Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 103
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 18.96%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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 TheManiacalOne
2.85/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (847 characters)

Photo of whynot44
2.88/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (393 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.41/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (553 characters)

Photo of Beerbythepool
2.41/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (743 characters)

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.26/5  rDev +21.2%
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. (568 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
2.21/5  rDev -17.8%
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. (1,052 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (635 characters)

Photo of BierFan
3.48/5  rDev +29.4%
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. (358 characters)

Photo of kimcgolf
2.78/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (288 characters)

Photo of drtth
2.51/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (845 characters)

Photo of JMBSH
1.92/5  rDev -28.6%
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. (771 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.07/5  rDev +14.1%
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. (717 characters)

Photo of Jayli
2.58/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured a golden amber color with a one finger pillowy white head that receded rapidly, decent lacing. Nose is very grainy with notes of corn and pale malts and a bit of sweetness. Taste is bready and grainy. The sweetness in the nose filters to the taste as well but not well balanced. It sort of sneaks up on you. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, light and on the watery side. The beer goes down easily, but not balanced well. It was fun to try, but not one that I will pick up again. (494 characters)

Photo of cdkrenz
3.21/5  rDev +19.3%
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. (734 characters)

Photo of roadhouse
3.01/5  rDev +11.9%
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. (779 characters)

Photo of katan
2.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz undated bottle into a pint

A - Amber colored pour with a strong head. Large amounts of bubbling and carbonation. Head dissipated to a film in about 15 seconds.

S - Very light and subtle sweet malt smell. Almost impossible to discern.

T - Starts with very little flavor - perhaps a bit of the malt flavors. No bitterness or excitement in a very boring mid-stream. Finishes with a tart almost oxidized bite. Very puckering.

M - Has some carbonation bite on it - but after that breaks down it seems watery.

D - Not hard to drink - can go down easy. Manageable flavor and light caloric content make this one work in the drinkability area.

I must admit that this one aint good. I wanted to like it, but failed miserably. (727 characters)

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.28/5  rDev +21.9%
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. (443 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
1.83/5  rDev -32%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance."

--Francoise Sagan

Perfectly ripe apricot, an odd color for a 'light amber' lager. Maybe that means it has more than the usual amount of flavor. The eggshell colored cap is one of the best you'll see on a beer of this style. It's whipped frothy, melts in appealing fashion, and deposits quite a bit of patchy lace.

The nose is slightly better than the light lager style average because the malt is slightly toasted (which is obvious from the color). However, there's also a sourness that keeps the score from reaching average. This one could go either way on the palate.

Unlike the music for which it is named, Jazz (the beer) is simple and accessible. It's as if it was brewed to be as unchallenging as possible. Of course, I'm sure that's true of all light lagers. The faint toastiness of the barley gives it the edge it needs to stand out from the pack of BMC light lagers.

There's also a green apple fruitiness that is, thankfully, not as sour as it smells. Mildly sweet is balanced (more like negated) by mildly bitter, leaving a beer that threatens to edge over into blandness, especially as it warms. My recommendation is to drink it cold when you're hot, for maximum enjoyment.

The mouthfeel is light without being too thin. More carbonation would be good, as long as the bubbles remain on the soft side as opposed to sharp or harsh. If you aren't expecting much, this is pretty user-friendly beer.

The new labels are definitely an improvement on the old labels (seen above). It's too bad that Dixie beer is still being brewed in Minnesota. It will be nice when the brewery is able to resume full operations down in the Crescent City where they belong. Bottom line: a great name but an average to slightly below-average beer. (1,794 characters)

Photo of williamherbert
3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
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. (661 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
2.69/5  rDev 0%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of Slynger
2.26/5  rDev -16%
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. (406 characters)

Photo of Drew966
2.7/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dixie Jazz pours a golden yellow with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a very mild malt aroma. There is kind of a grainy flavor, nothing especially interesting going on with this one. Kind of a dull bitter aftertaste that isn't particularly pleasant skicks around. I'd pass. (297 characters)

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.49/5  rDev -7.4%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of Brad007
1.7/5  rDev -36.8%
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. (589 characters)

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