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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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Ratings: 658
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of jwc215


3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours brown with plenty of clarity. A sizeable off-white foamy head slowly descends to a thin cover. Thin lacing sticks to glass.

The smell is of dark roasted, slightly chocolatey notes with some grainy, slightly spicy backing.

The taste is of sweet roasted grain. It has something chocolatey/cocoaish to it. A touch of hop spiciness balances out most of the sweetness.

I was going to say that the body thins, but as it progresses it holds up well enough. (It is a lager, not an ale afterall.) A unique, but pleasant, aftertaste is left.

This is a unique - and tasty - dunkel lager.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2007 21:44:27 | More by jwc215
Photo of Slatetank


3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of this at Market Cross Pub and Brewery in Carlisle, PA.
Decanted cool into my lager mug.
A - A nice two finger tan head crest the cherry juice shade of liquid. After a vigorous pour the head settles quickly leaving lace and collecting in a tight bead.

S - A hoppy twiggy scent is the first thing I noticed, nice creamy dark malt aromas follow w/ a slightly toasty biscuit smell.

M - A crisp snap of carbonation w/ a bit of roastiness in the feel that smooths out and becomes lightly creamy.

T - A lightly roasted flavor of malt that has a essence similar to a schwarzbier w/ smooth German maltiness and only a faint touch of spice from the woody hops. A gentle cocoa note w/ a bready dark grain flavor is more dominant as it warms w/ a lightly salty flavor. I can the Dunkel categorization since it never really touches the deep roasted malt territory.

D - A tasty American dark lager that is very drinkable w/ a standard 5%abv that makes it quaffable and just as appealing as the first time I tasted it about 11 years ago. A basic beer and a good example of the style, I enjoy Blackened Voodoo for its simplicity.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 12:56:49 | More by Slatetank
Photo of matty


3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow this is one foamy beer! Amber colored beer with aroma of faint toffee.Taste is average with vanilla and faint caramel.This is not a beer I would try again unless it was given to me.I guess I would recommend to try it at least once!! Just to note ABV is listed on bottle as 5%.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2007 16:10:09 | More by matty
Photo of JDK


4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber color with a 1 finger head that lasted quite a while (I think I drank it!)
Medium lacing the clung to sides for quite a while
Nice smell of malts with a light hops
Medium carbonation that left a crisp finish
Nice malty taste with a bit of sweetness.
Definately worth a try.

FYI-according to the label, this brewery was almost wiped out by Katrina but with a lot of friends, they are coming back to life as quick as possible. It's nice to help support a true success story and get a nice reward with the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 00:47:43 | More by JDK
Photo of rowew


2.85/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz twist top. Label has a dark swamp scene. Date code on the neck, but I'm not quite sure what it means. Contracted brewed by Joseph Huber.

Appearance: Pours reddish brown, average head fades quickly.

Smell: Mostly cooked vegetable, just a bit of malt in there.

Taste: Medium bodied, taste is a bit of roasted malt, that same vegetale from the aroma, and some sort of metallic bitterness.

Overall impression: This one used to be available in the CO market, disappeared for a while, and seems to have made a comeback. The label mentions that the brewery was almost destroyed by Katrina, so I assume that is why it was missing for a while. Beer is decidely average -not horrible, but certainly nothing to draw me back.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2007 19:10:01 | More by rowew
Photo of sleazo

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is another beer I used to drink in the mid 90's when I started on craft brew. I am interested to see how I like it now. I am happy though that the brewery is back up and running

A-Pours a medium clear brown with a cream coloured head. Definitely not black.

S-Sweet, roasted malt with hints of vanilla

T-Slightly sweet at first. notes of roasted nuts hit then a pleasing floral hop bitterness. Well balanced. The aftertaste leaves a slight metallic edge which detracts slightly

M-On the lighter side without being thin and a low carbonation

D-Not very complex but decent enough. A good choice in LA.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 04:28:17 | More by sleazo
Photo of Beerbuddha


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

Apperance- Nice dark pour with a thin off white head

Smell- Hints of toffe and coffee as well. Hint of malts.

Taste- A roasted nut flavor. Has a hint of toffee in tha taste as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation.

Drinkability- This was one of my favorites from Dixie. I really enjoyed this beer. It's hard to find now and since Dixie doesn't brew it anymore that blows.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 02:42:02 | More by Beerbuddha
Photo of wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The beer label of this bottle states that after hurricane Katrina destroyed Dixie Brewery, this beer is now "faithfully" brewed (under contract) "in the EU" (brewery unspecified) rather than in New Orleans. Well, I hope I haven't missed out too much this beer's original taste... 5.4%abv., BB 01/12/2006, served chilled in a bell-rimmed pilsner glass.

A: dark brown with caramelised-sugary hints; the beige head fades too quickly, on top of a rather lively carbonation.
S: very sweet in maltiness - featuring liquidy brown sugar, a touch of toffee, and a faint trace of sweet dark chocolates... some ripe plum sourness stays on the side; almost one-dimensionally cloy, w/o any hint of roastiness or hops to "spice" it up a bit.
T: upfront comes a flow of sweet date/black-plum paste, brown-sugary malts, skirted with a light sour edge of a normal lager; leaving a dispersed touch of bitter-sweetness in the short-yet-slightly-dry (finally, some hops are shown here...) aftertaste, reminiscent of the taste of roast-walnuts and chestnuts chewed together.
M&D: fizzy and light, showing not much of a body rather than sugar-packed thickness... the flavour profile shows the features of a Schwartzbier more than of a Munich Dunkel to me, as the bready-malty theme is absent. Overall, a lacklustre beer in need of a balance and more hops, while what's too much here is the sugary flat sweetness. Maybe this clone is not brewed quite faithfully after all?

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2007 20:37:07 | More by wl0307
Photo of Mebuzzard


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

Cool label.
Pours a dark red, perhaps light brown color. Most noticeable is lack of head. Some small bubbles, but no lacing.

Smell of malts, black cherry, a bit of caramel and vanilla.
Taste was mostly sweet malt, with a pinch of candied fruit (cherry, grape). A bit unusual.
Nothing special in the feel of this beer, but it does drink well.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 03:45:19 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle

Pours with a dark burgandy body with ruby highlights, the colour thins out quite a bit near the edges to a thin diet coke hue. Tight tan head with good retention, some patchy lacing

Smell, chocolaty malt, bourbon biscuits, some dried fruit slightly in the background, little bit of coffee

Taste, smooth and crisp, chocolate biscuits and a whack of roasted bitterness on the finish

Tasty, worth the £1.25 i spent

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 16:54:17 | More by cypressbob
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

330ml bottle bought GapWines, Belfast

Poured a deep burgundy red... Creamy tan head poured quite thick then faded fairly quickly to light ring... A decent amount of carbonation bubbles to the surface... no real lacing...

Aroma - Light toasted toffee maltiness, some faint chocolate notes, some brown sugar sweetness, dark fruitiness (prunes, figs), light smokiness / woodiness, nutty notes, faint pepperiness, earthy, hops not really coming through...

Taste – Light toasted biscuity malts, definite light brown sugar notes, some fruitiness (blackcurrents, figs), light nutty sweetness, nutmeg spiciness, again no real hops...

M&D - Pretty smooth.... light / medium body... pretty quaffable although maybe gets a touch too sweet after a while...

Overall - A pretty average brew... the best Dixie beer i've tried... probably worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 12:32:16 | More by mdagnew
Photo of

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle. Dark brown, almost opaque. From what I can see around the edges, I think it is clear. Ruby highlights present as well. Very small light tan head. Aroma was surprising, port wine (mild), vinous and sweet. Taste was quite different - roasted malt leading to a coffee flavor, maybe some burnt toast. Hop bittering was light, and showed up mainly in the finish. All told, the beer was mainly bitter, with only a little sweetness, which was not what the aroma led me to expect at all. Mouthfeel was a light body, with very low carbonation (could have used more). Overall, the beer was OK, easy to drink, but not very complex. Given the issues down in New Orleans, I will have to try this again sometime down the road.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2006 20:08:23 | More by
Photo of biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Head quickly emancipated. Deep colour, can hardly see my finger through the other side. Odd aroma, which is distinct. Some malt but in accompaniment to a weird liquor taste. Sweet and candy like. Clearly a lager with extract that keep you guessing. No finish, body/texture is fine. Taste has syrupy makeup. Full of extract in the aftertaste. Not very flavorful. I could drink again though. Thanks CrWills.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 15:26:34 | More by biegaman
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks crwills. It was past due, the brewery is shut down owing to recovery. Some oily additive to a weak lager, walnut extract? Thought it was a shwartzbier. Some roast, cheap booze aroma, carmel, lighter mouthfeel, but quaffable. Won't be sampling the rest of the brewery line.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2006 00:49:41 | More by Sammy
Photo of grub

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

tasting party sept 11/06 with northyorksammy, crwills, biegaman and me (grub). everyone threw in a few bottles and we had an interesting mix of beer and mead. not sure of exactly who contributed what, so i'll just thank everyone.

pours a deep ruby red colour with a thin off-white head.

aroma is nice. roasty with a little molasses. i can also pick out a bit of spicyness too.

taste is odd. roasty, but with a bit of sticky sweetness. slightly smokey. taste is hard to describe, but wasn't quite what i expected.

mouthfeel isn't great. it feels thin and slightly astringent.

drinkability is ok. not that exciting, so one may be enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 15:00:17 | More by grub
Photo of mitchfor3


3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown without much head to speak of into my pilsner glass. Looks nice, although perhaps undercarbonated - the thin fizzy head dissipated within seconds.

Nose is dominated by the nutty malts. No hops here.

Tastes pretty much like it smells - no hops to speak of, although this is an older sample (probably a 2 year old bottle). Mouthfeel would benefit from a little more carbonation, but very full flavored.

Pleasantly surprised by this one - really didn't have high hopes. Picked this up as a $1.50 single about a year ago and never got around to trying it. I don't have a lot of experience with this beer's style but I will say that after tasting this one, I am looking forward to experimenting with other examples.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 04:14:32 | More by mitchfor3
Photo of RedChrome


3.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pour resulted in a very dark beer that showed a deep red when held to the lighy. A very small head with a caramel color. When held to light, tons of carbonation bubbling can be seen. Thick lacing left down the glass.

The aroma was a major hit of roasted espresso beans. A light amount of toffee notes wafted on the second scent. There was no scent of hops to notice.

The initial taste was a watered down coffee flavor. This beer did not have the richer flavors I expect of the style. A light caramel flavor hints on the edges of the mouth, but is also tainted by the watery flavor.

Watery feel was almost overshadowing to the flavor. Carbonation reinforced the watery body by helping it effervesce on all surface.

Overall, this beer didn't live up to the hype if apperance and smell that it produces. Try it if you see it, but don't get to excited. Would co decent with a thick stew, but there are better alternatives.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2006 19:50:14 | More by RedChrome
Photo of tgbljb


4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep reddish-brown color with sparse tannish head. Monimum lacing as the head rapidly fell to a thin ring. Smell is an extremely nice combination of toasted malt and caramel. Taste matches the smell with the roasted malt and caramel, and adds some dark fruitiness (plums) to the mixture. Mothfeel is a bit thin but acceptable. Very drinkable. Could be a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 01:00:57 | More by tgbljb
Photo of Naes

New York

2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This one pours out almost black with amber hues. It has a one ince light tan head that laces and retains well.
The aroma has tones of toffee with some hops hidden in the background; it is not very inviting.
The flavor starts out a bit sour with a malty sweet base with a fruity character as well. There are also some hops near the finish.
Mouth feel is medium in body and is actively carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 00:53:55 | More by Naes
Photo of JayTheFinn


3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not generally a big lager fan, but this one is decent. There's no head. It actually looks more like a cola sitting in the glass. I would've thought maybe they'd given me a coke or pepsi if I hadn't poured it out of the bottle myself. Like I said, I generally don't like lagers, but if you take just minute sips of this one it vaguely reminds you of a weak, carbonated stout. The only reason I got it was cuz we were eating at this great cajun restaurant called the Palace just off State Street in Santa Barbara, which i highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 22:51:54 | More by JayTheFinn
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours very dark with a slight off-white head. The head disappears fast and never comes back. Aroma is decent with a roasted malt overtone and mild hops. Slightly roasted flavor as well, but way too thin-bodied. Even for a lager, this tasted slightly watered down. Not painful to drink, but not enjoyable either. Seemed like something was missing from this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2006 18:12:29 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of IntriqKen


3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok...this was interesting. From what I can tell about the style, this beer is very true to form.
Poured deep reddish black with almost no head, but light lacing.
Aroma was sort of nondescript....slightly malty...slightly sweet.
Taste was a full mouthful. Very balanced between sweetness of the malts and bitterness of the hops.
Nice warming alcohol afterwards as you swallow.
I really enjoyed this brew. I believe the balance would make it very drinkable (if the unstated alcohol doesn't get in the way).
After 3 6'ers I am editing my review to make a comment that I have heard from others as well.
Tonight I poured three bottles of this wonderful brew and found all three (coming out of two different 6 paks) to be flat and undrinkable. It is not an issue of storage at my home, but something with the beer/distribution/storage itself. I've heard from a number of other people who have said that they had to throw away an average of one bottle per 6 pack.
A six pack of Dixie is one of the pricier ones out on the west coast. Should this really be a trend, I'm aftaid I will have to begin passing on this wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 02:55:45 | More by IntriqKen
Photo of HardTarget


3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: 12 oz. brown twisty with no useful information on the label.

Aroma: Dark malt nose, fairly sweet with a bit of black bread working. There is a bit of funk working in the background though, almost like cooked cabbage, it’s a toss up between DMS and esters.

Appearance: Deep brown/black glass with thick ruby edges. The creamed espresso head has been waiting patiently for me to get done smelling and typing. As impressive as the head was, very little lacing.

Flavor: Fruity, noticeably purple grape with a bit of raisin, some light celery/cola flavor but not really a flaw. The taste is fairly mild and very clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium/low carbonation, smooth texture, medium body.

Overall Impression: A fairly easy drinking beer. This is a good cross over for folks weaning off BMC. Let’s try to support Gulf Coast breweries for a while; we don’t want to lose any. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2006 03:37:34 | More by HardTarget
Photo of crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't have much experience with dunkel lagers and schwarzbiers, but I quite liked this, and was surprised to see it only rated an 81 here.

I believe I picked up one bottle of this from Circle Liquors in Pennington, NJ. Could be wrong, though. This beer looks great. Poured a dark, chocolatey, hazy brown with a fast-fading head and lots of lacing. Not what I expected from a lager at all, but I like it a lot.

Smell is smokey chocolate, caramel, and very sugary. Almost too sugary, actually, but a nice surprise.

Taste is a bit dufferent... some sour, fruity, puckering hop kick up front, combined with bitter cocoa, charcoal, caramel, marshmallow, and (sadly) a bit of skunk. I think I detected some sour pear in there as well. Very dry, smoky aftertaste.

Lower grade for drinkability, as I'm not sure how much of this I could actually take at once time. However, much more interesting than I had expected, and definitely worth grabbing if you happen to come upon it.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 17:45:29 | More by crwills
Photo of BuckeyeNation


3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-accented walnut brown. When bright sunlight is added, the beer becomes brilliant, blood-soaked crimson, perfect for a voodoo-themed lager. The head exudes quality as well. It's oatmeal ecru in color, firmly creamy in consistency and persistent. It also deposits a fair amount of lace. What more could one ask for? I don't recall other Dixie beer looking this good.

The nose is a step down, but only a small step. The focus is on soft, slightly sweet, toasted barley. There are no chocolate or cocoa-like aromas to be had; dark caramel and (especially) brown sugar are the stars of the show. It's a little lacking in the power department, but since this is anything but an in-your-face style, I'll let it slide.

Another step down on the palate. There just isn't enough flavor or body to get the job done. Munich dunkel lagers shouldn't necessarily be hearty, but I require more malty guts than this beer provides. It's still dark caramel-like. Since it isn't sweet in the least, I no longer get the brown sugar vibe. Neither is it bitter, although there is a mild nip on the brief finish.

An annoying metallic flavor doesn't fade with time and warming, nor does an overall lack of luster. The flavor profile is simply too dull and uninteresting for this to be anything other than average beer. The body/mouthfeel never ventures north of light (in keeping with the style). While ease of drinkability is fairly high, the desirability portion of drinkability is significantly lower.

After admiring the appearance and enjoying the nose, I had reasonably high hopes that Dixie Blackened Voodoo would be my favorite of the three Dixie beers that I've tried so far. I'll have to give the nod to Dixie Lager though. I love the name and the 'spooky bayou' label. The least the brewery can do is to give us a beer that is equal to its theme.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2005 14:42:20 | More by BuckeyeNation
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.