Southern Pecan Nut Brown AleJuly 1, 2008 Kiln, MS
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co.
Available: MS, FL, AL
Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi’s first microbrewery.
Original gravity: 1055
Shiny copper brilliance with wispy light layer of foam. Earthy, nutty and grassy aromas dominate. Sweet malty flavor emerges as primary taste memory with a slightly acidic and sweet aftertaste. Very mild hop flavors contribute if you are seeking them. Nice brew with good drinkability, no outstanding character assaults the senses. A quiet beer that doesn’t interfere with time and place. Sharp and salty cheeses would be a class act with this nut brown ale. Or just simply cool down a hot day with a few brimming glasses.
- Charlie Papazian
I liked the sound of this one. I liked the taste even more. The aroma is terrific — lightly floral but otherwise rich, malty and nutty, promising a good, satisfying swig of beer to follow. In the mouth, it’s smooth, mostly sweet and notably malty, reminiscent of nut cookies, with perhaps a little orange blossom to lighten things up. Roasted malt comes through a touch more in the dry, nutty, gently bitter finish. Pecan pie might be too much up the same street, but I can imagine this drinking beautifully with the caramelized fruit of a spicy, nutty apple strudel.
- Jeff Evans
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
Author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide and The Book of Beer Knowledge, Jeff Evans is an eight-time editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and one of Britain's best-known beer writers.
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