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 ybnorml
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown beer. Even dark brown than a porter I just had. I don't think I should have read an earlier review. There is definitely something unpleasant in the smell. The auto suggestion ( from the other review ) of vomit was impossible for me to get by. There might be something else there but I could not get to it. The first mouthful was awful It tasted of week old dish water. Insueing tastes brought forward more of the sweet and roasted malt flavors that I remembered from years past. But either my tastes have changed, which is highly likely, or this is a pale version of the beer I once loved. I think their water filtering and softening set up has gone bye bye. I drank half a bottle while doing this review and threw the rest out.

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Photo of coasterfreak75
2.59/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The pour was dark copper/brown with a half inch beige head that quickly dissapated and left a light lace on top of the beer that held on throughout the drink

The smell a light malt with a skunky overtone.

The drink started with a watery tone that continued through the middle. It finished with a light hop bite but it left no after taste.

It carried great refreshment and drinkablility but I was just expecting more body. Maybe I got an old or bad bottle. I'll have to try this one again and see if the next bottle is the same way.

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Photo of DaveGood
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a very dark brown with an average tan head that left a nice lacing along the glass. The smell was full of a dark chocolate malt aroma, as well as some dark fruits. This is a medium bodied beer and the taste was fairly well dominated by the roasted malts although there were some earthy hops to give it some balance. There was a distinctively chocolate aftertaste, although it was not overwhelming. The mouthfeel was fairly creamy and it drinks down quite easily. My biggest complaint about this beer is that, on the whole, the flavors are good but they lack the strength that I was expecting from this beer.

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Photo of maek228
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Immediatly noticable is that this beer pours damn near black and is a lager.

Appearance- Excellent look to it. Black, with a tan head. Dark tan though. From a distance, black with a slight blood red hue. Especially excellent due it's uniqueness. The appearance of this one is special because I imagine not many lagers have a color like this. Not very carbonated, and minimal head retention, which in the base of this beer, takes away nothing.

Smell- Hints of toffee, dark chocolate, possibly some roasted nuts.

Taste- Let's see...I'm getting a malty flavor that gives up dark chocolate, toffee, and hazlenut coffee flavor accents. A different kind of lager taste, but still definitly a lager. The beer has a for real hop kick at the end of it, rather bitter. leaves your mouth feeling dry. I can see how some people would feel that the strong hop finale (and dry mouth that follows) of this beer doesn't suit the intitial taste. That being said, im a hop lover, so...cheers.

Mouthfeel- Feels good in the mouth, full and mildly robust....like a lager should be.

Drinkability- If you don't mind the hops, this one is downable for sure. Not much wrong with this one and it leaves little to be desired.

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Photo of hollicetales
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

got this at coops and a few other local bars in new orleans... poured a nice dark almost ruddy ruby color slightly sweet nose with hint of malt...not much of a head...had a really week mouth feel very watery and thin...but the taste wasn't bad...slight bite...not too sweet...notes of chicory and coffee...it's drinkable...i'd chug a few of these in new orleans with gator bites again...but it's nothing i'd crave...still when the options are the normal tap options...i'd definitely opt for this over coors light or bud when i'm nawlins

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Photo of Southernbrew
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small 1 finger head, dissapates quickly. Dark brown color, reddish-brown up to light. Strong malt scent, fairly sweet. Mouthfeel is almost watery, somewhat surprising. Definite coffe notes, almost acidic taste. Slight bitter coffee aftertaste. I would drink again but this isn't anything specia.

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Photo of Zorro
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown beer with red color when viewed through a light bulb.

Smell is sweet and fruity with a tea smell from the hops.

Taste is slightly sweet; it has a mild tea taste to it. A subdued flavor of banana and raisins is present, but it is really subdued. There is also a chocolate taste present. A tasty brew, a tamed dunkel for those who wouldn't like the real thing.

Mouthfeel is light, seems maybe a little under-carbonated.

Drinkable. Those who know what a Dunkel is will not be satisfied, but it's not a bad beer.

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Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
2.2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This poured a dark red color with very little head. It looked like a cherry coke! There is a malty taste at first but I was left with a flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on. My mouth became very very dry. I felt as though I needed another beer just to moisten up my mouth. This may have convinced me not to try anything else from Dixie Brewing. I have yet to see anything that constitutes real beer from them!

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Photo of kbub6f
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small, grayish-tan head. Fast death. Black liquid is brown/red before a light. Smell is malty, tangy toffee. There's plenty of dark toffee in the front, but it thins in the middle: a sourish, watery maltiness. Some bitter chocolate in the light finish. Not bad. A light black.

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

This brewery got a bad rep from having the worst ranked beer, which I remembered at the time of consumption. This one was a surprise, though. It did have a deeper taste that was quite intriguing. Chocolate and coffee flavors, medium body. I'd have this stuff again, probably.

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Photo of Boto
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a dark mahogany color. There was a small tan head. Very minimal lacing. There is a decent malt sweetness to the nose. Fairly sweet taste. A hint of roastiness to it also. A good compliment to many of the New Orleans sytle dishes. A good beer.

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Photo of dpend
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep mahogany and created a minimal light caramel colored head that stayed a few minutes.Lacing was nice and lined the glass to the bottom. Aroma was of nice malty notes and a strange sweetness almost like toffee. Taste was smooth with malts leading the way and staying throughout. Unfortunately, a metallic taste arose at the end, but faded as the beer warmed. Carbonation etched the throat a bit as it went down. Could be a good session brew, but drink them slowly or you'll fill up.

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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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Photo of RockyTopHeel
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy but modest mocha-brown head atop a very dark brown brew with deep red hues. Slightly heavy aftertaste has overtones of dry chocolate, and leaves your mouth thinly coated. Taste has a mix of flavors like bitter chocolate and smoke, all of them dark but none of them really standing out.

I thought the Voodoo was really good, but maybe not quite worth the high price.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - very dark brown, but some deep ruby tones come through against light. Apropos for this beer, a little spooky blood red to go with that eerie label. Not much head, but it manages a thin covering and a pretty thick crown.

Aroma is of sweet malts, a light aroma of roasted coffee beans, and I swear I'm picking up a scent of melted butter. Strange, but that's the spell I'm currently under.

Taste - roasty malt and lots of carbonation. Further development of roastiness on the swallow. Some bitterness towards the end, grapefruit-like and sour. Sweetness hangs in there throughout, the most dunkel-like characteristic of the flavor.

Mouthfeel is solidly smooth. Sweet but not that syrupy. Very bubbly, burp-inducing. Leaves a heavy feeling afterwards, maybe a bit much for the style.

Drinkability - A little much for heavy quaffing, but tasty enough to down 2 or 3.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm...I've had this beer before and I remember a little more roasted malt character and I forgot how thin it seems for the style. Starts out with a fairly neutral aroma with some chocolate and roasted malt aroma. These aromas are also the predominant flavors found in this beer. Hops are in check and the beer if fairly dry. A bit acidic and thin for the style. Nice appearance, but more of scharzbier/black lager, than a dunkel. The bottle I had was mostly near black with a bit of ruby color at bottom of the glass. I still like this beer, as I seem to recall having better bottles of it, but perhaps I'm just infatuated with the spooky label.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: One of the handful of 12 ounce Dixie beers that I spied, and picked up from my local store. I decided to give them a whirl for the sake of my inquisitiveness. After the Dixie, the big thing that is immediately noticeable about the Blackened Voodoo Lager is the label – it conjures up images of dark murky swamps and ill-doings down in the big L.

Appearance: Deep chestnut brown with a lovely thick tan brown head that leaves a great looking lace when quaffed.

Nose: Molasses and sweet caramel mixed with Devon toffee aromas. Some roasted malts give this a very rich feel.

Taste: Chewy caramel entrance mixed with a toffee-ness that entices and dominates the middle. But this is far from ‘thick’ and it does not overpower at all. Lovely roasted malts, with a hint of burnt bread, linger in the ending. A very pleasant, solid dark Lager.

Mouthfeel: Chewy at times; rich, smooth and dark, that leaves a lovely coating in the mouth.

Drinkability: Even on a warm night, this is a very drinkable beer, and one that slips down easily, the lack of a solid mouthfeel aids this aspect of the beer I feel.

Overall: Much better than the Dixie-Dixie that I just tried, in fact this was a very pleasant offering and I rather enjoyed this dark Lager. I just wish they would filter out those shrunken heads and chickens feet before bottling.

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Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very dark amber color, small beige foamy head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Roasted malts, slightly sweet. Slight hoppyness. Lighter bodied, full flavored beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean. Smooth taste. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. The head stay a few and give way to a sticky lace. The aroma is sweet roasted malt with a slight hint of caramel. The taste started on the roasted malt side and hints of the caramel giving it a semi-sweet flavor that had a very slight bitter aftertaste. With a nice mouth feel and a medium body, this beer is very easy to drink. Enjoy!

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a tannish-colored head that leaves a patchy lacing on the glass. Aromas consist of some dark chocolate, nuts, and dark fruit. Flavor was rather strange, with a smoky, chocolaty, almost....spoiled fruit-type flavor. There is a solid hop backbone to this beer and the bittering flavor at the end lends testament to this. Mouthfeel was above average, with a high-medium body and smoothness. I was surprised at how quickly I drank this one. I'm still not sure what I think about this beer. I was intrigued by it due to fellow BA PhantomVoDoo (note the intentional mis-spelling of the name...), but I'll need to wait for a few weeks and try this again and see if my opinion has changed.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Devilishly dark, clear, pour with ruby highlights. Average tan head and good lacing. Smell is sweet but rather dull. Taste is better--a bit crisp at the start, giving way to sweet malts and molasses early on. From that point, the taste fades in intensity more than it changes in character. Mouthfeel is not nearly as syrupy as one might fear, and this is reasonably drinkable as well. Pleasant but less than bold.

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Photo of frank4sail
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Musty malt smell with a hint of roast malt. Not a lasting head at all. Just a slight off white lace is let after the initial pour. Dark brown opeque look. Weaker slightly watery sweetish taste. There is also just the slightest bitterness to the finish on the back of the tongue. This bitterness resembles bitter plum. Light mouth. Was ok but not really impressive to my mouth.
Cheers to budgood for the sample!

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Photo of Winter
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with amber hues. Head is light brown with chunky lacing. The aroma consists of hops, chocolate malt, dark fruit (raisins & dates) and there's a feint hint of molasses. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied. Taste is rather uninspiring. Hop bitterness comes through in the middle with the finish having an odd sweetness to it. Everything about the flavor seems set back a bit with nothing really standing out in particular. Not bad, but pretty middle of the road overall.

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Photo of pio
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a little beige head forms to a half inch and dies down but never dieing completely. leaves light brown, sparce lace in the glass. it's a dark ruby color. the aroma is faint and of malt, nuts, and a wild cherry type hop.the flavor is malty and slightly smokey with a bitter after hop developing. there is some coffee and moss. the mouthfeel is crisp but without objecting the darker swampy feelings of this beer. i used to like these alot but i found it to be merely decent this time around. there seems to be some body missing here and also it's sort of uni-dimentional. i will say this though, it's damn drinkable since it leaves minute after taste and comes off crisp.

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Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep, dark brown with a brown head.
Bold aroma that didn't sit well with me for some reason. A malt dominated aroma that comes off something like grain at the feed store, and malted milk like you put in a milkshake.

Taste of roasted malt with a bit of a chocolate tone. Good hop balance. Hops seem earthy or pilsener type. A touch of sourness.

Adequate body and mouthfeel.
Drinkability is good aside from my dislike for the aroma.

Overall, a solid dark lager, despite my dislike for the aroma. Does it get extra points for the cool name?

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 817 ratings.
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