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Dixie Beer

Rating: 3.0

Dixie Beer now, a New Orleans offering although since Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding that hit the city this beer has been brewed in the EU under license. Despite this fact and for the purposes of this blog I will be counting it a New Orleans beer and marking Louisiana off the list in my quest to drink a beer from every US state. Having now tried one from 13 different states I am officially past the quarter mark without trying too hard so hopefully I can step it up a gear in the coming months and hit the halfway mark come the end of the year; hopefully they won’t all be pale lagers either.

Appearance (3/5): Yellow to golden straw in colour with almost no visible head on the beer other than a tiny, bubbly lacing that disappears rather quickly. The beer has good clarity though.
Aroma (6/10): Unusual on the nose but still very much like a pale lager overall. There is some light malts as well as a strong, sweet lager aroma coupled with some faint grassy hops and grain. I also got some light yeast and mild fruit aromas which together made for a strange smelling beer.
Taste (6/10): Much like your average pale lager but a lot more fruity in the taste department. There is a mild malt base to the beer along with a stronger grassy hop flavour. There is some grain but this is minimal. I also tasted a bit of corn in this one but overall the taste wasn’t the most pronounced.
Palate (3/5): Light on the palate and very fruity and sweet for a pale lager. There is medium carbonation and a sticky sweet finish and a light bitter aftertaste.

Overall (12/20): A strange smell from this one put me off the beer at first although once it settled for a few moments it was a better beer for it. Quite sweet-smelling and definitely a fruity lager but not a bad effort really, especially for the type of beer it is. Not one that I would have again but at least it’s another one I can check off my list.

Brewed In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Brewery: Dixie Brewing Co.
First Brewed: 1907
Type: Pale Lager
Abv: 4.5%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: The Goat, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £3.50

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  1. September 21, 2016 at 08:10

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