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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

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392 Reviews
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Reviews: 392
Hads: 772
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 22.65%
Wants: 18
Gots: 75 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

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Photo of Boto
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a dark mahogany color. There was a small tan head. Very minimal lacing. There is a decent malt sweetness to the nose. Fairly sweet taste. A hint of roastiness to it also. A good compliment to many of the New Orleans sytle dishes. A good beer.

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Photo of dpend
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep mahogany and created a minimal light caramel colored head that stayed a few minutes.Lacing was nice and lined the glass to the bottom. Aroma was of nice malty notes and a strange sweetness almost like toffee. Taste was smooth with malts leading the way and staying throughout. Unfortunately, a metallic taste arose at the end, but faded as the beer warmed. Carbonation etched the throat a bit as it went down. Could be a good session brew, but drink them slowly or you'll fill up.

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Photo of Dubblebock
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dixie's Blackened Voodoo Lager is easily one of my favorite brews. It sports one of the all-time best labels in the business, and it never fails to conjure up a conversation every time that I introduce it to someone new. I make it a regular point to pick up a six-pack or two whenever I see it. It's fun to drink and fun to take to family gatherings or barbecues.

It looks good when poured. Dark, but not overwhelmingly so. Creates a nice head that sticks around for a minute or two, then fades away to leave thin lacing around the glass.

Smell won't knock you over, but you do get a crisp maltiness out of the nose.

The taste is surprisingly smooth and clean. It reminds me of Shiner Bock in a way. Malts dominate the taste, the hops are there, but subdued. Fairly well carbonated, it sticks to the ribs. Good mouthfeel and slightly dry finish will leave you wanting another. This is an extremely drinkable beer.

Blackened Voodoo is a Dixie Brewing product. They are a regional Louisiana brewery. BV is by far their most interesting product. This is a great beer to try with some Cajun dishes or with a good plate of spare ribs.

Who do the Voodoo? I do! And maybe you should, too!

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy but modest mocha-brown head atop a very dark brown brew with deep red hues. Slightly heavy aftertaste has overtones of dry chocolate, and leaves your mouth thinly coated. Taste has a mix of flavors like bitter chocolate and smoke, all of them dark but none of them really standing out.

I thought the Voodoo was really good, but maybe not quite worth the high price.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - very dark brown, but some deep ruby tones come through against light. Apropos for this beer, a little spooky blood red to go with that eerie label. Not much head, but it manages a thin covering and a pretty thick crown.

Aroma is of sweet malts, a light aroma of roasted coffee beans, and I swear I'm picking up a scent of melted butter. Strange, but that's the spell I'm currently under.

Taste - roasty malt and lots of carbonation. Further development of roastiness on the swallow. Some bitterness towards the end, grapefruit-like and sour. Sweetness hangs in there throughout, the most dunkel-like characteristic of the flavor.

Mouthfeel is solidly smooth. Sweet but not that syrupy. Very bubbly, burp-inducing. Leaves a heavy feeling afterwards, maybe a bit much for the style.

Drinkability - A little much for heavy quaffing, but tasty enough to down 2 or 3.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm...I've had this beer before and I remember a little more roasted malt character and I forgot how thin it seems for the style. Starts out with a fairly neutral aroma with some chocolate and roasted malt aroma. These aromas are also the predominant flavors found in this beer. Hops are in check and the beer if fairly dry. A bit acidic and thin for the style. Nice appearance, but more of scharzbier/black lager, than a dunkel. The bottle I had was mostly near black with a bit of ruby color at bottom of the glass. I still like this beer, as I seem to recall having better bottles of it, but perhaps I'm just infatuated with the spooky label.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: One of the handful of 12 ounce Dixie beers that I spied, and picked up from my local store. I decided to give them a whirl for the sake of my inquisitiveness. After the Dixie, the big thing that is immediately noticeable about the Blackened Voodoo Lager is the label – it conjures up images of dark murky swamps and ill-doings down in the big L.

Appearance: Deep chestnut brown with a lovely thick tan brown head that leaves a great looking lace when quaffed.

Nose: Molasses and sweet caramel mixed with Devon toffee aromas. Some roasted malts give this a very rich feel.

Taste: Chewy caramel entrance mixed with a toffee-ness that entices and dominates the middle. But this is far from ‘thick’ and it does not overpower at all. Lovely roasted malts, with a hint of burnt bread, linger in the ending. A very pleasant, solid dark Lager.

Mouthfeel: Chewy at times; rich, smooth and dark, that leaves a lovely coating in the mouth.

Drinkability: Even on a warm night, this is a very drinkable beer, and one that slips down easily, the lack of a solid mouthfeel aids this aspect of the beer I feel.

Overall: Much better than the Dixie-Dixie that I just tried, in fact this was a very pleasant offering and I rather enjoyed this dark Lager. I just wish they would filter out those shrunken heads and chickens feet before bottling.

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Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark amber color, small beige foamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Slight hoppyness. Lighter bodied, full flavored beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Smooth taste. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. The head stay a few and give way to a sticky lace. The aroma is sweet roasted malt with a slight hint of caramel. The taste started on the roasted malt side and hints of the caramel giving it a semi-sweet flavor that had a very slight bitter aftertaste. With a nice mouth feel and a medium body, this beer is very easy to drink. Enjoy!

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.4/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Devilishly dark, clear, pour with ruby highlights. Average tan head and good lacing. Smell is sweet but rather dull. Taste is better--a bit crisp at the start, giving way to sweet malts and molasses early on. From that point, the taste fades in intensity more than it changes in character. Mouthfeel is not nearly as syrupy as one might fear, and this is reasonably drinkable as well. Pleasant but less than bold.

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Photo of frank4sail
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Musty malt smell with a hint of roast malt. Not a lasting head at all. Just a slight off white lace is let after the initial pour. Dark brown opeque look. Weaker slightly watery sweetish taste. There is also just the slightest bitterness to the finish on the back of the tongue. This bitterness resembles bitter plum. Light mouth. Was ok but not really impressive to my mouth.
Cheers to budgood for the sample!

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Photo of Winter
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with amber hues. Head is light brown with chunky lacing. The aroma consists of hops, chocolate malt, dark fruit (raisins & dates) and there's a feint hint of molasses. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. Taste is rather uninspiring. Hop bitterness comes through in the middle with the finish having an odd sweetness to it. Everything about the flavor seems set back a bit with nothing really standing out in particular. Not bad, but pretty middle of the road overall.

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Photo of pio
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a little beige head forms to a half inch and dies down but never dieing completely. leaves light brown, sparce lace in the glass. it's a dark ruby color. the aroma is faint and of malt, nuts, and a wild cherry type hop.the flavor is malty and slightly smokey with a bitter after hop developing. there is some coffee and moss. the mouthfeel is crisp but without objecting the darker swampy feelings of this beer. i used to like these alot but i found it to be merely decent this time around. there seems to be some body missing here and also it's sort of uni-dimentional. i will say this though, it's damn drinkable since it leaves minute after taste and comes off crisp.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark brown with a brown head.
Bold aroma that didn't sit well with me for some reason. A malt dominated aroma that comes off something like grain at the feed store, and malted milk like you put in a milkshake.

Taste of roasted malt with a bit of a chocolate tone. Good hop balance. Hops seem earthy or pilsener type. A touch of sourness.

Adequate body and mouthfeel.
Drinkability is good aside from my dislike for the aroma.

Overall, a solid dark lager, despite my dislike for the aroma. Does it get extra points for the cool name?

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Photo of queenboadicea
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer confused me quite a bit. In the end, I've decided that this is what you would get if you mixed a smoked porter or stout and an IPA together. It's got the coffee, caramel and chocolate overtones of the stout, but the hops of the IPA. Both flavors are fairly mild so they don't war with one another, but there is a lot going on flavor-wise in this beer. The color is a dark reddish brown with light lacing and moderate carbonation. It smells like a decent quality porter, with caramel dominating. The body is very light overall, with the aforementioned flavors. An intriguing beer. I'm still not quite sure what I think about it, but it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Scooter77
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was somewhat confused by this one. It’s a dark lager, but the taste is very light. It pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights, topped off by an average sized tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving a sticky lace. The aroma has a mixture of malts, caramel, and dark chocolate. The taste was moderately sweet and malty. For the style of beer this was much lighter than most other dunkels that I’ve tried. Still, it was a decent beer.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color was an unexpecting deep,dark brown with some reddish tones, great tan head that was frothy and two fingers high and lasted through most of the glass. Smells of roasted barley, very earthy and light, kinda musty, with some floral hop notes. Taste is good with a smooth caramel roastyness and has a hop presence. Has a light, medium body feel, smooth with a little twing of coffee sense along with the a roasty dryness. Could be bolder, but is damn drinkable. I was expecting something else more like a Beck's dark or something, but was a nice surprise to taste its own uniqueness. Overall this is a light earthly delight.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Bland Again! This, like Crimson Voodoo is a very bland beer from Dixie! This beer poured with a nice dark brown colour. This beer had the same aromas that a good porter would have but unfortunately the mouthfeel was horribly thin and annoying. This beer has an O.K. basic taste, and a good drinkability...BUT why bother!?,

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear but dark brown/garnet with a nice tan head. The smell of roasted malts and alcohol are dominant aromas. The taste is more faint than you would expect from the aroma with only light notes of roasted malt, earthy grain, and it is very lightly hopped. It is on the lighter side of a medium bodied brew but has a creamy mouthfeel and with this lightly flavored brew, it drinks down very easy. Cheers!

Note: This beer was banned in Texas due to the name translating to “evil” and Louisiana retaliated by banning Lone Star. Although this beer isn’t great, compared to Lone Star, I think Texas at the time came out the “big loser”.

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Photo of stoutman
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a nice brewing effort. This beer is naturally dark like a porter, and has a delicious chocolatey flavor, but it's a lager. A damn good lager at that. You definitely can drink more than a few of these on a hot summer day.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice little "secret" down south. This beer is dark like a porter and tastes a little like a porter, but it's a lager. It has a good little head to it that lasts for a little while. The taste is thick and rich of malty chocolate. Has a little bite in the beginning, but goes down easy and smooth. You have got to try it! Long live Dixie... brewing company!

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Photo of Gusler
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The color on the pour a pleasing ruby red and the head modest in size with a frothy texture and the lace sufficient to coat the glass as required, at least by me. Largely malt aromas with hints of sweet caramel, clean and pleasant enough. Start is sweet, the top skinny, and the finish passably hopped and meaningful in its acidity, dry aftertaste and a drinkable average beer.

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Photo of budgood1
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a lovely dark cranberry color, with some ruby hues. frothy, tan and cherry colored head...leaves a nice lace. nose of honey, black liqorice, prunes, raisins, with some roasted chocolate notes. medium body, crisp on the tongue. i don't think i've tasted a dark lager with any similar flavors before. as it warms a bit, it gets a bit harsh. drink it cold and enjoy the flavor profile. an interesting lager to say the least.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.