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Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

683 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 31
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 05-26-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by tectactoe:
Photo of tectactoe
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddled straw color, filled with a suspended haze of a slightly darker shade that just hangs in limbo. Foamy and cloudy white head forms and reduces to a content quarter-inch and leaves a bit of lacing at the top. Aroma is a backlog of wheat, toppled over by some spice and fruity zest. Coriander, mild clove, orange peel, lemon zest. The wheat is mild but certainly a nice canvas for the rest of the aromas to work on. Overall pretty mild, borderline weak, but then again this is not intended to be a "big" beer, so it works well, given what it's trying to achieve.

The flavor is a little more watery and empty than the aroma would make it seem, but that's not to say it's completely without flavor; just a bit... muted. Dry grains, wheats, kind of musky, possible from the hops? Light lemon zest hits the tongue up front but is quickly overtaken by the grains, wheat, and malt. Some coriander is detectable in the finish, though the clove - not so much. The Belgian yeast doesn't go unnoticed, but it's not quite the star of the show as it is in many authentic Belgian beers. Middle of the sip contains a mild astringent, metallic flavor, but it quickly subsides and doesn't get in the way too much. Finish is mild bread, grains, and wheat; slightly watery with a dry finish. Thin body, highly carbonated.

At 4.8% ABV, you could drink these suckers all day and be fine. Seems like a good one to drink on a really hot summer day. Other than that, there isn't much to it. Not bad, but nothing too special, either.

tectactoe, Feb 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Loudell
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Loudell, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woody Creek White by Flying Dog.

A- Has a great wheat beer appearance of thick off yellow hue, with mild head followed by a heavy lacing that hang the whole beer.

S- Massive wheat and yeast hits the nose at first with a small grainy scent. Excellent wheat nose.

T- Taste is good, exactly that. Great all round wheat taste of wholesome wheat flavor. Nice yeasty and bready medium. Finishes with a wonderous but mild bitterness.

M-D- Mostly a light but medium feel with overloads of wheat thickness. The feel rolls over the tongue with smooth carbonated feel. Drinkablity is a refreshing but not to be taken lightly. Great Belgian style Wit Beer.

My Bro approves.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer review from BA Mag Aug 2007.

So the Flying Dog goes Belgian, good timing for them as this style is about to peak in popularity. Brewed to style with coriander and orange peel, the malt shares billing with Belgian Pale malt, oats and unmalted wheat.

Completely cloudy from the yeast, very pale yellow color as well. The lace has no problem sticking around, even after a few big sips. Big and balanced aroma of coriander and orange peel, with a soft graininess and nutty yeast in the back. Thick layers of citrus and coriander hit the palate hard up front; a mild hop bitterness and a toothy graininess help keep everything level. A bit of bitterness from the coriander toward the end, with a harder citric tone. Finishes dry with a nearly clean aftertaste.

After first, we felt the spice registered a bit too high, but after a few sips this one grew on us and there was none of the soapy flavor generally associated with overspiced American-brewed Belgian White Ales. Comparable to its Belgian counterparts, and certainly one of the best of its style in the US.

BeerAdvocate, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pilsner glass. It was a hazy yellow/orange color with a thick white head that reminded me of whipped cream. There was some delicate lacing. The aroma was citrus and grain. It had an orange taste, althought there was a late tang of lemon. Some malt also, and a tiny bit of spiciness. I thought this beer was pretty robust for a wit, and really enjoyed it.

lordofthewiens, May 31, 2008
Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -18.3%

csmartin6, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a large fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is musty, earthy yeast with a little banana and clove.

The flavor is some slightly sweet and fruity malts followed by more musty earthiness. The mouthfeel medium to light and heavily carbonated.

Overall, a decent wit. It's more musty and less spicy than most.

Beaver13, Jun 16, 2007
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 18, 2013
Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

megamass, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Jason, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of merlin48
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mildly hazed pale blonde body with a small white head that leaves scant lacing. Subtle aroma of wheat, coriander, white pepper, and reen bananas. Light bodied with zesty carbonation. Taste is lemony citrus, spicy coriander and pepper, wheat, and a hint of orange. Lemony citrus finish. Nicely done and a pleasant summer sipper.

merlin48, Aug 17, 2007
Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, w/o freshness info.

Pours lighter and hazed tangarine under a near white fluffy head, that stays a bit. Leaves decent light bands of stickage.

Delicate floral nose.

Light, more floral characteristics, some honey and light tea coming through. Respectable take on the style. Easy drinking and summary.

Would go well with a light lunch of salads, cheese and bread on a hot day.

Billolick, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of nem2006
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very cloudy, pale yellow with a thick, white head that retains extremely well. Nice lacing.

The nose is citrus, lemony with some floral notes as well.

It is medium bodied and sits nicely on the tongue. Has almost a creamy texture to it. There is not much on the front end of the beer, but the crispness from the yeast hits about halfway followed by the lemon and finally a subtle hoppy bitterness.

A very smooth beer. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Nicely balanced.

nem2006, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the coriander with a little bit of orange peel. The flavor is a more balanced mix of orange and coriander - about what you expect in a witbier. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of asuburbanman
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

asuburbanman, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Apotheosis
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of bsp77
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into water glass at work.

Appearance: Very cloudy, pale yellow with moderate head. Looks almost slightly gray if held away from the light.

Smell: Strong citrus, coriander and sour wheat malt. Pungent smell overall.

Taste: Spicy coriander upfront with orange rounding out the flavor. "Wheaty" and slightly sour malt. Pepper and some bitter hops at the end.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a moderate body and pretty dry overall. Feels tangy.

Drinkability: Exceedingly refreshing, one of the better made and most balanced of all the American made Wits.

bsp77, May 14, 2009
Photo of JHarris1717
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

JHarris1717, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of kingcrowing
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle in snifter.

Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden color with no head. Very sharp carbonation, a little too much. Very Belgian flavor, with some coriander and other spices to taste. It's a pretty a decent Belgian but it might be better bottle conditioned. I'd look elsewhere for better light belgians.

kingcrowing, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of tylerbrowe
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

tylerbrowe, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle out of the fridge pooured into a hefe glass. pours a hazy, cloudy light yellow color with a one finger of creamy pure white head. decent retention and a little bit of lace.

lemon zest, spice, wheat, bubblegum, belgian yeast, a little grain.

decent taste, nothing extremely exciting, but its pretty true to the style. lots of lemon like citrus, wheat, and a little spice, then some nice belgian yeast thats just right.

light light body, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation. feels really good for the style.

good drinkability, light body, good taste, and oh so refreshing make this a great session beer. a very nice summer beer as well.

this is a pretty decent beer. i dont know why, but i wasnt expecting much and this surprised me a little. i would buy this again.

dogfishandi, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of MattyG85
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: A very hazy golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles and some sediment floating around. Solid two finger white head with a light amount of lacing.

Smell: Sweet pale malts, wheat, Belgian yeast, banana, orange peel, lemon, and some coriander spice. Spices and fruit are fairly subdued with the wheat and grains standing out.

Taste: Starts out with a mixture of wheat and pale malts with some Belgian yeast. A fruity mix of orange, lemon, and banana follows. Coriander is really present in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very smooth and somewhat tangy.

Overall: A fairly good version of a wheat beer. Could of been a little more assertive with the flavors but whats there is pretty good. Very good use of coriander.

MattyG85, Aug 27, 2011
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Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.