White Magick Of The Sun | Voodoo Brewing Company

96 Reviews
no score
Send samples
White Magick Of The SunWhite Magick Of The Sun

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.75%

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

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 241
Photo of enjoythestuff
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
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.

 976 characters

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A very fruity, sweet aroma of oranges, lemons, spices and malt.

T: Tasted of malt, coriander, oranges, lemon, and a touch of hops. There is something slightly different about the flavor of this witbier. It's generally pretty tasty, but also somewhat acidic as well.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a silky smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of the more interesting American versions of a witbier I've tried. Well worth checking out.

 624 characters

Photo of BigMike
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy pale orange color with a nice fluffy almost pure white head.

S: It lists Coriander, Orange peel, Juniper berries and peppercorns on the label. The orange peel and Peppercorns jump out at you. The coriander is there and the berries are ever so slightly in the background. If they weren't listed i might have over looked them all together.

T: The Peppercorns and coriander come to forefront of the flavor profile. The orange is there in the background and the berries seem to fade away. Real good flavor profile.

M: Take about a soft beer. This thing surrounds the tongue like a soft blanket that guides the beer down the throat.

Overall: Probably the best Wheat/white ale i've ever had. Voodoo has peaked my interest for a while now. I've been meaning to try more of their offerings and this was one of 3 that i grabbed today. I'm glad i did.

 867 characters

Photo of Buggies
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One good beer from Voodoo...

Smells great. Nice aromas of orange and coriander. Also nice nice background floral notes too. Typical aromas from the Belgian yeast they use as well.

Tastes even better. Typical witbier flavors of the orange and coriander. But Voodoo packs this beer with a bunch of pepper which gives it a nice zip to it. Background flavors of spice and yeast too. Nice crisp carbonation. Also a nice little bitter bite that helps to cut the sweetness a little. Finishes with a little lemon after taste.

Great beer. This one goes down quite easy. Watch the 6.75% ABV though. It can sneak up on you.

 615 characters

Photo of beerwolf77
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of one of my PA brothers. Which one I simply can't recall. Poured into a tulip.

A: Slightly hazed golden orange hue, Solid two fingers of bright white head. Good retention. Sticky lace.

S: The Belgian influence is pronounced in the nose. Plenty of spicy yeast, coriander, orange rind, black pepper, wheat. Smells like an amped up wit to me. My burps are loaded with black pepper. Yum.

T: Flavors are similar to the nose. spicy Belgian yeast, coriander, oranges, pepper. Clean and crisp.

M: Light body with a biting carbonation.

O: Very nice summer quaffer. I would have no problem crushing a sixer of this stuff on a summer day.

 650 characters

Photo of smokeypeat
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper orange into the glass with a frothy white head that disappeared quickly. Wow, the peppercorn spice smell in this was much more dominant than any other wheat beer I've had. Some orange peel and coriander is there as well, but peppercorn is upfront. Taste is the same, with white peppercorn being front and center. I liked though how the coriander and citrus played off the peppercorn, those flavors that you typically expect to find in a wheat beer are there, just in a different fashion. Nicely carbonated this was a great beer to have sitting by the pool in 95 degree summer heat. I found this to be a very refreshing beer, but make sure you like peppercorn spice in your beer, or you will be disappointed.

 727 characters

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

 548 characters

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed golden yellow color. Three fingers of frothy white head with excellent retention and a good amount of lacing. Some of the spices are found throughout the beer and also on the bottom.

4.5 S: The nose is really nice. The pepper is ever-powerful and really sets this beer out from others of the style. Next is a nearly as powerful corriander. Juniper and orange peel complements underneath it all. Neutral wheatiness throughout. Very nice.

4.0 T: Taste is nearly as good. Lots of pepper and corriander again give a big bold taste, but manages to not be overdone. Juniper comes to the main show while the orange peel again plays a complementary role in the shadows. Neutral wheat. I love the huge spiciness. Pepper lingers on the tongue.

4.0 M: Medium body. Perhaps a touch too much spritzy carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

4.5 D: This is a very tasty, very spicy version of the style. Really a great beer for a summer afternoon. I suspect I'll be drinking more of this in the future.

 1,043 characters

Photo of dogfishandi
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

 1,264 characters

Photo of BeerNemesis
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

White Magic of the Sun | 650 ml. | 6.75% ABV | 2011

Brewer: Voodoo Brewing Company
Style: Witbier
Glass: pint

Straw-yellow body with light bubbles and a frothy head.

White pepper, coriander, orange peal.

Black pepper clashes against candied malts, coriander, and orange peals. The flavor isn't particularly strong, but it sure is gustatorily cacophonous.

Crisp and clean. Nothing special.

There is a lack of harmony, and also not a great amount of flavor. The pepper is an interesting touch but is overused in proportion to the other flavors.

Would I get it again?:

 631 characters

Photo of tbrown4
4.12/5  rDev +12%
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.

 592 characters

Photo of mdfb79
2.46/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

 512 characters

Photo of Thorpe429
1.77/5  rDev -51.9%
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.

 561 characters

Photo of turnstile
4.12/5  rDev +12%
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.

 807 characters

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

 650 characters

Photo of beergod1
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

 342 characters

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

 327 characters

Photo of beerman207
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

 453 characters

Photo of Ty1erC
3.57/5  rDev -3%
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.

 624 characters

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

 902 characters

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.

 1,539 characters

Photo of crestwood37
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

 375 characters

Photo of portia99
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

 1,173 characters

Photo of bushbeer75
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

 709 characters

Photo of JamnesCameron
3.24/5  rDev -12%
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.

 1,047 characters

White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.