Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

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756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 15
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
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Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

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Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.04/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this dark lager, apparently in the Munich style, into my pilsener glass. There was no freshness date on the bottle.

A: This dark lager poured a beautiful clear amber color that showed off a ton of carbonation. The body was topped by a thick, creamy, off-white head which left thick rings of lace on the side of the glass. I was extremely impressed by the appearance of this beer. I actually did not expect much (I don't know why), so I was pleasantly surprised.

S: However, the smell was less than impressive. There was a faint caramel malt smell with barely any hop aroma. With this style, I could have used more malt presence. Also, more of a hop aroma could be called for...

T: The taste was good. I might describe the flavor as smoky. After the first sip, I immediately got a bitter taste, almost "tart", from the hops. Then the flavor settles into a sweet maltiness towards the finish. There is a sweet caramel malt aftertaste as well.

M: There is a light mouthfeel which is joined by a smooth carbonation that one truly desires in a lager. I thought that there could have been more body however.

D: This beer surprised me! I was thinking that I would try a beer that was not world class or anything like that, but I was treated by this delicious dark lager that was a pleasure to drink. I could easily have a six-pack of these any day. Definitely something to try out.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gumbo2go
3.29/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dixie Voodoo.... not the "old" voodoo! The original version of Voodoo was quite a great dark beer. Since the 2005 Katrina hurricane the Dixie brewery has been closed. The beer is now brewed under contract by a Wisconsin brewery which is teamed up with Minhas brewery in Calgary, Alberta. What you find now is an imitation and not the original taste or flavor. I find the new (contracted) brew to be too sweet which is indicative of most of the Minhas brand of beers. Good dark color decent flavor but way to sweet finish. Bring back Dixie Brewery.

Photo of GMB
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A standard pour of Dixie's Blackened Voodoo Lager yields a nut-brown body that turns crimson when held up to a ceiling lamp. The brew doesn't offer much by way of foam or lacing, but a thin ring of oatmeal fizz does nestle into the groove around the edge of the brew. Carbonation is mild and appealing.

The nose is weak. Faint notes of caramel and molasses are appreciable, but just barely.

What the taste lacks in complexity, it makes up for in appeal. Light brown sugar dominates, complemented by browned butterscotch, toasted biscuit, and some dried Turkish apricot. The flavors aren't intense; this is a light, drinkable dunkel. In fact, it's so drinkable that I've just noticed I'm more than half way through. The mouthfeel isn't as thin as I had feared, and nicely complements the beer's flavor profile.

BeerAdvocate lists this beer as a Schwarzbier. But considering the lack of roasted flavors (e.g., coffee, chocolate) that are associated with Schwarzbiers, I think it makes more sense to consider Blackened Voodoo Lager as a sweet, all-malt Munich Dunkel. Enjoy it with jerk chicken or creole shrimp.

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked very much like a porter,mine did have some head to it but faded quickly.Had some chocolatyaromas and flavors to it,was pretty thin compared to what I thought it to be.Very easy to drink for the color,can drink many of these without filling up.

Photo of RoyalT
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a dark brown in color with a decent head.

Smell - The malts are a bit grainy but otherwise exactly on for the style, a rare accomplishment for an American effort at the MDL. There's also that rich unsweetened molasses aroma that you find in good German samples.

Taste - The one doesn't fall into sweetness like some other disappointments that I've had. The malt retains its heavy structure from the nose keeping the malt pronounced.

Mouthfeel - This is on the heavy side of light-bodied with some mild but thankfully persistent bitterness and just enough carbonation.

Drinkability - This is an excellent-drinking Munich. Of the few American efforts I've had of the dunkles lager I think only Penn's tops this one. Nicely done.

Photo of brownbeer
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not really sure what style this is. I've read schwarzbier and this says munich dunkel, so, a little hard to score.

Overall, it's a fairly pleasant beer with caramel, cocoa powder, mocha, hazelnut, marshmallow notes, and chocolate tea cookie. A lot of sweet malt flavors without being too sweet.

Photo of generallee
3.87/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: The pour produces a light tan head of good size that slowly fades to much thinner covering. Lacing is slick and spotty. Underneath the head is a very dark amber liquid with reddish highlights and decent clarity.

Smell: Its aroma is malty and sweet, candy like and a little roasted. Hops add a touch of floral and light citrus perfume like notes.

Taste/Mouth: The flavor is sweet, malty, and bready with a light touch of caramel and a very slight hint of coffee like bitterness. There are also some nice mild roasted notes and well balanced hop flavor. The finish has more roasted notes and hop bitterness fading off the tongue. The texture is slightly thin and very drinkable with aggressive carbonation that has a little bite.

Notes: It's a nice overall dark lager with a good balance of hops and malt. It reminded me of a light bodied, thinner Oktoberfest beer.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light chocolate brown, clear, small head, medium carbonation

Smell:toasted malt, caramel, light cream, chocolate

Taste: caramel, malt, small nutty taste...There is another taste in there--almost frankincense like similar to Abita's restoration pale ale

Mouthfeel: medium thin body, can taste medium high carbonation, semi-sweet

Drinkability: I am not a seasonal drinker, but this beer screamed autumn to me. I sort of see it like a fizzier slightly less strong version of Leinenkugel's fireside nut brown. A good beer, not great, that I could session--if the time was right.

Photo of Mora2000
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a hazy chocolate-brown color with a tan colored head. The aroma is tea, earthy hops and toffee. The flavor is toffee, chocolate, earthy hops and dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a bad beer, but nothing too terribly exciting.

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a tannish-colored head that leaves a patchy lacing on the glass. Aromas consist of some dark chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit. Flavor was rather strange, with a smoky, chocolaty, almost....spoiled fruit-type flavor. There is a solid hop backbone to this beer and the bittering flavor at the end lends testament to this. Mouthfeel was above average, with a high-medium body and smoothness. I was surprised at how quickly I drank this one. I'm still not sure what I think about this beer. I was intrigued by it due to fellow BA PhantomVoDoo (note the intentional mis-spelling of the name...), but I'll need to wait for a few weeks and try this again and see if my opinion has changed.

Photo of Ceej1978
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a chilled mug.

Appearance - Pours a nice amber cherry wood color. Slight head unless poured aggressively.

Smell - Nice sweet malty smell with hints of grapes. Slight hoppy coffee smell in the back.

Taste - Strong sweet malty taste at first then gives way to a slight toffee. Nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Decent carbonation. Slightly dry.

Drinkability - Decent. Mildly smooth for this type of lager. Strong enough to notice but still smooth enough to sip a few at a time.

Overall an interesting brew. Probably won't be a regular in my 'fridge but I'm sure I'll be in the mood for it occasionally.

Photo of magictrokini
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good stuff. Pours dark brown with red highlights and a short off-white head. Subtle malty aroma, kind of roasty. Sweet, hoppy lager with plenty of malt. Nice finish. Always had this with bbq chicken while in Virginia. Haven't tried it since moving. May have been the atmosphere, but I remember this as being a nice, easy beer.

Photo of kingcrowing
2.43/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown with no head at all. Nose is a bit smokey and a bit boozy but not too much.

Taste is a bit odd, got some smokiness and light boozy, it also has that home brew wheaty twang too it. Not super drinkable because of this.

Photo of ryanocerus
3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark ruby color that had moderate, long-lasting head with nice lacing. The smell was big hops, which smelled nice, but overpowered the malt. The flavor was fairly simple---roasted/coffee like. The malt was almost non-existent and the hops were not as prominent as they were in the aroma, but still there. So, the taste was good, but the mouthfeel was a bit thin, yet the flavor lingered. A not outstanding beer, but a welcome change from the macros and very drinkable due to the lightness and good flavor.

Photo of niknar
3.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Transcribed from notes taken while on vacation last week...

Pours out as black as coal... just the way I like it! Developed a small head, but had excellent retention. Settles to a thin collar with good lacing down the glass. The smell could only be described as odd...and somewhat unpleasant at that. My brother-in-law described it as an "old foot," and I find it hard to argue with that assessment. Taste is a nice balance of sweet malts and bittering hops. Some nutty flavors also seem to linger underneath the complexity of it all. Mouthfeel was very thin considering how dark and malty this offering is. Overall it is a solid beer that is very drinkable (if you don't smell it too much). However, it does fall just slightly below my expectations. Tasty, but definitely not on my "A" list of beers.

Photo of jjam1266
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Harldy any head on the pour. Smell is fantastic, lots of toffee and caramel. Taste is sweeter than expected. Also it has an odd boozy taste which is strange for the alcohol percentage. Taste is finished off by a nice caramel note that is not too overwhelming.

Overall I enjoyeed this beer, but the sweet boozy flavor does not serve it well.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz (twistoff?) bottle into a pilsener glass. A darker red-orange; considerably lighter than other schwarzbiers I've seen, with a fluffy off-white head that dissipated over time leaving some slimy lacing. Smell is toasted malts, almost cracker-like. I'm no food scientist, but I'd guess that's a lot of the Maillard reaction I'm smelling. Taste followed the nose; sweet and toasted malts, rounding off with that smooth, crisp finish of a schwarzbier. Overall I was apprehensive at how different it looked for its style, but it satisfied just fine.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark appearance, not quite black, but close enough to call black, didn't see anything in terms of head or lacing, carbonation seems under a desired level. Aroma was licorice.

Taste, thinner than it looks. Light on palate, yet fuller taste profile, resonates on the tongue without beating it up. Has a very thin porter taste to it. Would never guess it was a lager. A little bit of sweetness with it. Cool artwork, but the impression the beer leaves makes me think this is more of a gimmick or touristy thing.

Photo of ADR
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A clear deep amber, head is about 1/2 of an inch but pretty fleeting. Sweet aroma, a little like honey. Flavor is very sweet, too sweet, phenolic with some notes of vanilla. Hops seem to impart a cinnamon-like zest, but not enough to balance the brew. Finishes light. Interesting, but not a favorite of mine.

Photo of AnEscapedMind
5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has the most unique taste I have tasted and it has a lovely smooth taste. The label is a great representation for the name of the beer and New Orleans.

Photo of slk22
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber/garnet in color, clear, with a cream/tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma has notes of cherry, plum, and caramel malt. Oddly reminds me of a cherry slurpy from 7-eleven. Flavor is sweet up front with fruit (cherry, plum) followed by caramel malt, with little to no discernible hop character. Taste is not unlike a bock beer. Also tastes a bit like a black-cherry soda. Body is light to medium with medium-high carbonation that tickles the tongue. Again, somewhat like soda. Overall, a very tasty offering, but too much like soda for my taste. Probably a good beer for non-craft drinkers to begin with.

Photo of Ryanm1
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was served chilled pour from a bottle into a glass. Not much head on this beer when poured. Very dark amber color.

Smelled sweet, taste hints of chocolate and roasted malt.

Sweet to the taste for a lager. Dark and rich but not overly heavy. Moderate alcohol content in a german dunkel lager fashion.

Photo of IntriqKen
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok...this was interesting. From what I can tell about the style, this beer is very true to form.
Poured deep reddish black with almost no head, but light lacing.
Aroma was sort of nondescript....slightly malty...slightly sweet.
Taste was a full mouthful. Very balanced between sweetness of the malts and bitterness of the hops.
Nice warming alcohol afterwards as you swallow.
I really enjoyed this brew. I believe the balance would make it very drinkable (if the unstated alcohol doesn't get in the way).
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After 3 6'ers I am editing my review to make a comment that I have heard from others as well.
Tonight I poured three bottles of this wonderful brew and found all three (coming out of two different 6 paks) to be flat and undrinkable. It is not an issue of storage at my home, but something with the beer/distribution/storage itself. I've heard from a number of other people who have said that they had to throw away an average of one bottle per 6 pack.
A six pack of Dixie is one of the pricier ones out on the west coast. Should this really be a trend, I'm aftaid I will have to begin passing on this wonderful beer.

Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. It appears that a greater calamity has befallen this brand than having a hurricane destroy the bricks and mortar of the brewery - while it is being rebuilt, they are contracting the brewing out to the Joseph Huber company, AKA Minhas.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with one finger of thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a low coral reef ring of lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of sweet, nutty, bready malt, a bit of musty caramel, dead leafy hops, and that trademark melted plastic adjunct 'essence' that must permeate the walls at the Minhas Craft Brewery in Wisconsin. The taste is more sweet, lightly toasted stale nutty malt, dusty Going out of Business caramel candies, herbal, somewhat wan fruity hops, and, well, a lingering dose of that same ol' house flavour.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, putting up little of note, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery, and mostly smooth. It finishes sweet, the roasted malt rather blurred out, as the herbal, dry leaf, and petrochemical graininess rise up like that annoying party guest you worked so hard to forget about.

There's enough here to recommend this an adequate training bra for novice schwarzbier drinkers, but for those with the practiced Minhas 'flavour' hunting senses, the alarms are more subtle here than usual, but they're still going off. We have the MCBSW Sales Company to thank for bringing this north of the border, closer to the corporate headquarters that has likely marred an otherwise traditionally enjoyable American standard.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is totally clear, burnt-amber color, mellow carbonation with a 2" tall, tan, bubbly and foamy crown that has really relaxed retention.

Sweet and sour, herbal lager yeast with brown sugar and honey sweetness. A pleasant roastiness and open-fire aroma. Fresh and grassy hops way down deep.

The flavor is much more roastie and smokey tasting than the aroma would lead you to believe. sour, herbal yeast, wet-grassy hops adds a nice balance to the smokey malt complexity.

The feel is light to medium starting crisp and then ending kinda chewy and the heat of the day seemed to wreak havoc on the crsipness of the feel, leaving it a bit flat.

Toss on some Dr. John on the turntable and visualize a night on Bourbon St.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.