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Dixie Jazz - Dixie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
65
poor

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 25.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of fltmedic
2.6/5  rDev -1.9%
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 MTNboy
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
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 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.

BuckeyeNation, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. No date. 4.13% ABV. 92 Calories.

A - Slightly hazy pale amber honey color. A rough pour brought out a large, puffy egg-shell colored head. Moderate retention with a layer left and a collar of lacing.

S - Pale and amber malts on the back end with an upfront hop aroma that consists of a herbal and spicy body. A light crystal-light white grape iced tea aroma. It also has a mineral water hint to it. Nothing out of the ordinary but not bad.

T - A yeasty flavor that's low but pronounced combines with the amber and pale malts to create something very uninspired. A touch of hops mixes it up a bit but it's really plain overall. There is also a white grape skin with a light astringency to it.Watered down feel to it.

M - Watery with mild carbonation (not to be confused with under carbonated). A light spice on the finish but it's just a light lager. Nothing special about it.

D - It's an easy to drink beer because it isn't offensive unless you're easily offended by a superbly plain beer. Watery flavor and a passive aroma just add to this. Easy sessioner but you could find better to fill your gut with.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 01, 2009
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.

Drew966, Mar 21, 2008
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.

cjgator3, Jun 27, 2008
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

russpowell, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of dbrauneis
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with significant amounts of visible carbonation and faint hints of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall cloud-like foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with corn adjuncts and very light hints of grassy hops. When I first opened the bottle there was an initial aroma of skunk but it faded fairly quickly.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of bready malts with a moderate flavor of corn adjunct sweetness. Very light hints of grassy hops and minimal amounts of bitterness. Overall, I would say this Light Lager is slightly sweet.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Tastes more like a AAL than a Light Lager which is can be read as a positive in my opinion since the majority of Light Lagers have minimal amounts of taste and a watery body. Not overly interesting but I was not really expecting that for the style, I could have more than one of these and it light be good for a summer outdoor event.

dbrauneis, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of kimcgolf
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

kimcgolf, May 27, 2009
Photo of zeff80
2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

First, I don't think this beer is the correct style. To me its an American Amber Lager. It even says "Amber" on the label.

A - Poured out a copper/burgundy color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and malt. Not much else.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd metallic taste. No hop presence.

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.

zeff80, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

tbryan5, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of jpschouest
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
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
Photo of pmccallum86
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am judging this beer for what it is, an American adjunct light lager.

Pours a golden red, with more red than gold hue showing through. Smell is biscuit malt with a bread aroma. The taste is at first dull and then your tongue is met with a biscuit malt flavor. There are no detectable hops or other spices. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with an upper medium level of carbonation. As it is only 4.13% ABV and a lighter beer it could be very sessionable, however I would look elsewhere due to the lack of taste.

pmccallum86, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of whynot44
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

whynot44, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
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 WoodBrew
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dixie Jazz is a smooth easy drinking beer. It poured a clear yellow color with thin white head that is not leaving a lacing. I am not sure why they call this an light amber when it is yellow in color. The scent is more malty. The taste is evenly balanced....nothing spectacular. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is ok.

WoodBrew, Mar 30, 2014
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.

beerthulhu, Jan 26, 2008
Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Shafaegalo, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of BuddyZ
3/5  rDev +13.2%

BuddyZ, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Jame515
3/5  rDev +13.2%

Jame515, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev +13.2%

rorjets, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of roadhouse
3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

roadhouse, Nov 13, 2008
Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
65 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.