Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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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Photo of thehooksman
4.23/5  rDev +51.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass just a bit off of clear; an orangish-yellow with a small white sudsy head. The aroma is pilsner-like floral hops, minimal fruity esters, and toasted malt. It is a very refreshing beer that tastes of lemon citrus, followed by sweet malt, that finishes with clean hops and a bit of residual citrus. The mouth is fuller than expected and smooth despite the ample carbonation. If you're looking for a standard American lager that is more flavorful than your big box boys, this is the way to go.

Photo of williamherbert
4.12/5  rDev +47.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was absolutely shocked to see so many negative reviews of this beer. I thought it was outstanding and refreshing and incredibly drinkable.

Has a bright, lager-yellow with a finger of foamy head. Tiny bubbles. The head separates it from other lagers.

The smell is a pleasant pale aroma, almost wheaty. Not the same as that metallic lager smell with cereal-grain adjuncts. Sweet and crisp. Excellent for style.

Some German barley malts in the flavor. A touch of bitterness, nicely balanced with the slightly wheaty sweet finish. Really nice. An exceptional light lager. Perfect sweetness with realy barley (not adjunct) balance.

Feels nice, creamy and bubbly. Perfect for style. Overall, this is sweet and delicious. I think it's what all American lagers should be. Bursting with bright flavor.

Photo of ronniebruner
4.02/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is surprisingly good. I expected an average American lager but was surprised by the sweet, hoppy taste, the malty aroma, the right amount of head and a perfect amount of carbonation. This beer was refreshing and obviously made with fresh, clean water. Definitely worth trying! This beer will surprise you for sure! I look forward to many more.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minhas has done a great job brewing this to taste like it did when produced at the New Orleans brewery until August, 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). Dixie is a good beer, and can (or could) be cloudy from time to time. It tastes different than any other beer, and has an excellent bite to it. It has an excellent mouth feel and goes down smooth. It's sad to drive by the large brewery on U.S. Highway 90 (Tulane Ave.) and see the once hopping building sitting derelict, but I guess that part of New Orleans history is over. I've got a lot of admiration for Dixie beer.

RJT

Photo of waybog
4/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed when I was in New Orleans. Can't find it up north.

Photo of Chefwho33
4/5  rDev +43.4%

Quite light and delicious.

Photo of Morris729
3.89/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with little to no head, just a few white bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Nose is sweet and honey-like blended with floral hops. Very pleasant. Taste is light and crisp with sweet notes of fresh honey and a nice amount of carbonation. This would go well with a plate of crawfish etouffe.

Photo of mattcomstock213
3.87/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was very surprised by this beer. I was expecting something rather foul and found the opposite. This old school lager is crisp and clean with more hops and less corn than one would expect from a relic beer. I wouldn't list as a premium beer like some places in New Orleans seem to do, but it was very good.

Photo of Ozone34
3.85/5  rDev +38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

You have to review a beer based on it's style, not your personal preferences. I saw a review saying "it's got nothing on Belgium". This is not a Belgian beer. It's an easy drinking american lager. Compare it to other beers in the genre and then make your reviews.

Also neck of the bottle reads the story of Katrina and how the brewery was almost left to ruin. It says "with a little help from our friends" meaning it's contract brewed somewhere else using the Dixie name.

Poured into a Warsteiner Tall Pilsner glass. Very nice head which quickly fades into a thin sheet. Very mild hops aroma with some sweet grains. I found the perfect balance of malts with mild aroma hops. Front of the tongue picks up a very sweet crisp clean grains. Bubbles tickle your tongue and throat on the way down. No funky adjunct twang or cheap rice/corn sweetness. A nice all natural crisp,clean, easygoing American lager.

A good showing from the style. A good session beer and palate cleanser.

Photo of mullenite
3.8/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this and toasting it to the Saints.

Glassware - Shaker Pint

Appearance - Light golden in color with a tall white head and some lacing on the glass. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation despite the clarity.

Nose - Very grainy nose with some burnt biscuit in there as well. Maybe the slightest bit of grassy hops but not a whole lot.

Taste - Surprisingly it's not all that bad. A little grainy at the start which quickly move to a little bit of bitterness which then gives way to a bit of an esther-y flavor. Shockingly complex for this type of beer.

Mouthfeel - Thin but not watery. Lots of carbonation (even if it is hidden in the appearance.)

Overall - Not a bad beer but for the price I would rather buy Yuengling or Sam Smith's Organic.

Photo of Pigs
3.8/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Man! I used to love this Dixie Beer! It's kinda weird to me now. Don't get me wrong, it is good. I just wish it was a bit better. It most likely has to do with the fact that it is not made in Louisiana anymore. Bummer. Anyway, it's a good beer to get when sitting outside on a nice day, sitting inside on a bad weather day, beachin' it with babes, eating gumbo, eating mudbugs, eating fried chicken, walking through the woods, fishing in a secret fishing hole, driving a tractor, listening to Taj Mahal, or really anything else. Get yer Dixie on!

Photo of u2carew
3.79/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head - white, tight, small bubbles. Slightly haze to the body. Straw colored. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Floral notes. Hints of peach.
T) Sweet malts up front, but slightly fruity. Hints of vanilla. Starts sweet finishes sweet. Subtle vegetal notes in the finish.
M) Light body. Clean. Creamy.
O) I believe my rating will be an anomaly, but a rather tasty adjunct lager. I would drink another.

Photo of jsisko01
3.79/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a semi-cloudy pale golden color with a VERY thin frothy head. Has very thin lacing also.

Smell - The first thing I notice is that is smells very close to a grape wine... Very sweet and fruity,

Taste - Very sweet and fruity, along with corn and is quite malty.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with high carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good beer, but a little too sweet for my taste..

Photo of Afterburner
3.72/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pale, straw gold. Foamy, large-bead head that persists for a bit.

Smell: No noticable esters or hop character. Grainy, almost grassy smell.

Taste: Buttery diacetyl, faint woodiness, mild hop character, cracker-like finish. Not an imposing beer at all. It's a unique interpretation of the American Light Lager style.

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy, unobtrusive.

Drinkability: This is my lawnmower beer of choice. I have an inordinate fondness for Dixie, and find it to be an above average macro clone.

Photo of JoLight
3.71/5  rDev +33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Appearance: straw colored, filtered body with a white head.

Aroma: grassy hops, very reminiscent of PBR; grainy.

Taste: Grainy, grassy hops, metallic notes. Very full-flavored.

Finish: dry, crisp.

It reminds me a great deal of Old Milwaukee, but with a stronger, bolder flavor.

Photo of mummbearsfan
3.7/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When first tasting this brew I got a malty, buttery, and bread like taste. After that I knew this could hold up to boldly seasoned and spicy cuisines.

The mouthfeel is lighter than some of the American Adjunct lagers that I have had in the past. this also didn't seem as hoppy or bittery as some of the other lagers that I have had.

Overall this a good beer to have with spicy and bold cuisine to counter balance the heat, saltiness, and spice in what you are eating.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.7/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A well made lager, perhaps the best from the Dixie Brewing Co. Pours out to a medium golden color with a small head of white foam. Streams of bubbles race toward the top, indicating the medium high level of carbonation. Aromas of sweet malts and flowery grains is appealing. Taste is a solid step in the right direction - destinctive maltiness, light earthy grain, notes of hops, sweet veggie notes. Mouthfeel is far better than typical macros, having depth and body, yet remaining refreshing. Above average drinkability. I got a case for 15 bucks, and it was well worth it. Recommended.

THE BLOODHOUND FACTOR: Both canines enjoyed this one, but Benjie seemed to be most fond of the rich maltiness, stealing a good portion of his sister's sample.

Photo of keeganfrank
3.62/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light gold liquid with a sudsy head that quickly dissolves. Crisp, dry vegetable aroma. Tastes of candied vegetables and grain. Almost too sweet, but the flavor's pleasant. Certainly an adjunct lager, but a well done one. I'd go for this over most other adjunct lagers.

Photo of iceball585
3.6/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale yellow color, clear, thin white layer that dissolved to a thin ring around the glass

S- Toasted nuts, malty, sweet, very light smell

T- Honey, grains, toasted, pale malts, sweet, hint of nuts

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, smooth, fairly sweet overall

D- Decent session beer

Fairly decent for an american lager. Definatly better than any macro produced lager you see at your typical grocery store.

Photo of daliandragon
3.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

When we went to New Orleans, my brother found a bar that had dollar Dixie beer in the afternoon and when he showed up for dinner with my parents at eight he was mighty loaded. It was a real fancy restaurant and I won't go into the goings on of the next several hours, but rest assured it is the stuff of family legend.

Dixie pours a dark straw color with a respectable head that dissipates in haste. The nose is mostly sugar and malt. The taste is textured and balanced, though the mouthfeel is a little watery. This is not great, but its drinkable and particularly so in the summer heat.

Photo of ChrisCage
3.56/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This pours a chill hazed light golden color with lots of carbonation rising to the top. The head isn't exactly impressive, but is super white, soapy looking and fizzles out quickly. The lacing is better than I expected, but still nothing interesting....starts out with some suds sticking to the glass but then they disappear into a watery line.

S- This does smell better than the average macro, as there is more of a malt aroma, but still, there is a modest smell of corn adjunct to sweeten this up. There is also some aromas of biscuit/yeast, and just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish.

T- I actually like the flavor of Dixie; it's unique I find! To me, the malt is very upfront and makes this sweeter than I was expecting. It is very clean on the finish, and although there is some cloying corn syrup like flavor on the palate after the swallow, I want to continue drinking this beer! The finish does contain an ever so mild bittering quality, but not enough to truly balance this one out.

M- Due to the sweetness of this one, it leans towards a medium body in my opinion. The carbonation, as expected, is plentiful and scrubs the palate clean. I feel like I'm drinking a carbonated dessert.

O- I'm not sure why this one has such a low score overall...the malt content is obviously much higher than a typical AAL, it's just not balanced quite enough with hop bitterness. Maybe it's the "slow aging" that this one goes through that gives it an extended richness...I don't know. I like this on its' own and think it could provide an interesting marinade for BBQ chicken....glad I picked this one up when given the chance!

Photo of baos
3.53/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into Mason jar.

A: The slightest bit of haze in this straw yellow pale body, sitting atop this is a three finger head on pour that sticks around pretty well.

S: Very sweet and malty smelling. Smells like grain dust and corn.

T: Sweet malts. Really nothing like any of the other lagers, but I really can't name another brew that's close. Fresh grains on the get go followed by a pleasant dryness. Can't really place any hops here except after about a minute's aftertaste the slightest bitterness resides.

M: This has a bit more body than most macros.. I would say this shouldn't be lumped in with the other macros, but I have no idea where I'd place it.

D: Tres drinkable!

Photo of Offa
3.52/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty tasty standard pale lager, a little different from others.

It is gold with a smallish medium white head that slowly shrinks to a ring and wispy top and leaves no real lace.

The aroma is grain, grass, hay, and fermenting grapes.

The taste is typically light but zesty with light fruitiness (hints of pear) with light but persistent grassy bitterness with green leaves and a hint of forest. It has a lively palate and the grassy bitterness persists through the finish, joined by a suddenly noticeable grain quality that is largely absent at first. It's crisp and generally enjoyable, interesting enough to keep drinking. The bitterness is faintly rough and a little thin, especially on flavour, but is generally a nice balance to the rest.

Photo of hangh
3.51/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Nice, clean and clear yellow color with carbonation bubbles that continue well after the pour. The head is a fine texture but doesn't stick to the glass much
S- Aroma is a lighter grainy smell with a little bit of corn.
T- Taste is unique that's for sure. Initially it's pretty bland but there is a quick signature taste that's hard to describe. It is more complex than you would think and each sip is still very refreshing
MF- Very smooth, lightly carbonated but the carbonation lasts for a long time.
D- A nice change of pace beer that is fun to drink and tastes suprisingly good

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.

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.