Dixie Jazz | Dixie Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.13%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Dogbrick on 11-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
66
Avg:
2.65
pDev:
23.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of rolltide8425
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of metter98
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down but left a bit of lacing on the surface and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bready malts and corn in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell with light flavors of bready malts and corn. A bit of malty sweetness is present in the initial taste.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn’t bad for the style and has some body from the malts but the taste isn’t very interesting, especially with the flavors of corn adjuncts.

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Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of duff247
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of armock
1.34/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Bottle from some dive bar in Houston, TX

A - Poured a light copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of stinky grainy malt

T - Horrible like the nose with bad grainy malt and some veggies

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

O - This is what happens when ticking goes bad I finished the bottle only because I paid bar prices for it otherwise it would've been a drain pour its horrible do yourself a favor and stay away from this beer

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Photo of jondeelee
3.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Given that this is a light beer, I wasn't expecting much. However, I was surprised by a nose that, while light, still bore pleasing aromas: lightly toasted grains, a hint of brown sugar, and just a touch of flowery hops. In many ways, the nose reminded me of hay bales right after harvesting.

On the tongue, the lightly toasted grain flavors continue, but with added fruit esters that tattoo fragrant and airy apples and apricots on the tastebuds, as well as hints of rosewater. Mild brown sugars swirl in the background, and the thinnest strains of hops float near the edges. The aftertaste is virtually the same, and fades off relatively quickly.

By no means are these flavors bold and hearty--at 92 calories a bottle, there's no way this brew could keep up with the massive sugar-driven fares of, say, Imperials--but they are well-balanced and nicely nuanced. Budweiser could learn a thing or two from beers like this.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The flavor is sweet but is mainly bean like. The body is a red-amber color. The aroma is sweet but reminds me of grass. The head poured tan at about a finger and a half that goes away fast. Other than the bean flavor it is a very mild flavored beer. The body is thin and fizzy.

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Photo of fltmedic
2.56/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On the pour this is a light straw colored very translucent brew with a quickly falling scant foamy white head.

The aroma is a very flat wheat. I kept waiting for a little more.

This bills itself as a light amber, but seems to be lacking the depth expected for an amber. From wetting the lips to the fade there is light wheat and not much else of note. It is very smooth and there is a crispness.

Mouthfeel is thin and the carbonation is prickly.

Overall, this is only a step up from the mass produced "light beer". I would like to see what this brewery could do with a true amber or lager.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.47/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $5.49 in Spring 2011.

Pours a very pale amber color with a quickly diminishing head. The scent already eludes that the taste is going to be that of a cheap beer. There is at least some flavor of so wheat and malts but it is very comparable to that of Miller Lite or Bud Light. Drinks rather fast with no real texture or volume to the beer. This is one you can skip.

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Photo of BilbosNuts
2.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden color with a small head that fades quickly with limited lacing.

S: Mostly grassy smells. There is also a unique sweetness that is almost like grapes.

T: There's nothing strong going on. Mostly just a light earthy taste.

M: It has a light body accompanied by a slight tingling sensation. It has a very watery feel.

D: Just an average beer. It's easy to drink, but not much is going on. Overall it's nothing special.

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Photo of Rayek
3.13/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass.

A: Pale amber with light carbonation and good clarity. A small eggshell head quickly falls to a patchwork film. Leaves a fair amount of lace.

S: Toffee plus a bit of corn syrup and straw.

T: A mild bittersweet toffee flavor does most of the work. Bitterness is light and rather tasteless. Finishes mostly clean, with a bit of lingering toffee.

M: The light body has too much fizz.

D: This is an OK beer. The lightness makes it an easy drinker. It does have more flavor than other beers of its ilk.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong buttery popcorn. The flavor is very thin with some corn, honey and butter. Light body and medium carbonation. There is not much going on in this beer. This is one to avoid.

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Photo of Dave412
2.28/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle came in a mixer I recieved. From notes.

A. This poured a dark color for a light beer. Medium head quick dissolve, no lacing
S. Picked up sort of malt, sort of a metallic, grape like smell.
T. I found this to be lacking in taste, not complex at all, simple sweetness, nearly no finish.
D. Not saying that I would never drink one again, but I won't go seek this one out.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.36/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a copperish color with a small white bubbly head. The aroma is of caramel malt and a little roasted malt. The taste is of caramel malt and a small hint of bananas. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp. The drinkability is good, you could have it as a session beer, nothing to make you dislike this beer, but nothing to completely keep you interested.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: minimal head, tan/amber in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: caramel malt and grass

Taste: honey and caramel. Nothing overly strong, nothing bad either.

Mouthfeel: smoot, moderate carbonation, very sweet, light bodied, a bit watery

Drinkability: I have graded for the style and as a American Adjunct Lager, I would take this over most. It is nice and light and sweet and has good flavoring. I could have six. A very decent beer. Outside of the style, I think this is a B-.

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Photo of jpschouest
2.77/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a copper,dark golden color with a small, off-white head.

S - It smelled of malt and roasty.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd burgundy taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an okay amber lager. I've certainly had better.

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Photo of zeff80
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

First, I don't think this beer is the correct style. To me its an American Amber Lager. It even says "Amber" on the label.

A - Poured out a copper/burgundy color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. No lace.

S - It smelled of caramel and malt. Not much else.

T - There is a lot of caramel maltiness with an odd metallic taste. No hop presence.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A light bodied beer.

D - This is an okay amber lager. I've certainly had better.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. No date. 4.13% ABV. 92 Calories.

A - Slightly hazy pale amber honey color. A rough pour brought out a large, puffy egg-shell colored head. Moderate retention with a layer left and a collar of lacing.

S - Pale and amber malts on the back end with an upfront hop aroma that consists of a herbal and spicy body. A light crystal-light white grape iced tea aroma. It also has a mineral water hint to it. Nothing out of the ordinary but not bad.

T - A yeasty flavor that's low but pronounced combines with the amber and pale malts to create something very uninspired. A touch of hops mixes it up a bit but it's really plain overall. There is also a white grape skin with a light astringency to it.Watered down feel to it.

M - Watery with mild carbonation (not to be confused with under carbonated). A light spice on the finish but it's just a light lager. Nothing special about it.

D - It's an easy to drink beer because it isn't offensive unless you're easily offended by a superbly plain beer. Watery flavor and a passive aroma just add to this. Easy sessioner but you could find better to fill your gut with.

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Photo of pmccallum86
2.83/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am judging this beer for what it is, an American adjunct light lager.

Pours a golden red, with more red than gold hue showing through. Smell is biscuit malt with a bread aroma. The taste is at first dull and then your tongue is met with a biscuit malt flavor. There are no detectable hops or other spices. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with an upper medium level of carbonation. As it is only 4.13% ABV and a lighter beer it could be very sessionable, however I would look elsewhere due to the lack of taste.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades very quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, honey and a faint touch hops.

T: The taste is sweet up front with flavors of honey, caramel and nuts that are followed by a hearty but light malt character. There's a very faint hops balance that brings a little bit of balance but not much. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp not very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, kind of different representation of style, it's listed as an "Amber Light Beer" on the label and while it's not like a typical fizzy yellow light beer, it's still not very good.

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Photo of whynot44
2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light honey/amber color with a decent white head that retains fairly well.

The aroma is bready with a mild floral citrus scent.

The taste oddly starts with a bit of hops bite, which then fades into a mild caramel malt with overtones of corn, finishing a bit floral/metallic.

Light bodied, reasonably smooth, drinkable ice cold. Not too bad for what it is - a semi-light mainstream lager.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Brilliant, albeit very light amber body with a thin, scant, white head.

Smell: Near vacant nose with just faint, fleeting wisps of grains. Cue the jazz flute!

Taste: Faint malts with the merest, most merciful touches of simple grains. Lightly sweet. Mild bitterness. Dryish, altogether weak finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I believe it was Louis Armstrong that once said: "If you have to ask what an instantly forgettable, bland light lager is, you'll never know." Something like that.

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Photo of Beerbythepool
2.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from bottle to pint glass.
Nice clear copper/amber color with a 1 finger heard. Head recedes fairly quickly, I would like it to linger longer. No lacing.

Not a strong nose, but yeast, corn, and bread prevail.

First taste is bitter which is not a good sign. Finishes with a metalic taste. Coats mouth with a tin flavor. Has the tea flavor that prevails in Shiner Bock.

I had high hopes because the Voodoo Lager is decent, but this was nearly a drain pour for me and I never do that. Not enough amber and too much light in this "Amber light" and I can feel the headache coming on. I often get a headache from bad beer so maybe this is a bad example.

I can't finish this one and feel like I need to brush my teeth. Pass on this one.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3.26/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden Honey color with a small head and thin lace.
The aroma was of light citrus,floral scents and grains.

The taste of mild bitterness with some mild hops that are sharper at the start then fade. Some caramel tones and some mild corn hints.

The feel was light with medium carbonation and a thin,dry finish.

Notes: To have one is fine,but I would not like to have many of these. One can say that for the style it is not a bad beer at all.
Still,not six pack worthy for me.Yet, if one has a BBQ with the friends and family then it's a decent beer to have around.

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Dixie Jazz from Dixie Brewing Co.
2.65 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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