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Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

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84
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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 33
Gots: 51 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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!!!
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Ratings: 362 | Reviews: 177
Photo of RacerX5k
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My beer guy suggested i try this couple months ago the 22 oz bomber. I enjoyed that. This is from the new, cheaper 4 paks $11.00 making the bomber equivalent $5.50. Nice. Of course it was so tasty I had three, probably only needed two.

Pretty color, nice fruity aroma and taste. I do think the fruity taste comes more from the Belgian yeast while the aroma comes more from the fruit aging if that makes sense? Either way it's good, strong and not expensive which makes it a winner in my book.

Consider that I do not like Belgians in general, only the Americanized versions such as Weyerbacher Blasphemy, Victory Helios, and now this.

Photo of Pantalones
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Second of two bottles I had of this beer, thanks again to @tommyguz for sending me these. Can't find a bottling date.

Color is a dark orange, and it is incredibly cloudy -- reminiscent of fruit juice with the pulp included, basically. I can even see a few chunks of what I'm guessing is yeast sediment from the bottom in there, floating toward the mid/lower range of the glass. A bit of a whitish foam head on top, which had shrunk away to just a little bit on the surface and a ring around the inside of the glass. The color is nice and the cloudiness is interesting, but the presence of visible floating bits just seems a little icky to me.

Smell is primarily yeasty funkiness. A bit of a fruitiness, too. Maybe the faintest presence of alcohol at the very end of a sniff, but only sometimes. Overall the smell is fainter than I was expecting; not bad at all, but nothing really stands out either.

Taste is definitely an improvement over the smell! Yeasty is still the dominant aspect for sure, and it's difficult to describe exactly what that tastes like; sometimes I get a bit of an almost-nutty-but-not-quite thing sometimes, which tends to be more noticeable in the aftertaste than when drinking, and other times there's a sort of woody/faintly smoky thing blending into fruitiness. There's also fruitiness (some of which I'm guessing is from the yeast or alcohol -- there's a bit of an apple/pear thing like I noticed in Azrael from Devil's Backbone also, and sometimes the faintest little bit of something banana-like blending in with the woody/smoky thing -- and some of which must be coming from the actual fruit the beer was aged on.) The fruit presence isn't especially strong, but it definitely becomes more noticeable when the beer is served warmer than "fridge temperature." Just a bit of a sweet-tart fruity sort of thing that sometimes comes across as a bit raspberryish and other times is harder to place. Sometimes I get a definite bit of raspberry in the aftertaste, too. I don't know what a passionfruit tastes like, but I suppose that could be the origin of the "this is a fruit flavor, but I can't quite place it" taste I'm picking up.

Feel is very nice. Smooth, substantial, a bit slippery or almost sticky in a good way, but at the same time seems dry... not entirely sure how that works but it's a really nice combination of traits that works really well. Goes down very easily despite the high alcohol (though my bottle says 9.2% ABV rather than the 10.5% listed here, it's still the highest ABV of any beer I've tried by over half a point), and there's only a bit of a warming sensation in the mouth to clue you in that the alcohol is high to begin with. And even in that area it doesn't give itself away as being quite so high in alcohol -- it's most noticeable in the first couple sips, and I've felt a similar degree of warming from beers that were only in the 7% ABV range.

Overall, it's difficult for me to really put a single number on this one -- I *really* like the mouthfeel of it and am a bit stunned at how such a high-ABV beer can go down with so little noticeable alcohol features (as mentioned above -- some 7% beers seem just as "warm," if not more so, to me), and I'm liking the taste a good bit more now than the first time I had one (I think either the slightly warmer temperature or swirling the bottle just a bit before pouring -- or both -- may have brought out the fruit a bit more), but it is a bit weird-looking (though again, swirling the bottle before pouring probably contributed to the yeasty bits floating about!) and the smell is a bit underwhelming. Of course, looks are by far the least-important attribute... so I think I'll go with a 4 overall. Though as always, I may fiddle with my scores if I end up having this one again at some point in the future.

Photo of classixIII
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Didn't know what to expect, but pleasantly surprised. Great color, opaque with swirls of solids, leans toward pink. This one was lacking carbonation, In fact it was barely detectable and I would have liked to have some. Cherry and passion fruit are out front, malt and yeast right behind. Just sweet enough. This edition was 9.5 ABV, and if it didn't say so on the bottle, you would never know it. Be careful wit this one, you could easily have a few too many if there is such a thing.

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very interesting fruited Tripel with ample support from a 10.5% backbone. I like how the Belgian yeast character plays off the fruit. I can pick out the passion fruit and raspberry, the cherry is a little harder to discern. Underrated- I wish I shared this one with others. It has complexity but alas, the yeast character may scare some away.

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from JNForsyth. 22 ounce bottle into chalice; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, cherry, passion fruit, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast/fruit balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited tripel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, fruits, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of Jonny41
2.22/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Obviously not for me, Ive tried other similar styles and liked them Ok ?
but couldn't get thru this one.... I really did try

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 batch, 9.2% abv

Pours a hazy light golden almost pinkish color.

Smells like raspberries.

Taste is subtle malt that cascades into a pleasant berry sweetness.

The carbonation is appropriate.

Overall this is a tasty beer that hides the alcohol content, anyone who enjoys fruit beers will most likely enjoy this.

Photo of Farnswurth
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Tasted like cough syrup. I couldn't get past the first few sips.

Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers on the market. Coming in at a monster 10% ABV it's very smooth and the fruit really pops and comes through on this beer. Matt Allyn hit the mark with this one.

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

This is interesting. Not picking up a lot of fruit. Basically a standard tripel with a slight raspberry flavoring.

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by one of the crew - thanks.

A: Pours a hazed orange with a 1/4" white head which fades quickly to the rim and leaves a few spots of lace.

N: Fruity, slight funk and tartness, coriander spice and orange zest.

T: Fruity dark cherries, raspberries, hard to pick out the passion fruit for me. Mildly sweet and yeasty.

M: Semi-moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. ABV carries some heat on the finish.

O: A fruity and slightly funky tripel, well for whatever it is, I enjoyed it.

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on draft at Denny's Beer Barrel pub in Clearfield PA. Good looking beer that offered little to the nose. Very tasty, smooth, light feel and very easy to drink for 10.5 ABV which earns bonus points overall. Very food beer I hope to revisit.

Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Scrapss
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.

Photo of smakawhat
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.

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look - nice peachy/orangey color, hazy, no head at all even after a vigorous pour

smell - strong fruity aromas, tangerines? and cherries?

taste - amazing. citrusy with raspberry tartness, also sweet. tastes a lot more like a lambic than a tripel.

feel - smooth, savory

overall - i tried this beer for the first time at a brew expo. it blew me away. it still does, it is one of my favorites.

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of Digimaika2
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of blackie
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.26/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of chuckv
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Photo of themind
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!

Photo of codysjb
3.43/5  rDev -8%
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.

Photo of Jonada
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.