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Dixie - Dixie Brewing Co.


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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 22.58%

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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 Rayek


2.6/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Brilliant straw with a slight swirl of yeast. Mild carbonation holds up a soapy white head that comes and goes fairly quickly. Leaves splashes of lace.

S: Not much to report here. Straw like malt, plus a light corn sweetness. Musty hops and a little steamed veggie rounds things out.

T: Starts with an almost corn syrupy sweetness. Bitterness is minimal and pretty flavorless. A very mild cooked cabbage flavor completes the picture. Finishes fairly clean until it warms and starts turning metallic.

M: The body is syrupy and feels thicker than the low ABV made me think it would be. Carbonation is a touch low.

D: Pretty much your run of the mill adjunct lager. Drinkable, but nothing special. Not worth the premium it commands here over the bargain brands. Keep it cold for best results.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 05:00:55 | More by Rayek
Photo of feelmefoam

South Carolina

2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

New Orleans is my favorite city in the U.S., so I figured I'd give this beer a shot. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear piss-yellow color. Puts up about a finger of white head that dissipated quickly, but left a nice bit of lacing. Lots of carbonation can be seen.

Smells slightly metallic with sweetness added to a bit of a typical adjunct aroma.

Not bad for an adjunct, but still an adjunct. Very light and highly carbonated mouthfeel, a grainy metallic taste with a bit of sweet citrus at the end, but you really have to search for it. Not great, but not bad.

In all, this beer is good for just drinking something with a minimal amount of flavor. I won't buy again, but it was interesting to try. I love New Orleans, I don't love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 22:26:55 | More by feelmefoam
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear with a big, bubbly head on top of a light, golden body

S- Flour, metal coins, and a hint of floral hops.

T- Gentle and honey-sweet with absolutely no complexity.

M- Clean with rigid, prickly bubbles.

D- Although it doesn't have any off-qualities, it doesn't offer much more than a drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 02:08:20 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of Seru1


2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Dark Gold with a thin White head and decent carbonation.

Smell- Slighty bready Vegetative aroma, I swear I think I smell asparagus.

Taste- Not really that crisp The citrus in this seems depressed in a way. I can taste some, but it seems to have gone south in a way thats not good. Still maybe it's a sourdough taste I'm getting. This is an odd beer.

Mouthfeel- Thicker than your average Macro brew. Not sure I approve

Drinkability- If I was over at a buddies house and it's all he had I could drink it and not think about it.

This isn't...That great. I mean personally. If you want a good dixie beer try blackened voodoo. This Ain't it. Pass on this, gimmee a pabst. It's cheaper, it's the same style, and it tastes better.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2009 22:52:38 | More by Seru1
Photo of donteatpoop


2.08/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a clear and bubble pale golden color with a nice cap of white head taht quickly faded and had very little glass cling.

The hops were a bit skunked and the scent of cheap grain left an undesirable impact on the nose.

The taste was kind of present, watered down grainy malt and stale hops. I bought just one bottle but I can't help feeling a bit put off that it cost $1.25.

Mouthfeel was consistant with water save for the carbonation. Slightly sour taste stays on the palate after swallowing.

If I were to sum the overall experience of this beer up with one word, that word would be "stale".

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 06:07:43 | More by donteatpoop
Photo of zeff80


1.6/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had high hopes for this one and it fell short. I was hoping it was surprisingly tasty like PBR but it wasn't. It looked like most of these lagers do with a pale gold color and a small, white, fizzy head. No lacing. The smell and taste were mostly corn and unappealing bitterness. An okay mouthfeel, crisp, sharp and very light. This is not worth trying unless you are attempting to sample every beer around.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2009 21:03:10 | More by zeff80
Photo of BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.05/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a yellow color with cold haze surrounding it. Initially a decent amount of foam, but it quickly reduced into nothingness. A clean grain aroma at first, but as the beer warmed unwelcome smells of fusty grain emerged. Light and quick on the palate with not much flavor or hops, though it is clean. Nothing outstanding here.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2009 20:57:46 | More by BeardedBoffin
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

I think I may have worked my way through must of their lineup now, LOL. I keep getting these just for the sake of trying them to be honest. I am in search of the macro lager that I actually like. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass on 06/25/2009.
The pour was about what I would have expected. Dull hay in color with lots of carbonation. A nice big head of fizzy white on top that only hangs around for a few moments before settling back down into virtually nothing. Dull aroma of musty bready notes with hints of light grain and a very light overall presentation. Taste is crisp, clean, and not long lasting. What is there is your traditional wet hay like flavor, hints of malts, and just the slightest bit of bite from a bitter note toward the end. Underwhelming but not really bad per se. Very light body, very light carbonation.
Overall not bad at all, just painfully average and more along the lines of everything else out there. I would not really go here again.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2009 19:40:45 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of saintwarrick

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 06:42:50 | More by saintwarrick
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 18:11:50 | More by allergictomacros
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 15:20:34 | More by lionking
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2009 23:45:20 | More by Gavage
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 18:05:28 | More by Spikester
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2009 02:11:45 | More by bluejacket74
Photo of BigIrishman

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 04:01:04 | More by BigIrishman
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 08:25:36 | More by djeucalyptus
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 19:23:50 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of dudecandle

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2009 22:50:45 | More by dudecandle
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 07:19:43 | More by aeminter
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 18:51:15 | More by mattcomstock213
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 02:25:30 | More by cnally
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 21:51:29 | More by magictrokini
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

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2008 23:16:05 | More by cvfish
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 00:49:28 | More by roadhouse
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2008 23:16:47 | More by beerthulhu
Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.