#nofilter | Voodoo Brewery

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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by tommyguz on 12-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by stakem:
Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to tommyguz for hooking me up with this. Many thanks my friend! Bomber poured into a matching 22oz voodoo snifter. The brew appears a hazy copper with lighter yellow around the edges. A white finger rests atop and fades leaving stringy patches of lace on the glass.

The aroma is fruity like pear/apple with a fresh cracked pepper aspect. Some straw-like grain is also present before the onset of a slight touch of sulfur and herbal hops. It is not the best smelling saison, but it conforms to the style.

The flavor includes notes of crushed black pepper upfront along with mild clove overtop a grain base that seems like straw. It is earthen with a touch of herbal bitterness and a fruit quality like pear/apple skins. As it warms up, a bit of phenolics tasting like plastic/rubber come out.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of cabonation. Quite dry, crisp and easy drinking. Complex enough to be interesting throughout the experience. But nothing bad about this brew, just not my favorite in the style.

After the fact remarks. Reading other reviews on this beer prove interesting. My experience was very unlike the others. I am excited to hold off on opening my other bottle and see how it developes. It seems this beer has already been progressing nicely based on the first couple of reviews (unless there is bottle variation?) Regardless, I was excited to see Voodoo experiment with a saison, no regrets, would buy again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bsideone
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BlitzShadow
3.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22oz bottle to form a tight head atop a cloudy golden base.

The flavors are quite refreshing. Earthy and malty with citrus notes (faint lemon) and a hint of tartness.

The weather is getting warmer and this was a great beer to say good-bye to winter!

Note- Admittedly, I am quite surprised by some of the reviews. I did not experience any off-flavors at all. That is very unfortunate, but I am a little glad that I purchased before reading the reviews because it was well worth it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The hash tag series has been interesting one offs from Matt Allyn and company at Voodoo brewing, I had the #22oztofreedom. An homage to one of my favorite bands Sublime, my buddy and I were about to crack this one and he asked what it was, my reply: I have no idea, but I bet it's a saison. Appears a pale hazed golden amber body with bright white head, fine speckled sporadic lacing. Aromatics bring out Belgian yeast characteristics, lemon peel, a hint of pepper, mild tropical fruit and chalky yeast components. Flavor a bit dead on arrival, and boring. Please voodoo send us some barrel aged beer and barleywines in Pittsburgh, don't ship it all to Philly please!!! Chalky yeast, spicy Belgian yeast, bitter citrus peel, more lemon zest here than orange. Mouthfeel is bit flat on carbonation for this style of beer the Belgians know how to bring the effervescence, bitter dry yeast lingers into a realm of blah. Overall, I've had so many more expressive Saisons, I'm just glad this was 22 ounces for $6.95.

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Photo of Stigs
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of Evahflow
3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Prairie Teku glass from a 22 oz bottle

A- Hazy Golden amber coloring. fluff off white head that dissipated a little quicker than I would have liked. Not overly carbonated.

S- Smells amazing. Big notes from the yeast, lemon, pepper earthyness, classic saison smells. This is where the beer shines.

T- Again big flavors from the yeast, lots of lemon, other citrus perhaps, little bit of pepper.

M- Good body, maybe a bigger body than most saisons I've had have had. Not as carbonated as I would have liked but this is quenching.

Overall- I liked this beer much more on tap at voodoo. I'm not sure if they didn't get the carbonation they wanted in the bottles. I've had better and I've certainly had worse. This is a very good beer though and they executed it very well. Great beer to drink on a porch in the summer.I hope they make more saisons in the future.

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Photo of robgage
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of acidreflux
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of erialbill
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of tbrascojr
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of EgadBananas
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of oline73
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Never seen Voodoo do a Saison before so I was interested enough to put down 7 bucks for the bomber.
A - Somewhat dark hazy yellow with a 1/4 inch of soapy head. Lacing is pretty nice.
S - Well I didn't get much funk maybe basic Belgium yeasts and some bread. Huh not much spicing either. I sip.
T - Not very good it has a sort of herbal medicinal hard water taste I couldn't get passed until half the bottle when it killed my taste buds a bit. Not really close to the style it had no peppery bite, or any coriander, or any lemon. Maybe a touch of funky yeast but mostly just muddled not even sweet and fruity yeasts and some herbal hops.
M - Even though its listed as a "session saison this beer drinks a touch over a medium to even a heavy body. Kind of a chore to finish.

Overall I guess not every experimental beer is to succeed. I kind of wish this was a 12oz format so I wouldn't have wasted so much on it . In a way I kind of wish they done more with it like adding some fruit I love some cherries or even added some sweet tea. This is not worth the buy pass.

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Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Rifugium
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the Beer Shoppe.

Poured into a Voodoo teku. Burnt orange color, cloudy and opaque, with a small cap of white head that quickly sank to a thin ringlet, minimal lacing. Grainy aroma, sulfur, funky wet grass. The taste was similar, hay, grassy funk, grains, sulfur, hints of pear, peppery spice...more hay. Decent, but not very tasty. I'd consider it perhaps past its prime, but considering the beer just came out recently, I guess that's not necessarily the case. Light-medium body, crisp mouthfeel, lower carbonation, but somewhat metallic and uncomfortable. Not bad, but not something I'd go for again.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Morey
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Coel
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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