Dixie | Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Medium gold color, medium white foamy head. Aroma is grainy and slightly sweetish. A medium bodied lager style beer. Nice mild hops and malts. Good balance Mild flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Very drinkable, but fairly average lager.

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Photo of fattyre
1.76/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a clear medium orange/yellow with a slowly dissipating white head. The smell is metallic, sulphurous, and sour. The taste(while trying not to breath in) is sweet and malty with a mild hoppy and metalic finish with a thin mouthfeel. This beer looks bad, smells bad, taste bad, and drinks bad but it could be a Hidden River Pale. I will give it another shot-maybe I got a bad one.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.04/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A crisp refreshing lager beer with big frothy head. Very fresh with a light aroma of malt and corn. (I guess I got lucky and didn't get a flat beer like a lot of others here.) A pretty simple lager with a hint of hops dressing up an otherwise sweet tasting lager laced with corn and possibly other adjuncts. Very smooth body. This is not a complicated lager, but a simple, pleasant one that goes down easy. A good summer beer with just a hint of real beer flavor.

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Photo of BobLuvBeer
1.24/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured with no head.
Taste is a medicine hop flavor. Flat and thick tasting. In the glass, it appears to be nothing more than a glass of colored water. This is either a bad bottle of a fair beer or just an overall bad beer.
Not worth trying again to find out.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A slightly above average lager beer from New Orleans. This beer poured a nice dark golden colour with a nice white head. The aromas were of honey, hops, and malts and the taste was more of the same. A very light and tasty, no-frills lager. It would be easy to put many of these back, especially outside during mardi gras! The mouthfeel is good and so is the drinkability...

Cheers to Morris729 for the sample!

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Photo of BeerResearcher
2.87/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This odd beer has a dull amber color with a fizzy white head and very little clinging lace. Light/medium grainy malt. Light seltzery hops. Aged in cypress barrels, creating a weird woody flavor. An indescribably odd citrus mouthfeel coats the tongue. Lightly mealy and dry.

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Photo of mickeymac
2.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In my younger days, I'd occasionally have a Dixie when out for Cajun food. Perhaps the cayenne numbed my taste buds because I didn't realize how bad this stuff was until I tried it again recently. It looks like the typical lager. However, the smell was something like being trapped in a kitchen with all the doors and windows closed while grandma boils creamed corn. The taste also has a funky corn taste that's very hard to get past. It's slightly hoppier than I remember, which helps a little bit but doesn't even come close to saving it.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tonight I put old Dixie down. Good looking clear dark yellow pour with a nice ivory head. Decent lacing for a while. Smell is very light but puts out hop aroma. Metallic edge in the taste to go with the hoppy flavor. A bit different than most pale lagers and seeming more like a pale ale. Full-bodied and bit creamy mouthfeel. This is better than I expected it to be. Worth a try in its home city with cajun cooking. Bet it holds up to the challenge.

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Photo of Redrover
3.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice medium yellow. Decent head with large bubbles, some agents at work?

The smell is very clean, hints of hops, malts and some grain.

I like this beer better with food than without. I think it is much better than the usual macros you find in New Orleans. Taste is on the sweet side with more malt than hops. It is a very easy drinking beer and helps cut the heat and humidity of the Big Easy. Goes great with oysters, gumbo, poor boys, etc. The flavor profile seems well suited to the local cuisine.

This is a good regional beer. Try this if you are in the mood for an American Macro Lager.

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Photo of bditty187
1.69/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Sickly pale yellow, very small whitish soapy head, spotty lace. Odd nose, very sweet like honey mixed with corn and cooked veggies... plus it is rather potent (a bad thing). Poor palate; malty but cloyingly sweet, no detectable hops, it gets husky at the end. Smooth, weakly carbonated, light bodied, watery. This is just an awful beer. Avoid it, one of the worst beers I have tried.

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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 budgood1
3.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out clear gold, a thin fine head forms and even sticks around, leaving a fine lace. very nice looking in a glass. the first aroma to hit me is honey, followed by some light grainy notes. a honey sweetness hits the palate right off the bat, riding a medium body, then sliding right down the throat with ease. only a fleeting hint of crispness, and no real hop bite. i get an unpleasnt adjunct taste in the finish mixed with some more of that honey. i honestly wasn't expecting any honey, and for it to be so strong in the flavor profile. a very smooth, yet adjunct filled brew. if anything it gave me a bit more to write about, but left me disappointed.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold in color, masterful head, bright white that degrades to a fine satiny lace to cover the glass. The aroma of honey, lightly cooked grains with a floral tone to cap it off, quite pleasant. The beer begins with that same honey sweetness noted in the nose also malt makes itself known. Mouth feel is middling, the finish pleasingly acidic, mellow in the hops category with a dry aftertaste. Clean and crisp beer meant for those hot summer afternoons on the front porch in the Bayou. As I was stationed for a short time in or at Fort Polk Louisiana, and those humid summertime afternoons require a light and fresh beer, so I wax nostalgic, and will rate a bit higher than I normally would.

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Photo of Kwak
3.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bitter hops with a malty aftertaste nice golden color good head nothing to much nice body . Nott to hoppy crisp and clean good refreshing quality with a bit of dryness!
Not a fovoriet of mine butt pretty good!

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Photo of ADR
2.18/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Out of a bottle at NCED/Marriot bar in Norman, Oklahoma...

Gold color with a foamy adjunct head. Some sense of berries in the mostly sweetish aroma. Lacks overcarbonation -- an OK thing to me but helps stress a slightly woody corn husk flavor in the malts. Hopping is poor to non-existent. The aftertaste is sweetly cloying and unpleasant. Aside from the mouthfeel, there's nothing to recommend this brew over any macro I've run across.

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Photo of HopheadEd
2.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice amber color, but very little head, and fades quickly. Unfortunately, no lace at all. The first taste was surprising, malty, sweet, very nice. Reminded me of a fest. Light hops, but not a very impessive finish. In fact, the more I have the less impressed I am. Fair pils.

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Photo of Dogbrick
1.68/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Below average lager (?). Not really sure what to make of this one, as I could detect none of the attributes touted on the label. Guess I'll have to try it on its home turf some time to see if it is any better. I'll drink it with some gumbo.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.84/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, straw golden in color but with a brass cast. Unusual - light, but with a darkish tint? The head is white, creamy, and leaves some good lace. The aroma is of grainy malt, with what I tend to think of as an "adjunct" note, and some vegetal character. The vegetal is not real bad, but definitely not good either! The body is light-medium with a very fine, and gentle carbonation giving it a very soft and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor definitely expresses a good use of adjunct with a thin grainy - almost husky - maltiness that is sweet more out of lacking bitterness than residual sugars. The alcohol is noticeable, even in such a light beer - very odd It finishes lightly sweet with a lingering grainy/husky character that's somewhat astringent. Although it does have it's own unique character, this is not a well brewed beer and I'd imagine that even if it's sold at a price point a better beer can be had for less.

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Photo of marc77
1.81/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

The clear darker straw / light golden hued brew is topped by a meager head. Sweet yellow corn in aroma w/ mild notes of sulfur and cooked veggies. A touch of 6- row huskiness is perceptible towards the end of the aroma. The flavor profile is comprised of borderline cloying corn sweetness since hop bitterness is very subdued. The malt foundation is sorely lacking in this brew, most likely due to the highly fermentable but body lightening effect of ample rice in the grist. There's no hop flavor whatsoever. Dixie finishes sweet, w/ mild grainy notes and lingering unappealing generic American lager DMS. This is quite a dissapointing brew and is certainly no better than macroswill.

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Photo of jackndan
2.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dixie: It’s a well-known regional beer that does not do its region justice. Astringent aroma, and an adjunct (corn) aftertaste. It’s a bad macro-lager, or maybe just a bad beer, pass it by and get a fresh Abita.

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Photo of javier
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

good ole cheapo southern beer. In New Orleans three years ago a pitcher of dixie in a bar cost 3 bucks. it costs 6 bucks for a six pack around here. what?!

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Photo of Brent
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like Lone Star in Texas, and like Coor's used to be before national distribution, this beer enjoys a regional loyalty disproportionate to its quality. I had my first Dixie years ago in a hole-in-the-wall blues bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Overall, its a pretty average American pilsner. Mildly hopped, slightly sweet, well carbonated and smooth. Not a lot of taste, but very easy to drink. It tastes better if you have some B.B. King playing in the background.

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