Tonight’s Tasting: Dixie Jazz Amber Light and G.A.R. Robusto

Dixie Jazz Amber Light

I picked this one at random, not even noticing it was a light beer.  It’s a great concept, giving you the option of a light amber beer when you want to save a few calories (just 92.5 calories).  And the taste did not disappoint.  It pours DSCN1525 dark, with a nice foam head and creamy mouth feel.  The taste was rich and citrus, not too sweet, with a nice finish.  The Dixie Brewing company is located in New Orleans, as you might have guessed, so pick up a six pack and write it off as a donation to the Katrina fund.  I liked this beer.  An 89 on The Morris Scale.  (Since wines, beers and cigars are traditionally ranked on a scale of 1 to 100, my ten point scale was causing problems.  “I give this a 9.5.”  “Wow, it must really suck!”  So I’m selling out to convention.)

G.A.R. Robusto (5.0” x 50)

I love Nicaraguan tobacco.  The G.A.R. by George A. Rico (oh, I get it) contains a blend of Nicaraguan long leave tobaccos and a Corojo wrapper.  Perfect construction and burn.  The stick was very spicy, to the point that I could feel the spices on my lips.  The taste was complex and strong throughout.  Not a truly great cigar, but a very good, enjoyable cigar.  An 87 on The Morris Scale.

One Response to “Tonight’s Tasting: Dixie Jazz Amber Light and G.A.R. Robusto”

  1. G.A.R is one of my favorites; so spicy you have to stay seated. Just found this site — LOVE IT

    Keep on smoke’n

    JD Midland Tx

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