Dixie | Dixie Brewing Co.

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2.8 w/ 380 ratings

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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: 380 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of craytonic
1.93/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Beautiful bottle, nostalgic of New Orleans and the Old South.

No head to speak of; no real smell (or taste)

Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the worst beer I have ever tasted. Light, like water (or piss). Touch of metal and chemicals. The cypress is long gone due to floods, factory problems, etc.

I was with a friend in New Orleans who just had to try it, despite my warnings, and the bartender described it as a "novelty" because of the bottle and name, and strongly advised him not to try it. Despite our protests, he did, and we all three agreed it is the worst beer you can get. Nice bartender, gave him something else anyways.

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Photo of ballewblake
2.61/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this from a friend of a friend that wanted me to comment on it. So I actually went into this with ill intent, but... I was surprised. :)

Poured into my Duvel tulip from bottle, one finger head that recedes almost immediately. Duvel stippling forms a floating D in the center of the glass, ring of head remains around the glass. Lightly carbonated bubbles in a transparent fizzy yellow brew. Smell is hard to get even in this wide mouth glass, getting your standard light lager smells at most, nothing really stands out. Taste is clean and crisp, slightly sweet initially and lightly bitter on the back end. Really not that bad. Its following a Cantillon and Belgian IPA, so that MIGHT have something to do with it, but I could see this going down pretty easily on a hot summer day, or sitting on my porch swatting mosquitoes in New Orleans drinking some Pontchartrain Punch. :)

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Photo of Offa
3.52/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty tasty standard pale lager, a little different from others.

It is gold with a smallish medium white head that slowly shrinks to a ring and wispy top and leaves no real lace.

The aroma is grain, grass, hay, and fermenting grapes.

The taste is typically light but zesty with light fruitiness (hints of pear) with light but persistent grassy bitterness with green leaves and a hint of forest. It has a lively palate and the grassy bitterness persists through the finish, joined by a suddenly noticeable grain quality that is largely absent at first. It's crisp and generally enjoyable, interesting enough to keep drinking. The bitterness is faintly rough and a little thin, especially on flavour, but is generally a nice balance to the rest.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.16/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Crystal clear and bubbly straw hue with a large 1.5 finger pearl white head that slowly settles to a thin cap. Actually a nice look for a head, regardless of any style.

Musty malt aromas with a little bit of an acerbic tinge. Pretty standard.

Light sweet malt and adjunct flavors with very little bitterness. Light bodied with high carbonation. The finish is very clean, with a hint of grain lingering for a bit.

Maybe not as smooth as one of the "Big Three", but is still rather refreshing. I can see this being a popular beer in the Bayou among the people who favor this style.

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Photo of orcasteve
1.64/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

the only reason to drink one of these is to try somthing from new orleans, or to rinse out your glass betwen good beers. this beer tastes mildley sour like sourdough bread and hints of corn. this is bottem of the bunch for sure. this is not a beer that i ever want agan

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Photo of drpimento
2.05/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

whooo put the skunk in the bottle? Poured with a huge thick foamy white head. Plenty of lace. Flavor wasn't quite as bad. Not saying a lot. Decent body. pale gold color. Think this one was light struck and woulda been a whole lot better before the dastardly deed. Too bad as this is a sample and therefore won't be carried.

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden clear brew a shade deeper than your standard BMC. A two finger head looks fairly thick, and sticks around for a few minutes before receding to a nice foamy cap.

S - Yeasty sweet round soapy smell. In a weird way, this smells like the yeast strain in Orval, but far less intricate. Not bad, not bad.

T - Soapy, but not in a bad way. It's not hoppy or malty, but corny and sweet in a very round and mellow way. Odd, but not bad at all.

M - Light bodied and lightly carbonated with a soft and mellow mouthfeel.

D - Not bad, not bad. Not good...but not bad.

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

Pours a transparent gold with a bright white head that retains nicely for a moment before retreating to a thin covering. This smells of harvest grain tortilla chips,some nice semi-sweet floral notes.The taste is quite a bit better than a BMC for those looking for a change from the norm. Better than average grainy notes greet the taste buds on each and every sip.There is some dryness,not overdone,keeping the drinkability above average. The finish is slightly metallic,but pretty clean otherwise. A refreshing easy drinker.

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

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a pils glass. No date. The body was yellow gold with a crisp white, small head. Lazy carbonation beads. Head faded slower than many.

Smell was corn and citrus. Sour, light lemon aroma.

Taste reflected the smell. Some hops bitterness and a vegetal sweetness. A drying finish with a fast drop off. Not as bad as I anticipated for a Macro Lager, enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was zesty, yet with a slickness in the mouth. Medium to light body.

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Photo of joekfsu
2.48/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours a nearly clear gold with 2-3 cm of foamy white head, quickly diminishing. Aroma of sweet malts. Initial flavor is light and sweet, no real definitive flavor. Aftertaste is mildly dry and long lasting. Light body, light carbonation, light lacing, and no alcohol presence noted. Overall, anyone could drink this if other better beers weren't around.

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Photo of Slynger
2.68/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light, clear, yellowy color with a frothing white cap.

Smells lightly sweet and grainy, slightly musty and lemony.

Lightish body swirshy smooth and creamy light. Flavored sweet more than anything then light grain and lemon with the barest hint of musty bitterness.

Really not too much going on here, but it is better than your average macro.

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Photo of Ozone34
3.85/5  rDev +37.5%
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 Zorro
2.31/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Saw this on the shelf at the local store and peeked at the BA reviews of it and it isn't totally without merit so I bought some.

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white head, similar to most other beers of the style.

Smell is yeasty and lemony with a fairly strong cooked vegetable scent. Mild and lemony hop aroma.

The taste starts out neutral and a bit of medicine flavor. Strong cooked vegetable flavor and a little yeast flavor and lemony hop flavor. Veggie flavor is annoying.

Mouthfeel is thin to average.

Not really up to BMC standards really. Mediocre beer that isn't worth the cost.

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Photo of iceball585
3.6/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale yellow color, clear, thin white layer that dissolved to a thin ring around the glass

S- Toasted nuts, malty, sweet, very light smell

T- Honey, grains, toasted, pale malts, sweet, hint of nuts

M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, smooth, fairly sweet overall

D- Decent session beer

Fairly decent for an american lager. Definatly better than any macro produced lager you see at your typical grocery store.

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Photo of Vancer
2.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light alcohol brew (4.5%) in a lager bottle. Still, not a bad looking pour of lemon yellow, with a firm white head. Bit of euro skunk in the aroma, but the whole rotten skunk is in the beer. Whoo, this one rates as a rough one if we're suppose to think this captures the southern way of life.

There's enough cooked veggies, which have been sitting in the sun for a couple days, to feed a family of 4. This one would be hard to drink, even after a hard day of lawn mowing.

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Photo of madtowndmb1
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Not an impressive looking beer, but it's a lager. A clear beer, looks just like a football beer

S: The smell is the worst part of this beer. Nothing at all that makes you want to take another sniff.

T: Although the smell isn't that great, the taste isn't horrible. It has a slight sweet taste and a none offensive finish, not bad

M: feels and drinks like a football beer.

It's ok to have one just to say you did it, if you could find it as a single

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Photo of ajmoody76
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bought at local beer store. pick a six 12 ounce bottles. brewed by joseph huber brewing in WI due to katrina. dixie hopes to get back on line in the future. website is under construction. poured into an imperial pint glass. barely a white head. stayed around the rim the rest of the way down but no head in the middle of the glass. clear yellow with a darkish hue. looks decent.

light malty aroma. does not smell bad. a little hop fruits. no off odors.

fruity with a little sweetness. dry aftertaste. balanced for style.

pretty thin body. low carbonation. no lace. okay beer. will not pick this up again until they are brewing in new orleans. no session for me. follows the style- which is a not so good style (IMO).

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Photo of Drew966
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dixie Beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. There is a mildly sweet adjunct aroma. The same is true of the flavor, mildly sweet adjuncts and perhaps just a touch of diacetyl, or is that just my imagination? Not bad for what it is.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.23/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden body with a small, short-lived white head.

Smell: Light aroma of pale malts and cooked corn with a single, lone drop of honey.

Taste: Exceedingly pale maltiness with a sweet corn taste. Hops give a little zip of grassiness and a mild (and I do mean mild) bitterness. Fairly clean and crisp on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A "slow brewed" beer made for quick chugging. Tastes like a Pabst Plus.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.36/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times, never seen it here in CA before, so I thought I'd try it out.

A: Pours a clear yellow, with a firm white head with good retention, no lacing though.

S: Light, but with some bready malt and corn.

T: Bready malt up front, with clear grassy hops to back it up, with a hint of corn sweetness, similar to PBR, nowhere near the amount of corn in something like Corona or MGD.

M: Good crisp carbonation makes this beer easy to drink and refreshing, pretty well done.

D: Not a bad beer at all, one of the better macros I have had, would be a good choice in the summertime.

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Photo of riversider76
2.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours straw in color with a thin white head. Not much in the way of retention, but some lacing. Aroma is grainy,and weak. Body is light with some carbonation. Taste is sweet,with a buttery quality. Not bad I guess,but I really can't say I'd drink it again by choice.

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Photo of williamherbert
4.12/5  rDev +47.1%
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 RblWthACoz
2.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly fogged straw gold with a minimal white head. Nose is like roasted malts with a sweet tone to it. Flavor has a roasted edge to it, but it just doesn't seem clean at all. Pretty uneven and out of balance. I don't like it. Feel is standard. I can't really say this is that drinkable.

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Photo of tayner
2.54/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brewed in WI for the Dixie company after Hurricane Katrina.

poured a fizzy yellow into my pint glass with a huge foamy head with very large bubbles. the head was ugly, not tight at all, and quite the turnoff for me.

Tastes like a macro. Tastes watered down for sure, i can pick out some hops, and some malt, but all in all it tastes like there is way too much water in the recipe.

mouthfeel is watery at best. it does have a very clean finish since it doesnt really have anything heavy in the taste to begin with.

as for drinkability, i can see this as a micro to serve your macro drinking friends, i doubt they could tell the difference, except in price (1.83 per bottle) It was certainly not worth the price and glad i only have one single. this could be a decent "lawnmower beer" though as you could drink it like water when the temperature is 110 in the desert.. i guess perhaps that is what it was intended for.

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Photo of russpowell
3.31/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Wisconsin refugee beer, vice from the original source

Pours an effervescent golden with 2+ fingers off eggshell white head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Corny & some perfumy hops

T: Corny & grainy with some lemon hops up front. Slight metallic hops & caro syrup-like sweetness, along with apricot as this warms. Finishes with a slight metallic & lemon hop profile & hints of grapes, apples & honey

MF: Thin bodied & lively carbonation

Drinks easy enough, just a typical macro, maybe slightly better. I remember there being more of dry rice profile back in the day, but we're talking 10 years & one brewery ago

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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 7.4% out of 100 with 380 ratings
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