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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Ratings: 331 | Reviews: 169
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Photo of magictrokini
2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pride of the South. Good alternative to Budweiser. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Low aroma of grain and wheat, some cereal. Smooth taste, sweeter grain and corn, without the metal. This beer does not try to be something it is not. Cold, refreshing, and light.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber/golden color with much more depth and haze than most adjunct lagers. Nose is similar to a bmc beer with a touch of honey to it.

Taste is quite refreshing and crisp with a light note of honey. It's very easy drinking and smooth with a full mouthfeel. Overall a good beer with givig a shot.

Photo of Libationguy
2.46/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Slightly hazy medium straw color with golden hues. Head is bright white with short retention.

Malt, rice, very light citrus, cabbage and a mild yeastiness.

Round soft maltiness, creamed corn with hops being noticably absent.

Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel that somehow manages to be watery around the edges. Collapses on the finish.

After a less than stellar review, I have to say that it fits in with its style. I have had worse.

Photo of ivanwatling
1.65/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: No head at all, looks like a soft drink. Pale yellow colour.

Smell: Only a very faint smell, of hops I think

Taste: Tangy and somewhat unpleasant. Sharpness at the back of the mouth, doesn't really even taste like beer.

Mouthfeel: Flat and insipid

Drinkability: NothIng about this drink would encourage me to have another bottle. I'm not even sure if I want to finish this one.

Photo of ADR
2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Out of a bottle at NCED/Marriot bar in Norman, Oklahoma...

Gold color with a foamy adjunct head. Some sense of berries in the mostly sweetish aroma. Lacks overcarbonation -- an OK thing to me but helps stress a slightly woody corn husk flavor in the malts. Hopping is poor to non-existent. The aftertaste is sweetly cloying and unpleasant. Aside from the mouthfeel, there's nothing to recommend this brew over any macro I've run across.

Photo of rastaman
1.53/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Really, really bad beer, evil infact. Really uninteresting stuff, and a bit edgy in its taste which doesn't help the beers cause.

Photo of LXIXME
2.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden colored beer rests below a small white head that quickly died into a thin lacing.

A light citrus hops aroma with a slight sourness mixed with a even lighter bready maltiness.

The taste was light and lightly dry and tasted of light hops on the citrus side and a very light maltiness that bordered on bready and grainy.

A medium body and lightly dry aftertaste.

This beer seems to me to be a model for average, seemed like everything about it was average at best or maybe average at worst.

Photo of javier
2.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

good ole cheapo southern beer. In New Orleans three years ago a pitcher of dixie in a bar cost 3 bucks. it costs 6 bucks for a six pack around here. what?!

Photo of biboergosum
1.82/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, at Pizza Brew in Calgary.

This beer pours a somewhat hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few specks of islet lace around the glass as it quickly burns off.

It smells of rancid butter, turned corn mush, paint thinner, and little else. The taste is musty corn and rice cakes, diacetyl up the yin yang, stale yeast, a touch of plastic phenols, and a dry, non-hop oriented mustiness.

The bubbles are pretty low-key, barely registering on any level, the body medium-light in weight, and way more pithy than smooth. It finishes semi-sweet, the corniness sort of apologetic, but hardly making up for the lingering musty plastic notes.

Another Minhas contract brew, where they seemingly just rename one (I'm not about to investigate which) of their large stable of skanky adjunct lagers. This time, it appears to be one whose corners are thoroughly and duly ravaged.

Photo of Stigs
3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of a 6'er for some light afternoon refreshment in a recent visit to NO. served in a clear plastic cup!

A - briefly held half inch of loose sudsy foam quickly falls to about nothing, the beer is crystal clear and very light golden in color.

S - slightly roasted grains, corn and veggies...maybe the tiniest bit of grassy hops, maybe not.

T - clean grains and corn heavy, nice dryness adds some character along with a bit of crackery like malts and a single blade of wet grass hops. decent for the style.

M - super light body and missing a bit of carbonation...

D - quite refreshing, especially in the heat. better than a number of other AAL's we had over the weekend.

Photo of pmcadamis
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden clear brew a shade deeper than your standard BMC. A two finger head looks fairly thick, and sticks around for a few minutes before receding to a nice foamy cap.

S - Yeasty sweet round soapy smell. In a weird way, this smells like the yeast strain in Orval, but far less intricate. Not bad, not bad.

T - Soapy, but not in a bad way. It's not hoppy or malty, but corny and sweet in a very round and mellow way. Odd, but not bad at all.

M - Light bodied and lightly carbonated with a soft and mellow mouthfeel.

D - Not bad, not bad. Not good...but not bad.

Photo of secondtooth
2.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear golden, with a fizzy white head. Lace is thin and weak.

Aroma is malty, grainy, and lager-like. Very average.

Tastes sweet -- very much like a thin adjunct character. As with other beers brewed by Minhas (as this apparently was contracted brewed by), this one's an unbalanced mess that lacks complexity and wallops the taste buds with heavy, syrupy sweet malts. Ugh.

As near to a drainpour as I've had in some time.

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.84/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, straw golden in color but with a brass cast. Unusual - light, but with a darkish tint? The head is white, creamy, and leaves some good lace. The aroma is of grainy malt, with what I tend to think of as an "adjunct" note, and some vegetal character. The vegetal is not real bad, but definitely not good either! The body is light-medium with a very fine, and gentle carbonation giving it a very soft and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor definitely expresses a good use of adjunct with a thin grainy - almost husky - maltiness that is sweet more out of lacking bitterness than residual sugars. The alcohol is noticeable, even in such a light beer - very odd It finishes lightly sweet with a lingering grainy/husky character that's somewhat astringent. Although it does have it's own unique character, this is not a well brewed beer and I'd imagine that even if it's sold at a price point a better beer can be had for less.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass: from notes.
A: Pours a nice two finger head and retreats quickly to a thin layer. Leaving layers of lace.
S: A very American lager aroma, with a hint of clove.
T/M: Smooth mouthfeel, with a dry finish, a mellow burnt sensation as well, subtle notes of orange.
D: This is not the typical lager flavors I would seek out, but still not bad.

Photo of tempest
2.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern out of curiosity. In my pint glass it looked a clear straw gold, while a quickly disappearing head.

OK, so this beer basically tastes like someone took a batch of over-cooked corn and baked it. DMS and the corn/vegetable taste dominate, but there's a toasted biscuit note that at least makes this beer a little interesting. I'd really only recommend this beer to Rolling Rock fans, and people that really like corn.

Photo of Southernbrew
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours light-gold with a decent bubbly head.

Sweet smell with almost grass-like notes.

Medium body, sweet flavor with a bit of fruitiness. No real aftertaste.

A veryplain lager, now I remember why I don't drink many of them. Call me nuts but this is more appealing straight from the bottle.

Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Wisconsin refugee beer, vice from the original source

Pours an effervescent golden with 2+ fingers off eggshell white head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Corny & some perfumy hops

T: Corny & grainy with some lemon hops up front. Slight metallic hops & caro syrup-like sweetness, along with apricot as this warms. Finishes with a slight metallic & lemon hop profile & hints of grapes, apples & honey

MF: Thin bodied & lively carbonation

Drinks easy enough, just a typical macro, maybe slightly better. I remember there being more of dry rice profile back in the day, but we're talking 10 years & one brewery ago

Photo of jackndan
2.38/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dixie: It’s a well-known regional beer that does not do its region justice. Astringent aroma, and an adjunct (corn) aftertaste. It’s a bad macro-lager, or maybe just a bad beer, pass it by and get a fresh Abita.

Photo of bditty187
1.69/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Sickly pale yellow, very small whitish soapy head, spotty lace. Odd nose, very sweet like honey mixed with corn and cooked veggies... plus it is rather potent (a bad thing). Poor palate; malty but cloyingly sweet, no detectable hops, it gets husky at the end. Smooth, weakly carbonated, light bodied, watery. This is just an awful beer. Avoid it, one of the worst beers I have tried.

Photo of BigIrishman
1.81/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into oversized wine glass (not to sure why though)

Pours clear brownish yellow with a lot of bubbles and no lace. Smell is mostly corn, but very little. Taste is rather blah, a bit of corn and maybe some malt. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Overall I'd rather not have to many of these, although not sure I'd notice the difference.

Photo of marcobrau
3.04/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A crisp refreshing lager beer with big frothy head. Very fresh with a light aroma of malt and corn. (I guess I got lucky and didn't get a flat beer like a lot of others here.) A pretty simple lager with a hint of hops dressing up an otherwise sweet tasting lager laced with corn and possibly other adjuncts. Very smooth body. This is not a complicated lager, but a simple, pleasant one that goes down easy. A good summer beer with just a hint of real beer flavor.

Photo of ByMySword
3.25/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Poured a very golden color with a very prominent white head that dissipated rather quickly, but not too quickly. Appears to have heavy carbonation. Looks very fizzy.

Smell: The smell was average from what you'd expect from an American lager.

Taste: This was an extremely sweet beer. A little bit too sweet for my taste, but not really bad. Very unique in a way. I'm not sure, but I thought I detected a hint of honey.

Mouthfeel: This is one of the smoothest beers I've yet drank that actually retained some sense of flavor.

Overall: Overall, this isn't a horrible beer. I would say its a good session beer. I could drink this fairly easily throughout the night.

Photo of tjd112
2.92/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation - Poured into Sam Smith's nonic

Appearance - Golden, a few shades darker than most adjuncts, small amount of white head

Smell - Sweet corn and grain

Taste - Honey and biscuits

Mouthfeel - Light, but somewhat water-y

Drinkability/Overall - I wouldn't be getting a sixpack, but this is ok as adjuncts go

Photo of EagleTalon
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a remarkable beer by any stretch. Just another beer to wash down spicy food with. No distinguishing characteristics other than a slightly spicy/sweet bouquet and a woody flavor (the bottle says "cypress barrels" my mouth says "tongue depressor flavor") Nice head and a little lacing. Rich yellow-golden color. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent and the finish is dry and clean with faintly lingering grain and hop notes.

Photo of fattyre
1.76/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear medium orange/yellow with a slowly dissipating white head. The smell is metallic, sulphurous, and sour. The taste(while trying not to breath in) is sweet and malty with a mild hoppy and metalic finish with a thin mouthfeel. This beer looks bad, smells bad, taste bad, and drinks bad but it could be a Hidden River Pale. I will give it another shot-maybe I got a bad one.

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.