White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -8%
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.
06-22-2008 18:07:21 | More by hopsleeroy
4.08/5 rDev +12.7%
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.
05-16-2011 00:29:55 | More by dogfishandi
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
11-09-2009 21:07:48 | More by WVbeergeek
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
03-27-2012 21:37:51 | More by quirkzoo
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
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
07-06-2009 13:49:43 | More by TheChauffeur1
3.53/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
02-08-2010 04:17:37 | More by tempest
4.7/5 rDev +29.8%
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!
07-21-2008 17:07:42 | More by Kolsch
2.34/5 rDev -35.4%
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.
06-24-2013 01:59:56 | More by mscudder
3.8/5 rDev +5%
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.
08-09-2008 13:23:55 | More by beerthulhu
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
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.
01-12-2009 00:37:15 | More by bonbini26
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
02-03-2012 19:24:16 | More by Dodo2step
2.88/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
12-07-2007 01:20:03 | More by charlesw
3.3/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
01-26-2009 03:29:07 | More by cpn920
White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
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