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Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

624 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 624
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 24
Gots: 22 | 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)
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown glass pry-top. Proprietary date: 315FX09.

Appearance: Rough pour pulls up 2+ fingers of frothy white head that disapaits quickly leaving sheeting! Hazy, pale lemon-yellow.

Nose: Muted and subtle. Faint whispers of wheat and brewery floor. Something like corn husk (coriander seeds most likely). Reminds me of the beach (sand+salt water+sun screen). No detectable citrus though.

Palate: Medium-bodied and round mouthfeel. Great carbonation. Subtle again with wheat, yeast and that ocean beach feeling. Citrus notes are made akin to dried lemon peel, but very subtle.

Notes: A odd variation on the style, but props for originality! This beer reminds me so much of sitting on the white sand beaches of Sarasota, FL, I wish I were back there drinking this beer with my buddy Lenny who first turned me on to Flying Dog at Atlantis Aquariums (bar in SRQ)!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 02:54:04 | More by SFLpunk
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pershan

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.

Flying Dog has certainly come a long way in the last few years. The quality of its beers used to be questionable, IMHO, but not anymore. Their Woody Creek White is a prime example:

A: A cloudy, straw yellow white with a thin white head, poured into a pint glass - very nice and true to style.

S: That wonderful, distinct, bubble-gum aroma of Belgian yeast.

T: A nice blend of the bubble-gum yeast flavor, with a subdued yet noticable hop bite and caramel malt presence in the background.

M: Fizzy and light, just like you expect in a Belgian Wit, very pleasant.

D: Just what you want in a summertime brew - light, fizzy, thirst-quenching, and very drinkable.

Flying Dog - you have really turned your act around. Nicely done!

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2009 17:45:15 | More by pershan
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thick and fluffy head..great retention.

Aroma: Coriander, orange peel..typical witbier. Good on spices.

Taste: Citrus, coriander, orange peel, spices all at once...great. Also has a mild hop profile to it.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, goes down great.

Drinkability: Well it meets all the requirements for a witbier...and then some. So it qualifies here too

I've had better wits..but this is a solid one among them. Give it a try. Brewery is only an hour away from me so maybe I'll go and try some of this fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 07:52:43 | More by kshankar
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale cloudy golden almost milky with yeast sediment. Awesome chunky bright white clouds of heaven form above the rim of my glass what a great looking creating. Fine lacing forms evenly with each sip, quite artsy. Aromatics offer up citrus and banana smoothie infused bread dough with sharp hints of lemon peel and light anise. Flavor goes a bit overboard on the chalky spiced anise kick but edges out enought with citrus and light banana tones to make up for it. Creamy pale malts with light herbal hops bringing in a chammomile like tea experience. Mouthfeel is light bodied with pretty effervescent head, when I popped the cap it let out some bubbly like carbonation. Drinability is solid especially when it's in the 4s as far as abv goes. Spicy yeast gets better with each sip what a nice brew to sip on this summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 22:09:22 | More by WVbeergeek
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IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a big cap of white foam. Frothy lacing atypical of a witbier.

Smells blandly and dirtily of wheat, yeast and spice.

A musty wheat and yeast taste is backed up by some spice and orange. I can't say it's bad, but I find the taste very offputting.

Medium body and light carbonation.

Relative to the style, there are so many options that are so much better than this, I don't see any reason to keep this around.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 22:17:22 | More by IMincedTheKing
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champ103

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy pale yellow color. A large white head forms, and leaves a good amount of sticky lace behind.
S: Some pale malt sweetness. A grainy and musky aroma. Not the funky barnyard you get from a good Belgian, but old and skunky.
T: Sweet honey with some pale malts. Light fruity flavors of banana and lemon. Some spicy peppery flavor as well.
M/D: A light body with a crisp and clean snap of carbonation. A bit dry. Very easy and smooth to drink. I can see this being a session beer at under 5% ABV.

Not a bad beer. Just kind of bland. A good choice for a summer BBQ or a ball game. Which really is all right by me.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 02:42:15 | More by champ103
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Brad007

Vermont

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden white color with a one-finger head. So far, color is spot on for style.

Aroma is full of spice followed by a light amount of coriander and orange peel in the nose.

Taste is spicy with the coriander and orange peel showing up in the front. Very spicy. A bit bready too.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering spice and other flavors. Feels like it is quite drinkable and feels closer to an actual Belgian version of the style.

Very good. Could use a bit more of the coriander and orange peel but otherwise, a decent example.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2009 01:17:45 | More by Brad007
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 22:41:04 | More by BeerAdvocate
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mralphabet

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 04:02:59 | More by mralphabet
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boynabubble

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a moderate head which takes a while to dissipate but leaves little lacing.

S- Light citrus and a little like bubblegum.

T- Again citrus and bubblegum, which is strangely the most pleasant taste.... More bite from the hops than I expected. Quite a bit of carbonation. Bitterness at the base of the tongue.

M- A crisp feeling from the wheat, hops and carbonation at first, but ends in a slick mouthfeel.

D- I don't think this is something I could sit down and drink a lot of.

Overall I was a little dissappointed with this beer. I didn't feel that it was really true to style, it tasted more like a hefeweizen. To me it was more heavily carbonated and hopped than most witbiers I have tried. It didn't come across as being very complex either, mostly one or two flavors masked by a bit too much carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 18:01:04 | More by boynabubble
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a slightly hazy orangish-amber, with lots of puffy white head, that sticks around for a good while, and leaves lots of lace around the glass. It smells predominantly of banana and spicy cloves, with a bit of sweet citrus in there as well. The taste is sweet spicy cloves, white fruit, coriander, and a little yeast. The carbonation is moderate, but the medium-bodied mouthfeel is somewhat cloying, with an offdry finish. This is quite true to style, and refreshing, but it's not something I'd pursue in a session.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 07:31:29 | More by biboergosum
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Procrastinator

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle with 269FX08 stamped on bottle label. This is the last bottle of a six-pack I purchased.

Appearance: cloudy pale straw yellow color with 1/2" creamy off-white head which recedes to leave a small dollop of foam and mild lacing. Bits of yeast sediment rest on the bottom of my glass.

Smell: definite witbier scents of coriander and citrus rinds of lemon and orange are followed by yeasty breads.

Taste: dry yeasty, crusty bread and pithy citrus rinds of grapefruit, orange and lemon. Slight flavor of unripe bananas, lacking sweetness. Alcohol is never detected and hops are utilized only for bittering balance.

Mouthfeel: upfront dryness and easy going carbonation. Lighter side of medium body.

Drinkability: this is a refreshing wit that's on the dryer side. Flavors are mild and enjoyable. I will seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 20:34:27 | More by Procrastinator
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Beejay

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A pear shade or yellow amber.. Very cloudy with a little bit of white foam at the top.

S: Citrus, almost a sour note in there somewhere.. Fruity banana, and cherry, smells yeasty

T: Crisp and very refreshing, a lot of fruity flavors hit you right away, and then mellow and you taste the yeast and barley.. A big start, but a somewhat dampened finish.., Wish there was a little more at the end.

M: Lots of carbonation, but it doesn't leave a big impression. Like seltzer water, you notice a lot of carbonation, then the general lack of anything once you have swallowed it.

D: I prefer something with a little stronger flavor, but still a good beer over all. Another great way to introduce newbies to an unfamiliar style..

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 04:04:18 | More by Beejay
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is good, with a slight head, hazy yellow in color. Doesn't look filtered. Smell is a bit weak, some orange peel and banana. Not sure that the banana belongs here. Taste is pretty similar, put with some peppery flavor added in and coriander. Mouthfeel is decent, light to medium in body and light carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2009 01:53:50 | More by supercolter
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical hazy straw color with almost no head. What little there was disappeared quickly and left no trace on the glass. Some sediments. Smells strongly citric with a lot of spice--think peppered oranges with a dash of coriander. This character defines the taste, but with an underlying, slightly cloying sweetness thrown in. Very spicy, slightly tart finish. Decent mouthfeel; the high carbonation works well for the style. Pretty mediocre, overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2009 02:03:52 | More by philipquarles
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Jablonski

Louisiana

2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. I've had most of the Flying Dog brews, and this was probably my least favorite. It didn't have much to offer. The appearance was a lighter gold. Despite an aggressive pour, there was almost no head and no lacing. The beer smelled of oranges and grape fruit and had a few spices. The taste of the beer kinda reminded me of vitamin water. The beer was way to watery, and the citrus taste comes in almost as an after taste. The taste was dominated with oranges, but seemed to have a lemon-lime mix to it. I really didn't feel like having another beer after this one. Honestly, it would probably be best to drink this beer on a warmer day rather than a cold winter night, as I can see this beer being refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 01:45:40 | More by Jablonski
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with a light foamy head with minimal retention and some lacing. Aroma is dominated by loads of ginger notes with some orange peel also discernable. Taste is a mix between some ginger some coriander and some orange peel. Body is way too thin for the style with some average carbonation. A bit more wheat would have benefited and this would have been a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 17:40:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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hoplover82

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light pale yellow with a medium fluffy effervecent head that quickly dissapates and leaves no head. In the second pour, if you swish the bottle around, you get lots of yeast particles. Nice...

Smells of lemon peel and citrusy spices. Light citrus hops too. White raisons.

Tasts sour with citrus spice and some alcohol in the back. Barely some bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly effervecent.

Very drinkable. I think the only wit beer I've enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 06:50:07 | More by hoplover82
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HeyItsChili

China

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a pilsener glass. Pours a hazy gold with a thin, foamy white head.

S - Citrus, light pepper, wheat, yeast.

T - Wheaty, yeasty, sort of a chalky finish, aftertaste of light spice and citrus zest.

M - Crisp, low carbonation, medium to thin bodied.

D - Refreshing, clean, tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 02:54:52 | More by HeyItsChili
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Vendetta

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
September 13, 2008

Some high quality stuff here. Pours an almost neon yellow, lots of head. Tastes beautiful -- high fruit, citrus, some banana, and not overly carbonated like so many other macro belgian whites. Absolutely great belgian white, recommended to all.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 18:16:08 | More by Vendetta
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another brew from Flying Dog that makes its way to the top of my list. This brew is widely available and a great contribution to the Witbier style. I bought this with a sixer of Doggie Style Pale Ale. I tried the Pale Ale first and liked it immediately. Now I wish I had tried this first!

Typical of Witbier, it has a fruity and spicy aroma and taste. Coriander and grapefruit are present, as well as some spices I can't put my finger on. It blends well and tastes fantastic. Medium body with good balance to the carbonation. Overall, very drinkable and a very tastey brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 03:46:33 | More by Mistofminn
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MisterClean

California

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from total wine

A - Pours a cloudy straw yellow with lots of sediment. Head is 1 finger, off-white and dissipates quickly. Carbonation is plentiful.

S - Peach and coriander.

T - Ditto

M - Carbonated, and bitter (possibly from the hops). Reminds me of alka-seltzer.

D - Aside from the mouthfeel a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2008 02:45:05 | More by MisterClean
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drxandy

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz to standard pint, pours a golden hazy shade, white head fades

smells of coriander, banana, clove, wheat..

taste is of wheat, sweet citrus, banana, clove, smooth wheat, good flavors but nothing standout, slight spiciness

mouthfeel is of a standard wit, nice flavors, slight creaminess from wheat but still thin

shrug

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2008 18:47:37 | More by drxandy
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hoegaarden glass.

A: Small white head, body is opaque orange yellow. Looks like orange juice honestly. Good lacing.

S: Smells like more orange than usual, along with all the yeasty esters. Certainly smells good, like other wits.

T: The smell of course comes up front, then a low bitterness on the finish provides nice balance.

M: Relatively high carbonation, mouthfeel is light.

D: Very drinkable, refreshing, nothing lingers and gets annoying.

Overall, the beer has a pretty light flavor and is very refreshing, which i think was the intention.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 00:56:15 | More by 51mmz0rz
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Finger width's foamy white head on the pour, recedes slowly yet consistently. Body is a hazed medium gold, still displays carnonation and suspended particles.

Aroma is all in the right places, sweet tart wheat, some yeast twang, coriander and orange. Kind of a smooth creamy character to it all, like taking a sniff of yogurt.

The carbonation is there but the flavour falls a bit flat, very muted. Faint wheat and citrus, only becomes more rounded out as it warms, not any more intense.

Carbonated yet rounded mouthfeel, good texture for this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2008 20:42:03 | More by IronDjinn
Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
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