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White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company

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197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | 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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1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

Sebz33, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Thorpe429, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of TheBigBoy
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

TheBigBoy, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of brendaniel
2/5  rDev -44.9%

brendaniel, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of clfrost
2.25/5  rDev -38%

clfrost, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of mscudder
2.34/5  rDev -35.5%
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.

mscudder, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of cpetrone84
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.

cpetrone84, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Apr 01, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mmsimmons
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

mmsimmons, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of yinzer
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

appearance: cloudy, thin head, light copper

smell: dough, hint of banana, yeast. I would think that the Belgian Triple yeast would of been more help here.

taste: not very complex - sweetness, orange, some spice – maybe clove, finishes short.

mouthfeel: medium, I think it needs more carbonation

drinkability: not sure if I’ll finish the bottle

yinzer, Nov 08, 2007
Photo of dsa7783
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint, 6 fl oz bottle just copped recently from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield... They just got this new one in from a relatively modern brewery in Pennsylvania...
"Ale brewed with coriander, orange peel, juniper berries, and peppercorns" on the front logo sticker...
For a "Witbier", this one pours a rather darker, bright orange color than I was expecting... In most circumstances, your typical version of this style should yield a straw-colored hue, yet this was definitely more orange than anything... No head observable at all, and very minimal lacing to match... Appearance was not too impressive...
The orange peel and coriander were evident in the nose, yet not too assertive...
The taste was a little more backstream than I was anticipating... slightly tart with a rather bitter finish... the orange peel was again noticeable, yet it lacked the slightly sweet, wheat-filled characteristics usually depicted in classic Witbier styles...
A mediocore American knock-off version to say the least...
Not recommended

dsa7783, Jun 07, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

bigfnjoe, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of billshmeinke
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.

billshmeinke, Oct 09, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

mpenning13, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of BeerNemesis
2.83/5  rDev -22%
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

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

Aroma:
White pepper, coriander, orange peal.

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

Mouthfeel:
Crisp and clean. Nothing special.

Harmony:
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?:
No

BeerNemesis, May 15, 2011
Photo of charlesw
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

charlesw, Dec 07, 2007
Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

Ozzylizard, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -17.4%

DWolf, May 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

AWS2111, Jan 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

MaineMike, Apr 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mportnoy, Jun 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ejimhof, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
3/5  rDev -17.4%

mscott1975, Feb 11, 2013
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White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.