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White Magick Of The Sun - Voodoo Brewing Company

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | 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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Thorpe429

Illinois

1.73/5  rDev -52.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 10:24:52 | More by Thorpe429
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -51.9%

06-01-2012 02:47:16 | More by TheBigBoy
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -45.1%

04-03-2012 09:19:20 | More by Mudawg
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.1%

04-27-2013 15:49:01 | More by brendaniel
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mscudder

Georgia

2.34/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 01:59:56 | More by mscudder
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev -34.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 01:50:50 | More by cpetrone84
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mdfb79

New York

2.42/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:05:32 | More by mdfb79
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

01-04-2012 02:25:55 | More by IdrinkGas
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

03-29-2013 20:23:47 | More by mmsimmons
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yinzer

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2007 04:53:46 | More by yinzer
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dsa7783

New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 20:13:28 | More by dsa7783
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

02-15-2014 14:12:36 | More by bigfnjoe
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billshmeinke

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 23:58:29 | More by billshmeinke
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

06-08-2014 03:31:18 | More by mpenning13
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BeerNemesis

New York

2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 21:16:29 | More by BeerNemesis
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charlesw

New York

2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2007 01:20:03 | More by charlesw
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-02-2013 22:57:14 | More by DWolf
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-06-2012 02:29:14 | More by AWS2111
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-18-2012 05:43:46 | More by MaineMike
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-05-2013 05:16:35 | More by mportnoy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-31-2012 14:10:02 | More by ejimhof
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-11-2013 01:51:47 | More by mscott1975
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OnWisconsin

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-21-2014 13:13:22 | More by OnWisconsin
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-07-2014 21:41:52 | More by Shandycan
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-20-2013 16:26:48 | More by billbeers
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White Magick Of The Sun from Voodoo Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.