Blackened Voodoo
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Blackened VoodooBlackened Voodoo
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Style:
European Dark Lager
Ranked #89
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,010
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15.88%
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
855
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Dixie Beer
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
78
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Blackened VoodooBlackened Voodoo
Notes: Rich, malty and smooth like the great German dunkels that inspired it. Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager balances premium roasted barley malts with Mt. Hood and Cascade hops. The result is a dark, mysterious brew known for its bewitching character and magical spirit!
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I recently had this beer in the French Quarter in a very relaxed dinner setting.

Look: dark brown with a thin white head

Aroma: Toasted bread, caramel

Taste: Toasted bread, caramel, a little bit like Coca Cola. Decent but not a whole lot of flavor.

Body/Overall: light body, fizzy, refreshing but a bit soda like

Jan 06, 2020
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EnderFett11 from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle, but not hard enough so I had to stir it up to reduce the carbonation feel. Amber color, pretty easy to see through. Smells a bit of fruity/wheat, not strong at all. Taste is similar, with wheat at the beginning, mild fruitiness in the middle, ending with a bit of caramel. Pretty thin/light bodied, moderately high carbonation. Not bad for a lager, but definitely prefer stouts.

Nov 07, 2019
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kojevergas from Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 fl oz brown glass bottle ran me $1.89 at a Rouses Market in New Orleans, LA (though I've seen it at the same vendor for $7.99 USD per sixer).

5.5% ABV. "German dunkel-inspired."

Malted milk ball flavour eschews roast in favour of sweetness without crossing into cloying territory. Brewers' chocolate. Maybe some artificial cherry/chocolate covered cherry? No real hop character.

Has a gooey mouthfeel that accentuates the Whoppers-like malted milk ball caramel candy and chocolatey flavours. Medium-bodied, unrefreshing, smooth, wet.

It's a drinkable dark lager but there isn't much complexity or depth of flavour here. It probably bests Shiner's and Sam Adams' stabs at the style, but having tried a single I wouldn't nab a sixer...there are far better European-brewed dark lagers out there, not to mention better American craft expressions of the style with availability wider than Voodoo Lager's. I won't comment on the vague racism of the marketing and New Orleans association, but suffice it to say this is a marketing-over-quality effort.

C / AVERAGE

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03/05/20 impression from a can brewed from the recently reopened New Orleans production facility:

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

Aug 08, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes 7/10/12: Pours a bronze, dark amber producing 1.5 fingers of frothy, moderately lasting tan head that leaves webby sheets of lace. Aroma is malt heavy: toasted bread, toffee, molasses and fruity with a hint of dried apple. Taste is malty but bitter from start to finish, fruity with a semisweet, caramel cola like middle. Earthy and floral hops it is unusually bitter for such a malt forward brew. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the thin side, moderate carbonation, fairly smooth with a hint of astringency in the aftertaste.

Dec 14, 2018
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Nass from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am utterly impressed with artwork on this label. I am a big fan of horror movies & the halloween holiday that's why this type of artwork draws my attention. If you can't manage to visit the bayou then you can at least drink some beer that was brewed near the bayou. I am getting some caramel as well as some light dark fruit notes. It's a tad bit on the watery side & a little too light bodies for the style but maybe it was brewed that way on purpose. Dixie is one of my favorite Louisiana breweries next to Abita. Cheers! B

Oct 09, 2018
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singletary from Mississippi

3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It poured dark brown cola color with a thin beige color head that hangs around. The smell is of Carmel,taste is the same. It has a medium feel with noticeable carbonation in it. Overall a above average drink, but one I would enjoy again.

May 06, 2018
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superspak from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, and nuttiness; with lighter notes of chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, cocoa, herbal, grass, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Nicely clean on lager flavors, not too fruity/yeasty. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice dark lager. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish Very flavorful for the low ABV. Clean and nicely rich malts, with mild earthy hop balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Kind of midway between a dunkel and schwarzbier.

Apr 28, 2018
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AgentMunky from New York

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a (fairly old) 12oz bottle into a Willi Becher glass.
4/3.5/2.75/2/3.25
Little to no head. Translucent nut-brown, ruddy beer. Notably effervescent.
Smells heavily of vanilla or oak, but not much else.
Super sweet, almost sickly so, but otherwise rather pleasant. Basically vanilla ice cream with a touch of beery fizz on the endtaste.
This may not be for everyone, but it has its charm. Recommended if you like eisbock, but don't wanna get smashed.

Apr 23, 2018
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dave_ackbar from Hawaii

3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first beer in the city of New Orleans.
Nice amber appearance like a good lager should look.
Smell of caramel and sweetness.
Taste was refreshing and quite smooth.
Feel was nice.
Overall not a bad starter to my week in the city.

Mar 24, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is simply a holdout from yesterday's all-black beer homage to the eclipse. I know that I have drank this before, but no review exists + it's cold & ready-to-hand, so off I go!

From the bottle: "Inspired by old-world brewing methods, this bewitching all-malt brew is a darkly rich, exotic lager, crafted with a touch of magical New Orleans spirit."; "The century-old Dixie Brewery was almost destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but restoration is underway. With the help of our friends, we're working hard to re-beer New Orleans and the rest of the country."

Confound these screwed-up screw-top caps that deprive me of even the fun of Pop!ping the cap on a bottle! I briefly toyed with an aggro pour, but my resolve was firm & so I went with a gentle pour, instead. Once accomplished, a vigorous in-glass swirl raised two fingers of foamy, rocky, light-tan head with moderate retention that left behind some nice lacing in its wake. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & cola highlights. Nose had a malty sweetness that made me think of a recent discussion on decoction. It was almost caramelized, not unlike a stone beer, made with super-heated stones. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, kind of big for the style. The taste was very sweet, very caramelized, absolutely malty, but totally clean. Finish was sweet, tempered by just a hint of treacle. I would not want a steady diet of this, but it was a decent drink & especially at its price point.

Aug 22, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No bottle date listed.

Appearance: The body is a dark brown with hints of orange. It has good clarity. The head is short and eggshell white with a bit of light tan. It retains the head nicely and leaves a few spots of lacing.

Aroma: I get a light aroma of spiced caramel some slightly flowery, slightly spicy hop character comes through.

Taste: I notice a bit of alcohol and a bit of what tastes like oxidized malt with a bit of cardboard mixed with sweet caramel. It is not the most flattering combination of flavors. The only saving grace is the slightly sweet caramel wort flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth and a bit velvety with good carbonation. The alcohol flavor is a bit unexpected and it hampers the drinkability of the beer. It finishes sweet.

Overall: The beer looks and smells great and it does have a decent texture but the crux here is the flavor. It is sweet and alcoholic and papery all in one which is not all that pleasant. While I can sit and drink the beer it is not an experience I am likely to repeat. I really wouldn't recommend it overall.

May 29, 2017
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HellsRanger from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was one of my first beers other than a wimpy yellow beer..now unfortunately the brewery was destroyed in hurricane Katrina and is now made off site in Michigan I believe, but have had both pre Katrina and post.. This is a rating on both. it still has nice color to it for a lager. As for smell it was better in the pre brew... had a nice full bodied aroma, and the post comes up alittle short on a floral note lager as did the pre. The taste pre was nice and smooth with hints of fruit...post is a little bit less smooth. The felel pre was very nice with a clean finish & post is more on a less lager feel with less body and finish. I feel that location, location has everything to do with it. Hang in there Dixie brew and fingers crossed for old brewery to come back.

May 16, 2017
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Tone from Missouri

3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy brown color. 3/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel malt, strong Euro yeast, slight spicy hops, slight alcohol, and a hint of wheat. Barely fits the style of a Schwarzbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight syrup, caramel malt, Euro yeast, pale malt, hint of roasted malt, and slight alcohol. Overall, good appearance, aroma and body are more reminiscent of a Munich Dark Lager, and the blend is too sweet.

Mar 16, 2017
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DaneBramage from Illinois

3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm in agreement that the 'old' Voodoo was a tasty dark lager, and the new version post-Katrina doesn't come close. Still drinkable, as it went down smooth for me with seafood and pasta, just not near as good as I remember. Wish the mild fruit and hop overtones were more pronounced

Feb 23, 2017
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thanks for gifting me with this Mike. Bottle into a pint appears dark copper in color with an off-white cap.

Aroma is malty like caramel, molasses and a little raison. Slight accenting fruitiness and a touch of buttered bread.

Taste is sweet, like sugary sweet with a faint buttery note, raisons and caramel.

Light body and modest carbonation. Its ok - not good, not bad.

Dec 13, 2016
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PhilsPils from Texas

3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I kinda like this stuff! Schwarzbier it ain't but it's a nice, easy drinking, good with food lager. Actually closer to a Munich Dunkel than a Schwarzbier with the caramelly rather than roasty flavor profile. Probably diluted with cereal grains but I would drink it over MANY American adjunct offerings.

Oct 21, 2016
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weiss glass.

L: Pours a semi-opaque dark brown color... reddish hints when held up to light. Two fingers of off-white head.

S: Toasted malts, sugars, and faint hops.

T/F: Sweet toasted malts and fruit sugars...hints of plum. Not overly complex but easy drinking. The finish is still semi-sweet with just a hint of hops to soften it a bit. Medium in body... fairly carbonated.

O: Definitely on the sweet side, especially for a lager or schwarzbier, or whatever it's supposed to be (too malty for either style, and not much in the way of roast character). Pairs well with spicy cajun food or possibly as a dessert, but not a beer I could drink more than one of.

Jun 23, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black and brown appearance, thinner, owing itself to the schwarzbier tradition. Mild 1/4" off white head. Aroma gave off some anise and roast notes, underhopped for style.

Taste was a thin malt experience, lacking in both malt and hops here. Lager yeast doesn't come through much. Best thing about this beer is the good artwork, but other than that it kind of misses the style points.

Jun 20, 2016
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Squire from Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep ruby color with red gold highlights and a tan cap.

Soft aroma of caramely roasted malt.

Taste on entry is a fairly rich roasted malt with a definite caramel undertone. Simple flavors that remain unchanged through the finish and into the aftertaste.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A good food beer that's more full flavored than the Mexican Viennas but retains a simplicity that will complement a wide range of food styles without clashing with any of them.

May 22, 2016
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blackened Voodoo was one of the first craft beers I had, on travel in the 1980's. Unlike other "dark beers" I had tried, it is not overly bitter. Mouthfeel is heavy, but not overly so. Excellent and drinkable.

May 05, 2016
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dar482 from New York

3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tastes more of a Munich dunkel with toasty breadiness up front, along with some caramel sweetness, yet without the roast of a Schwarzbier. A decent drinking lager offering more flavor than other paler lagers.

Jan 09, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

2.04/5  rDev -40%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

This schwarzbier comes off like a malt liquor, minus the alcohol. None of the roast grain, coffee type bitterness, just malt, malt, malt. Appearance is also a muddy brown, not black. Terrible representation of the style.

Dec 22, 2015
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Suds from Missouri

4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I remember having this beer years ago, yet only now I've had the chance to review it. The beer is a medium-tinged brown color with an impressive white head. The aroma is more malty than expected. Grist, sweetness, and a bit of toasted bread crust. The taste leans slightly sweet. Not much fruitiness, and very restrained bitterness. Medium body. Nice.

Dec 13, 2015
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TH28 from Florida

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle. No apparent package date. Appearance: Deep amber, slightly hazy, and an off white foam cap. Aroma: Getting some sulfur, followed by some bready, toasted malt Taste: A salty, crystal malt flavor with some toastiness an herbal hop character. Just a hint of roastiness. Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation Finish: Lingering maltiness and some herbal hop character Overall: If this is supposed to be a schwarzbier/black lager, it’s missing the mark. This is much closer to a Vienna or marzen, but with noticably more crystal malt character. Completely missing that restrained roastiness that is the definition of the style. Not the worst lager I’ve had, but far from the best.

Jul 20, 2015
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Marraybay from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Became interested in trying this after reading about the whole Katrina / Dixie Brewery debacle and the subsequent fight / loss of the brewery bldg, etc. Can't speak to the taste of this pre-Katrina--which some are stating was superior to the relocated version--but I thought this was a very good-very drinkable beer. My wife was drinking a Yuengling while I was tasting this and I thought there was absolutely no comparison. This actually looked like more of a red / amber lager or ale vs. a black beer too me and in fact, I was honestly thinking it was a little Belgian Esque, given the sweetness, color, head, etc. Don't know that this would really stand-alone as a sipping beer or work in bulk as a session, but it's definitely a great food accompaniment. (Paired with Sausage and hot pepper sandwiches and potatoes.) Nice!

Jun 27, 2015
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