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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
66
poor

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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Southernbrew

Georgia

2.6/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours light-gold with a decent bubbly head.

Sweet smell with almost grass-like notes.

Medium body, sweet flavor with a bit of fruitiness. No real aftertaste.

A veryplain lager, now I remember why I don't drink many of them. Call me nuts but this is more appealing straight from the bottle.

03-25-2004 22:24:11 | More by Southernbrew
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dansteino

Louisiana

2.98/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance: No head.

Smell: Below aveage. Smells like American lager. Where's the damn wood that they brag about on the bottle?

Taste: Above average. Sweet. Like honey had been added.

Mouthfeel: Average. Like every other American lager.

Drinkability: Fairly drinkable -- although sweetness starts to wear on you.

Sweetness pairs well with the boiled crawfish and crabs that I ate. Still, no need to go out your way for this one.

03-10-2004 03:56:09 | More by dansteino
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kbub6f

New York

2.98/5  rDev +6.8%

Short, white, fizzy head dies quickly. Looks like gingerale. The beer is a clear, pale gold. Grainsy nose with some tangy fruit. A lemony/tangy front; thin middle is a little fishy; very grainsy finish shows some nice light hoppiness. This is a not-bad, pale American lager.

01-13-2004 00:41:17 | More by kbub6f
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JISurfer

South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev +1.4%

This is the worst out of the Dixie brews that I have had. It's light, but still had some body to it. I kind of tasted and smell like burnt hops, with a faintness of malt. I was not impressed by it at all and was actually kind of disappointed. Oh well, guess I'll have to stick with the ol Voodoo Lager line, which is waaay better.

09-23-2003 03:33:54 | More by JISurfer
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clvand0

Kentucky

2.4/5  rDev -14%

Average beer. Nothing special here, but I'll rate it anyway. Pours a boring yellow with a small white head that dies off quickly and leaves little/no lacing on the glass. The aroma is a little malty and grainy, but again, not much here. The flavor is very macro-brew. Pretty crappy taste, but easy to drink - just keep it really cold. Nothing to see here folks. Move along now.

09-15-2003 14:34:24 | More by clvand0
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

2.95/5  rDev +5.7%

Not a remarkable beer by any stretch. Just another beer to wash down spicy food with. No distinguishing characteristics other than a slightly spicy/sweet bouquet and a woody flavor (the bottle says "cypress barrels" my mouth says "tongue depressor flavor") Nice head and a little lacing. Rich yellow-golden color. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent and the finish is dry and clean with faintly lingering grain and hop notes.

08-24-2003 05:25:18 | More by EagleTalon
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3/5  rDev +7.5%

Presentation: Spied a few Dixie beers in my local store and thought I would give them a whirl for the sake of answering my intrigue. Well this offering, just called Dixie, has a fancy dark green, gold and white label – that has a very “macro” feel to it. The blurb on the label about being slowly aged in Louisiana Cypress wood barrels sounds impressive, but that too has a “Bud Beachwood Chips” ring to it.

Appearance: Pale golden color with a pearl white head that foams at first but which settles to a manageable 1/2” thick head. Standard Euro/American Lager look. Looks OK.

Nose: Sweet grain malts, everything about this beer is average – even the nose it seems.

Taste: Sweet malt beginnings, almost like a honey beer, but not too sickly. Malts are prevalent in the middle, the ending is crisp. Mellow, and clean all around, but never challenging. A “dust-buster” beer, for sure. No real discerning features at all, but there again, it does not really have any negative ones.

Mouthfeel: Average, if not forgetful.

Drinkability: Average again; not good, but not bad. Maybe slightly above average actually, well sort of nearly a 3.5 – I’ll stick with giving it a 3.0 though – it’s a hot night, and my objective judgment may be affected by that.

Overall: Certainly not the worst lager that I have ever had. But after I took the first taste, I realized exactly what this was. In the UK, it is sort of customary to drink an average UK brewed lager with spicy Asian food, it takes the edge of the food and is thirst quenching at the same time – but woe betide you if you drink the lager on its own, for then you will realize that the spicy food actually hides the fact of just how nasty and unpalatable the Lager actually is on its own – Dixie must the Cajun equivalent. It just makes the 3.0 mark, all around, because I am feeling a little generous tonight.
Probably OK for Cajun Rednecks – oops, can I say that?? LOL.

08-18-2003 04:10:52 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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beerguy101

California

3.38/5  rDev +21.1%

Medium gold color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweetish. A medium bodied lager style beer. Nice mild hops and malts. Good balance Mild flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very drinkable, but fairly average lager.

08-10-2003 00:28:56 | More by beerguy101
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fattyre

Georgia

1.8/5  rDev -35.5%

This beer pours a clear medium orange/yellow with a slowly dissipating white head. The smell is metallic, sulphurous, and sour. The taste(while trying not to breath in) is sweet and malty with a mild hoppy and metalic finish with a thin mouthfeel. This beer looks bad, smells bad, taste bad, and drinks bad but it could be a Hidden River Pale. I will give it another shot-maybe I got a bad one.

08-07-2003 04:06:54 | More by fattyre
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +9.3%

A crisp refreshing lager beer with big frothy head. Very fresh with a light aroma of malt and corn. (I guess I got lucky and didn't get a flat beer like a lot of others here.) A pretty simple lager with a hint of hops dressing up an otherwise sweet tasting lager laced with corn and possibly other adjuncts. Very smooth body. This is not a complicated lager, but a simple, pleasant one that goes down easy. A good summer beer with just a hint of real beer flavor.

08-01-2003 20:03:34 | More by marcobrau
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BobLuvBeer

Illinois

1.2/5  rDev -57%

Poured with no head.
Taste is a medicine hop flavor. Flat and thick tasting. In the glass, it appears to be nothing more than a glass of colored water. This is either a bad bottle of a fair beer or just an overall bad beer.
Not worth trying again to find out.

05-31-2003 13:30:49 | More by BobLuvBeer
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev +25.4%

A slightly above average lager beer from New Orleans. This beer poured a nice dark golden colour with a nice white head. The aromas were of honey, hops, and malts and the taste was more of the same. A very light and tasty, no-frills lager. It would be easy to put many of these back, especially outside during mardi gras! The mouthfeel is good and so is the drinkability...

Cheers to Morris729 for the sample!
-F

05-22-2003 22:20:13 | More by francisweizen
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev +1.4%

This odd beer has a dull amber color with a fizzy white head and very little clinging lace. Light/medium grainy malt. Light seltzery hops. Aged in cypress barrels, creating a weird woody flavor. An indescribably odd citrus mouthfeel coats the tongue. Lightly mealy and dry.

05-18-2003 17:56:03 | More by BeerResearcher
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mickeymac

California

2.35/5  rDev -15.8%

In my younger days, I'd occasionally have a Dixie when out for Cajun food. Perhaps the cayenne numbed my taste buds because I didn't realize how bad this stuff was until I tried it again recently. It looks like the typical lager. However, the smell was something like being trapped in a kitchen with all the doors and windows closed while grandma boils creamed corn. The taste also has a funky corn taste that's very hard to get past. It's slightly hoppier than I remember, which helps a little bit but doesn't even come close to saving it.

04-24-2003 08:16:59 | More by mickeymac
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev +5%

Tonight I put old Dixie down. Good looking clear dark yellow pour with a nice ivory head. Decent lacing for a while. Smell is very light but puts out hop aroma. Metallic edge in the taste to go with the hoppy flavor. A bit different than most pale lagers and seeming more like a pale ale. Full-bodied and bit creamy mouthfeel. This is better than I expected it to be. Worth a try in its home city with cajun cooking. Bet it holds up to the challenge.

04-10-2003 19:56:45 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Redrover

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +23.7%

Beer pours a nice medium yellow. Decent head with large bubbles, some agents at work?

The smell is very clean, hints of hops, malts and some grain.

I like this beer better with food than without. I think it is much better than the usual macros you find in New Orleans. Taste is on the sweet side with more malt than hops. It is a very easy drinking beer and helps cut the heat and humidity of the Big Easy. Goes great with oysters, gumbo, poor boys, etc. The flavor profile seems well suited to the local cuisine.

This is a good regional beer. Try this if you are in the mood for an American Macro Lager.

02-25-2003 11:16:38 | More by Redrover
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bditty187

Nebraska

1.68/5  rDev -39.8%

Sickly pale yellow, very small whitish soapy head, spotty lace. Odd nose, very sweet like honey mixed with corn and cooked veggies... plus it is rather potent (a bad thing). Poor palate; malty but cloyingly sweet, no detectable hops, it gets husky at the end. Smooth, weakly carbonated, light bodied, watery. This is just an awful beer. Avoid it, one of the worst beers I have tried.

02-20-2003 12:44:46 | More by bditty187
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Morris729

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +39.8%

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.

01-08-2003 19:42:31 | More by Morris729
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev +12.9%

pours out clear gold, a thin fine head forms and even sticks around, leaving a fine lace. very nice looking in a glass. the first aroma to hit me is honey, followed by some light grainy notes. a honey sweetness hits the palate right off the bat, riding a medium body, then sliding right down the throat with ease. only a fleeting hint of crispness, and no real hop bite. i get an unpleasnt adjunct taste in the finish mixed with some more of that honey. i honestly wasn't expecting any honey, and for it to be so strong in the flavor profile. a very smooth, yet adjunct filled brew. if anything it gave me a bit more to write about, but left me disappointed.

12-13-2002 22:29:46 | More by budgood1
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev +7.5%

Light gold in color, masterful head, bright white that degrades to a fine satiny lace to cover the glass. The aroma of honey, lightly cooked grains with a floral tone to cap it off, quite pleasant. The beer begins with that same honey sweetness noted in the nose also malt makes itself known. Mouth feel is middling, the finish pleasingly acidic, mellow in the hops category with a dry aftertaste. Clean and crisp beer meant for those hot summer afternoons on the front porch in the Bayou. As I was stationed for a short time in or at Fort Polk Louisiana, and those humid summertime afternoons require a light and fresh beer, so I wax nostalgic, and will rate a bit higher than I normally would.

12-10-2002 05:12:11 | More by Gusler
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Kwak

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Bitter hops with a malty aftertaste nice golden color good head nothing to much nice body . Nott to hoppy crisp and clean good refreshing quality with a bit of dryness!
Not a fovoriet of mine butt pretty good!

11-26-2002 22:12:43 | More by Kwak
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -22.9%

Out of a bottle at NCED/Marriot bar in Norman, Oklahoma...

Gold color with a foamy adjunct head. Some sense of berries in the mostly sweetish aroma. Lacks overcarbonation -- an OK thing to me but helps stress a slightly woody corn husk flavor in the malts. Hopping is poor to non-existent. The aftertaste is sweetly cloying and unpleasant. Aside from the mouthfeel, there's nothing to recommend this brew over any macro I've run across.

10-15-2002 09:13:07 | More by ADR
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HopheadEd

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a nice amber color, but very little head, and fades quickly. Unfortunately, no lace at all. The first taste was surprising, malty, sweet, very nice. Reminded me of a fest. Light hops, but not a very impessive finish. In fact, the more I have the less impressed I am. Fair pils.

10-13-2002 10:44:32 | More by HopheadEd
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Dogbrick

Ohio

1.68/5  rDev -39.8%

Below average lager (?). Not really sure what to make of this one, as I could detect none of the attributes touted on the label. Guess I'll have to try it on its home turf some time to see if it is any better. I'll drink it with some gumbo.

10-03-2002 09:26:47 | More by Dogbrick
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Clear, straw golden in color but with a brass cast. Unusual - light, but with a darkish tint? The head is white, creamy, and leaves some good lace. The aroma is of grainy malt, with what I tend to think of as an "adjunct" note, and some vegetal character. The vegetal is not real bad, but definitely not good either! The body is light-medium with a very fine, and gentle carbonation giving it a very soft and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor definitely expresses a good use of adjunct with a thin grainy - almost husky - maltiness that is sweet more out of lacking bitterness than residual sugars. The alcohol is noticeable, even in such a light beer - very odd It finishes lightly sweet with a lingering grainy/husky character that's somewhat astringent. Although it does have it's own unique character, this is not a well brewed beer and I'd imagine that even if it's sold at a price point a better beer can be had for less.

09-23-2002 18:56:46 | More by NeroFiddled
Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.