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Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowew on 05-26-2007

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Woody Creek looks as though it were passed over with a highlighter; this pallid, anemic yellow looks almost neon to the light. Between the inherent cloudiness and the near total lack of visible carbonation, this beer actually looks an awful lot like Limoncello.

It's not just the beer's appearance that's bright - the addition of coriander and orange peel creates the aromatic equivalent of a New Year's fireworks display. Zesty and tangy scents leap out the glass with grasshopper-like spring, layering a bouquet that is already a complicated mix of fruity, savoury and grainy elements.

Witbiers are so easily, so casually enjoyed, yet, beneath the thoughtless consumption, lay a labyrinth of dynamic and contrasting flavours: chamomile-like herbalness, bitter but citrusy dried orange peel, the zesty spice of coriander and the sweet, biscuity, honeyed taste of oats and pale malt. For good measure, the finish is even tart!

The mouthfeel is awash in lemony, soapy oils to the extent that, while it does wonders to quench a strong thirst on a hot day, I can't help but think it might be good for exfoliating as well. Between the sweet, savoury, spicy, acidic and tart textures, the one thing conspicuously absent is bitterness (although, frankly, it's not needed).

All that needs to be said about Woody Creek has been laid out above. It's a neat looking, zestfully aromatic, ridiculously agreeable beer that's layered with a smorgasbord of tastes and textures. And given the price point, we can add "affordable" to that list of 'pros' too. As for the 'cons', my only one is that this was the only bottle in the house.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.