White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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!!!!!

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Jimmys
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip. no bottled on date.

A: an orangey yellow hued brew. hazy. head is bubbly and white. retention isnt great nor is the lacing.

S: crystalized ginger is strong. coriander. orange peel. a lot of different, intense spice aromas makes for a very inviting nose on this wit.

T: i say freshly cracked black pepper a lot, but this is the real deal. crystalized ginger. star anise. enough malt to provide a canvas, but certainly not enough of a player over these spice flavors. finish is straight black pepper but then turns relatively clean and dry.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: i appreciate the additions of peppercorns, coriander, juniper berries, and sweet orange peel as they add welcomed complexities to the nose and palate. definitely on the bigger side of wits, this one is worth a shot.

Photo of yamar68
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of LexShaw89
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of thetamishere
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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 djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a translucent honey color with about a half finger of pure white head. The foam settles incredibly fast, but leaves a nice frothy ring along the edges of the glass. There is a little lacing as it drinks.

S: I’m picking up huge pepper, some orange, roses, and clove. The pre-dominate scent is pepper. There is no doubt about it. It’s actually a bit overpowering.

T: The initial hit is mild citrus and a bit of malty sweetness. But right after, the peppercorns come on strong. Really strong! The spice is incredibly noticeable, but the nice thing is that it’s not a lasting spice. It sits well on the palate and moves off with the other flavors. If you’re not a fan of peppercorns in beer, this isn’t a beer for you. Luckily I love these types of beers.

M: Light bodied beer. The carbonation is just right and the flavors are solid. There is nothing too exciting or terrible about it.

O: If you’re not ready for a peppercorn explosion… stay away from this beer. It reminds me of CBC’s Sgt. Pepper, but on steroids. Good thing I love peppercorn beers. I thought this beer was really solid. But it’s definitely a love it or hate it type of brew. I’m somewhere in the middle but leaning towards the good side.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of jlenik
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of burnstar
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky light straw/gold. Medium sized persistent head. Smell is wheat. Cloves and bananas. Taste is spicy and wheaty again- cloves, bananas. Tangy and zesty with a clean finish. Quite tasty overall. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, highly carbonated- slightly effervescent in fact. Very very drinkable. This is a pretty solid American version of a witbier. True to style and stronger and a little over the top. Cool. One note- this review was very out of season- Christmas Eve actually! I would love to have a few pints of this on tap in the middle of summer- it would be great. Awesome name for this beer too by the way.

Photo of enjoythestuff
4.88/5  rDev +34.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.