When I started my 50 beer challenge a couple of weeks ago, there were a few states that I was a little worried about finding beer from, one of those being Mississippi. If you’re not familiar, Mississippi is definitely not known for their craft beer scene. In fact, there is only 1 brewery (Lazy Magnolia) in the entire state, and I had to figure out a way to get my hands on their beer.
Luckily for me the craft beer industry is generally pretty friendly and I was able to score a couple of bottles of the Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan, which is a pretty tough beer to find in the other corner of the country.
I’ve heard some great things about their beers, so I was eager to try out Southern Pecan, a nut brown ale that is made from actual pecans.
The beer poured a pretty clear brown color, reminding of the south as it somewhat resembled a beautiful glass of iced tea. I poured straight down the middle which produced very little head that was gone in less than a minute. There wasn’t much in the way of lacing either.
The aroma, which isn’t as nutty as I thought it would be, is very pleasant with a nice layer of sweetness and toasted malts with the nut smell somewhat hidden. Overall not that strong of a smell, but nice nonetheless.
I really enjoyed the flavor of this brown ale as it is pretty unique. The roasted malt and nut flavors dominate, but a carmel sweetness lies in the background. You can definitely taste the pecans which give this beer a character of its own. There is some decent carbonation at the end that leaves the tongue tingling, but then the pecan flavor returns to even things out.
What I learned from this beer is that despite the lack of breweries, Mississippi can produce solid beers despite the limits to their ABV. If you’re able to get your hands on any of their beers, definitely give Lazy Magnolia your support and try them out as they seem to know what they’re doing.
This was a pretty solid brown ale and I’m glad I was able to try it out.
My Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Review: B+
Here are the details:
Style: English Brown Ale
What’s your thoughts on Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan?