Blackened Voodoo Lager
Dixie Brewing Co.

Blackened Voodoo LagerBlackened Voodoo Lager
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European Dark Lager
Ranked #89
Ranked #46,224
3.4 | pDev: 15.88%
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
Blackened Voodoo LagerBlackened Voodoo Lager
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Reviews by output01x:
Photo of output01x
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

A 1-finger bubbly head quickly fades away leaving a near black, slightly reddish body that resembles Pepsi. Almost no lacing can be noticed.

Toasted raisins are the first scent that hits me. A caramel sweetness is also noticed.

Sweet malt up front followed by a watery coffee flavor. Somewhat off-putting at first, but it becomes more likeable with time.

A very light mouthfeel from the high carbonation is very apparent. It is almost like drinking a soda.

This is definitely a beer one could enjoy in multiples (if one were so inclined).

Personally I found the combination of smell and flavor to be the real killers here. I'm sure this beer has fans, but I am not one and I can't believe the average beer enthusiast would be one either. Overall, it strikes me as a session beer when it doesn't need to be.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
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.

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Photo of Gumbo2go
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.

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Photo of GMB
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Photo of Kegatron
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.

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

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of Cyberkedi
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BeerTruth
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.

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Photo of TheBigE5
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.

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

Photo of tapman
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.

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Photo of TheBrewo
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 849 ratings