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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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652 Ratings
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2001)
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Gmann

New York

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden brown color with a dense khaki colored head that left a sparse cap. The aroma is of doughy malt, some toasted malt with hints of butter. The taste is of a lightly toasted malt, some honey and caramel. Some grainy notes are found towards the end. The feel is light with pronounced but not overly strong carbonation, finishes fairly crisp and slightly tart. A decent tasting lager, with some nice toasted qualities. Doesn't really remind me of a munich dunkel, though. Its an ok beer to have lying around.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 04:33:47 | More by Gmann
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at Beers of the World in Rochester.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights and a two finger light khaki colored head that remains. A fair amount of stick left on the sides of the glass. Smell is nutty, smokey, and malty. Some sugary sweetness in the nose with a touch of earthy hops and grains. Very watered down flavor from start to finish. The smell really lead me to believe it would be more. Some roasted malts, grains, and caramel malt, but not much else. Aftertaste is semi-sweet and pretty clean with an interesting pepper like taste. Light body with a soft creamy feel to it and a strong carbonation. Not a terrible beer, just not one I would go out and buy again down the road. Glad to hear the brewery is overcoming the Katrina disaster.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 23:11:01 | More by BeerTruth
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just copped from Gary's in Madison...
Seen this beer around a lot and was interested in trying it...
Impressive appearance - with an aggressive pour yielding a massive foamy and frothy head that soon after dissipated rather quickly and deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Rich, malt-based aroma replete with figs and prunes...
Taste was crisp, and refreshing, with very little cloying factors... Hints of rich malts, figs, prunes, dates, and dehydrated fruits dominate the overall flavor...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel along with a good level of drinkability...
Not bad...

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 22:48:48 | More by dsa7783
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a four finger light tan head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Nice clear mahogany color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Balanced nose. Flavor is slightly sweet malt, nothing special, some what watery bitter finish and not a five like I rated it back in my youth (early 90's). Very disappointing maybe its because its contract brewed now and not the original. We can only hope that Dixie Brewing will rise from Katrina's destruction. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 22:34:54 | More by jdhilt
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diabecktic

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Someone said it best below - it's color is a very dark red/mahogany. The head formation is minimal, as are the retention and lacing. Regardless, it looks very appetizing, at least.

Smell:
It smells like smoked honey. As strange as that sounds, it seems to be pretty accurate. There does seem to be some hoppy character somewhere in the scent, though, as well as some malty sweetness.

Taste:
Bitterness is minimal, and you can definately taste the malt(s) present. The smoked character really isn't manifest in the palate, but lingers a bit in the aftertaste. There does seem to be just a tinge of honey flavor, though. It also seems to be a little spicy - this is most noticable in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
It's a bit heavy - but not too much so - and relatively clean. For something so dark, it doesn't "feel" that heavy. However, this might be due to my preconceived notions. Either way, it's great and rather rich.

Drinkability:
The beer is very smooth. As I said previously, it's not too heavy so it goes down pretty easily. It'd be easy to throw back a few of these, but I wouldn't want to have too many on a hot day since it's a bit heavy.

Summary:
The folks at Dixie have an interesting take on the lager style. This is considerably darker and more "flavorful" than a standard lager, but it finishes just as smooth and crisply. I'm quite happy with this brew and would definately try other ones from this brewery in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2008 04:50:50 | More by diabecktic
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zeff80

Missouri

3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark brown color with a small, short-lived head that left no lace.

S - It smelled very smoky - almost like roasted chipolte.

T - It didn't taste nearly as smoky as it smelled, but it was present. Otherwise, it had a nice sweet malt flavor.

M - It was soft and smooth but a little thin. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was interesting. Not like a traditional Dunkel Lager, but still drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 15:48:26 | More by zeff80
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GORDONSWALTHAM

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Deep mahoganey, not much head or lace.

S. Very malty, a bready yeast. Hint of citrus.

T. Hints of malt, orange, cinnmon. Wood, not oak, can't put a finger on it.

M. Flat but pleasent mouth, light carbonation.

D. A little flat but plsent, with an anticipation of your next sip.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 03:47:11 | More by GORDONSWALTHAM
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ScottUCF84

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A buddy of mine left a few of these in my fridge. Thought I'd give one of them a shot!

A-Pours a reddish caramel. Moderate lacing left behind by a mediocre khaki head.

S- The smell was a little on the weak side. I picked up some doughy caramel-malt and brown sugar.

T-Sweet malt up front with a 'roasty' presence. Some molasses and dark bread.

M- Surprisingly smooth and creamy with a small bite from the carbonation. A little thin for my tastes but good.

D- This isn't too filling and it is pretty tasty. I'll probably drink the rest that were in the fridge! (hey, you can't leave beer like that)

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 03:14:30 | More by ScottUCF84
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aerozeppl

New York

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up in NJ. Used to see it all the time in NY before Katrina. Not so much anymore but slowly.

A: On the table it looks black help up to the light a dark brown. Minimal white head that quickly disapates.

S: Little bit adjuncty with the sweetness. Molasses. Slightest hints of roast at the very end.

T: Sweet up front. Then a weird smoky peaty taste that is hard to nail down. Little bit of roast as well. Even the slightest hint of chocolate.

M: Smooth medium body.

D: I used to love this beer when I was younger. Definately a gateway beer in my case. Simple good beer. I wish Dixie continued luck in rebuilding.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 01:41:05 | More by aerozeppl
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keoki182

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a watery-looking but dark brown/black with a very tiny head of tan/light brown foam that disappears quickly. A very thin film of tan remains on top of the beer. It smells very elegant, chocolates and caramels abound, with a touch of lemon in the nose. The beer is really quite watery; not much in the mouthfeel department. Very malty and bitter in taste, with roasted malts and chocolate emerging midswallow. The lingering taste is that of dark chocolate and bread. A decent beer, but if you want a good schwarzbier, I recommend Sprecher's Black Bavarian over this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 00:20:50 | More by keoki182
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Portertime

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found this one at the local Publix. Had never seen it before so I thought I'd give it a try. Served it chilled in my Unibroue Maudite bubbler. Poured virtually no head even after a had pour. Looked dark iced tea brown but in the light a nice ruby color. Smelled faintly of candied sugar and malt with a hint of brewed coffee. Taste wasn't over powering, a slight smokiness, malt, very sweet with a little coffee in the finish. Carbonation was fierce and stung my tongue with every sip, I prefer a little smoother quaff. All in all not a bad beer, better for desert though.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 12:56:21 | More by Portertime
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.53/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours out nicely; lots of sticky head and a pretty unique clear brassy color. Aroma is where things start to go wrong; smells are cerealy and a bit composte-like. Flavor is a bit malty and rather coppery. Not bad, just not great; not super-clean nor crisp, and there's nothing really redeeming there that is also interesting. This beer is no abomination, it's just nothing to write home about.

I would not recommend this beer, but because there is a world of superior alternatives.

I believe I got this bottle at 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2008 17:43:41 | More by BeerBelcher
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to deepsouth for the extra.

Pours a dark, clear amber with 2 fingers of foamy off-white (almost tan) head. A decent looking retention yields a smattering of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fairly malt heavy up front with caramel and bread but there is also some fairly prominant notes of dark fruit and even a bit of chocolate mixed in. I'm also picking up some floral feel in the backend as well.

The taste is once again malt heavy up front with caramel, molasses, and bread. The feel of dark fruits is also there again and but seems much more identifiable in the taste, and picking it apart, becomes a combination of brown sugar and citrus notes. A grassy hop profile in the backend really helps liven things up in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel and crisp carbonation.

This is defitely a more malt heavy Lager but I still found it to be quite tasty, drinkable, and an overall decent drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 16:36:23 | More by Kegatron
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joekfsu

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby with a 3 cm off-white foamy head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma of toasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Initial flavor is much of the same, mostly the toasted malt, some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is balanced by these flavors throughout. Light body, light carbonation, moderate lacing, and alcohol well hidden. Overall, very drinkable and flavor was better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 01:50:47 | More by joekfsu
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mikesgroove for sending this bottle my way in a trade.

Pours a lightly hazed dark orange, almost muddy, thin off white head forms, leaves behind some lacing on the glass, thin layer. Smell is sweet, some caramel, bread, light floral, some old vegetables, bit of a sharp citrus element. Taste is decent, some caramel, honey, some iron, citrus/floral, bit of strawberry in the finish, balanced. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Nothing spectacular but an easy drinking lager, thanks Mike!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 00:44:34 | More by Viggo
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is no longer brewed in New Orleans, however, it tastes essentially the same as it did pre-Katrina.

The appearance is dark brown with a slight orangy tint. The head is thick & beige. It smells of toasted malts and a hint of cocoa. The taste is toasty malts, and there are undertones of caramel and cocoa. Mouthfeel is a little strange--very little carbonation, similar to a flat soft drink. This is a drinkable lager, and, as a side note, it goes very well with barbeque pork.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 02:36:13 | More by theghost3
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 17:54:29 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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uwmgdman

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer is brilliantly clear, mohagoney with a thick white head. The aroma is highly malty, very nutty and slightly roasty. The flavor is very malty, mainly roasty, nutty and bittersweet in the background. The finish is crisp with a nice lingering maltiness. Body is medium-thin and carbonation moderate. Overall a tasty, easy to drink, malty beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 02:17:55 | More by uwmgdman
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 09:10:48 | More by MusicaleMike
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everetends

Alabama

3.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle acquired at Cheers in Carrollton,GA.
Poured into a pilsner.

A: Poured a dark ruby red with a touch of off white head. The head lasted about half the beer and had a little of lacing to it.

S: Roasted malt, caramel, spices, sugar and hops.

T: This is sweeter than I thought, but not too sweet. Roasted malt, caramel shine here. A touch of brown sugar and hops close it out. Hops have a light bitterness to them but nothing too much. Nice brew.

M: A little over medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Does leave a little bit of a sweet after taste at the back of your tongue.

D: I really dig this beer. Had it a while back when I was in New Orleans and picked it up to bring back some old memories. Absolutely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 00:21:25 | More by everetends
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Slynger

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a deep, clear, blazing copper color with a fuzzy light tan lid.

The nose is sweet caramel and toasted bread malts with some light earthy floral hops and very light overtones of dark fruit.

The light-medium body has a soft and fuzzy carbonation that goes down easy. The flavor is okay but not as nice as the appearance and smell. Sweet caramel and bready malt flavors with a light toasted presence along with some musty, earthy, hop flavors. The barest hints of dark fruits just barely come through.

Blackened Voodoo Lager is better than your average lager just don't expect anything too great or you may be dissapointed. Cool name and bottle though. Definitely a sessionable bayou beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 03:17:34 | More by Slynger
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear brown with a thick cream colored head and some light lacing.

S - Malty and burnt caramel.

T - Mostly malt with some roasted/coffee notes.

M - Thin. This beer is simply too thin for my taste.

D - I think this brew is balanced and easy to drink. I'd like more body, but this might make a good introduction for novices into darker brews.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2008 22:52:32 | More by barefootbrewer
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williamherbert

New York

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of a Diet Coke with the ice melted to dilute it a bit. Fluffy head, but swath of lace. Hazy and dense.

Nice toasted malt in the smell, has a sweet caramel backing. Roasted nly slightly for a really pleasant sweet malty aroma.

Excellent roasted chocolate and caramel flavors. The character of a very light porter. Lots of caramel flavor. A tad bitter, a tad sweet. Tastes better cold.

Watery feel like a lager, but not in a bad way. Leaves a good film on the tongue. It's a nice caramel-laden drink. Light in body and drinkable. Sweet and good.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 22:04:56 | More by williamherbert
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cjgator3

Florida

2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark copper colored brown color with a thin fizzy head that quickly disappears. The aroma is sweet malt, roasted coffee, caramel. The taste is dominated by the caramel malt with a faint hoppiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin and on the watery side with a moderate level of carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty subpar brew that really doesn't possess anything that makes me what to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2008 02:25:14 | More by cjgator3
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served cold into a tall pilsner flute.

Poured a magnificent crystal clear reddish light mahogany with a fluffy tan head.

Smells yeasty and malty, classic lager aroma.

Flavor is very sweet and toasty, like an English mild or brown, less like a Vienna lager. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not dry. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is nice, I'd have a second if there was one here.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 01:21:09 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.