Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager | Dixie Brewing Co.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo LagerDixie Blackened Voodoo Lager

Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of AnEscapedMind
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has the most unique taste I have tasted and it has a lovely smooth taste. The label is a great representation for the name of the beer and New Orleans.

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Photo of Kwak
4.95/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Head ; Nice Tan texture lumpy thick rich.
Body : Good dark brown almost mud like with a ruby tint.
Taste :Rich toasted malt and a bit of hops and caramel flavor.

One good beer nice aroma and color very drinkably!

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Photo of wiseguy115
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First had a VooDoo in the early to mid 90's, then could not find it anywhere, until happening upon it recently at my local distributor.

Brought home a 6 pack and BAM! Needless to say, I went back and bought a case. Great taste without much of an aftertaste. Nice dark color and pours great into a pint glass. The inviting aroma will make your mouth water before it hits your lips.

Try it, you'll like it!!!

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Photo of Lauthaha
4.79/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours bronze, with a peachiness to it as well. Light tan head leaves pretty heavy lacing as it recedes. Very nice, but doesn't look anything like a black beer to me.

Smell: Apricot tones accent the toasted rye-like malt character which is laced with a nice bitter hop aroma. VERY well balanced all around.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The hops bite gently before allowing the malt to layer the tongue in sweet, bready goodness. Fuzzy fruits mix with all other flavors to create a beautiful spiced beer. Even carbonation unfolds on the tongue, and the beer goes down mostly dry. Super tasty!

Overall: Great! Not entirely sure it should be a Schwarzbier (I'd call it a spiced beer) but hey, it's good.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.57/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison. My thoughts go out to the brewers and all the people of New Orleans.

Pours a dark black with ruby highlights and an off-white head. Nose is big and malty up front with some coffee and chocolate notes. Taste was surprisingly complex for a lager - grainy malts, bitter coffee grounds, sweet chocolate and dark fruity notes. All the flavors are subtle, but there's a nice balance of toasty/bready notes and bittersweet coffee/chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice and velvety smooth, with a rich body for a lager. Supremely drinkable, reminds me of a cross between an American porter and a schwarzbier. I really enjoyed this one, sad to think that it's probably the last time I'll ever have it.

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Photo of deejaydan
4.51/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appears deep deep black with ruby highlights. Very impressive head for this beer. Aroma is that of caramel. Taste is rich for a lager, some chocolate notes there as well. I really enjoy this beer. Perhaps it's due to the fact that I first found it off of Bourbon Street, after a few days of drinking American Adjunct Lager, and it was a welcome break. Very non-offensive. Very clean, and good. I'm glad it's finally distributed into Michigan.

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4.42/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Deep mahoganey, not much head or lace.

S. Very malty, a bready yeast. Hint of citrus.

T. Hints of malt, orange, cinnmon. Wood, not oak, can't put a finger on it.

M. Flat but pleasent mouth, light carbonation.

D. A little flat but plsent, with an anticipation of your next sip.

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Photo of lsrose
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was offered a sample of this beer that had extra from a Fat Tuesday special. Over the next couple weeks, I was back there a couple times and ordered too many!

Beer has strong toffee smells and tastes. It can be, and I have made it into a great session beer.

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Photo of sooty
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend introduced me to this beer, so I gave it a try. Served in a cold bottle, poured in a nice clean glass. Took me a few trys to gauge how aggressive the pours needed to be.
The smell and look was great off the bat.
Appearance- dark woody brown, not cloudy.
Smell- Fantastic, you can smell toffee, medium stout coco, coffee
Taste- smoothe, easy, taste like someone took a loaf of wheat bread and dipped it in chocolate, not extremely exciting, more warming and relaxing. perfect during the fall or winter times.
mouthfeel- even, balanced, not too heavy, but substantial enough to kick some flavors.
drinkability- fairly nice, good after taste. Its smoothe enough to just keep drinking while relaxing

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Photo of tgbljb
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

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Photo of JDK
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

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Photo of Offa
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great dark lager, very approachable and easy to drink, yet with a lot of character, too.
Deep red brown, it has a medium small pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, a little lace.
Aroma is slightly caramelly dark toasty grain, whole wheat bread, hint of coffee and grass with a definite basic lager element underneath it all.
Taste is nice toasty-woody grain, rich toffee elements, bread crust sweetness, woody-herbal (almost minty) zesty bitterness in finish. It is complex, lively, engaging. Some elements are hard to pin down.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This pours with a nice, well retaining, dense foamy layer over the brew....the head doesn't waver over time very much...nothing huge to begin with and nothing really lost either. The color of the brew is a reasonably clear milk chocolate brown, with tinges of red and/or orange. There appears to be good lacing in this one, with nice sized, inter-connecting clumps of foam clinging to the glass. There also looks to be lots of small carbonation bubbles lumbering to the top of the brew.

S- This has a nice rich malty aroma overall. Broken down, there is hints of chocolate, and a prominent yeasty bread smell, which is quite enticing! There is some assorted dark fruits noted as well, but nothing major as well as nothing in particular. There is no hop presence either in my opinion.

T- This is a flavorful lager I have to say, with lots of deep tasting character on the palate. Again, the dark malt sweetness is upfront, bringing with it a milk chocolate flavor as well that is quite delicious! There is also hints of the aforementioned bread/yeast quality to give it a certain goodness. Hops are noticed on the finish but are muted at best.

M- Medium bodied and with a creamy, smooth feel on the palate. The carbonation is really fine and light, allowing me to get a good grasp of all the rich flavors.

O- This is a very good beer! Light enough as to not be too cloying, yet with lots of flavor and well balanced at that! The alcohol is hidden well and this makes a good brew on it's own or with food. I highly recommend this one, and say this is another great job by the Dixie Brewing Co.

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Photo of jaz58
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow..What a lager. Ever interesting to have.

In the glass the colour is ruby red with a thin white head.

The nose is sweet with carmel and dried cherry.

Taste was quite interesting, sweet with a slight tangy sour finihs. Really pleasing. Flavours of toffee and yeasty bread with cherry prune hints.

Nice round warm mouthfeel. A good brew.

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Photo of ClydeBarrow
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This thing smells a lot stouter'n it looks. It's got that Guinnes-esque stout scent to it, but it looks lighter than the "blackened voodoo" title implies. It's not near as thick as the scent or the name leads one to believe, which adds points for drinkability. I could definitely have a few of these. It's surprisingly smooth, an excellent darker beer that won't give you that 5-pounds-of-cake bloated feeling. Excellent beer.

Another fine product of Dixieland.

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Photo of nukem5
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opening the bottle and pours...very black in colour but not quite stoutish...nice layer of foamy creamy head lacing around edges.

S: Nice aroma of licorish and malts smell very muich like a stout almost Guiness like.

T: Very rich and malty tasting ... flavors abound, coffee , roasty a bit worty with carbonation of coarse , hints of nutty.

M: Nice carbonation, medium body, slighly warming after taste.

D: Very, Very drinkable a nice brew which even though ABV is 5% still a bit high for a session for me but could enjoy it many times over. Would be really great on cold winter night, sitting around the fire in the fall.

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Photo of buyaa
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this New Orleans brew mostly becuase it was on sale, but very glad I did.

A: Dark amber lager color

S: Nice smell of roasted malts/ mild coffee smell, a small bit of a yeast or citrus note

T/M: Definatly has some malt in it but not as roastedness as either the name or smell would suggest. Has a bit of a watery middle and mouthfeel does suffer sum as a result of its lower than average carbonation. Has a very nice citrus/acidic end. Except for the watery middle this tastes and feels like a very high quality brew. It does lack some of the yeasty breadyness of the dunkel catagory. I think it should be more of a dark rich lager. Very good no matter the catagory its in

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Photo of mdwalsh
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours like Cola, looks like Cola. Big tan head, dark brown caramel body with plenty of active carb and lacing. Head is super creamy. Very nice looking.

S: WHOA. Malty, particularly...well, unmalted grain. But not too roasted. Lots of caramel malts in there I think. Very simply and nice, sort of warming, could bring over some non-beer drinkers I think.

T: I want to say coffee cola, but that makes it sound terrible and it's not. I get some roast, some sweet and even a bit of vanilla, but it's also thin. A taste I've gotten in my homebrews that I attribute to either bad water or older malt. Sort of caramelly though and sweet, perhaps a little underattenuated? But good, I like it. Could be cleaner though.

M: Sort of light and thin, again, something I find often in my homebrew...hmm.

D: Very drinkable, great balance of full flavor and light body.

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Photo of Amalak
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- It's a very dark lager. Very deep red with a tan, bubbly head and good lacing. Some bubbles that go away quickly.
S- Very thick, heavy malt scent.
T- Very smokey with a licorice taste to it, but it very carbonated rather than smooth, as most smokey beers that I've had have been accustomed to. Has a nice little bite to it.

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Photo of jimchuck69
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wanted to revisit this one (Remember BEERS OF THE WORLD?) Kinda reminds me of Newcastle. I like the constant bubbly. Right on the edge of being too much but doesn't cross it ( you can keep all that Belgian or IPA swill). Me likes.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice little "secret" down south. This beer is dark like a porter and tastes a little like a porter, but it's a lager. It has a good little head to it that lasts for a little while. The taste is thick and rich of malty chocolate. Has a little bite in the beginning, but goes down easy and smooth. You have got to try it! Long live Dixie... brewing company!

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Enchanting, dark red-copper color with a great transparency. Head is decent and leaves some short-lasting splotches on the glass.

S- Wet grain, lager smells, roasted coffee aroma and a slight sweetness

T- The flavor is really well developed and gives a wide spectrum of malt flavors ranging from simple and sugary to complex roasted and nutty flavors. Some hop and roasted bitterness.

M- Crisp and light with a smooth carbonation

D- Really exceeded expectations with enough complexity to enjoy

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Photo of yesyouam
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blackened Voodoo is a crystal clear, deep reddish brown lager with a dense tan head that has nice retention and lacing. It has a clean, fresh malt aroma with roasty chocolate notes. It is medium-light bodied and smooth; pretty creamy with a dry finish. It's a simple, well balanced flavor with notes of burnt sugar and spice. This is an awesome session beer.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber color, looks almost brown, but glows red in the light. Very clear, medium tan head with decent retention. Aroma is quite nice- it's a malty mix of buttered toffee, chocolate, tangy dark fruit, and a touch of cinnamon. I'd compare it to a dark Belgian but with a different yeast character.

I taste a lot of fruit, it's semi tart with a plum and cherry quality. The caramel sweetness of the malt tries to come though also, but loses out a bit to the tart fruit. The flavor fades somewhat towards the finish, and is lightly drying. Light to medium bodied, the carbonation is fairly sharp, but kept in check.

This is one of the beers I got started with when first trying microbrews in college. I remember the Old Chicago in Coralville, IA used to have it on the menu. I haven't drank one in several years, and I was under the assumption that I wouldn't think much of it anymore. However, it suprised me. I think the malty complexity is pretty good for a 5% ABV lager. Try it with an open mind...

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Photo of Dubblebock
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dixie's Blackened Voodoo Lager is easily one of my favorite brews. It sports one of the all-time best labels in the business, and it never fails to conjure up a conversation every time that I introduce it to someone new. I make it a regular point to pick up a six-pack or two whenever I see it. It's fun to drink and fun to take to family gatherings or barbecues.

It looks good when poured. Dark, but not overwhelmingly so. Creates a nice head that sticks around for a minute or two, then fades away to leave thin lacing around the glass.

Smell won't knock you over, but you do get a crisp maltiness out of the nose.

The taste is surprisingly smooth and clean. It reminds me of Shiner Bock in a way. Malts dominate the taste, the hops are there, but subdued. Fairly well carbonated, it sticks to the ribs. Good mouthfeel and slightly dry finish will leave you wanting another. This is an extremely drinkable beer.

Blackened Voodoo is a Dixie Brewing product. They are a regional Louisiana brewery. BV is by far their most interesting product. This is a great beer to try with some Cajun dishes or with a good plate of spare ribs.

Who do the Voodoo? I do! And maybe you should, too!

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