Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale | Rogue Ales

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Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller AleVoodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A collision of crazies. Rogue Ales has again collided with Voodoo Doughnut to create Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale. This unique artisan creation contains a baker's dozen ingredients including lemon juice, vanilla bean, and marshmallows to match Voodoo's Lemon Chiffon Crueller doughnut.

Added by Patches826 on 11-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
191
pDev:
19.58%
 
 
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14
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Catfishhunter
4.06/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm honestly not sure what to make of this beer. Purchased with a friend along with several other unique beers to sample. Poured this into a frosty pint glass for drinking. Initially, the nose was not good, however after a few drinks, I found myself thoroughly surprised to be enjoying this beer. Having read the reviews on this concoction, I really expected to dislike it but ultimately enjoyed it. Some of the review complaints are valid here (sweet and candy like) but ultimately the mouthful is excellent on this beer and the taste has a subtle lemon cream ale flavor. It may not be suitable for all beer drinkers but if willing to think outside the box and try a different beer style without judgment and comparison to the standard highly regarded beers, this beer provides a unique and refreshing option.

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Photo of macrosmatic
2.46/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from 25.4 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter glass.

A: Darkish gold, somewhat hazy. Low visible carbonation leads to a thin off-white head with average retention.

S: Lemon Pledge, bready malts, and medicinal overtones.

T: This tastes like if you mixed lemon meringue mixed pie filling with Pledge, and then snorted a nostril-full of Country Time lemonade powder. All with a medicinal or cleaner aftertaste. Acidic finish. A minimal bready sweetness tries to show up but is quickly tamped back down by the ghost of shitty lemons. It finishes with lingering lemons and acid.

M: Relatively light body, moderate alcohol flavor. The carbonation sensation seems biting when mixed with the acidity.

O: Rogue got me again. This was really not good. Drainpour.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.8/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is a nice beer. The lemon flavor works well and isn't too strange to fit like some other beers that try to use that flavor. The scent isn't much to identify and it feels juuust a bit bitter, but it's a fun beer overall.

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Photo of WholeLottaTricks
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale is a mouthful to say, yet it looks like something that could be easily gulped; pale and golden, its clear and animatedly bubbled complexion is the stuff that appeals to most anybody. Factor in the pink bottle and strange label... you've got a beer for the masses (even if it has no head).

While the brewery claims to use "a baker's dozen ingredients" the actual government tested ingredients list shows only 'lemon juice, lemon extract, vanilla beans, vanilla extract and marshmallows'. By my count that's not even a half dozen. And it's curious not see to see "artificial" (or even "natural") flavours listed on there either...

Because despite this Rogue beer being trademark 'free of chemicals, additives or preservatives' it sure tastes like scientists had a part in making it; flavours of lemon custard, banana cream and powdered-sugar confection are far too striking to *not* be artificially induced. Clearly something else is at play here...

Who knows what. That's between Rogue and Voodoo Doughnuts. Either way, what's tasted in the glass is a sweet, citrus-spiked, Limoncello-infused, creamy and sugary concoction that's intended for dessert (either to be added in or had alongside). Biscuit malt makes a natural accompaniment and compliments the lemon cookie notes nicely.

Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale is yet another beer that distracts from the truly great things this brewery offers. This is a beer only for those who wouldn't buy beer otherwise. Do me a favor and pick up Old Crustreacean, Dead Guy, Imperial Stout, Hazelnut Brown, Weizen, Brutal IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Oatmeal Stout or Red Ale before this.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kplummer82
3.46/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drudy8
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikebu
3.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Crubbsy
4.44/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orangeish yellow, white head formed an inch thick then disappeared quickly. no lacing. Translucent, but a little cloudy.

Smell: smells just like lemon meringue pie. sweet.

Taste: Lots of lemon, which is delicious, but its kind of punctuated with a strange spice flavor (not pepper spice). very smooth finish

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin body. very smooth mouthfeel. not much else to report.

Overall: pretty tasty beer. I love the lemon meringue flavor and the smooth mouthfeel and finish. well done off-the-wall flavored beer.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear dull orange with fine, flecky, suspended haze. Even, foamy, beige head of mediocre retention. Smells like concentrated lemon juice. And maybe a little boozy. Oh my, this one actually tastes like a lemon-frosted doughnut or cookie. Cloyingly vanilla-sweet and lemony-tart but still balanced with bready backdrop and bitter, rindy suggestions, evidently from lemon extract, even if aided by hops. Was expecting it to taste more like a hard-lemonade so this is a pleasant surprise. Palate quickly overwhelmed, saving the rest for later. So much better than the Maple Bacon one. A treat, but not really an easy drinker. Hoping the Raspberry one is as good or better. Medium-bodied, tingly then almost creamy with fine suds.

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Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q33jeff
2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

**
07/05/2015
Aroma is lemony, cakey...touch of yeast. Appearance: Hazy yellow orange. Small white head. Taste: yeah...kind of like a doughnut. Feel...a little creamy. Not bad. True to the name. A little overly sweet but what do you expect for beer based on a doughnut."
**

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Photo of zeff80
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
3.26/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.44/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well, lemon, lemon, lemon, and more lemon. I really love lemon everything so for me personally this beer, though some may find it a gimmick, works and is pretty fantastic!

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Photo of Foley67
4.23/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 191 ratings