Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
3.65/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle into a tasting glass. Split with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday. Everyone loved this more than me - I felt the Belgian elements and the fruit didn't play as nicely together as others did.
The beer looks OK in the glass, but right away it looks like something's wrong. The beer is a hazy golden color with a touch of orange around the edges. More of an inverted look for a beer - interesting, most of the times the darker colors are towards the center. A sea-monkey's playground full of floaties lies beneath the surface and there is very little head. No lace is noted, just a syrupy residue like brandy left on the glass.
Voodoo Love Child smells of nice Belgian yeast esters and some fruit. Orange, berries and cherries are the prominent fruit flavors that I perceive. The Belgian malt adds some touches of earthiness and a bit of chalk, plus subtle spices.
The taste is the best part of the beer, so at least that's something it has going for it. As I sip, I dialed in on what this tastes like to me - Grand Marnier! There's some juicy orange, not bitter peel, and passion fruit then the cherries come back and add just a hint of tartness. I get some Belgian notes from the yeast - namely a decent amount of chalk and slight spice that could be coriander but has a touch of pepper too. The taste is anchored by some Belgian pale malt and medium hoppiness from noble hop additions. Finally, I get a healthy dose of booze that, while originally concealed, is now brandished in every sip.
The mouthfeel is syrupy and I wish it was more carbonated. The flavors that linger consist of yeast, sweet malt and fruit. The beer really starts to show how boozy it is as it warms. I'm not saying this was a bad execution, it just may not be the best idea. I've bought these bottles twice and I don't think I'll give it another shot. A decent beer but just not something I enjoyed enough to purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2010 21:36:45 | More by jampics2
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3.46/5 rDev -7%
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
3.74/5 rDev +0.5%
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
Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
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