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Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

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301 Ratings

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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 30
Gots: 37 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

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!!!

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Photo of younger35


4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this brew from BeerTruth as an extra in a recent trade. He knows my love of fruit beers and anything aged on cherries, raspberries and passion fruit is okay with me. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours an orange yellowish with a nice one finger creamy white head. A pretty damned nice cap and collar is maintained the entire beer along with a good bit of thick lacing.
Smell- Nice and fruity with a fresh sort of citric berry fruitiness. If I had to guess what was in here (pretending I didn't know) I'd say strawberries and cherries. I don't think I'd guess the raspberries and definitely not the passion fruit. It's somewhat spicy with something that smells a lot like cinnamon. As it all combines it sort of smells like lipstick. The Tripel base is easily noticeable too and has a light grainy sweetness in the undertone.
Taste- OH. Way nicer than I was expecting. The fruits are light but in perfect balance with the beer. I'm not really sure that I'd guess any of the fruits that are in this beer though honestly. There is sort of a strawberry and pear like flavor but the raspberries and cherries are not to be found. The Tripel itself is light with a bit of doughy undertones and a light bit of earthy yeast. There is a slight bitterness hiding in the beer as well and it kind of takes away from the beer. The finish is lightly malty with a touch of grains of paradise like flavor and just the slightest bit of warming from the alcohol.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thick bodied beer with a nice fullness and well covered alcohol for the most part. The carbonation is fairly light overall as well.
Drinkability- Not too shabby. It's not a crazy fruity beer at all but the fruit is nice and it's all fairly well balanced. The Tripel is even fairly decent and that's definitely not my favorite style. I wish that bitterness was a bit lighter but other than, I enjoyed. Thanks Adam!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 02:28:37 | More by younger35
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my large DFH snifter. This is a translucent pink/orange color, very fizzy and "sparkling" with less than half an inch of head. Smell is fruity, with mixes of cherries, roses, raspberries, and strawberries. There is a mild spiciness mixed in there as well.

Initial taste is sour and bitter, followed by cherries, lemon, and passion fruit. Has some wine or champagne like qualities. Alcohol is hidden very well, and this has excellent drinkability.

This is an interesting beer, but I'm not sure if this fits well as a tripel. It might be better classified elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 02:19:46 | More by webmanspidey
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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2010 04:31:35 | More by glid02
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4.55/5  rDev +22%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 08:11:49 | More by DrDemento456
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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Voodoo brew I got in my BA Secret Santa box from Tanger. Thanks a bunch Jon.

Well I already had the Gran Met, and seeing as this is the same beer, aged on raspberries, cherries and passion fruit, this should be awesome. The discription posted at the top is the same but instead my bottle says "Gran Met" where above it says "Trippel"

Cracked the bottle with a yellow cap (?) and poured into a pint glass. Golden color, surprisingly clear (would have expected hazyness from the fruit leftovers) at first, but subsequent pours become very hazy and tons of sediment are at the bottom of the bottle. A think off-white head is produced, retention isn't that great. Doesn't have what it takes to leave any lacing.

The nose is really intense. If you think the fruit aging in this one is going to be subtle, your totally wrong. This is a different beer, completely, no matter what way you look at it. The tart cherries and rasperry notes take over this brew. At first sip, the fruit flavors were so intense I thought it was a fruit beer. As it warms, the heavy malt backbone comes into play a little, but the fruit is still really intense. Alcohol comes in as it warms as well.

The nose...I love rasperries...so intense and mouthwatering...how could it be screwed up? Well, I can't really explain it, but I was totally let down with the taste on this one. The raspberry and cherry notes are there, and dominant, but there is something just slightly off with the way they mix with the malt backbone and the Belgian yeast characters. It's good, just not great. Alcohol is only found when it warms, and it's a light burn at that.

Mouthfeel is medium, heavy like a Tripel. Low carbonation and dry finish. Drinkability is good, although this is a sipper.

Overall, a very good beer. I would like to see other beers from this brewery, as so far I've only seen their Belgian side. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2009 04:25:11 | More by Mistofminn
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3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into two generic goblets. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to mikereaser for sending this in our trade from a little while ago!

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold color. Soapy/frothy, two-finger head that features just ok retention and no lace.

S: Fruity, estery yeast with hints of cherry, peach, berries, honey, and butter.

T: See above, Buttery fruit, spicy yeast, subdued hop bite, and a slight alcohol presence.

M: Soft and spicy. Sweet with a nicely tangy fruitiness.

D: Really easy to drink. Alcohol doesn't appear until the very end.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 20:22:43 | More by GbVDave
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North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bomber acquired in trade with nittanybeerfan poured into a foothills 10oz glass..thanks go out to dan for lookin out for me on this trade

a-nice red copper color...nice head and great lacing....

s-i thought lacked a little in this dept...sugary and sweet..fruit comes through but i thought it should shine more...bready and estery characters ...

t-very complex..phenols and almost a cinnamon sugar syrup taste...nice malt...fruits..the passion fruit really steps up on this one...the cherries and raspberries are there in the back...candy sugar..molasses and caramel...man this is over the top

m-nice and thick and chewy...carb is excellent...oily

d-suffers a bit from the abv but has enough complexities that keeps me coming back for more..

overall a top notch beer...i thought the nose lacked a little but what a treat..my first from voodoo and hopefully not my last..

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 00:38:31 | More by stoutfiend27
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4.4/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 19:46:38 | More by OrangeCharlie
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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got this bottle at Champane's in Warren, which incidentally has the best prices anywhere in the immediate area.

A: Not overly appealing to look at, to tell the truth. Kind of a dull-shimmering copper color. One-finger head that dissipated very quickly.

S: Very interesting, and reveals more and more if you really give it some time. Lots of over-ripe cherry aroma, a miniscule background of lemon and finally a medicinal and boozy backbone.

T: Cherries are very clear on the palate. It is a nice taste and seems to work well with the other flavors in this beer. Candy sugar is prominent, which really helps distinguish this beer as a belgian (otherwise I would say it could masquerade as a saison). You can really taste the alcohol in the finish, which can be good or bad depending on the mood you are in. A nice lasting bitterness as well.

M: Weird...I started out thinking that the beer was highly carbonated but as I am drinking it it seems to really be going flat fast (and I didn't give it a super-hard pour or anything). Very average body weight, not really distinguishing itself in any direction.

D: Personally I think the cherries are a bit much after a while, and the booziness certainly doesn't help drinkability. Sometimes when a beer is too...shall I say, distinctive, it tends to be the type of beer that I get sick of after a while. 12 oz would have been great.

A good beer, and I'm glad I tried it. If you like that wild frutiness in your beer definitely go find this one. For me, it was just above average.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 03:28:22 | More by AVDeuph
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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2009 13:54:39 | More by tempest
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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?

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 18:55:27 | More by njmoons
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New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle at Jones

A - Cloudy light golden copper color. Bubbly and whispy head that quickly subsides.

S - Raspberry and yeast.

T - Bounces from sweet to sour to tart at differnt times without developing any fully. Raspberry and yeasts dominate with some dark cherry.

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Lighter syrupy feel.

D - A lot going on in the bottle. Could use some mellowing. High ABV and strong flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 15:56:27 | More by rfgetz
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New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

appearance- golden yellow but mostly clear in appearance, light thin head on this pour

smell- citrus orange zest, very yeasty typical belgian beer nose for sure, very sweet nose

Taste- overall a very sweet sugary impression, citrus apparent with decent long finish but overall sweet flavor

mouth- light smooth

Drinkability- have to rate this pretty low couldnt drink much of this was a one beer per session thing, to sweet and cloying, have to give it a pass on this try anyway, not awful but not great

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 04:40:19 | More by Stunner97
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A. Pours a dull golden color, not the pinkish drink I'd expect from the passionfruit and cherry. Looks like a tripel.

S. The nose is full of cherry, with some belgian funky sweetness peaking through.

T. This brew starts off with some expressive sweetness that I can attribute to the passionfruit. There was a definate crisp earthy funk due to the hops and yeast that was used. A wonderful balance between flavors, a tripel with light cherry overtones.

M. Smooth on the mouth and very drinkable overall. A quenching brew here.

D. Was pleasantly surprised with this one. Bigtime juicy fruit flavor, with the earthy belgian edge smoothing things out. Worthy.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 03:34:19 | More by Stinkypuss
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4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy orange-redish with white foamy head that faded pretty quickly with not much lacing.

S - Citrus, orange, grapefruit, cherries, corriander

T - Similar to nose. Sour cherries, orange, grapefruit, coriander, a little bit of spiciness and a passion fruit finish. Nice malt and bitterness balance. Not to bitter, not too malty.

M - moderate to moderately, high carbonated, good. A little light on the body, bot not bad

D - Very unique cross over beer! It's like a red, mixed with a wheat, mixed with a tripel, mixed with a lambic. Reminds of lips of faith dark kriek, except this is a tripel and not a old ale (or whatever kriek is supposed to be) and I actually liked this one. I should have shared this one though.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 03:24:55 | More by mikedashg
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured a very light copper, but almost no head.

smells fruity, cherries mostly. a bit of malt to it but very little. It's all about the fruits.

fruit up front and in the back. a bit of malt. The cherries come through and a little passion fruit. very tasty.

mouthfeel is good. this stuff goes down real easy but the high alcohol makes it dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 02:19:22 | More by Pinto21
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4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Love Child has a lovely look to it with a medium copper bronze look with a sparse white head that faded fairly quick. Not much lace just some squiggly lines. A bit of the fruit particles came through the tap in this unfiltered beer. Smells consist of a big variety of fruits from a basket. Cherries and passion fruit making a big scene in the nose. Also getting some alcohol. This taste like a beer made in the tropics because ripe fruit is all over the taste. Cherry and raspberry, check, passion fruit, check, and this is evened out with some spices making for a nice mix. A big medium body with light carbonation with a big abv so if you get a bottle it might be wise to share it, you know spread the love.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2009 18:32:17 | More by BARFLYB
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New Hampshire

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

22oz bottle at 56 degrees.

Pours hazy copper with a pinkish hue. A quarter inch head of white swelled up before a quick drop to a mostly placid surface. Barely a trace of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with ripe fruit and spicy phenols. Raspberries, cherries, and cloves.
A bit soda-pop like and really fruity.

On the light side of medium bodied with a crispish muthfeel. Carbonation low for the style.

A blast of fruits up front on the palate. Juicy fruit gum with cherries and raspberries. A faint solvent character lurks underneath, but the Grand Met base has mellowed with the fruit.

Finishes with lingering sweet red fruits, faint malt and cloves, and sweetish.

Plenty of fruit in this one but still on the sweet side and lacking complexity. Bugs would be nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 23:30:59 | More by brewandbbq
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4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 16:48:48 | More by Deuane
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4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 10:34:30 | More by DIM
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a Unibroue tulip glass. 22 oz all to my self.

I swear this one pours with a yellow orange tint to it. I may be imagining things agains the red and yellow fire on the label (cool label at that).

One finger head that resides quickly.

Fruit salad smell. I think I'm falling victim to label influence on this one. Smelling more of the passion fruit and cherries and not so much raspberry. Trying to find hints of the Belgian tripel aroma with no luck. Really hard to classify this by aroma up to this point.

First sip comes across like the aroma. Light with a touch of fruit.

I'm picking up some iron or metallic aroma. Very light and more after the fact.

The fruit creates a very pleasing mask for the 10.5% tripel alcohol. High drinkability here - just not sure how long one could last with a beer this easy yet strong.

The second half of the pour comes through with a ton of shrapnel. It now looks like a snow globe minus the decorative scene. Flavor is still ok - actually more fruity. I can only guess that the chunks may be as much fruit related as yeast.

A very unique, interesting, and enjoyable beer. Dangerous drinkability for 10.5%.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 01:05:49 | More by Yetiman420
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North Carolina

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

Appearance: Pours a pink-infused peach color, rather hazy, with only a modest head raised after an aggressive pour; some clumps of lace gather around the sides of the chalice

Smell: Very fruity, but somewhat artificial, almost like a fruit powder; can clearly discern the cherries and raspberries and, to a lesser extent, the passionfruit

Taste: A fruit salad from the outset, with a sweet-tart blend that the passion fruit provides to offset the cherries and raspberries; after the swallow, the fruit blend mellows out; the alcohol is well-hidden as are the Belgian elements

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I was expecting something more like Three Philosophers and this was more of a fruit beer; lacks depth of flavor and complexity, but a refreshing summer day beer, no doubt

Thanks, kirok1999, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 18:05:21 | More by brentk56
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear and slightly hazy amber with only a thin film of head. Bubbles meander their way up through the beer and dissipate almost immediately upon reaching the surface.

Smell is yeasty with a very complex combination of fruity esters. Raspberry is the most evident of all of them. Extremely appetizing.

Cherry and raspberry come to the front of the flavor to overtake a strong yeasty aroma that tries to work its way into the palate. Some sweet malts are also evident, and as a result, this is not as dry as some other tripel offerings that I have tried. Palate closes with hints of passion fruit.

Good combination of flavor, texture, and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 00:37:48 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 22:22:00 | More by joepais
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3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a : cloudy, reddish gold color. no head on pour, no lacing.
s : cherry, cotton candy, smells like cherry soda, slight alcohol
t : cherry soda, slight bitterness, alchohol is not hidden well, doesn't taste well balanced.
m : light body, carbonation fees artificial.
d : high abv doesn't make this a good session beer. had a hard time drinking this due to its sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 00:00:04 | More by tosshin
Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.