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

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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 BuckeyeNation
2.66/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

"Jazz music is an intensified feeling of nonchalance."

--Francoise Sagan

Perfectly ripe apricot, an odd color for a 'light amber' lager. Maybe that means it has more than the usual amount of flavor. The eggshell colored cap is one of the best you'll see on a beer of this style. It's whipped frothy, melts in appealing fashion, and deposits quite a bit of patchy lace.

The nose is slightly better than the light lager style average because the malt is slightly toasted (which is obvious from the color). However, there's also a sourness that keeps the score from reaching average. This one could go either way on the palate.

Unlike the music for which it is named, Jazz (the beer) is simple and accessible. It's as if it was brewed to be as unchallenging as possible. Of course, I'm sure that's true of all light lagers. The faint toastiness of the barley gives it the edge it needs to stand out from the pack of BMC light lagers.

There's also a green apple fruitiness that is, thankfully, not as sour as it smells. Mildly sweet is balanced (more like negated) by mildly bitter, leaving a beer that threatens to edge over into blandness, especially as it warms. My recommendation is to drink it cold when you're hot, for maximum enjoyment.

The mouthfeel is light without being too thin. More carbonation would be good, as long as the bubbles remain on the soft side as opposed to sharp or harsh. If you aren't expecting much, this is pretty user-friendly beer.

The new labels are definitely an improvement on the old labels (seen above). It's too bad that Dixie beer is still being brewed in Minnesota. It will be nice when the brewery is able to resume full operations down in the Crescent City where they belong. Bottom line: a great name but an average to slightly below-average beer.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours out to a darker orange amber color with a "Dr. Pepper" head of foam that dissipated very quickly. Aromas of malts and sweet corn and gran. Not bad. Taste is bland and unexciting, but really, expectations shouldn't be all that high; malt, grain, slight spice, a touch of hops. Mouthfeel was like water. Drinkability is nearly non-existant. Very boring.

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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 misternebbie
2.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of einman
2.59/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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

This beer poured a golden amber color with a one finger pillowy white head that receded rapidly, decent lacing. Nose is very grainy with notes of corn and pale malts and a bit of sweetness. Taste is bready and grainy. The sweetness in the nose filters to the taste as well but not well balanced. It sort of sneaks up on you. Mouthfeel is pretty carbonated, light and on the watery side. The beer goes down easily, but not balanced well. It was fun to try, but not one that I will pick up again.

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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 katan
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz undated bottle into a pint

A - Amber colored pour with a strong head. Large amounts of bubbling and carbonation. Head dissipated to a film in about 15 seconds.

S - Very light and subtle sweet malt smell. Almost impossible to discern.

T - Starts with very little flavor - perhaps a bit of the malt flavors. No bitterness or excitement in a very boring mid-stream. Finishes with a tart almost oxidized bite. Very puckering.

M - Has some carbonation bite on it - but after that breaks down it seems watery.

D - Not hard to drink - can go down easy. Manageable flavor and light caloric content make this one work in the drinkability area.

I must admit that this one aint good. I wanted to like it, but failed miserably.

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Photo of drtth
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Chilled and poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer pours out a clear, amber/orange in color with a fluffy white ½" head that recedes reasonably slowly and leaves a patch of form in the center. There is some lacing when the beer is sipped.

Smell: The aroma is nice and clean and consists mostly of lightly roasted pale malt. There may be some apple in here but it is hard to be sure.

Taste: The flavor contains lightly roasted malt, a bit of apple fruitiness and some light sweetness. There are some traces of hop bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is light, with limited soft carbonation. The finish is short and lightly dry.

Drinkability: This beer would be best cold as a thirst quencher on a hot day, otherwise not much for drinkability for this one.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
2.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of elBecko
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of LJWalker
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of enelson
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of suavitaer
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of duff247
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
2.49/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In a word: Dull. I forgot I drank this beer once the glass was empty.

Poured like a normal lager, with a slightly richer amber color.

Smell was sweet with some mild fruits and caramel. Unfortunately, the aromas didn't translate into flavor. There was really nothing to this beer. It was a bit sweet and grainy, but mostly watery, with very very little flavor.

There was a fairly decent, creamy feel to it at least, but overall this beer needs more of everything.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.48/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was a much prettier beer than I expected it to be. Copper/amber colored with a medium head that disappeared fast. It also blew the regular Dixie Beer to Hell, man that stuff was horrid. On to the negatives: It was not as good as the Crimson or Blackened Voodoo. While more flavorful and fuller bodied than most light beers, it was still a light beer and you can only squeeze so much out of that. Faint malt flavor and aroma was about all it had going for it.

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