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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
64
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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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2.75/5  rDev +4.6%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of BierStein711
4.4/5  rDev +67.3%
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.

BierStein711, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of ruckus232
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

ruckus232, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of suavitaer
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

suavitaer, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Highstplz
1.25/5  rDev -52.5%

Highstplz, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Drk93TT
3.25/5  rDev +23.6%

Drk93TT, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of jmbranum
2.05/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

jmbranum, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of beertunes
2.25/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

beertunes, Jul 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 13, 2012
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 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -4.9%

duff247, Dec 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -24%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of armock
1.3/5  rDev -50.6%
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

armock, Dec 04, 2011
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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 MTNboy
2.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

MTNboy, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of fltmedic
2.6/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

fltmedic, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of Lemke10
2.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Lemke10, Mar 28, 2011
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2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

BilbosNuts, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of Rayek
3.13/5  rDev +19%
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.

Rayek, Dec 16, 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 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
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3.4/5  rDev +29.3%
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.

goblue3509, Feb 08, 2010
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 jpschouest
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

jpschouest, Dec 18, 2009
Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
64 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.