Voodoo Love Child | Voodoo Brewing Company

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Voodoo Love ChildVoodoo Love Child

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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!!!

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Photo of barleyroad
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold and cloudy, full of particles in appearance. The smell is hoppy and fruity, and this is not a suprise to us.Smell is hop and fruit blended together. Mouthfeel is very well done. This beer leave the mouth nicely and leaves you wanting more. The taste is a nice blend of flavors. This is a unique tasting brew and we get the attempt here. Overall this is a hit and we think it has its place in the beer world. Voodoo yes.

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Photo of keanex
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Murky brown and orange, reminds me a lot of iced tea. There's not much head to speak of but there's a light tan ring around the top. This doesn't look very appealing.

S: Sweet malts, slight Belgian yeast spice, and an underlying sweet and tart fruit, cherries mostly. I like the complexity of this and the sweet fruit to it.

T: There's a lot of sweetness from the malts with sugar throughout. There's a slight tartness to this that comes through at the end. There's also a warming sensation that comes through down the throat.

M: Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation through it. This feels alive in the mouth.

O: This is a nice beer, good complexity to it, though the description sounds better than it tastes. This is worth trying.

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Photo of burnstar
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful clear dark gold. Lots of visible carbonation and a big persistent head. Smell has some fruit notes. Apples. Phenols and earthy yeasty smells. Taste is spicy in the beginning. Cloves. Belgian light malt. Apples. Earthy and a bit phenolic. Significant underlying sweetness but not overpowering. Very well carbonated. Medium to full bodied. Slightly boozy finish. Overall a pretty good Belgian style pale.

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Photo of cps98
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Split a bottle with my girlfriend. Poured cold into a pint glass.

A – Cloudy rose/orange color. Very little head that dissipated very quickly. Decent lacing.

S – Heavy floral notes along with sweet cherry are present.

T – A little tart from the fruit. The Belgian yeast was the dominant flavor overall.

M – Really thick, carbonation was pretty good.

O - This was not my cup of tea. A little too thick for my liking and a bit too sweet and fruity.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Light orange with some amber spotting throughout. Translucent. A small amount of white head that quickly disappeared. Appears heavily carbonated.

S - Tartness up front with cherry and oak aromas in the background.

T - A big dry tart flavour up front. Cloves, banana, and Belgian yeast provide the typical Belgian Pale Ale notes. The finish has some subtle tart cherry and raspberry flavours along with a slight bready sweetness from the malts. I don't specifically get the passion fruit.

M -Light to medium body with a nice chew. Moderate to heavy carbonation. A little over carbonated.

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Photo of aficionado
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel Tulip.

Hazy orange-brown with hints of red. Fine carb bubbles and a lingering head. Looks sort of like RR Supplication with less vigorous carbonation. Has a TON of orange sediment. I had to strain it and afterward it was 90% better, which means voodoo has no care for the look of their beers.

The aroma is not wowing me. Funky cherries and their old rotty stems, mixed stone fruits, and a small hint of burned Autumn leaves.

The flavor would extremely benefit from being sour. That it was I was kind of expecting and I'm getting no sourness whatsoever. Just dry cherries, woody forest floor, and funky yeast. This should definitely be labeled as a fruit beer. Not BSPA like in flavor whatsoever. There's no finesse here. Just a decent, plain jane taste.

Fullish body but the light carbonation and dry sensation it leaves on your palate leads you to believe otherwise.

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Photo of biglobo8971
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into pub glass.
very cloudy amber color, nice 1-4 inch head with lacing present the whole glass
smell is very yeasty. Can definitely tell its a belgian.
the taste is a mix of yeasty bread, lightly tart fruit sweetness, and spices. There is a lot going on in this beer. Very tastey, and its almost a different taste each tim.
Overall, glad Mnbeasrfan left this in my fridge. Very solid and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of joefuzz
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly pink with a small white head. Smells of starfruit and raspberries with that nice belgian signature breadyness coming through. Taste is very should be sitting on a beach tropical, but not to sweet either. Mothfeel and carbonation are pretty spot on for this type of beer. Overall very good beer wish voodoo would send some beer to ny.

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Photo of cjoc83
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice a very hazy, almost opaque, dark peach color with a healthy amount of sediment floating around. About a fingers worth of off-white head sticks around for a while before receding to a ring. Some spotty lacing.

Mostly cherries in the nose with a bit of tartness, a little passion fruit, with just a hint of yeast lying underneath.

Tart cherries hits the front with some sweetness, then segues into a little yeasty character before finishing with a nice oaky, sweet and sour vinegar. The ABV isn't noticeable at all. Pretty damn tasty. Not really what I expected, but really good. The Belgian yeast comes out more as the beer warms.

Lighter side of medium bodied, a little creamy but good, crisp carbonation. Drinks really easy for the high ABV.

Overall, this is very interesting take on a tripel. It almost reminds me of Flanders red with tart cherries more than a tripel. Tasted great, though. I'm definitely going to grab at least one more bottle of this.

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Photo of Pellinore1
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jwiss22 for sending this one.

Pours a clear, red-orange into a tulip, producing less than a finger of white head. This fades, leaving little trace.

A strong fruit smell floats over light yeast and spiciness. I am reminded of cherries and raspberries.

Slightly tart raspberries and cherries hit the tongue first, followed by some definite Belgian character with the yeast and spices. The finish is again fruity and a bit dry.

The mouthfeel is relatively light and crisp with lively carbonation, and the ABV is very well disguised.

Overall quite an enjoyable beer, and unlike any other tripel I've tried. It makes me want to try Voodoo's other offerings.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: golden yellow with a hazy pink tint, about ½ inch off-white head

Smell: mostly passion fruit and pomegranate, but you also get a slight hint of citrus. very fruity on the nose.

Taste: again, very fruity. big hits of pomegranate, with less than stand-out cherry taste. perhaps a bit dry on the back.

Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, tart on the tongue

Overall: almost like a brut-champagne. very drinkable for the abv.


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Photo of Buggies
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium dark red red color. No head or lacing. Smells like fruit. Cherries and raspberries for sure, passion fruit maybe? Very minimal aromas of yeast.

Tastes like fruit. Same fruit flavors as in the nose. Just a hint of yeast and spice... very minimal though.

Overall, it's ok but I'm not sure why they call this a tripel. It doesn't make sense to me. Perhaps it would get better ratings as a fruit beer.

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Photo of JMad
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a wine glass..

Pours a hay orange color with some red hues and a filmy white head. The smell is mostly tart raspberries with some passion fruit and a hint of vinegar. It tastes of tart cherry, just a slight flavor of lemony hops and a hint of sour vinegar. This beer has a medium body with low carbonation and a superbly dry finish. I thought this was a very enjoyable beer, it's an interesting variation of a tripel.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
3.07/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A= Appearance from what I saw is about straw yellow in color maybe some auburn hues in in foamy white head decent lacing.

S- For the nose the main thing that comes out is the cherries that is the biggest thing that I noticed.

T= Taste the cherries are strong in this beer you get some of the other fruits that where used in the aging process believe there was three total but the cherries stand out.

M= The bottle that I had there was to much carbonation the beer it's self seemed to be a little lighter than what I would have expected.

O= Overall decent but I wouldn't want to try this again there are much better stuff out there to seek out this was just ok for me.

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Photo of EPseja
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Blush champagne with silvery-copper highlights. Pastel sunrise. An interesting color I have not seen in any other beer. Clear, and without much overt carbonation action. Lacing is wispy and fleeting.

S - Immediate rush of framboise-style lambic, giving the impression of a much sweeter beer. Passion fruit is also detectable, but in lesser amounts. Some of the other musty, fruity esters commonly associated with a triple are also here, but it's mainly about the raspberries.

T - My immediate reaction was not one of pleasure. The dry Belgian funkiness coupled with the bright fruitiness caused a pretty big rift in the flavor palette -- I was caught off guard. However, with subsequent sips I was able to better understand what this beer is about. In the front is the essence of the fruit, but the sugars were fermented out so as not to create a syrupy sweet mess. The middle gives a nice tartness that works with the yeasts, leading to a refreshingly dry swallow. More complex than the nose would belie.

M - A bit thin until the effervescence kicks up a froth. No real body to speak of other than that, but it lends itself well to this style.

O - An interesting beer to say the least. Not what I was expecting -- actually, it's better. The dryness helps allow the Belgian intricacies to shine through, making any adventurous beer lover happy. However, don't attempt to serve this to someone thinking they're going to get a sweetened fruit lambic!

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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 engisch
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

White foamy head on a hazy light red tinted golden ale. Seems fairly heavily carbonated. Smells sweet of fruits and alcohol. Passion fruit takes the lead in the nose with raspberries in the tail.

Flavor is slightly tart and mostly fruity with a definitely existent malt backbone. Hints of spiciness probably due to the yeast and possibly some spices.

Mouthfeel is mostly thin with a very high carbonation. Alcohol shines through a little, but with a beastly 10.5% it will always be hard to hide. Tastely like a 8-9% alcohol beer making it a bit deceiving.

I like this beer, but it is definitely big and not one to drink a lot. Share with a friend that will enjoy a uniquely fruity brew.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. this bottle was sent to me by user jacksdad12109 in a recent trade. thanks again jon! drank from my duvel tulip.

A- wow, this ones a gusher. white foam oozes out of the bottle as soon as i pop the crown. when it all settles down, im left with a slightly hazy golden colored body with a unique reddish/pinkish hue. the head is massive and bright white. it takes forever to settle down. a thick wall of lacing is left on the sides of my glass.

S- the fruits, however subtle, really shine through here. passion fruit being the strongest scent. raspberries come through as well. after that i get some pale malts, belgian candi sugar, and spices. coriander and clove. banana and bubblegum. i can tell that this was a tripel that was messed with.

T- the taste begins with belgian yeast and pale malts. a touch of candi sugar adds some sweetness. after that the fruits hit. passion fruit, cherries, raspberries, and bananas. some spiciness from the yeast (coriander and clove). a little bit of alcohol sneaks through.

M- the body is on the heftier side of light. the carbonation is very high. the alcohol shows a little, but nothing near the 10.5% that this weighs in at.

O- i liked this beer. i like the idea of a fruity tripel a little more than this was pulled off as, but its a unique idea and a solid attempt. so far nothing from voodoo has been a dud. this is an under appreciated brewery.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big ups to Mr. JM03 for throwing some voodoo my way down in the Big Easy (like we needed any more down here)! :)

Pours a pale orange color with a tint of pinkish red. Head was pretty white, nice retention and lace.

Aroma is fruity, with a touch of spiciness. There's a tad bit of tart, but it's very mild. Can't really pick out any specific fruit here, but I'll presume they are all there.

Taste is fruity, spicy, earthy, maybe a hair hoppy with a finishing bitter bite. Interesting, and I'm kinda liking it.

Nicely crisp with good carbonation, slick and lighter bodied.

Unique and interesting and I'd call it pretty good. No real alcohol aroma or taste that I can notice, so, drinability is good. Nice brew overall.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a bright yellowish golden color with a thick foam slightly off-white head that has excellent retention. There is a lot of lacing down the sides.

S: Big amounts of raspberries, cherries, citrus, candied sugar and yeast. The fruit scents are most prominant.

T: The beer starts off with a really tart raspberry flavor. In the middle, there is some candied sugar that balances out the tartness. Finishes with more tartness, but here the cherry flavors more potent.

M: A full bodied beer with a tad too much carbonation. Almost feels like rose sparkling wine.

O: I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. I do not enjoy a lot of cherry/raspberry type flavors in my brews, but the candied sugar balanced the beer out. A nice sipper.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a typical Belgian golden ale or Saison looking brew. Yellow in color with a white head that lasted for a long time. The smell of the beer has a yeasty and strong fruity aroma. The taste was fruity upfront but fades into a subtle spicy flavor. Mouthfeel was carbonated and light bodied. Very refreshing and drinkable beer overall.

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Photo of muttyd
2.4/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got as an extra in a recent trade.

Pours an deep golden amber with minimum head/lacing. Agitating/swirling the beer in the glass helps form about a 1/4 inch head. Aroma consists of mostly cherries, raspberries, tea/herbal notes, and some slight peppery yeast. Resembles more of a raspberry/cherry fruit-beer than a Belgian Ale. Alcohol is noticeable in the nose with a slight nose-hair burning sensation. Beer tastes almost like a raspberry-lime ice tea. Very sweet beer with a big candi-sugar presence. Finishes with a peppery/funky yeast astringency. Finish really hurts this beer, its rather unpleasant. Well carbonated with a bubbly feeling on the tongue. A 12 oz. bottle probably would have suited this beer better. Really wanted to like this beer but the flavors were just all over the place.

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Photo of kiddynamite920
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Glad I had two glasses in the vicinity because this one opened and proceeded to gush. It's pretty plain to see that this beer is highly carbonated. The rocky head reminds me of an Orval or a Duvel, so I suppose they got that right. Head is very white and is leaving clumpy lacing down the glass. The beer glows golden at the bottom of the glass and seems to fade into a browned copper color at the top.

S: Great tart cherry aroma on this one. It all rests upon a seemingly well made BPA. The yeast character is just exceptional here. Sweetness and some grass/grainy aromas. Also has a good deal of lemon to cut that earthy aroma. Just a faint hint at the high abv.

T: The fruit that this was aged on takes on a major role on the palate. Strays just a bit too far from the BPA base. The cherry and raspberry are very much in the forefront of the flavor profile. You can pick up on the banana/estery Belgian yeast but it is hard to decipher where the sweetness is coming from. Just a bit too fruity.

M: Was thinking this was going to be crisp as far as carbonation goes after the whole gushing from the start, but it is quite mellow and smooth. Just a mouthful of some tart cherry and sweet fruits with a bit of carbonation.

D: Remembered this one being much more memorable the first time I had it, but it is becoming a hassle to finish this off. Feel like I am ingesting an overly sugary beer.

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Photo of morimech
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Orangish amber color with a thin head that hung around for a little while before a thin film forms. Just light spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Fruit forward aroma. Definately can pick out cherries and raspberries. The passion fruit less so but there is a little musty element lingering in the background.

Fruit again in the flavor. Cherries in the forefront that give a touch of tartnesss, followed by sweeter raspberries. Not much for Belgian beer elements. Alcohol is well hidden.

Medium body with soft but effervescent carbonation. The best thing about the beer.

More of a fruit beer than anything else. Definately not what I was expecting.

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Photo of turnstile
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden/copper with some orange highlights; hazy. A beautiful and rich two-inch off-white head forms. Stunning head retention - like that of a nitro pour.

Smell: Sweet fruit notes and Belgian yeast funk up front; potent bubblegum note also present. Cherry is most apparent, though raspberry and passion fruit are detectable. Overall a candy-sweet aroma.

Taste: Rich malt, yeast, and fruit sugars. Mild hop bitterness in the finish prevents the brew from becoming cloying. Faint hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Huge carbonation - though not overly coarse - creates a very creamy and full-bodied experience.

Drinkability: Extremely drinkable for a huge ABV; yeast funk is also kept to a pleasant minimum.

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Voodoo Love Child from Voodoo Brewing Company
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