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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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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear with a big, bubbly head on top of a light, golden body

S- Flour, metal coins, and a hint of floral hops.

T- Gentle and honey-sweet with absolutely no complexity.

M- Clean with rigid, prickly bubbles.

D- Although it doesn't have any off-qualities, it doesn't offer much more than a drink.

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Photo of Seru1
2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance- Dark Gold with a thin White head and decent carbonation.

Smell- Slighty bready Vegetative aroma, I swear I think I smell asparagus.

Taste- Not really that crisp The citrus in this seems depressed in a way. I can taste some, but it seems to have gone south in a way thats not good. Still maybe it's a sourdough taste I'm getting. This is an odd beer.

Mouthfeel- Thicker than your average Macro brew. Not sure I approve

Drinkability- If I was over at a buddies house and it's all he had I could drink it and not think about it.

This isn't...That great. I mean personally. If you want a good dixie beer try blackened voodoo. This Ain't it. Pass on this, gimmee a pabst. It's cheaper, it's the same style, and it tastes better.

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Photo of donteatpoop
2.09/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a clear and bubble pale golden color with a nice cap of white head taht quickly faded and had very little glass cling.

The hops were a bit skunked and the scent of cheap grain left an undesirable impact on the nose.

The taste was kind of present, watered down grainy malt and stale hops. I bought just one bottle but I can't help feeling a bit put off that it cost $1.25.

Mouthfeel was consistant with water save for the carbonation. Slightly sour taste stays on the palate after swallowing.

If I were to sum the overall experience of this beer up with one word, that word would be "stale".

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Photo of zeff80
1.61/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I had high hopes for this one and it fell short. I was hoping it was surprisingly tasty like PBR but it wasn't. It looked like most of these lagers do with a pale gold color and a small, white, fizzy head. No lacing. The smell and taste were mostly corn and unappealing bitterness. An okay mouthfeel, crisp, sharp and very light. This is not worth trying unless you are attempting to sample every beer around.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a yellow color with cold haze surrounding it. Initially a decent amount of foam, but it quickly reduced into nothingness. A clean grain aroma at first, but as the beer warmed unwelcome smells of fusty grain emerged. Light and quick on the palate with not much flavor or hops, though it is clean. Nothing outstanding here.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of saintwarrick
3.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a pale yellow with a small fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves the beer pretty naked for the rest of the glass. Aroma is light lemon and honey, some light herbs and; a bit of popcorn butter in there, but it's solid for the most part. Taste is light, a hint of sweetness; very clean with a fresh-cut grassy quality; a good lawnmower beer in that respect. Not overcarbonated like most brews in this style, very drinkable.

Always good to have a Southern brew around the house; this brew doesn't wow, but it's more than solid for the style.

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

Pours a clear light straw with a fizzy white head that quickly vanishes. Nose is light lemon, feet, and vegetal touches. Flavour starts off with a bit of a butteriness and light grain, mild lemon and some residual bitterness in the finish. Fairly dry with a sharp carbonation and light body. OK drinkability, but nothing worth writing home about here.

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Photo of lionking
2.6/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.2/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear yellow in color with a short 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. Some spotty lace dots the glass.

Smell: some soft malt sweetness and corn are detectable.

Taste: light malt base with grass, corn, a hint of lemon, and a very mild bitterness make up a bland lager.

Mouthfeel: light in bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste.

Drinkability: decent drinkability but a boring beer that you will tire of quickly.

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Photo of Spikester
3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale amber with one finger of white head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is bready and corny. Taste is very similar to MGD. Sweet malts, some minor hop bitterness, and a bit of corn. Carbonation is average, mouthfeel is fine for the style. Not one I would seek out but glad to drink it to help out the New Orleans area. Cool looking label.

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Photo of bluejacket74
2.77/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half inch white head that went away pretty quickly. Not much lacing at all. It smells like grain and sweet malt, nothing else from what I can tell. But it doesn't smell offensive, so that's a plus. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like grain and sweet malt, but also has a slight metallic taste that isn't pleasing. Mouthfeel/body is light and thin, but it's also crisp. Drinkability is average, not bad but not good either. If someone gave me one I'd drink it, but I certainly wouldn't buy this again. Luckily I was able to get a single bottle and not a six pack of this.

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Photo of BigIrishman
1.81/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into oversized wine glass (not to sure why though)

Pours clear brownish yellow with a lot of bubbles and no lace. Smell is mostly corn, but very little. Taste is rather blah, a bit of corn and maybe some malt. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Overall I'd rather not have to many of these, although not sure I'd notice the difference.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours an average macro lager dull straw yellow. A one finger foamy head off a rough pour fades quickly, and lacing is non-existent. a bit of carbonation, but it lacks any lager sparkle.

smells a bit grainy, a bit corny. a bit of beet sugar sweetness and a hint of vanilla, but grain takes center stage.

Light malt, a hint of grain, a bit of straw, and a bit of floral hops. crisp, clean, and not too grainy. lemony lightly bitter finish.

fizzy, thin, pretty vapid. almost too carbonated to drink a ton of... which is unfortunate, as that's kind of the one thing Dixie has goin' for it.

i guess this is drinkable. The carbonation is a bit rough, and that funky lemon bitter finish makes it a bit unpleasant, but it's still a decent macro lager. It's definitely a step above the bmc macro lagers, but the steps are a bit unstable.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.56/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 2/10/2009 (bottle):

Pours a very clear, very pale yellow colored body, with a smallish creamy white head that's diminishing. Has a banana malty aroma. Grainy, and light smelling. Almost effervescent. Watery taste, grainy. Maybe corn. Light taste.

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Photo of dudecandle
2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For the American Macro-Adjunct style, it's pretty good. Since I was in the mood for a "good" beer and its uninformative bottle didn't tell me more clearly what it was, it's a damn shame.
A: It pours out a headless moderately-clouded yellow-gold color.
S: Slightly of florals and hops. Slightly.
T: Nothing much going on here, a bit sweet with the corn being complemented by the slightest hop bitterness.
M: Crisp and light.
D: This is the kind of stuff that I could see myself easily putting down the whole six-pack if I found myself interested in getting boozed up. It's drinkable and not disgusting like many other of the popular American macros tend to be, but all in all it's nothing more than the better end of a bad spectrum.

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Photo of aeminter
3.29/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clean, fizzy, pale yellow with very little head. With a hard pour we got about 1-2 fingers that vanished almost instantly. No lacing.
The nose is mild...almost champagne like.
There is a subtle complexity to the taste...almost like a pilsner, and some faint floral/fruit flavors hanging out in the aftertaste.
Not very thought provoking. Easy to drink.

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Photo of mattcomstock213
3.87/5  rDev +38.2%
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 cnally
2.78/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

nice story about dixie. saved from inevitable destruction and closure facing katrina.

the beer pours with a non-existent head. pale yellow color on the beer. crystal clear.

smell is yeasty and wet-grass scented.

a grainy, yeasty flavor is immediate. the surprise is the sweetness. the sweet resonates big time. mild fruit flavor.

light feel and not imposing.

well, lager is not a favorite style. but I have had some that rise up and break the typical fold. not this one.

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Photo of magictrokini
2.8/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of cvfish
3.3/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a straw yellow color with a white foamy head that laced around the glass nicely as it goes down

S - Smelled like malts, worst part of the beer

T - Tasted mostly of malts, no real accent flavors, but overall a good tasting beer

M - Crisp, a little high on the carbonation, light bodied

D - Drinkable beer, great for a hot day

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Photo of roadhouse
2.76/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

Appears clear straw yellow in color with a half inch white head that quickly sinks to a thin skim and leaves behind no lacing.

Aroma is grainy with a mild sweetness, a very slight hop presence. Very mild overall.

Taste is grainy up front with a light metallic tone and a bit too much fizz. A vague hop flavor comes out towards the end.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery plus the carbonation is too fizzy to the point where you end up with a mouthful of foam from swirling it around in the mouth.

Overall I actually thought that their light lager was better. Not one I would ever buy, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear dull orange with a thin, fizzy off white head that quickly dissipated. Visible carbonation was moderatly strong and rapid. A weak head and lack of any lacing pretty much gives this an average at best appearance.

S: stale oranges with a touch of mold. Light creame de orange candy sweetness with some fresh grass. Overall a really strange aroma.

T: The beer starts off with an obnoxious fizziness which was distracting to say the least. Cold oranges and a fresh grass hopping some come into play with light fresh bread dough notes. Some sourness and a musky mildew nature with a candysugar sweetness closes things out in an otherwise quite bizarre and hard to describe flavor.

M: very fizzy from the aggressive carbonation and a little rough around the edges. A grassy-orange aftertaste lingers afterwards.

D: poor giving this a big pass here. This is one I care not to experience again.

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Photo of tempest
2.56/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle at Liberty St. Tavern out of curiosity. In my pint glass it looked a clear straw gold, while a quickly disappearing head.

OK, so this beer basically tastes like someone took a batch of over-cooked corn and baked it. DMS and the corn/vegetable taste dominate, but there's a toasted biscuit note that at least makes this beer a little interesting. I'd really only recommend this beer to Rolling Rock fans, and people that really like corn.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Orange golden in color with some chill haze. A small white head forms and almost imeediately disappears. A light foam is what is left and it resides on top. Not much carbonation action.

Aroma is a touch fruity; like green apple fruity. That usually is not a good sign. Slightly sour and some notes of grains and grass.

I served the beer a little too cold. This hotel refrigerator gets everything entirely too cold. Fairly decent malt flavoring as the beer slightly warms. Malty with not much of the adjunct flavoring. A touch sweet as well. A bit more of the sour apple. A touch of DMS as well which always turns me off.

Not too bad. Average at best. Unless stranded with nothing else to drink, I am not sure I will try this again. Just not good enough or memorable enough.

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