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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager - Dixie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.98%
Wants: 14
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of tayner
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

says it was brewed in WI for Dixie brewing, due to Katrina.

This poured a dark amber color with a bubbly head that receeded quicly to a film across the top.

Smell is peppery hops with slight sweetness in the background.

Taste is the same peppery hop profile with a malt sweetness in the back to balance it out nicely. Was a little bit watery tasting to me though.

It was a little thin, but for the style it seemed to fit, being a lager of low abv.

This one is definitely a session beer for a hot summer day in dixie. I dont think i would seek it out, but if i was a guest at someones house and the offered me one i would not decline.

tayner, Jan 22, 2008
Photo of NCSUdo
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A: Pours a clear redish-brown under a small white head. No lace, very little retention.

S: Smells of really earthy and peppery, leafy hops. A caramel, toasted and sweet maltiness in the background holds its own very well.

T: Again, mostly a peppery, leafy hop character with some maltier tones as well.

M/D: Carbonation is about right, a little slick on the tongue, body is light to medium. Drinkability is fine as well. As someone who doesn't drink many lagers, this was a bit of a surprise with the hop character. The hoppiness actually reminds me of a local pale ale's hop profile. This brew also deserves bonus points due the determination of the brewery to rebuild and rebrew after Hurricane Katrina.

NCSUdo, Jan 14, 2008
Photo of letsgopens
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This Munich Dunkel pours a rusty copper hue with some orange highlights. The frothy, beige head recedes somewhat quickly to a few rocky peaks. A really great amount of lace sticks to the glass. The appearance however, turned out to be the highpoint of this selection.

Sweet and malty with a starchy, yeasty quality. Some dull, semi-metallic fruit character is present as well. Some mild but sweet honey and mild hops. Nothing special I would say.

Dim and malty with some yeasty, dull fruit and honey. Slightly spicy with some citrus and apple. Semi-sweet with some lingering crystal malt and almost no hop character. Certainly not as 'exotic' as the description on the bottle implies.

Thinner texture with a low/moderate carbonation, especially for a lager. Dull and somewhat creamy with a slightly metallic and semidry finish. Not impressive with little character and somewhat bland throughout.

letsgopens, Jan 13, 2008
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, nuts, spice, lager yeast, nuts and some hops.

T: The taste is malty with a subdued sweetness containing flavors of caramel, nuts, spices and some chocolate. There’s a pretty good hops presence for the style that provides a nice balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a whole evening as it’s flavorful, wont’ knock you over and has some substance to it.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 10, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully, but, dude…this smells like dirty socks. Flavor is decently roasted, but it just seems a bit odd to me. It tastes dirty as well, in a way. As it warms it seems to be a bit more even, though. Still though a bit too live and leafy. Feel is nice. Just overall it seems to lack balance. Decent, but not a mind blower. Might be interesting on cask.

RblWthACoz, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of russpowell
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I remember when this was considered exotic, about 14 years ago, here's one for old times sake, abv listed at 5%

Pours caramel/brown with 4+ fingers of tan head. Near zero lacing & head retention

S: Toasted malt,& a bit of caramel & some smokeyness as this warms

T: Some caramel & some metallic hops up front. Metallic hops grab you as this warms along with slight smokeyness. Finishes a bit metallic, grainy & a bit of toasty malt

MF: Thin with low carbonation

This alright, I remember it darker back in the day, but I could be mistaken. Some more malt guts & this wouldn't be bad. Otherwise I'd only recommend in a pinch, better yet find Sam Adams Black lager or hell even Shiners Bohemian Black

russpowell, Dec 05, 2007
Photo of hwwty4
2.98/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a chalice. Poured a hazy clear dark amber with a large 2 inch head that left a small amount of lacing down the chalice. The aroma was of ashtrays. That musty, old ash smell. It also had hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste was of roasted malts. A very gently sweetness. Mouthfeel was very average. I don’t think it would make a good session beer, but 1 isn’t bad.

hwwty4, Nov 27, 2007
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.

jwc215, Nov 15, 2007
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.

Slatetank, Nov 08, 2007
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%.

matty, Nov 06, 2007
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.

JDK, Nov 03, 2007
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.

rowew, Oct 31, 2007
Photo of sleazo
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.

sleazo, Oct 16, 2007
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.

Beerbuddha, Sep 25, 2007
Photo of wl0307
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?

wl0307, Jun 06, 2007
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.

Mebuzzard, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of cypressbob
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

cypressbob, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of mdagnew
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...

mdagnew, Oct 30, 2006
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.

, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of biegaman
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.

biegaman, Sep 16, 2006
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Sep 13, 2006
Photo of grub
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.

grub, Sep 12, 2006
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.

mitchfor3, Aug 19, 2006
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.

RedChrome, Aug 14, 2006
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.

tgbljb, Jun 17, 2006
Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.