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: 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 Sensaray
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark mahogany color with large fizzly off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smells pretty good. Notes of light light coffee, light chocolate, some sweet fruitiness.

Tastes just like the smell. Not gettin a whole lotta hops, maybe a bit in the after, but good flavors. Some grains I couldn't smell are here.

Easy drinkin, smooth carbonation. Light body.

Good, easy drinkin light body dark beer

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Photo of mikul93
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A poured into a glass dark brown with a little bit of light coming through. Nice head.

S Lots of malt. Brown sugar with some grain

T Sweet hits the tongue then that roast kicks in with a bitter hops aftertaste. Just very very little hop aftertaste.

M Nice carbonation and very thin.

O My buddy who is not a big craft brew guy wanted me to try this because it's one of his favorite beers. I laughed and said sure, why not. I really wasn't expecting much from this beer, but I was actually surprised on how much I liked it. It's not a bad beer. Probably would not seek it out, but it's not bad.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I used to enjoy this beer on occasion down south, great opportunity to have it again. Thanks! Bottle poured into a becher glass.

Beer is brown / amber, dark but clear with a slightly off white head of small bubbles that leaves minimal lacing on the glass, some carbonation, overall unoffensive looking.

Aroma is malty and bland but pleasant, overall a weak aroma but nothing wrong with it.

Beer is a little more buttery than I remember. It is medium in body and sweet slightly. The finish is mild and not too bitter. I guess I'm bored, not too interesting overall. Oh well.

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Photo of mikestan06
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a dark, almost opaque brown color with a thin white head. Lighter than most schwarzbiers I've tried, but then again, the bottle just calls it a lager and avoids all the fanciness and whatnot, so I'm okay with this.

Roasty malts dominate the nose. Toffee, maybe dark chocolate?

Tastes the same - bitter chocolate, caramel and even some faint banana way back in there. Like banana split style banana. The dessert kind.

Would I recommend it? Yeah sure. I probably won't buy anymore of it, but for a fan of schwarzbiers or even lagers in general, yeah it's a solid choice.

Toss up between C+ and B-. Is there a B-+? Like a 2.75?

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Photo of thegodfather1076
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Awesome label and artwork. Very cool and nicely done.

Appearance - Poured out a dark amber color with a 2 finger tan foam head that dissipated quickly into a light foam lacing.

Smell - Smells of caramel malt and nuttyness with a toasted coffee aroma.

Taste - Tastes of heavy tosted coffee and toffee, cocoa, and malt.

Mouthfeel - Lightly carbonated and medium to light bodied.

Drinkability - Smooth, tasty, and very drinkable.

I really enjoyed this offering and would recommend to anyone to try. Very tasty and flavorful.

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Photo of archaeofreak
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a standard bottle into a glass. Beer was just average. Not much smell or notable flavor profile, actually quite bland although a little spicy. Small head after pour, but not much lacing. Color was a dark reddish-brown with smooth mouth-feel. Maybe its because I prefer ales to lagers, but I was not impressed.

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Photo of Lauthaha
4.79/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours bronze, with a peachiness to it as well. Light tan head leaves pretty heavy lacing as it recedes. Very nice, but doesn't look anything like a black beer to me.

Smell: Apricot tones accent the toasted rye-like malt character which is laced with a nice bitter hop aroma. VERY well balanced all around.

Taste/Mouthfeel: The hops bite gently before allowing the malt to layer the tongue in sweet, bready goodness. Fuzzy fruits mix with all other flavors to create a beautiful spiced beer. Even carbonation unfolds on the tongue, and the beer goes down mostly dry. Super tasty!

Overall: Great! Not entirely sure it should be a Schwarzbier (I'd call it a spiced beer) but hey, it's good.

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Photo of vandemonian
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager is a Schwarzbier. Mine was a little stale. Maybe because it sat on the shelves too long though.

A: Black (or maybe very dark red) colour and an excellent 1 cm head that lasts.

S: The smell is quite sweet with a hint of butterscotch and sweet malt. 4

T: Sweet malty flavour with a metallic kick. The aftertaste is a little stale. Quite nice though. 3.5

M: Reasonably foamy. 4

O: Decent. 3.5

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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 MrOH
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish brown with a off-white head.

Bready, malty aroma. Some light roast characteristics. Slight tart smell.

Toffeeish, bready malt flavor. Green apple yeast character. Fairly tasty.

Fairly light-bodied and dry despite the malty flavors.

I think that this is mislabeled as a schwarzbier, cause it makes a mighty fine dunkel. Not too bad for the price, either.

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Photo of HarkinsBG
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark amber with virtually no head or lacing. Not the black stuff that the name implies...but still worth the attention.

S- Very faint. All I can make out are the caramel and malt.

T- Toffee, caramel and malt, and nice and sweet. But there's not much in the way of fireworks.

M- Smooth, but also watery - similar to many other reviews.

O- Overall, not too bad, and great as a session beer, but with a name like Blackened Voodoo, I was expecting something more.

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Photo of trappistlover
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(12oz bottle). Pours a clear dark amber color with off-white head. Decent carbonation. Aroma has some caramel, syrup, and corn. Taste is sweet like caramel with a bit of a metallic note and some light bittering hops on the end. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Finish is slightly bitter. The caramel sweetness makes this one work for me although the metallic aspect loses it some points. Really, not a bad beer and very easy to drink. Tastes much better than it smells. Yeah, I would drink it again.

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Photo of NaLoGra
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a 12oz. bottle. Dark brown, almost caramel looking. Average head.

Smells malty, tastes almost nutty with a hint of chocolate. I would rate as a light to medium bodied beer, with a great toastie, smooth aftertaste.

Overall, I would rate above average, good dark beer.

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

We pour a brew of deep tawny, allowing enough light through to give orangey, maroon flecks throughout. It holds a transient one finger head of near white, which is composed of tiny, high activity bubbles. Ghostly aggregates are left atop the glass. No sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be medium. The aroma is composed of paler malts, with generous adjuncty inclusions. There is a heavy yeasty, floury feel to it, in the style of a cooled sourdough loaf. Winter spice comes through as well, with white pepper and faint nutmeg popping about. As we sip, smashed and watery malts crash up front. There is a deeper aspect to them than suggested by the nose. There is a moderate acetaldehyde flavoring about the front, and there is an earthy vegetable quality. The middle moves forward with more roasty malts, and a calming sweetness of white sugar. Coming to the finish we are met with a beer that is, simply put, sweet and malty. Breathing through the aftertaste are floury malts, faintly basic hops, and a bit of booze. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is medium. Otherwise the mouth is left on the drier side along the tongue, but the rest of the mouth is left wet and relatively unaffected. There is little creaminess to the sips, but the carbonation does retain nicely to keep the beer from being too watery. The abv is standard, and the beer drinks easily enough for an adjuncty lager.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the malty, somewhat roasty aroma. It had the nice beginnings of a Schwarzbier in the nose, but became underwhelming once the drinker got to the taste. It was “loose”, and none of the flavors really broke out to give any boldness of flavor.

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Photo of gestyr
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep amber with red highlights. The head is small and disappears very quickly.

S: Caramel, malt, coffee, toffee and a hint of brown sugar

T: Sweet maltiness, balanced by a lingering bitterness. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar... as i said, balanced.

M: A bit too thin. A slight CO2 bit exists.

O: A nice beer. Very drinkable. Balanced. i would buy it again.

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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 Daktyls
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice cherry wood color with a small white head that dissipates quickly into a fine ring lacing around the outside edge of the glass.

S: Toasted malts pretty much dominate the aroma here, but in the background you can pick up some coffee, cocoa, and little bit of toffee.

T: Starts a little on the sweet side with toasted malt and toffee notes. Finishes with a little bit of licorice and light cocoa.

M: A little unimpressed here. There's very little carbonation to speak of, the body is very light and it has a somewhat watery feel to it.

O: Overall, this is a tasty beer, but it's not particularly memorable. The alcohol is hidden well, but it's has a little bit of watery-ness to it that's a little bit disappointing.

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Photo of Briken
2.32/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Clear, dark brown with big tan foamy head with poor retention and lacing. Roasted lager aroma. Roasted flavors with light sweetness. Thin feel with sharp carbonation.

Not much in taste or feel but hey, it’s an easy drinking sweet beer that anyone could like.
There's really not much else to write.

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Photo of lsrose
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was offered a sample of this beer that had extra from a Fat Tuesday special. Over the next couple weeks, I was back there a couple times and ordered too many!

Beer has strong toffee smells and tastes. It can be, and I have made it into a great session beer.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a 6-pack of this from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $5.49 in Spring 2011.

Pours a medium brown color that is dark enough you can't see through the glass. Slight carbonation but ends rather quickly. Has a rather decent scent of some roasted malts. The roasted malt taste hits your tongue right away for an overall mild taste. A little too light in texture considering the taste. Drinks rather fast with not much of an aftertaste. Certainly worthy.

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Photo of Lacesoutcody
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Nice, dark, with a black cherry glow. Nice ring lacing.

S: Not much to speak of, fairly mild caramel, coffee?

T: Smooth, a little like black licorice, some toffee. It's a little bitter, but at the same time it comes off as watery on the palette.

M: Thin, not much body.

D: It's not really my style, but it's fine, I don't think it's necessarily something that's worth it's price, when a yeungling black and tan is cheaper, and about the same.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Daddy pours out a solid two fingers of almost white head atop a dark amber concoction....

Strange, when I put my nose truly deep into my glass I get a belgian candy smell plugging my nostrils, a mash and malt scent rising with some grain characters

Some bitter chocolate and, light caramel tones on the tongue. Not too much else

Good medium body with matching carbonation, no booze burn

Sure you could drink it, it isn't off-putting, just sort of blah
I'm not entirely sure what the point of this beer is. It is named like a 40oz malt beverage, tastes like a weak black lager and has a historical significance behind it but I really do not know what it is telling me and I would recommend you skip it.

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Photo of socon67
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this for Mardi Gras. Seemed appropriate.

A - Pours dark amber. Slight lacing in the glass.

S - Smells malty, and a bit smoky. I always liked this beer at night for the smell.

T - There is a smoked flavor, and a little bit of caramel & chocolate. But for the most part you taste the malt. Goes great with spicy food, and for this reason alone is perfect in a cajun restaurant.

M - Light carbonation, and the smokiness settles like a decent cigar.

D - Very drinkable. A great session beer.

Of the beers that come from the New Orleans area, this is about one of my favorites. Had plenty of these walking down Canal Street. Not some "must have" beer but a fun brew.

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Photo of 2xTwice
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I could review this beer in one word - disappointment. I am not a wealthy person, so I have to ration my "good beer money" carefully. I had been looking at this beer and thinking about getting it for about a year, today I finally took a chance and got a six pack for $9.49.

First of all, the color looks all wrong for a beer called "blackened" anything. Looks like any other amber or red beer. Head is tiny and then quickly dissapates into nothing.

Smells like beer. Nothing jumps out at me but malt.

Biggest letdown is the taste, reading the box had me expecting "darkly rich" flavor. It is neither dark nor rich, actually reminds me of a maltier Michelob Amber Bock for some reason (speaking of let downs).

It makes me think of a chef trying to make cajun food for old folks who can't have anything spicy. Blackened Voodoo? More like Amber Card Tricks.

All in all, not a bad beer, but nothing like what I expected and looked forward to.

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Photo of notchucknorris
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Doesn't look "blackened," but a dark amber color with a nice creamy tan head that lasts forever and some spots of lacing down the glass.

S: Pretty much all malt. Caramel is there along with a sort of nuttiness. A bit of yeast in there as well. I don't know what it was exactly, but something about the smell said "skunked" to me.

T: A lot of malt and that's pretty much it. Slight caramel sweetness, a bit of coffee and some creaminess. A bit too much carbonation in here for me. I felt like there were more flavors in here but they couldn't escape the carbonation.

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 820 ratings.
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