Heathen (1386) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Not that great. I guess thats why they added all that fruit to this to make the Love Child version of this. It’s almost like a combo of a Belgian and an American malt liqour. More American than Belgian. No Complexity.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a murky, light orange or a dark yellow. Looked sort of like cloudy apple juice. It had and average-sized, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light malt, light yeast and very light apple, pear, peach and pineapple. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic, while the finish was moderate to heavy sweetness and lightly acidic with an average to short duration. The flavor was light fruits mentioned in aroma. The flavor drops off though in the finish. The light to medium body was slightly dry and somewhat watery with very fizzy carbonation and a slightly chalky and lightly alcoholic finish.
Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Has a sweet, clean aroma. Light honey, tripel estery profile, and mild alcohol notes. Sweet with a bit of muskiness, like a melon rind that’s not quite ripe. Alcoholic notes get more and more pervasive as it warms, reminding me a bit of a European strong. Just a bit of butterscotch, but not to a fault. Light and fruity, with a hint of mild hops. Golden amber clear, with a thin white lacing head. Medium bodied, deceptively light for the amount of alcohol but probably because of the beet sugar. Medium to high effervescence, with a bit of prickly carbonic tang; could be a little smoother, but this might be helped by a little aging. Starts sweet, with honey, orange blossom, sugary sweetness and a mild hint of peppercorn. Honey Crisp cereal notes in the finish, light spicy character like teaberry gum. Bitterness is really secondary, lending more of a dry finish to the sweet malt and alcoholic notes. Alcohol warming, with a muted dry-grainy after. A little rough around the edges, and will probably improve (hopefully) with a bit of age. A decent offering and technically solid, but not as complex as I would have imagined.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of Belgian yeast, apples, lemon, spices. Poured golden/amber in color with no head. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of Belgian yeast, alcohol, spices, and Cheerios. Medium body. Tingly texture. Lively carbonation. Salty alcohol finish.
TomDecapolis (4230) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent golden with amber notes and a medium bubbly creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma was spicy, citrus notes, pilsner malt, malty sweetness, candi sugar and a bit of funkiness. Flavor of citrus, some funky tart yeast, bready, light banana, other various spices. For 10.5% alcohol well hidden without being overly sweet.
cheap (3408) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Drank in the company of brewmaster Matt Allyn. Slight haze in an otherwise ubiquitous pale yellow american lager appearance. Very little aroma but what aroma it has is mild hint of sweetness. A warm feeling follows each sip and each sip makes me appreciate the beautiful sunset outside a little more and more. Very little carbonation. This beer is not in your face, I was expecting a rather rude alky awakening with this brew but it is pleasantly lacking. Many american made belgian strongs are quite unrefined, I am please to add this is not of that genre. This is one of the few american made belgie imitations that actually reach into the level of a real belgie. Good job Voodoo! You are a strong entry into the otherwise below average example of american belgies.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours deep golden with a small well retained white head. Aroma of belgian style yeast and spices, citrus, and fruit. the flavor is smooth, alcohol well masked, fruit, spices, and citrus. Decent brew.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2009 Update- loaded with DMS and Diacetyle- sweet also- ugh...
This was one of thier better beers, and didnt seem like it was near 10%. Pours a light yellowish gold with a fizzy head which diminishes over time. Aroma is lemony, belgeina house yeast character, earthy and pils malt with cracker hints. More grian and bready malts, belgiean yeast- kind of similar to westmalle- some easters, lgith banana and some clove, a bit of alcohol but not much. Sharp and prickly mouthfeel detracts from the beer overall, but it is a good first attempt.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Clear, medium golden pour with 1-finger, frothey white head. Aroma is apricot, peach, pale malt, some funky yeast. Tastes fruity and spicy at first, followed up by pale malt, funky yeast, and candi sugar. Medium palate that lacks complexity somewhat, but what is present is decent. Well hidden alcohol.
LinusStick (2624) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow...this is pretty sub par for a Belgian style beer. I respect the heck out of this brewer so far because everything I’ve tried from them has been unique and different. This just missed the mark. The aroma was good spicy and sugary with some orange. Pour was a flat and disappointing light gold with just a tin white ring for a head. Taste was a little thin and hot. Spices and orange were in the front with a lot of sugar and pepper throughout. Not much yeastiness present and very little carbonation. This just seems too simple.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow with small white head. Spicy taste and aroma. Yeasty with dry finish . Not dab at all.