Voodoo Love Child - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Reviews: 174
Hads: 373
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.89%
Wants: 33
Gots: 55 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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 cjoc83
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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. (984 characters)

Photo of Pellinore1
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jwiss22 for sending this one.

Pours a clear, red-orange into a tulip, producing less than a finger of white head. This fades, leaving little trace.

A strong fruit smell floats over light yeast and spiciness. I am reminded of cherries and raspberries.

Slightly tart raspberries and cherries hit the tongue first, followed by some definite Belgian character with the yeast and spices. The finish is again fruity and a bit dry.

The mouthfeel is relatively light and crisp with lively carbonation, and the ABV is very well disguised.

Overall quite an enjoyable beer, and unlike any other tripel I've tried. It makes me want to try Voodoo's other offerings. (667 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

The CJP (459 characters)

Photo of Buggies
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium dark red red color. No head or lacing. Smells like fruit. Cherries and raspberries for sure, passion fruit maybe? Very minimal aromas of yeast.

Tastes like fruit. Same fruit flavors as in the nose. Just a hint of yeast and spice... very minimal though.

Overall, it's ok but I'm not sure why they call this a tripel. It doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps it would get better ratings as a fruit beer. (414 characters)

Photo of JMad
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a wine glass..

Pours a hay orange color with some red hues and a filmy white head. The smell is mostly tart raspberries with some passion fruit and a hint of vinegar. It tastes of tart cherry, just a slight flavor of lemony hops and a hint of sour vinegar. This beer has a medium body with low carbonation and a superbly dry finish. I thought this was a very enjoyable beer, it's an interesting variation of a tripel. (436 characters)

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A= Appearance from what I saw is about straw yellow in color maybe some auburn hues in in foamy white head decent lacing.

S- For the nose the main thing that comes out is the cherries that is the biggest thing that I noticed.

T= Taste the cherries are strong in this beer you get some of the other fruits that where used in the aging process believe there was three total but the cherries stand out.

M= The bottle that I had there was to much carbonation the beer it's self seemed to be a little lighter than what I would have expected.

O= Overall decent but I wouldn't want to try this again there are much better stuff out there to seek out this was just ok for me. (671 characters)

Photo of EPseja
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Blush champagne with silvery-copper highlights. Pastel sunrise. An interesting color I have not seen in any other beer. Clear, and without much overt carbonation action. Lacing is wispy and fleeting.

S - Immediate rush of framboise-style lambic, giving the impression of a much sweeter beer. Passion fruit is also detectable, but in lesser amounts. Some of the other musty, fruity esters commonly associated with a triple are also here, but it's mainly about the raspberries.

T - My immediate reaction was not one of pleasure. The dry Belgian funkiness coupled with the bright fruitiness caused a pretty big rift in the flavor palette -- I was caught off guard. However, with subsequent sips I was able to better understand what this beer is about. In the front is the essence of the fruit, but the sugars were fermented out so as not to create a syrupy sweet mess. The middle gives a nice tartness that works with the yeasts, leading to a refreshingly dry swallow. More complex than the nose would belie.

M - A bit thin until the effervescence kicks up a froth. No real body to speak of other than that, but it lends itself well to this style.

O - An interesting beer to say the least. Not what I was expecting -- actually, it's better. The dryness helps allow the Belgian intricacies to shine through, making any adventurous beer lover happy. However, don't attempt to serve this to someone thinking they're going to get a sweetened fruit lambic! (1,523 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle split with a friend poured into a snifter glass.

cracked the cap and exploding bottle, still saved almost all the beer. pours out slightly cloudy deep golden color with a slight red hue to it. big foamy soapy white head that kept some great retention and lots of sticky lace. looks great.

raspberries jump out off the first whiff. also some passion fruit, star fruit kind of citrus going on. behind that the base beer is just barely detectable.

a nice mix of fruit in the taste, mostly raspberry and cherry, not sure on the passion fruit, it may or may not be there (never tried an actual passion fruit). some citrus, and a touch of grains, and maybe some belgian yeast there. a nice balance of fruit and belgian tripel, but i would have liked more of an assertive fruit taste. a slight tartness, but more would have been better.

assertive carb, medium to light in feel, alcohol is hardly noticable.

overall, some nice fruits, but more would have made for a better beer. (987 characters)

Photo of engisch
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

White foamy head on a hazy light red tinted golden ale. Seems fairly heavily carbonated. Smells sweet of fruits and alcohol. Passion fruit takes the lead in the nose with raspberries in the tail.

Flavor is slightly tart and mostly fruity with a definitely existent malt backbone. Hints of spiciness probably due to the yeast and possibly some spices.

Mouthfeel is mostly thin with a very high carbonation. Alcohol shines through a little, but with a beastly 10.5% it will always be hard to hide. Tastely like a 8-9% alcohol beer making it a bit deceiving.

I like this beer, but it is definitely big and not one to drink a lot. Share with a friend that will enjoy a uniquely fruity brew. (690 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. this bottle was sent to me by user jacksdad12109 in a recent trade. thanks again jon! drank from my duvel tulip.

A- wow, this ones a gusher. white foam oozes out of the bottle as soon as i pop the crown. when it all settles down, im left with a slightly hazy golden colored body with a unique reddish/pinkish hue. the head is massive and bright white. it takes forever to settle down. a thick wall of lacing is left on the sides of my glass.

S- the fruits, however subtle, really shine through here. passion fruit being the strongest scent. raspberries come through as well. after that i get some pale malts, belgian candi sugar, and spices. coriander and clove. banana and bubblegum. i can tell that this was a tripel that was messed with.

T- the taste begins with belgian yeast and pale malts. a touch of candi sugar adds some sweetness. after that the fruits hit. passion fruit, cherries, raspberries, and bananas. some spiciness from the yeast (coriander and clove). a little bit of alcohol sneaks through.

M- the body is on the heftier side of light. the carbonation is very high. the alcohol shows a little, but nothing near the 10.5% that this weighs in at.

O- i liked this beer. i like the idea of a fruity tripel a little more than this was pulled off as, but its a unique idea and a solid attempt. so far nothing from voodoo has been a dud. this is an under appreciated brewery. (1,411 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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. (726 characters)

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (746 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (353 characters)

Photo of muttyd
2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
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. (799 characters)

Photo of kiddynamite920
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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. (1,401 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
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. (651 characters)

Photo of turnstile
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (726 characters)

Photo of bushbeer75
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (635 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (389 characters)

Photo of beergod1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (425 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (512 characters)

Photo of drewd0g
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
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. (429 characters)

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.8/5  rDev -26.3%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of jampics2
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (1,924 characters)

Photo of jera1350
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
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. (765 characters)

Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.