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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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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Photo of nosurrender23
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Our group gave the beer a B-

"Would definitely enjoy a full pint -- Don't smell it just drink it."

The beer pours as a very dark lager like the name suggests that is similar in color to maple syrup with no head and looks like it may be a potion that some evil witch has concocted.

The smell was very faint (similar to a water-logged corpse) but has light tones of caramel & chocolate.

In the mouth, the beer has a "deceptive" feel (one may think it will be heavy because of the color but it is actually light: hence the name "Voodoo") that is as cold as a lug nut on a snow blower, low in carbonation, yet not entirely smooth.

The taste has a little chocolate taste with Sting like a Police song preferably "Roxanne" or can be defined as Strasburg: Top prospect, great mechanics, but comes up a little short in the majors.

Finally, drinking wise, the beer has a java stout taste that one asks Dear Starbucks: May I recommend adding this drink to your menu! Our group wasn't sure of the "lager" label given to the beer.

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Photo of output01x
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

A 1-finger bubbly head quickly fades away leaving a near black, slightly reddish body that resembles Pepsi. Almost no lacing can be noticed.

Toasted raisins are the first scent that hits me. A caramel sweetness is also noticed.

Sweet malt up front followed by a watery coffee flavor. Somewhat off-putting at first, but it becomes more likeable with time.

A very light mouthfeel from the high carbonation is very apparent. It is almost like drinking a soda.

This is definitely a beer one could enjoy in multiples (if one were so inclined).

Personally I found the combination of smell and flavor to be the real killers here. I'm sure this beer has fans, but I am not one and I can't believe the average beer enthusiast would be one either. Overall, it strikes me as a session beer when it doesn't need to be.

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Photo of LtCracker20
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear reddish brown. Soft 2-finger head that drops to 1-finger's worth quickly, but then falls at a much slower rate. Ends at a decent cap that leaves some spotty lace. Was expecting a much darker body.

S- Husky aroma up front, grains, a lot of sweetness in here. A slight resemblence of a bock's aroma. Caramel is there as well.

T- Sweet malts right away, little roasty flavor, but the caramel flavor stands out the most.

MF/D- A lighter body on this one, which is on par with the style, as well as the carbonation levels and how well the flavors linger. As for drinkability, it's an OK beer, but not up there with the better examples of the style. Picked this up for my wife cause she remembered drinking it in New Orleans in the mid-90's, but don't think we'll pick it up again. Wouldn't turn it down if offered, but wouldn't have another.

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

12 oz bottle. No explicit freshness date, but there is a numeric code that could be Julian(?) I like the label art, it's dark and swampy.

Pours a dark, mahogany-red. A creamy, tan head laces the glass sides with microbubbles. Plenty of carbonation coming up as well. Smell is a delightful toasted malt, with equal parts coffee/ toffee. Taste is refined, sort of minerally and of darkish fruit. A tinge of alcohol. A bit of bitterness at the end, but mostly this is a sweet beer. Feel is active and carbonated. Drinks good; I like it.

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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 cyrock1
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apperance - Dark mahogoney with a tan head.
Smell - decaf coffee, light malt, fairly subtle.
Taste - Mild coffee with tofee hints and some bittersweet chocolate.
Mouthfeel - Light Carbonation lends to a somewhat smooth character.
Drinkability - I would only have one and then swithch to something a little more robust. There is an astrigent flavor that lingers on the tongue.

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

From notes at Old Chicago (2002): Pours thinly to burnt caramel color. Bready honey and maple syrup aroma; lightly pungent with cloying sugar and high fructose corn syrup. A bit of cinnamon toward the back. Flavors of wet old wood and flat lemon and lime soda; lightly tart, softly bitter, and very bored. Tacky, sticky, and thin in the mouth; mild, sugary berries in the dry finish. Altogether, unpleasant.

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Photo of victory4me
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a standard shaker.

This beer was given to me by a friend at work. Thanks Mike!

Pours a very dark brown, almost black. At first glance I suspected this was a schwarzbier. One finger head quickly dissipates. Aroma of sweet malts pulls through with very little else. No real roastiness or underlying aromas, just sweet malt with a buttery character.

Taste is exactly what I could expect from the smell. No bitterness and a cloyingly sweet lingering taste on the back of my tongue.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are average. Not a lot to say about this one, not something I would ever purchase, but I may down a few of these if I came across them at a tailgate.

Not recommended.

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Photo of Ceej1978
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a chilled mug.

Appearance - Pours a nice amber cherry wood color. Slight head unless poured aggressively.

Smell - Nice sweet malty smell with hints of grapes. Slight hoppy coffee smell in the back.

Taste - Strong sweet malty taste at first then gives way to a slight toffee. Nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Decent carbonation. Slightly dry.

Drinkability - Decent. Mildly smooth for this type of lager. Strong enough to notice but still smooth enough to sip a few at a time.

Overall an interesting brew. Probably won't be a regular in my 'fridge but I'm sure I'll be in the mood for it occasionally.

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Photo of dcook11
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed out of a pilsner glass. Out of the fridge for about 10 mins.

A- light carbonation with a two finger head that fades quickly and gives way to some lacing. Amber hued. Almost like carbonated iced tea.

S- Caramal and malt sweetness dominant.

T Caramal and sweet malt up front. Sort of watery. would have liked to see this beefed up a bit.

M- Watery.

D- Not the best, but drinakable. Average.

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Photo of dhowe
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Apperance - Rocky head. Clear, dark ruby in color. Pretty.
Smell - Pronounced "roasted" smell
Taste - Good. Interesting.
Mouthfeel - Very creamy.
Drinkability - Would rather it be Crimson Voodoo...

I think this beer is being brewed in Wisconsin now from the label, it states that the brewery was almost done in from Katrina, it also states, brewed for Dixie Brewing by Joseph Hubur Brewing Co, Monroe , Wisconsin.

That being said I always favored the company's beer Crimson Voodoo, going to try to see if thats still being brewed.

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Photo of Ryanm1
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was served chilled pour from a bottle into a glass. Not much head on this beer when poured. Very dark amber color.

Smelled sweet, taste hints of chocolate and roasted malt.

Sweet to the taste for a lager. Dark and rich but not overly heavy. Moderate alcohol content in a german dunkel lager fashion.

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

Appearance - Dark ruby color

Smell - Slightly sweet smell

Taste - Weaker taste for a dark lager. Some light bitterness would help out. Little chocolate notes later in taste.

Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel that is uninteresting.

Drinkability - Smooth beer, but uninteresting.

Summary - Not a go to beer, but a little above average.

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Photo of sooty
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend introduced me to this beer, so I gave it a try. Served in a cold bottle, poured in a nice clean glass. Took me a few trys to gauge how aggressive the pours needed to be.
The smell and look was great off the bat.
Appearance- dark woody brown, not cloudy.
Smell- Fantastic, you can smell toffee, medium stout coco, coffee
Taste- smoothe, easy, taste like someone took a loaf of wheat bread and dipped it in chocolate, not extremely exciting, more warming and relaxing. perfect during the fall or winter times.
mouthfeel- even, balanced, not too heavy, but substantial enough to kick some flavors.
drinkability- fairly nice, good after taste. Its smoothe enough to just keep drinking while relaxing

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Photo of tapman
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Giant 3 finger head that is exactly the color tan. Medium brown body with violet and ruby hints with plenty of carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass. Lacing is sticky, webby, and attractive.

Dark toast, medium toast, clean, mineral-like yeast strain, very soft and subtle hops. Similar to some Cali Commons I have had.

Similar to the aroma, but it loses much of the darker toast. Low bitterness and a slight fruitiness from the yeast. Really tastes like a Cali Common.

Crisp, though not sharp or biting.

As I twisted off the cap I had low expectations, but I am proud to say that this brew is all right. The taste is a little week compared to other Dunkels like Haufbrau and the like, but for the price of an average american six pack this one is pretty quaffable.

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Photo of moester13
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: looks good in the glass, golden-black pour with a finger of off-white foam that will stick around for a while

S: Sweet rainsin malt aroma with hints of cloves and red grapes.

T: Subtle roasted malts underneath a dark and heavy fruity sweetness. Roasted malts will linger longest, but not bad.

M: medium bodied, foamy

D: On the lighter side for a roasty beer. Not a fan of the raisin-like sweetness in beers, and this one has it. Was able to enjoy thoroughly enjoy it though.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep burnished red, clear but quite dark, with modest ochre head that nevertheless sticks around in its modesty. Leaves some thick sheets of lace. Very decent indeed.

Smell is quite dusky, with a fair amount of phenolic character. Quite malty, with English toffee, peanut brittle and a bubblegum character. Slight molasses richness and a whiff of dusty basement at the back. Smells heavy and sweet; enough to intrigue.

Taste is a bit lacking - possibly a bit old? Fair malty base with caramel and toffee that loses a great deal of character midway, becoming quite watery and dry with a stale biscuity edge to it. Finish is very lightly spicey, with what might have been nice phenolic heat, producing a very light, dry kick that has more stale character than anything else. Swills alright in the mouth, definitely a bit thin on the back, however.

It's mild and drinkable enough, but I'm not getting a lot of character from it, and it feels very lacking on the mid where the excitement is supposed to happen.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Berkeley, CA, and carted back to Australia to share with @LaitueGonflable and @tobeerornottobe, who have not had the pleasure of a Louisianan beer before.

Pours a rather clear deep amber copper colour, with an initially full and frothy, but very flat, head of beige foam. This collapses very readily, leaving a crust of aerated toffee lacing around the outside of the glass. Light body, but overall, it looks pretty good.

Nose is full of toffee and sweet roasted malt. Treacle and sugar, with a very light astringency to stop it from being sickly, and perhaps just a faint whiff of lightly organic, grassy hops. The sweetness rules though, and although I admire its robustness, it's certainly a little unbalanced.

Taste doesn't really take the edge of the sickly, heavy sweetness in the way I thought it might. Being a lager, I expected a slightly crisper body, but it's still very heavy. Big malty notes throughout, heavy with toffee and soaked cereals globs. Feel is sticky, even though it has a light carbonic sting through it. Finish is full of cereal, which at least distances it from the sweetness, but still ends up quite heavy.

A surprisingly heavy beer on the palate, and overall. It's not bad to sip, and surprisingly easy to drink for all its gravity, but it's a beer that needs to be mulled over, chewed and sampled in small doses.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured 1" head which dissipated to a trace. Interesting hybrid style of a beer because it has the light body and feel of a lager yet it's dark as a stout and has some of the classic stout flavors of coffee and chocolate but in a very subtle way. Sweet malt along with the coffee actually reminded me of a kind of cold coffee pie mom used to make. Loved that pie.

This is kind of an every day easy drinking light weight version of stout. I'd gladly make it a regular staple.

Note the brewery may be Louisiana in origin but the label says it actually was brewed in Joseph Huber Brewing in Wisconsin due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So cool in several ways.

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Photo of Bizz88
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear dark amber with a nice creamy tan head with desent lacing. Aromas of sweet malts, carmel, coffee with a hint of citrus. Strong malty sweetness on the palate with coffee notes. One of the better tasting brews from the deep south with a fair amount of carbonation. Good Job! Two thumbs up.

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Photo of wiseguy115
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First had a VooDoo in the early to mid 90's, then could not find it anywhere, until happening upon it recently at my local distributor.

Brought home a 6 pack and BAM! Needless to say, I went back and bought a case. Great taste without much of an aftertaste. Nice dark color and pours great into a pint glass. The inviting aroma will make your mouth water before it hits your lips.

Try it, you'll like it!!!

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Photo of revolt914
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't extremely impressed with this beer. By all means it was an above average beer here in Lawrenceburg, IN! Our local selection is growing but it still isn't as large and accessible as I'd like it to be. I had this one about 2 nights ago while watching some old episodes of Dexter... it was good but I found myself wanting to reach in the fridge and get something like an Edmund Fitzgerald or Sierra Nevada Stout... both which aren't in this line but still all the same this beer just lacked in taste compared to what I have been drinking.

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

Kind of like the lager version of Abitas Turbodog but with a lighter body and even sweeter finish. Not a bad beer and very food friendly but not really up the standards of todays craft beers. Seems a little weak and simple but still a very drinkable beer

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

Wifey picked these up from Best Yet Market..One of the few supermarkets that has a craft beer selection.

The pour resulted in a half inch head that fell to a partial cover within a minute or so..Nice clear ruby brown hue with several fine streams of bubbles rising. Pretty nice.

Smelled slightly yeasty and I could tell it was going to be a little sweet going by the aroma.

Taste was slighty sweet and had a slight metallic taste near the finish. Not a heck of alot going on here. Leaves a little coating in the throat.

Mouthfeel is just north of thin, carbonation is light.

A quite drinkable beer that doesn't excite in any way.

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Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 821 ratings.
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