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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Ratings: 834 |  Reviews: 410
Photo of Sammy
2.81/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks crwills. It was past due, the brewery is shut down owing to recovery. Some oily additive to a weak lager, walnut extract? Thought it was a shwartzbier. Some roast, cheap booze aroma, carmel, lighter mouthfeel, but quaffable. Won't be sampling the rest of the brewery line.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a somewhat better than average black lager. it pours actually much more brown than black, surprisingly see through for the style, highly refined, with a medium sized off white head with decent retention. the smell here is chocolate malts and brown sugar, very sweet smell, without any hops unfortunately, and with less of the roasted barley than i look for in the style usually. the flavor is a little sweet, but mostly just the dark complexion of well roasted malts and semisweet chocolate. there is a soda like carbonation and a very creamy feel, which do a lot for this beer i think. it takes some of the sweetness down, and lets the flavors of the malt expand a bit. there seems to be something missing though in this beer, and for me it was hops. even just a bit to bitter up the finish would have been a great addition, but it was not to be. i wasnt at all in love with this, a little chocolatey and sweet for the style i think, more roast could help it a lot with some balance in the finish, but its a tolerable brew.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt and some slight caramel notes. Taste is mainly of roasted malt with a caramel sweetness on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty decent beer flavor wise but I think the smell is better.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours out at a dark brown similar to a cola color. The head is a tan color that fades quickly. The smell of the beer is roasted with some grassy lager aromas lingering in the background. The taste reminds me or a Beck's Dark a little bit, it's bitter in the aftertaste but kind of sweet upfront with a toasted caramel flavor. The mouthfeel isn't heavy, it's actually on the lighter side. Overall it's an interesting brew but not something I'd buy a case of.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that died down but left a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing in the center.
S: There are moderate aromas of roasted/toasted caramel malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has also some hints of malty sweetness and hop bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is easy to drink, although I'm not sure if I would have more than one of these in a night because the taste lacks complexity.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A brewery in New Orleans? Who'da thunk it. Anywho, bought a sixer of this for $8.49.

Pours a nice mahogany color with a tiny little head to it and minimal lacing. Smell is very European-like.. almost a Beck's Dark sort of smell to it. Taste is very nutty and bready, again the German-ness of the beer really shines through. Beer is a tad bit watery in the mouth, but has a decent amount of flavor and is easy enough to drink. Nothing great, but pretty good.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. It appears that a greater calamity has befallen this brand than having a hurricane destroy the bricks and mortar of the brewery - while it is being rebuilt, they are contracting the brewing out to the Joseph Huber company, AKA Minhas.

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with one finger of thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a low coral reef ring of lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of sweet, nutty, bready malt, a bit of musty caramel, dead leafy hops, and that trademark melted plastic adjunct 'essence' that must permeate the walls at the Minhas Craft Brewery in Wisconsin. The taste is more sweet, lightly toasted stale nutty malt, dusty Going out of Business caramel candies, herbal, somewhat wan fruity hops, and, well, a lingering dose of that same ol' house flavour.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, putting up little of note, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery, and mostly smooth. It finishes sweet, the roasted malt rather blurred out, as the herbal, dry leaf, and petrochemical graininess rise up like that annoying party guest you worked so hard to forget about.

There's enough here to recommend this an adequate training bra for novice schwarzbier drinkers, but for those with the practiced Minhas 'flavour' hunting senses, the alarms are more subtle here than usual, but they're still going off. We have the MCBSW Sales Company to thank for bringing this north of the border, closer to the corporate headquarters that has likely marred an otherwise traditionally enjoyable American standard.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.48/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Basically an ordinary American micro solution to an ordinary German Beer. I usually like the finess and quality of German Lagers but the Munich Dunkels usually don't contain the maltiness and robustness to significantly stand out. Blackened Voodoo is even less so. Weak, thin appearance with a dainty white head that falls quickly. Overcarbonated and everso sligh malty sweet scent. No hops in the nose and less toasty or caramel aromas than desired. Taste is too subtle to be appreciated. Thin and watery to the palate. Hopped only to offset sweetness. Minor sweetness remains for only seconds into the aftertaste. In my opinion, a sub-par beer for the flavors and consistency that I like in a German Dunkel, but an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at Ron's Cajun Connection in Utica, IL.

Reddish brown body, thin cap of off-white foam. Some slow carbonation is visible. Faintly sweet and caramel-tinged malt aroma. Taste is more caramel, brown sugar, buttery diacetyl, faintly herbal. Sort of playing it safe in the flavor deparment. Mild carbonation, lighter feel, dry and lightly sweet finish. Easy enough to have one to pair with cajun cuisine, but I didn't really feel the need for another.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark brown color with a small, short-lived head that left no lace.

S - It smelled very smoky - almost like roasted chipolte.

T - It didn't taste nearly as smoky as it smelled, but it was present. Otherwise, it had a nice sweet malt flavor.

M - It was soft and smooth but a little thin. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was interesting. Not like a traditional Dunkel Lager, but still drinkable.

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Photo of brentk56
3.16/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a fair enough head at the outset; the head fades quickly, however, though it does leave a few streaks of lace

Smell: Brown sugar and treacle with undertones of grain; slightly vegetal

Taste: Opens with a sugar solution character that adds a grainy aspect by mid-palate; a surprising coffee flavor develops just before the swallow and adds a balancing effect to the finish; just a hint of lager twang in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very approachable, if you don't mind the sweetness; a Schwarzbier??? - I don't think so

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Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some burnt orange + garnet red highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and roasted malts with a light amount of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted malts with a slightly lesser flavor of toasted malts, all of which has a light amount of malty sweetness (toffee and light fruits). There is a light amount of earthy hops towards the finish which imparts a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery once it warms up.

O: Not as complex or as good as some of the other schwarzbiers that I have tried in the past. Easy enough to drink and the alcohol is well hidden but I would not have more than one of these.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is some pretty good stuff. Appearance is almost pitch black, head is medium height and tan. Nose is very malty, with a smell that reminds me of molasses. Taste is all malt, with a strong molasses taste. Taste was slightly cloying the first time I tried Blackened Voodoo, but tonight it seems fine. Maltheads should really enjoy this beer. I found this to be a very good brew, but not something I would go crazy over.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brownish in color with brilliant ruby highlights and a creamy tan head that drops quickly but leaves a very good lace. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy (quite floral) with some light, toasty maltiness beneath. The body is medium, and the carbonation level is moderate. The mouthfeel is lightly zesty. The flavor is fairly rich with some limited dark fruitiness and a toasty, and gently caramel maltiness; however, the hop flavor is much more limited than the aroma suggests. It finishes quick and dry. Towards the end of the glass it develops a slight bittersweet chocolate quality. An interesting beer that is well worth trying. IMHO, Dixie's best beer. It would also make a great crossover beer at summer BBQ's or holiday get togethers!

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Photo of smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looked very much like a porter,mine did have some head to it but faded quickly.Had some chocolatyaromas and flavors to it,was pretty thin compared to what I thought it to be.Very easy to drink for the color,can drink many of these without filling up.

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Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 834 ratings