White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

This White ale is made with a little Voodoo Twist. We use our house Tripel yeast and add the average unmalted wheat, wheat, barley and just add more of each. Hopped evenly and spiced with coriander, bitter orange peel, juniper and Jeremys' favorite spice to remain a mystery. This beer is to be the answer to those hot summer days. Blows away carbonated water!!!!!
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Reviews by Pinto21:
Photo of Pinto21
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured a white amber with good white head,3finger. lacing sticks around. looks good white.

smell is orange peel, coriander, and pepper. very nice. and the triple yeast.

tastes orange up front, touch of alcohol and the triple yeast. The first few mouthfuls were way too heavy on the pepper finish. It was like getting a mouth of pepper. now i like pepper. but that was all i got. now it's settled a bit, but still a bit too heavy for me

Mouth is good for a white, finishes a bit dry. and too much pepper which lowers drink too.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared 22 oz bottle with a buddy

A-Cloudy, opaque orange color. Small head that disappearerd quickly.
S-Citrus orange, spices, slightly earthy yeast, sweet undercurrent
T-Pepper off the bat, not as much oriander or orange, but more belgian yeast flavor. This brew seemed a little confused on what it was supposed to taste like. The sweet malt didn't back up the yeast flavors very well.
M-medium body but still effervescent with the carbonation
D-I could drink more but would prefere to move on to something else

Interesting beer, but it lost the light feel of wit beer because of the earthy flavors of the belgian trippel yeast.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks again to PittRooney for supplying me with almost the whole voodoo line up!

12oz bottle pulled out of my fridge poured into a bulb style glass. listed as 7%. no freshness date.

pours out a very hazy golden color with a huge fluffy, billowy pure white head. left a nice big foamy cap. great rocky head retention and very nice thick sticky lace.

the thing i detect first is some really authentic citrusy orange peel and peppercorn. smells like i have both right in my hand. aside from that there is some other spices, corriander?, the fruity belgian yeast and maybe a hint of some of the wheat.

again, citrusy orange peel and peppercorn is there, but not as spot on as in the aroma. lots of clove and pepper on the finish, almost a touch spicy on the palate and in the aftertaste. some wheat and fruity belgian yeast as well.

light, creamy, and super crisp on the palate. hard to believe this is 7%, because it drinks like a 4-5% witbier. a high amount of bitey carbonation, which could really hit the spot on those hot days. the peppercorns play a nice spicy role on the great mouthfeel as well.

overall: a very solid and interesting witbier. lots of flavor and so decievingly light. this is definatly worth a try. another great offering from voodoo.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was like I awoke from a dream I am mundanely wandering through the supermarket when I stumble through the beer aisle, I awake to a fuzzy image of a familiar bottle that would never be accessible through a grocery store even in dream. However, once my senses cleared and I realized I was in the new Giant Eagle Market District I realized that Voodoo Brewing out of Meadville, PA was reasonably priced and available at a retail individually priced.

I love Matt Allyn and company, these folks are passionate about their brews. This one appears a pale hazed bright golden orange hue with a nice everlasting white head that sticks to the sides of my glass very nicely.

Aroma is top heavy with the peppercorns but it's such a unique quality that it totally captivates your senses, I don't know any other brewer out there making quality white ale with 12 varietals of peppercorns. Spicy with not just the peppery kick but the citrus qualities from orange peel and lightly done coriander accents excite me and my senses. The juniper berries brings on a touch of fruitiness and earthy bark like tones, similar to the original Yellow Snow Ale from Rogue.

Flavor brings out a nice slightly creamy effervescence that I've only found in other witbiers, the peppery kick is out of this world. Coriander, orange peel equate to the traditional white ale experience I'm glad somebody else decided upon an original take within the spice additions that could open up this beer style. A beefier alcohol content than your average is on the label but not detected in the nose or flavor profile. A marriage of grain, wheat, spices and yeast notes.

Mouthfeel overall is medium bodied but heavy for an average wheat again the alcohol and grain content probably outweighs the average original gravity for the style. No alcohol burn on the finish, just a layer of flavor and spices in the finish which really bring out the heart and soul of this flagship offering.

Drinkability is great one of those beers I can sink my teeth into with a meal, a fine dining experience I believe this one was around 4-5 dollars for a 22 ounce portion at the newly opened Giant Eagle Robinson Market District.

Photo of quirkzoo
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericdixon for throwing in this extra.

Pours a slightly opaque, dark gold, with 1 finger of white head that recedes to a thin cap. Strong belgian yeast smell up front, lots of cloves, then a hit of peppercorns, a really complex fresh peppercorn smell, not like ground dried peppercorns, fresh pink, green, white, black peppercorns all around. Behind the spice is a touch of pine (not sure if this is hops or the juniper that the bottle reports). The taste is also very spicy but in a slightly different way, the belgian clove yeast gives way to coriander on the palate, but the peppercorns are still there with spicy, tingly mouthfeel. This is full bodied for a wit and is extremely drinkable. Each sip cleanses the palate and gets me ready for another one. Overall this is a really good wit, the flavors are not going to blow your mind but they are interesting, definitely worth trying if you like the style.

Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap a Capone's. Wow this one has flavor and it keeps coming as you finis your glass. Do you like pepper? Then you will like this one. It appears and pours like a wit. Cloudy gold with a hint of sunshine. Light head that rises and fades with ok lacing. Your nose will enjoy this as many smells hit the nose. Pepper as well as some orange and a slight sweet smell. Did I mention a pepper smell? The taste is complex with the same tones as you smell. In the mouth it bubbles away to a pepper after taste. I as I consumed more the pepper started to overtake all other flavors. I had my four ounce taste and I need water and crackers before the next tasting. If you like pepper this one is for you. I think I am still getting the pepper taste out. Later

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a $4 bottle at Liberty St. Tavern and poured it into my pint glass. Though it's strong for the style, you can't tell. This is a smooth wit. The big spices really define the beer, with coriander and orange peel sticking out. Some of the finer elements get lost, like the 12 different peppercorns, but the lemon grass and a general pepper taste compliment the other spices. Unless you're a style purist, check this tasty and interesting wit out.

Photo of Pablo41
4.99/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Belgian white really pops with a variety of peppercorn, coriander, orange peel, and juniper berries. Full of flavor and great summertime beer.

Photo of Kolsch
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz Bomber at the Union Station Brewpub in Erie. Not sure of bottling date.

This is just an awesome take on the Wit Beer style. Other reviewers have stated that this resembles nothing like a Wit Beer and nothing like what they were expecting from a Wit. That is the point entirely. This is not the Norm and anyone familiar with Voodoo, knows his beers are not the Usual.

12 varieties of Peppercorns? You have got to be kidding! But it works to great effect. This is just a light enough style for a summer sipper but could also work well in the doldrums of winter. I like when Brewers put their own unique stamp on a style and that is exactly what Matt Allyn does with his beers.

Cheers to Voodoo!

Photo of mscudder
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served in a chalice.

A - Murky, far from transparent, deep-orange hue with little head to critique.

S - Sweet spices, caramel, fresh dough, honey, orange and a dash of coriander.

T - Lots of spices with little balance. Orange,pepper and coriander are coming through in an awkward fashion, resulting in a blend that simply does not work for me.

M - Flat, no carbonation to speak of whatsoever. Body is overly viscous, like honey, while withholding any beneficial flavors.

O - Perhaps this is just a bad bottle, but I could not finish my glass. Disappointing showing for my first Voodoo brew.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a cloudy, orange with a monstrous 3 finger sudsy white head that displayed large cavernous air pockets along the sides of the glass. Retention was good, lasting for several minutes before leveling off to a thin, sudsy layering while leaving a spotchy and patchy lacing. Visible carbonation was moderate with a good showing of light beige suspend yeast particles.

S: simple with some sour musky oranges and light grain hints, pretty typical per style. Overall was fairly light and average.

T: The flavor made amends for a lackluster nose. A very spicy flavor hits you upfront with bright oranges, a zippy carbonation, spicy hoppiness and a noticeable black peppery spicing. Sharp citric tones really stood out while the overall flavor was spicy and really pronounced. A crisp showing of grains makes its presence know right before the finish of spicy oranges, soft floral hopping and black pepper.

M: nice and crisp with a zippy carbonation, upon warming dry oranges and black pepper were most notable. The texture was light and had an nice feel to it.

D: Drinkability was good and really enjoyed this. Spicy, peppery, and refreshing. Would definitely would buy this again.

Photo of bonbini26
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright clear yellow, with decent carbonation. Light hints of cooridaner, oranage, and other spices. Easy on the palet a refreshing drinking beer. At 6% really can't fell any alcohol. A lot of funk/yeast in the bottom of this bottle. Overall a great beer to start out the night or to have in the summer.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Thanks to Ray in Pittsburgh

A- light orange peel color that is unfiltered. Minimal head and no lacing.

S- strong aroma of orange and coriander. alcohol and juniper berries round out the smell. Very nicely done. I also get hints of pepper that make this smell really aromatic.

T- corainder and peppercorn come out to dominate the tongue. Very heavy on the alcohol/grain as well.

M- medium bodied beer that lets you know there is some ABV there. The peppery lingers around.

O- very nice brew and i would love a case of this for the summer.

Photo of charlesw
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Well. That was interesting. I've never had a wit that tasted like, well, soda pop... Um. Some sort of lightly sweetened fizzy drink with hints of orange and spice. My wife, who loves the style, asked me to dump it out. Dang. So... Constructive... Pretty close in a lot of regards - just back off on the sweetness and the orange. Well, for a start... See how it goes from there.

Photo of cpn920
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light orange coppery color with a quickly disappearing head. Smelled the pepper more than anything. Taste was not what I was expecting and lacking in the orange peel and heavy on the pepper. Mouthfeel was light with with average carbonation. Not my favorite Witbier although I love the brewery and the effort to make something distinctive.

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden glass.

A lifeless head that barely makes a pencil thin puck off the pour, leaving a very faint soapy collar that isn't even. Body color is peach amber, dull, and full of lots of sediment even when pouring slowly, with lots of floaties.

Nose though is quite charming. Hints of white wine, and nice peach like sweetness. Some lemon and citrus character but a real nice peach juicy quality, and this wine like yeast character. Real interesing, and very unexpected for a witbier. Really digging it.

Palate comes nicely. A good malt coating, that hints and accentuates the peach sweetness. Some hints of smooth Belgian sugars but with some powdery clove and hot pepper flavors. Nice quenching juicy finish full and lush with citrus and fruit. Spicy aftertaste that lingers with an interesting heat.

This is a real unique witbier and very enjoyable. Quite memorable I'll have to look out for this again.

Photo of yamar68
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey gold with shades of orange. Neat single finger of white head. Beading is slow and steady.

The spices dominate the nose - it's hard to pin down just one, quite a blend. Heavy coriander, vanilla, citrus peel, gingerbread... smells like there's something in the oven.

The taste takes a similar direction. I don't think I've ever had a beer so heavily spiced. It doesn't attempt to disguise anything beneath, it just seems to take the lead role.

Overall, this is a very interesting one. I could even see my girlfriend diggin' this one. Good stuff.

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark pale yellow in color and has lots of particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of juniper berries are present in the nose along with spicy notes of coriander.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and also has hints of wheat and ginger; the coriander and juniper flavors persist through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked this beer as it had the intensity of flavors you would expect from an Herbed/Spiced Beer, but was really easy to drink because of the use of the wheat malts.

Photo of enjoythestuff
4.85/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer, I think it is so good.

Appearance - The label on the bottle, along with all Voodoo labels, are very unique looking and inventive. The beer itself pours a typical Wheat Ale color with a 2 finder head and good retention. I see lots of carbination bubbles floating up.

Smell - I can really smell the flavors that are at work here, very fruity smell that is fully developed.

Taste - I can taste all of the flavor from the berries and orange peel, then there is an aftertaste of peppercorns which to me is completely unique, and very very good

Mouthfeel - Like all other Voodoo beers I have had, they have a very light mouthfeel and very easy to drink.

Overall - Like I said at the start, this is my favorite beer, I enjoy the fully developed taste from the Juniper Berries and Orange Peel with that peppercorn kick. The taste is very unique to me. I will buy again, and buy for friends (especially ones out of their distributions range) when needed.

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a MJ tasting glass.

First of all, this is my third Voodoo Brewery beer, and I must say, I'm quite tired of the "floaties" in the glass. Filter the beer or do something to get the chunks out of your beer.

Okay rant over.

Pours a slightly hazy (with chunks) gold with a stark white head that drops to about a quarter inch after a few minutes. Lots of carbonation evident, as rows of bubbles climb the side of the glass.

Aromas of yeast, coriander, orange peel, and pepper. Juniper is very faint, the faintest of the spices that I can pick out.

First sip is of spices, with the pepper taking a front seat, then orange, coriander in the aftertaste, and a bit of a carbonic bite. Maybe a little over carbonated. Juniper is just as faint in the taste as it is in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is chalky, a little thin, almost watery. Lots of prickly carbonation. Mouthfeel is very similar to club soda.

Drinkability is good. But there is nothing in its character that is wit-like. No deep haze, no body, no orange, coriander is subdued.

Photo of weeare138
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a hazy light gold with a fluffy white head that slowly fades into a head of fluff. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of orange peel, juniper berries, peppercorn, coriander seed, tart wheat, and mild sugar.
Taste is of the aromas with a honey like sweetness complimenting the bitter citrus hops and freshly baked bread.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, semi-sweet, crisp, and semi-dry in the finish.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed golden yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head with excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. Some of the spices are found throughout the beer and also on the bottom.

4.5 S: The nose is really nice. The pepper is ever-powerful and really sets this beer out from others of the style. Next is a nearly as powerful corriander. Juniper and orange peel complements underneath it all. Neutral wheatiness throughout. Very nice.

4.0 T: Taste is nearly as good. Lots of pepper and corriander again give a big bold taste, but manages to not be overdone. Juniper comes to the main show while the orange peel again plays a complementary role in the shadows. Neutral wheat. I love the huge spiciness. Pepper lingers on the tongue.

4.0 M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch too much spritzy carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

4.5 D: This is a very tasty, very spicy version of the style. Really a great beer for a summer afternoon. I suspect I'll be drinking more of this in the future.

Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle (12oz) of this at my local six pack shop for 3.25. Not bad for a great brew! I had no idea there are 12 different types of peppercorn in the world...

A - Looks like a blonde. Hazy yellow with white head which laces the glass with a swirl.
S - smells of yeast and spice. Slight orange zest.
T - Slight pepper and orange. Hops not present so bitter is not an option.
M - Almost creamy and flavor is not overpowering.
D - At 16.99 a sixer it's a bit expensive but I could see myself buying another single again (maybe a bomber if I can find it for under 7.00)

Overall a great twist to the typical blond and another win for voodoo. I got the Big Brown Ale for new years and can't wait to try it but this beer is easily one of my favorites by Voodoo.

Photo of bushbeer75
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz brown bottle not dated

Voodoo Brewing White Magick of the Sun poured a cloudy golden orangey body that produced a 1-finger white head that was made up of big bubbles. The head dissipated [quickly] to a bubbly ring of scattered lacing. The nose was first hit with a spicy aroma of ground black pepper [peppercorns] followed by lemon and orange citrus. The taste was dominated by the pepper spice at the beginning, then the flavor of orange peel, coriander and lemon grass helped balance out the spicy peppercorns. Mouth feel is dry, spicy with a nice amount of carbonation. The brew had just the right amount of bitterness for a witbier.

White Magick of the Sun hit the spot for me -Sure will revisit!

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

The bubblegum quality to this is a bit over the top.

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White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
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