Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewery

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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

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!!!

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

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Ratings: 458 |  Reviews: 195
Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tallenreiter
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not familiar with this style. Wouldn't be a favorite, but the balance is good. Definite tart cherry and passion fruit. I think this is a good selection of this style.

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Photo of JayQue
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An unusual and tasty beer but most aspects of a Tripel are missing here. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Small fizzy white head that fades fast, no lacing and a clear orange color. I took a good sniff, expecting light fruit, peppery spicing, Belgian yeast and, if I was lucky, an almost ripe cheese presence. Instead, I detected.....Jolly Ranchers!!!!! The mixture of fruit overwhelmed any sense of smell. Taste broke down the fruit into component parts. The cherry and raspberry were very prominent and seemed like real fruit rather than artificial flavoring, the passion fruit basically added sweetness. Like the label suggested, there were aspects of a blended lambic here. Mouthfeel was light, and fairly well carbonated. Sweetness was just right, not overdone or cloying. One Tripel aspect was featured here. The 9.2% abv was well hidden, a little warming but nothing strong or harsh. If you are expecting a classic Tripel, this is not it. Enjoy it for what it is, a tasty well crafted fruity beer.

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Photo of Sethro
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't know how this is, but apparently I've been reviewing for13 years and drank over 2500 different beers but somehow this is the first one I've ever had from Voodoo.

4 packs of 12 ounce bottles were pretty reasonably priced, for a high ABV beer.

The pour is colorful but quite limp: a bright, pretty orange with nary a wisp of head and only the faintest hints of fizz.

The smells is dense and fruit. I get passion fruit and apricots but not much by way of the cherries and raspberries the label promises. I think it was poured at too cold a temperature, because as it warms up some malt fruit complexities come to the fore.

Tastes dense up front, fruity in the middle, yeasty on the back end with a surprisingly clean finish and none of the off nodes that can drag down lesser versions of the style. Overall, it's a *very* clean and crisp beer, which is darn hard to pull off with something so alcoholic.

It's basically a fruited tripel, and while it doesn't do anything world-shattering it's a darn good example of the style.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Good orange color,a t little thin feeling,light carbonation. Aroma is all fruit with a little yeast and malt. Somewhere in here was a tripel but the fruit took over too much. It almost didn't taste much like beer at all. Wouldn't repeat this

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Photo of atr2605
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a hazy golden orange color with an off white head with decent retention
S-lots of passion fruit and cherries, sweet malt, honey
T-more passion fruit and maraschino cherries, more sweet honey, hops providing nice balance but not lending much to the flavor
M-medium bodied, slightly low carbonation
O-fruit additions dominate the aroma and flavor, making it difficult to taste the base beer. It's smooth an easy to drink. Not a bad brew, just a bit more fruit than I would want

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fenix2009
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice tripel pours an amber tinged
golden color with a nice head of white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin
light pool, and shows light spotty lacing. Nose of subtle orchard fruit, banana
esters, subtle coriander, and mild candy sugars. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with
a light mix of orchard fruit notes with raspberries being most predominant and light
cherry notes mingling nicely with candy sugars and subtle banana ester notes from the
yeast with light touches of Belgian spices in the background and a subtle herbal hop note
that is seared in by moderately strong booze. Decent mouthfeel, medium body, medium
carbonation, and a sweet lightly herbal and mild fruit finish.

A nice brew that equals the sum of it's parts without blowing ones lips off with fruit flavors.
It is balanced and very nice. Worth trying for a unique experience. As jaded as most Belgian
lovers are this is a nice example of a Belgian in America with some fruit notes that is balanced
and flavorful without loosing the focus on the tripel aspect.


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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I've managed to score two bottles of these as extras in trades. Were they just dumping ground or were people trying to turn me on to something that is a good beer? Let's find out on this day's episode of check this beer out:

Pours a strong BSPA golden color with 3/4" white head. I was expecting something with a pink/red/purple kind of edge to it from the fruit, but no, that did not come to "fruition".

Mild spice rack on the nose, adequate heat from the alcohol coming through. Not getting fruit.

Taste, a little bit of fruit sweetness contributes to making this tripel a little more drinkable. Carbonation is up there but appropriate for style. I get very mild cherry and tropical like fruit in it. There is bitterness and heat in the mouthfeel, but it eventually gets around to the standard dryness that a tripel ends with. Its a beer with a weird niche, tripel fans are big on tradition and staying within the lines, but the fruit addition does give it some unique points and makes it a little more accessible to non tripel aficionados because it tempers the yeast driven aspects of the beer.

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Photo of BB1313
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a mild haze but still has some clarity to it and has bubbles racing upwards; small white head that fades leaving solid retention and lacing. The aromas are fruit forward along with some yeasts and malts. Cherries, raspberries and passion fruit is there. Subtle hints of banana and bubblegum. The flavors basically follow the nose. The cherries and raspberries are noticeable without completely dominating. Passion fruit is there in the finish. The fruits shine while ultimately remaining balanced. Hints of black pepper. Yeasts and malts do their thing. It's not that syrupy and not too sweet. Subtle warmth, but the alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid "American Tripel". The fruits do their thing without overwhelming everything. It doesn't come off as a mess. It's enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Orange with a one-finger head
S: Malty, fruity a bit of yeast
T: Fairly sweet with all of the fruit (passion fruit/cherries/raspberries) mentioned on the label. Some Belgian yeast and sweet malt... but this is almost cloyingly sweet
M: Full-bodied, at 9.2% there isn't any booze but again cloyingly sweet
O: This would be nice if more of the yeast/fruit characters showed; as is all I taste is overwhelming sugar without any nuances

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Photo of PA-Michigander
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brewer is new to me and just 80 miles away. I have one other to taste, but it is a similar style, so I may need to try more to find their forte. This may not be it.

This opens appropriately hazy, burnt orange, with just a bit of head (a small bit). The aroma is fruit - some from yeast and some actually from fruit. The taste is overrun by fruit. I did not think that would be possible, but the fruit combines with and reinforces the Belgian taste. The aftertaste is pretty clean. The whole thing does and outstanding job of covering alcohol.

This is fruitier than I would have preferred, but pretty good none the less and recommended. Maybe we can take drive out there some time.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber-red with an off-white head.

Smell is toasted bread, cherries and mildly strong phenolic spice, with a sweeter flavor than the Gran Met base of cherry and a smoother body, but otherwise not a drastic departure.

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Photo of atniup
4.36/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

More fruity than anything, lots of cherries and the slightest bit of bitter raspberries. Not very heavy, super drinkable. It really does tastes great, and it feels great. I'm having a lot of trouble coming up with a negative. Try it.

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Photo of joshautry
1.52/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

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