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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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66
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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 104
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 23.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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: 104
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 RblWthACoz
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
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. (275 characters)

Photo of Rayek
3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
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. (536 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 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 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 jondeelee
3.27/5  rDev +21.6%
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. (925 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 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 goblue3509
3.36/5  rDev +24.9%
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. (350 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 tigg924
4/5  rDev +48.7%
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-. (496 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +54.3%
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.

RJT (478 characters)

Photo of BierStein711
4.39/5  rDev +63.2%
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. (566 characters)

Photo of Silvertrees
5/5  rDev +85.9%

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! (230 characters)

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