallic bitterness and/or blood. Some toasted grain peeks through every now and again. It's a tug of war between blood and honey. They should call this beer "the battle for the promised land".

Feel is pleasantly crisp, with a hint of honey stickiness and a hint of hop resin. Medium body. Good cream. I like this.

Overall not a stunner and not a runner. It falls in the middle. Good job, not great job. Would go great with some cream cheese stuffed peppers. Might not have again unless I was sitting at a bar in Kiln.

Price paid : $2.19 / bottle
Apr 22, 2021
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Finally tried Southern Gold in August 2020 poured from a 12-oz. bottle, label edged with old-fashioned date, month and year bottled on scale, with 30, July and 2020 notched, into nonic pint.

This is an attractive beer, deep-gold with clarity and 1-finger of off-white head that sticks around and shows a little lace. Aroma is nicely floral and sweet honey to start, before an earthiness takes over. A well-constructed honey ale, a little carbonation leads, then sweet malt and honey, before a bit of hop bite for the finish.
Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
From notes 4/29/13: Pours clear deep coppery/gold producing 2 fingers of finely bubbled, white, short-lived head that recedes into a thin cap of lasting foam but leaves only strings and motes of lace. Aroma is light toast, grain, yeast, hints of honey and cocoa with low hop presence. Taste is similar with toast, grain, a hint of honey and a peppery finish. The aftertaste is short-lived. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, light an prickly.
Jan 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.69/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep amber gold color with good white cap and lacing.

Aroma of rich, toasty malt and honey. The honey, fermented with the malt I understand, does come across as honey like but is rather dry giving off only a sense of sweetness without being overly sweet. There is a low key hop presence but this brew isn't about hops so they are there just for balance. Finish is clean with touches of sweetness in the aftertaste.

Taste is more roasty than toasty malt but without roasted bitterness.

Medium full texture with balancing carbonation.

I can actually see this as a companion for spicy food in the same way that amber lagers work with Mexican style food.
Jan 11, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by singletary from Mississippi

4.15/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
It pours a rich amber color with a nice head that soon fades. Smell is of bread and honey. The taste is same a nice sweetness to it with no aftertaste. A really good offering from Lazy Magnolia.
Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (QC)

Jun 08, 2015
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Rated by lwg1973 from Texas

4.88/5  rDev +48.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Nice and smooth beer, recommend
Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by Boca-X from Missouri

Feb 21, 2015
Rated: 3.55 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jan 20, 2015
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Reviewed by WhiteHammer21

5/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I loved this beer. I did not have an after taste. I could taste the honey, but it was not an over bearing sweetness, kinda like a "just the right amount" taste.
Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by spycow from Illinois

Jan 18, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jan 14, 2015
Rated: 1.5 by Rihup from Illinois

Dec 15, 2014
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of honey. Taste is honey, bready, mild sweetness, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good summer beer.
Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.24 by holmesmi from Texas

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Pav5069 from Pennsylvania

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3.04 by WholeLottaTricks from Louisiana

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 3.96 by totti333 from New York

Nov 09, 2014
Rated: 1.52 by Wilkie950

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by 2Xmd from New York

Oct 27, 2014
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Lazy Magnolia Southern Gold has a very thick, cream-colored head, a hazy, honey color, lots of bubbles, and a few stray tan chunks suspended about. There is a little bit of splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is very low profile, but sweet, bready malt and a touch of honey are detected. Taste is of lightly-toasted malt, bread crust, and honey. I could not detect any bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Lazy Magnolia Southern Gold finishes semi-wet, easy drinking, and quite mild.

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by Donkster46 from Washington

Oct 25, 2014
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Rated by Kippen from Washington

4/5  rDev +21.6%
I enjoyed this. A little sweet, but that's probably to expected with a honey beer.
Oct 23, 2014
Rated: 2.72 by Alyssa1025

Oct 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by ArmedsouthernEr from Mississippi

Aug 23, 2014
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Reviewed by donkeyrunner from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Thank you Mrs. Duffextracold

Not gold but clear amber colored. Thin head kept barely alive by constant plumes of bubbles from the bottom of my glass. Bread crust aroma. Smells “clean” for whatever that’s worth. Tastes toasted, slightly sweet with mild bitter bread crust in back. Gentle and balanced.
Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4 by Waylan33 from Louisiana

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by zgren from Missouri

Aug 02, 2014
Rated: 3 by DuckDodgers from Missouri

Jul 27, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by duffextracold from Massachusetts

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by NeilTC from Indiana

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Kahlstrom from Missouri

Jun 26, 2014
Rated: 3 by CraigTravor from California

Jun 11, 2014
Rated: 3 by RanchHand from Texas

Jun 10, 2014
Rated: 3 by jkermitj from Mississippi

May 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Redrock from Virginia

Mar 30, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Mar 07, 2014
Southern Gold from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 77 ratings