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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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 375
Photo of MTNboy
2.69/5  rDev -5.6%
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 +22.8%
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 +6.7%
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 +3.9%
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 +9.8%
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 +22.8%
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 -7%
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 +23.2%
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 +23.9%
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 +13.3%
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 +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.


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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 tjd112
2.92/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +16.8%
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 +11.6%
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 -8.8%
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 -2.5%
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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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.11/5  rDev +9.1%
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 -11.2%
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 -26.7%
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 -43.5%
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 +6.3%
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 +5.3%
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 +11.9%
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 -7%
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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Dixie from Dixie Brewing Co.
2.85 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
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