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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of mschofield
2.3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a highly carbonated amber-gold topped with a two finger quickly dissipating white head, leaves thin webs of lacing.
Fruity aroma, crisp with a caramel note.
Off adjuncty taste, corn and vegetables, toaste, bread, wood, light citrus and earth notes.
Medium bodied. Went through a 6 pack, 4 of the bottles were stale and flat, only 2 were in good shape.

mschofield, Oct 01, 2004
Photo of etaggie09
2.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ah! The infamous Dixie. I actually summoned up the courage to try this beer even though I think Dixie Jazz is the worst beer in the universe.

Presentation: 12 oz. longneck bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Wow! A centimeter high head that disappears within 5 seconds. Moderate carbonation. Orange Amber color. Darker than most adjuncts. Very little lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malt, a little lemony. Not much going on here but a little more enjoyable than mainstream adjuncts.

Taste: Watery with very little sweet malt and some grain. There is a lot less malt flavor than I expected from the smell. No aftertaste; extremely dry. Alcohol unnoticeable. Can't find anything else, it tastes mostly like water. I barely taste any hops at all.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery with moderate to high carbonation. No coating of the palate at all.

Drinkability: Light and easy to drink, but I only drank half of it before pouring it down the drain. It left a queasy feeling in my stomach and kinda gave me a headache. Didn't like the taste either.

Notes: Well at least it was better than I exspected. After nearly vomiting from Dixie Jazz, this at least was somewhat drinkable. I will never drink this again. The only reason I drank it was because it was in the refrigerator at my parents' house. I tried to be as fair as I could with the ratings even though I detest nearly everything this brewery makes. It is a disgrace to New Orleans, Louisiana, and beer. When I want something local, I buy Abita, but alas, even that leaves much to be desired.

etaggie09, Sep 28, 2004
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.45/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Considering Baton Rouge is only about an hour from New Orleans, it's fairly difficult to find Dixie around here. Supermarkets don't have it (or for the most part anything too interesting), and only one liquor store I've been to has it. Too bad, because it's a nice little beer. Appearance is an unimpressive light golden color, head is small and quickly goes away. Smell is nice and malty, smells like a weaker version of their Blackened Voodoo. Taste is lightly malty, with flavor that reminds me of molasses. This isn't overpowering so it's easy to drink. Standard Dixie seems like a much lighter version of Blackened Voodoo, or actually vice versa. Dixie isn't too challenging or that special of a beer, but it's tasty easy-to-drink character won me over.

Gagnonsux, Sep 06, 2004
Photo of trumick
3.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark yellow color with a thin head that lasted for a bit.
Smell is of honey, hops and metallic.
Taste is malty, slightly hop, and a metalic flavor at the end, but the sweetness does go on for a while.
Mouthfeel is average to good nice carbination not too overpowering.
Drinkability is definately above average. I could drink more than just one.

I like this beer. It has a nice flavor and is slightly above average over all. A good thirst quenching no-frills lager.

trumick, Aug 26, 2004
Photo of kmpitz2
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a golden yellow with no head to speak of, but a nice coveing of white over the top. The nose is very sweet, almost honey-like. The taste is mostly sweet malt and almost creamy flavor/texture, but seems watered down. I am not getting any hops from this one at all. Not exactly what I was expecting at all from this beer. The carbonation is fairly low. It has a nice moderate feel in my mouth, not thin, but not too heavy. This is a nice beer to sit down to ice cold after some hot outdoor work. The flavors are not overpowering and the carbonation is very soft and not burning. Not a bad beer.

kmpitz2, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of pezoids
3.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This poured a golden yellow color. Bright and clear with a thinning head that almost immediately fizzled out. Decent amount of carbonation. A bit of sediment poured out from the bottom of the bottle. Time to change the filters!
The aroma is strange for such a light beer. Some solvent-like and nutty like graininess with a bit of buttery malts. It’s different, but not bad. The taste is light and plain, with a crisp corn like sweetness and a nice cereal quality. Better than the typical macro. Light in body that finishes soft and clean. From past experience I didn’t hold out much hope for this beer, but I am surprisingly enjoying this. The cypress barrel aging is definitely noticed here and I think enhances this beer. Although, more hop character would significantly increase the quality. It’s pretty good. I’m pleasantly surprised.

pezoids, Aug 03, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
2.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is pretty bad...not terrable, just bad.
Colour is a very thin golden...the crown was weak to begin and lessened quickly.
Carbonation was lively resulting in a thin lace and large island lace...(this was its strong point)
The body was thin.
The nose was non descript.
The taste was sweet start to finish with a minor linger.
Not impressive.

Shiloh, May 20, 2004
Photo of Afterburner
3.73/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pale, straw gold. Foamy, large-bead head that persists for a bit.

Smell: No noticable esters or hop character. Grainy, almost grassy smell.

Taste: Buttery diacetyl, faint woodiness, mild hop character, cracker-like finish. Not an imposing beer at all. It's a unique interpretation of the American Light Lager style.

Mouthfeel: Light, fizzy, unobtrusive.

Drinkability: This is my lawnmower beer of choice. I have an inordinate fondness for Dixie, and find it to be an above average macro clone.

Afterburner, Apr 09, 2004
Photo of Southernbrew
2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Southernbrew, Mar 25, 2004
Photo of dansteino
2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

dansteino, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of kbub6f
2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

kbub6f, Jan 13, 2004
Photo of JISurfer
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

JISurfer, Sep 23, 2003
Photo of clvand0
2.4/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

clvand0, Sep 15, 2003
Photo of EagleTalon
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

EagleTalon, Aug 24, 2003
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

TheLongBeachBum, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of beerguy101
3.38/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

beerguy101, Aug 10, 2003
Photo of fattyre
1.8/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

fattyre, Aug 07, 2003
Photo of marcobrau
3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

marcobrau, Aug 01, 2003
Photo of BobLuvBeer
1.2/5  rDev -57%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

BobLuvBeer, May 31, 2003
Photo of francisweizen
3.5/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

francisweizen, May 22, 2003
Photo of BeerResearcher
2.83/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

BeerResearcher, May 18, 2003
Photo of mickeymac
2.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

mickeymac, Apr 24, 2003
Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.93/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 10, 2003
Photo of Redrover
3.45/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Redrover, Feb 25, 2003
Photo of bditty187
1.68/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

bditty187, Feb 20, 2003
Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.