Dixie Beer

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Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #235
Ranked #49,909
2.84 | pDev: 23.24%
Dixie Beer
Louisiana, United States
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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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

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

Presentation: Spied a few Dixie beers in my local store and thought I would give them a whirl for the sake of answering my intrigue. Well this offering, just called Dixie, has a fancy dark green, gold and white label – that has a very “macro” feel to it. The blurb on the label about being slowly aged in Louisiana Cypress wood barrels sounds impressive, but that too has a “Bud Beachwood Chips” ring to it.

Appearance: Pale golden color with a pearl white head that foams at first but which settles to a manageable 1/2” thick head. Standard Euro/American Lager look. Looks OK.

Nose: Sweet grain malts, everything about this beer is average – even the nose it seems.

Taste: Sweet malt beginnings, almost like a honey beer, but not too sickly. Malts are prevalent in the middle, the ending is crisp. Mellow, and clean all around, but never challenging. A “dust-buster” beer, for sure. No real discerning features at all, but there again, it does not really have any negative ones.

Mouthfeel: Average, if not forgetful.

Drinkability: Average again; not good, but not bad. Maybe slightly above average actually, well sort of nearly a 3.5 – I’ll stick with giving it a 3.0 though – it’s a hot night, and my objective judgment may be affected by that.

Overall: Certainly not the worst lager that I have ever had. But after I took the first taste, I realized exactly what this was. In the UK, it is sort of customary to drink an average UK brewed lager with spicy Asian food, it takes the edge of the food and is thirst quenching at the same time – but woe betide you if you drink the lager on its own, for then you will realize that the spicy food actually hides the fact of just how nasty and unpalatable the Lager actually is on its own – Dixie must the Cajun equivalent. It just makes the 3.0 mark, all around, because I am feeling a little generous tonight.
Probably OK for Cajun Rednecks – oops, can I say that?? LOL.

Aug 18, 2003
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Minhas has done a great job brewing this to taste like it did when produced at the New Orleans brewery until August, 2005 (Hurricane Katrina). Dixie is a good beer, and can (or could) be cloudy from time to time. It tastes different than any other beer, and has an excellent bite to it. It has an excellent mouth feel and goes down smooth. It's sad to drive by the large brewery on U.S. Highway 90 (Tulane Ave.) and see the once hopping building sitting derelict, but I guess that part of New Orleans history is over. I've got a lot of admiration for Dixie beer.


Feb 15, 2010
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magictrokini from California

2.8/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pride of the South. Good alternative to Budweiser. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Low aroma of grain and wheat, some cereal. Smooth taste, sweeter grain and corn, without the metal. This beer does not try to be something it is not. Cold, refreshing, and light.

Dec 10, 2008
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MTNboy from Germany

2.69/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The first thing I noticed was that this beer was extremely flat. There was virtually no head or lace. The body is brass colored with hardly any bubbles. It smells a little bit like saltine crackers. The taste was pretty bland there was not much anything. There is a tiny bit of hops and it is mildly grassy. Very thin mouthfeel.

Oct 01, 2010
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IrishTank from Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +67.3%

Jul 12, 2014
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

May 25, 2013
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newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Nov 16, 2014
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

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

I think I may have worked my way through must of their lineup now, LOL. I keep getting these just for the sake of trying them to be honest. I am in search of the macro lager that I actually like. This one was served cold and poured into a pint glass on 06/25/2009.
The pour was about what I would have expected. Dull hay in color with lots of carbonation. A nice big head of fizzy white on top that only hangs around for a few moments before settling back down into virtually nothing. Dull aroma of musty bready notes with hints of light grain and a very light overall presentation. Taste is crisp, clean, and not long lasting. What is there is your traditional wet hay like flavor, hints of malts, and just the slightest bit of bite from a bitter note toward the end. Underwhelming but not really bad per se. Very light body, very light carbonation.
Overall not bad at all, just painfully average and more along the lines of everything else out there. I would not really go here again.

Jun 26, 2009
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cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Jun 04, 2014
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lionking from Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased a bottle at State Line Liquors in MD. I was in New Orleans a few years back and didnt come across Dixie then so I decided to purchase. I believe it is now being contract brewed after Katrina.

Bottle label states this beer is "slow brewed". I never heard that one before. Light golden color with about a half a finger head which quickly faded. Sweet and grainy smell. Macro taste. A sweet corn beer. It kind of reminds of Straub Beer. Drinkable but not something I would have except as a novelty or a cheap beer session.

Apr 26, 2009
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Pigs from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Man! I used to love this Dixie Beer! It's kinda weird to me now. Don't get me wrong, it is good. I just wish it was a bit better. It most likely has to do with the fact that it is not made in Louisiana anymore. Bummer. Anyway, it's a good beer to get when sitting outside on a nice day, sitting inside on a bad weather day, beachin' it with babes, eating gumbo, eating mudbugs, eating fried chicken, walking through the woods, fishing in a secret fishing hole, driving a tractor, listening to Taj Mahal, or really anything else. Get yer Dixie on!

Jun 14, 2014
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

2.64/5  rDev -7%

Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

Jun 14, 2014
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craigbelly from Iowa

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

Nov 14, 2019
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Robyn from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +32%

Mar 15, 2013
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f_raud from California

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Jul 13, 2014
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RochefortChris from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 05, 2020
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rangerred from Tennessee

3.07/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear straw yellow with a fizzy one finger head. Tons of carbonation bubbles.

Smell contains a good bit of corn and is fairly sweet smelling. A little more fruity than other AAL's too.

Adjuncts are definitely detectable in the taste, predominantly corn. There is a little grain buried underneath, though. A light fruityness reminiscent of peaches comes through and the beer is pretty sweet throughout until a crisp finish dries everything up.

Overall, a quite underwhelming beer. For the price, which is equal to many great craft brews around here, it is a big let down.

May 30, 2012
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cryptichead from Illinois

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

Dec 31, 2015
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Flashback #87

Aug 18, 2015
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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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fatbatcat from Georgia

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

Jul 07, 2012
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JLaw55 from Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dec 02, 2016
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -12%

Jan 01, 2012
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waybog from West Virginia

4/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed when I was in New Orleans. Can't find it up north.

Jun 11, 2015
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