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Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child

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282 Ratings

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%

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!!!

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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Photo of EgadBananas


3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ups to Mr. JM03 for throwing some voodoo my way down in the Big Easy (like we needed any more down here)! :)

Pours a pale orange color with a tint of pinkish red. Head was pretty white, nice retention and lace.

Aroma is fruity, with a touch of spiciness. There's a tad bit of tart, but it's very mild. Can't really pick out any specific fruit here, but I'll presume they are all there.

Taste is fruity, spicy, earthy, maybe a hair hoppy with a finishing bitter bite. Interesting, and I'm kinda liking it.

Nicely crisp with good carbonation, slick and lighter bodied.

Unique and interesting and I'd call it pretty good. No real alcohol aroma or taste that I can notice, so, drinability is good. Nice brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 02:22:17 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of IronCitySteve


3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright yellowish golden color with a thick foam slightly off-white head that has excellent retention. There is a lot of lacing down the sides.

S: Big amounts of raspberries, cherries, citrus, candied sugar and yeast. The fruit scents are most prominant.

T: The beer starts off with a really tart raspberry flavor. In the middle, there is some candied sugar that balances out the tartness. Finishes with more tartness, but here the cherry flavors more potent.

M: A full bodied beer with a tad too much carbonation. Almost feels like rose sparkling wine.

O: I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. I do not enjoy a lot of cherry/raspberry type flavors in my brews, but the candied sugar balanced the beer out. A nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 23:10:42 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of Knapp85


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

This beer poured out as a typical Belgian golden ale or Saison looking brew. Yellow in color with a white head that lasted for a long time. The smell of the beer has a yeasty and strong fruity aroma. The taste was fruity upfront but fades into a subtle spicy flavor. Mouthfeel was carbonated and light bodied. Very refreshing and drinkable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 04:01:00 | More by Knapp85
Photo of muttyd


2.35/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours an deep golden amber with minimum head/lacing. Agitating/swirling the beer in the glass helps form about a 1/4 inch head. Aroma consists of mostly cherries, raspberries, tea/herbal notes, and some slight peppery yeast. Resembles more of a raspberry/cherry fruit-beer than a Belgian Ale. Alcohol is noticeable in the nose with a slight nose-hair burning sensation. Beer tastes almost like a raspberry-lime ice tea. Very sweet beer with a big candi-sugar presence. Finishes with a peppery/funky yeast astringency. Finish really hurts this beer, its rather unpleasant. Well carbonated with a bubbly feeling on the tongue. A 12 oz. bottle probably would have suited this beer better. Really wanted to like this beer but the flavors were just all over the place.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 02:49:55 | More by muttyd
Photo of kiddynamite920


3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Glad I had two glasses in the vicinity because this one opened and proceeded to gush. It's pretty plain to see that this beer is highly carbonated. The rocky head reminds me of an Orval or a Duvel, so I suppose they got that right. Head is very white and is leaving clumpy lacing down the glass. The beer glows golden at the bottom of the glass and seems to fade into a browned copper color at the top.

S: Great tart cherry aroma on this one. It all rests upon a seemingly well made BPA. The yeast character is just exceptional here. Sweetness and some grass/grainy aromas. Also has a good deal of lemon to cut that earthy aroma. Just a faint hint at the high abv.

T: The fruit that this was aged on takes on a major role on the palate. Strays just a bit too far from the BPA base. The cherry and raspberry are very much in the forefront of the flavor profile. You can pick up on the banana/estery Belgian yeast but it is hard to decipher where the sweetness is coming from. Just a bit too fruity.

M: Was thinking this was going to be crisp as far as carbonation goes after the whole gushing from the start, but it is quite mellow and smooth. Just a mouthful of some tart cherry and sweet fruits with a bit of carbonation.

D: Remembered this one being much more memorable the first time I had it, but it is becoming a hassle to finish this off. Feel like I am ingesting an overly sugary beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 23:37:26 | More by kiddynamite920
Photo of morimech


3.58/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 21:46:46 | More by morimech
Photo of turnstile


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

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden/copper with some orange highlights; hazy. A beautiful and rich two-inch off-white head forms. Stunning head retention - like that of a nitro pour.

Smell: Sweet fruit notes and Belgian yeast funk up front; potent bubblegum note also present. Cherry is most apparent, though raspberry and passion fruit are detectable. Overall a candy-sweet aroma.

Taste: Rich malt, yeast, and fruit sugars. Mild hop bitterness in the finish prevents the brew from becoming cloying. Faint hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Huge carbonation - though not overly coarse - creates a very creamy and full-bodied experience.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable for a huge ABV; yeast funk is also kept to a pleasant minimum.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 04:02:01 | More by turnstile
Photo of bushbeer75


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

22 oz brown bottle not dated

Voodoo Brewing Love Child Ale poured a slightly cloudy pinkish peach color producing a fizzy and bubbly off-white head that dissipated very quickly leaving fizzy rings of lace around my snifter. The nose is fruity sweet dominated by the smell of raspberries and cherries. Taste is sweet - light candy sugar, of strong raspberries, cherries and passion fruit - with a very mild tart finish. Mouth feel is light to light medium, with spritzy and a little prickly carbonation.

Love Child drinks more like a strong fruit beer than a triple. The ale would make a good summer day drink and dessert ale as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 23:18:42 | More by bushbeer75
Photo of OWSLEY069


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

Pours a hazy orange-ish to light amber color with a white head. In the aroma, a small fruit and a dry Belgian candy sugar. In the taste, Belgian candy sugar, a nice yeast presence and a hint of fruit. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry yeast and a small tart fruit in the aftertaste. Not as fruity as expected, but nice small tartness, with lots of candy sugar and yeast.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2011 13:27:41 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of beergod1


3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tried at UPick6 tasting of Voodoo Brewery.Tart fruit aroma of raspberries, cherries, and Yeast. Poured copper in color with a small, fizzy, white head that diminished very quickly. Very hazy. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of alcohol, raspberries, cherries, pepper?, bitter hops, and yeast. Light to medium body. Soft carbonation, which is a surprise seeing how fizzy it was when it poured. Not bad, but won't seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 14:10:00 | More by beergod1
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2011 15:11:18 | More by tigg924
Photo of drewd0g

New York

2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$4.99 bomber @ marteens in NJ

Did not care for this beer very much. the appearance is a cloudy orange hue. smell is a little tart from the raspberries but not to much going on. tast is muted. watery with a bitter raspberry background. not tart or sweet. this beer lacks complexity in my opinion and does not taste very good. mouth feel is medium body, it poured wa huge head but dissipated fairly quickly. 0 lacing on the glass.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 19:45:30 | More by drewd0g
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.78/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 1/10/2010. 22 oz. gusher that pours a cloudy orange with a light pink head and lots of floating particles. Aroma of raspberry and passion fruit juice. Flavor of those light fruits plus wheaty malt. Medicinal notes, with a strong alcohol presence. I generally enjoy fruit beers, but this was too watered down in terms of real fruit flavor, too strong, and the fruit didn't mesh with the malt backbone. Blech.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 17:12:25 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of jampics2


3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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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3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The bottle gushed upon opening, but I managed to save 3/4 of the bottle. Pours into a chalice a golden orange color with an everlasting effervescent head that leaves some nice lacing.

Getting some cherry in the nose. Almost like a cherry cough syrup scent along with some candy sugar.

The taste is fruity with a bit of tartness. The fruit is somewhat fake/cough syrup tasting. Some cherry and I suppose passionfruit, but it isn't the greatest blend with the belgian yeast and candy sugar. Has a beet like flavor to it as well along with a bit of alcohol.

Still has some carbonation left even after gushing. Very, very dry on the palate.

Can't say I'm really enjoying this one all that much. I had some higher hopes for it too. I'm hoping it's just a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 02:10:28 | More by jera1350
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. It has a yellow straw colored pour with a fizzy 2 inch head. The aroma is full of sweet cherries. It has a ton of sweet cherries and tropical fruit, no real noticeable alcohol. It has a light body, and high carbonation, and no hint of alcohol. IMO more of a fruit beer than a triple, a nice change of pace beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 21:40:14 | More by bonkers
Photo of confer


3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a big bottle.
A- Appears like the typical tripel. Looks like a vanilla soda. Head fades immediatley.
S- Smells like cherry liquor.
T- Taste really chages with temperature. The one fruit that I can taste is the cherry. Not a sweet or a tart taste, just cherry. There is a small alcohol burn in the finish.
MD- Feels more like wine. goes down pretty easy for the ABV. A good tripel. Something I will consider in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 03:41:23 | More by confer
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2010 13:59:34 | More by goblue3509
Photo of fear025


3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Kwest159 for this extra beer!

Aroma:Sweet cherries, raspberry, fruit punch.

Appearance:Caramel in color with low head and moderate to good lacing.

Taste:Right away this beer tastes like fruit punch! This beer has lots of sweet fruit, not tangy. The cherries, raspberries, and tropical fruit flavors stand out on the foretaste, and fade on the midtaste. The aftertaste is a little like green vegetables along with raisins and figs.

Mouthfeel:This beer has a light body with great carbonation. The carbonation dances lightly along the entire length of my tongue, pleasantly.

Drinkability:This is a really unique fruit beer, as it's sweet and not tangy. It still has a lot of complex flavors, and is quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 05:01:16 | More by fear025
Photo of mtnbikerpa


4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 01:48:45 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of JamnesCameron


4.4/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:07:13 | More by JamnesCameron
Photo of BeerAdvocate


3.73/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 14:52:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks Paul! Review from notes.

The label art is hilarious and quite unusual. Nice. This beer appears a hazy yellow color with a small head and just a touch of lacing on the glass. The sweet fruits are definitely noticeable in the aroma and throughout the taste, though there is a subtle tartness that balances the sweetness out to some degree. This beer has an interesting taste and finish. I'm just not sure what I think about it. The feel is smooth, and pretty easy considering that it weighs in at 10.5% abv. The finish and aftertaste are also quite unorthodox, though not necessarily in a negative way. It's an intriguing and interesting beer, for sure. I would definitely try this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 03:04:35 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of BurgBrewer


3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer had a light red color with very little head, with a lot of bubbly carbonation (22 oz. bottle conditioned).

The beer had great raspberry, fruity aroma.
The first sip hits you in the mouth with a deep dark cherry flavor that subsides into a light acidic grapefruit flavor that hits you in the back of the throat. This flavor turns over into a sweet tartness as it does down.

As you get closer to the bottle the beer had an unsual amount of yeast/floaters.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2010 19:32:10 | More by BurgBrewer
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a reddish-brown amber color with 2 inches of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of cherries, apple cider and apple juice, dark fruits, and sweet fruity malts. Also a hint of spice.

t - Tastes of cherry and apple juice mainly. Other dark fruits come out as well, including raspberries. Pretty sweet.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A really nice labic. If you like apples and cherries,you'll love this. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 02:47:30 | More by mdfb79
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