At my house Mardi Gras is the biggest celebration of the year. Bigger than Christmas. We go all out -- ordering boxes of beads and other purple, gold, and green baubles and silly hats. We spend hours cooking up pots of red beans and rice and jambalaya for all of our friends. And, of course, I always have plenty of Abita beer on hand to wet the whistle. Since Abita has already been covered recently on this blog, I'll tell you about my impressions of another Louisiana beer.
I bought a few bottles of Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager and Dixie Crimson Voodoo Lager to try. Dixie Brewing Company is located in New Orleans. The labels on these beers are cool, but the contents of the bottles isn't all that great. Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager tastes of caramel and butterscotch, but has funky aroma (it's a little nutty). The body is thin though and the bottle I sampled was a little oxidized -- probably because it sat on the shelf at the beer store too long.
Dixie Crimson Voodoo Lager is supposed to be a Red Ale but it's more sweet and less bitter than I like. It has that same funky aroma as the Blackened Voodoo Lager. I suspect the specimens that I have access to here on Long Island are not the freshest product, so I'm still willing to give this beer another chance. Next time I'm in New Orleans, I'll make a point of trying to find some fresh Voodoo Lager.