The hits just keep coming... Voodoo Love Child was my selection to break my fast tonight. Woof, baby! Look, I really like Voodoo's Gran Met. It's a deftly handled tripel. VLC takes Gran Met and ages it on cherries, raspberries, and passionfruit. It's all there in the nose, a refreshing, spritzy fruit presence. Drinks scarily light for 10%, too. The fruit doesn't overwhelm the tripel, but it's clearly there. First fruited tripel I've had, I think. Like putting tripel in a bourbon barrel, not something I'd think of doing, but I'm kind of glad Matt Allyn did. I'll probably drink more Gran Met than VLC, but as Cathy said, this would be nice on a summer night as the fireflies come out.
My thanks to Dan & Jon at TheFullPint.com for permission to use their scan of the label.
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I've been a full-time drinks writer since 1996. Currently I'm managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine; a regular writer for Ale Street News and Massachusetts Beverage Business magazine; and author of four regional brewery guidebooks. Next time you see me at a bar or event or distillery, say hi.