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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 24.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-05-2002

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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 64
Photo of Brenden
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This one is a clear yellow-gold. It develops no more than a patchy island of head, though that stays up for a good while. It even, somehow, manages a decent amount of spotting as it goes.
This is an odd one. Something was done to try to jazz this one up (ha) in order to make it interesting since it's a light beer. What it is instead is strangely dusty and very oddly sweet, grainy and sugary and just weird all around. There's a toasted quality to the malts and some breads, but there's also a cereal grains note. The sweetness is difficult to describe but heavily linked to those grains, maybe some yeast acting strangely and some interesting esters. There's something like overripe pale fruit flesh and artificial sweetener, though a bit of leaf peeks through and a little dryness even comes out.
It's light in body, sure, but crisp and decently clean considering. It bites, even going almost bubbly, but it isn't all that far off from smooth.

Photo of Silvertrees
5/5  rDev +88.7%

This is the only light beer I've had that I couldn't tell was light. All but impossible to find in Seattle, oh how I wish it weren't so. If it were in every corner store I'd be drinking a pack every other night. Good job Dixie!

Photo of WoodBrew
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dixie Jazz is a smooth easy drinking beer. It poured a clear yellow color with thin white head that is not leaving a lacing. I am not sure why they call this an light amber when it is yellow in color. The scent is more malty. The taste is evenly balanced....nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is ok.

Photo of dbrauneis
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with significant amounts of visible carbonation and faint hints of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall cloud-like foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with corn adjuncts and very light hints of grassy hops. When I first opened the bottle there was an initial aroma of skunk but it faded fairly quickly.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready malts with a moderate flavor of corn adjunct sweetness. Very light hints of grassy hops and minimal amounts of bitterness. Overall, I would say this Light Lager is slightly sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Tastes more like a AAL than a Light Lager which is can be read as a positive in my opinion since the majority of Light Lagers have minimal amounts of taste and a watery body. Not overly interesting but I was not really expecting that for the style, I could have more than one of these and it light be good for a summer outdoor event.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dixie Jazz Amber Light has a thin, off-white head and a semi-clear, golden appearance, with some bubbles and essentially no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, sour, and roasted grain, and the flavor is of those elements, with an added toffee note, and a back sip bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Dixie Jazz finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and drinkable. Overall, this is an excellent and unusual light beer and is most certainly worth a try.

RJT

Photo of biboergosum
1.66/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

12oz bottle, another re-jiggered, re-labeled offering from the Dixie Brewing Company, via the Minhas outfit in Monroe, WI, and for you Yankee and Confederate locals alike, hopefully only until the Louisiana operation gets back up and running - take my way-too-experienced word for it.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with one plump finger of foamy, bubble white head, which leaves a low sharply rocky vista of shoreline lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.

It smells of bready cereal malt, corn and rice well represented in a true overslept breakfast experience, stale apple cores, and overripe, browned pear flesh, with some hovering herbal, leafy hop-like essences, and that, yes, here it comes, that sickly fruit melded with plastic astringency so endemic in this brewer's wares, contract or not. The taste is rather over-sweetened adjunct malt - you can really get the corn grist and rice cakes in this one, but barely before a sickly plastic, petrochemical gag-fest chokes you to your very core, with some distracting, but not not at all improved, incoherent nail polish notes tacked on for good measure.

The bubbles are damned near non-existent, the body an actual medium weight, but not through any sane or normal brewing method sense of the word, and smooth with a signed deed from dear ol' Satan himself. It finishes damned-near saccharine sweet, the overwrought adjunct malt, diacetyl, and simmering veggies all making a pledge to further ruin my day.

Erp. I don't know what this particular offering was like when originally brewed in Cajun country, but I can't imagine that it would have been worse than this dreck. A sugary mess, one for which I lack the cajones to recommend to annny-one.

Photo of BierStein711
4.39/5  rDev +65.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into mug! A lot better than the majority of light lagers out on the shelves.

Three finger head, amber colored beer, just like the name sounds.

Smells of corn. Tastes a little like corn too...

But, this is a good tasting corn, but aside from the malt, corn, and a small hop finish,... there isn't much to see here. However, this is a good 92 calorie beer for someone who does not want BMC.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a bite at the end.

Overall, refreshing beer! Seek it out today. If I was focused on finding a good light beer, I would commit to a six pack.

Photo of jmbranum
2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a glass for tasting. (FYI, the bottle says it was contract brewed by Joseph Huber Brewing of Monroe, WI.)

Strange aroma. It doesn't smell like beer at all. Not sure what it is, but it isn't good.

It does look nice in the glass. Pours as a clear bright honey colored with a big fluffy white head.

The flavor is odd. Kinda muddled with a little bit of grain, but mostly some kind of odd slightly metallic flavor being pretty dominant. It is fairly dry but it gets sweeter as it warms up.

Mouthfeel is also strange. Starts off as being a nice medium, but then gets weird with a strange lingering slightly stickyness.

I'm disappointed honestly. I have been looking for a lower carb beer to enjoy on a more regular basis, but I don't think this beer is it. Too much skunky weirdness. I think I would prefer a light macro to this.

One more surprising note... this beer actually improves as it gets warmer. This is not normally the M.O. for a macro style beer (which normally improves with being cold), but that's how I see it.

Photo of beertunes
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a semi-hazy medium yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lacing. Why this was called "Light Amber" on the label, I don't know, because there was nothing Amber about this beer.

The aroma was just a slightly sweet basic "beer" scent, no notable aspects reached the nose. There was a slight skunk taste that didn't show up in the nose. There was also a slightly odd funk (and not the good kind), but generally this tasted like "beer".

The body was thin, as it should be for the style, but I dinged it a bit for having a sticky finish that was mildly unpleasant. Drinkability was kind of blandly meh. Overall, this would probably make an OK lawnmower beer, but that's about it. Even at that, you could make a better choice.

Photo of metter98
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down but left a bit of lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bready malts and corn in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with light flavors of bready malts and corn. A bit of malty sweetness is present in the initial taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t bad for the style and has some body from the malts but the taste isn’t very interesting, especially with the flavors of corn adjuncts.

Photo of armock
1.34/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle from some dive bar in Houston, TX

A - Poured a light copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of stinky grainy malt

T - Horrible like the nose with bad grainy malt and some veggies

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

O - This is what happens when ticking goes bad I finished the bottle only because I paid bar prices for it otherwise it would've been a drain pour its horrible do yourself a favor and stay away from this beer

Photo of jondeelee
3.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Given that this is a light beer, I wasn't expecting much. However, I was surprised by a nose that, while light, still bore pleasing aromas: lightly toasted grains, a hint of brown sugar, and just a touch of flowery hops. In many ways, the nose reminded me of hay bales right after harvesting.

On the tongue, the lightly toasted grain flavors continue, but with added fruit esters that tattoo fragrant and airy apples and apricots on the tastebuds, as well as hints of rosewater. Mild brown sugars swirl in the background, and the thinnest strains of hops float near the edges. The aftertaste is virtually the same, and fades off relatively quickly.

By no means are these flavors bold and hearty--at 92 calories a bottle, there's no way this brew could keep up with the massive sugar-driven fares of, say, Imperials--but they are well-balanced and nicely nuanced. Budweiser could learn a thing or two from beers like this.

Photo of MTNboy
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The flavor is sweet but is mainly bean like. The body is a red-amber color. The aroma is sweet but reminds me of grass. The head poured tan at about a finger and a half that goes away fast. Other than the bean flavor it is a very mild flavored beer. The body is thin and fizzy.

Photo of fltmedic
2.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On the pour this is a light straw colored very translucent brew with a quickly falling scant foamy white head.

The aroma is a very flat wheat. I kept waiting for a little more.

This bills itself as a light amber, but seems to be lacking the depth expected for an amber. From wetting the lips to the fade there is light wheat and not much else of note. It is very smooth and there is a crispness.

Mouthfeel is thin and the carbonation is prickly.

Overall, this is only a step up from the mass produced "light beer". I would like to see what this brewery could do with a true amber or lager.

Photo of Lemke10
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $5.49 in Spring 2011.

Pours a very pale amber color with a quickly diminishing head. The scent already eludes that the taste is going to be that of a cheap beer. There is at least some flavor of so wheat and malts but it is very comparable to that of Miller Lite or Bud Light. Drinks rather fast with no real texture or volume to the beer. This is one you can skip.

Photo of BilbosNuts
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a small head that fades quickly with limited lacing.

S: Mostly grassy smells. There is also a unique sweetness that is almost like grapes.

T: There's nothing strong going on. Mostly just a light earthy taste.

M: It has a light body accompanied by a slight tingling sensation. It has a very watery feel.

D: Just an average beer. It's easy to drink, but not much is going on. Overall it's nothing special.

Photo of Rayek
3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pale amber with light carbonation and good clarity. A small eggshell head quickly falls to a patchwork film. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Toffee plus a bit of corn syrup and straw.

T: A mild bittersweet toffee flavor does most of the work. Bitterness is light and rather tasteless. Finishes mostly clean, with a bit of lingering toffee.

M: The light body has too much fizz.

D: This is an OK beer. The lightness makes it an easy drinker. It does have more flavor than other beers of its ilk.

Photo of Mora2000
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong buttery popcorn. The flavor is very thin with some corn, honey and butter. Light body and medium carbonation. There is not much going on in this beer. This is one to avoid.

Photo of Dave412
2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle came in a mixer I recieved. From notes.

A. This poured a dark color for a light beer. Medium head quick dissolve, no lacing
S. Picked up sort of malt, sort of a metallic, grape like smell.
T. I found this to be lacking in taste, not complex at all, simple sweetness, nearly no finish.
D. Not saying that I would never drink one again, but I won't go seek this one out.

Photo of goblue3509
3.36/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a copperish color with a small white bubbly head. The aroma is of caramel malt and a little roasted malt. The taste is of caramel malt and a small hint of bananas. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp. The drinkability is good, you could have it as a session beer, nothing to make you dislike this beer, but nothing to completely keep you interested.

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: minimal head, tan/amber in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel malt and grass

Taste: honey and caramel. Nothing overly strong, nothing bad either.

Mouthfeel: smoot, moderate carbonation, very sweet, light bodied, a bit watery

Drinkability: I have graded for the style and as a American Adjunct Lager, I would take this over most. It is nice and light and sweet and has good flavoring. I could have six. A very decent beer. Outside of the style, I think this is a B-.

Photo of jpschouest
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a copper,dark golden color with a small, off-white head.

S - It smelled of malt and roasty.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd burgundy taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an okay amber lager. I've certainly had better.

Photo of zeff80
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

First, I don't think this beer is the correct style. To me its an American Amber Lager. It even says "Amber" on the label.

A - Poured out a copper/burgundy color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and malt. Not much else.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd metallic taste. No hop presence.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an okay amber lager. I've certainly had better.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. No date. 4.13% ABV. 92 Calories.

A - Slightly hazy pale amber honey color. A rough pour brought out a large, puffy egg-shell colored head. Moderate retention with a layer left and a collar of lacing.

S - Pale and amber malts on the back end with an upfront hop aroma that consists of a herbal and spicy body. A light crystal-light white grape iced tea aroma. It also has a mineral water hint to it. Nothing out of the ordinary but not bad.

T - A yeasty flavor that's low but pronounced combines with the amber and pale malts to create something very uninspired. A touch of hops mixes it up a bit but it's really plain overall. There is also a white grape skin with a light astringency to it.Watered down feel to it.

M - Watery with mild carbonation (not to be confused with under carbonated). A light spice on the finish but it's just a light lager. Nothing special about it.

D - It's an easy to drink beer because it isn't offensive unless you're easily offended by a superbly plain beer. Watery flavor and a passive aroma just add to this. Easy sessioner but you could find better to fill your gut with.

Photo of pmccallum86
2.83/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am judging this beer for what it is, an American adjunct light lager.

Pours a golden red, with more red than gold hue showing through. Smell is biscuit malt with a bread aroma. The taste is at first dull and then your tongue is met with a biscuit malt flavor. There are no detectable hops or other spices. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with an upper medium level of carbonation. As it is only 4.13% ABV and a lighter beer it could be very sessionable, however I would look elsewhere due to the lack of taste.

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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.