Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.
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4.53/5 rDev +34%
Appears deep deep black with ruby highlights. Very impressive head for this beer. Aroma is that of caramel. Taste is rich for a lager, some chocolate notes there as well. I really enjoy this beer. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I first found it off of Bourbon Street, after a few days of drinking American Adjunct Lager, and it was a welcome break. Very non-offensive. Very clean, and good. I'm glad it's finally distributed into Michigan.
03-01-2005 22:18:00 | More by deejaydan
3.28/5 rDev -3%
Pours a very dark brown with burgundy highlights and a thin head. Aroma is thin and syrupy malty, like a dopplebock.
Taste is malty and sweet, more bock flavors. Roasty, dark caramel, some dark fruit, very little bitterness. Flavors like a watered-down Salvator or something in that same family. Finish is clean and dry, no off flavors.
Mouthfeel is thin but pleasant, very drinkable. Not an incredible beer but not bad. I'd call it a schwartzbier, only a touch lighter.
01-31-2005 03:48:53 | More by assurbanipaul
1.9/5 rDev -43.8%
Very dark amber, bordering on black. I must say that this has got to be some of the shittiest bottle art that I've ever seen, but a good pour makes up for that.
Smells overpoweringly of sweet fruit. Kind of like a dubble, only not complex: plums and raisins and nothing else.
Tastes very much like it smells. A natural sweetness, plummy. A strange solvent taste in the middle, leaving nothing at the back. Unbalanced.
Well, this little number turned out to be a waste of money. Tastes like a fruitcake, only less complicated.
01-19-2005 02:12:52 | More by mynie
3.73/5 rDev +10.4%
The image of some bizarre, haunted lagoon on the lable makes me think that it was designed by some goth kid or a Uriah Heep fan who had too many bad trips. It poured black--black like my soul--with waning redness. There was no head retention to speak of. The smell was rather sweet, though. Swiss cheese (slightly smokey) and light cinnamon were evident. The subsequent cheese taste was *almost* overpowering. This took some getting used to, for me, but I began to enjoy it about a third of the way through. This is a very solid choice if you're looking for something different, but not risky.
01-04-2005 01:58:43 | More by Opethsprite
3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
This was a deep red-brown lager with a low head, that didn't take too long to fade away. Not much lacing.
The aroma was of roasted dark malts. Very nice.
The taste was of roasted dark malt, but it was not overpowering. It seemed a bit thin. Still drinkable though, and I'd go for another if it were available.
11-17-2004 04:36:36 | More by connecticutpoet
3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours out chocolate amber and sits deep crimson in the glass with a small off-white head, fading to the sides leaving little skim.
Smells sweet and malty. Apples, pears and other fruity esters. Light roastedness and coffee notes. Lightly tangy in the back.
Tastes sweet up front with caramel and fuity esters. Traces of raspberries and some hoppiness enters in between, but is mild and well controlled. Finishes lightly bitter with lingering sweetness.
Medium body with mild, yet powerful carbonation. Smooth and clean. Easy to drink, refreshing. Nice dark lager.
10-19-2004 22:02:03 | More by Skidz
2.55/5 rDev -24.6%
This is the first time I have had this beer since becoming a BA, and I only drink it at a Cajun restaurant where the choices are Dixie, Abita, and BMC beers. I was beginning to dislike it a bit before I became a BA, even more so now.
Pours a nice redish brown color, but with little head, maybe 1/4 a finger. Smell is not pleasant - oversweet with some aroma I couldnt place at first. Offputting. The taste is better than the smell, but now I know what the aroma is. Caramelization. Lots and lots. Way too much in fact. This beer isnt malty, its caramelly. Despite the taste, the mouthfeel is about right, and the beer isnt completely undrinkable. I didnt have a 2nd though. At one time, I liked this beer a lot more than I do now.
10-06-2004 03:35:10 | More by rlcoffey
2.1/5 rDev -37.9%
Deep, amber brown pour with a quickly disappearing tan head.
Rich, chocolate, low hopped porter like scent.
Broadly sickly-sweet, with an off tartness on the sides of the tongue. Blechhh! Deep, roasted aftertaste is the only redeeming value.
All I can say about the mouthfeel besides "subtle carbonation" is slimy.
Too damn sweet and that tartness is very offputting. Definitely won't have two.
10-05-2004 01:32:16 | More by nortmand
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
Pours a dark mahogany, topped with a one finger creamy khaki head, coppery red at the edges. Leaves rings of lace, and it's best when poured a little hard.
Sweet, malty and molasses aroma.
Nice malty taste, some citrus and pine, toffee, red grapes and cherries. Pretty sour for the style.
Light to medium bodied.
10-01-2004 18:50:36 | More by mschofield
3.4/5 rDev +0.6%
Someone I know drove all the way to New Orleans from Boston and all I got was this measly black lager. Actually it's a whole lot better than a crappy t-shirt or magnet.
This beer has a strong coffee like appearance with some burgundy hues and the same could be said for the taste. A bitter, hoppy burn contributes well to the rich , smokey flavor. Hints of caramel, chocolate and espresso collide in my mouth. The flavor is stout-like, while the mouthful is distinctly lager. The aftertaste is sweet and very smokey, but particularly faint compared to what you'd expect from a beer this dark. I probably couldn't drink this stuff every day, but the uniqueness of this brew is definitely worth a try or two.
09-11-2004 04:21:37 | More by GDMFSOB
3.75/5 rDev +10.9%
appearance: pours a murky ruby color. very dark in the center almost like motor oil with a deep red around the edges of my pint glass. relatively small in the head department which eventually subsides into non-existence.
smell: tons of malt, slight hoppy undertone to cut but extremely faint. reminds me of a dopplebock except a touch hoppier. a running theme. also has a slight tinge of alchohol.
taste: reminds me of dopplebock's. specifically troegenator. has alot of that german malt character then is cut in the finish with a nice dry hop flavor. as the aroma insisted, there's a touch of alchohol in the flavor.
mouthfeel: as you would assume from the head and lacing (lack there-of) it's very light in the mouth. only heaviness is taste of malt. otherwise not much to say. pretty watery and doesn't coat the mouth that well. lingering aftertaste none the less.
drinkability: i'm actually enjoying these. it's not too much of any one thing but when you put it all together it's quite pleasant. good session beer if you like dark or malty brews.
notes: this is my first of this style. my first reaction is this is some sort of german porter. maltiness of dopplebocks but nowhere near as rich and malty. not nearly as complex either. if this sounds typical of the style then A+
edit: about the ABV. it's not posted so it's hard to assume. from smell and taste i would guess it's above the 5% mark making it above average in that department and that's a conservative estimate.. to add to that assumption; i've had two and i'm a touch light headed. very abnormal for me for only having two.
08-27-2004 05:36:35 | More by emericanchaos
3.9/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured out a dark reddish-brown with a big, 2" tan head that dropped to 1/2" over two minutes. Looking very much like a rich brown ale.
Smell is not very noticeable but I did pick up a malty sweetness and a slight hint of what I believe was cherry.
Taste is much more pronounced with malt, hops (though not too heavy), light but noticeable coffee, and finally, smoke at the end that carried over to the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel was smooth, medium bodied, not as carbonated as most lagers - a good thing - and warming in the throat.
While I'm not normally a lager drinker, to me, this is a very good beer, probably because it is so different from most lagers. The hops was nicely restrained while still present, making for a well-balanced and easily quaffable brew. I will definitely have this again and am looking forward to having it on tap.
08-24-2004 22:01:58 | More by PorterLambic
3.68/5 rDev +8.9%
This is some pretty good stuff. Appearance is almost pitch black, head is medium height and tan. Nose is very malty, with a smell that reminds me of molasses. Taste is all malt, with a strong molasses taste. Taste was slightly cloying the first time I tried Blackened Voodoo, but tonight it seems fine. Maltheads should really enjoy this beer. I found this to be a very good brew, but not something I would go crazy over.
08-23-2004 00:59:56 | More by Gagnonsux
3.68/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a deep brown with a hint of ruby red and a nice one-finger tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt with hints of coffee and molasses. Sweet malt dominates the pleasant palate, which is accented by toffee and a little bit of oak. Nice, creamy mouthfeel precedes a dry finish. Today was maybe a little too hot to properly enjoy a darker beer, but I liked it just fine.
07-11-2004 03:40:41 | More by ElGordo
3.68/5 rDev +8.9%
The beer pours a deep dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet very malty scent that boasts of crystal and pale malts; slightly creamy. The taste is decent. It has a creamy, rich malty flavor, but with a dry metallic finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent Dunkel. It has good aroma and mouthfeel. The metallic finish turns me off.
07-07-2004 19:49:27 | More by WesWes
3.28/5 rDev -3%
Arrived a very black offering with limited crown and soon to be a minor glass cling.
The body a medium plus.
I found the aroma simple and clean with just a touch of molassis(sp).
Carbonation is light.
The taste is pleasent in a sweet malty sort of way but not explosive. Roasted chestnuts prevail. Very slight evidence of hops, just enough to add some balance.
Kind of boring.
07-07-2004 02:58:00 | More by Shiloh
3.3/5 rDev -2.4%
Transcribed from notes taken while on vacation last week...
Pours out as black as coal... just the way I like it! Developed a small head, but had excellent retention. Settles to a thin collar with good lacing down the glass. The smell could only be described as odd...and somewhat unpleasant at that. My brother-in-law described it as an "old foot," and I find it hard to argue with that assessment. Taste is a nice balance of sweet malts and bittering hops. Some nutty flavors also seem to linger underneath the complexity of it all. Mouthfeel was very thin considering how dark and malty this offering is. Overall it is a solid beer that is very drinkable (if you don't smell it too much). However, it does fall just slightly below my expectations. Tasty, but definitely not on my "A" list of beers.
07-04-2004 01:14:51 | More by niknar
3.2/5 rDev -5.3%
Clear dark brownish in color with small consistant head. Its got that hint of a mossy smell that I like but its hard to pick up. Mouthfeel is thin bodied. Slight aftertaste.
An easy drinking lager, but I was expecting more body and taste from a dark lager.
06-14-2004 23:01:25 | More by Gump
2.53/5 rDev -25.1%
Dark brown beer. Even dark brown than a porter I just had. I don't think I should have read an earlier review. There is definitely something unpleasant in the smell. The auto suggestion ( from the other review ) of vomit was impossible for me to get by. There might be something else there but I could not get to it. The first mouthful was awful It tasted of week old dish water. Insueing tastes brought forward more of the sweet and roasted malt flavors that I remembered from years past. But either my tastes have changed, which is highly likely, or this is a pale version of the beer I once loved. I think their water filtering and softening set up has gone bye bye. I drank half a bottle while doing this review and threw the rest out.
06-08-2004 23:48:02 | More by ybnorml
2.55/5 rDev -24.6%
The pour was dark copper/brown with a half inch beige head that quickly dissapated and left a light lace on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink
The smell a light malt with a skunky overtone.
The drink started with a watery tone that continued through the middle. It finished with a light hop bite but it left no after taste.
It carried great refreshment and drinkablility but I was just expecting more body. Maybe I got an old or bad bottle. I'll have to try this one again and see if the next bottle is the same way.
05-12-2004 00:13:55 | More by coasterfreak75
3.78/5 rDev +11.8%
This beer poured a very dark brown with an average tan head that left a nice lacing along the glass. The smell was full of a dark chocolate malt aroma, as well as some dark fruits. This is a medium bodied beer and the taste was fairly well dominated by the roasted malts although there were some earthy hops to give it some balance. There was a distinctively chocolate aftertaste, although it was not overwhelming. The mouthfeel was fairly creamy and it drinks down quite easily. My biggest complaint about this beer is that, on the whole, the flavors are good but they lack the strength that I was expecting from this beer.
04-18-2004 17:13:17 | More by DaveGood
3.98/5 rDev +17.8%
Immediatly noticable is that this beer pours damn near black and is a lager.
Appearance- Excellent look to it. Black, with a tan head. Dark tan though. From a distance, black with a slight blood red hue. Especially excellent due it's uniqueness. The appearance of this one is special because I imagine not many lagers have a color like this. Not very carbonated, and minimal head retention, which in the base of this beer, takes away nothing.
Smell- Hints of toffee, dark chocolate, possibly some roasted nuts.
Taste- Let's see...I'm getting a malty flavor that gives up dark chocolate, toffee, and hazlenut coffee flavor accents. A different kind of lager taste, but still definitly a lager. The beer has a for real hop kick at the end of it, rather bitter. leaves your mouth feeling dry. I can see how some people would feel that the strong hop finale (and dry mouth that follows) of this beer doesn't suit the intitial taste. That being said, im a hop lover, so...cheers.
Mouthfeel- Feels good in the mouth, full and mildly robust....like a lager should be.
Drinkability- If you don't mind the hops, this one is downable for sure. Not much wrong with this one and it leaves little to be desired.
04-18-2004 05:57:11 | More by maek228
3.05/5 rDev -9.8%
got this at coops and a few other local bars in new orleans... poured a nice dark almost ruddy ruby color slightly sweet nose with hint of malt...not much of a head...had a really week mouth feel very watery and thin...but the taste wasn't bad...slight bite...not too sweet...notes of chicory and coffee...it's drinkable...i'd chug a few of these in new orleans with gator bites again...but it's nothing i'd crave...still when the options are the normal tap options...i'd definitely opt for this over coors light or bud when i'm nawlins
02-25-2004 15:05:56 | More by hollicetales
3.13/5 rDev -7.4%
Small 1 finger head, dissapates quickly. Dark brown color, reddish-brown up to light. Strong malt scent, fairly sweet. Mouthfeel is almost watery, somewhat surprising. Definite coffe notes, almost acidic taste. Slight bitter coffee aftertaste. I would drink again but this isn't anything specia.
02-19-2004 03:27:21 | More by Southernbrew
3.6/5 rDev +6.5%
Pours a clear dark brown beer with red color when viewed through a light bulb.
Smell is sweet and fruity with a tea smell from the hops.
Taste is slightly sweet; it has a mild tea taste to it. A subdued flavor of banana and raisins is present, but it is really subdued. There is also a chocolate taste present. A tasty brew, a tamed dunkel for those who wouldn't like the real thing.
Mouthfeel is light, seems maybe a little under-carbonated.
Drinkable. Those who know what a Dunkel is will not be satisfied, but it's not a bad beer.
02-15-2004 04:20:46 | More by Zorro
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.