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Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child

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BA SCORE
84
good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%


Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is our Belgian Style Trippel aged on intimate fruits of Passion Fruit, Raspberry and Cherry. Lightly spiced with corriander and curqua orange peel and other spices of passion. Light Reddish hue and with a alcohol strength of 10.5% and nicely carbonated in the bottle.

Enjoy a couple and have your own Voodoo Love Child!!!

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.
Red-amber color; slightly hazy with a fine head.

A tad too sweet despite some tartness.
Nice mix of fruity flavors with no one fruit dominating: A berry-cherry mix.
Medium-light body with fairly high carbonation.
Some hops show up in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:58:10 | More by chinchill
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice from the bomber.

A: slightly tight one finger head and a hazy deep gold ale color with a tinge of deep copper.

S: For some reason It is straight lavender hand soap with udder cream. Other people report yeast strains and cherries. I fail to get that. It is weird.

T: Lavender, coriander and fruitcake, with spicy yeast notes, and fresh baked bread.

M: Smooth and puckery at edges. Tip of tongue is prickly. Slightly chalky on finish. That ephemeral lavender in the nose is like a punch on the back end out breath.

O: Interesting. Not my cup of tea. Glad I got a chance to try it. Not terribly faithful to the style, but interesting nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 03:02:13 | More by Scrapss
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A quite dark almost copper red, but hints at a brown and dark red like color. Off white and faint tain and barely one finger head, with some good staying power though from some solid slow rising noticeable tan carbonation.

Smells like a typical fruit beer. Small sensing fruit, a hint of weak sourness. Not much sweetness but also no hitting large booze either. Slightly cherry and candied red fruits, but hardly resembles a hint of Belgian tripel quality.

Taste is heavily on the fruit. Large amounts of raspberry and cherry senses, but is quite dry and fleeting. Finishes is quite tonic and minerally dry with virtually no aftertaste. There is a high abv listed, but is incredibly well masked and hidden. Some real tannic seed fruit quality with a large dryness in the mid palate.

It's a well put together brew, but definitely hints at fruit more than anything, which takes away from my classic Belgian tripel sensing enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:03:28 | More by smakawhat
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oberon

North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The label is a little disturbing I gotta say.Pours into a large tulip glass a deeply ripe tangerine color with a sticky light pinkish hued white head that left good lacing.Aromas are on the lighter side with stone fruit and mild lactic notes,some sweet alcohol plays a role as it warms more.The feel is almost creamy and it helps the beer glide down easy.Dry on the palate for the most part save some sweet sugary alcohol in the finish,stone fruit and lightly tart fresh picked raspberries stand out most with just a tinge of iron.Not bad,it's not funky or barnyard-like and the fruit is subtle but it adds nicely to the beer,it doesn't seem quite as big as it is.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 21:54:40 | More by oberon
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(3.75) A: Blood orange coloured with a relatively thin and wispy head even with vigorous pour.

(4.0) S: Lots of cherry, a lot of raspberry and/or strawberry, orchard apple, and soft grains. Bold fruit centered aroma that’s very sweet in general but not in an artificial way. Cherries and berries.

(3.5) T: Similar to aroma with those raspberries but the cherry taste emits a more unnatural syrupy flavour. A sweeter tropical element is present but more of a banana taste for me. A fairly hefty and noticeable alcohol taste at first that dissipates gradually. Belgian cloves and spices.

(3.5) M: Medium bodied with lower carbonation. Slick with a semi-grainy texture.

(3.75) D: Had high hopes for this considering my fondness for the fruits involved but the taste emits a cherry cough syrup quality that I can't get over. The lower carbonation also affected my overall impression.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 01:56:29 | More by Digimaika2
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blackie

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

bomber from Denny's, Clearfield PA

a: fucking gushers - anyway, served in a short chalice, full off-white head, average retention, the beer itself a honey amber in color

s: heavy, sweet tripel aroma of pils and pale malts, sugar syrup, generally quite fruity - some cherries and passionfruit, neither stands out too much at first but grow as the beer warms, a mild twang from the raspberries perhaps, deep yeasty aromas of bubblegum and coriander, fruity sugars, nice enough

m: carbonation on the low end of the moderate range, body medium with a sugar slickness

t: a big dosing of pils and pale malts form a sweet, sometimes honeylike body, strong with a warming alcohol presence, yeasty spice, the raspberry does come through firmly on the palate - especially in the aftertaste, with some sweet cherry and tropical passionfruit behind, starts sweet but dries with a grassy metallic hop note to finish, lingering acidity and alcohol fumes

o: a little heavy-handed for my preference of the style, and the fruiting seems gratuitous, but it has some good moments, not bad

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 20:32:32 | More by blackie
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed reddish-orange color with a tiny fizzy white head with tons of tiny carbonation bubbles streaming through the body of the beer. The head fades very fast leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass and some wisps of foam on the surface of the beer.

Smell – The aroma is huge and fruity with tons of sweet raspberry and cherry smell. It almost has a cherry-berry flavored kool-aid like sweetness; sort of a candy like sugary smell. Mixed with these smells are some light tropical fruit and orange and a tiny bit of spice.

Taste – The taste begins with a citrus, yeast, and biscuit taste mixed with a rather big cherry and raspberry sweetness. As the flavors advance the raspberry and cherry grow stronger in flavor and is joined by some candied sugar which combined to produce a rather sweet brew more toward the middle of the taste. Some spice of clove and coriander later come to the tongue with some lighter grassy flavors joining as well. In the end, with even more raspberry and cherry coming to the tongue and a little bit of booze as well, one is left with a fruity raspberry triple taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level, as would have been expected from the appearance, consisting of prickly little carbonation bubbles. The combo is rather nice for the fruity flavors of the beer and quite appropriate for the trippel style.

Overall – A nice sweet and fruity trippel. At 9.5 % abv it is rather easy drinking and quite pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:38:32 | More by Darkmagus82
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Food and Friends
Pours a hazy medium gold color with a decent sized off white head that persists for a while. While there was no huge pop when I opened it, it did try to self pour out of the bottle. The aroma is lightly non descript fruit with a solid caramel malty back with lots of clove and other spices. I had to edit this a little, because as this warms the raspberries and cherries really come out in the nose. The flavor is caramel prune and yeasty spice for the most part. The fruit flavor of raspberry and cherry are subtle but the tartness shines through pretty well. A hint of alcohol and a prominent orange marmalade thing round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Decent beer, but overall I feel that flavors are competing here rather than complimenting each other.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 21:21:42 | More by johnnnniee
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chuckv

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a goblet,

Appearance rosey/red tint through out and little no head.

Smell cloves pepper and a strong cherry presence

Taste A little bit of sweetness at first, then the flovor of cherries and cloves come out and the finish is a little tart/sour

This had a strong alcohol presence at the end a warm your belly feeling

I bought this to try something different, I really enjoyed this beer. I would buy it again

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 10:01:50 | More by chuckv
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themind

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First brew from these guys and it was pretty good. This brew aged over cherries and various other fruits has a nice appealing aroma. The carbonation was good and the taste was good. I would have liked just a tab more fruit flavor but all in all I enjoyed it. I would buy this again as it went down easy and was $7.99 for the bottle.

Bottom Line: good brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 02:21:55 | More by themind
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codysjb

Florida

3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass.
A: A rose/red color that has visible bubbles and lots of leftover fruit sediment.
S: Fruity, like a fruit beer with a lot of sweetness that comes in the nose.
T: Sweet, with a passion fruit and watermelon flavor.
M: Sugar on the back of the tongue molds into a sweet fruit flavor and becomes Robitussin like.
O: Tastes like a fruit beer, certainly not amazing but not atrocious either. very average.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:20:11 | More by codysjb
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Jonada

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle served in a goblet

Appearance: Pours an orange/amber color with 1 finger of a soapy off white head. Body is hazy with medium visible carbonation.

Smell: Raspberries, sweet cherry, clove, red apple, and spice. The fruit notes are much more to the forefront with the base beer characteristics playing more of a supporting role.

Taste: Lightly sweet upfront with flavors of cherries, candi sugar, apple, clove, and raspberry. Finishes dry with a slight tartness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Carbonation is high. Strong alcohol warming sensation after it goes down.

Overall: Pretty good, though the fruits and base beer didn't compliment each other as well as I was hoping for. Also for "only 9.5%" it was a bit hot and boozy. It's not a bad brew, though I probably wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:14:29 | More by Jonada
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

4.0 A: Murky peach amber color. Frothy off-white head with good retention for the ABV and some whisps of lacing.

4.25 S: The tripel and the fruits blend very well together. Lots of corriander with clove and pepper spice underneath. The cherry, raspberry, and passion fruit are potent enough to matter, but still let the tripel through. Wheaty hay and apple from the base beer. Fairly simple, but powerful and well balanced, especially for a fruit beer. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Pleasant tripel flavors meet a triad of fruitiness. Strong corriander with clove and pepper undertones. Apple and peach fruitiness from the tripel. Hay and grassy earthiness. The cherry, raspberry, and passion fruit are strong enough to not have a watered down taste. Quite nice.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately spritzy and supremely smooth. Good here. Booze isn't noticeable at all.

4.0 D: Another winner from Voodoo. All they seem to make is great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 01:34:12 | More by DavoleBomb
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a hazy gold with a notable pinkish tint. White head is thin and retains as a lacing.

Fruity sweetness over a honey and citrus malt.

Flavor is fruity, cherries and passionfruit, with honey and coriander and a hint of booze.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth and some mild alcohol warmth.

An interesting fruit-infused brew, works really well and is refreshing and masks its strength well. Probably not for everyone, but I would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 14:03:10 | More by Cylinsier
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AgentMunky

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Koningshoeven chalice. The bottle is oddly lumpy, as if blown incorrectly.

A: Light white head tops an auburn-clear body.

S: Strongly floral. At a distance, yeasty. Up close, cherry cough syrup. A touch of raspberry is evident, but buried by the cloying cherry sweetness. I have mixed feelings.

T/M: Mmmm. The raspberry is extra strong here, offering a welcome burst of tart fruit, complemented by the tropicality of the presumed passionfruit. Still, the cherry is unwelcome and unwholesome, lending a cloying medicinal quality to the whole affair. Spice is apparent, and the beer is light and scintillating. Aftertaste is slightly sticky, urging me to take another raspberry-filled sip.

O: An interesting, worthwhile beer, but somewhat lackluster. Would recommend and have again, but neither with any great enthusiasm.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 07:13:29 | More by AgentMunky
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized tulip.

Pours a hazy amber colored brew with a bright white head that fades to a thin cover.

Smells of fruit - cherries, raspberries and passion fruit - as advertised.

Tastes of cherries, raspberries and passion fruit. Can also taste some candied malt as well as a faint hop finish that is dry.

Medium mouthfeel. Active carbonation.

An interesting take on the style. I will seek out other brews from Voodoo since I appreciate brews that try to craft an original signature on a tried-and-true style - the tripel is one of my favorites too. At first glance, I thought this was going to have some habanero pepper in it - which would have been cool, but as it stands this is worth a shot. It is somewhat caught in-between a traditional tripel and a fruit brew. The marriage of the two is happy enough though to enjoy the ride.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 02:32:42 | More by ujsplace
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up in Monroeville, PA, which is right outside of Pittsburg.

Served in a Schlafy tulip.

A: Poured a very murky, bright orange color, with a slight white head that stuff around for a bit. It died later into the session.

S: Fruit upfront. I know this one involves cherries, but I got strawberries on the aroma. Whaterver... Potent.

T: Despite the aromatic fruit component, this wasn't sugary in the least. Quite the contrary, actually. DEFINITELY not a lambic as the marketing on the bottle suggested, but still in the fruit realm.

M: Hearty carbonation here, especially considering this fashions itself as a lambic, but I dug the non-sweet part of this. Really nice in that regard. The lacing was almost non-existent.

O: This was a pretty good entry by this brewery and only the third I've tried by them.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 01:49:25 | More by Chaney
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adamette

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured by me into a clean, clear glass from the growler that I had filled September 8th, 2012 at the brewpub. Cost I am not sure of but I am going to guess $11.99.

A Nice creamy white head over hazy light caramel colored body that lets light through but it is not perfectly translucent. Fine look. 4.0

S Nice belgian yeast, candi sugars and the fine bouquet of fruits (Passion fruit, Raspberry and Cherry mentioned in the description here on BA) present an irresistable aroma that I want to get a taste of. Tripels are some of my favorite beers and since this is a Tripel aged on various fruits I am rating as a Tripel. Anyway, intriguing, interesting and quite pleasant smell to my nose. 4.5

T Taste carries right from the smell. Lovely bouquet of sweetness from the candi sugars, the actual fruits and the grainy Belgian yeast and finally a sense of a burn of alcohol (well obscured by the sweet tastes dancing about) characterize the taste of the beer. The slight burn of alcohol dissapears within seconds and I am left with a nice syrupy goodness that lingers. I want to characterize this correctly…the taste is not a strong one…it can at times be a little bit subtle. Anyway, I find the taste to be very good indeed. 4.5

M As suggested above, while flavorful the feel is slightly on the thin side for a Tripel. That is not a bad thing, just an accurate description. 3.5

D/O Drinkability is very, very good for the ABV. Overall this is a fine beer. 4.0

Serving type: growler

09-28-2012 01:38:26 | More by adamette
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

With feelings of Valentine's Day lurking just beyond the flavor spread of the beer, Love Child uses the base tripel recipe of Gran Met as the foundation from which to spring the overtly fruit character of raspberry, cherry, and passion fruit.

Much like the Gran Met, the tripel portrays a shy carbonation that yields a eerily still appearance with little foam stance garnered and equally terse on lace and retention. Hazy with yeast and perhaps a dusting of wheat, the beer casts an even glow when back lit. Where its appearance differs from the original is the hue of blood oranges from fruit-stained coloration.

The malty sweet aromas of the tripel presents itself well, but it's the fruit overtones that steal the show. Fruity for sure but the culmination of cherries, berries, and obscure tropicals arrive in a certain fruity tone that evades specificity and weaves well into the estery nature of the Belgian yeast influence. But the counterpart spice from yeast is overwhelmed as the scent remains decidedly fruity.

Flavors mimic those attributes from aromas closely. Malt sweetness hits the front of the mouth with a candied fruit coating that reminds me of cinnamon apples. This notion is exacerbated by the complementary taste of berries, cherries, and citrusy tropical passion fruit that, in its fussion, gives impressions of Hawaiian Punch fruit juice. The acidic flavors of fruit masks the taste of grain and sugar well and saves the day for its taste.

The rich malt and saccharine "tacky" textures are somewhat forgiven as the palate registers the texture of fruit sweetness and acidity that carries the beer from early impressions through mid palate. But the beer never develops beyond that as the sticky sweetness of the malt, sugar, and fruit lay stagnant on the palate and offer only alcohol heat to close the beer. And indefinate linger of fruit sugars clings to the teeth and beg for dryness that never comes.

But there's the element of fruit that seduces my palate in all the right ways. I somehow forgive the lackluster textures because of the bright fruit flavor that masks the anti-Belgian character of the original tripel and allows me to discuss the beer from a different angle.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 06:19:03 | More by BEERchitect
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle poured into a Russian River cervoise...

A - Pours a hazy, amber-honey color that reminds me of iced tea. A 1 finger, bone white head forms and dissipates just as fast as it formed.

S - The aroma is pretty bready and yeasty up front. Some slight must comes through as well with a bit of funk. It is trying to come across as a Belgian beer, but falls a bit short. The fruits come next. Raspberry, cherry and lemon are present. There is a slight hint of passion fruit, but nothing that really stands out.

T - The taste follows the nose pretty closely, although it is a bit sweeter. The cherry and raspberry are stronger in the taste. There is a much stronger malt presence than in the nose. The yeast and bready notes are a little more subdued. It certainly tastes better than the aroma would lead you to believe.

M - Medium bodied beer but more on the thinner side. There is a good bit of carbonation as well. Kind of a sugary coating left in the mouth.

O - Pretty interesting beer. It certainly blends several different styles, although I'm not sure that was the intention. The fruit flavors are nice, but there was something just a little off about the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 19:02:22 | More by KAP1356
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 ounce bottle poured into one of my New Belgium snifters.

A: Pours a light amber hugh with a rosey tint to it. A thin white head on top dissipated quickly.

S: The bottle claims this beer was brewed on "Cherries, Raspberries, and Passion Fruit". This statement is confirmed in the nose.

Raspberry dominates. Passion fruit is present. Struggling to pick up on much in the way of Cherry. Strawlike notes and a touch of breadiness is in the background.

T: The fruit has a lot of puckerpower. There's a great deal of sweet-and-sour at play here due to the fruits. I'm trying to work my way through any nuances that are in here with the interplay between the raspberry and the belgian yeast strain, but before I can make much progress, the passion fruit arrives and overwhelms. It's very distracting for me.

Finishes like you're drinking liquified sour-dough bread. I'm not really digging it, to be honest.

M: Thick and viscous, carbonation is a bit low for my liking. Finishes sharply sour.

D/O: This isn't very enjoyable for me. I respect the fact that they tried to reach outside the box here... but I'm just not sure that Passion Fruit works for me.

I feel no need to repeat this brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 23:56:45 | More by psuKinger
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FosterJM

California

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1380th Review on BA
Bottle to HF Stemware
22oz

No bottle date

Thanks to CPAbeer and StormKing47 for the bottle.

Shared with my brother in law.

App- A ton of orange in the glass with a hazy yellow ord around the center. A giant 2-1/2 finger head that was quick to recede. Not much cling or lace but looks great in the glass.

Smell- On the opening notes you really get more of the fruits then anything. A lot of prickly booze with a wheat base. Just kinda one dimensional.

Taste- Taste follows the nose on this one with a more pronounced peppery note. The fruit is a bit overwhelming but still keeps it all tied together. The passion fruit is the last flavor I get.

Mouth- A more pronounced lighter medium body with a medium prickly carbonation. An interesting beer thats neither a true tripple or a american wild ale.

Drink- It was flavorful and well crafted, just nothing I would seek out. Thanks to my RS guys for the gift.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 03:09:55 | More by FosterJM
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MarcGetty

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As I like fruit beers when I see a new beer that is "Aged on Cherries, Raspberries and Passion Fruit" I get excited and buy it. Unfortunately this is not what I though it would be. Fortunately, this is still a pretty good beer.

It pours a nice amber color with a little bit of head. It tastes like an amber, but with ever so slightly fruity a taste. I can't emphasize enough how small the fruity taste is.

This is either a complete failure as a fruit beer (unlikely) or brewed by someone who just wanted a tiny taste of fruit in their beer (and was very successful in doing this).

If you want a fruit beer, don't try this. If you want a very good beer with a slightly complex taste to it, this is the beer for you. I'm not going to buy a case of it any time soon, but if I was given a case I sure would have a smile on my face!

BTW: My 750 ml bottle says it has 9.5% alcohol, not 10.5% as per the BA specs.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 16:20:39 | More by MarcGetty
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served with a ruby tinted, golden orange body that had some cloudiness to it...the head was bubbly and stood two fingers tall...it receded to a thick ring and left behind some decent lacing

S - The nose is sweet and inviting...full of all the listed fruits...cherries, passion fruits, raspberries...the Belgian yeast and slight spices also play a part in the nose

T - Things are sweet again, but I feel it never becomes cloying...there is a blast of juicy fruits at the beginning...mainly the raspberries and passion fruit...the yeast strain cuts through some of the sweetness in the middle...the cherries and Belgian spices work together towards the finish...there is a slight fleshy, citrus working it's way to the finish...slight alcohol too

M - Medium bodied...prickly carbonation, some thickness to it, slight alcohol, sweet

O - I am now a fan of this beer...especially on tap...the fruits really stood out and worked with the Tripel-style Voodoo was trying to pull off...the alcohol starts to show towards the end, so one was enough...I'll have to try it in the bottle

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2012 11:05:19 | More by thain709
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saw this winking at me on the shelf of my local Beer purveyor for the last few weeks and finally took the plunge. Love the graphics on the bottle, couldn't wait to try it.

A: Pours a very nice light brown haze with a deep red coloring throughout. Head is pretty much gone by the time I put the glass down, but a thin lace wraps all the way around the edge of the glass with a few small "clouds" of lace remaining on top.

S: Belgian Yeast almost instantly comes thru. Can def pick up the aromas of cherries and passion fruit. Not sure about raspberries, but it may be somewhere in the mix. Most Belgian Wheats remind me of a rotting fruity flavor and coupled with the sweetness of the cherries and passion fruit, it is pretty prominent.

T: Sweetness of the fruit right from the get-go. Can def taste the raspberries here, and the passion fruit but it seems the cherry is more on mild side compared to the other two. Corriander is swirling around the palette as well but it doesn't over power like some other brews i've had. Can also sense some peppery flavors in the mix. Spices are apparenty but do not overpower at all which I really see is a positive characteristic. Alcohol comes thru at the very end, but is surprisingly mild considering its got 10% ABV. Very enjoyable.

M: Only slight carbonation, which may be why the head is almost non-existent. But for this brew it works well. Flavors come on strong right from the get-go and leave with mild alcohol flavoring leaving u with a dry feeling.

O: Very impressed with this one. Depending on the fruit used, I can go either way with Belgian Yeast beers but the passion fruit and raspberry really bring the sweetness together leading into the spicy tones. All around great brew. Hope VooDoo Brewing keeps up the good work!

Serving type: bottle

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
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