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 MbpBugeye
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ive had this a few times, mostly because it is one of the best beers thats readily available in Huntington, WV. My girlfriend and I had to fall back on this stuff many times while she was living down there. I always assumed it would be categorized as a schwartzbier. Honestly, I dont know the difference.

A- A deep, roasty red beer. A small head that is nothing special

S- Roast is there but light, sweetness from malts is there but light, hops are there but light. Really it smells pretty light and ordinary.

T- Its really pretty balanced, like you would expect from any German lager. A good balance between roasted malts and hops. A fair amount of spice but fruitness is low.

D- This does drink pretty easily. I used to have 4-6 of these in one night.

I didnt even know we could get this in Columbus, really I dont care too much. I wont be having this much anymore that I dont have to go to Huntington so much nowadays.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no lot code or expiration date. The pour is a good looking amber-brown with almost no head. The aroma tends to be sweeter with an emphasis on the malts. The taste is also more malty than anything else with a notable sweetness as well as a few raisins in the mix. Not bad and it seems to be true to the style.

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Photo of gopens44
2.66/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I really wanted to like this one since the name sounds really cool, but I'm afraid that only true fans of the style would find this one exceptional.

A- nice color to be sure. Dark, reddish hue but little head after a medium aggressive pour into a pint glass. Little lacing, frothy remnants on the top of the beer

S - decent roasted barley scents mixed with some muted cooking spices, perhaps clove but not too much so.

T - I was immediately made aware of a very complex barley presence but it went a little awry later on as it developed a taste not too different from Tab. Remember Tab? Like the first diet soda I think? Pink can? Tasted like a flat Tab by the time I was done.

M- nothing too remarkable. Low carbonation and a touch dry.

D - not unless I become a fan of the genre, whatever that may be.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark appearance, not quite black, but close enough to call black, didn't see anything in terms of head or lacing, carbonation seems under a desired level. Aroma was licorice.

Taste, thinner than it looks. Light on palate, yet fuller taste profile, resonates on the tongue without beating it up. Has a very thin porter taste to it. Would never guess it was a lager. A little bit of sweetness with it. Cool artwork, but the impression the beer leaves makes me think this is more of a gimmick or touristy thing.

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Photo of fragilehearted
3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this before at Lafitte's in the Quarter when I went to NOLA for Halloween last year...figured I'd have another one & review it. Bottle into a pint glass.

A - pretty dark cherry red. Nice head that sticks around in a rim while you're drinking the beer.

S - toasty malts...toffee, caramel, chocolate. Could have been more interesting...was a little too subtle for me.

T - rich malty. Ahh, love malts. Like it smells. Not too sweet, just a touch of bitterness. On for the style.

M - medium-bodied. Carbonation lightens it up a bit, but it's not distracting.

D - like whoa. Could have another right now. If you're in New Orleans, try it out!

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

12 oz. bottle poured into Duvel tulip.

A - A nice dark cherry reddish brown color with a small head but some sticky lacing.

S - Rather tame smell with some malt coming through.

T - Good roasted malt taste with just a bit of chocolate in there. Really subtle again but nice.

M - Mild carbonation. Medium body.

D - High. I enjoyed this one. Have a few.

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Photo of RankRefugee88
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into weiss bier glass.

A - Nice dark brown color, color of roasted almonds, red when held to the light. 3/4 inch perfect sized head, a bit tan with a hint of red. Bubbles slowly move to the top of the glass, while lacing resides on the sides of the glass. Head seems to dissipate a bit, but stays till the end of the beer.

S - Smells good, what I would expect from a dark lager. Hops and malts are present in the aroma, mostly hops.

T - Taste is subtle, but good. Notes of coffee up front, then comes the sweet caramel. Not as hoppy as I thought it would be, has more of a roasted taste to it. Nothing jumps out in the tatse, but it settles nice on the palate. No bite whatsoever.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty original for a lager. Very light for a dark beer, and as I expected, very smooth. Very bubbly and carbonated, but the bland taste takes away the bite and leaves a crisp dry finish.

D - Drinkability is surprisingly very good. It's unbelievably smooth for a dark lager, and the lack of power in the taste keeps you craving more. I'm drinking one now before a chicken and potato dinner, and I'm sure I'll be through the 6-pack by the end of the night.

I was suggested this beer by a friend's brother, and by a Manager at my local grocery. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was so I'm glad I picked up a 6-pack.

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Photo of rtepiak
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

what tasted like a lager with added sweet syrup. looked exactly like coca cola. even down to the dissipating head. taste of sugar and roasted sugar cane. had a added after brewing quality to it. actually even tasted like coca cola. some fruit but mostly apple earth being drown out by syrup.

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

Appearance: Pours to a dark, murky reddish-brown with a miniscule tan head. Almost no lacing.

Smell: Smells of sweet malts, with faint hints of hops.

Taste: Fairly bland up front, that continues to an intense, long-lasting toffee, nutty finish. Roasted malts and butter make an appearance in the finish, however hops seem to be absent.

Mouthfeel: Fairly crisp and light for a darker beer which is nice.

Drinkability: The butter and nut flavors seem to dominate the beer for me, and make it fairly unpleasant to drink very much of.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, burnt sienna color with a tight white head that leaves nice rings of lacing.

Smells of some toasted malts.

Tastes of the toasted malts. Notes of brown sugar and caramel come through. A bit light in the flavor, could be a bit bolder even though the style is meant to be an easy drinker. Flavors fade quickly.

Mouthfeel is light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

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Photo of appenzeller
2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had black lagers but this is a black hole, perhaps technically a lager in how it was made but more like a light porter in taste. Smells of chocolate, toffee, tastes exactly the same. Meh, maybe it's unique but I don't get what this beer is trying to be.

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

I poured this in a pint glass.

Translucent dark cherry with a good layer of foam. The smell was not very strong but had a good aroma of malts and toffee. The taste was surprisingly good. It had a solid malty foundation with hints of caramel. It was on the lighter side of the "dunkel" spectrum. It was very easy to drink and I would encourage people to try it. This is a beer I would buy again.

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Photo of nukem5
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opening the bottle and pours...very black in colour but not quite stoutish...nice layer of foamy creamy head lacing around edges.

S: Nice aroma of licorish and malts smell very muich like a stout almost Guiness like.

T: Very rich and malty tasting ... flavors abound, coffee , roasty a bit worty with carbonation of coarse , hints of nutty.

M: Nice carbonation, medium body, slighly warming after taste.

D: Very, Very drinkable a nice brew which even though ABV is 5% still a bit high for a session for me but could enjoy it many times over. Would be really great on cold winter night, sitting around the fire in the fall.

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Photo of ClydeBarrow
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This thing smells a lot stouter'n it looks. It's got that Guinnes-esque stout scent to it, but it looks lighter than the "blackened voodoo" title implies. It's not near as thick as the scent or the name leads one to believe, which adds points for drinkability. I could definitely have a few of these. It's surprisingly smooth, an excellent darker beer that won't give you that 5-pounds-of-cake bloated feeling. Excellent beer.

Another fine product of Dixieland.

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Photo of tchenery
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured bottle to pint glass.

The beer looks pretty good. It has a nice reddish, burnt auburn color to it. I expected it to be blacker from the name so this was a surprise. The head stuck around for a bit but has since gone away.

It smells like rich roasted malts, but has a faint hop aroma to it. There is almost a buttery smell about the beer.

The beer has a very rich malt backbone that is not very well balanced out in my opinion. I can't really taste much of any bitterness to this beer at all. There is a somewhat harsh mouthfeel to this beer. It is very crisp and snappy at the end, which I don't particularly like.

I like this beer. I think it is very drinkable. I wish it were a bit softer than it is in the mouthfeel and taste, but I do like it.

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Photo of marc956
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not nearly as good as I had expected (and had been led to believe), but still a good find by domestic standards, and I'm glad to help the people and businesses of New Orleans .. at least there is little aftertaste with this beer, and it's not bitter.

Given a choice, I'd pick Negra Modelo (from Mexico) over it, but at least now I've tried this one and urge you to do the same.

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

Pours into a pint glass a deep red-orange with a creamy white head that quickly thins to a cap.

The scent is a pronounced roasted grain, sweet caramel scents, and some sweet fruitiness.

The roastiness is there in force in the taste as well, as well as an underlying sweet and malty backbone. Very pleasant.

Medium-bodied with a syrupy thick sensation after the swallow. An overall very good Dunkeles.

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

Pint glass pour and I am met with a flat cola brown ale with a white foamy head which starts strong but dissipates rather quickly. The aroma is a malt bomb explosion. Very malty with some hints of roastiness and some faint citrus. Very surprised by the clean, crisp, malty taste. I was expecting something rather drab but this has some pretty nice flavor. The malt is there and there is some leather and black coffee characteristics. Mild carbonation. At 5% this could be rather enjoyable session beer with some spicy foods or a nice big pretzel and schnitzel. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Not the greatest beer out there, but worthy of an individual try.

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Photo of diamondc
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dull, murky brown, not much head. just a wisp of foam.

S: smells like melted chocolate and toffee and bacon for some reason. A bit unpleasant.

T: Not quite up there with the German dunkels. Mild milk chocolate and raisins. Nothing complex at all.

M/D: Bubbly & thin, but quaffable.

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Photo of obywan59
2.84/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was once my favorite beer, soon after I first started venturing away from Busch. Voodoo knocked my precious favorite Killians Irish Red, and was subsequently toppled by Anchor Porter. This is my first taste of it since I've started sampling new and different brews on a bi-weekly basis.

12 oz. bottle.

Pours thinly and brownly into my weizen glass. 1 1/2 finger head that hangs for a bit. Minimal lacing. Looks like weak coffee, or a strongish iced tea.

My first whiff seemed promising, till my nose clogged up from my most recent cold. It smelled a lot like my first batch of homebrew just bottled today. (Brewers Best Smoked Porter)
Some twangy citrus and a bit of roasted malt were all I could pick up with my impaired sense of smell.

A hint of malt sweetness with a twang that now seemed more metallic than citrus-like. Some light but somewhat harsh bitterness in the end. In taste, this falls far short of the thick sediment-filled bottom of the carboy brew I sampled this morning.

Okay mouthfeel. Not much carbonation. Seemed a bit flat. I used to refer to this beer as smooth, and I guess that still applies.

It's not hard to drink at all, I just wish it tasted better.

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Photo of brownbeer
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not really sure what style this is. I've read schwarzbier and this says munich dunkel, so, a little hard to score.

Overall, it's a fairly pleasant beer with caramel, cocoa powder, mocha, hazelnut, marshmallow notes, and chocolate tea cookie. A lot of sweet malt flavors without being too sweet.

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Photo of DosBeerigos
2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

C. Pretty clear
H. Straight up brown, not black as the name claims.
N. Malty, hints of sweetness and toffee.

::I wake up in the morning, quite hungover, stumble to the coffee machine. Damnit there is coffee from yesterday...oh well, pour the coffee toss some ice on top and take a sip....I place the glass down and forget about it for about an hour. Come back it is not sort-a brownish since it is watered down, take a sip....and ahhh it taste just like Dixie Blackend Voodoo Lager.:: I Expected bigger and blacker (Warren Sapp like qualities)....but didn't get it (Steve Urkel like qualities). Ohh well. Safe to say that this will also be the last Dixie we try. If someone was to rebottle this with an Abita (another New Orleans brewery) bottle I don't think I would ever second guess where it came from. Weak try....nothing special here.

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Photo of billyzoom666
2.31/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a small head, that is, although small, long sustaining. There's some nice lacing around the edge. It pours a dark amber color. The appearance is, unfortunately, my favorite part of this beer. It has a bit of a smoky odor to it, with just a bit of an alcohol scent underneath. Not a whole lot of taste here, maybe a slight bit of nut somewhere in here. It has a light mouthfeel, which adds to a pretty high drinkabililty. I could drink these all day and if this style is your thing (obviously, it's not really mine), this would make a pretty great session beer.

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Photo of augustgarage
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my pilsner glass.

Clear burnt umber body with ochre highlights and a small buff head with superior retention and a breadboard patchwork of lacing.

Toffee, pecans, and wheat bread aromatics. Just a faint touch of diacetyl but it isn't too obtrusive.

Malt, bread crust, and a lightly bitter coffee note on the palate. The finish is grainy and fairly dry with a subtle nuttiness which persists.

Light bodied with adequate carbonation - rather thin.

Can't hold a candle to the better versions of the style, but I wouldn't go so far to say that it is mediocre - a decent casual lager, perfect for "watching the game" or whatever...

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Photo of wtek42
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I had been craving a dark lager and found this at my local beer distributor and decided to give it a try. I poured it into a mug and it had a nice dark red brown color with a small tan head. The smell reminded me of bread and the initial flavor was bready also. The flavor didn't linger very long, and there wasn't a depth like you would find in Victory's Dark Lager or Sam Adams Black Lager. The feel of the beer was light and carbonated.

Over all I was initially disappointed in this beer. This was mainly due to my craving for Victory though. This beer is very drinkable and makes a good session beer. It's actually kind of refreshing, but I'm always disappointed when the flavor doesn't linger. I did drink it during the Super Bowl and the Saints won, so maybe there's something to the Voodoo...

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Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
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