To round out our “Go Nuts” Series, We review Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan Ale. This award-winning beer was everything, and more, than we expected! The earthy flavor of the pecans compliment the sweetness of the caramel and enhance the bitterness of the malts. Overall its flows like the limbs of a pecan tree on a brisk autumn day. Simply put, there will be a full on battle for “Beer of the Week”. With three strong contenders for the week, it’s going to be a tough nut to crack! Tune In to find out which beer we selected, along with more of our usual antics. Until then BEER BROS OUT!!!
From Lazy Magnolia’s website:
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 1/6 Barrel Keg, 1/2 Barrel Keg
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.
Mark is the crazy, creative force behind Lazy Magnolia. He comes up with ideas that often seem to have no chance of succeeding. One of those ideas was to make a beer with pecans. Many attempts at nut-beers have resulted in failure due to the high oil content. Mark was determined, so Leslie designed the recipe to work around the problem of nut oil. Even so, she had very little faith in the creation until they poured the first perfect pint. Southern Pecan has been a big hit ever since.
- Original Gravity13.5
- Final Gravity5.2
- Bittering Units19
- Lovibond Scale15
- Alcohol by Volume4.39%
- GrainsMaris Otter, caramel malt, wheat, roasted pecans
- HopsDomestic nugget and willamette
- Flavor ProfileSweet with a soft maltiness, lots of caramel flavors
- AromaNutty and caramel
- Ideal Serving Temperature50 degrees F
- Ideal Carbonation Level2.5 Volumes