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Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good
179 Reviews
THE BROS
84
good
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
417
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
19.36%
 
 
Wants:
40
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Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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!!!

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +32.6%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of muddah37
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of tdrshayden
4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of DIM
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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? Very musty

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.

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Photo of Deuane
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jasonm
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Lunch
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$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.

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Photo of OrangeCharlie
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of joepais
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dan.
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

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

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Photo of adamette
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
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

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.26/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of goblue3509
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy strawish gold color with a slight pink hue and a frothy one to two finger head. THe aroma is of raspberries and cherries with some other sweet aromas. The taste is belgium yeast with big notes of raspberries, cherries, and passionfruit, the taste is a sweet fruit taste and not a tart fruit taste. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall this is a very drinkable beer, there is no hint of the alcohol content and the flavor is great, you could easily make this a session beer and be in trouble. The flavors are blended so well that everything flows together.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice coppery to reddish hue. Very clean looking until I added the last few ounces from the bottle! Lotsa dregs in there. Very fruity and somewhat perfume like aroma. Great solid tripel flavor. Quite malty, sweet taste and the general fruit flavor really adds to the whole thing. Great mouthfeel for the style-no alcohol whatsoever. Hard to believe it is 10% plus. Really a nice beer. I could do this more often. Look forward to more beers from this brewery. Great US version of a triple with or without the fruit.

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Photo of cjoc83
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a very hazy, almost opaque, dark peach color with a healthy amount of sediment floating around. About a fingers worth of off-white head sticks around for a while before receding to a ring. Some spotty lacing.

Mostly cherries in the nose with a bit of tartness, a little passion fruit, with just a hint of yeast lying underneath.

Tart cherries hits the front with some sweetness, then segues into a little yeasty character before finishing with a nice oaky, sweet and sour vinegar. The ABV isn't noticeable at all. Pretty damn tasty. Not really what I expected, but really good. The Belgian yeast comes out more as the beer warms.

Lighter side of medium bodied, a little creamy but good, crisp carbonation. Drinks really easy for the high ABV.

Overall, this is very interesting take on a tripel. It almost reminds me of Flanders red with tart cherries more than a tripel. Tasted great, though. I'm definitely going to grab at least one more bottle of this.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly pink with a small white head. Smells of starfruit and raspberries with that nice belgian signature breadyness coming through. Taste is very should be sitting on a beach tropical, but not to sweet either. Mothfeel and carbonation are pretty spot on for this type of beer. Overall very good beer wish voodoo would send some beer to ny.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden yellow with a hazy pink tint, about ½ inch off-white head

Smell: mostly passion fruit and pomegranate, but you also get a slight hint of citrus. very fruity on the nose.

Taste: again, very fruity. big hits of pomegranate, with less than stand-out cherry taste. perhaps a bit dry on the back.

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, tart on the tongue

Overall: almost like a brut-champagne. very drinkable for the abv.

Cheers
The CJP

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.