Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +26%
Holy hell, what is this I have gotten myself into. I thought this was a pale ale at first, boy did I just get my ass kicked! Served chilled and poured into a pint glass at first, this one was consumed on 12/16/2008.
The pour was damn nice. A rich light amber color was immediatly visible and came through very nicely. A rich looking white head then came up over the top and settled down into a very nice layer of white that kept up the crown throughout the session.
The aroma was just beautiful. Rich notes of fruit just dominating everything. Intense sweet notes of cherries and passion fruits were everywhere, I did not see this coming at all. Probably the best fruit smell since my last big New Glarus beer. The flavor was more of the same, super light body with an enormous fruit explosion on the taste buds. Super sweet, and at the same time light tart flavors and a hint of soothing grain underneath it all. No hint of alcohol caused this one to literally go down like candy, which is gonna cause an issue as the night wears on I am sure.
Overall I am blown away, this is one of the best beers I have had in a very long time. I am gonna be on the look out for this one again, this was just really really good.
12-17-2008 00:31:45 | More by mikesgroove
4.7/5 rDev +26%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber.
Sweet nose of cherries. Head is healthy but disappates immediatly.
Taste sweet, fruity, smooth no alcohol.
Insanely drinkable for the ABV.
I'm not a fan of fruit beers, but this is very well done. Present but not over powering. Highly recommended and would be a good choice to turn a friend onto craft beers.
05-03-2008 23:30:14 | More by muddah37
4.55/5 rDev +22%
I kept this on the shelf for about 3 months because I wanted to crack it on thanksgiving. Cracked it today. Wow I can't believe I waited this long!
A- I really couldn't say since I drank it from the bottle but I guess it's a hazy yellow as others would say.
S - It smelled like some cherry and raspberries. Couldn't tell much since it was in the bottle and it was cold.
T - Damn nice! One of the best fruit beers I ever tasted! I have never had the Grand Met but this is a prefect example of what you can do with great beer to make it better.
M - sweet goodness with little alcohol bite.
D - I could have two of these in one sitting but since I am pour and most bombers over 8 dollars are a treat I am forced to have these only on special occasion.
Would I drink this regularly if they were to release cheaper 6 packs? You bet your right nut!
12-18-2009 08:11:49 | More by DrDemento456
4.55/5 rDev +22%
Depsite the offensive label of a fat guy in a banana hammock, I reaaly enjoyed this beer.
The fruity aroma (raspberry, cherry, passion fruit) really shined. flavor was a little tart with some spiciness that seemed to balance. the alcohol was pretty well hidden. I would definately try this one again.
06-16-2008 19:09:58 | More by tdrshayden
4.5/5 rDev +20.6%
Poured from a bomber bottle into my oversized snifter. Pinkish-redish hue with a small head. Some slight floaty noticable in the bottle conditioned bottle. Smell is mostly yeast, cracker like along with tartness from the fruit. The taste is pretty complex cherries, raspberrys, and passion fruit are noticed at first but also faint orange and lemon peels are there. Mouthfeel is smooth, very easy to drink and enjoy.
08-20-2010 01:48:45 | More by mtnbikerpa
4.47/5 rDev +19.8%
This bottle is about a year old. It is their Gran Met, which I thought was just okay, aged on fruit.
a: This was a mostly clear golden color with some subtly cherry highlights. It pours with a medium sized, white foamy cap.
s: Sharp, perfumed yeasty notes are muted by sweet passion fruit backed by a little cherry, and some tart raspberries. There is a pleasant musty quality to the overall aroma.
t: Starts off with sweet and refreshing fruit flavors, I think the passion fruit takes center stage. The finish brings tart raspberries and dry, yeasty phenols.
m: Gently creamy carbonation and a thick, viscous body.
d: Gran Met didn't do much for me, but this is stunning. I never tried this fresh, but time has treated it very well. The balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors is damn near perfect.
04-21-2009 10:34:30 | More by DIM
4.43/5 rDev +18.8%
A-Slightly hazed, brilliant orange copper with a thick and creamy pinkish tinted white head that left nice lace.
S-Sweet cherry and tart raspberries come through strong with a nice sweet touch of biscuit malt and some yeast spiciness.
T-Big pop of cherries and raspberries come through with a nice spiciness and sweet biscuit malt as support. This is a very flavourful and well complimented brew.
M-Medium body and somewhat syrupy with good lingering spiciness and tart fruit notes.
D-Dangerously so! This one is full of flavour and ABV! A big ,tasty brew begging you to drink more and more!
04-21-2009 16:48:48 | More by Deuane
4.4/5 rDev +18%
Thanks to chefmonty for this brew!
A - Poured from a bomber into a new belgium glass. Big white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin white foam on top of a pinkish golden hued brew. Had to come back and adjust my rating for appearance. Too many "floaties" in the brew at the end of the bottle. Got about a half inch of yeast and "stuff" in the bottom of the glass.
S - aromas of fruit really come through, raspberries, cherries, and some fig. Some alcohol deep in the backbone of this one.
T - again, fruit really comes through in the taste. Raspberries and cherries, and some faint alcohol bite in the background. this beer really hides its alcohol well. Some passion fruit in later sips. Some dryness similar to that from cherry pits.
M - crisp, slight carbonic bite. not cloying at all.
D - I think dangerously drinkable. don't feel the alcohol until very late in the bottle. Very nice beer. This one should have been on my wants list, but thanks to chefmonty, didn't have to.
08-02-2010 01:07:13 | More by JamnesCameron
4.4/5 rDev +18%
Pours a light red color with a thin head.
Smells fruity and yeasty; I picked up raspberries mostly with a bit of the yeast ester character and a touch of sweet malt.
Taste was exceptional. Fruity with plenty of raspberry and cherry up front, and has enough malt in the backbone to let you know that you're still drinking a beer. No hot alcohol taste. Impressive for the ABV of this beer. Overall, the flavor and sweetness were very well-balanced.
Texture is good. Nothing impressive, but an appropriate body for the style. Well carbonated.
So drinkable I'd say it's dangerous. Very light on the palate for such a strong beer.
09-30-2009 19:46:38 | More by OrangeCharlie
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
$8.99 for a 22oz bomber. Pours out to a cloudy reddish golden, forming a modest white head with mild retention and not much lace, and an overall mild carbonation level. The aroma starts out with the nose of a tripel, you know, mango, pineapple, tropical fruits, a little clove and spice, then is followed by cherry and distant raspberry. The mouthfeel is crisp and tart with a nice acidity balancing the sweetness and a medium body which hides the 10% ABV very nicely. The taste actually opens with the cherries and is followed by a candy sugar sweetness. Mild bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The raspberries are an afterthought in the mix but are there if studied closely enough. Slightly ruddy mouthfeel and a touch of cardboard in the aftertaste...hard not to get oxidized when you're aging on fruit. I can't really taste alcohol and it's ABV surprises me.
This brew goes down nicely, but for the price I would gladly pick up their peppercorn wit instead. Recommended.
03-06-2009 02:08:06 | More by Mitchster
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
22oz bottle. This is the Gran Met aged with cherries, raspberries, and Passion Fruit. Listed as 9.5%abv on the bottle. Served in the Mad Elf chalice.
A - Ruddy, reddish brown color with orange highlights around the edges. Starts off with an eggshell colored head of dense, nearly solid foam. Leaves a solid ring and skim of dense foam and lacing.
S - A sublime combination of tart cherry sourness and sweet raspberries are the dominant factor. Lingering in the background is a dry yeast driven spiciness.
T - Starts off with a dry, spicy Belgian yeast flavor with a touch of candy sugar sweetness. Then the tart sourness of cherries takes over to a finish of sweet and earthy raspberries. Dry again on the finish, fiery, and a bit of hops.
M - Oily, slick, prickly carbonation, fiery alcohol.
D - A fine pairing of fruit and tripel. A good mix of sweet and sour, spicy and dry. Another winner from Voodoo.
10-06-2007 01:31:43 | More by jasonm
4.35/5 rDev +16.6%
Served from a 22oz. bottle acquired from a trade with krisandajt as a generous extra (Thanks!) into my old-school St. Bernardus balloon goblet at the appropriate temperature (04/19/10)
A: Pours a bright orange amber with a slight ruby red hue. Capped with 1.5 fingers of an off-white head which stays around until the leaving nice sticky lacing.
S: I really enjoyed this aroma as the fruit is very well integrated into this Tripel in a very natural way. Raspberry is the highlight along with some passion fruit and cherry is left towards the back. Some nice Belgian yeast and spice along with a tradition Tripel aroma.
T: Extremely flavorful with great balance. The fruit really compliments the flavor profile in such a nice way. A superb Belgian Tripel base is layered with raspberry, passion fruit and bits of cherry. Great tasting beer with a touch of tartness.
M: Medium-bodied with some appropriate carbonation that was lively yet creamy.
D: Very nice drinking Tripel, but the fruit flavors may limit this to one or two goblets.
Overall this was a great play on traditional Belgian Tripels and the fruit integration was superb. Thanks again Joe! Recommended.
05-04-2010 18:37:23 | More by Lunch
4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
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!
04-15-2012 01:38:11 | More by ChrisPratz
4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
I was feeling like a Belgian today so I went with this. I poured it into a snifter and what resulted was a nice white head that turned it to a thick lace that lasted
The aromas of Belgian yeast and fruit are big on this one, as one would expect Aromas of berries and tons of tropical fruit. Not to sound sexist but a real girly drink. Flavors follow the nose I did get the flavor of passion fruit as well I thought that was neat. Nice and tropical flavor wise as well. I think this would be great at the beach on a hot day. Not to boozy considering it is 10.5%. This brew had a nice medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation.
I would drink it again if it was local for sure. Easy to drink, and it goes down great. A nice treat, thanks again Dan
03-28-2009 22:22:00 | More by joepais
4.3/5 rDev +15.3%
A: Tons of chunks in the bottle and in my glass even after a careful pour. I don't mind but some people do. Copper color.
S: Tons of fruit as you would expect. Cherries are detectable. But the rest is a giant orgy of fruit and sweetness.
T: Taste follows the nose. Insanely sweet with tons of fruit. Glad this bottle was shared with friends.
M: Light body despite the ABV and all the fruit. Carbonation was subtle.
D:Insanely drinkable for what it is. Makes a great dessert beer. No way I would want to drink a bomber of this by myself but shared it was great.
08-17-2008 17:37:56 | More by aerozeppl
4.28/5 rDev +14.7%
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.
08-19-2013 00:38:32 | More by Darkmagus82
4.28/5 rDev +14.7%
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
09-28-2012 01:38:26 | More by adamette
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