1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery

Not Rated.
Woody Creek WhiteWoody Creek White

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

671 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 671
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 29
Gots: 43 | 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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Woody Creek White Alström Bros
Ratings: 671 | Reviews: 319 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of slowdaddy
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Scott1970
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Scott1970, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of amstokesdb9
4/5  rDev +9%

amstokesdb9, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of monnik
4/5  rDev +9%

monnik, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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 bobotron
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

bobotron, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of onewitchymom
2/5  rDev -45.5%

onewitchymom, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of tony223366
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: About 2 fingers of lightly fluffy head that dissipated rather quickly. Straw golden yellow with tons of sediment. The lacing is ok, but that retention is disappointing.

S: Aroma is mostly of the spices and the great yeastiness. Some lemony citrus. Nice, sweet malt that reminds me of straw.

T: The spices definitely come off primarily. It's very up front. There is a wheat flavor that I enjoy. Nice acidity with great lemon. It falls a little flat on the finish though. It makes the finish clean, but I'm wishing there was a little more.

M: Medium to light body. Nice carbonation.

O: The beer is really refreshing if not uncomplicated. I wish there was a little more to it but then it wouldn't be as refreshing. All in all a good beer but one I won't get again

tony223366, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Vera
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

Vera, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of NickyDee21
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

NickyDee21, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of mquinn919
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

mquinn919, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JakeDebus, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

It poured a clouded pale straw yellow with another lackluster head performance, no lacing. But it smells of coriander and chamomile tea over pale malts (both American and Belgian). Tastes of those malts with a healthy dose of orange peel sharpness and just a little pinch of bitter at the finish. Light fluffy mouthfeel...not bad overall.

WastingFreetime, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of travishardy929
3/5  rDev -18.3%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #193
Served On: 07/19/2012
Glassware: Wheat Glass
Labeled ABV: 4.8%
Date/ Code: 2012 Release

Had this beer just before leaving for vacation a few days ago. Just now getting around to posting the review.

Look: Poured a cloudy yellow. Head was a 1/2-finger of white foam. Lacing formed nicely on the glass. Carbonation bubbles were minimal.

Smell: A typical Witbier aroma. Peppery coriander, clove, some faint banana. Nothing special was in the nose.

Taste: Again, very typical to the style. The coriander hit first with hints of sweet banana making up the middle. The finish was a long lasting mango or kiwi that faded into a clean aftertaste.

This was a textbook Witbier in my opinion. I would say that DFH Namaste is probably a good comparison here. I've had others that were very similar, but the level of quality is probably what sets this beer apart from the others.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Gorthaur25
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Gorthaur25, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 355 ml. bottle marked 316B12. Sampled on July 19, 2012. It pours hay-yellow with cloudiness and a fizzy white head that lingers for the session.

The aroma is true to the style with a powerful spicy coriander character, orange peel, and pale malts.

The body is light and easy. The taste is vibrant with sweet malts, spice, coriander, citrus, and a clean crisp hop finale. This is a fine rendition of the classic White style.

puboflyons, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Leonardo
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Leonardo, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegarden glass.

A nice unfiltered and glowing yellow lemon orb body, with a fluffly white cap even a little hint of orange yeast residue sprinkled on top from the bottom of the bottle. Some good carbonation as well.

Nose is a nice orange, hints of grass and earth, small wheat density, pretty solid and simple wit going on here to smell.

Palate hits with a little bit of we body, but mostly the flavor is of subdued malts and carbonation. Finishes fairly clean but mostly of club soda. Fruit character hinting at seems non existent in the palate. A little bit of creamy texture sneaks in making it slightly better than average.

Overall kind of run of the mill for a witbier, not so much doing it for me, but nothing horrific either.

smakawhat, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of mattie
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

mattie, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Theheroguy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Theheroguy, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of JJOVa
3/5  rDev -18.3%

JJOVa, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super dirty super pale dead yellow color with a big effervescent white head. Dried banana bread on the nose with clove and touches of citrus and corriander. Some spice.

highly carbonated body. Faint banana and bubble gum flavors with bready malts, a touch of tropical fruit and a spicy dry finish. Not deeply complex or overpowering but good flavors with good drinkability. Not nearly the best or anything out of the ordinary but much better than flying dogs in heat wheat . Crisp cool and refreshing. Not bad.

jtierney89, Jul 09, 2012
Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.