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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
poor

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 23.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-05-2002)
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Reviews by Denali:
Photo of Denali
2.17/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Package: 12-ounce bottle. Black label with silver trim and a picture of a hep-cat wearing sunglasses and playing a trumpet. No vintage date – hopefully that’s good enough for Jazz.

Appearance: Orange-amber with off-white thick head that laced nicely. When first poured, lots of effervescence was evident as a continuous stream of bubbles continued to rise up to the head.

Smell: Sickly sweet malt aroma. Aroma got worse as the beer warmed up.

Taste: Bitter taste up front, immediately followed by super strong horrible metallic taste. As the beer aired out and warmed up a bit, the metallic taste lessened more and more, allowing a slight malt flavor to come through. Nutty and grain-like aftertaste. Taste improved as the beer warmed up.

Mouthfeel: Thin (it’s a light beer) with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Did not make me want to have another. Heck, I didn’t even want to finish the one I had.

Comments: Not too good. I liked the appearance – nice color and the head lasted for the entire beer. Smell was horrid. Taste wasn’t too bad, once the metallic taste went away. Yet another lesson from schoolteacher and biruchan. Hmmm…where did they come up with their lesson plan?

Denali, Apr 04, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

tbryan5, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +52.1%
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-.

tigg924, Jan 26, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Mora2000, May 18, 2010
Photo of jondeelee
3.28/5  rDev +24.7%
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.

jondeelee, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of elBecko
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

elBecko, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
1.63/5  rDev -38%
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.

biboergosum, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Pale amber with a soap head and not much lace.

S - Funky lagery aroma of sudsy corn and carmel. Caramel corn? Not too assertive or complex. Not offensive or anything, but not good.

T - Same as the taste, not really good at all. Cheap and soapy tasting. Flimsy hops and weak malts.

M - Weak and funky. Flimsy carbonation and a sour aftertaste.

D - Shitty beer really.

pmcadamis, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tdm168, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

WoodBrew, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12oz twist-off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light orangish amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet bready malt and a hint of caramel. There is not much flavor going on in the taste, but it certainly is a thirst quencher that could be consumed in large quantities. The mouthfeel is very thin and highly carbonated, very reminiscent of your typical macro lager. Overall, Dixie Jazz is what it is, a pretty flavorless lager that does not offend the masses, but will not satisfy most beer geeks.

cjgator3, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of russpowell
2.7/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Doom on me for forgetting how this beer tastes. Not all impulse buys are good. At 92 calories I believe this is a light beer, but not gonna loose sleep over this one's classification & oh by the way it's made in Wisconsin, ugh (thought I was helping the Crescent City, wrong!

Pours a an effervescent bronze/apricot with 3+ fingers of pillowy pearl colored head. Above average lacing & average head retention

S: Corny, honey malt & some apricots & lemons in the background

T: Lemons, appleskins & some crackery notes up front. More cornyness & a bit of metallic taste as this warms. Finishes with some honey malt, caro-corn syrup sweetness & a bit more metallic hops. Just typical of the style, Upon further review (2nd bottle) way too cloying

MF: Thinnish with lively carbonation

Drinks a bit slow, too much cornyness. Very run of the mill, If you find it cheap & during summer you may like this better than I did

russpowell, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of Dave412
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

Dave412, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed by Joseph Huber. Labeled as a American macro light lager.

A: The beer pours a very clear, bright orange hue with moderate-heavy carbonation and a very slight head that diminished rapidly.

S: The nose is very fruity with sweet caramel, apple cider, and oranges.

T: The flavor is very sweet overall, honey, melons, applesauce and cinnamon that combines with the sweet caramel to produce a spicy and fruity apple cider like spicing for a finish. The flavor ends very quickly off the tongue and clean and the heavy carbonation is detected in the swallow.

M: The mouthful is moderate, somewhat creamy with a nice caramel backing.

D: Overall a very sweet, fruity beer with some citrus and lots of carbonatation. a tweener or micro with training wheels.

beerthulhu, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of Sanchezrox23
2/5  rDev -24%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of BierFan
3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. The label lists an abv of 4.13%.

One finger of white foam on top of a clear light amber body. Carbonation is pretty good. Very light smell and taste. No corn adjunct flavors, decent malt presence, little bit of bitterness but no real hop flavor. Overall a decent craft version of a predominately macro style.

BierFan, May 31, 2009
Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of Highstplz
1.25/5  rDev -52.5%

Highstplz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of enelson
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

enelson, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just picked up this bottle at total wine to give it a shot. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 06/06/2009.

The pour was more then decent. Crystal clear amber in color with a nice white head that faded back leaving a touch of lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Light grain aroma, hints of bread and a touch of what can almost be described as rice like aroma. Smooth, crisp, clean taste, nothing to write home about, but not terrible by any stretch. Nice light body and smooth, even carbonation.

Overall for a lite beer, I have to admit it was not terrible. I could do this one again in a pinch.

mikesgroove, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +57.8%
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

RonaldTheriot, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of metter98
2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

metter98, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of barefootbrewer
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Super clear golden with a huge sustained head. Bubbles are streaming from the bottom of the glass.

S: This beer has a sweet malty smell that is almost floral.

T: The taste is malty with a hint of caramel. None of the flavors have any pop, but it is well balanced.

M: Definitely a bit thin for this brew.

D: Although this isn't an exceptionally flavorful beer, it does go down easy. Would make a good session beer for a hot crayfish day.

barefootbrewer, Aug 08, 2008
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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.