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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

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

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Photo of barefootbrewer
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.

Photo of williamherbert
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of cjgator3
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of donteatpoop
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark amber, I thought it was brown at first... Thin off-white head with a bit of lace clinging to the sides of the glass as I drank.

The smell was god-awful. I know it was just toasted malts, but I think those malts were over-toassted; I could have sworn my wife was burning hair or something. But no, it was just the beer.

After smelling it I almost backed out. Glad I didn't. Really great beer, the toasted malts was not so unpleasant on the tongue as it was on the nose. I didn't taste the touch of "magical New Orleans Spirit" that the bottle suggested, unless they weren't being literal; but it was a pleasant taste that left me satisfied.

Balanced carbonation level with no unpleasant aftertaste. Definately a drinkable beer, I could easily see myself purchasing and drinking this again.

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

Pours a reddish , brown , almost chocolate color .
inch of head , good lacing lasts down glass entire drink.

Aroma was sweet , toasty , grainy.

taste was slightly bitter , malt , burnt grains or coffee taste . A slight nutty taste . Slight after taste but doesn't last long.

not as heavy or deep as I expected . I would drink this one again.

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

This beer was given to me by a friend. It poured an amber/reddish color. The head didn't last very long and kept a thing layer on the top. There was slight carbonation to the beer. I expected a heavier body to it. Overall, not a beer that I would necessarily seek out, but it definitely a drinkable beer.

Photo of Drew966
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager pours a dark ruby color with an off white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma smells like caramel malt. Caramel malt dominates, but there is a noble hop twang backing it up. I like it. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of AgingWarrior
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice black color, but with some translucency into my favorite Sam Adams mug. A hard pour yielded a nice two finger head that dissipated rather quickly, but provided some nice lacing.

The first whiff of this brew gave me the feeling that it was going to be one that I would enjoy drinking. Caramel malts, spices and some hops.

The taste is semi-complex with malts in the beginning, slightly fizzy and a slightly hoppy finish. All in all, a nice taste.

Mouth feel is carbonated, yet pretty smooth.

This is a very drinkable lager. I could see myself drinking five or six in the course of an afternoon or evening.

Photo of iceball585
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep reddish brown color, semi-transparent, thin cover that faded to a thin ring around the glass, a few bubbles rising

S- Roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, hint of hops, some spices present

T- Dark malts, caramel, sugary, burnt grains, light bitterness of hops

M- Medium body, medium/heavy carbonation, flavors fade quickly, slightly fizzy

D- Worth trying

This beer has a really odd mouthfeel. Some good flavors start in quickly but then fizzes out too soon. Would be better if the flavors stayed around for just a little while longer.

Photo of Brad007
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color: Pours a dark ruby-red color with a thin one-finger head.

Aroma: Very strong and malty with some hop presence in the nose. Sweet.

Taste: Sweet and malty. Hop bitterness in the middle. Smooth. Fades to a hoppy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Dry and hoppy. Some sweetness.

Verdict: Mildly drinkable and inoffensive. I can't understand the negative reviews. Definitely more drinkable than Dixie Jazz. Gotta be average at least.

Photo of ajmoody76
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bought this at a local beer store. brewed by joseph huber brewing in wisconsin for dixie. unfortunately dixie was almost wiped out by katrina. their copper kettles were stolen also. they are going to start brewing again in the future. good for them. 12 ounce bottle to imperial pint. brown with a thin white head which dissipates. good clarity. looks okay.

roasty malts on the nose. not much in the way of hop aromas. no off odors.

malt up front. some caramel sweetness. good crispness. earthy hop taste. sweet aftertaste. good balance.

good carbonation. medium bodied. no lace. i like the feel. good session beer. goes down smooth. i will try this again when it is being brewed in new orleans again. nice example of a dunkel.

Photo of riversider76
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber brown. Thin tan head,with minimal retention,and decent lacing.Smell is of carmel malts,and brown sugar. Body is thin,with a bit of carbonation. Taste is of sweet dark fruits and,a hint of roasted malts. Not awful,but don't go out of your way.

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

From a 12 oz bottle this poured an odd amber color with an off-white head and big lacing rings. Nose was of caramel malts and citrus hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor of malts and hops. Good drinkable beer. I am glad I got a six-pack so I can try i again.

Photo of KarlHungus
2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear dark amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is of chocolate malt, toffee, and caramel. The taste is nothing like the aroma. In fact it is more like nothing than anything. There are faint hints of caramel and chocolate malt, but they disappear quickly. The mouthfeel is light bodied with annoyingly high carbonation. Overall, this would be a nice beer if the taste were more like the aroma, and the body were a little fuller. As it is this is a beer I will not be drinking again.

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

Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body with a frothy off-white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling, grainy aroma with light notes of pepper, caramel, and fruit.

Taste: Mild dark caramel flavor with a subdued caramel sweetness. Slight hint of burnt grains. White pepper, spicy hop flavor with a bitterness that remains light. Finishes dry and relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant enough, sessionable beer with just enough flavor to hold your attention, but not nearly enough to make you think, "Gee, I sure could go for a Dixie Blackened Voodoo right about now!"

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.

Photo of NCSUdo
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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

Photo of hwwty4
2.94/5  rDev -13%
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.

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.

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.

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