White Magick Of The Sun | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: 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!!!!!

Added by WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,722
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
250
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
38
Trade:
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was one of the first I ever had at the Tap & Table before it closed. I ordered this because I enjoyed several other Voodoo brews and hadn't had this one yet. The beer poured out as a cloudy looking yellow color with a fluffy white head on top. The lacing was pretty good. The smell of the beer was spicy and full of grainy zest. The taste of the beer was smooth with the wheat and had some undertones of spice on the tongue. The mouthfeel was light and refreshing. Overall I found this to be a pretty good Witbier that is decently priced.

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Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of t0rin0
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from DuqTroops (Secret Santa)

Pours a murky, somewhat ugly dark golden color that is considerably darker than what most wits are. Decent head but not much in the way of lacing or retention.

Aroma is pretty much all coriander and a bit of fruit.

Flavor is way overdone on the coriander but a little citrus shows through. I was almost positive that this doesn't contain the standard witbier yeast because I tasted a bit of banana and some breadiness. BA confirms that it is their "tripel" yeast. Low bitterness.

The body is medium and pretty drinkable. The coriander could defintely stand to be toned down but its a decent beer all around.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy apricot color with a relatively modest head that leaves some lace

Smell: Orange, coriander, white pepper and a sweet dough character that carries a hint of honey

Taste: Opens with a honey sweet but primarily herbal fruity flavor, with juniper berries and coriander complementing the orange; the peppercorn spice and yeasty flavors build by mid-palate; after the swallow, the more mellow orange herbal and sweet flavors return and dominate until the very end, when the pepper make a biting reappearance that refuses to fade

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This one is producing a bar-bell of reviews - some love it and some hate; mark me up as a fan as in my view it is a well-crafted singular beer by a brewer who clearly has a flair

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

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
1.77/5  rDev -51.4%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lovely hazy orange amber color with very nice lacing. Spicy and starts to get hot. The pepper is not understated. Smells like peppercorns and moldy bread. I say the mystery spice is ginger. Or else pepper plus juniper berry equals a ginger taste. Some sediment that will get into the last pour.

Malt is rather rich and overall this is sweeter than most Wits. I'd be inclined to call it a spiced ale. Appley, fruity taste along with the residual heat. A very interesting beer, yeasty and rich like a cousin of Hefeweizen. Spices are distinct but not overdone. A little hot in the aftertaste.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Food and Friends in Philadelphia.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mdfb79
2.46/5  rDev -32.4%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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 stakem
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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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 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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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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