Blackened Voodoo
Faubourg Brewing Company

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Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #208
Ranked #49,256
3.4 | pDev: 15.88%
Faubourg Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
Blackened VoodooBlackened Voodoo
Notes: First released more than 30 years ago, Faubourg's award-winning Blackened Voodoo is a delicious dark lager crafted in the traditions of the great German dunkels that inspired it. Our brewers skillfully balance five premium roasted barley malts with two hop varieties to create a dark, mysterious brew known for its bewitching character and magical spirit.\

22 IBU
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TheBrewo from New York

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We pour a brew of deep tawny, allowing enough light through to give orangey, maroon flecks throughout. It holds a transient one finger head of near white, which is composed of tiny, high activity bubbles. Ghostly aggregates are left atop the glass. No sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be medium. The aroma is composed of paler malts, with generous adjuncty inclusions. There is a heavy yeasty, floury feel to it, in the style of a cooled sourdough loaf. Winter spice comes through as well, with white pepper and faint nutmeg popping about. As we sip, smashed and watery malts crash up front. There is a deeper aspect to them than suggested by the nose. There is a moderate acetaldehyde flavoring about the front, and there is an earthy vegetable quality. The middle moves forward with more roasty malts, and a calming sweetness of white sugar. Coming to the finish we are met with a beer that is, simply put, sweet and malty. Breathing through the aftertaste are floury malts, faintly basic hops, and a bit of booze. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is medium. Otherwise the mouth is left on the drier side along the tongue, but the rest of the mouth is left wet and relatively unaffected. There is little creaminess to the sips, but the carbonation does retain nicely to keep the beer from being too watery. The abv is standard, and the beer drinks easily enough for an adjuncty lager.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the malty, somewhat roasty aroma. It had the nice beginnings of a Schwarzbier in the nose, but became underwhelming once the drinker got to the taste. It was “loose”, and none of the flavors really broke out to give any boldness of flavor.

Apr 29, 2011
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OhioLimoncello from Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This all-malt beer is an enjoyable alternative when you are craving something sweet. It lacked a backbone, but displays a consistent malty balance from front to finish.

Share with a friend or two, because I doubt you'll want more than 2, given the sweetness in this one.

Jun 13, 2015
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Gumbo2go from Canada (AB)

3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dixie Voodoo.... not the "old" voodoo! The original version of Voodoo was quite a great dark beer. Since the 2005 Katrina hurricane the Dixie brewery has been closed. The beer is now brewed under contract by a Wisconsin brewery which is teamed up with Minhas brewery in Calgary, Alberta. What you find now is an imitation and not the original taste or flavor. I find the new (contracted) brew to be too sweet which is indicative of most of the Minhas brand of beers. Good dark color decent flavor but way to sweet finish. Bring back Dixie Brewery.

May 09, 2015
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GMB from Japan

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A standard pour of Dixie's Blackened Voodoo Lager yields a nut-brown body that turns crimson when held up to a ceiling lamp. The brew doesn't offer much by way of foam or lacing, but a thin ring of oatmeal fizz does nestle into the groove around the edge of the brew. Carbonation is mild and appealing.

The nose is weak. Faint notes of caramel and molasses are appreciable, but just barely.

What the taste lacks in complexity, it makes up for in appeal. Light brown sugar dominates, complemented by browned butterscotch, toasted biscuit, and some dried Turkish apricot. The flavors aren't intense; this is a light, drinkable dunkel. In fact, it's so drinkable that I've just noticed I'm more than half way through. The mouthfeel isn't as thin as I had feared, and nicely complements the beer's flavor profile.

BeerAdvocate lists this beer as a Schwarzbier. But considering the lack of roasted flavors (e.g., coffee, chocolate) that are associated with Schwarzbiers, I think it makes more sense to consider Blackened Voodoo Lager as a sweet, all-malt Munich Dunkel. Enjoy it with jerk chicken or creole shrimp.

Dec 31, 2013
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markgugs from New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Apr 20, 2014
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stevegdss from California

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Feb 03, 2013
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StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 08, 2016
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motvi from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Feb 27, 2013
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acurtis from New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Mar 26, 2013
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Jho3325 from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 22, 2015
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks to deepsouth for the extra.

Pours a dark, clear amber with 2 fingers of foamy off-white (almost tan) head. A decent looking retention yields a smattering of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is fairly malt heavy up front with caramel and bread but there is also some fairly prominant notes of dark fruit and even a bit of chocolate mixed in. I'm also picking up some floral feel in the backend as well.

The taste is once again malt heavy up front with caramel, molasses, and bread. The feel of dark fruits is also there again and but seems much more identifiable in the taste, and picking it apart, becomes a combination of brown sugar and citrus notes. A grassy hop profile in the backend really helps liven things up in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm feel and crisp carbonation.

This is defitely a more malt heavy Lager but I still found it to be quite tasty, drinkable, and an overall decent drinking experience.

Jun 26, 2008
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TCMike from Minnesota

3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 07, 2018
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boszormeny from Canada (ON)

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Jul 18, 2014
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear mahogany brown, and doesn't have much of a head - the foam dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is fairly strong, smoky with undertones of malt and yeast. Flavor is typically lagerish, but has a firm smoky component, and hints of yeast. Texture is smooth and fizzy, a little on the thin side but not a downer. Not a great beer, but worth giving a try.

Mar 26, 2009
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chim52chim from Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Jul 17, 2012
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humulusphile from California

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Dec 12, 2013
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fatbatcat from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Jul 07, 2012
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dbarny76 from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Mar 14, 2014
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TaborTime from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Dec 15, 2013
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BeerTruth from Connecticut

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

Picked this one up at Beers of the World in Rochester.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights and a two finger light khaki colored head that remains. A fair amount of stick left on the sides of the glass. Smell is nutty, smokey, and malty. Some sugary sweetness in the nose with a touch of earthy hops and grains. Very watered down flavor from start to finish. The smell really lead me to believe it would be more. Some roasted malts, grains, and caramel malt, but not much else. Aftertaste is semi-sweet and pretty clean with an interesting pepper like taste. Light body with a soft creamy feel to it and a strong carbonation. Not a terrible beer, just not one I would go out and buy again down the road. Glad to hear the brewery is overcoming the Katrina disaster.

Aug 12, 2008
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TheBigE5 from Georgia

2.43/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured from a bottle into a chalice. Half finger of head. Dark red amber coloring.

S - Smells of bready, biscuity malts with a little bit of hop notes.

T - Hard to put a finger on the taste. Malty, dark fruits, apricot, syrup, caramel, not much hop flavor.

M - Full bodied and smooth with a little zest in the throat from the carbonation.

O - I expected more black from this "blackened" lager. Tastes were hard to define. Seems like a beer stuck between styles.

Mar 23, 2012
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atrocity from Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Feb 22, 2016
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tapman from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Giant 3 finger head that is exactly the color tan. Medium brown body with violet and ruby hints with plenty of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is sticky, webby, and attractive.

Dark toast, medium toast, clean, mineral-like yeast strain, very soft and subtle hops. Similar to some Cali Commons I have had.

Similar to the aroma, but it loses much of the darker toast. Low bitterness and a slight fruitiness from the yeast. Really tastes like a Cali Common.

Crisp, though not sharp or biting.

As I twisted off the cap I had low expectations, but I am proud to say that this brew is all right. The taste is a little week compared to other Dunkels like Haufbrau and the like, but for the price of an average american six pack this one is pretty quaffable.

Dec 18, 2010
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JMC0054 from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Mar 18, 2014
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ajmoody76 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Mar 01, 2008
Blackened Voodoo from Faubourg Brewing Company
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