Faubourg Brewing Company

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Lager - Adjunct
2.84 | pDev: 23.24%
Faubourg Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: A century of brewing tradition meets modern day in our flagship brew. Dixie adheres to the highest quality standards, using pale malt, rice and Cascade and Cluster hops in its time-honored 28-day process, delivering a crisp, flavorful premium beer.
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had "Dixie" "Beer" (that's all the brewery or anyone ever called it until a couple of years ago) many times over last 40 years, most recently poured from 12-oz. bottle, no date (despite spot on label), gift from friend, into pilsner glass.

Contract-brewed after Katrina in 2005, first at Heiner Brau (then Covington Brewhouse, now closed), then at Joseph Huber, subsequently renamed Minhas (Wisconsin), and starting in June 2017 at Blues City (Memphis, Tennessee), until late 2019 or early 2020 when the brewery soon-to-be-formerly-known-as-Dixie started brewing at its new location in New Orleans East, it may now be a cleaner product than we traditionally understood if not appreciated.

Today, it looks like a classic light-gold pilsner, with 1 finger of near-white head that sticks around for a while, but doesn't leave any lace. (No one knows what it used to look like, as no one drank it in any format other than straight from the bottle.)

The aroma is moderately sweet malt, New Orleans funk and a little hop spice.

Although the start and finish are mostly dry and carbonated, with some heavy metals to start and dry malt in the middle, it's a far better beer than the original you-just-knew-the-water-was-bad-and-the-brewery-was-dirty Dixie we all knew and, urk, loved anyway.

Oct 11, 2020
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mshanecrowe from Mississippi

3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little malty & sourdoughy. Someone lemony finish. Pours with a thick head that quickly settles. No lacing. Watery feel, but not a watery taste. This is a good American lager. It is what Budweiser & Coors should have been. If his want a refreshing American Lager that tastes good, put down the Bud and try this.

Aug 22, 2020
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Kevin30462112 from Arkansas

2.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a very pale yellow with a very thin white head. Faint smell of adjuncts and very slight lemon. Hits the tongue with a carbonated Watery sweetness. Very slight hops typical of an American adjunct lager. Reminds me of Old Milwaukee. Way better than Budweiser. This is one of the better AAL’s I have had. A nice AAL for a hot summer day. But keep in mind that this is in no way a premium craft beer.

May 20, 2020
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soupermirl from Mississippi

3.39/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It's an American Lager but it is much better than Bud and Miller. Coors Banquet is a different story. I like both but the Dixie edges ahead. It's light but not too light. I doesn't have any "off" or "foo" flavors. It's an everyday lager. I like it when I chill, when it's chilled. Unlike with most American Lagers, the flavor remains as the beer warms. That's really all. It's an easy drinker and one I go to for American Lagers.

My imagination maybe, but it taste better from a bottle than it does from the can.

Apr 19, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

2.6/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

BOTTLE nabbed as part of a sixer at a Whole Paycheck in New Orleans. Figured I'd give this a review since this is from the Memphis, TN facility before operations switch back to New Orleans with the brewery reopening this month and the beer has the potential to change.

"Slow brewed lager." "Slowly aged and brewed with crystal clear water, genuine barley malt, choice hops, select grains and pure yeast."4.6% ABV.

Has caramel undertones beyond its typical 6-row barley backbone. Crisp with hints of grassy hop character. Malt extract/malt syrup is dominant in this and it has a thicker mouthfeel than most budget American lagers but it kind of works in tandem with the crispness of its texture and its deliberately high carbonation. Not as grainy as I'd like. Finishes a bit grassy with a malty aftertaste.

On the sweeter side for a lager, but it isn't thin or watery like many budget lagers either. Not a beer I'd buy regularly, but $6.99 a sixer ain't a terrible price and it's a drinkable brew fit for pairing with pizza or spicy food. We've all had worse.


Jan 12, 2020
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GreggFWTX from Texas

3.39/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad for a macro lager. Bottle born on date said 4/17/19. I poured two Dixie's into a 16oz standard pint glass until full. Beer was fresh and retained some head and slight lacing. Overall not a bad looking light-gold lager. Taste is crisp with light pine-like flavor. Smell is kind of earthly; reminded me of some craft beer pilsners or lagers. Overall, I really like the taste of Dixie. It's a good beer if your sitting outside on a hot summer LA or TX day or evening. Pairs great with spicy food, wings, rice meals and southern food. My local beer store in Lewisville, TX(Total Wine) carries it. I will be buying more of it from time to time.

Dixie is rebuilding it's brewery in New Orleans again. This is great news! I wish them much success going forward. This beer will always have a special place in my heart. We always drink a few when we're out and about visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Reminds me of some good times I've had there.

Sep 14, 2019
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jakedaniel from Texas

3.46/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a keg of it for the kegerator. 35f out the tap into a chilled schooner glass

look: darker gold color than some of the other AALs I've had on tap. Good head, dissipates fast leaving a thin film behind. Decent lacing

smell: I didn't get much off of it. Basic "beer" smell. I get some yeast, some toasted bread. Not much

taste: can taste some malt in it, some sourdough bread taste. No sweetness, can't taste the rice adjunct. Slight lemony note at the end.

feel: Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation isn't excessive but then again it's my kegerator so I control that. Clean, crisp finish.

overall: Solid AAL beer. Judging against other AALs I'd say its pretty damn good. My only problem with it is that they're charging craft beer prices for a beer that's basically just another decent AAL. If the price was lower I'd give this a 4 overall. Since they're not, I'll give it a 3.5.

May 14, 2019
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nickles from Illinois

3.17/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

One of my favorite lagers to date. Nice straw color with transparency. Very corny tasting beer. Quite a different taste from other American lagers but that is most definitely not a bad thing in this case.

Jun 18, 2018
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Oh man I remember these from when I was in the military. Its just adjunct lager with less advertising than the major brands. Pours light and super clear, feint yellow with 1/4" white head. Flimsy. Aroma of corn and grain. Its there.

Taste is just basically super fizzy corn syrup lite and a mild presence of barley and corn. Hops are just those super alpha acid in low quantity type. Maybe some 6 row going for it. Lots of carbonation to go around. This is basically an adjunct lager for those who think Budweiser is too strong, but don't wanna go all the way down to Bud Light. Its that middle ground.

Apr 26, 2018
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singletary from Mississippi

2.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It pours a translucent yellow color with a white head and lots of carbonation. The smell is bread but faintly. The taste is a sweet taste with a light hop flavor. Overall not bad, not good just average at best.

Apr 25, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread, light toast/biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity on aromas. Poor aromas with pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread, light toast/biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, cracker, corn, white bread, light toast/biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a decent pale adjunct lager. Other than the poor aromas, it had nice robustness of pale malt/corn and mild earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV, and not too heavy on adjuncts. Clean pale malt/grain flavors and mild earthy hop balance. An enjoyable offering.

Apr 07, 2018
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.56/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from the tab at New Orleans' Louis Amstrong airport
L nice fine foam but fledgling with some lacing
A Pilsner malt, hint of European hops like Saaz or Hallertau
T Pilsner malt, spicy hops present in the taste but not much bitterness
F Thin, refreshing and prickly
O very clean lager with a subtle hop presence. This will do its job on a hot Lousiana day especially given its low abv. However, not overly exciting.

Mar 09, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.11/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I tried this a some bar on Bourbon Street. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent was common to most American lagers....grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's decent.

Feb 08, 2018
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teromous from Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't see a bottle date. On a side-note the bottle is a twist-off.

Appearance: The body is a light gold to straw color with a slight amount of haze. There is no head but there is a small thin ring of foam around the rim.

Aroma: There is no real aroma with the exception of a very slim hint of corn.

Taste: There is a very light bit of hop bitterness in the beer with just a touch of alcohol and a bit of corn flavor way in the back. It is not a bad tasting beer but it just doesn't have a lot of flavor.

Mouthfeel: It feels about average in carbonation and it has a light body. It feels very light on the palate and just a touch watered down but it is not to the point where it impends the drinking experience.

Overall: It is a fairly average tasting AAL that isn't going to knock anyone's socks off but at the same time it isn't bad. It's not a beer I would particularly drink again or recommend but I wouldn't turn it down either.

May 30, 2017
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dcotom from Iowa

3.14/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into lager flute. Attractive light golden color, with a two-finger fluffy white head that actually stuck around for a while and left quite a bit of pretty lacing. Aromas and flavors typical for the style, only with a little more depth and with a little more body. Although palatable when cold, a whole lot of unpleasant sweetness dominates on the palate as it warms. Above average.

Mar 30, 2017
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Foyle from North Carolina

3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: a 2" white head falls rapidly, color is light gold and slightly hazy. Abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: standard light barley and mild hop aroma.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a mostly dry finish.
Flavor: sweet grain and barley malt, some grassy hops and a slight metallic flavor.
Overall: a decent, adjunct style lager.

May 14, 2016
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UCLABrewN84 from California

2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

4.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flake, and sugar aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and sweetened corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that is pretty much just grain and sugar qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

May 04, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

3.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Breakfast beer.

Or so I've heard it called in New Orleans, one of the premier food cities in the Country. Contract brewed now it's not very different from the original which may have been developed as a food beer from the beginning. As a Native Southerner that sounds right to me. The beer is a lightly colored, standard AAL that is a little more flavored than one would expect of it's ilk. Historically not the best brew in the city, (anybody remember Jax?) but decent enough to wash down some shellfish at the Acme Oyster House. I think it's appeal now is mainly nostalgic.

Worth trying but not really worth seeking out.

Apr 14, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

2.4/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another malt bomb. Pure cereal grains and malt aroma and taste. Just a normal North American lager, but kudos for bringing back the classic label and brand

Dec 22, 2015
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JoLight from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Appearance: straw colored, filtered body with a white head.

Aroma: grassy hops, very reminiscent of PBR; grainy.

Taste: Grainy, grassy hops, metallic notes. Very full-flavored.

Finish: dry, crisp.

It reminds me a great deal of Old Milwaukee, but with a stronger, bolder flavor.

Jun 02, 2015
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is grassy, grains. Taste has some malts, grains, a touch of green apples, a light sweetness. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Feb 04, 2015
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humuloner22 from North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

I guess they use city water to brew this beer. New Orleans is not known for its water quality. This is an alright lager. But to be honest it is overprice for what it is and I am not sure how old it was. It might be much better should I be in NOLA drinking it.

Color: Lager yellow, straw clear and faint in depth.

Aroma: Adjuncts, malts, not much else. Smells like an American adjunct lager.

Taste: I would rather have a Miller High life over this one. Like I said I may not have gotten this the freshest in the world but its not really that good of a beer. I swear I can taste swamp water in this beer. Maybe that is part of the character.

Overall: Not the best, certainly not the worst beer I have had, but I have been spoiled lately.

Dec 02, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.16/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

for what it is, its really not all that bad. it has some real body for an adjunct lager, creamy feeling and really well carbonated. the only part of the mouthfeel i dont like is the sweetness is finishes with, unbecoming in a lager for sure, especially one designed to drink in hot humid weather. what i like about it is its intense bubbles and the fact that it actually has some flavor, albeit not the best one out there, its not watery, and its one of the few beers in its class that can proudly declare that. sweet corny grain thing, a minor metallic tang, and not much hops going on. i really dont think its as bad as its ratings, but you can do a lot better than this one if you are in new orleans, thats for sure. i can see the appeal of the sweet in a spicy oily food context, but i still would like it to be a bit drier. not horrible, way better than a bud light, but not one i will move towards again unless necessity strikes.

Nov 19, 2014
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FLima from Brazil

2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear golden color with with a thin head with low retention.
Light aroma of grassy hops and lager yeast.
Flavor of bread malt, herbal hops and some honey. Hints of grains and mild cardboard. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light to watery body with medium carbonation. A bit creamy, though.
Appropriate lager for New Orleans hot summer. Above average Adjunct Lager with flaws that are not too distracting.

Sep 23, 2014
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ordybill from Georgia

2.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass Aroma- smells of rice and maybe yeast with a hint of citrus (?) Appearance- Light golden color with some cloudiness. This often foreshadows the flavor Taste- Yep, has a weak corn flavor. not the way I remember it 20 years ago. Palate- Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Overall- not good, this used to taste a lot better several decades ago.

Aug 06, 2014
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