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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of Onenote81
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew picked up in a mixed-sixer from Total Wine. I've been in a lighter-beer mood as of late, I spotted this one, and into the pack she went. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a deep dark gold with a thin white head on top. No retention, no lace. The nose has an odd vegetable-scent to it right away, then sweetens on the finish. Honeycrisp apples, lemon, cheap grains. Good full mouth for a lager. Carbonation level spot-on. Not as thin as its macro peers. Good flavor with this one. Lemony citrus, husk, mild sweetness, and just a bit of hop flavor. Honestly, I really liked this. This could easily be a regular in my fridge this summer. It's light, easy-drinking, more flavorful than most Adjuncts, and just overall refreshing. Way to go, Dixie.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Old-school looking label. Some numbers inked on neck - is it a Julian best-by code?

Pours a lightly hazed, very light golden-yellow. A white head soon becomes a ring. Many slow carb trailers. Smell is husky, and kind of artificially sweet, like a sugar substitute or something. Taste is crisp, with some adjunct flare, but mostly that sweet taste arises again.. does it come from liquid malts? Liquid hops seem to be in effect too. Finishes pithy. Drinks OK, but this beer is way too sweet for my liking.

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Photo of beerprovedwright
2.32/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a finger of head and little lace. Color was a 4 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells of boiled corn, and rice. Tastes of wheat, rye, corn, rice, barley, and very little hops. Just a little bit of tingle on the tongue, other than that, zip. Nothing special about this brew, will not buy another, but will be kind and drink it if it is offered.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.08/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought this as a mix and match 6-pack from Everhett's in South Beloit, IL for $9.99.

A rather basic beer here. Pours a golden amber with a pretty thick head. Has the scent of very grassy grains which continues into the taste as well as having a slight bitterness. Really comes down to an average beer of average quality. Considering the taste for the price, you might as well go with Red Dog. Same taste just a thinner texture.

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Photo of ronniebruner
4.02/5  rDev +43.6%
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 Thorpe429
1.47/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Thanks to AndrewNations for bringing this bottle back. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a pretty good white head and some spotty lacing. The nose is dominated by DMS and the accompanying creamed corn character. Not much else. Maybe some grain. The taste is nothing but corn and quite gross. Really just bad. Feel is creamy and full of things reminding me of vegetables. Light with not enough carbonation. Drinks very, very poorly.

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Photo of ivanwatling
1.65/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: No head at all, looks like a soft drink. Pale yellow colour.

Smell: Only a very faint smell, of hops I think

Taste: Tangy and somewhat unpleasant. Sharpness at the back of the mouth, doesn't really even taste like beer.

Mouthfeel: Flat and insipid

Drinkability: NothIng about this drink would encourage me to have another bottle. I'm not even sure if I want to finish this one.

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Photo of marc956
3.4/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Better than most in its category. Got a 12 pack (actually 2x6 packs) in nostalgia for Louisianne and found I liked it better than in the past. Good drinkability, descent smell (better than High Life anyway) goes well with many different kinds of food.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.69/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass: from notes.
A: Pours a nice two finger head and retreats quickly to a thin layer. Leaving layers of lace.
S: A very American lager aroma, with a hint of clove.
T/M: Smooth mouthfeel, with a dry finish, a mellow burnt sensation as well, subtle notes of orange.
D: This is not the typical lager flavors I would seek out, but still not bad.

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Photo of eyncognito
3.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Blind Pig mason jar.

Dixie is pale straw, a firm 1 finger of head forms with surprising retention. Completely clear. The smell is mild, barely there. Just some sweet cereal grains and corn, far from offensive since its aroma is barely noticeable.

Taste is simple, slightly metallic before warming, a sweet malt flavor dominates. I cannot detect hops, but despite the sweetness, this lager finishes with a pleasant dryness. Mouthfeel is light, well carbonated without being sudsy or gassy like a soda.

Pretty drinkable. Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but a reasonable alternative to the BMCs of the world.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
2.96/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I bought this beer out of curiosity and I was looking for a hot afternoon light refresher that I planned to cool off cold in the fridge.

I suppose as such this beer is a good refresher type drink.
It's pretty much as I expected-- a simple lager type beer. The alcohol content isn't so high that my metabolism becomes impaired.

It's a good hot day drink when you don't care about the complexity-- you just want to guzzle something cold.

Maybe worth a try but in this "refresher beer" category I'll stick with PBR...

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Photo of Stigs
3.13/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of a 6'er for some light afternoon refreshment in a recent visit to NO. served in a clear plastic cup!

A - briefly held half inch of loose sudsy foam quickly falls to about nothing, the beer is crystal clear and very light golden in color.

S - slightly roasted grains, corn and veggies...maybe the tiniest bit of grassy hops, maybe not.

T - clean grains and corn heavy, nice dryness adds some character along with a bit of crackery like malts and a single blade of wet grass hops. decent for the style.

M - super light body and missing a bit of carbonation...

D - quite refreshing, especially in the heat. better than a number of other AAL's we had over the weekend.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - Light hay-ish in color. Finger's worth of foam that disapates fairly quickly. Good carbonation.

Smell - smells like a hoppier light beer. But definitely still in a lager style.

Taste - More refreshing of a taste than I was expecting. At first tastes a little like a pilsner, but quickly turns into a light beer taste. Some earthy tones amidst the hoppy flavor.

Mouthfeel - average, good mix of creamy vs. watery.

Drinkability - I wasn't expecting much from this beer, but it surprised me. I may not rank it way up there, but as far as drinkability goes, it might be a new favorite of mine for the "regular" beers. Easy to come back to.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Brown 330ml bottle (brewed in the EU, by people unknown). The bottle was reviewed on Friday 3rd July 2010, the bottles best before date being 28 Nov 2011.

The beer was poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru glass. It had a golden lager look, large head that died very quickly, it was snow white.

The body was a bit thin, but the beer was refreshing and bright, like most pilsner/lagers.

It was over carbonated in my eyes, it made me burp, just like coke does.

A just below average in almost all aspects.

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Photo of hangh
3.51/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Nice, clean and clear yellow color with carbonation bubbles that continue well after the pour. The head is a fine texture but doesn't stick to the glass much
S- Aroma is a lighter grainy smell with a little bit of corn.
T- Taste is unique that's for sure. Initially it's pretty bland but there is a quick signature taste that's hard to describe. It is more complex than you would think and each sip is still very refreshing
MF- Very smooth, lightly carbonated but the carbonation lasts for a long time.
D- A nice change of pace beer that is fun to drink and tastes suprisingly good

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Photo of baos
3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into Mason jar.

A: The slightest bit of haze in this straw yellow pale body, sitting atop this is a three finger head on pour that sticks around pretty well.

S: Very sweet and malty smelling. Smells like grain dust and corn.

T: Sweet malts. Really nothing like any of the other lagers, but I really can't name another brew that's close. Fresh grains on the get go followed by a pleasant dryness. Can't really place any hops here except after about a minute's aftertaste the slightest bitterness resides.

M: This has a bit more body than most macros.. I would say this shouldn't be lumped in with the other macros, but I have no idea where I'd place it.

D: Tres drinkable!

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Photo of goblue3509
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very light yellow color that is crystal clear with very little head and no lacing. The aroma is of some corn and a little bit of wheat. The taste has a bite in the middle but is mostly corn and rice flavors, however, it is more pleasing than most adjuncts. The mouthfeel is crisp and very clean. Overall you could drink alot of these its an easy drink, but not a lot going on.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +42.9%
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.


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Photo of mullenite
3.8/5  rDev +35.7%
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 tjd112
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation - Poured into Sam Smith's nonic

Appearance - Golden, a few shades darker than most adjuncts, small amount of white head

Smell - Sweet corn and grain

Taste - Honey and biscuits

Mouthfeel - Light, but somewhat water-y

Drinkability/Overall - I wouldn't be getting a sixpack, but this is ok as adjuncts go

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber/golden color with much more depth and haze than most adjunct lagers. Nose is similar to a bmc beer with a touch of honey to it.

Taste is quite refreshing and crisp with a light note of honey. It's very easy drinking and smooth with a full mouthfeel. Overall a good beer with givig a shot.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Warming up before the Saints' NFC Championship game at EaT Oyster Bar, Portland, OR. $2 Dixie longnecks (haven't had one in YEARS), poured to frosty mug = pure SELA in NoPo.

Listed at 4.5% ABV; brewed for Dixie by 'Joseph Huber Brewing' of Monroe, WI...sigh...

A: Aptly golden (like a Saints helmet?), not quite as pale as some adjuncts. Perfectly clear, just a modest sporadic carbonation. Tight white head that barely covers, but good lace in draping bands.

S: Uninspired corny-sweet malt, maybe some buttered biscuit, too. Floral/hay aroma - sweet, yes, but appealing even after it warms (typically these beers are served so icy cold that aroma is a non-factor).

T: Pretty simple formula: sweet grain, honey, buttery crackers, vaguest spice.

M: Smooth and 'easy-drinking' feel - a slick, glycerine-like oiliness.

D: Not the feature at the table but a decent enough accompaniment with the spicy bowlful of shrimp etoufee I'm digging into. The sweetness of this palatable brew complements the flavors of my dish wonderfully; that said, I can't help but score better than it may deserve. I'll probably have a couple more today, so I suppose that makes drinkability 'good'...

Geaux Saints! Who Dat!?!?!

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Photo of Rayek
2.6/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Brilliant straw with a slight swirl of yeast. Mild carbonation holds up a soapy white head that comes and goes fairly quickly. Leaves splashes of lace.

S: Not much to report here. Straw like malt, plus a light corn sweetness. Musty hops and a little steamed veggie rounds things out.

T: Starts with an almost corn syrupy sweetness. Bitterness is minimal and pretty flavorless. A very mild cooked cabbage flavor completes the picture. Finishes fairly clean until it warms and starts turning metallic.

M: The body is syrupy and feels thicker than the low ABV made me think it would be. Carbonation is a touch low.

D: Pretty much your run of the mill adjunct lager. Drinkable, but nothing special. Not worth the premium it commands here over the bargain brands. Keep it cold for best results.

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Photo of feelmefoam
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

New Orleans is my favorite city in the U.S., so I figured I'd give this beer a shot. Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear piss-yellow color. Puts up about a finger of white head that dissipated quickly, but left a nice bit of lacing. Lots of carbonation can be seen.

Smells slightly metallic with sweetness added to a bit of a typical adjunct aroma.

Not bad for an adjunct, but still an adjunct. Very light and highly carbonated mouthfeel, a grainy metallic taste with a bit of sweet citrus at the end, but you really have to search for it. Not great, but not bad.

In all, this beer is good for just drinking something with a minimal amount of flavor. I won't buy again, but it was interesting to try. I love New Orleans, I don't love this beer.

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 381 ratings
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