Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager | Dixie Brewing Co.

819 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 08-10-2001

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 819 |  Reviews: 403
Photo of kingcrowing
2.43/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown with no head at all. Nose is a bit smokey and a bit boozy but not too much.

Taste is a bit odd, got some smokiness and light boozy, it also has that home brew wheaty twang too it. Not super drinkable because of this.

 275 characters

Photo of tone77
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate malts. Taste is good, chocolate, malts, some notes of coffee, very flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall this is a fine quality beer.

 276 characters

Photo of washburnkid
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Two fingers of bubbly tan head over a body of brown, ruby, and mahogany hues. Light retention and little lacing.
S: Toasted maltiness with chocolate sweetness. A touch of bread in the malt profile. Definitely malt-heavy on the nose.
T: And the same goes for the flavors. Toasty notes of chocolate. Porter-like in terms of the balance, as the sides of my tongue definitely pick up on a light citrus tanginess. The hop characteristic isn't prominent, but it's there. There's also a pleasant smokiness.
M: Carbonated pretty heavily, the light body adds to a pretty refreshing dark brew.
D: I'd get this again. It's pretty unique, in my opinion.

 665 characters

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

Dixie Blackened Voodoo has a tan, creamy head with lots of lacing as it recedes. It is very clear with moderate carbonation. Color is dark reddish-brown. Aroma is what could be described as burnt. Taste is similar to burned toast or extra dark-roast coffee. Overall, this is an excellent black lager.


 305 characters

Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass:

A - Dark with reddish hues. Slight head but it hangs around for a while.

S - Roasted malts, coffee scent

T - This is a sweeter beer without much hops to balance it out. Taste like it smells, smokey roasted malts.

M - Pretty smooth, heavier bodied & mild carbonation.

D - I enjoyed it but its nothing special.

 353 characters

Photo of RoyalT
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a dark brown in color with a decent head.

Smell - The malts are a bit grainy but otherwise exactly on for the style, a rare accomplishment for an American effort at the MDL. There's also that rich unsweetened molasses aroma that you find in good German samples.

Taste - The one doesn't fall into sweetness like some other disappointments that I've had. The malt retains its heavy structure from the nose keeping the malt pronounced.

Mouthfeel - This is on the heavy side of light-bodied with some mild but thankfully persistent bitterness and just enough carbonation.

Drinkability - This is an excellent-drinking Munich. Of the few American efforts I've had of the dunkles lager I think only Penn's tops this one. Nicely done.

 751 characters

Photo of Vengeance526
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish amber color with a 1 finger tan head that quickly settles and leaves very little lacing.

Smells largely of roasted malt with with some caramel and subtle hints of nuts in the back.

Taste again showcases a lot of roasted malts, with a faint coffee like bitterness, some notes of caramel and again a little bit of pecan and wood towards the end.

Medium body and medium carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good here, very easy to go through. Better than I had expected but not special. I won't be seeking these out, but I wouldn't turn one down.

 566 characters

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

Pours a deep mahogany brown with dark red highlights. Put up about a finger of off-white head that stayed around for a while, then left some pretty nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Some dark roasted malts and a caramel sweetness dominate the nose of the beer. Not real aromatic, but pleasant to the nostrils.

The taste is about the same as the nose, some dark malts up front with a slight smokiness, then followed by a tiny bit of caramel flavor, but not much. This isn't a sweet beer, rather it tastes a bit smoky compared to what I was expecting in the nose. No bitterness to be had, either.

Good mouthfeel, nice medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation.

Pretty drinkable, overall its good beer, but nothing special. If you happen upon it, give it a shot, but other than that I wouldn't search too hard for it.

 832 characters

Photo of bobsy
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my first beer from Louisiana, so what better an occasion to drink it than while cooking up a gumbo?

Pours a deep brown with red highlights, and a finger of off-white head, which left a few streaks of lacing as it dropped to a film. A bit more lace and retention would be ideal, but this is still a decent looking dunkel. Aroma of dry grains mixing in with brown sugar, cocoa powder, raisin and pepper hits all the right notes, and promises a nice drinking experience. Sadly, the flavour doesn't quite live up to the hope given by the aroma, and everything seems toned down and light. Dusty flavour, with cocoa and dry grains forming the base, and with a lightly sweet caramel adding some depth and dunkel character. Some fruit comes through along with some light roast, before a crisp, slightly spicy finish. Bitterness is very restrained. Medium-light body with medium carbonation makes this eminently quaffable and good for the heat.

This is a passable session brew, but there's not really enough of interest going on for it to be more than a one-off purchase. It reminded me a lot of the middle of the road dark lagers that we brew locally, and beyond the first sixer I never returned to them, so I expect the same would be true if I was cooling my heals in New Orleans. I'd recommend it as a good cross-over beer for people who are making their first steps away from bland sameness, but nothing beyond that.

Thanks to BigBry for a taste of the south!

 1,465 characters

Photo of Rootdog316
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blackened Voodoo pours to a very dark color that took me a little by surprise. It's almost black, but if you hold it up to the light it appears a little more reddish-brown. The tan head is nothing too impressive, and did not last long, while the carbonation is also fairly low.

The nose is not particularly strong, but does reveal signs of hoppiness as well as a sweet, malty toasted aroma. Already the beer was reminding me of a stout something that would become even more prominent in the taste. I did have to check and make sure this was a lager.

The flavor is predominantly malty with hints of caramel at first. It does wash over the palate a little quickly, which makes you realize that this is actually a lager. There's also a nice fizzy carbonation to go with the deep flavors. The hops and dryness come into play more around the finish, and the beer rounds out a little coffee-like.

 892 characters

Photo of Dubbercody
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've got to agree with optimator13's comment regarding the style of beer to the name choice....I was thinking Stout as well.

Big gloppy tan head that leave a chewy lace on the glass. Dark brown brew with a caramel nose. Flavor brings up roast, malt and a bit of I think vanilla. Kind of a burnt vanilla with caramel overtones thing going on with the taste.

Drinks easily, a nice one to try and I will have to get it on tap at my local southern eateries. Doesn't knock off any socks, but will pair nicely with some okra.

 523 characters

Photo of EgadBananas
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blackened Voodoo sounded like an awesome name for a good black beer or stout even...but alas its a dark lager...woulda been more stoked if it were a stout...

Here goes...

Pours a dark rich mohogany. Light colored head forms, not very impressive. I think ill be a bit more aggressive on the next pour.

Surprizingly aromatic. Its definitely a very malty beer. Theres some woodsy notes to it with a faint sweetness; some fruits, surely a little caramel, maybe toffee.

Heavy dark malts, roasted, in the taste. The caramal taste is there as well. Its good, not spectacular, but its definitely worthy.

This does a good job of taking away some of the crisp, bubbly charactoristics of a lager and give it some good smoothness. Its thin, but heavy enough to have some depth.

You can drink these all night. Its not world class by far, but its definitely good enough to satisfy.

 875 characters

Photo of aaronh
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber body. The beer pours with a flask of off-white foam that quickly fades to just about nothing. Aroma has a caramel and molasses note. Actually very nice. Flavor is pretty mild and balanced at first. The carbonation attacks the back of the throat but is very smooth on the tongue. Some black patent flavor and astringency, a hint of sweetness on the finish, then a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is ok - feels somewhat coarse due to the aggressive carbonation. Drinkability- also OK. Much better than many beers, but not something I'd pick on a regular basis.

 569 characters

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Enchanting, dark red-copper color with a great transparency. Head is decent and leaves some short-lasting splotches on the glass.

S- Wet grain, lager smells, roasted coffee aroma and a slight sweetness

T- The flavor is really well developed and gives a wide spectrum of malt flavors ranging from simple and sugary to complex roasted and nutty flavors. Some hop and roasted bitterness.

M- Crisp and light with a smooth carbonation

D- Really exceeded expectations with enough complexity to enjoy

 500 characters

Photo of Bajasith
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

How could a pass up a brew from NO... Great to hear Dixi Beer Co on their feet again doing what they love...

Pours very dark almost like coffee with obout a one finger head...

Smell of deep burnt caramel as you expect from an all-malt brew...

Taste is like a well brewed dark roasted chocolate coffee with a hint of burnt ends...

This beer has a great feel as it goes down. Voodoo is very enjoyable with fried tortillas and home made salsa...

 447 characters

Photo of mdwalsh
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours like Cola, looks like Cola. Big tan head, dark brown caramel body with plenty of active carb and lacing. Head is super creamy. Very nice looking.

S: WHOA. Malty, particularly...well, unmalted grain. But not too roasted. Lots of caramel malts in there I think. Very simply and nice, sort of warming, could bring over some non-beer drinkers I think.

T: I want to say coffee cola, but that makes it sound terrible and it's not. I get some roast, some sweet and even a bit of vanilla, but it's also thin. A taste I've gotten in my homebrews that I attribute to either bad water or older malt. Sort of caramelly though and sweet, perhaps a little underattenuated? But good, I like it. Could be cleaner though.

M: Sort of light and thin, again, something I find often in my homebrew...hmm.

D: Very drinkable, great balance of full flavor and light body.

 860 characters

Photo of Amalak
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A- It's a very dark lager. Very deep red with a tan, bubbly head and good lacing. Some bubbles that go away quickly.
S- Very thick, heavy malt scent.
T- Very smokey with a licorice taste to it, but it very carbonated rather than smooth, as most smokey beers that I've had have been accustomed to. Has a nice little bite to it.

 358 characters

Photo of kegger22
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber/brown with a modest head that quickly dissipated to a thin collar. The aroma was lightly malty, not much else. The taste was watery, sweet and bitter, but not enough of either to make a statement. The feel was just plain weak, but with adequate carbonation. Drinkability was good. I wouldn't be ashamed to say I liked this beer, it's just way down the list. Reminded me of some of the lesser porters I have had.

 431 characters

Photo of froghop
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a dark brown with a red tint when held to the light, a small beige head, and some lacing.

smell is of malt, some nuts, and some caramel.

taste is thin, sour malt, somewhat nutty, and caramel, end is a little on the dry side.

overall okay for a munich dunkel or schwarzbier.

 282 characters

Photo of Seru1
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Dark chestnut brown with a medium sized beige head. Quite carbonated.

Smell- Creamy sweet smells of cherry and plums with a light dairy overtone. Slightly metallic notes in the far back as it warms is my one complaint.

Taste- Cherries and cream dominate this big malty beer. There's no real bitterness here just mellow malts and light sweetness. There's something creamy that reminds me of a Milk Stout. Some roasted character shows up as it warms, and maybe I imagined it but a metallic sensation.

Mouthfeel- Full Creamy body with a pop of carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty good, I could drink a six pack in a weekend no prob.

I didn't expect to like this beer, But It's a mellow malt sensation. The carbonation is abit high, but I like this beer it reminds me of Sam Adams Octoberfest, one of my favorites...Just more carbonated.

Anyway if you like beer thats sweeter and more malty, give Blackened Voodoo A try, it may surprise you to.

 956 characters

Photo of slk22
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber/garnet in color, clear, with a cream/tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma has notes of cherry, plum, and caramel malt. Oddly reminds me of a cherry slurpy from 7-eleven. Flavor is sweet up front with fruit (cherry, plum) followed by caramel malt, with little to no discernible hop character. Taste is not unlike a bock beer. Also tastes a bit like a black-cherry soda. Body is light to medium with medium-high carbonation that tickles the tongue. Again, somewhat like soda. Overall, a very tasty offering, but too much like soda for my taste. Probably a good beer for non-craft drinkers to begin with.

 615 characters

Photo of WakeandBake
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear dark brown pour with a small light tan head , some jagged lacing left . Aroma is slightly metallic with some caramel malt and a hint of nuttyness . Flavor is of roasted malt , light caramel , grass and grain, very light on the hops. Light body with a slightly prickly mouthfeel from the crabonation . A fairly good offering that is quite sessionable .

 359 characters

Photo of goblue3509
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color almost a dark brown with a tan colored head. The smell is of malts, sweet bread and fruit notes, maybe raisin in smell. The taste is of a sweet malts, breads, and some fruit with raisins and a little bit of a floral hop taste. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and a little bit slick. Overall it is a very drinkable beer, it goes down smooth and is a slightly complex beer.

 400 characters

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

This showed up at my Krogers a few weeks ago, so going over to some friends house to watch some UFC.. I purchased this... who could resist some Voodoo?

Appearence - Dark... I would say kind of like a medium roast coffee. when poured it pours a decent head that does fade to leave a slight covering of foam. Good.

Smell - hmmm kind of like Malty swamp water. Malt and hops. Average

Taste - after smelling I thought it would taste sweeter and not be crisp, but I was wrong, it's very good but not great if that makes any sense. The hops are not strong, but yet not weak either. I'm going with above average.

Mouthfeel - well as I mentioned... crispy. I like crispy, Good

Drinkability - very drinkable....

 707 characters

Photo of bennetj17
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber color, looks almost brown, but glows red in the light. Very clear, medium tan head with decent retention. Aroma is quite nice- it's a malty mix of buttered toffee, chocolate, tangy dark fruit, and a touch of cinnamon. I'd compare it to a dark Belgian but with a different yeast character.

I taste a lot of fruit, it's semi tart with a plum and cherry quality. The caramel sweetness of the malt tries to come though also, but loses out a bit to the tart fruit. The flavor fades somewhat towards the finish, and is lightly drying. Light to medium bodied, the carbonation is fairly sharp, but kept in check.

This is one of the beers I got started with when first trying microbrews in college. I remember the Old Chicago in Coralville, IA used to have it on the menu. I haven't drank one in several years, and I was under the assumption that I wouldn't think much of it anymore. However, it suprised me. I think the malty complexity is pretty good for a 5% ABV lager. Try it with an open mind...

 1,006 characters

Dixie Blackened Voodoo Lager from Dixie Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 819 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.