White Magick Of The Sun
Voodoo Brewery

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #227
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,674
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 14.95%
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
263
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Voodoo Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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SCORE
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Notes: 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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Nass from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I like the bottle label artwork. There is no date on the bottle. The pour is orange with sediment in the glass. The taste is orange, honey, wheat, faint clove & cardamom. Cheers! B

Mar 12, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big clove, coriander, and candied orange. High carbonation, sweet, light bodied. A rare imperial witbier that works. The extra alcohol does not distract from the normal clean flavors of the witbier. Nice summer sipper. Could have a couple especially on a hot day.

Jun 29, 2019
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Scrapss from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall weizen from the bottle, relatively fresh package BestBy 20191201

A: Dinged due to excessive suspended solids, it was extreme. Beautiful golden as expected otherwise, head was lacking, gone in 60 seconds so to speak. Carbonation seemed adequate but head was not up to task.

S: Average Wit in every way. Spicy white pepper yeast, coriander, etc. Right down the middle of the lane.

T: Again, average. white pepper, Belgian yeast, balanced in the way a Wit should be. Nothing offensive, nothing too exciting for the style. The spice profile is the typical coriander, white pepper and light wheat backbone.

M: slick, filling and quite nice Little bitterness on ultimate finish.

O: If you are offered, don'I would not turn my nose up at this, and if in a Mix pack, it is nice but I better be seeking something else in it, like KillaPils or Voodoo.

Jun 04, 2019
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite possibly the best and most unique wheat ale I've ever had...

Right out of the bottle I was impressed - bright orange coloration, the spice clearly floating in the liquid and a white, foamy head that have experienced in a very long time - it was impressive. The smell was about on par with all other wheat beers I've had but the mouthfeel was very light and very crisp even though it was considerably carbonated. I will say, the carbonation improved as it warmed and didn't have that lingering, will-not-die, effect some other beers have. The taste was unique due to the spicy nature of the brew, which made it distinctive to me over other wheat ales. Otherwise, it was about on par with others I have had. Overall, this is a very nice beer, a nice surprise and deviation from the normal offering of the style.

Feb 10, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy orange yellow with a tiny white head.

Smell: Fruity, spicy citrus and malt.

Taste: Much more mild than the smell. Breadlike with none of the spices the nose suggests.

Mouthfeel: Mildly thick and very carbonated.

Overall: A bit disappointing. The taste is nothing like the nose.

Apr 29, 2018
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, thin head, unfiltered so expect some yeast clumps. Aroma isn't incredibly robust, but fine - just tripel yeast, light esters, orange peel underneath. Taste is more spice-forward - cardamom, coriander, sumac - with artificial banana & esters on the back end. Could be a little more balanced and smooth, but still a decent brew.

Jan 05, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish gold somewhat hazy color. Lots of bubbles but a fairly small delicate white head with less than average retention and almost no lacing. Aroma is spicy (lots of coriander), some Belgian yeas and a touch of wheat bitterness. Flavor is about the same. The floral, spicy aroma and taste are the most prominent aspect. The wheat/bitterness is more prominent in the flavor than the aroma. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, the spiciness and bit of wheat bitterness liven it up a bit. This is not a great witbier...needs more yeast and some citrus but it is pleasant enough, especially for warm weather.

Dec 30, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as an imperial witbier and poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a golden murky color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off pretty quick. Concave lace ran around the glass fairly nice.
The aroma had a nice Belgian sweet yeastiness, slight earth, a little bit of mint, crushed coriander, some sweet lemon, and ended with a light hay/grassy note.
The flavor had a nice sweetness about it pulling in all of the previously mentioned aromas together nicely and guided on into the aftertaste in a fluent manner.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Finish was a little sticky, but for the most part, it came across pretty nice.
Overall, pretty nice as an imperial witbier to me, but perhaps could have just a touch more spices to give off an even nicer spice quality or even pull down some of the stickiness in the feel. I'd still have again.

Sep 09, 2017
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ONUMello from Ohio

3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with no head
S: Wheat, coriander, white pepper
T: Matches the nose with some Belgian yeast notes
M: Medium-bodied, soft
O: Overall a fairly solid Belgian-spiced wheat ale. I wish there was a bit of hops to balance the wheat/spice notes but I'd enjoy this again

Aug 21, 2017
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with some sediment/floaties; small white head that fades leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus, malts and wheat. A nice amount of lemon. The flavors basically follow the nose. More lemon along with some hints of orange. Peppercorns are there. The wheat and malts do their thing. The spices are there, but are subtle. Finishes clean. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly creamy. This one is dangerously drinkable for the style.

This is a nice "Imperial Wheat Ale". It doesn't drink like a big beer and remains refreshing. Enjoyable stuff. The craftsmanship is on point.

Aug 16, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1 inch head and a few floaties. Smell is of wheat, light fruits. Taste is orange peels, wheat, a touch of spice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is refreshing, as I expect from this style, but it doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Jan 13, 2017
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Every1sgrudge from New Jersey

1.91/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A - Unfiltered murky yellow orange color
S - Nothing, no notes for the nose
T - Disgusting; floral, peppery, no real wheat notes, no alcohol, nothing appealing at all
F - Thin, little head, no lacing, like contaminated water
O - Glad I got a single otherwise 5 beers would be in the trash

Terrible beer, wouldn't give this to my arch enemy.

Nov 13, 2016
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LAp from Ohio

4.17/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bolder, higher ABV version of the wit that relies heavily on a spicy, bold clove and cracked profile. Served in a tulip poured from a 12oz bottle. Nose from the bottle is heavy belgian spice, with a delicious yeasty profile. Pours a profoundly hazy honey with a minimal white head that dissipates immediately leaving no lacing (macroscopic floaters are visible too settling into the bottom of the glass - reiterating that this is indeed a new-to-the game microbrewery). The nose from the glass remains beautifully dominated by belgian yeast. The palate is clove and pepper dominated, but not as much so at the one I tried on tap. Cardamom, coriander, and hints of citrus rind (even a touch of lemon) are evident as well.. The palate is almost more akin to a dubbel or tripel than a witbier - there's an excellent medium body that accompanies this beer and really adds to its robustness (their label of "Imperial Wheat Ale with Spices" is certainly apt. Overall, this is an exceptional Belgian that feels dramatically underrated. Part of this may be due to the protean nature of Voodoo's brews - they're constantly tweaking and modifying even their oldest recipes. For example, the version of WMotS I'm drinking currently is 7.9%, a fair bit stronger than the 6.75% that was initially logged on this site. This is a robust "Imperial Wit" of great depth. A truly excellent beer.

Jul 02, 2016
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dingy golden body with a small, white head.

Smell: A top note of wheat, juniper berries and tangy orange rinds with some supporting spices.

Taste: A fore taste of wheat given a dusting of confectioners sugar. A touch of added citrus, a little coriander, juniper and a growing earthy peppercorn flavor. Slight touch of the somewhat heightened alcohol. Sweetish, tangy finish with some lingering peppercorns.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A little disappointing, a bit more alcohol than needed and a lackluster appearance.

Dec 09, 2015
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classixIII from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this wheat ale. Peppercorn is definetly prominent but overall spicing is not overpowering, very drinkable. This edition was a 7.3 ABV but you wouldn't know it. Refreshing, a definite contender for the deck this summer.

Feb 18, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On draft
Aroma weak – spice and yeast
Head small (<2 cm), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – a few small islands of small bubbles
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor very weak of coriander and yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Not good – basically a watered down witte.

Aug 10, 2014
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Jan 29, 2014
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Sanke_Panky from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've had this beer several times now and each time it's a little bit different. The appearance is golden yellow with a good amount of haze. The smell this time around is heavy of white peppercorn and hints of coriander and honey. The taste is very similar with a lot of pepper on the front finishing crisp and sweet. The mouthfeel was nothing special but ample for its style. My wife and I love voodoo and this is her go to. I enjoy it as well. The spice blend pairs extremely well with steak and salty foods.

Nov 27, 2013
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metter98 from New York

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Nov 24, 2013
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Digimaika2 from Canada

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

(3.25) A: Copper coloured with mysteriously no foam head and quite a flat appearance (even with vigorous pouring).

(4.0) S: Floral qualities, mix of vibrant spices, tree sap, grasses, orange, and some orchard pear. A bold aroma with wonderful creativity.

(3.5) T: Lots of spices, citrus orange, grainy, floral qualities, and grasses. Spices are the centre of attention with the peppercorns providing a bit of heat in the finish. Full disclosure: I have no idea what juniper berries taste like.

(3.0) M: Lighter bodied with minimal carbonation. Clean and crisp but perhaps a bit too much with not enough body or texture.

(3.25) D: A bit disappointed with this, and a bit surprised considering how much I enjoyed Voodoo’s offerings at the brewpub and in the bottles I’ve tasted to-date. The potential and creativity is there but many qualities were off unfortunately.

Sep 09, 2013
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

At a recent bottle share, this brew was the surprising winner. Poured into the sampler glass, the beer was a nice golden color with a bubbly head. There was something spectacular yet unidentifiable about the nose on this beer. As best I can determine, the aroma was like overripe pineapple, being a very sweet version of pineapple. On the initial taste one immediately notices the high level of carbonation. With the citric notes, it reminded me somewhat of lemon-lime soda. As the carbonation settles a bit, one notices the juniper berries, lime, and the hints of the promised yeast. As the beer finishes, lime stands out in the aftertaste, lingering on the sides of the tongue. I enjoyed this one a great deal.

Jul 19, 2013
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a wiezen glass

Appearance – The beer pours from the bottle as a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a one-half finger white head composed of lots of fizzy bubbles. The head fades very fast leaving very little lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of a grainy wheat smell mixed with citrus of orange and light lemon smell. Some other aromas of clove and coriander are mixed in there as well along with a light grassy and haylike aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a smoother wheat flavor upfront, but grows more and more grainy in taste as the flavor advances. Upfront there is also a citrus flavor of orange which grows stronger to the middle of the taste only to fade at the end and be replaced by a more lemon citrus flavor. All the while a yeasty taste grows stronger in flavor from the beginning, bringing with it some spice of coriander and clove. The coriander gets rather strong at the end with it being joined by some pepper and a hay flavor, leaving a slightly dry, grainy and gritty taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both the thinner body and the higher carbonation are good for the style and make for a more refreshing feel.

Overall – This is a decent wit, but the flavor left on the tongue is a little bit off at the end. If you like a wit that is a little more grainy then this you may like, otherwise if looking for something with more smoothness then you may want to pass it up.

Jul 12, 2013
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rather dark for a witbier. Light orange in color with slight haziness. Perhaps, chill haze. One or two specks of dark precipitate.A few rushing carb streams. Head is meager, but I wasn't expecting a tower of bubbles. Looks okay.

Smells wheaty and mildy spicy. A few peppery notes here, some musty maltiness there. A little banana, maybe some coriander. Light straw. Not really as I remembered.

Has banana, wheat, and cracked pepper in the mouth, but not with the intensity that I swear by. I recall a lot of black pepper and other spice rack additions comprising a bright and sandy flavor. Finishes with delicious pepper and some coriander, timed out well. Every sip is a little bit better with warmth. Background lemon twang with some tea-like hops that identify this one as even more fascinating than the first swig let on. The pepper fades in and out, however. Starting to wonder if the dark speck I saw in the beer was a flake of black pepper that's gone and swallowed.

Drinks with some softness. Hardness contributed by a wily carbonation that's a little over-the-edge. Not off-putting. I can tell it's to try to accentuate the spices added. I'll now swear by this beer in bomber of draft format. This 12oz bottle seems like a slight injustice.

Jun 27, 2013
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mscudder from Georgia

2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

Jun 24, 2013
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adamette from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review. Poured by me into a clean, clear glass from the growler that I had filled September 8th, 2012 at the brewpub. Cost I am not sure of but I am going to guess $11.99.

A Satisfying "psst" released from the growler when i loosened the rather tight cap. Hazy yellow translucent body under a one inch creamy off white head that dissipated down to a single layer of bubbles within 2 minutes. Good look for the style. 4.0

S Nice solid witbier smell with significant pepper scent as well. Interesting. 4.0

T Directly from the smell....a nice solid witbier taste with the interesting inclusion of a peppery taste. There is some sweetness in the middle of the taste lingering about but mostly it is a nice, gentle wheat grain goodness with the pepper. 4.0

M Rather average feel to a Witbier with a slight bight of wheat grains enhanced by the sassy pepper taste gives the feel of this beer an edge. Really interesting feel. It is the opposite of "flat" or "boring" feel. 4.5

D/O Drinkability is quite good. Overall this is a fine example of the style. 4.0

Notes: The growler version loses nothing to the bottle and on tap versions of the beer and that is satisfying given that I bought this growler nearly two months ago.

Nov 30, 2012
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