Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery
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5/5 rDev +36.2%
poured a cloudy straw yellow with a good one inch white head that held well and sheets of lacing down the glass. nose is strong with coriander, clove, pepper, lemongrass. taste, wheat malt, yeast, coiander, pepper, lemongrass, peppery and tangy on the finish. light and smooth mouthfeel and carbonation is good. smell and taste are strong nothing subtle about this beer. great tasting beer from flying dog brewery.
07-02-2007 17:17:20 | More by billybob
4.8/5 rDev +30.8%
It pours a murky yellow with a sparse head. Citrusy to smell, but not in an overpowering way (which is, to me, the tragic downfall of many Belgian wits), and with a briney yeast. Very nice! The taste is similarly subtle and complex without overdoing the citrus. Mellow and fresh. The mouthfeel is rich, yet playful. This is a damn good beer in my book!
12-02-2007 01:39:41 | More by Opethsprite
4.6/5 rDev +25.3%
pours a murky light gold with a big, frothy white head. great lacing. smells great! citrus, bananas, lemons, coriander, all the great true hefe scents. the taste is delicious! same taste as the smell but also sweet malts, slight yeast, medium bodied, smoothe carbo. Deelish!
08-15-2008 00:52:08 | More by stumac
4.5/5 rDev +22.6%
A: pours a hazy/cloudy light lemonade yellow into an American shaker glass with a finger of white dense head that leaves some soft thin lacing.
S: coriander, clove, orange peel, bready yeast and fruity.
T: bananas and cloves, light pear flavor and green apple is first up on the tongue and the beer is not done yet. The more tart fruit flavors linger as the bread and lemon comes in. There is a lemon grass taste left behind on the tongue with a subtle pine note.
MF: medium body, crisp, very effervescent and refreshing.
O: great seasonal that I haven't in the past paid attention to as much as I will now. Once you have had a chance to enjoy this on a warm day relaxing instead of out of the bottle while grilling/eating/swimming you can gain a new appreciation for it.
07-21-2011 00:40:03 | More by nickthetick
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
Part of the FDog sampler pack (we get this instead of the Porter here in Texas because of the asinine beer laws). Poured from a 12oz bottle (no date but a code on label) into a wiezen glass. It was a classic pale yellow straw wit color. Hazy and tons of carb. Good lacing. It had a 2 1/2 finger white head that stuck around the whole time.
Had the classic wit aroma as well. Really spicy with corriander and bitter orange peel. The taste has a little more bit than the average wit. Almost farmhouse spice. When I grab most wits, I'm looking for something tasty with a smooth finish instead of a bite so this one wouldn't be an everyday wit. But when I want a little more this one would be perfect. Not sure we get it except in the sampler pack which sucks. Overall, a really good wit and I highly recommend.
08-17-2008 00:05:51 | More by TexIndy
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
Great Wit, spicy, herbal, fruity, delicious. Flying Dog turning it around? Will pedestrian micros flavors give way to fantastic crafts and big beers? I am surprised. I have not had a decent Flying Dog other than Gonzo, and Gonzo and this Wit break the boring Colorado trendy big cutesy micro mold.
06-22-2007 06:37:38 | More by sacrelicio
4.45/5 rDev +21.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves a big two-plus finger pure white foamy head that has decent retention, eventually fading to a foam ring at the edge, and it leaves a little spotty lacing. Body is a cloudy straw gold.
Smell - the slight citrusy aroma of wheat, and coriander. Simple, straightforward, but mouthwatering.
Taste - like the smell. The wheat and malt coming across the tongue with the taste of saltine crackers and a slight citrus twang, with coriander washing in under those.
Mouthfeel - medium bodied, very effervescent.
Drinkability - this is a very good witbier, and so it's perfectly sessionable, at least in the heat of summer.
08-06-2007 19:27:43 | More by ultralarry2006
4.43/5 rDev +20.7%
12 Oz Bottle poured into pint glass
A: Very cloudy and yellow about 1 fingers with of head that disappears very quickly. You can see yeast particles still floating around.
S: Wow, I'm getting orange, citrus, coriander, yeast a little hint of banana and a caramelly sugar. Very nice
T: Taste is just like it smells - very orange and yeast with a crisp citrus bite that balances nicely with the it's creamy, yeasty flavors. Aftertaste leaves a nice subtle herbiness on the pallet.
M: Medium bodied and creamy. Nicely carbonated and goes down crisp.
D: This is my first brew from Flying Dog... I'm ready to try the other stuff they have.... This is a really good wit. Very easy to drink, and could easily drink a few in a night.
03-16-2009 04:02:59 | More by mralphabet
4.43/5 rDev +20.7%
I have seen a lot of these Flying Dog labels, but what the hell is going on in this one?
Pours a fully fogged in straw with brown tones. Nice off white head that really shows off a pretty firm pour. Wow to the nose. Total wheat funk-a-delic. Citrusis there, but not overpoweringly so. Flavor is bloody smooth. Just a nice balanced ride of mild citrus over a fairly full, but smooth, body of wit. It gets a 4.5 for being even-keeled, and not for being some insane ride of flavor. And also for the fact that this is an American producer putting out something so well done. Feel is as expected. A bit thinner on the liquid with a nice smooth carbonation. Overall the theme for this ride is "smooth". That basically describes most of the aspects of this beer; easily drinkable, and totally sessionable. As I have this, I just imagine sitting on a porch somewhere, cooling myself down as the summer heat tries to ruin my day.
05-26-2008 17:07:32 | More by RblWthACoz
4.38/5 rDev +19.3%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.
A - Very cloudy pale pale yellow. About a finger of head sticks around for a bit before falling to a thin cap. Lacing is great, maybe the best on any wit I've had.
S - Coriander delivers the initial aromatics, but there's an obvious balance with the orange peel and a musty yeast character. The sweet/sour wheat malt sneaks in as well.
T - The coriander is the first flavor to hit, and remains in the forefront throughout. At first it's backed by a very clear orange note that segues beautifully into the citrusy, slightly sweet, and slightly sour wheat malt. Amazing transition. As the sourness mellows, the yeasty character chimes in late palate with a pleasant mustiness that isn't over the top like some wits. Aftertaste is mildly bitter, with, I daresay, a bit of a floral component from some hops.
M - Superb! Lower carbonation than most, and thicker. Both aspects make this beer fantastic.
D - This is a damn good witbier. While it perhaps steers away from it's Belgian ancestors with lest of a yeast character and more pronounced spiciness, it is a beautiful harmony of ingredients. I personally love coriander and I'm glad to have it shine without being overpowering.
I've wanted to try this for a while for several reasons. I like witbiers, I like Flying Dog, and I'm wanting to get at least one bottle of everything I can for Steadman's art. They didn't have this in singles, but I just had to have at least one so I bought a six pack for the above reasons. Though I was worried I'd regret it, I will have no problem downing these guys. Great stuff.
08-26-2008 05:23:26 | More by PatrickJR
Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
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