Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beer Review - Voodoo Vator Dopplebock

The name is much cooler than the beer. I was lured in with a fantasy of a smoky bayou blackness...chicory or some other peculiar aromatic to perfume the usually heavier dopplebock. I should've read the brewer's {Atwater} hometown...Detroit.

Still, the flavors are decent and mask the 9.5% ABV punch of the Voodoo Vater.

I kept getting an aftertaste that reminded me of cola watered-down by melted ice...thin malted sweetness. The further you get into the pint the more detectable the grassier bitterness becomes, but it was a little too weak.

Being weaned on Aventinus Wheat Dopplebock on draft, it's hard to find another dopplebock that I really prefer. I saw somewhere that this will be coming on draft to Philly, so I'll give it a shot off the taps to see if the weak body was a bottle phenomena.


  1. local 44's got it!

  2. Thanks Malachy!

    I've been hearing good things about Local44...I'll be bellying up to the bar for sure now.

  3. do go. it's definitely worth the trip to spruce hill.