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Dixie Crimson Voodoo Ale - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie Crimson Voodoo AleDixie Crimson Voodoo Ale

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BA SCORE
69
poor

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 18.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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Reviews by BeerManDan:
Photo of BeerManDan
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

When poured, it looked good and when smelled, it smelled pleasant. But, that was the high light to this ALE? Or, whatever you want to call it. The flavor was so awful, that I told the waiter to take it away and give me a cup of coffee. This was absolutely one of the worst ales I've ever tasted. Giving it a 2.5 is just being polite to the brewing company. This might make good drink to make cattle happy before going under the knife.

BeerManDan, Nov 19, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this one up on my trip down to Kentucky. Pours from the bottle a deep dark reddish brown with a thin rim of off white bubbles around the top. No real head to speak of here. Aromas are big caramel malts initially with notes of burnt sugars, some dark vinous fruits and a backing of hops. Fairly nice but it fails to really draw me in.

First sip brings a wave of semi-buttery caramel maltiness. Notes of sourdough bread mix with a touch of dark fruit and molasses. A tad bit nutty with only a smattering of mellow hops on the way down. Nothing earth shattering here...but an enjoyable red ale to sit down to none the less.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of chewiness on the palate. Carbonation works in well with the overall experience. This is not one I'd likely seek out...but it's worth trying as it has a unique flavor profile. I haven't heard any recent news as to the status of Dixie Brewing...but I hope to see them come back after the hurricane.

orbitalr0x, Oct 22, 2005
Photo of Billolick
3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ouncer without freshness dating. Pours with a loose medium bubble tan head, with decent retention. Nose is sweet with a wiff of cherry. Reddish medium brown and abit murky. This is a fairly sweet brew, not a whole lot of flavor, depth or interest going on here. Medium dull malt early, minimal haps in the finish. Tastes like a mellow Brit mild ale, which is not a bad thing. Fairly smooth and drinkable, but still not something I'd be quick to buy again.

Billolick, Dec 31, 2005
Photo of magictrokini
2.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber with a thin white head. Red fruit, molasses, and malt in the aroma. Kind of a candy-fake aroma rather than the real deal. Caramel malt, rasberry, and veggies in the taste. Flat, lifeless mouthfeel. Cool name, lame beer. Not like Dixie products are the pinnacle, but this is embarassing

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of niknar
3.18/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer that I consider interesting. It pours out a deep, dark, coppery color. Not quite what I would consider crimson, but it does have some notable hints of red. The head was almost non-existent (clean glass guaranteed) and quickly disappeared to nearly nothing. The smell was fairly interesting, but still didn't knock me off my feet. It has hints of roasted malt, caramel, and some faint fruitiness. The taste was slightly above average and somewhat interesting. Decent hop bitterness balancing a strong roasted flavor. Malty sweetness, with a slightly dry finish and some faint reminders of the hops. Nothing extraordinary, but not too bad either. Mouthfeel was significantly disappointing... very thin and slick feeling. Not what I expected, and certainly well below what I was hoping for. Drinkability is average at best, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered.

niknar, Jul 06, 2004
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well its definitely red. Not much head to it, but a pretty hue for sure. Aroma was largely malt forward, residual sweetness.

Taste, unadventurous, somewhat smooth, seems like the alcohol is too noticeable, bitterness in something like this has to be a flaw. Metallic flavor in a red isn't cool. Beer comes off as a little thicker only because of its viscosity and lack of carbonation downbottle, isn't really offering any textual heft to it.

Kind of an artwork beer more than anything.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of rastaman
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, thin body, slightly roasty and chocolatey, smooth, but unimaginative, not really complex, but far from being the worst beer i've ever had, at least it has a bit of flavour, a tad sweet at times, but not a total loss.

rastaman, Sep 28, 2002
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bottle. Clear, brownish with a reddish cast and orange highlights. The creamy off-white head soon drops to an average collar. The aroma offers fresh, grassy hops and a slight fruitiness over a gently caramel malt. Although this is labeled as an ale, my guess is that it's fermented with the same lager strain that Dixie uses in all their beers. Still, fairly nice. The body is medium light with a gentle carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is a combination of lightly toasted, caramel tinged malt with a slight hop flavor and a decent bitterness. Well balanced. It finishes dry and lingering. Not complex. Not real noticeable.

NeroFiddled, Sep 17, 2002
Photo of Southernbrew
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

More brown than red, despite an aggressive pour, only a small head.

Mostly malt in the aroma with a light sweetness and a slight "grassiness."

Medium mouthfeel, actually pretty smooth. Light sweetness with an earthy flavor as well.

Pretty boring and not really all that good. I remember I used to really like this stuff. Oh well.

Southernbrew, May 12, 2004
Photo of Stubbie1
2.05/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This brew had a dark blood orange color to it. There was a bit of cascading on the pour that left a small tight off white head. The head faded fast to a very thin lace. I couldn’t detect much on the aroma. Hints of malt floated in the air but that was it. The taste was a bit watered down. Not much of any thing going on with this beer. I tried it but would not try it again.

Stubbie1, Jun 29, 2003
Photo of TheWillMitch
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

TheWillMitch, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a bright crimson red color with a thin, sparse light tan, bubbly head. Visible carbonation was soft.

S: a nice sweet maltiness with some dry pine hopping, and light dry roasted caramel.

T: The initial flavor had a nice sweet maltiness up front as the aroma followed by a dry toasted caramel malting and fruitiness (berries). There was a light tart berry fade on the finish.

M: light, thin with a flat carbonation.

D: A sweet drinking beer which may limit multiples or enjoyment for people who don't like big fruity drinks.

beerthulhu, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of Padron4KM
2.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle: Pours out dirty water brown with a reddish tint. not much head and no lacing.

Aroma is caramel, burnt sugar malt.

Flavor is much the same, kind of reminds me of peanut brittle. weird.

Okay so I spent a buck on a single bottle of this. In the end I’m out a buck, but at least I didn’t buy a sixer.

Padron4KM, Jan 08, 2005
Photo of buzzy
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

buzzy, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Brent
2.05/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Somewhere between a red and a brown ale. Very lightly hopped and thin. Lots of caramel flavor, which seemed out of place. Too sweet in a cane sugar way. Opt for the Blackened Voodoo.

Brent, Aug 10, 2001
Photo of Gusler
2.05/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a translucent mahogany color, the head mountainous in size, the texture creamy, the color a light tan and the lace a fine covering sheet. Nose is sweetly malt, crisp and clean, the start is malt and sweet, the top cadaverous. Finish is mildly acidic, the hops light, the aftertaste dry, “Weak and Watery”, sums it up perfectly.

Gusler, May 16, 2003
Photo of Gump
2.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dixie Crimson Voodoo Ale

Nothing stood out in this beer. The pour was flat and light. Nutty red flavor but missed the boat on body. Dry aftertaste.
Nothing offensive, but nothing worth noting. I can't give this beer anything more than an average beer.

Gump, Jun 15, 2004
Photo of Zorro
2.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear red beer.

Smell is of not very much at all, very mild hops smell.

Not much taste, it is a little sweet, and has a little bit of hops flavor. Real close to Budweiser.

Mouthfeel is thin, nothing to recommend it.

It is drinkable in a non-offensive way, mostly by being real close to water.

Zorro, Feb 15, 2004
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a red-tinged amber ale with a low head that dissipated somewhat quickly.

The aroma was mainly aromatic hops, no hints of pine or citrus that would hint at flavor complexity.

The taste was initially of sharp hops, fading rather quickly to a malty aftertaste. Not disagreeable, but it didn't last long. The mouthfeel was also somewhat thin.

Still, I wouldn't pass one up if it were offered.

connecticutpoet, Nov 17, 2004
Photo of poluti
2.78/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Purs a reddish amber in hue with a thin layer of head. I wasn't too impressed with the head, but the color is great.
It smells malt driven. I got a slight fruity scent, but no hops to be found. Pretty average.
It tasted a tad bland. It was very malty sweet with little to no bitterness. It tasted like a mild british ale.
It felt pretty thin over the tongue. Pretty average.
I will probably not have this again.

poluti, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of Enola
3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured with slight head that didn't last long. The color resembles iced tea. The taste is somewhat lacking. It has a slight aftertaste which affects the drinkability. I probably will not try this one again. The smell is a little harsh as well. I think there are better red beer choices. The lady where I purchased this beer said Dixie may not be available longer due to the Katrina disaster. May our thoughts be with those people in New Orleans.

Enola, Oct 03, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
3.38/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep brown color with maroon highlights. Smell is interesting, a noteicable hops presence, but also something that smells like berries. Taste is extremely dry, almost sour. Something odd going on in this beer. Reminds me of a carbonated spingwater in body and somewhat flavor. Different, that's for sure, but I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

TastyTaste, Jun 12, 2004
Photo of karst
3.18/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Sampled with prayers for those in New Orleans, La. Superdome just south of Dixie Brewery.


Pours auburn red with minimal tan head that quickly collapses.
Aroma of roasted malts.
Flavor of crystal and pale malts and caramelized cane sugar. Good carbonation. Light body and thin mouthfeel.
Little hops, or bitterness caramel malt lingers in finish.


As I listen to news from the Gulf Coast. Beer reviewing seems very insignificant.

karst, Aug 31, 2005
Photo of AngusOg
3/5  rDev +5.3%

AngusOg, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of alexwag
3.08/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up in West Palm Beach, FL. May have been around for a while. Neat bottle -- a swamp with some scary eyes, lots of red hues and mystery, etc.

Appearance: Pours a deep, rich, muddy ochre with 1 finger of almond-colored head, which dissipates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. The color is sort of swamp-like, I suppose. But in a good way. Not that I have anything against swamps.

Smell: Lots of roasted malts and burnt brown sugar. Pretty potent, yet inviting.

Taste: Lots of carbonation up front, followed quickly by a whole lot of sugar and toasted/burnt malts. Some hops slip in in the middle to balance it out, but it's too little and doesn't last. The malts, a bit smokey now, pleasantly linger at the end. Getting farther down the bottle, the tail end becomes more hoppy and the carbonation subsides some. Not bad, but way too sweet for me, especially in an ale.

Mouthfeel: Not huge on the carbonation levels, but probably somewhat necessary given the sweetness. As the imbibing continues the diminished carbonation makes things much more enjoyable.

Drinkability: Gets better the more you drink, but a few sips may be more than enough. Enough magic for me, crimson or otherwise.

alexwag, Aug 07, 2005
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Dixie Crimson Voodoo Ale from Dixie Brewing Co.
69 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.