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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager | Dixie Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

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Photo of jaz58
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow..What a lager. Ever interesting to have.

In the glass the colour is ruby red with a thin white head.

The nose is sweet with carmel and dried cherry.

Taste was quite interesting, sweet with a slight tangy sour finihs. Really pleasing. Flavours of toffee and yeasty bread with cherry prune hints.

Nice round warm mouthfeel. A good brew.

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Photo of AnEscapedMind
5/5  rDev +47.1%
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.

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Photo of brewtus
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz into dogfish chalice
A- pours root beer brown with a half finger off white head
S- tons of amaretto, bready, some malt, some carrot
T/M- pretty think, again some amaretto, sweet candy, dried dark fruits, slightly bitter.
O- pretty easy drinking, unique flavor, worth a try. Better than drinking natty

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Schwarzbier from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, poured a clear brownish color, produced an average white head, left some lacing on the glass. Decent retention. The aroma of the ale contains malted grain, carmel and pepper. Medium bodied, the foundation of the brew contained, malted grain, carmel and herbal hops. Overall, average example of the style.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Auburn colored, clear, head was minimal and lacing is so-so. Not what I'd expect from the style.

Aroma is pretty much caramel malts. Flavor follows. There's not much besides sweetness and caramel, perhaps a bit of nuts.

It's like DFH raison d'etre got watered down and turned into a lager. Sicky-sweet and overly caramel.

I'm not real fond of this one.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of mschind
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- 12 oz bottle, no date. Poured into a pint glass producing a foamy off white head that held a nice dome for a few minutes. Thin lacing on the glass.

S- Pleasant malty carmel sweetness. No discernible hops.

T- Dark malt up front and throughout the middle with just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M- Smooth with a bit more body than I expected. Tight carbonation gives it a slightly creamy character. Very nice.

O- First of this style that I have tried and I would try it again. Hard to distinguish from a Maerzen.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clean ruby/brown appearance, with a rich head of off-white foam. Definite lace, but seems spotty and erratic.

Nose is like other Minhas brews -- adjunct and sweetly malty.

Taste is weak and watery, like the regular Dixie Beer, but with a definite roasty malt tone.

I have to wonder if Dixie's beers were better once upon a time, as this one is really disappointing.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some slight caramel notes. Taste is mainly of roasted malt with a caramel sweetness on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer flavor wise but I think the smell is better.

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Photo of Mojo
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a deep reddish-brown color with a one finger taupe head and some residual lacing. The smell is mainly roasted nuts and apples. Mouthfeel is okay, but nothing spectacular. Taste is very sweet and malty and the front end. The finish though, just doesn't overcome the malt. I'd like this one to be a little better balanced. Not too bad overall, just didn't expect it to be as sweet as it is.

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Photo of Megahertz
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Deep reddish brown and crystal clear. Good off white head.

S - Slight caramel, very faint.

T - Malty sweet with slight caramel, without any roasted notes. Herbal, german-type hop flavors detected as the beer warms. Clean.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

O - An excellent dark american-style lager. Easy to approach and good for most any occasion. Proof that "dark" is not a flavor.

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Photo of Offa
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great dark lager, very approachable and easy to drink, yet with a lot of character, too.
Deep red brown, it has a medium small pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, a little lace.
Aroma is slightly caramelly dark toasty grain, whole wheat bread, hint of coffee and grass with a definite basic lager element underneath it all.
Taste is nice toasty-woody grain, rich toffee elements, bread crust sweetness, woody-herbal (almost minty) zesty bitterness in finish. It is complex, lively, engaging. Some elements are hard to pin down.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep amber brown color with a two finger off white head. The head has a nice level of retention, but eventually fades to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt. Mixed with this are notes of a caramel sweetness as well as some molasses and notes of a more earthy hop smell.

Taste – A sweet taste of a brown sugar and caramel taste greet the tongue. A moderate roasted malt taste complements the sweet tastes well, and creates a base for the beer throughout the taste. More in the middle a lighter earthy flavor comes to the tongue. While light, it creates a much more balanced flavor overall. In the end the sweetness intensifies a bit. While the sweetness is mainly brown sugar in nature some flavors of a lighter fruit also grow in. At the end, a sweeter but pleasant roasted and lightly earthy flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is just below to average in intensity. The moderate body is good for both the sweet and roasty flavors with the carbonation level making it quite easy drinking. It is very nice for the style and flavors.

Overall – Good tasting and very easy drinking. This makes for one tasty session beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a better than average black lager. pours actually much more brown than black, surprisingly see through for the style, with a medium sized off white head. the smell is chocolate malts and brown sugar, very sweet smell, without any hops unfortunately. the flavor is a little sweet, but mostly just the dark complexion of well roasted malts and semisweet chocolate. there is a soda like carbonation and a very creamy feel, which do a lot for this beer i think. it takes some of the sweetness down, and lets the flavors of the malt expand a bit. there seems to be something missing though in this beer, and for me it was hops. even just a bit to bitter up the finish would have been a great addition. i wasnt at all in love with this, but its a tolerable brew.

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Photo of Jesse13713
1.77/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a single for 1.70 awhile back. Must admit I've been nervous to try this. Something about its appearance is off-putting.

Appearance - A very watery, mucky muck, bog appearance. Transparent brown with a thin mossy film over the top. A very bland and light consistency.

Smell - Smells a bit fruity. Heavy malt. Well, alright.

Taste - A very light and boring tasting beer. There is absolutely no body to this beer at all. It isn't terrible, but is surely isn't good. It is tasteless save for the bit of malty swill.

Mouthfeel - What mouthfeel? It tastes like water whether I swish it around in my mouth or leave it sitting behind and on my tongue.

Overall - This beer wasn't bad tasting like I expected. The problem is that it tasted like nothing at all. I feel like I am drinking uncarbonated flavored water.

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Photo of barczar
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber, lighter than expected, with a solid 2 finger khaki head that lingers, leaving light lacing as it dissipates.

Sweet caramel malt and brown sugar dominate the aroma initially, with a hint of cola and a slight nuttiness adding complexity. Lightly toasted bread is evident.

Flavor is decidedly sweet for the style, with toffee and caramel comprising most of the profile. There's a significant toasted malt presence leading to a hint of bitterness at the finish. It becomes almost cola-like, with fruity esters creeping in.

Body is slightly light, with moderate carbonation and a bit of slickness. Some astringency surfaces at the finish.

Overall, a lot sweeter than anticipated. It lacks the typically dominant dark malt character of most schwarzbier examples. Possibly a bit of diacetyl is present. Not a bad brew, but not to style.

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Photo of acevenom
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this beer since before Katrina. I liked it quite a bit back then, but let's see if I still enjoy it now. I already miss the old bottle cap design.

Poured into a pint glass. The beer is clear dark caramel brown with a tall, biege head. There are a few bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass and the head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and bready yeast. It smells slightly sweet, but also clean. There's a malty sweetness to this beer that is typical for Dixie. It's malty with some flavors of chocolate and the yeast. There are some bitter hops in the finish, but the flavor is rather mild. The aftertaste is mildly astringent. This is a light to medium bodied beer and the carbonation is fairly mild. The drinkability is very good. Overall, this is a very good beer. This is one of the first craft beers I ever tried and it helped get me started down the road towards better beer. Even though the old brewery is no longer in operation in New Orleans, I still raise my glass to Dixie.

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Photo of soju6
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep amber color with a big head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness, with grain and trace of spice.

T: Taste of malt sweetness, some grain with a bit of citrus. Has a bitterness that seems to linger.

F: Fairly light body, sort of gritty odd texture.

Decent beer, thought it would have some interesting character. This seemed to come up short.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

Pours a deep brown color, mostly clear, small fizzy head forms and recedes. Aroma of roasted slightly smokey malts, hops, cereal grains and a hint of alcohol. In the taste, roasted malt, sweet toffee and a light tang. Confused, lemony hop profile, and finishes with spritzy carbonation. Mouthfeel is light bodied and highly carbonated. Overall, a mainstream lager all the way, with some nice malt notes. Could be cleaner but not altogether bad.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This pours with a nice, well retaining, dense foamy layer over the brew....the head doesn't waver over time very much...nothing huge to begin with and nothing really lost either. The color of the brew is a reasonably clear milk chocolate brown, with tinges of red and/or orange. There appears to be good lacing in this one, with nice sized, inter-connecting clumps of foam clinging to the glass. There also looks to be lots of small carbonation bubbles lumbering to the top of the brew.

S- This has a nice rich malty aroma overall. Broken down, there is hints of chocolate, and a prominent yeasty bread smell, which is quite enticing! There is some assorted dark fruits noted as well, but nothing major as well as nothing in particular. There is no hop presence either in my opinion.

T- This is a flavorful lager I have to say, with lots of deep tasting character on the palate. Again, the dark malt sweetness is upfront, bringing with it a milk chocolate flavor as well that is quite delicious! There is also hints of the aforementioned bread/yeast quality to give it a certain goodness. Hops are noticed on the finish but are muted at best.

M- Medium bodied and with a creamy, smooth feel on the palate. The carbonation is really fine and light, allowing me to get a good grasp of all the rich flavors.

O- This is a very good beer! Light enough as to not be too cloying, yet with lots of flavor and well balanced at that! The alcohol is hidden well and this makes a good brew on it's own or with food. I highly recommend this one, and say this is another great job by the Dixie Brewing Co.

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Photo of mnrider
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No freshness date. Brown bottle

A: Pours a dark mahogany with a small off white head. Good amount of carbonation. No lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malts and some hints of fruit. No hop aroma to be found.

T/M: Roasted malts and other sweets Not much of a hop presence. Some fruit flavors and spices come through. Not much else to say. Goes down smooth with moderate carbonation.

O: Too malt heavy for me, needs some more hops to bitter it out. Malts taste good but become overwhelming without the balance of hops.


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Photo of TheBigE5
2.43/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Half finger of head. Dark red amber coloring.

S - Smells of bready, biscuity malts with a little bit of hop notes.

T - Hard to put a finger on the taste. Malty, dark fruits, apricot, syrup, caramel, not much hop flavor.

M - Full bodied and smooth with a little zest in the throat from the carbonation.

O - I expected more black from this "blackened" lager. Tastes were hard to define. Seems like a beer stuck between styles.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium coppery amber. Thin fine off-white head dissipates to a thin film, decent lacing. Mild aroma of caramel and toasted malt, faint chocolate. Flavor is also mild; sweet and toasted malt, charred coffee, hint of chocolate. Finishes a bit abruptly with some astringency. Very subdued flavors, but what's there is sweet, well integrated and pleasant. Light bodied. I'm pleasantly surprised by this as I wasn't expecting much. I wish the flavor was more robust and had a better finish, but I'd try this again if it is available and I want a decent low ABV beer that is a bit on the sweet side.

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Photo of KajII
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a coca-cola brown with some reddish highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that diminished quickly down to just a thin film and a small foamy collar, which did create some excellent sheeting of lace.

The aroma was bold and roasty of a roasted caramel malt and a mild leathery yeast with notes of caramel, chocolate, a mild dark fruit and a bit of ash.

The taste was roasty, malty and mildly sweet with a hint of caramel from the start with the finish being about the same, but with a mild fruity presence and a touch of smoke at the end. The flavor lasted quite a long time after the swallow with a nice smoky/fruity taste left to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and a bit oily yet still rather creamy in texture with an almost prickly carbonation.

Overall very tasty and satisfying brew, one which had a nice bold roasty taste to it. Although I am not a big fan of this style, this one was quite enjoyable.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.