Dixie | Dixie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
174
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
23.16%
 
 
Wants:
9
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Absolutely love it! Caramel and malt taste..filling, refreshing, tasty!

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Photo of JDavidF
5/5  rDev +75.4%

Photo of beerrat
4.93/5  rDev +73%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IrishTank
4.75/5  rDev +66.7%

Photo of jadams11
4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

Photo of thehooksman
4.23/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass just a bit off of clear; an orangish-yellow with a small white sudsy head. The aroma is pilsner-like floral hops, minimal fruity esters, and toasted malt. It is a very refreshing beer that tastes of lemon citrus, followed by sweet malt, that finishes with clean hops and a bit of residual citrus. The mouth is fuller than expected and smooth despite the ample carbonation. If you're looking for a standard American lager that is more flavorful than your big box boys, this is the way to go.

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Photo of StevenC
4.18/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of williamherbert
4.12/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was absolutely shocked to see so many negative reviews of this beer. I thought it was outstanding and refreshing and incredibly drinkable.

Has a bright, lager-yellow with a finger of foamy head. Tiny bubbles. The head separates it from other lagers.

The smell is a pleasant pale aroma, almost wheaty. Not the same as that metallic lager smell with cereal-grain adjuncts. Sweet and crisp. Excellent for style.

Some German barley malts in the flavor. A touch of bitterness, nicely balanced with the slightly wheaty sweet finish. Really nice. An exceptional light lager. Perfect sweetness with realy barley (not adjunct) balance.

Feels nice, creamy and bubbly. Perfect for style. Overall, this is sweet and delicious. I think it's what all American lagers should be. Bursting with bright flavor.

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Photo of ronniebruner
4.02/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is surprisingly good. I expected an average American lager but was surprised by the sweet, hoppy taste, the malty aroma, the right amount of head and a perfect amount of carbonation. This beer was refreshing and obviously made with fresh, clean water. Definitely worth trying! This beer will surprise you for sure! I look forward to many more.

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Photo of aleslover
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +40.4%
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.

RJT

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Photo of JKG
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of waybog
4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of Chefwho33
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Quite light and delicious.

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Photo of hncowden50
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of Extol
3.96/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - typical adjunct color. Smell - grains and grassy. Taste - very smooth and I actually think adequately flavorful. Overall - very good.

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Photo of Morris729
3.89/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with little to no head, just a few white bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Nose is sweet and honey-like blended with floral hops. Very pleasant. Taste is light and crisp with sweet notes of fresh honey and a nice amount of carbonation. This would go well with a plate of crawfish etouffe.

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Photo of mattcomstock213
3.87/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was very surprised by this beer. I was expecting something rather foul and found the opposite. This old school lager is crisp and clean with more hops and less corn than one would expect from a relic beer. I wouldn't list as a premium beer like some places in New Orleans seem to do, but it was very good.

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Photo of Ozone34
3.85/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

You have to review a beer based on it's style, not your personal preferences. I saw a review saying "it's got nothing on Belgium". This is not a Belgian beer. It's an easy drinking american lager. Compare it to other beers in the genre and then make your reviews.

Also neck of the bottle reads the story of Katrina and how the brewery was almost left to ruin. It says "with a little help from our friends" meaning it's contract brewed somewhere else using the Dixie name.

Poured into a Warsteiner Tall Pilsner glass. Very nice head which quickly fades into a thin sheet. Very mild hops aroma with some sweet grains. I found the perfect balance of malts with mild aroma hops. Front of the tongue picks up a very sweet crisp clean grains. Bubbles tickle your tongue and throat on the way down. No funky adjunct twang or cheap rice/corn sweetness. A nice all natural crisp,clean, easygoing American lager.

A good showing from the style. A good session beer and palate cleanser.

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Photo of mullenite
3.8/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this and toasting it to the Saints.

Glassware - Shaker Pint

Appearance - Light golden in color with a tall white head and some lacing on the glass. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation despite the clarity.

Nose - Very grainy nose with some burnt biscuit in there as well. Maybe the slightest bit of grassy hops but not a whole lot.

Taste - Surprisingly it's not all that bad. A little grainy at the start which quickly move to a little bit of bitterness which then gives way to a bit of an esther-y flavor. Shockingly complex for this type of beer.

Mouthfeel - Thin but not watery. Lots of carbonation (even if it is hidden in the appearance.)

Overall - Not a bad beer but for the price I would rather buy Yuengling or Sam Smith's Organic.

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Photo of Pigs
3.8/5  rDev +33.3%
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!

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Photo of u2carew
3.79/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head - white, tight, small bubbles. Slightly haze to the body. Straw colored. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Floral notes. Hints of peach.
T) Sweet malts up front, but slightly fruity. Hints of vanilla. Starts sweet finishes sweet. Subtle vegetal notes in the finish.
M) Light body. Clean. Creamy.
O) I believe my rating will be an anomaly, but a rather tasty adjunct lager. I would drink another.

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
2.85 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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