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Blackened Voodoo Lager | Dixie Brewing Co.

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Blackened Voodoo LagerBlackened Voodoo Lager

Brewed by:
Dixie Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

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Photo of whiskyecho
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RAFH
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of teromous
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of HellsRanger
3.54/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of DaneBramage
3.09/5  rDev -8.3%
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

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Photo of todaytastelikethis
4.02/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.21/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brocktune
2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Seamus55
4.61/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of braican
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Cheesyd64
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickyDee21
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 823 ratings
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