Blackened Voodoo

Posted: October 29, 2011 in schwarzbier
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Tonight I’m drinking some Blackened Voodoo Lager, a schwarzbier by the Dixie Brewing Company of New Orleans, LA.  The brewery was severely damaged and heavily looted during Katrina and during the ongoing renovations, the beer released under the Dixie label is brewed through contracting to other breweries.

This beer pours a really muddy brown with two fingers of cream-colored foam with a roasted nut and malty aroma.  The malt carries over to the taste, but a bit of hops start to show up with it.  Not overpowering hops.  Just enough hops.  It’s a bit watery compared to some of the more serious beers I’ve had, but for this beer it’s not a bad thing.  This is a beer I could sit and drink all evening.  So, my Louisiana friends take note and have some on hand when I come to visit.  I’m almost done with my glass already and am starting to wish I’d picked up more than the single bottle.  This is definitely going on the list of favorite beers to sit and drink in a bar with some friends.

Blackened Voodoo is a solid beer.  There’s nothing weird or gimmicky about this beer, but that’s what makes it good.  Drink some.

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Comments
  1. Scott says:

    I had it on draft at Lafitte’s blacksmith shop in the quarter for the first time a few months back. Then recently I purchased it bottled. I think the draught version has more body, I wasn’t as much a fan of the bottled version. The draft version reminds me of McSorleys black lager.

    I have been homebrewing for quite a time and Schwarzbier is probobly one of the best beers I have ever made. Mine comes out very malty with a bit of espresso and vanilla notes. The aroma is very roasty, but then when tasting it you are surprised that its is a very balanced and easy drinking beer.

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