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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 23.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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Photo of orangemoustache


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

Pours a transparent gold with a bright white head that retains nicely for a moment before retreating to a thin covering. This smells of harvest grain tortilla chips,some nice semi-sweet floral notes.The taste is quite a bit better than a BMC for those looking for a change from the norm. Better than average grainy notes greet the taste buds on each and every sip.There is some dryness,not overdone,keeping the drinkability above average. The finish is slightly metallic,but pretty clean otherwise. A refreshing easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 02:11:46 | More by orangemoustache
Photo of Cresant


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

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a pils glass. No date. The body was yellow gold with a crisp white, small head. Lazy carbonation beads. Head faded slower than many.

Smell was corn and citrus. Sour, light lemon aroma.

Taste reflected the smell. Some hops bitterness and a vegetal sweetness. A drying finish with a fast drop off. Not as bad as I anticipated for a Macro Lager, enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was zesty, yet with a slickness in the mouth. Medium to light body.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 14:22:06 | More by Cresant
Photo of joekfsu


2.45/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a nearly clear gold with 2-3 cm of foamy white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of sweet malts. Initial flavor is light and sweet, no real definitive flavor. Aftertaste is mildly dry and long lasting. Light body, light carbonation, light lacing, and no alcohol presence noted. Overall, anyone could drink this if other better beers weren't around.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 00:54:54 | More by joekfsu
Photo of Slynger


2.68/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light, clear, yellowy color with a frothing white cap.

Smells lightly sweet and grainy, slightly musty and lemony.

Lightish body swirshy smooth and creamy light. Flavored sweet more than anything then light grain and lemon with the barest hint of musty bitterness.

Really not too much going on here, but it is better than your average macro.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 04:01:10 | More by Slynger
Photo of Ozone34


3.9/5  rDev +39.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 21:57:12 | More by Ozone34
Photo of Zorro


2.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Saw this on the shelf at the local store and peeked at the BA reviews of it and it isn't totally without merit so I bought some.

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white head, similar to most other beers of the style.

Smell is yeasty and lemony with a fairly strong cooked vegetable scent. Mild and lemony hop aroma.

The taste starts out neutral and a bit of medicine flavor. Strong cooked vegetable flavor and a little yeast flavor and lemony hop flavor. Veggie flavor is annoying.

Mouthfeel is thin to average.

Not really up to BMC standards really. Mediocre beer that isn't worth the cost.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 02:03:37 | More by Zorro
Photo of iceball585

New York

3.6/5  rDev +28.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2008 01:46:52 | More by iceball585
Photo of Vancer


2.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light alcohol brew (4.5%) in a lager bottle. Still, not a bad looking pour of lemon yellow, with a firm white head. Bit of euro skunk in the aroma, but the whole rotten skunk is in the beer. Whoo, this one rates as a rough one if we're suppose to think this captures the southern way of life.

There's enough cooked veggies, which have been sitting in the sun for a couple days, to feed a family of 4. This one would be hard to drink, even after a hard day of lawn mowing.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 03:10:56 | More by Vancer
Photo of madtowndmb1


3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Not an impressive looking beer, but it's a lager. A clear beer, looks just like a football beer

S: The smell is the worst part of this beer. Nothing at all that makes you want to take another sniff.

T: Although the smell isn't that great, the taste isn't horrible. It has a slight sweet taste and a none offensive finish, not bad

M: feels and drinks like a football beer.

It's ok to have one just to say you did it, if you could find it as a single

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2008 22:35:54 | More by madtowndmb1
Photo of ajmoody76


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

bought at local beer store. pick a six 12 ounce bottles. brewed by joseph huber brewing in WI due to katrina. dixie hopes to get back on line in the future. website is under construction. poured into an imperial pint glass. barely a white head. stayed around the rim the rest of the way down but no head in the middle of the glass. clear yellow with a darkish hue. looks decent.

light malty aroma. does not smell bad. a little hop fruits. no off odors.

fruity with a little sweetness. dry aftertaste. balanced for style.

pretty thin body. low carbonation. no lace. okay beer. will not pick this up again until they are brewing in new orleans. no session for me. follows the style- which is a not so good style (IMO).

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 02:17:55 | More by ajmoody76
Photo of Drew966


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

Dixie Beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a mildly sweet adjunct aroma. The same is true of the flavor, mildly sweet adjuncts and perhaps just a touch of diacetyl, or is that just my imagination? Not bad for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 01:02:49 | More by Drew966
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden body with a small, short-lived white head.

Smell: Light aroma of pale malts and cooked corn with a single, lone drop of honey.

Taste: Exceedingly pale maltiness with a sweet corn taste. Hops give a little zip of grassiness and a mild (and I do mean mild) bitterness. Fairly clean and crisp on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A "slow brewed" beer made for quick chugging. Tastes like a Pabst Plus.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 02:47:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Halcyondays


3.43/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times, never seen it here in CA before, so I thought I'd try it out.

A: Pours a clear yellow, with a firm white head with good retention, no lacing though.

S: Light, but with some bready malt and corn.

T: Bready malt up front, with clear grassy hops to back it up, with a hint of corn sweetness, similar to PBR, nowhere near the amount of corn in something like Corona or MGD.

M: Good crisp carbonation makes this beer easy to drink and refreshing, pretty well done.

D: Not a bad beer at all, one of the better macros I have had, would be a good choice in the summertime.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 00:33:13 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of riversider76

New York

2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours straw in color with a thin white head. Not much in the way of retention, but some lacing. Aroma is grainy,and weak. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is sweet,with a buttery quality. Not bad I guess,but I really can't say I'd drink it again by choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2008 03:15:40 | More by riversider76
Photo of williamherbert

New York

4.13/5  rDev +47.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2008 01:39:28 | More by williamherbert
Photo of RblWthACoz


2.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly fogged straw gold with a minimal white head. Nose is like roasted malts with a sweet tone to it. Flavor has a roasted edge to it, but it just doesn't seem clean at all. Pretty uneven and out of balance. I don't like it. Feel is standard. I can't really say this is that drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 22:28:43 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of tayner


2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brewed in WI for the Dixie company after Hurricane Katrina.

poured a fizzy yellow into my pint glass with a huge foamy head with very large bubbles. the head was ugly, not tight at all, and quite the turnoff for me.

Tastes like a macro. Tastes watered down for sure, i can pick out some hops, and some malt, but all in all it tastes like there is way too much water in the recipe.

mouthfeel is watery at best. it does have a very clean finish since it doesnt really have anything heavy in the taste to begin with.

as for drinkability, i can see this as a micro to serve your macro drinking friends, i doubt they could tell the difference, except in price (1.83 per bottle) It was certainly not worth the price and glad i only have one single. this could be a decent "lawnmower beer" though as you could drink it like water when the temperature is 110 in the desert.. i guess perhaps that is what it was intended for.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 21:28:32 | More by tayner
Photo of russpowell


3.33/5  rDev +18.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 04:56:47 | More by russpowell
Photo of billybob


3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a light golden color with a large white head that disappears quickly to just beer and no lacing. slight cooked veggie smell. malt, yeast, grain taste. light mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation. just a new name i had not seen thought i would give it a try but i do not think i will buy again at nine dollars a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 19:48:07 | More by billybob
Photo of Beerbuddha


2/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance- Pours with a clear yellow body like the color of straw. Thin white head which disappears quickly.

Smell- Very yeasty with a slight hint of malts.

Taste- Very crisp with a bitter taste and dry finish. Has a dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Thin with high carbonation.

Drinkability- None. Lets be honest this beer is garbage. The fact that they aren't brewing this in New Orleans anymore makes it suck more. Dixie was never very good and now it is riding on the coat of nostalgia.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 02:36:12 | More by Beerbuddha
Photo of cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle, served chilled in an Urthel Tripel mug

Pours with a slightly hazy yellow body, some amber highlights around the edges of the glass. Fizzy bubbly white head, fair retention although it settles down to a whisp. No lacing

Smell, a whack of dextrin, fresh grass cuttings, grist and spent grains. Some fresh malt character, small amount of hop aroma

Taste, crisp and thin malt profile. Some slight biscuity and adjunct type dryness on the finish. A slight hop bitterness and character early on, disappates early though and doesnt stick around till the end. Some sweetness from the malt along with a little bit of fresh melon

Didn't expect much from this and to be honest it didn't exactlyset my palette on fire. That said its a clean drinking and pretty refreshing lager, no real off flavours or aromas to speak of. This bottle was produced in the EU due to the devastation of the Dixie brewery in New Orleans

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 14:33:27 | More by cypressbob
Photo of gmfessen


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

Poured beer from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a light yellow golden color with minimal fizzy head. Very little lacing. Smell is sweet with malt, corn. Taste is malty, with a slight tinge of molasses and a hoppy, dry finish. The mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation. Overall, this beer is drinkable, but no more than your average macro lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 23:49:49 | More by gmfessen
Photo of Frozensoul327


3.73/5  rDev +33.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 00:39:34 | More by Frozensoul327
Photo of jwc215


2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured gold with a thin white foamy head that left some lacing.
The smell was thin - but an odd, sourish aroma was present.
The taste was of malt with a touch of sweetness. Some adjuncts and a touch of grass were mixed in. A touch of metal was noticeable.
The hints of flavors quickly disappeared, leaving a bland aftertaste.
Even though it's not watery, it lacked much body or flavor. Although I was able to finish it relatively quickly, nothing about it made me desire another one. Not much of a thirst-quencher, either. While not horrible, it's below average, and not worth it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2006 18:15:30 | More by jwc215
Photo of daliandragon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +27.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 05:18:51 | More by daliandragon
Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.