Friday, April 8, 2011

Dixie Brewing Company - Dixie

Purchased From: Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Mark Twain pint glass

Does being from New Orleans make an American adjunct lager any better? Unfortunately, not really. The beer pours a pale straw body with a slight haz and a thin white head. The head is low on retention with minimal lacing. The nose is characterized by sweet thin malts with a slightly grassy edge. A mild honey sweetness struggles against a somewhat unpleasant astringency.

The beer is very sweet, lacking much balance of flavors. High carbonation makes for a fizzy mouthfeel. As the finish approaches a medicinal flavor develops with a sour graininess. The aftertaste isn't unpalatable, but unrewarding. Luckily, it is fairly sparse and dissipates quickly.

Final Verdict: D+

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