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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 105
Avg: 2.65
pDev: 30.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 105
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

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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.

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Photo of walleye
1.68/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

from the bottle poured amber wit off white head. aroma malts, caramel, molasses, grapes, apple, raisins just plain fruity. flavor weak caramel, metallic, hints of sour grapes, apples and some other strange flvor that I can not pin point. it did have a smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of Brad007
1.7/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Color: Golden amber color with a one-finger head and ample carbonation.

Aroma: Sweet and malty with a brown sugar essence to it.

Taste: Syrupy sweet upfront with some malt essence to it. Caramel in the middle. However, it fades to an unpleasant flavor in the middle that I can't quite describe, with the exception that it's like candy or something. Watery in the middle too.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy sweet, caramelish and watery.

Verdict: Starts out ok but then goes downhill in taste and mouthfeel. Would give it points for not being a typical light lager but it's not enough to pull it up.

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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.

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Photo of chilidog
1.85/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I picked up a couple of these from a friend who runs a cajan style bar and has family in Louisiana. We talked as Hurricane Ivan was at aim for New Orleans. I took home the beer till after Ivan turned, New Orleans made it, others didn't fair as well.
The beer didn't fair so well either. I've not bought or heard good things on Dixie, now I know why. The beer poured a hazy copper orange with a fizzy small white head that faded to nothing. The aroma was of sweet malt but not as bad as others thought. The taste was! Malted water. Sweet malt, no hop and alot of water in the taste and mouthfeel.
Im not sure whats Jazzy about this brew, they should of named it Storm Surge. It would of fit better!

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Photo of JMBSH
1.92/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - A hard pour gets me two fingers of head that reminds me of soap suds. This foam quickly shrinks to barely covering the top of the liquid. Don't know why but the liquid looks like there is sediment floating in the beer. More of a dark yellow then amber in color. No lacing is left in the glass.

S - The scent reminds me of apple after it has been sliced.

T - The first thing that came to mind was chewing on a piece of paper. Maybe I am too used to hoppy beers but this tastes bland and watery.

M - Very carbonated. Thin and watery still are best to describe this beer.

D - A beer that now that I have had it, I can say I don't want to have it ever again. A lawnmower beer sure, but there are beeter ones out there that also would do that job but with some flavor.

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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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Photo of Kwak
2.08/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Head was small but thick creamy white color.
The aroma was almost sickening.
The taste had much to be desired, a light flavor almost water like with no malt or hops aftertaste.this is their attempt a a light .
I would not recommend even trying this one stay away!!.

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Photo of acrawf6
2.09/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours out alight orange amber with a small white head.

Smell. Malty and sweet. I'm getting a grape fruitiness.

Taste. Is initially sweet and stays quite sweet. Has a fruitiness that is like strawberry or grape preserves.

Mouthfeel. body is thin and a bit empty.

Overall, not so good. reminds me of a low carb beer. I'd say pass on this one.

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Photo of Denali
2.13/5  rDev -19.6%
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?

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Photo of sopor
2.16/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

You know, it's really a shame that I didn't like these couple of brews I've had from this historic brewery.

Crystal clear amber with thin white cap of lively frothy head that dies to a thin splotch of film. Smells of buttery notes and toasty malt and a hint of alcohol. Not exactly good smell.

Taste like a macro lager. Light slightly bready malt to some green apple (yech) flavor. Sweet malt (munich- or vienna-like) after the other and very delicate (IOW they were barely detectable) hops definitely does not satisfy my herbal craving!

Moderate to light body, not worth drinking again. Maybe a good one for bud light fans. In fact, I know who I can unload the other five bottles to now!

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Photo of WesWes
2.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a nice amber color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a weak malty scent that boasts of pale malts, adjuncts, and light crystal malts. It has a sweet aroma with a musty character; not very appealing. The taste is awful. It is like drinking a glass of water with half a Killians dumped into it. It has little beer flavor. It goes down like water and finishes dry and metallic. The mouthfeel is terrible. It is an extremely low bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer was made for easy drinking. The problem is, it's too weak to be enjoyable. It doesn't even taste like beer. Two thumbs down.

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Photo of MasterSki
2.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Picked this up in Wisconsin after a random dude in the aisle suggested it for my mixed sixer. He was buying Devil Made Me Do It, so I trusted him, but now I see it is an Adjunct Light Lager. Perhaps this was his idea of a practical joke... In any case, served in my RedHook pint glass.

A - Doesn't look to bad. Two fingers of egg-white foam with solid retention but minimal lacing. Transparent amber with tons of tiny bubbles racing upwards.

S - Sweet caramel malt, lager twang, minimal adjunct smell. It's not bad, but not particularly interesting or deep. Reminds me more of a bock than an adjunct lager.

T - Taste is worse - with loads of corny flavor and aftertaste mixed with some mild caramel malt. There's also so metal in the finish. Not good...

M - Mouthfeel isn't all that bad - smooth, with a moderately dry finish. Carbonation is active, but not tingly.

D - I got about a third of the way through the bottle before I gave up. The taste was just too bad for me to keep drinking. Perhaps if it was really cold I could have half a bottle.

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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.

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Photo of Slynger
2.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear, bright golden color with a brownish tinge and a moderate, fuzzy, white lid.

Lightly sweet smelling crystal malts with white bready malt scents; the barest tingle of earthy spicy hops accompany.

Light, light, with moderate fuzzy carb. Lightly sweet crystal flavor with grainy malts and a hint of spicy earthy hops.

Nothing special at all. Been saving blackened voodoo for last. hope that was wise.

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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.

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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...

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Photo of rowew
2.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle, label has been updated since the attached picture. Indecipherable bottling code, ABV is marked.

Appearance: Clear orange, head fades immediately.

Smell: Slight metallic aroma, what smells like adjuncts, but could just be DMS? Meh.

Taste: Faint malt taste, just a bit of hops in the finish. Tastes better than it smells, but that isn't saying too much.

Overall impression: This is a very mediocre beer - not much in the way of flavor. I'll be drinking the rest of this six pack out of the bottle, and not thinking about it too much.

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Photo of Beerbythepool
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle to pint glass.
Nice clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger heard. Head recedes fairly quickly, I would like it to linger longer. No lacing.

Not a strong nose, but yeast, corn, and bread prevail.

First taste is bitter which is not a good sign. Finishes with a metalic taste. Coats mouth with a tin flavor. Has the tea flavor that prevails in Shiner Bock.

I had high hopes because the Voodoo Lager is decent, but this was nearly a drain pour for me and I never do that. Not enough amber and too much light in this "Amber light" and I can feel the headache coming on. I often get a headache from bad beer so maybe this is a bad example.

I can't finish this one and feel like I need to brush my teeth. Pass on this one.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Brilliant, albeit very light amber body with a thin, scant, white head.

Smell: Near vacant nose with just faint, fleeting wisps of grains. Cue the jazz flute!

Taste: Faint malts with the merest, most merciful touches of simple grains. Lightly sweet. Mild bitterness. Dryish, altogether weak finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I believe it was Louis Armstrong that once said: "If you have to ask what an instantly forgettable, bland light lager is, you'll never know." Something like that.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was a much prettier beer than I expected it to be. Copper/amber colored with a medium head that disappeared fast. It also blew the regular Dixie Beer to Hell, man that stuff was horrid. On to the negatives: It was not as good as the Crimson or Blackened Voodoo. While more flavorful and fuller bodied than most light beers, it was still a light beer and you can only squeeze so much out of that. Faint malt flavor and aroma was about all it had going for it.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In a word: Dull. I forgot I drank this beer once the glass was empty.

Poured like a normal lager, with a slightly richer amber color.

Smell was sweet with some mild fruits and caramel. Unfortunately, the aromas didn't translate into flavor. There was really nothing to this beer. It was a bit sweet and grainy, but mostly watery, with very very little flavor.

There was a fairly decent, creamy feel to it at least, but overall this beer needs more of everything.

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