White Magick Of The Sun | Voodoo Brewing Company

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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!!!!!

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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.

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Photo of Every1sgrudge
1.91/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A - Unfiltered murky yellow orange color
S - Nothing, no notes for the nose
T - Disgusting; floral, peppery, no real wheat notes, no alcohol, nothing appealing at all
F - Thin, little head, no lacing, like contaminated water
O - Glad I got a single otherwise 5 beers would be in the trash

Terrible beer, wouldn't give this to my arch enemy.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.38/5  rDev -35.3%
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.

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Photo of mscudder
2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

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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.

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Photo of yinzer
2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
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

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Photo of dsa7783
2.74/5  rDev -25.5%
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

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Photo of billshmeinke
2.77/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

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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?:

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Photo of charlesw
2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
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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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a nice fluffy white head. The aroma is of of orange citrus and spices (maybe coriander). Kind of a peppery spice to the noise as well. The initial taste is spice then followed by the citrus taste. Fairly crisp and clean. The pepper taste is not the most pleasant both in the aroma and the taste. Not a hug fan of that. Medium mouthfeel. Overall, this is just an ok beer for me. I could really do without the pepper taste that to me overwhelms the total flavor.

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Photo of ATPete
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle

Pours a yellow orange color with a small white head that has zero retention. Spicy wheat, curry, saffron, nutmeg, this one is loaded with spices. Very unique for sure, im not sure how much of this i would ever be in the mood for though. Light and soft in body, moderate carbonation, an interesting beer but not one i would revisit.

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Photo of corby112
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light golden orange color with light yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and two finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.

Sweet citrus aroma with hints of orange and lemon peel along with a prominent bready yeast character and zesty spice. I'm picking up some peppery spice and possibly corriander as well.

Heavily carbonated up front with a thin body which contains a lot of citrus flavor and peppery spice. Slightly dry finish. There lots of orange peel and other citrus fruit flavor that is balanced by spicy pepper and corriander as well a some sweet alcohol. Decent I guss but nothing I would seek out again.

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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.

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Photo of TheChauffeur1
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
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 brystmar
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Mild gusher after a loud POP from the cap. Hazy and golden, pours way too much head. Thin bubbles recent quickly, however. Spicy aroma with plenty of orange peel and yeast.

Strong wheat base imparts sweetness, lots of spice and orange to back things up. Excessive carbonation distracts me from the beverage in hand. Way, way too much. An ok beer, not something I'd seek out though.

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Photo of beermanbrian
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours darker than expected but is a nice dark golden color. Zero head and zero carb. Smell is everything advertized on the bottle, coriander, orange peal and pepper. Taste shows all the spicyness but like the other voodoo beers i've had i get a distinct homebrew taste. Despite the low carb it has a real sodapop taste to it also. This one hits me as only a little above average at best.

I really want to like the voodoo beers but i've been disappointed so far. They are trying some really wild brews that could be interesting but they just haven't hit the mark yet in my opinion. I hope that it's just some problems with working out the kinks in the first few batches and that things will improve. There is some real potential here and i'll give them another chance but things will have to improve to make me a keep coming back.

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Photo of cpn920
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light orange coppery color with a quickly disappearing head. Smelled the pepper more than anything. Taste was not what I was expecting and lacking in the orange peel and heavy on the pepper. Mouthfeel was light with with average carbonation. Not my favorite Witbier although I love the brewery and the effort to make something distinctive.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a sudsy white head that dissipates to lacing.

Smells like malts and spices. Piney a bit. Definite coriander.

Tastes malty with coriander and vanilla spices.

Body is moderate with slight carbonation throughout.

Not bad. Interesting take on a wit with some varied features. Not fantastic though.

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Photo of DIM
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: This was a cloudy straw colored yellow. It poured with a large white fizzy head.

s: I didn't find the fresh, vibrant yeasty banana I was hoping for. Spices dominate instead. I found coriander and a little citrus, plus some earthy yeast.

t: On the dry side for a wit, a bit too much so for my liking. I read the label afterward and I think I found the culprit, juniper berries. They obviously weren't trying to make a traditional wit, but I'm not a big fan of their take. It seems musty, spicy, and lifeless.

m: Not as chewy as some wits, with a lingering dryness.

d: Not bad, just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of Pinto21
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

poured a white amber with good white head,3finger. lacing sticks around. looks good white.

smell is orange peel, coriander, and pepper. very nice. and the triple yeast.

tastes orange up front, touch of alcohol and the triple yeast. The first few mouthfuls were way too heavy on the pepper finish. It was like getting a mouth of pepper. now i like pepper. but that was all i got. now it's settled a bit, but still a bit too heavy for me

Mouth is good for a white, finishes a bit dry. and too much pepper which lowers drink too.

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Photo of hopsleeroy
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
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 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.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a watery looking golden yellow with no head. The nose is a slightly herbal sweetness that reminds me of cellardoor to an extent, but nothing reminiscent of fresh cut pepper. The taste is slightly peppery, but also very sweet and yeasty. The mouthfeel is weak and the peppercorn needs a lot of time warming before it starts to hit the palate. I'm certainly not sneezing and this beer is a bit of a let down overall.

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