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White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 16 | 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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tbrown4

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle last weekend when I was in the Philly area. I've only had a few brews from Voodoo.

A - Cloudy light orange, huge bright white fluffy heady, minimal carb streams, little to no lacing

S - Brilliant creamy and spicy citrus aroma

T - Decent peppery spice up front, creamy citrus and mildly bitter middle. Finishes tart like orange juice.

M - Feel nicely medium in body.

O - I really enjoyed this beer a lot. It's got the typical witbier flavor profile but with some very defined citrus and pepper notes. I appreciate intensity in flavor and this one is far from subtle.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 18:15:40 | More by tbrown4
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mdfb79

New York

2.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From 03/27/11 notes. Shared by jslot38 at a local RB tasting.

a - Pours a murky yellow- pale golden color with light carbonation evident and one inch of white head.

s - Smells heavily of spices, coriander, peppers, orange. Pretty strong on the spices.

t - Tastes of spices, pepper, peppers, orange peels, coriander, and floral notes. Again, too strong on the spices.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - Overall I wasn't a big fan of this one. Too much pepper and spice for me. Wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:05:32 | More by mdfb79
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Thorpe429

Illinois

1.73/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Consumed at a recent tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a hazy light golden color with a good white head, nice retention, and a good amount of lacing. The nose is quite pungent, with an absolute overload of coriander coming through along with too much pepper. The orange isn't noticeable. The flavor is not good. The pepper and coriander completely dominate my taste buds and not in a good way. It leaves the palate extremely dry. Very harsh. Not much to say other than spice bomb. None of the underlying beer comes through. I would not have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 10:24:52 | More by Thorpe429
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turnstile

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a thick head and incredible retention. A huge head develops when the beer is agitated in the glass. No lacing.

Smell: An explosion of juniper berries, orange peel, coriander, peppercorn, wheat malt, and yeast. Every spice listed on the label is present in the nose.

Taste: Wheat malt and Belgian yeast funk up front followed by peppercorn and juniper. Finishes moderately bitter with a peppery bite. Slightly sour in the finish as well. The huge spicing overwhelms the subtle notes of the beer, but the addition of wheat and Belgian yeast is detectable.

Mouthfeel: It's light in body and crisp in carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability for such a heavily-spiced brew. With its moderate ABV, I could easily enjoy another bomber of this on a warm spring day.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 03:16:21 | More by turnstile
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy yellowish orange color. Provides a small white foam head that quickly dissipates to a film. There is moderate lacing.

S: There is ample amounts of pepper flavors, orange and lemon zest, coriander and some wheat.

T: The pepper spice hits the palate first, with a slight undertone of orange. The middle adds some wheat flavor to the taste. Finishes with a yeasty, pepper spice and citrus zest taste.

M: Good carbonation on this light to medium body beer. Leaves a spicy peppercorn taste on the palate.

D: Very clean and refreshing with a slight pepper kick. One of the more unique Witbier's I have tasted. Would certainly try more.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 17:43:16 | More by IronCitySteve
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beergod1

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried at a UPick6 Tasting of Voodoo Brewery. Bottle Pours a clear Orange/yellow a few floaties. Has a big bubbly white head which diminishes quickly. Fruity, spicy aroma - peppercorns jump out, but the other spices are restrained. Sweet, tangy, spicy flavor. Yeasty/Malt and pepper finish. Not for me really, Drinkable, but I won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 14:21:24 | More by beergod1
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, coriander, orange citrus, and quite peppery. In the taste, a peppery spice, a dry orange citrus, and small wheat notes. A spice bite and a medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry orange spice in the aftertaste. Big orange citrus, spicy pepper, and nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 00:12:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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beerman207

Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this on a trip to Pennsylvania. It survived the plane ride home and is being cracked tonight.

A: Orange, yellow, cloudy, huge fluffy white head that sticks around forever

S: Orange, wheat, spice, belgian yeast,some lemon zest

T: Lemon, wheat, belgian spices, a bit of bread, malt, refreshing.

M: A bit dry in the mouthfeel and mild carbonation

D: Would be an amazing summer beer. I'm guessing this sat a bit but even still this beer is great.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 01:31:11 | More by beerman207
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Ty1erC

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

*12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.*

a: it's darker in color than any other witbier i've tried-- a brownish gold with lots of suspended sediment. the most interesting thing about its appearance is the massive, frothy head. the stuff is towering, and it lingers forever.

s: the smell is typical of a witbier: citrus, wheat, spice.

t: it tastes like a witbier, but different. i'm not sure if it is the elevated abv, or the spices used, but something is out of the ordinary.

m: medium-bodied, high carbonation. it's very effervescent.

d: it's definitely a good beer, but it's not something i'd want to drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 01:05:48 | More by Ty1erC
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Last one from the variety pack.

Poured into fluted pint glass, presented with a nice frothy, off white head that clings to the glass. Color is a hazy straw to light gold. A little clearer than expected, with good carbonation.

Smell is a hit of peppercorn, followed nicely by the bready wheat malt and light sour/sweetness of the lemon. hints of the other spices, but I can not identify.

Taste is the peppercorn upfront, followed by the malt flavor, with more peppercorn and finishes with a balance of lemon and malt. Nice mixture of flavors, so surpsing that this pushes 7% abv.

Mouthfeel is very nice, good balance, flavors hit the tongue and cheek well with a nice bit of carbonation to keep it interesting.

Drinkability is very good, i like the flavors that the triple yeast creates, a bit different than most wits, with not much banana/clove flavors, but I like it. Very drinkable for the abv.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 00:57:16 | More by mvanaskie13
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken 1/2/11. From a variety pack purchased with questionable freshness. No indication of bottle date/code but all the brews in this selection have a different colored cap. If it means anything, this cap was yellow.

From a 12oz bottle into a snifter, this brew appears initially crystal clear with a light golden color. As the rest of the bottle is emptied, it turns quite cloudy. 3 fingers worth of white, fluffy head merange-like head form atop the glass. As it recedes, it leaves a sticky coating of lace everywhere.

The aroma of this brew is way overkill on pepper than a spice of lemony coriander comes into play. This brew will break you if you have never smelled peppercorn contribution in a brew before, it dominates and is seemingly impossible to miss. As it warms, this brew gets a little soapy smelling with spices and somewhat artificial aromatics that are very strong and clashing.

The taste is lemony and almost oil-like from the coriander. Star anise is present with a licorice flavor and the ever present pepper flavor throughout. A mild rind-like flavor is somewhat citrusy and mildly bitter. The finish of this brew includes more licorice and a soapy taste I've never experienced before.

The 7% alcohol is hidden quite well but it is evident which makes all the spice flavors in this brew really stand out. It is light bodied and highly carbonated. This brew is worth a try, it is interesting and unique. However, for my own personal preference the spices were a little over the top and unnecessary.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 16:01:47 | More by stakem
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crestwood37

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not a big fan of white ales, but this one that suited me well. The smell was great and the taste wasn't too strong and overbearing. It was a nice treat.

Like other reviews, there was a good amount of sediment but that didn't bother me. The one negative was that it produced a very large head when poured into a glass. Yet, I do believe that this is a high quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 01:53:01 | More by crestwood37
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle received as a great extra in a trade with london1o1. Thanks! Poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a pale and very hazy golden color with touches of orange. Head is very thin. What is there falls quickly to the surface leaving behind only the smallest of collars.

S - Earthy bitterness, Belgian yeast character, spicy/cloves, a touch sweet, wheaty. A bit different for the style, but interesting.

T - Definitely different for a witbier. Very Belgian in yeast character - fruity, spicy, clovey, a bit of bubblegum. Malt base is bready, wheaty and grainy in nature. Definitely Belgian, but not sure I'd call this a witbier...golden ale, maybe?

M - Lightish medium bodied...a bit too much body for the style, at least to my tastes. I have a bit of a hotball cinnamon-ish "burn" in my throat after the swallow - rather unique. Interesting, although a bit off style.

D - I am enjoying this beer...it really goes down pretty easy. I find it very hard to characterize this as a witbier however. Perhaps I am spoiled by the abundance of Allagash White I have readily available here...this one misses the mark for a witbier, but I still find I'm liking quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 01:21:26 | More by portia99
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2010 15:37:26 | More by bushbeer75
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -11%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 01:34:51 | More by JamnesCameron
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billshmeinke

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Just shy of an inch of fluffy white head atop a hazy golden body. Retention is super solid.

Smell is a blast of spices. Peppercorn/white pepper, and coriander assault the nostrils first. I think assault is the proper word for this as the smell made me sneeze. Juniper berries and orange peel are evident as well along with some cloves and spice wheat.

Taste follows smell. An onslaught of spices. Really not much more to say. All the same flavors in the nose appear in the taste. The orange peel lingers more than most.

Extremely lively carbonation. Really spicy, I think the mystery ingredient might be white pepper...

An interesting concept, and definitely refreshing. The onslaught of spices is kind of too much for me though.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 23:58:29 | More by billshmeinke
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a murky brownish yellow with particles floating around. its quite ugly looking, hope it tastes better.

S-not here, extremely soapy fruit esters, hints of stale grain, light soapy orange peel. not good.

T-the taste follows the nose but not to the degree of offensiveness. light notes of toasted grain up front, soapy juniper berries and orange peel, faint notes of yeast and slightly bready in the back.

M-oily slick feel to it with a light amount of carbonation and murky rough finish.

D-this is a relatively poor attempt at the style and not only tastes bad but looks bad as well. soapy and murky, sweet with no spice and little to no yeast flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 01:50:50 | More by cpetrone84
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a nice fluffy white head. The aroma is of of orange citrus and spices (maybe coriander). Kind of a peppery spice to the noise as well. The initial taste is spice then followed by the citrus taste. Fairly crisp and clean. The pepper taste is not the most pleasant both in the aroma and the taste. Not a hug fan of that. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, this is just an ok beer for me. I could really do without the pepper taste that to me overwhelms the total flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 17:19:47 | More by kbutler1
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a great beer to enjoy in the summer. Poured from a bomber bottle into my oversized snifter. This witbier pours with a faint orange yellow color. Abundant head bellows fluffy like marshmallow. No real smell noticed. Flavors are far more pronounced than most witbiers. Toasted wheat, orange-lemon, coriander are noticed also a balance of hops. Mouthfeel is a little watery. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 01:55:02 | More by mtnbikerpa
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle

Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a sudsy white head that dissipates to lacing.

Smells like malts and spices. Piney a bit. Definite coriander.

Tastes malty with coriander and vanilla spices.

Body is moderate with slight carbonation throughout.

Not bad. Interesting take on a wit with some varied features. Not fantastic though.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 02:46:27 | More by Cylinsier
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 23:04:11 | More by weeare138
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a cloudy straw colored yellow. It poured with a large white fizzy head.

s: I didn't find the fresh, vibrant yeasty banana I was hoping for. Spices dominate instead. I found coriander and a little citrus, plus some earthy yeast.

t: On the dry side for a wit, a bit too much so for my liking. I read the label afterward and I think I found the culprit, juniper berries. They obviously weren't trying to make a traditional wit, but I'm not a big fan of their take. It seems musty, spicy, and lifeless.

m: Not as chewy as some wits, with a lingering dryness.

d: Not bad, just not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 11:41:01 | More by DIM
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid rusty orange with a gigantic, splashy bright white head. The aroma is delicate but distinct - spicy, sweet, jasmine-like, with elements of spice pear or peach. It becomes more fragrant as the beer warms. The flavor is surprisingly malty, with an oaty, sweet grainy edge. The spice and fruit is evident - pear and apricot and slight peach. There is a haze of rosewater in the background. There is a peppery spiciness on the tongue, though that fades quickly to a fruity sweetness on the finish. The mouthfeel is quite slick.

This is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 23:04:29 | More by Seanibus
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Pinto21

Arizona

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 03:35:27 | More by Pinto21
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 04:17:37 | More by tempest
White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.