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 Sammy
2.81/5  rDev -17.4%
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 UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
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 StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a better than average black lager. pours actually much more brown than black, surprisingly see through for the style, with a medium sized off white head. the smell is chocolate malts and brown sugar, very sweet smell, without any hops unfortunately. 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. i wasnt at all in love with this, but its a tolerable brew.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
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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Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +2.9%
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 BEERchitect
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
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 biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
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 brentk56
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
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 emerge077
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
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 zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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 oberon
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
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 wethorseblanket
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Twelve ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper with a solid one-finger thick off-white head which fades to a nice cap and leaves semi-rings and splotches of lace.

N: Malty, stale grain, slightly tart citrusy lemons. Not impressed here.

T: Caramel and toffee malts, earthy, slightly metallic, bready, and a mild roast. Better.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry with a malty and caramel finish.

O: All malt dark lager is not my thing, but this was O.K. despite the smell.

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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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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, nuts, spice, lager yeast, nuts and some hops.

T: The taste is malty with a subdued sweetness containing flavors of caramel, nuts, spices and some chocolate. There’s a pretty good hops presence for the style that provides a nice balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a whole evening as it’s flavorful, wont’ knock you over and has some substance to it.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body with a frothy off-white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling, grainy aroma with light notes of pepper, caramel, and fruit.

Taste: Mild dark caramel flavor with a subdued caramel sweetness. Slight hint of burnt grains. White pepper, spicy hop flavor with a bitterness that remains light. Finishes dry and relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pleasant enough, sessionable beer with just enough flavor to hold your attention, but not nearly enough to make you think, "Gee, I sure could go for a Dixie Blackened Voodoo right about now!"

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-accented walnut brown. When bright sunlight is added, the beer becomes brilliant, blood-soaked crimson, perfect for a voodoo-themed lager. The head exudes quality as well. It's oatmeal ecru in color, firmly creamy in consistency and persistent. It also deposits a fair amount of lace. What more could one ask for? I don't recall other Dixie beer looking this good.

The nose is a step down, but only a small step. The focus is on soft, slightly sweet, toasted barley. There are no chocolate or cocoa-like aromas to be had; dark caramel and (especially) brown sugar are the stars of the show. It's a little lacking in the power department, but since this is anything but an in-your-face style, I'll let it slide.

Another step down on the palate. There just isn't enough flavor or body to get the job done. Munich dunkel lagers shouldn't necessarily be hearty, but I require more malty guts than this beer provides. It's still dark caramel-like. Since it isn't sweet in the least, I no longer get the brown sugar vibe. Neither is it bitter, although there is a mild nip on the brief finish.

An annoying metallic flavor doesn't fade with time and warming, nor does an overall lack of luster. The flavor profile is simply too dull and uninteresting for this to be anything other than average beer. The body/mouthfeel never ventures north of light (in keeping with the style). While ease of drinkability is fairly high, the desirability portion of drinkability is significantly lower.

After admiring the appearance and enjoying the nose, I had reasonably high hopes that Dixie Blackened Voodoo would be my favorite of the three Dixie beers that I've tried so far. I'll have to give the nod to Dixie Lager though. I love the name and the 'spooky bayou' label. The least the brewery can do is to give us a beer that is equal to its theme.

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Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I remember when this was considered exotic, about 14 years ago, here's one for old times sake, abv listed at 5%

Pours caramel/brown with 4+ fingers of tan head. Near zero lacing & head retention

S: Toasted malt,& a bit of caramel & some smokeyness as this warms

T: Some caramel & some metallic hops up front. Metallic hops grab you as this warms along with slight smokeyness. Finishes a bit metallic, grainy & a bit of toasty malt

MF: Thin with low carbonation

This alright, I remember it darker back in the day, but I could be mistaken. Some more malt guts & this wouldn't be bad. Otherwise I'd only recommend in a pinch, better yet find Sam Adams Black lager or hell even Shiners Bohemian Black

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Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of this at Market Cross Pub and Brewery in Carlisle, PA.
Decanted cool into my lager mug.
A - A nice two finger tan head crest the cherry juice shade of liquid. After a vigorous pour the head settles quickly leaving lace and collecting in a tight bead.

S - A hoppy twiggy scent is the first thing I noticed, nice creamy dark malt aromas follow w/ a slightly toasty biscuit smell.

M - A crisp snap of carbonation w/ a bit of roastiness in the feel that smooths out and becomes lightly creamy.

T - A lightly roasted flavor of malt that has a essence similar to a schwarzbier w/ smooth German maltiness and only a faint touch of spice from the woody hops. A gentle cocoa note w/ a bready dark grain flavor is more dominant as it warms w/ a lightly salty flavor. I can the Dunkel categorization since it never really touches the deep roasted malt territory.

D - A tasty American dark lager that is very drinkable w/ a standard 5%abv that makes it quaffable and just as appealing as the first time I tasted it about 11 years ago. A basic beer and a good example of the style, I enjoy Blackened Voodoo for its simplicity.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
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 stakem
3/5  rDev -11.8%
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 johnnnniee
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light, tightly bubbled white head displays moderate retention and lacing. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of chocolate and smoke. Little to no hop presence. Taste is mostly sweet dark sugars with maybe a hint of chocolate. Little to no hop flavor. Medium body and level of carbonation with a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. I remember trying this 15 years ago in Texas and hating it, basically my palette wasn't ready for this. Now that it is ready I'm basically bored by this mediocre brew, not much has changed.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours beautifully, but, dude…this smells like dirty socks. Flavor is decently roasted, but it just seems a bit odd to me. It tastes dirty as well, in a way. As it warms it seems to be a bit more even, though. Still though a bit too live and leafy. Feel is nice. Just overall it seems to lack balance. Decent, but not a mind blower. Might be interesting on cask.

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