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 BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 4/25/14. Been about 20 years since I had one of these. Single bottle was bought for $1.79 and chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and pored into a vintage 'Schlitz' 10 ounce hour-glass pilsner glass. Love the cool label.

Pours a pretty cinnamon amber in color in color with a small off-white head. Some spotty lacing is seen which each sip. The aroma is very nice with roasted malts, caramel and toffee with brown sugar sweetness. The taste is actually pretty smooth with the above flavors mixing well together then followed by the brown sugar sweetness finish. Perfect carbonation. This is a different brew but tasty and has no harsh or bitter aftertaste. Really liked this one.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: The body is a cinnamon amber color. A light cream colored head recedes to a wisp with little or no lacing.

Aroma: Nutty, caramelly sweet, malts and toasted grains, toffee.

Taste: Cloyingly sweet with nutty toffee, caramel, and malts.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy, medium bodied.

Overall: This was really good, but it's downfall may be it's massive sweetness. Great flavor though.

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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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Photo of ssteakley
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The waiter at Hwy 99 Blues Club suggested this one to me, drank straight out of the bottle so was not able to see the color. Boy was I surprised when I got home and found out it was from Louisiana. Ales are my Norm but I enjoyed this interesting Voodoo. Perhaps it was the setting of the Blues Club but I enjoyed this Brew and will look for it again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a bottle of Dixie Brewing Company's Blackened Voodoo Lager last month for $1.75 at Boyne Country Provisions. I've never heard of this brewery before and I didn't know it was available in Michigan, but I thought I would take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label isn't that great looking, it's just got a cheesy look to it. It poured a fairly clean and a somewhat lighter brown color that took on a ruby and crimson hue when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of off white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and left some spotty lacing behind. This is a decent looking Schwarzbier, but I thought the color was a pretty light for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of malts that impart a toasted, grainy, sweet malt and brown bread like aroma with some caramel and toffee aromas seeming to stick out the most. Up next came a somewhat lighter dark fruit aroma. I wasn't big a fan of the aroma, it wasn't bad, but it didn't fit into the style well.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a pretty high amount of medium sweetness that bordered on being highly sweet and it's followed by loads of malts that imparts all the aspects that I got in the aroma with caramel and toffee still sticking out the most and there's also just a slight roasty flavor, but it's barely noticeable. Up next come a light dark fruit flavor with a slightly higher amount of low bitterness with a malty, caramel, and toffee like aftertaste. The taste was a little disappointing, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't that true to style.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, on the slightly lighter side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation that was slightly prickly. The mouthfeel was decent, but it was slightly over carbonated.

Overall I wasn't a big fan of this beer and I didn't think it was a good example of the style, it wasn't a bad beer, but it wasn't what I expected from the style and to me it tasted more like a brown ale or a bock, I think it missed the mark for the style. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, it was smooth and not too filling, but the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention and I think one would be enough for me, I have no urge to drink another one in a row. What I liked the most about this beer was the mouthfeel and appearance, they weren't the greatest but they still wound up being the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was how off it was for the style, this beer doesn't even compare to the last two Schwarzbier's I had and I don't think I would guess the correct style if I tried it blindly. I wouldn't buy this beer again and I wouldn't recommend it as a good Schwarzbier since I don't feel like it does a good job representing the style. All in all I wasn't impressed with this beer and it didn't make for a good first impression for Dixie Brewing company, it was pretty a forgettable especially for the style. Better luck next time guys, this beer need some major work. Of the the three Schwarzbier's I've tried this week this one was the worst and it wasn't even close.

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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 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 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 brewtus
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured 12oz into dogfish chalice
A- pours root beer brown with a half finger off white head
S- tons of amaretto, bready, some malt, some carrot
T/M- pretty think, again some amaretto, sweet candy, dried dark fruits, slightly bitter.
O- pretty easy drinking, unique flavor, worth a try. Better than drinking natty

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Schwarzbier from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, poured a clear brownish color, produced an average white head, left some lacing on the glass. Decent retention. The aroma of the ale contains malted grain, carmel and pepper. Medium bodied, the foundation of the brew contained, malted grain, carmel and herbal hops. Overall, average example of the style.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Auburn colored, clear, head was minimal and lacing is so-so. Not what I'd expect from the style.

Aroma is pretty much caramel malts. Flavor follows. There's not much besides sweetness and caramel, perhaps a bit of nuts.

It's like DFH raison d'etre got watered down and turned into a lager. Sicky-sweet and overly caramel.

I'm not real fond of this one.

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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 BurgeoningBrewhead
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz (twistoff?) bottle into a pilsener glass. A darker red-orange; considerably lighter than other schwarzbiers I've seen, with a fluffy off-white head that dissipated over time leaving some slimy lacing. Smell is toasted malts, almost cracker-like. I'm no food scientist, but I'd guess that's a lot of the Maillard reaction I'm smelling. Taste followed the nose; sweet and toasted malts, rounding off with that smooth, crisp finish of a schwarzbier. Overall I was apprehensive at how different it looked for its style, but it satisfied just fine.

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Photo of mschind
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- 12 oz bottle, no date. Poured into a pint glass producing a foamy off white head that held a nice dome for a few minutes. Thin lacing on the glass.

S- Pleasant malty carmel sweetness. No discernible hops.

T- Dark malt up front and throughout the middle with just a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M- Smooth with a bit more body than I expected. Tight carbonation gives it a slightly creamy character. Very nice.

O- First of this style that I have tried and I would try it again. Hard to distinguish from a Maerzen.

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Photo of secondtooth
2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clean ruby/brown appearance, with a rich head of off-white foam. Definite lace, but seems spotty and erratic.

Nose is like other Minhas brews -- adjunct and sweetly malty.

Taste is weak and watery, like the regular Dixie Beer, but with a definite roasty malt tone.

I have to wonder if Dixie's beers were better once upon a time, as this one is really disappointing.

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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 Mojo
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours up a deep reddish-brown color with a one finger taupe head and some residual lacing. The smell is mainly roasted nuts and apples. Mouthfeel is okay, but nothing spectacular. Taste is very sweet and malty and the front end. The finish though, just doesn't overcome the malt. I'd like this one to be a little better balanced. Not too bad overall, just didn't expect it to be as sweet as it is.

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Photo of Megahertz
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice.

A - Deep reddish brown and crystal clear. Good off white head.

S - Slight caramel, very faint.

T - Malty sweet with slight caramel, without any roasted notes. Herbal, german-type hop flavors detected as the beer warms. Clean.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation.

O - An excellent dark american-style lager. Easy to approach and good for most any occasion. Proof that "dark" is not a flavor.

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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 Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep amber brown color with a two finger off white head. The head has a nice level of retention, but eventually fades to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt. Mixed with this are notes of a caramel sweetness as well as some molasses and notes of a more earthy hop smell.

Taste – A sweet taste of a brown sugar and caramel taste greet the tongue. A moderate roasted malt taste complements the sweet tastes well, and creates a base for the beer throughout the taste. More in the middle a lighter earthy flavor comes to the tongue. While light, it creates a much more balanced flavor overall. In the end the sweetness intensifies a bit. While the sweetness is mainly brown sugar in nature some flavors of a lighter fruit also grow in. At the end, a sweeter but pleasant roasted and lightly earthy flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is just below to average in intensity. The moderate body is good for both the sweet and roasty flavors with the carbonation level making it quite easy drinking. It is very nice for the style and flavors.

Overall – Good tasting and very easy drinking. This makes for one tasty session beer.

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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 Jesse13713
1.77/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a single for 1.70 awhile back. Must admit I've been nervous to try this. Something about its appearance is off-putting.

Appearance - A very watery, mucky muck, bog appearance. Transparent brown with a thin mossy film over the top. A very bland and light consistency.

Smell - Smells a bit fruity. Heavy malt. Well, alright.

Taste - A very light and boring tasting beer. There is absolutely no body to this beer at all. It isn't terrible, but is surely isn't good. It is tasteless save for the bit of malty swill.

Mouthfeel - What mouthfeel? It tastes like water whether I swish it around in my mouth or leave it sitting behind and on my tongue.

Overall - This beer wasn't bad tasting like I expected. The problem is that it tasted like nothing at all. I feel like I am drinking uncarbonated flavored water.

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Photo of barczar
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber, lighter than expected, with a solid 2 finger khaki head that lingers, leaving light lacing as it dissipates.

Sweet caramel malt and brown sugar dominate the aroma initially, with a hint of cola and a slight nuttiness adding complexity. Lightly toasted bread is evident.

Flavor is decidedly sweet for the style, with toffee and caramel comprising most of the profile. There's a significant toasted malt presence leading to a hint of bitterness at the finish. It becomes almost cola-like, with fruity esters creeping in.

Body is slightly light, with moderate carbonation and a bit of slickness. Some astringency surfaces at the finish.

Overall, a lot sweeter than anticipated. It lacks the typically dominant dark malt character of most schwarzbier examples. Possibly a bit of diacetyl is present. Not a bad brew, but not to style.

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Photo of acevenom
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I haven't had this beer since before Katrina. I liked it quite a bit back then, but let's see if I still enjoy it now. I already miss the old bottle cap design.

Poured into a pint glass. The beer is clear dark caramel brown with a tall, biege head. There are a few bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass and the head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and bready yeast. It smells slightly sweet, but also clean. There's a malty sweetness to this beer that is typical for Dixie. It's malty with some flavors of chocolate and the yeast. There are some bitter hops in the finish, but the flavor is rather mild. The aftertaste is mildly astringent. This is a light to medium bodied beer and the carbonation is fairly mild. The drinkability is very good. Overall, this is a very good beer. This is one of the first craft beers I ever tried and it helped get me started down the road towards better beer. Even though the old brewery is no longer in operation in New Orleans, I still raise my glass to Dixie.

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Photo of soju6
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep amber color with a big head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Mild aroma of malt sweetness, with grain and trace of spice.

T: Taste of malt sweetness, some grain with a bit of citrus. Has a bitterness that seems to linger.

F: Fairly light body, sort of gritty odd texture.

Decent beer, thought it would have some interesting character. This seemed to come up short.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
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