Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Voodoo Love Child

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 for permission to use their scan of the label.


Anonymous said...

What is going on with Voodoo anyway? My local distributor told me today they can no longer get their beers (dead central Pa). I know Matt left for Straub, but Justin had been handling most of the brewing for the last year or so. With Matt leaving are they now a defunct Pa brewery?

Lew Bryson said...

Should be talking to Matt soon, and that's the question that's at the top of my list.

Jonny Rashid said...

I love Voodoo, I have two bottles of VLC in my basement, I'm looking forward to what happens to them in a year or so.

I like messing with tripels too, which is why I think Curieux is the best tripel in the country.