I’ve never been to New Orleans, but it’s on my list of places to visit for a number of reasons. High on that list is food and drink. I’ve never had a beer from Louisiana before, but like many people, I was caught up in the post-Katrina love for New Orleans and I’m happy to support anything from that community. So, I was in the search for some beer recently and came across a dark lager from the Dixie Brewing Company in New Orleans. I love a flavorful lager and this one seemed quite promising. So here it goes.
Aroma: Crisp scent of sweet, deep malts and faint hop notes.
Appearance: Nice dark amber, very small head.
Flavor: Caramel malts, toasty finish with very light hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium,very smooth. Low, but nice carbonation, I was surprised by how nicely it coated my mouth and how smooth its texture was.
Overall: This is a great lager. Just enough flavor and complexity, surprising for a 5.0% beer. Terrific session beer.