Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 25.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-05-2002)
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Photo of barefootbrewer
3.25/5  rDev +22.6%
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 pmcadamis
1.85/5  rDev -30.2%
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 BuckeyeNation
2.65/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of williamherbert
3.33/5  rDev +25.7%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Slynger
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Photo of Drew966
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of Brad007
1.6/5  rDev -39.6%
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.

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 acrawf6
2.08/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.1/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of jwc215
2.28/5  rDev -14%
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 russpowell
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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 rowew
2.35/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out to a darker orange amber color with a "Dr. Pepper" head of foam that dissipated very quickly. Aromas of malts and sweet corn and gran. Not bad. Taste is bland and unexciting, but really, expectations shouldn't be all that high; malt, grain, slight spice, a touch of hops. Mouthfeel was like water. Drinkability is nearly non-existant. Very boring.

Photo of sopor
2.13/5  rDev -19.6%
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!

Photo of WesWes
2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Photo of walleye
1.65/5  rDev -37.7%
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.

Photo of chilidog
1.8/5  rDev -32.1%
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!

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!!.

Photo of Denali
2.17/5  rDev -18.1%
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?

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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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.