Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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167 Reviews
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Reviews: 167
Hads: 343
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 20.14%
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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Reviews: 167 | Hads: 343
Photo of ChrisCage
3.56/5  rDev +23.6%
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! (1,633 characters)

Photo of Pauly2X
2.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my good friends Jana and Dirk for bringing this up.

A- Light straw gold with a half finger head.

S- Sweet grainy aroma with faint hints of corn with no discernable hop aroma.

T- Grainy sweet up front with light hints of corn in the wings. The corn notes becoming more noticable as the beer warms up. What little hop character there is barely pokes in at the end before the semi-sweet finish.

M- Carbonation good and spritzy while maintaining a pretty smooth feel.

O- Not bad at all... for what it is. While I wouldn't seek it out ever, but if you were used to even cheaper adjunct lagers, this might taste pretty good by comparision. (648 characters)

Photo of WastingFreetime
2.6/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured out a standard clear golden straw color, tiny collar of white head, no lacing. Smells and tastes mostly of cooked sweet corn with a side helping of diacetyl butteriness. Mushy generic bittering hops in the flavor. Light body and fizzy soda carbonation. Doesn't do enough differently from all the other Adjunct Lagers to justify the price tag on the bottle. (385 characters)

Photo of tvv375ia
3.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-straw yellow with about a finger of white head that fades wuickly without any lacing

S-grainy corn just like the style and not much else

T-sweet corn type taste with a little malt

M-just light the style pretty thin and watery

O-no worse than anything else in the style but there is just not a lot of flavor in this which is in line with the style (393 characters)

Photo of jonstep
2.08/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I remember Dixie Beer from the old beer can collecting days of my youth. I guess that lead to a curiosity to try the brew. I got a 12oz bottle of this brew from the local beer/wine superstore. I chilled it overnight and poured a sample into a 12 oz. weizen glass. The rest that I decided to drink was from the bottle.

Appearance: golden hue, clear and with a head of white froth. Nothing special.

Smell: Typical sweet corn/grain smell of an American adjunct lager.

Taste: The taste was sweet and the carbonation was noticeable. Not much of an aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, carbonated, and light.

Overall: Nothing came out in the taste to make me want to buy this beer again. Why it could be anything more than a local favorite is beyond me. (746 characters)

Photo of Jayli
2.34/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had at Bourbon St in Liverpool, NY
Served in a bottle, had to ask for a glass
10/5

A: This beer pours a clear straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of bone white head. Head recedes quickly, leaving very minimal lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is grain, grain, corn and grain.

T: Taste is sweet, syrupy malt flavoring in the forefront that has major corn and grain flavoring throughout. Finish had a bit of perhaps hay, grassiness.

M: Lighter body, high carbonation, crisp body.

O: Goes down a bit rough, not very tasty, low kick, ok representation of style. I tried this to try it, I expected more and got far less. Pass. (618 characters)

Photo of mummbearsfan
3.7/5  rDev +28.5%
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. (469 characters)

Photo of weller1js
3.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: pours a clear, normal yellow, moderately carbonated, finger-thick white bubbly foam that dissipates into a small ring of similar lacing.

smell: corn malts, butter.

taste: begins clean, with light toasty malt body with a buttery sensation that seems to blend both the malts and hops, which carries through the finish.

overall: was expecting a run-of-the-mill adjunct pilsners, but this one has some character in its malts and hops giving it a medium body, well done. (480 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: buttery, corn, wheat, malts,

taste: sweet, butter, lite

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin body,

overall: rather boring lager. had to try it. it was something new to me at the time.

cheers,
the cpj (283 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
2.88/5  rDev 0%
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. (504 characters)

Photo of thehooksman
4.23/5  rDev +46.9%
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. (515 characters)

Photo of keeganfrank
3.62/5  rDev +25.7%
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. (269 characters)

Photo of Onenote81
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew picked up in a mixed-sixer from Total Wine. I've been in a lighter-beer mood as of late, I spotted this one, and into the pack she went. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark gold with a thin white head on top. No retention, no lace. The nose has an odd vegetable-scent to it right away, then sweetens on the finish. Honeycrisp apples, lemon, cheap grains. Good full mouth for a lager. Carbonation level spot-on. Not as thin as its macro peers. Good flavor with this one. Lemony citrus, husk, mild sweetness, and just a bit of hop flavor. Honestly, I really liked this. This could easily be a regular in my fridge this summer. It's light, easy-drinking, more flavorful than most Adjuncts, and just overall refreshing. Way to go, Dixie. (768 characters)

Photo of sixerofelixir
2.65/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Old-school looking label. Some numbers inked on neck - is it a Julian best-by code?

Pours a lightly hazed, very light golden-yellow. A white head soon becomes a ring. Many slow carb trailers. Smell is husky, and kind of artificially sweet, like a sugar substitute or something. Taste is crisp, with some adjunct flare, but mostly that sweet taste arises again.. does it come from liquid malts? Liquid hops seem to be in effect too. Finishes pithy. Drinks OK, but this beer is way too sweet for my liking. (519 characters)

Photo of beerprovedwright
2.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a finger of head and little lace. Color was a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells of boiled corn, and rice. Tastes of wheat, rye, corn, rice, barley, and very little hops. Just a little bit of tingle on the tongue, other than that, zip. Nothing special about this brew, will not buy another, but will be kind and drink it if it is offered. (345 characters)

Photo of Lemke10
2.08/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this as a mix and match 6-pack from Everhett's in South Beloit, IL for $9.99.

A rather basic beer here. Pours a golden amber with a pretty thick head. Has the scent of very grassy grains which continues into the taste as well as having a slight bitterness. Really comes down to an average beer of average quality. Considering the taste for the price, you might as well go with Red Dog. Same taste just a thinner texture. (431 characters)

Photo of ronniebruner
4.02/5  rDev +39.6%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
1.47/5  rDev -49%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Thanks to AndrewNations for bringing this bottle back. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a pretty good white head and some spotty lacing. The nose is dominated by DMS and the accompanying creamed corn character. Not much else. Maybe some grain. The taste is nothing but corn and quite gross. Really just bad. Feel is creamy and full of things reminding me of vegetables. Light with not enough carbonation. Drinks very, very poorly. (449 characters)

Photo of ivanwatling
1.65/5  rDev -42.7%
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. (393 characters)

Photo of marc956
3.4/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Better than most in its category. Got a 12 pack (actually 2x6 packs) in nostalgia for Louisianne and found I liked it better than in the past. Good drinkability, descent smell (better than High Life anyway) goes well with many different kinds of food. (251 characters)

Photo of MTNboy
2.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The first thing I noticed was that this beer was extremely flat. There was virtually no head or lace. The body is brass colored with hardly any bubbles. It smells a little bit like saltine crackers. The taste was pretty bland there was not much anything. There is a tiny bit of hops and it is mildly grassy. Very thin mouthfeel. (328 characters)

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
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. (366 characters)

Photo of eyncognito
3.04/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Blind Pig mason jar.

Dixie is pale straw, a firm 1 finger of head forms with surprising retention. Completely clear. The smell is mild, barely there. Just some sweet cereal grains and corn, far from offensive since its aroma is barely noticeable.

Taste is simple, slightly metallic before warming, a sweet malt flavor dominates. I cannot detect hops, but despite the sweetness, this lager finishes with a pleasant dryness. Mouthfeel is light, well carbonated without being sudsy or gassy like a soda.

Pretty drinkable. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but a reasonable alternative to the BMCs of the world. (625 characters)

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
2.96/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought this beer out of curiosity and I was looking for a hot afternoon light refresher that I planned to cool off cold in the fridge.

I suppose as such this beer is a good refresher type drink.
It's pretty much as I expected-- a simple lager type beer. The alcohol content isn't so high that my metabolism becomes impaired.

It's a good hot day drink when you don't care about the complexity-- you just want to guzzle something cold.

Maybe worth a try but in this "refresher beer" category I'll stick with PBR... (517 characters)

Photo of Stigs
3.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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. (690 characters)

Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
68 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.