Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

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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
Reviews by EPseja:
Photo of EPseja
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Blush champagne with silvery-copper highlights. Pastel sunrise. An interesting color I have not seen in any other beer. Clear, and without much overt carbonation action. Lacing is wispy and fleeting.

S - Immediate rush of framboise-style lambic, giving the impression of a much sweeter beer. Passion fruit is also detectable, but in lesser amounts. Some of the other musty, fruity esters commonly associated with a triple are also here, but it's mainly about the raspberries.

T - My immediate reaction was not one of pleasure. The dry Belgian funkiness coupled with the bright fruitiness caused a pretty big rift in the flavor palette -- I was caught off guard. However, with subsequent sips I was able to better understand what this beer is about. In the front is the essence of the fruit, but the sugars were fermented out so as not to create a syrupy sweet mess. The middle gives a nice tartness that works with the yeasts, leading to a refreshingly dry swallow. More complex than the nose would belie.

M - A bit thin until the effervescence kicks up a froth. No real body to speak of other than that, but it lends itself well to this style.

O - An interesting beer to say the least. Not what I was expecting -- actually, it's better. The dryness helps allow the Belgian intricacies to shine through, making any adventurous beer lover happy. However, don't attempt to serve this to someone thinking they're going to get a sweetened fruit lambic!

More User Reviews:
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 BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue IV:

A Tripel aged on cherries, raspberries and passion fruit. Minimal lacing but it stays for the duration, beautiful glowing amber color even though there is a haze. The aroma is full of cherry and raspberry fruitiness, passion fruit is there but subdued. Ample crispness with a fluffy moderate body that runs a little bitty. Big on the fruit flavors, not only from the fruit that this is aged on, but from the yeast that throws some light tropical fruit at the taste buds along with a mellow warming alcohol. Paper-thin phenols come in with a faint herbal flavor. Finishes with some fruit and leans toward the dry side.

More of a strong Fruit Beer rather than a Tripel with fruit. Yeah, there is some Belgian-esque character, but not enough to make a substantial footprint on the taste buds.

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle w/o freshness/brewed on/bottled on info, comes via Dave Roach and Tony Forder of Ale Street News fame. This one pours cloudy dark orangey amber, under a rapidly departing off white head, and leaving minor lacing. The nose is sweatily of tropical fruits. Initial impression is of a triple infused w/ a bit too much highly sweet fruit juice. Notes of sweet/sour cherries, mango, sour starburst candies. Quite a crisp and intense drying hop burst late. Certainly different. Being a lover of all things Belgian in style, and also being one who does enjoy a sweeter, yet somehow also hoppy brew, I liked it. I'm sure however that this one will not be for everybody. So proceed with caution.

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 tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear with sediment, 1/3 inch head, brownish yellow in color, high carbonation

Smell: berries: strawberries, cherries, raspberries, and some honey

Taste: follows the nose with slight Belgian spices and toasted malt

Mouthfeel: very sweet but not cloyingly so, light bodied, medium-high carbonation

Drinkability: A super fruity beer that still has some beer taste. I would liken this to Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss with more kick. I would get this one again, but one per sitting due to the sweetness.

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle split with a friend poured into a snifter glass.

cracked the cap and exploding bottle, still saved almost all the beer. pours out slightly cloudy deep golden color with a slight red hue to it. big foamy soapy white head that kept some great retention and lots of sticky lace. looks great.

raspberries jump out off the first whiff. also some passion fruit, star fruit kind of citrus going on. behind that the base beer is just barely detectable.

a nice mix of fruit in the taste, mostly raspberry and cherry, not sure on the passion fruit, it may or may not be there (never tried an actual passion fruit). some citrus, and a touch of grains, and maybe some belgian yeast there. a nice balance of fruit and belgian tripel, but i would have liked more of an assertive fruit taste. a slight tartness, but more would have been better.

assertive carb, medium to light in feel, alcohol is hardly noticable.

overall, some nice fruits, but more would have made for a better beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clouded unfiltered amber red forms a large bright white head which dwindles slowly forming fine even bands of lacing as it fades. Aromatics full of tart fruit combinations including syrupy passion fruits like pineapple and mango twang, tart apple cider with honey covered cherries and berries. A menagerie of fruit and tripel, this aging of the fruit did the Gran Met well, because it was still on fire way too young at this stage in the game. Aging on fruit really took that edge off and everything melded together quite well. I also note a spicy peppery yeast note that was lacking along with herbal qualities that were nonexistent in my sampling of the Gran Met. Flavors flowed well it really still had plenty of alcohol flavor but sweet ripened fruit and somewhat syrupy malts collide to bring enjoyment in the glass. Tartness without the funky edge a very clean natured tart character flows with ripened fruits again I come back to cherry and berry combination without getting too specific, and a flow of tropical passion fruit flows as well. Spicy yeast provides a touch of needed dryness low hop content brings out some mild herbal qualities to add to the balance. Again another big brew that will only improve with age. Mouthfeel is full bodied with really sticky residual sugars coating the palate with every sip a 22oz portion can get cloying but hell just about any beer at this abv will do that to ya. Carbonation flowed well even on the palate with enough there to carry the syrup that has formed, and I can guarantee some alcohol burn at this point. Drinkability is good for the complexity of different fruits thrown in here along with a notably spicy yeast profile and pure alcohol presence the flavors do work, but once again split this with some friends much more enjoyable spread out rather than by the bottle.

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 glid02
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Capone's in Norristown, PA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with good amounts of Belgian candi sugar. Also present are mild amounts of cherries and assorted other light fruits.

Tastes similar to how it smells. A mildly biscuit-like sweet malt flavor kicks things off and are joined shortly by sweet candied cherries. Hints of raspberries enter into things midway through the sip along with a light bitterness. Sweet malt and fruit flavors carry through to an ending that's mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a decent thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass and could have another.

Overall the flavors inherent to a tripel felt a bit too aged to me - I prefer the malt flavors to be a bit crisper. Still, a solid attempt at a "fruited" tripel and worth a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(served in a tulip)
A- This beer has a hazy glowing orange body with a champagne carbonation and a sticky white creamy head that last for the full beer.
S- This beer has a full sweet cherry- passion fruit aroma with some baby food fruit smell in the finish.
T- This beer has a fruity sweet flavor with a mead finish with a slight bitter note. There is a slight berry funk with a cheese note and a raspberry tart hint in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a smooth texture and a fizzy finish. There is no alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer has a big sweet almost candy fruit flavor with an odd complexity. The fruit is sweet and the dry triple flavors are a bit odd together with not much hop or malt flavors to support the fruit.

Photo of meatymattyballs
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- a hazy orange color. not exactly what i expected or would associate with a beer of this flavor

T- my first attempt at this beer was unexpected , i drank it overly chilled a mistake on my own part, the flovors seemed a little jumbled together. i grew fond of this beer on my sencond go, another suprise this is how cherry should taste , i realy couldnt taste the pasion fruit? also felt the spice almost cinniomn like realy complamented the berry .

D- at 10.5 i could imagine love child would catch up to you . it wasnt tart a plus for me but , beers like this get old quick imo.

a pleasent break from the more aggressive styles

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Voodoo- Love Child

Bottles at Isaac Newton's- Newtown, PA

A- Cloudy red grapefruit color with a small white head.
S- Big strong raspberries, cherries and grape.
T- Crisp wine-coller malt with a big fruity body. Raspberries are dominent with cherry and grape notes coming through. Passion fruit listed on the label and I'm assuming thats what I'm tasting. Very berry flavored and Passion fruit isn't a very common flavor?!
M- Sweet and crisp up front with a dry fruitiness in the end. Alc present in the end and very warming in the gullet.

Overall- Very fruity and tasty. A good dessert beer, probably good with chocolate cake.

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 dirtylou
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, obtained a while back in a bif or trade or something...enjoyed during dinner on election night

appearance: murky and dirty copper body, foamy beige cap with pretty strong retention

smell: lots of fruit additives in this tripel - raspberry, cherry, passion fruit...seems a little artificial but interesting enough

taste: a bad tripel, but the fruit additions make it an interesting drink...passion fruit dominates with red raspberry, cherry, and citrus. Very minimal alcohol - interesting enough but not a good tripel

mouthfeel: medium body, light booze burn

drinkability: pretty good

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

Split a bomber at The Farmhouse for $13. This beer is worth checking out for the bizarre label alone. Wow. The beer appears a hazy light amber with a short white head. The aroma and flavor are big on fresh berry fruit and seeds. I'm reminded of the sensation of biting into a raspberry and chewing on the seeds. In the aroma, however, this smell comes off eerily similar to roasted turkey. Go figure. The label says it has cherries, passionfruit, and raspberries, and the former two play a big part of the taste, while the actual tripel malt just provides a pleasant backbone. Check this beer out. Definitely interesting and tasty.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip.

What an interesting beer this should be.

A- Light caramel tan color, small head, quickly dissipating. No lacing. Lots of carbonation (some might say too much).

S- Smell was very similar to cotton candy. Sweet/sour sugary bite to the nose. Some spice and yeast detected.

T- Not your ordinary tripel here. The fruit component to this one was certainly upfront. Cherries, passion fruit, raspeberry, pineapple, apple, belgian spices, HUGE yeast presence. Please note- this is a VERY sugary beer with a big noticable alcohol kick in the end.

M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation and fizz.

D- With the high ABV, this one needs to be shared. I enjoyed it, but due to the sugary and sweet nature of the beer, having just one will be fine.

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 morimech
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangish amber color with a thin head that hung around for a little while before a thin film forms. Just light spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Fruit forward aroma. Definately can pick out cherries and raspberries. The passion fruit less so but there is a little musty element lingering in the background.

Fruit again in the flavor. Cherries in the forefront that give a touch of tartnesss, followed by sweeter raspberries. Not much for Belgian beer elements. Alcohol is well hidden.

Medium body with soft but effervescent carbonation. The best thing about the beer.

More of a fruit beer than anything else. Definately not what I was expecting.

Photo of njmoons
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An interesting beer if nothing else. I smells and tastes a beer brewed with Belgian Yeast, but the fruit is subtlely in every part of the beer.

I smelled the fruit, tasted the fruit, and the finish left the fruit in my mouth. Maybe the passion fruit over the cherries and rasberries.

So did I like it? Answer is, I am not sure. I certainly was entertained by the beer, and will get it again. So that was fun, but I would get it again more out of curiosity then infatuation.

Is that Love, sounds more like Voodoo?

Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aged over cherries, raspberries and passion fruit. Label depicts a chubby European man in a leopard speed-o walking in flames with dutch wooden shoes. Advertised as 10.5% abv yet my label stated 9.5%??

A: Poured from the bottle a pink grapefruit color, in the glass was a hazy, cloudy deep rusty orange with a thin fizzy white head that quickly dissipated leaving no visible lacing.

S: classic pink grapefruit, with some sugar sweetness. The passion fruit is definitely distinguishable here adding a subtle nice aroma.

T: pink grapefruit, passion fruit and candi-sugar with some tart berries. There was a touch of acidity as well tart fruitiness. Oranges, mangos, and grapefruit juices reminds me of a breakfast drink. Finishes with some light tart, pink grapefruit and a touch of acidity.

M: thin, light, a tad watery and very sugary with a tart grapefruit lacing. Carbonation is light and juice-like.

D: Nice drinkability, smooth, strange, and unique and a nice change of pace. Wouldn't run out and buy a case but as a single, a unique and worthwhile experience.

Photo of akorsak
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber graciously shared by ffejherb.

A: The tripel is a hazy tea color, straddling the amber divide precariously. Not the color I'd expect from a tripel, thanks to the fruit additions. A wisp of head was there and gone.

S: The nose is yeasty with a decidedly unusual fruit finish, perhaps the passionfruit at work? Some caramel and candi sugar is present as well.

T: The ale has a dried fruit finish that is sweet without being syrupy. Dry cherries and berries are evident, adding a slightly tart, natural flavor. For being so large, the booze is well hidden.

M: The mouthfeel is prickly with lots of fruit swelling around. Dry Belgian yeast is a firm reminder of it's provenance.

D: I doubt that I could finish a whole bottle but the addition of the fruits to the ale is nice.

Photo of philbe311
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A thin layer of perfectly uniform slightly off-white colored head sits a top and quickly fizzes away... Some carbonation bubbles can be seen bursting through the surface... Loads of micro-size carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass behind which larger bubbles rise at a rapid pace... The color is a honey amber...

S - Belgian yeast is first and foremost... Raspberries are next... Candied sugars... Golden raisins... Passion fruit... Undeniably Belgian yet slightly sweet...

T - A mix of sweet... Cherries... Candied Sugars... Golden raisins... Passion fruit... Raspberries... Some Belgian yeast character as well... A bit medicinal... Some peppery notes on the finish...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Much thicker than expected... Syrupy... The carbonation is a bit prickly... A slightly odd dry finish that seems to crescendo...

D - An interesting attempt at something special from Voodoo... The results however fall a bit short... What you're left with is a unique Belgian that while still enjoyable, isn't something I would either recommend or purposefully seek out again in the future... However, I wouldn't turn my nose at one either...

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Light orange with some amber spotting throughout. Translucent. A small amount of white head that quickly disappeared. Appears heavily carbonated.

S - Tartness up front with cherry and oak aromas in the background.

T - A big dry tart flavour up front. Cloves, banana, and Belgian yeast provide the typical Belgian Pale Ale notes. The finish has some subtle tart cherry and raspberry flavours along with a slight bready sweetness from the malts. I don't specifically get the passion fruit.

M -Light to medium body with a nice chew. Moderate to heavy carbonation. A little over carbonated.

Photo of wingman14
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a slight white head that fades quickly. The smell is all fruit, sweet and potent. The taste follows suit, very sweet, the fruit is apparent, the flavor seems one dimensional which isn't bad since its tastes good. The alcohol comes through in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth, good balance. This one is not the easiest drinker due to the high ABV, but very easy to drink with this flavor. I can describe this as a half barleywine/half fruit beer. A very interesting mix, and definitely worth checking out. Enjoy!

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