Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

Seeing snow on the baseball field in Denver a few days ago made me think of a skiing trip I took to Colorado back when I was in high school. We stayed at my parents' timeshare in Keystone, Colorado where they go skiing almost every year. That was some of the best skiing I've ever experienced. And one of the most memorable parts of it was the outdoor heated pool at the condo. I mean, it was like 15 degrees outside and the pool was 80 degrees. Talk about a great use of electricity and being "green"! These guys had signs everywhere and rubber mats as far as you could see so that you didn't get your skin frozen stuck to the sidewalk around the pool. I can hear the 9-1-1 call now from the person who didn't heed their warnings.

Today I'm having a beer that I've had before but not for a very long time. I'm drinking Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager brewed by Joseph Huber Brewing Company in Monroe, Wisconsin, for Dixie Brewing Company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now, Google didn't even find the website for Dixie, but they advertised it on their bottle. I'm not sure why as it's a nothing logo page that says "Coming Soon". I couldn't find anything for the Joseph Huber site except a third party review. Weird considering they are the second oldest continuous brewer in the US. Time to get some computer skilz!

The aroma is pretty strong, with caramel, dark fruits and lots of malt. You start out with a burnt flavor in your mouth, and the first thing that caught my attention was that this beer isn't nearly as rich and thick as I was expecting based on the aroma and trying to remember the last time I had it. The carbonation is fairly high, but once it subsides just a little bit, you will start to taste some coffee, nuttiness and light chocolate, too. You finish with some burnt and chocolate flavors left on your palate. Definitely a distinct flavor to this beer that will be hard to forget--maybe that is the "touch of magical New Orleans spirit" they are talking about on the label. Check it out.

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The name alone makes it worth a try.

Beer Drinker said...

Hey AB.

For sure and interesting beer and name. Name-wise, probably falls somewhere between the one I did a few days ago, Orange Blossom Pilsner and old favorite Arrogant Bastard.

Miss Suzie said...

I have never been in a heated pool, but enjoyed my time in a jacuzzi in the winter. Ah, the memories. =)

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Suzie.

Winter jacuzzis are nice, too. I'm from up in the Northeast, so heated pools were not uncommon, especially to kick-start things in Spring. High 50's for a water temp is for penguins.

Barking Alien said...

This is actually my favorite beer of all time. I love this stuff and its so hard to come by in New York its criminal.

You go into any store in any hipster neighboorhood that carries a billion microbrew labels and no Blackened Voodoo. Then you find it in some supermarket in a mediocre part of town (off and on). Bizarre.

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Barking Alien.

I know EXACTLY what you mean. This isn't the cool beer of the moment, although I'm not sure why with a name like that.

And I've had your same experience. You see it in a local gas station in the middle of nowhere Georgia. Bud, Bud Lite, Miller, Coors, Corona, Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager, wine coolers, moonshine.

Then not in your "everything" type places. Total Wine has it here in Florida.