Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewery

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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian 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: 471 |  Reviews: 197
Reviews by yinzer:
Photo of yinzer
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance: cloudy, fast dissipating white head, copper/orange tint of red

smell: muted Belgian yeast that wants to hide, maybe a bit more carbonation would bring them out. Hint of raspberry

taste: sweet fruits up front, yielding to a slight sour finish. I think it’s nice to get a hint of fruit, but I’m getting any specific type. Everything has run together.

mouthfeel: medium but I’d like more carbonation

drinkability: not too bad, but no aspects of the beer are standing out for me. It’s seems to want to be more of a fruit beer more than a Triple. If it’s a Fruit beer I’d rather see something like a Kastell Red or a sour Lambic. If it’s a Triple then I’d like a Triple with a slight but definable (type of) fruit note. Something akin to some of the Belgian IPA’s. The good ones are a definite Belgian beer with a hop character that complements. I’m just not getting any harmony here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The label is a little disturbing I gotta say.Pours into a large tulip glass a deeply ripe tangerine color with a sticky light pinkish hued white head that left good lacing.Aromas are on the lighter side with stone fruit and mild lactic notes,some sweet alcohol plays a role as it warms more.The feel is almost creamy and it helps the beer glide down easy.Dry on the palate for the most part save some sweet sugary alcohol in the finish,stone fruit and lightly tart fresh picked raspberries stand out most with just a tinge of iron.Not bad,it's not funky or barnyard-like and the fruit is subtle but it adds nicely to the beer,it doesn't seem quite as big as it is.

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

Photo of bsideone
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle w/o freshness/brewed on/bottled on info, comes via Dave Roach and Tony Forder of Ale Street News fame. This one pours cloudy dark orangey amber, under a rapidly departing off white head, and leaving minor lacing. The nose is sweatily of tropical fruits. Initial impression is of a triple infused w/ a bit too much highly sweet fruit juice. Notes of sweet/sour cherries, mango, sour starburst candies. Quite a crisp and intense drying hop burst late. Certainly different. Being a lover of all things Belgian in style, and also being one who does enjoy a sweeter, yet somehow also hoppy brew, I liked it. I'm sure however that this one will not be for everybody. So proceed with caution.

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Photo of codysjb
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a wine glass.
A: A rose/red color that has visible bubbles and lots of leftover fruit sediment.
S: Fruity, like a fruit beer with a lot of sweetness that comes in the nose.
T: Sweet, with a passion fruit and watermelon flavor.
M: Sugar on the back of the tongue molds into a sweet fruit flavor and becomes Robitussin like.
O: Tastes like a fruit beer, certainly not amazing but not atrocious either. very average.

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jburchett
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of ryhn0
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a clouded unfiltered amber red forms a large bright white head which dwindles slowly forming fine even bands of lacing as it fades. Aromatics full of tart fruit combinations including syrupy passion fruits like pineapple and mango twang, tart apple cider with honey covered cherries and berries. A menagerie of fruit and tripel, this aging of the fruit did the Gran Met well, because it was still on fire way too young at this stage in the game. Aging on fruit really took that edge off and everything melded together quite well. I also note a spicy peppery yeast note that was lacking along with herbal qualities that were nonexistent in my sampling of the Gran Met. Flavors flowed well it really still had plenty of alcohol flavor but sweet ripened fruit and somewhat syrupy malts collide to bring enjoyment in the glass. Tartness without the funky edge a very clean natured tart character flows with ripened fruits again I come back to cherry and berry combination without getting too specific, and a flow of tropical passion fruit flows as well. Spicy yeast provides a touch of needed dryness low hop content brings out some mild herbal qualities to add to the balance. Again another big brew that will only improve with age. Mouthfeel is full bodied with really sticky residual sugars coating the palate with every sip a 22oz portion can get cloying but hell just about any beer at this abv will do that to ya. Carbonation flowed well even on the palate with enough there to carry the syrup that has formed, and I can guarantee some alcohol burn at this point. Drinkability is good for the complexity of different fruits thrown in here along with a notably spicy yeast profile and pure alcohol presence the flavors do work, but once again split this with some friends much more enjoyable spread out rather than by the bottle.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.
Red-amber color; slightly hazy with a fine head.

A tad too sweet despite some tartness.
Nice mix of fruity flavors with no one fruit dominating: A berry-cherry mix.
Medium-light body with fairly high carbonation.
Some hops show up in the aftertaste.

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Photo of jtladner
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of Zonian1
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glid02
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Capone's in Norristown, PA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet malts with good amounts of Belgian candi sugar. Also present are mild amounts of cherries and assorted other light fruits.

Tastes similar to how it smells. A mildly biscuit-like sweet malt flavor kicks things off and are joined shortly by sweet candied cherries. Hints of raspberries enter into things midway through the sip along with a light bitterness. Sweet malt and fruit flavors carry through to an ending that's mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a decent thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass and could have another.

Overall the flavors inherent to a tripel felt a bit too aged to me - I prefer the malt flavors to be a bit crisper. Still, a solid attempt at a "fruited" tripel and worth a shot.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(served in a tulip)
A- This beer has a hazy glowing orange body with a champagne carbonation and a sticky white creamy head that last for the full beer.
S- This beer has a full sweet cherry- passion fruit aroma with some baby food fruit smell in the finish.
T- This beer has a fruity sweet flavor with a mead finish with a slight bitter note. There is a slight berry funk with a cheese note and a raspberry tart hint in the finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a smooth texture and a fizzy finish. There is no alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer has a big sweet almost candy fruit flavor with an odd complexity. The fruit is sweet and the dry triple flavors are a bit odd together with not much hop or malt flavors to support the fruit.

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Photo of OldmanPHX
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Photo of eklie
4.75/5  rDev +27%

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 471 ratings