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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 15
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of MisterClean
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Style of the month at homebrew club meeting. Actually a dark lager according to BJCP guidelines.

A - Light mahogany pour, with a 2 fingered capuccino head. Dissipates moderately fast and leaves no lacing.

S - Chocolate, honey, and caramel.

T - Chocolate, honey, caramel, acidic, and brown sugar.

M - Well-balanced, light alcohol, and an acidic mouthfeel.

D - Average at best. There may be some traces of fusels in this beer. Very medicinal.

Photo of DIM
2.66/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

a: This was a clear dark ruby or mahogany color. It poured with a thin, whispy head.

s: Too sweet, smelling of sugary grains with a little roastiness.

t: The taste is too sweet as well, but it isn't as sugary as the smell. A small amount of roasted flavor manages to peek through the sweet grain.

m: Decent body and long lived carbonation.

d: Sweeter than I like, this just wasn't for me.

Photo of LumpyGuitar
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was new at my beer store.

Poured a solid dark woody brown with a thin finger of sticky tan head. Retention was average, if a bit weak.

Smell was strongly of dark and roasted malts. Not much else comes through.

Taste is dominated by the roasted malt, with a little bit of caramel in the back and it finishes with an acidic metal taste.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, a bit flat.

Drinkability is average. This isn't bad, just really average.

Photo of lionking
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was suprised to find Dixie beers in Maryland. I picked up a sample of Dixie Beer and this one. Poured a one and a half finger head. Caramel brown color. Foamy head with some lacing on the glass. Sweet malty smell and taste. A regional brewer tries something a little different. A solid effort. This reminds me a little of Yuengling Black and Tan.

Photo of SurlyDuff
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice dark dopplebock color, clear and nutty wood brown. Decent offwhite head sits aloft.

Its got a rather corny cereal grain macro type of aroma, which doesnt really do it for me. Some decent roast there, but nothing spectacular.

Nice crisp begining and middle, with a smooth almost cloying sweet aftertaste. Getting some metallic and chewiness that really just turns me away. It's drinkable enough, but not something I would get again.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
4.06/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 12-oz twisty into my Sunshine Pils glass. Very nice looking amber color with a seriously rocky tan head. Gobs of sticky lacing left behind as this monumental head fades slowly. Off to a good start here folks.

A big rich caramel aroma, Just all malt, with a nice roasty quality. Really begs to be drank with the aroma that's being put out. The taste is a nice roasty and earthy malt, nice sweet caramel with no noticeable hop flavor. Just a hint of bitterness kicks in before the whole thing finishes nice and clean.

Nice medium body, good viscous feel, really and all around nice, nice beer. Glad to have the chance to try it.

Photo of jbsteiny
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Red-brown with garnet highlights. Decent initial head, but fades to a thin ring. Sweet malt nose, reminiscent of an oktoberfest. I guess that makes sense as it's a dunkel. Like other reviewers, the name led me to believe it would be a schwartzbier. Caramel, candy, brown bread, cider aromas.

I think the palate's a bit strange. Light roasted characteristics (like the intensity of a Newcastle) mixed with diacetyl makes for some toffee characteristic, but mixed with grassy hops and somewhat metallic/phenolic aftertaste leaves me wanting. Fizzy on the tongue, but I guess if it were less carbonated, it would be overly sweet.

All of that said, it's certainly sessionable. Tastier than Michelob.

Photo of buyaa
4.18/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this New Orleans brew mostly becuase it was on sale, but very glad I did.

A: Dark amber lager color

S: Nice smell of roasted malts/ mild coffee smell, a small bit of a yeast or citrus note

T/M: Definatly has some malt in it but not as roastedness as either the name or smell would suggest. Has a bit of a watery middle and mouthfeel does suffer sum as a result of its lower than average carbonation. Has a very nice citrus/acidic end. Except for the watery middle this tastes and feels like a very high quality brew. It does lack some of the yeasty breadyness of the dunkel catagory. I think it should be more of a dark rich lager. Very good no matter the catagory its in

Photo of mithrascruor
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass (everything else was in the wash!)

Appearance: Pours a clear but very dark (almost black), demonic red color. Lots of carbonation in there. Off-white head is big and a bit creamy.

Smell: Good malt aroma, a bit of caramel, with some some grassy/floral hints.

Taste: A bit watery, malty flavors like toffee, a bit smokey. There's also some spice at the finish and into the aftertaste that isn't bad, but seems a bit odd: I want to say anise, but that isn't quite it.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with light, tingly carbonation. Quite smooth.

Drinkability: Easy to drink with only 5% ABV. Not quite a session beer (taste-wise), but still good.

A nice and somewhat unique-tasting lager. Personally if I want a black lager I'd go for something more like a Schwarzbier, but I wouldn't mind getting this again.

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

12-oz bottle poured into a pilsner. Thanks to brandoneast for this one.

A = Deep copper, good clarity, small even bone white head of small bubbles which slowly resolves into small layer of foam on surface.

S & T = Caramel, toffee, light floral and earthy notes on the nose with smells following into the tastes, with light balancing bitterness to accompany the sweeter toffee flavors.

M = Light bodied, carbonation stings the tongue too much.

D = Even with the mouthfeel giving a little too much this one does go down easily, and is quite flavorful for its body and strength. This would be a really good beer to have a couple of while hanging out talking to friends.

Photo of dmamiano
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly dark pour that is crimson in appearance. small head that has some staying power.
smells caramelly with malts, bready with a slight metallic twinge.
Taste is a bit malty, caramel malts again, buttery and reminding of slightly diacetyc?
Not a bad beer, would drink another.

Photo of JamesS
3.86/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown color with amber/copper sparkles, some nice head, and some good lacing. Sweet scent, very malty, nice but unbalanced. Great taste, good malt flavors going in, with a nice little hint of caramal, and a nice spike of German hops at the end to even things out. Goes down fine, if a little overcarbonated.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
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 auxiliary
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - dark brown color with a off white head.

smell - Caramel, grains, and sweet smells.

taste - Caramel, with spicey hops and slight bitterness at the end. Kinda watery.

mouthfeel - Medium-thin body.

drinkability - Not a bad beer, thought it was going to be a chocolate beer/lager. Worth a try.Easy drinking.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose is malty and rich. Lots of nut and biscuit. Smells good.

Pours a deep dark brown, good Maibock-kind-of color, moderate clarity, nice cap. Looks quite good.

Nutty/toasty malt is lighter than I would have expected. Not much sweetness either. It has a dose of bitterness. Light chocolate notes. Some dark fruit. Dry finish. Tastes okay. Feels pretty good.

Decent drinkability. Nothing special.

Photo of wiseguy142
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up sort of randomly. Liked the name and label. A Munich Dunkel too.. cool to see some microbreweries making that. Haven't had too many of those since I was in Germany last.

Pours a dark iced tea brown with a frizzy head with maybe a little too much carbonation because I had to pour this very slowly. Very good lacing and clarity. No visible carbonation. Not exactly "blackened"... more like "browned".. doesn't sound as fun.

I'm digging the aroma a lot. Subtle smokiness with raisins and some crystal malt. The makings of a great dunkel.

Taste is a Dunkel just like you'd find in Germany, if maybe a little short. Hints of the strength of the dark crystal, smoke, all on a very smooth pilsner base. A little cardboardy in the finish, which makes it come off as stale or oxidized but not too bad. A little too much residual sweetness, could finish a bit drier, but the sweetness is accentuated by the very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. A little more carbonation would perk things up as well.

A good take on a Munich Dunkel. One of the better ones I've had in the states.

Photo of PirateUlf73
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Medium reddish-brown color and pretty clear. Slightly tan head settled to a ring fairly quickly.

S: Lots of roasted barley and caramel on the nose. Also picked up some toffee and some toastiness. Not too bad.

T: Pretty decent roasted flavors and very coffee-like. Has a warm toasty character that keeps it all together. Again, coffee seems to be the dominant flavor in this one.

M: Lighter side of medium-bodied and fairly well-carbonated. Fairly smooth feel, but the finish is pretty muddy and coffee-dominated.

D: A decent kick-back brew if you enjoy the flavors.

I've not had many beers in this style, but I'm willing to venture that they all don't taste this strongly of coffee. Don't get me wrong, I like me some good coffee beers, but seeing as this was not advertised as such, I was sort of expecting a bit more depth of flavor. That said, it makes a decent session beer and is quite enjoyable once you adjust your expectations. The jury's still out on whether I'll buy this again.

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

Pours a nice clear mahogany brown, and doesn't have much of a head - the foam dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fairly strong, smoky with undertones of malt and yeast. Flavor is typically lagerish, but has a firm smoky component, and hints of yeast. Texture is smooth and fizzy, a little on the thin side but not a downer. Not a great beer, but worth giving a try.

Photo of Risser09
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter - Fridge temp - 2008

Appearance: Pours a translucent deep brown color with some ruby highlights. The head climbs to 1" with its light tan color. IT shows decent retention and leaves lots of spidery lace behind.

Smell: Breadiness mixes with cereal to form a nice malty aroma. Caramel malts and a bit of aroma. Lager yeast finishes.

Taste: Cereal grains and lager yeast flavors make this taste like a true lager. There are no signs of hops. A dull, mineral finish depletes and sort of enjoyment so far.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, bready, medium to light body with very little booze. Easy to drink with some extra foam at the finish.

Drinkability: Decent beer. This one needs some more complexity and has a weird finish that falls flat. Not bad.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A brewery in New Orleans? Who'da thunk it. Anywho, bought a sixer of this for $8.49.

Pours a nice mahogany color with a tiny little head to it and minimal lacing. Smell is very European-like.. almost a Beck's Dark sort of smell to it. Taste is very nutty and bready, again the German-ness of the beer really shines through. Beer is a tad bit watery in the mouth, but has a decent amount of flavor and is easy enough to drink. Nothing great, but pretty good.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mostly clear reddish brown color with a tight creamy head that, unfortunately, is not able to stay around very long. Some lacing is noticeable.

Sweet roasty caramel notes along with some herbal hop presence on the nose. I notice some toasty malt and tootsie roll candy in there as well.

Toasty malts and hop bitterness really carry this beer. Does not exactly fit into what I normally think of as a dunkel, seems more like an American amber to me. Whatever it is, it's quite a flavorful and complex little lager Dixie's got going on. Some mild hints of light berries, maybe raspberries and strawberries, along with a bit of tobacco keeps things interesting. Not bad, not bad at all.

Photo of Spikester
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dark brown with red highlights. One finger of light tan head. Fair lacings. Aroma is caramel, smokey malts. Taste is dark malts, some light smoke, a little molasses, and a fair amount of hop bitterness. Easy drinking beer. Impressive flavor after having a Dixie lager.

Photo of seanbhudson
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE:
Pours a clear dark amber with a huge rocky off-white head that dissipates slowly. A bit of foamy lacing.
AROMA:
Milk chocolate malt and hint of dark fruit.
FLAVOR:
Toasted malts, light caramel. Hint of sourness.
MOUTHFEEL:
Light to medium body with a watery texture. Fizzy carbonation.
DRINKABILITY:
Goes down easy. But not enough flavor to make it interesting.
NOTES: BBCSD-0902-Geoff

Photo of morebeergood
3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle this past Sunday with lunch at Sunset Cantina on Comm Ave. Poured into a standard pint glass. Medium brown color. Decent sized head at first, then gone quickly. Good amount of carbonation noticeable. Smelled a bit like dried fruits, such as grapes and figs. Taste was interesting for a lager from Louisiana. A little bit fruity, but very malty. A bit on the thin side, a tad watery. Lowers my score for mouthfeel, but doesn't affect drinkability too much as this was a smooth drinking beer. I could see this as a nice change-of-pace beer in the oppressive heat of the Deep South. Light, smooth, but with some flavor.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.91/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- a deep chestnut brown color that has a nice lil head. A spiderweb lacing on the top of the pint glass is nice. Mahogany highlites run through the beer as well.

S- a lot going on here. Raisins, figs,dates, molasses, apricots and caramel malts. They all complement each other quite well in the smell.

T- The figs and datescome out strong and in the forefront. Molasses isnt as strong as i would have hoped but it is in there. The malts dont come out as strong either.

M- a thick viscous brew and feel in the mouth and down to the gullet. Creamy and rich as well. Not great but not horrid.

D- A decent session beer but the flavors dont make for a 6 or more pound back. Nice for a change of pace.

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.