Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewery

Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child
BA SCORE
61.2%
Liked This Beer
3.74 w/ 443 ratings
Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,212
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
443
Liked:
271
Avg:
3.74/5
pDev:
13.1%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
68
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 443 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Nathan50
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Pablo41
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite beers on the market. Coming in at a monster 10% ABV it's very smooth and the fruit really pops and comes through on this beer. Matt Allyn hit the mark with this one.

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Photo of Braden
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Lexvasquezz77
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of Lilbeck23
4.85/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very light fruity ale with a higher alcohol percentage. However you don't taste the alcohol, and it is a smooth good mouthful in every sip!

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Photo of Brock915
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So delicious! Not to sweat, almost a rasberry essence. My new favorite summer beer.

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Photo of eklie
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy hell, what is this I have gotten myself into. I thought this was a pale ale at first, boy did I just get my ass kicked! Served chilled and poured into a pint glass at first, this one was consumed on 12/16/2008.

The pour was damn nice. A rich light amber color was immediatly visible and came through very nicely. A rich looking white head then came up over the top and settled down into a very nice layer of white that kept up the crown throughout the session.

The aroma was just beautiful. Rich notes of fruit just dominating everything. Intense sweet notes of cherries and passion fruits were everywhere, I did not see this coming at all. Probably the best fruit smell since my last big New Glarus beer. The flavor was more of the same, super light body with an enormous fruit explosion on the taste buds. Super sweet, and at the same time light tart flavors and a hint of soothing grain underneath it all. No hint of alcohol caused this one to literally go down like candy, which is gonna cause an issue as the night wears on I am sure.

Overall I am blown away, this is one of the best beers I have had in a very long time. I am gonna be on the look out for this one again, this was just really really good.

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Photo of muddah37
4.72/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber.

Sweet nose of cherries. Head is healthy but disappates immediatly.

Taste sweet, fruity, smooth no alcohol.

Insanely drinkable for the ABV.

I'm not a fan of fruit beers, but this is very well done. Present but not over powering. Highly recommended and would be a good choice to turn a friend onto craft beers.

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Photo of Mrmeatloaf
4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdrshayden
4.57/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Depsite the offensive label of a fat guy in a banana hammock, I reaaly enjoyed this beer.
The fruity aroma (raspberry, cherry, passion fruit) really shined. flavor was a little tart with some spiciness that seemed to balance. the alcohol was pretty well hidden. I would definately try this one again.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I kept this on the shelf for about 3 months because I wanted to crack it on thanksgiving. Cracked it today. Wow I can't believe I waited this long!

A- I really couldn't say since I drank it from the bottle but I guess it's a hazy yellow as others would say.
S - It smelled like some cherry and raspberries. Couldn't tell much since it was in the bottle and it was cold.
T - Damn nice! One of the best fruit beers I ever tasted! I have never had the Grand Met but this is a prefect example of what you can do with great beer to make it better.
M - sweet goodness with little alcohol bite.
D - I could have two of these in one sitting but since I am pour and most bombers over 8 dollars are a treat I am forced to have these only on special occasion.

Would I drink this regularly if they were to release cheaper 6 packs? You bet your right nut!

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Photo of HalfNelson
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Grodd87
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of zrab11
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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

Poured from a bomber bottle into my oversized snifter. Pinkish-redish hue with a small head. Some slight floaty noticable in the bottle conditioned bottle. Smell is mostly yeast, cracker like along with tartness from the fruit. The taste is pretty complex cherries, raspberrys, and passion fruit are noticed at first but also faint orange and lemon peels are there. Mouthfeel is smooth, very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of themanilow
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of DIM
4.47/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle is about a year old. It is their Gran Met, which I thought was just okay, aged on fruit.

a: This was a mostly clear golden color with some subtly cherry highlights. It pours with a medium sized, white foamy cap.

s: Sharp, perfumed yeasty notes are muted by sweet passion fruit backed by a little cherry, and some tart raspberries. There is a pleasant musty quality to the overall aroma.

t: Starts off with sweet and refreshing fruit flavors, I think the passion fruit takes center stage. The finish brings tart raspberries and dry, yeasty phenols.

m: Gently creamy carbonation and a thick, viscous body.

d: Gran Met didn't do much for me, but this is stunning. I never tried this fresh, but time has treated it very well. The balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors is damn near perfect.

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Photo of threeviews
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no freshness date) into a Charente glass...

A - Pours a quintessentially hazy golden orange for the style. A relatively strong pour yielded nothing more than a 1-finger white head with low retention. The lack of true bottle conditioning prevents its appearance to match those classics brewed in Belgium. (3.5)

S - The familiar yeast esters a la Gran Met are very prominent. The adjuncts (passionfruit, cherries and raspberries) are very hard to discern. I ostensibly get a generic 'berry' note and a hint of passionfruit but ultimately cannot figure it is a contribution from the yeast or the fruit. (4.0)

T - The fruit is not at all prominent, but arguably adds a bit of complexity to the standard Gran Met. However, the flavor is so close to the original, that I would have to call them equals...both are great examples of the style (sans bottle conditioning). (4.5)

M - Medium-plus body with a delicate, creamy carbonation. The bitterness is perfect for the style with it starting out slightly sweet and finishing slightly dry. Voodoo achieves a really pleasant balance between sweet and bitter. (4.5)

O - Without a date on the bottle, it is impossible to know its age. However, a full pour did not illicit appreciable yeast which would suggest an aged bottle, so I don't feel that this is particularly old. However, the lack of presence from the adjuncts makes this identical to the base beer, Gran Met. Both are great, but I wanted the fruits from this variant more pronounced. If this is a good example of Voodoo Love Child, I will stick to the base beer: Gran Met (4.25)

Postscript - After reviewing the label, it reads "ALE WITH NATURAL FLAVORS." Therefore, it appears that Voodoo is using extracts/purees instead of real fruit. Extracts produce much more concentrated flavors, but they may fade equally as fast. I will try to search out a fresh batch and will report back.
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Review of the second bottle from the same 4Pack...much better experience than the first, so I decided to share my notes (and adjust my ratings):

Poured from a 12oz bottle (no freshness date) into a Charente glass...

A - Pours a quintessentially hazy golden orange for the style. A relatively strong pour yielded nothing more than a 1-finger white head with low retention. The lack of true bottle conditioning prevents its appearance to match those classics brewed in Belgium. (3.5)

S - Initial aroma comprises of the stone fruit esters from the yeast accompanied by a mild, yet noticeable sweet cherry. As it warms, the cherry subsides and is superceded by passionfruit and (to a much lesser degree) raspberry. Any more fruit would be overkill, any less and it would not have an impact...exquisite balance between fruit adjuncts and fruity esters. (4.5)

T - Like the nose, the balance between adjunct and esters produced by the yeast strain is in perfect balance with the passionfruit winning out overall. After it warms considerably, however, cherry and raspberry make a march for dominance...the quid pro quo from all of the flavors makes this a really fun beer. (4.5)

M - Medium-plus body with a delicate, creamy carbonation. The bitterness is perfect for the style with it starting out slightly sweet and finishing slightly dry. Voodoo achieves a really pleasant balance between sweet and bitter. (4.5)

O - Without a date on the bottle, it is impossible to know its age. However, a full pour did not illicit appreciable yeast which would suggest an aged bottle, so I don't feel that this is particularly old. However, the contribution from the adjuncts increasing the base beer's complexity along with the balance attained with the esters generated by the yeast makes for a wonderful experience. Both variants are great and will forever be undecided as to which I prefer more. I hope to sample more from Voodoo Brewing. (4.5)

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look - nice peachy/orangey color, hazy, no head at all even after a vigorous pour

smell - strong fruity aromas, tangerines? and cherries? Very musty

taste - amazing. citrusy with raspberry tartness, also sweet. tastes a lot more like a lambic than a tripel.

feel - smooth, savory

overall - i tried this beer for the first time at a brew expo. it blew me away. it still does, it is one of my favorites.

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Photo of Deuane
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Slightly hazed, brilliant orange copper with a thick and creamy pinkish tinted white head that left nice lace.

S-Sweet cherry and tart raspberries come through strong with a nice sweet touch of biscuit malt and some yeast spiciness.

T-Big pop of cherries and raspberries come through with a nice spiciness and sweet biscuit malt as support. This is a very flavourful and well complimented brew.

M-Medium body and somewhat syrupy with good lingering spiciness and tart fruit notes.

D-Dangerously so! This one is full of flavour and ABV! A big ,tasty brew begging you to drink more and more!

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to chefmonty for this brew!

A - Poured from a bomber into a new belgium glass. Big white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin white foam on top of a pinkish golden hued brew. Had to come back and adjust my rating for appearance. Too many "floaties" in the brew at the end of the bottle. Got about a half inch of yeast and "stuff" in the bottom of the glass.

S - aromas of fruit really come through, raspberries, cherries, and some fig. Some alcohol deep in the backbone of this one.

T - again, fruit really comes through in the taste. Raspberries and cherries, and some faint alcohol bite in the background. this beer really hides its alcohol well. Some passion fruit in later sips. Some dryness similar to that from cherry pits.

M - crisp, slight carbonic bite. not cloying at all.

D - I think dangerously drinkable. don't feel the alcohol until very late in the bottle. Very nice beer. This one should have been on my wants list, but thanks to chefmonty, didn't have to.

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Photo of jasonm
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. This is the Gran Met aged with cherries, raspberries, and Passion Fruit. Listed as 9.5%abv on the bottle. Served in the Mad Elf chalice.

A - Ruddy, reddish brown color with orange highlights around the edges. Starts off with an eggshell colored head of dense, nearly solid foam. Leaves a solid ring and skim of dense foam and lacing.

S - A sublime combination of tart cherry sourness and sweet raspberries are the dominant factor. Lingering in the background is a dry yeast driven spiciness.

T - Starts off with a dry, spicy Belgian yeast flavor with a touch of candy sugar sweetness. Then the tart sourness of cherries takes over to a finish of sweet and earthy raspberries. Dry again on the finish, fiery, and a bit of hops.

M - Oily, slick, prickly carbonation, fiery alcohol.

D - A fine pairing of fruit and tripel. A good mix of sweet and sour, spicy and dry. Another winner from Voodoo.

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 61.2% out of 100 with 443 ratings
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