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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 104
Avg: 2.65
pDev: 24.15%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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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!

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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.

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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.


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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-.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of williamherbert
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure why everyone is s**tting all over this beer; it's not incredible but it's certainly not terrible.

Look is of a cloudy, golden color. Big puffy head. Some lace. Lots of carbonation. I will say this: there is absolutely nothing amber about the look.
The aroma is lager, but not in a bad way. There is some corn but it's gotta be at least part barley. Not amazing, not horrible.

The taste has a barley-lagery flavor. A hint of wheat at the base, like that of a witbier. But far more lagery. A decent summery lager taste.

The feel is a bit watery, but that's kind of appropriate for style. Pleasant enough. An okay barley lager. Not amber at all though.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.21/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - The pour looks watery. The body is a pale amber color and the head is... already gone. I think it was a shade of white. There is nothing left of it now. Not a good look.

S - Malt aroma with a hint of caramel apple.

T - This is certainly a malty brew. There's an interesting hops that kicks in about halfway through each sip. It brings some life to the brew.

M - The texture has a coarseness to it that I can appreciate. The feel actually assists in bringing out some of the flavor. There's a heavy bubble feel to this lighter brew.

~ This is a light amber brew. I don't think I've ever actually had one before. I do like the beer but there's something holding it back. I will recommend it to others just because of the style.

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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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.11/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly fogged orange amber. A crème head forms and falls. Nose seems not that clean. Flavor matches with a not so smooth ride. Just seems to lack balance or a smooth flavor. Feel is nice, but who cares. This is one that you wouldn’t miss much if you passed on it.

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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.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appears clear and golden in color with a one inch white head that rises above the rim of the glass. Nice appearance for the style.

Aroma has vague caramel sweetness, a bit of a metallic tone, and a light amount of hops.

Taste is bland and watery, but it has some slight caramel notes and a bit of hops to finish it off, but the flavors are blurred too much by the wateriness.

Mouthfeel is thin watery once again and it is missing the crispness of a good lager. It seems to have a lot of carbonation but almost comes across flat on the palate except for right at the end.

Well what can I say, it has more flavor than BMC, but it is lacking in other areas as well. For a light beer at 92 calories I suppose it's pretty tasty.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of whynot44
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light honey/amber color with a decent white head that retains fairly well.

The aroma is bready with a mild floral citrus scent.

The taste oddly starts with a bit of hops bite, which then fades into a mild caramel malt with overtones of corn, finishing a bit floral/metallic.

Light bodied, reasonably smooth, drinkable ice cold. Not too bad for what it is - a semi-light mainstream lager.

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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.

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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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Photo of kimcgolf
2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Not much was expected from a beer called "Dixie" that was brewed in Wisconsin...and not much was received. Poured from the bottle to an amber-orange with little head or lacing, a semi-skunk nose, laittle action in the mouthfeel, a grainy taste and short, watery finish.

Pass on this one.

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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.

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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

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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.