Blackened Voodoo Lager, Dixie Brewing Company
By Chris Anderson
Let me first start by saying that Blackened Voodoo Lager is a beer that I hold dear to my heart. I had my first taste of this in New Orleans in 1996 during Mardi Gras. I was visiting my good friend Rich for a week heading up to the culmination of Fat Tuesday. The day would start early and this was a great beer to start off your festivities. As you know in New Orleans, anything and everything goes and this beer is a wonderful brew to get things moving along. The beer is an easy drinking beer, with a dark brown, almost amber color. Blackened Voodoo Lager pays homage to the Munich Dunkel style, inspired by “Old World Brewing Methods”. It has a perfect mix of American Hops and roasted malt that will have you reaching for another, another, and another one. After all, while in New Orleans, you might as well drink like you belong there. Mt. Hood & Cascade hops give this that lovely Lager beer flavor without any fruit-like taste. My personal favorite part, is the slight caramel flavor you get that comes from the roasted grains. The ABV of this beer is 5%, so go ahead and have more than a few, you can handle it.
Every time my good friend has his famous “Mardi Gras” party up here in Pennsylvania, you will see Blackened Voodoo being drunk in the background of a table filled with what else, crawfish, and good music playing along with best of friends singing the night away. Hell, with all this talk, it makes me wish I was either back in New Orleans on Bourbon Street or at that wonderful Mardi Gras party at my buddies place.
If you have never had a Blackened Voodoo Lager, I suggest you try one, you will not be disappointed what so ever. Even folks that are truly not into the whole Craft Beer scene will enjoy this brew.
I give this beer a 3.75 out of 5 Keg Rating.
Remember, drink it up, this one’s for you.