Dixie Brewing Company
2401 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 USA
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|Light body, very pale, thin white foam.
Pleasing signs of carbonation rescue the first impressions a little.
Having got a whiff of the nose before the pour I was slightly impressed
with a good fruity malt aroma with a hint of hops. However this soon
turned into disappointment the second I tasted the beer. The palate is
very light and Iíd even verge on saying weak, running a little watery.
The flavors donít really jump out either. Itís a little sugary at the
tip of the tongue, turning a little grape-like. But, thereís very little
else other than a slight dryness in the finish and virtually no
aftertaste. Nothing displeasing about this beer, it is a good refreshing
thirst-quencher. Other than that the beer doesnít do anything for me,
itís weak, thereís no body, no character and very little flavor to
|Ratings: Appearance: 2/5
Aroma: 6/10 Palate: 2/5 Taste: 3/10 Overall: 8/20 Score: 2.1
Blackened Voodoo Lager
|Dark color, almost black, reddish-brown. The
tan head is nothing too impressive, and did not last long, while the
carbonation is also fairly low. Nose is not particularly strong, but does
reveal signs of hoppiness as well as a sweet, malty toasted aroma. Already
the beer was reminding me of a stout something that would become even more
prominent in the taste. The flavor is predominantly malty with hints of
caramel at first. It does wash over the palate a little quickly, which
makes you realize that this is actually a lager. Thereís also a nice
fizzy carbonation to go with the deep flavors. The hops and dryness come
into play more around the finish, and the beer rounds out a little
|Ratings: Appearance: 5/5
Aroma: 7/10 Palate: 4/5 Taste: 8/10 Overall: 16/20 Score: 4.0
Crimson Voodoo Ale
|Deep red, almost brown body, soft foam, low
level of carbonation. Thereís a pleasant aroma, a strong hoppiness at
first but mostly a honey-like malt. The malt does become more noticeable
and richer as the beer breathes a little. The mouthfeel is very light and
watery, with almost no apparent carbonation. Thereís a light initial
fruitiness, like a very light cherry, but nothing too substantial.
Although the finish is slightly bitter, thereís very little aftertaste.
In fact a few seconds after each sip I would hardly recognize that I had
been drinking it. I have to say that the beer does improve a little as it
sits and warms. Thereís certainly a more noticeable sweetness, very
honey-like. Normally I wouldnít have finished it.
|Ratings: Appearance: 3/5
Aroma: 6/10 Palate: 1/5 Taste: 4/10 Overall: 8/20 Score: 2.2
Last Updated: 07/25/2001