White Magick Of The Sun | Voodoo Brewery

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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

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!!!!!

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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 103
Reviews by charlesw:
Photo of charlesw
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hopsleeroy
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heddar33
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of codysjb
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of dogfishandi
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Zonian1
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of HeyJim
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
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

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Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of Pablo41
4.99/5  rDev +37.1%
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.

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Photo of hophugger
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of mscudder
2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 258 ratings