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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 13
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2001)
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

ColoradoNative, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

jmdrpi, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of johnnnniee
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light, tightly bubbled white head displays moderate retention and lacing. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of chocolate and smoke. Little to no hop presence. Taste is mostly sweet dark sugars with maybe a hint of chocolate. Little to no hop flavor. Medium body and level of carbonation with a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. I remember trying this 15 years ago in Texas and hating it, basically my palette wasn't ready for this. Now that it is ready I'm basically bored by this mediocre brew, not much has changed.

johnnnniee, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

whallgren, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

barnzy78, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

PunkFloyd, Nov 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

spoonhawk, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

dsauter, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

rattletrap968, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Huhzubendah, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of MoustacheHero
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bottle of the brew even Katrina couldn't kill.

A: A crimson brown with a tan head.

S: An interesting sweet, nutty smell. Not quite like anything I'm used to.

T: All malt means it is bready and almost sickly sweet. A really unique drink that is monotone. It's flavor is the same through out and never changes. Unique, but a bit much and times.

M: A medium body that tingles the tongue.

O: Really interesting and unique, but not for those afraid of the strange, or afraid to do a little voodoo.

MoustacheHero, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of GarrettMD
3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown hue, not quite opaque but you can tell it is definitely not black, and not completely see through. A thin layer of off white bubbles form the head and dissipate quickly.

S - Roasty/nutty aroma dominates. Mostly a nutty brown ale type aroma mixed with roasted malts and yeasty breadiness.

T - Damn, the nutty flavor dominates like nothing else. Roasted malts are almost non-existant. I would guess this was a brown ale rather than a schwarzbier if I was tasting blind.

M - Medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Finish is slightly drying and sweet. The nutty flavor stays around forever.

O - Not sure if this is fitting of the style or not, but it was a good beer, I would get it again. just not sure if I would appreciate it if I were expecting something to style.

GarrettMD, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Blueribbon666
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Bottle poured into pint glass, not much smell save for the malt. Pours a nice dark caramel color with little head that dissipates fairly quickly. Nice malty mouth feel with a kiss of hops and a decent smack of alcohol for a 5% alcohol by volume beer. Of the Schwarzbier style that I've had this is another good one though nothing to make me search it out specifically. Good stuff, easy drinking with a meal or as a session.

Blueribbon666, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of K9AleingPiss
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer from a bottle poured dark and somewhat dirty , nice lace and head. I could instantly smell a nice robust malty fruity odor and little hop. The taste hearty,almost like nut brown ale. Zesty flavor,and still clean even though my eyes are telling me different. I would highly recommnend this beer to anyone! The only thing I would change is the label.

K9AleingPiss, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of BlackBearForge
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dixie Blackened Voodoo surprisingly is a very dark ruby red, with great clarity. A small whitish head forms and dissipates quickly with marginal amounts of slippery lacing.

The aroma is fresh, lightly malty with a hint of an earthy fruitiness.

Quite flavorful actually, similar to a sweetish brown ale. The malts are sweet, lightly roasted and light ripe plum/raisin fruitiness as well. Hop character is low though a bit of bitterness comes through in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light though a tad harsh and there is a touch of chalkiness.

Overall this beer has met and exceeded any expectations I had of it. Quite a decent dark lager I wouldn't turn down if offered one and I would even buy a six pack occasionally. I suspect this beer would be great with some spicy Cajun dishes!

BlackBearForge, Sep 28, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a brown colour with a large fizzy beige coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some fairly good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, grains, faint chocolate and caramel

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts mixed with grains/bread and some very light notes of chocolate and caramel. there is also some dark fruit flavour and a bit of a metallic taste. The beer finishes with a malty dark fruit sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Definitely a decent beer that was quite drinkable, however it just wasn't very exciting or memorable. The taste is well balanced and I wouldn't turn one away if offered.

spinrsx, Sep 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a plastic cup. Despite the name it’s not dark at all. It reminds me of a light lager: light straw colored, light body, light aromas, really light all around but with this sweet finish to it. Not cloyingly sweet but definitely noticeable, dominating even. I could picture sucking down three or four of these on a steamy, seamy night. But for now I’ll stick to just one.

elNopalero, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of Kendo
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is dark amber, with copper tones at the edges. A 1-finger ivory head settles on top, leaves behind decent, semi-thick lace.

S: Some caramel malt and a hint of nuttiness.

T: Follows the nose, more or less: caramel malt, a touch of hazelnut and roasted malt. Some florally hops and an ever-so-slight lemony bitterness at the finish, but this is a malt-centered beer.

M: Light in heft - a wee bit thin and watery, though I should remind myself this is a lager, after all. Carbonation is a tad bit light too.

O: This is highly drinkable - light in heft, but flavorful and balanced.

Notes: I was surprised to discover I'd never reviewed this beer before, as about 14, maybe 15 years ago, MRMOJORISIN used to show up at my apartment in Guilderland, NY, with loads of this beer. It was one of my earlier craft beers, and we used to drink plenty of it while listening to tunes, grilling and hanging out. Good times. Good beer.

Kendo, Sep 10, 2011
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3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a ??? glass at Bud’s Louisiana Café in San Diego (Kearny Mesa). Dark brown color. About an inch of head. Fairly light lacing, hardly any film on the sides.

Roasty malts led the sniff. Smelled like a dark amber, almost nutty. I had some cough syrup smell in there as well.

Tastes were caramel, amber and slight chocolate.

Medium body. Moderate carbonation. A fairly clean aftertaste.

A pretty good beer overall, but not as good as the other kind I had (Abita Turbodog).

BucannonXC5, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of fltmedic
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass a nice dark copper color with a thin off white head rises and slowly fades.

The aromas are excellent. There is a very light floral note, but the sweet malts and nutty caramel are much bolder. Next time I'll try in a snifter. The aromas are wonderful.

Black lagers are new to me (or I to them) so I wasn't sure what to expect here. There is a very pleasing malty body with some breadiness. The fade is warm with some very soft hops.

The feel is very well rounded with a light silkiness and nice carbonated prickle.

Surprised by this highly drinkable, light-yet-malty beer. Very similar to a brown ale in my opinion. I am an instant fan of this brew.

fltmedic, Aug 28, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer is a dark amber body, almost mahogany. It looks really nice. Ruby highlights in the glass. There is barely any head on the pour, and no lace sticking around after the beer drops down.

Smell: The head is much like a brown ale. There is definite bread malt here, also a biscuit quality. There is also a strong caramel malt, and almost brown sugar aroma to the beer. It is not a big nose, but still very pleasant.

Taste: The malts are very much like the nose. The sweet and sour bread malt flavor is still here. There is also the caramel malts sweetening things up. However, the brown sugar scent is not here. It has been replaced with a roasted malt, not like coffee though, almost like a smoke. Very little trace of any bitterness.

Mouth feel: The offering is just a little watered down. This lager would have hit it on the head if the mouth feel had been bigger and chewier.

Overall: It is a good lager, and took me wholly by surprise. I still feel like Voodoo has missed an opportunity to make a a truly fantastic brew. The flavors should be just a bit big bigger, and so should the mouth feel. A little less wimp, and this would have been a, AHEM, magical beer.

Pintofbrown, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes had at a local restaurant.

appearance: dark brown with orange hue and a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel, malts, roast,

taste: roast, caramel, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: not a bad beer enjoyed with my Louisiana creole food.


THECPJ, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of MTNboy
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has a roasted malt aroma. There is a nice off-white head over a brown body. The flavor is strong with roasted malt with a chocolaty bitterness and sweet toffee tones. The aftertaste is somewhat metallic. There is a bit of carbonation burn to the body but not much. For the most part the mouthfeel is thin. I think this is one of their better beers.

MTNboy, Aug 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Buy Rite in Jersey City, not having had anything from Dixie in a long time. This beer was pretty light when it came to taste and mouthfeel, but wasn't a bad choice for the slightly cooler weather that we had this week.

The pour to this was alright, with a pretty clear reddish-brown hue and head that swelled mightily before settling down. No lacing to be seen and the aroma was that of dark fruit and roasted caramel. More of the latter was in the taste, combined with a charcoal that that gave way to just a hint of caramel and the dark fruit int he aftertaste. Carbonation was light here and the consistency reminded me of flat soda, with a butterscotch stickiness and mouthfeel to it. This went down easy and almost didn't feel like beer at all.

Even the alcohol barely seemed noticeable here. I'm sure it could be felt after a few of these were downed but as for one bottle, the flavors and attempt at spice are pretty mellow, as well as all that one will feel from this. While this isn't anything outstanding, it's crafted well enough that even the novice beer drinker will enjoy this, as this beer is a textbook example of the style.

JerzDevl2000, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a small plastic cup. Figured it was a schwarzbier even though I didn't know for sure at the time of rating. That says something about its adherence to style.

Appearance - Cloudy/hazy brown body. Small off-white head with decent stick.

Smell - Dark over ripe fruit. Plum. Slightly musky. Warsteiner graininess.

Taste - Moderate alcohol. Decent hop. Lot of honey. Slight toasty coffee.

Mouthfeel - Light. Crisp. Sharp. Watery. Frothy.

Overall Drinkability - Great light body, but still strong and flavorful beer with some balance of hop and malt characters.

ZenAgnostic, Aug 06, 2011
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.