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Faubourg Brewing Company

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From:
Faubourg Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
67
Avg:
2.84 | pDev: 23.24%
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
235
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 20, 2021
Added:
Aug 10, 2001
Wants:
  12
Gots:
  59
SCORE
67
Poor
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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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Rated: 2.78 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 20, 2021
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Rated by Hallbrauhaus from Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I think if you judge it for what it is, you will be happy. If you compare it to other similar ingredient lagers, it’s pretty good.
May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.83 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 01, 2021
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Rated by TerryMills from Tennessee

2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Wasn't bad till it warmed up some
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.63 by Jass74 from Alabama

Jul 19, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.97 by superwho24 from Arkansas

May 12, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Feb 07, 2020
 
Rated: 2.93 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

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.

C- (2.60) / BELOW AVERAGE
Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by TrojanRB from Texas

Nov 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by craigbelly from Iowa

Nov 14, 2019
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Rated by Fqjoe

2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Light and easy
Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.87 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Oct 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by WadeBridgman from Illinois

Oct 09, 2019
 
Rated: 2.28 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.27 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Aug 13, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.34 by DarrellK from Florida

Apr 21, 2019
 
Rated: 2.87 by hopley from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.68 by Vestlake from Alabama

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by bushwack from Alabama

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by GIftofgod4u1 from Louisiana

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by SammyJayMac from Louisiana

Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 2.71 by robotic_being from Florida

Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 2.24 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.15 by godawgs from Louisiana

Apr 14, 2018
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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