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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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325 Ratings
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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 saintwarrick
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Photo of allergictomacros
2.65/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of lionking
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of Gavage
3.2/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Photo of Spikester
3.1/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of bluejacket74
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of BigIrishman
1.83/5  rDev -34.4%
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 djeucalyptus
2.93/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of dudecandle
2.65/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of aeminter
3.3/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of mattcomstock213
3.88/5  rDev +39.1%
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 cnally
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of magictrokini
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
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 cvfish
3.33/5  rDev +19.4%
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

Photo of roadhouse
2.78/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.48/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Photo of tempest
2.55/5  rDev -8.6%
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 SaCkErZ9
3.35/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

Photo of theboozecruise
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Photo of craytonic
1.88/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

Photo of ballewblake
2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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. :)

Photo of Offa
3.53/5  rDev +26.5%
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 BeerSox
3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of orcasteve
1.63/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the only reason to drink one of these is to try somthing from new orleans, or to rinse out your glass betwen good beers. this beer tastes mildley sour like sourdough bread and hints of corn. this is bottem of the bunch for sure. this is not a beer that i ever want agan

Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.