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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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64
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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

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Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-05-2002

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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 64
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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 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 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 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 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 pmcadamis
1.83/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

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 cjgator3
2.69/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of russpowell
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
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

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 beerthulhu
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Photo of BierFan
3.48/5  rDev +31.3%
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.

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 mikesgroove
3.21/5  rDev +21.1%
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.

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 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 barefootbrewer
3.28/5  rDev +23.8%
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.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.07/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear medium yellow color with a fizzy white head that dissapears in the blink of an eye. Label says Amber Light Beer, this sure as hell aint amber colored.

Has an oxidized cardboard and stale malt smell to it. Has a touch of honey and mild hop presence, not a great sniffer, but smells better than Dixie lager.

Tastes pretty oxidized, but still drinkable. It most definitely tastes better than the Dixie lager. This is a pretty mild mannered beer that might be halfway decent if it was'nt like biting into some cardboard. Carbonation is high and there is a little bit of detectable hop bitterness. Fairly forgettable beer, but at 96 calories, I would give this a leg up on Michalob Ultra and the like.

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 drtth
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a clear, amber/orange in color with a fluffy white ½" head that recedes reasonably slowly and leaves a patch of form in the center. There is some lacing when the beer is sipped.

Smell: The aroma is nice and clean and consists mostly of lightly roasted pale malt. There may be some apple in here but it is hard to be sure.

Taste: The flavor contains lightly roasted malt, a bit of apple fruitiness and some light sweetness. There are some traces of hop bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light, with limited soft carbonation. The finish is short and lightly dry.

Drinkability: This beer would be best cold as a thirst quencher on a hot day, otherwise not much for drinkability for this one.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, honey and a faint touch hops.

T: The taste is sweet up front with flavors of honey, caramel and nuts that are followed by a hearty but light malt character. There's a very faint hops balance that brings a little bit of balance but not much. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, kind of different representation of style, it's listed as an "Amber Light Beer" on the label and while it's not like a typical fizzy yellow light beer, it's still not very good.

Photo of jwc215
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours golden with a one-finger head that descends to a thin head.

The smell is of some light grain. Clean.

The taste is of some light grain with a touch of non-descript hops in the middle. Something akin to club soda comes through too powerfully. It has a fizzy, abrupt finish.

Rather like carbonated water, there is hardly any "beer" going on here. "Only 92 calories..." Whatever...They might as well add - and hardly any flavor. They need to "jazz" it up a bit...

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.26/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden Honey color with a small head and thin lace.
The aroma was of light citrus,floral scents and grains.

The taste of mild bitterness with some mild hops that are sharper at the start then fade. Some caramel tones and some mild corn hints.

The feel was light with medium carbonation and a thin,dry finish.

Notes: To have one is fine,but I would not like to have many of these. One can say that for the style it is not a bad beer at all.
Still,not six pack worthy for me.Yet, if one has a BBQ with the friends and family then it's a decent beer to have around.

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 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.

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