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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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66
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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 22.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I think I may have worked my way through must of their lineup now, LOL. I keep getting these just for the sake of trying them to be honest. I am in search of the macro lager that I actually like. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass on 06/25/2009.
 
The pour was about what I would have expected. Dull hay in color with lots of carbonation. A nice big head of fizzy white on top that only hangs around for a few moments before settling back down into virtually nothing. Dull aroma of musty bready notes with hints of light grain and a very light overall presentation. Taste is crisp, clean, and not long lasting. What is there is your traditional wet hay like flavor, hints of malts, and just the slightest bit of bite from a bitter note toward the end. Underwhelming but not really bad per se. Very light body, very light carbonation.
 
Overall not bad at all, just painfully average and more along the lines of everything else out there. I would not really go here again.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 19:40:45 | More by mikesgroove
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a pale yellow with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves the beer pretty naked for the rest of the glass. Aroma is light lemon and honey, some light herbs and; a bit of popcorn butter in there, but it's solid for the most part. Taste is light, a hint of sweetness; very clean with a fresh-cut grassy quality; a good lawnmower beer in that respect. Not overcarbonated like most brews in this style, very drinkable.

Always good to have a Southern brew around the house; this brew doesn't wow, but it's more than solid for the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 06:42:50 | More by saintwarrick
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light straw with a fizzy white head that quickly vanishes. Nose is light lemon, feet, and vegetal touches. Flavour starts off with a bit of a butteriness and light grain, mild lemon and some residual bitterness in the finish. Fairly dry with a sharp carbonation and light body. OK drinkability, but nothing worth writing home about here.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 18:11:50 | More by allergictomacros
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lionking

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bottle at State Line Liquors in MD. I was in New Orleans a few years back and didnt come across Dixie then so I decided to purchase. I believe it is now being contract brewed after Katrina.

Bottle label states this beer is "slow brewed". I never heard that one before. Light golden color with about a half a finger head which quickly faded. Sweet and grainy smell. Macro taste. A sweet corn beer. It kind of reminds of Straub Beer. Drinkable but not something I would have except as a novelty or a cheap beer session.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 15:20:34 | More by lionking
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. Some spotty lace dots the glass.

Smell: some soft malt sweetness and corn are detectable.

Taste: light malt base with grass, corn, a hint of lemon, and a very mild bitterness make up a bland lager.

Mouthfeel: light in bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: decent drinkability but a boring beer that you will tire of quickly.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 23:45:20 | More by Gavage
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Spikester

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale amber with one finger of white head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is bready and corny. Taste is very similar to MGD. Sweet malts, some minor hop bitterness, and a bit of corn. Carbonation is average, mouthfeel is fine for the style. Not one I would seek out but glad to drink it to help out the New Orleans area. Cool looking label.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 18:05:28 | More by Spikester
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bluejacket74

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch white head that went away pretty quickly. Not much lacing at all. It smells like grain and sweet malt, nothing else from what I can tell. But it doesn't smell offensive, so that's a plus. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like grain and sweet malt, but also has a slight metallic taste that isn't pleasing. Mouthfeel/body is light and thin, but it's also crisp. Drinkability is average, not bad but not good either. If someone gave me one I'd drink it, but I certainly wouldn't buy this again. Luckily I was able to get a single bottle and not a six pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 02:11:45 | More by bluejacket74
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BigIrishman

New Jersey

1.83/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 04:01:04 | More by BigIrishman
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

2.93/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours an average macro lager dull straw yellow. A one finger foamy head off a rough pour fades quickly, and lacing is non-existent. a bit of carbonation, but it lacks any lager sparkle.

smells a bit grainy, a bit corny. a bit of beet sugar sweetness and a hint of vanilla, but grain takes center stage.

Light malt, a hint of grain, a bit of straw, and a bit of floral hops. crisp, clean, and not too grainy. lemony lightly bitter finish.

fizzy, thin, pretty vapid. almost too carbonated to drink a ton of... which is unfortunate, as that's kind of the one thing Dixie has goin' for it.

i guess this is drinkable. The carbonation is a bit rough, and that funky lemon bitter finish makes it a bit unpleasant, but it's still a decent macro lager. It's definitely a step above the bmc macro lagers, but the steps are a bit unstable.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 08:25:36 | More by djeucalyptus
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jujubeast6000

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 2/10/2009 (bottle):

Pours a very clear, very pale yellow colored body, with a smallish creamy white head that's diminishing. Has a banana malty aroma. Grainy, and light smelling. Almost effervescent. Watery taste, grainy. Maybe corn. Light taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 19:23:50 | More by jujubeast6000
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dudecandle

New York

2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For the American Macro-Adjunct style, it's pretty good. Since I was in the mood for a "good" beer and its uninformative bottle didn't tell me more clearly what it was, it's a damn shame.
A: It pours out a headless moderately-clouded yellow-gold color.
S: Slightly of florals and hops. Slightly.
T: Nothing much going on here, a bit sweet with the corn being complemented by the slightest hop bitterness.
M: Crisp and light.
D: This is the kind of stuff that I could see myself easily putting down the whole six-pack if I found myself interested in getting boozed up. It's drinkable and not disgusting like many other of the popular American macros tend to be, but all in all it's nothing more than the better end of a bad spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 22:50:45 | More by dudecandle
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aeminter

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean, fizzy, pale yellow with very little head. With a hard pour we got about 1-2 fingers that vanished almost instantly. No lacing.
The nose is mild...almost champagne like.
There is a subtle complexity to the taste...almost like a pilsner, and some faint floral/fruit flavors hanging out in the aftertaste.
Not very thought provoking. Easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 07:19:43 | More by aeminter
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mattcomstock213

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +38.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 18:51:15 | More by mattcomstock213
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cnally

Indiana

2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

nice story about dixie. saved from inevitable destruction and closure facing katrina.

the beer pours with a non-existent head. pale yellow color on the beer. crystal clear.

smell is yeasty and wet-grass scented.

a grainy, yeasty flavor is immediate. the surprise is the sweetness. the sweet resonates big time. mild fruit flavor.

light feel and not imposing.

well, lager is not a favorite style. but I have had some that rise up and break the typical fold. not this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 02:25:30 | More by cnally
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magictrokini

California

2.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 21:51:29 | More by magictrokini
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cvfish

Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a straw yellow color with a white foamy head that laced around the glass nicely as it goes down

S - Smelled like malts, worst part of the beer

T - Tasted mostly of malts, no real accent flavors, but overall a good tasting beer

M - Crisp, a little high on the carbonation, light bodied

D - Drinkable beer, great for a hot day

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 23:16:05 | More by cvfish
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roadhouse

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appears clear straw yellow in color with a half inch white head that quickly sinks to a thin skim and leaves behind no lacing.

Aroma is grainy with a mild sweetness, a very slight hop presence. Very mild overall.

Taste is grainy up front with a light metallic tone and a bit too much fizz. A vague hop flavor comes out towards the end.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery plus the carbonation is too fizzy to the point where you end up with a mouthful of foam from swirling it around in the mouth.

Overall I actually thought that their light lager was better. Not one I would ever buy, but it's drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:49:28 | More by roadhouse
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear dull orange with a thin, fizzy off white head that quickly dissipated. Visible carbonation was moderatly strong and rapid. A weak head and lack of any lacing pretty much gives this an average at best appearance.

S: stale oranges with a touch of mold. Light creame de orange candy sweetness with some fresh grass. Overall a really strange aroma.

T: The beer starts off with an obnoxious fizziness which was distracting to say the least. Cold oranges and a fresh grass hopping some come into play with light fresh bread dough notes. Some sourness and a musky mildew nature with a candysugar sweetness closes things out in an otherwise quite bizarre and hard to describe flavor.

M: very fizzy from the aggressive carbonation and a little rough around the edges. A grassy-orange aftertaste lingers afterwards.

D: poor giving this a big pass here. This is one I care not to experience again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 23:16:47 | More by beerthulhu
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2008 14:37:32 | More by tempest
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Orange golden in color with some chill haze. A small white head forms and almost imeediately disappears. A light foam is what is left and it resides on top. Not much carbonation action.

Aroma is a touch fruity; like green apple fruity. That usually is not a good sign. Slightly sour and some notes of grains and grass.

I served the beer a little too cold. This hotel refrigerator gets everything entirely too cold. Fairly decent malt flavoring as the beer slightly warms. Malty with not much of the adjunct flavoring. A touch sweet as well. A bit more of the sour apple. A touch of DMS as well which always turns me off.

Not too bad. Average at best. Unless stranded with nothing else to drink, I am not sure I will try this again. Just not good enough or memorable enough.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 19:03:21 | More by SaCkErZ9
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one straight from the bottle. I love their logo, the fleur de lis on the label as well. Too bad the beer was mostly downhill from there.

The smell was exactly what I'd expect of an American Macro Lager style... I think it would be hard to distinguish from budweiser in a blind smell test.

The taste is nothing special... it's smooth, but little taste behind it. Nothing special at all, just a generic macro-lager.

I'd definitely drink these guys over the big macrobrewers, but as I've learned more and more about beer and delved into bolder, darker styles, this just doesn't entice me at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 17:33:27 | More by theboozecruise
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craytonic

District of Columbia

1.88/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Beautiful bottle, nostalgic of New Orleans and the Old South.

No head to speak of; no real smell (or taste)

Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the worst beer I have ever tasted. Light, like water (or piss). Touch of metal and chemicals. The cypress is long gone due to floods, factory problems, etc.

I was with a friend in New Orleans who just had to try it, despite my warnings, and the bartender described it as a "novelty" because of the bottle and name, and strongly advised him not to try it. Despite our protests, he did, and we all three agreed it is the worst beer you can get. Nice bartender, gave him something else anyways.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2008 21:16:45 | More by craytonic
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ballewblake

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this from a friend of a friend that wanted me to comment on it. So I actually went into this with ill intent, but... I was surprised. :)

Poured into my Duvel tulip from bottle, one finger head that recedes almost immediately. Duvel stippling forms a floating D in the center of the glass, ring of head remains around the glass. Lightly carbonated bubbles in a transparent fizzy yellow brew. Smell is hard to get even in this wide mouth glass, getting your standard light lager smells at most, nothing really stands out. Taste is clean and crisp, slightly sweet initially and lightly bitter on the back end. Really not that bad. Its following a Cantillon and Belgian IPA, so that MIGHT have something to do with it, but I could see this going down pretty easily on a hot summer day, or sitting on my porch swatting mosquitoes in New Orleans drinking some Pontchartrain Punch. :)

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 03:07:46 | More by ballewblake
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Offa

California

3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 00:00:42 | More by Offa
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BeerSox

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Crystal clear and bubbly straw hue with a large 1.5 finger pearl white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Actually a nice look for a head, regardless of any style.

Musty malt aromas with a little bit of an acerbic tinge. Pretty standard.

Light sweet malt and adjunct flavors with very little bitterness. Light bodied with high carbonation. The finish is very clean, with a hint of grain lingering for a bit.

Maybe not as smooth as one of the "Big Three", but is still rather refreshing. I can see this being a popular beer in the Bayou among the people who favor this style.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 22:25:50 | More by BeerSox
Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.