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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 23.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Ratings: 331 | Reviews: 169
Photo of Afterburner
3.72/5  rDev +33.3%
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.

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.

Photo of dansteino
2.95/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of kbub6f
2.97/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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.

Photo of clvand0
2.45/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of EagleTalon
3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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.

Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

Photo of fattyre
1.76/5  rDev -36.9%
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.

Photo of marcobrau
3.04/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of BobLuvBeer
1.24/5  rDev -55.6%
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.

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!

Photo of BeerResearcher
2.87/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of mickeymac
2.36/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.91/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of Redrover
3.43/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

Photo of bditty187
1.69/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

Photo of Morris729
3.89/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of budgood1
3.16/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Kwak
3.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

Photo of ADR
2.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of HopheadEd
2.9/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Dogbrick
1.68/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.