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Woody Creek White - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

690 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 05-26-2007)
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Photo of rtratzlaff
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This wit pours a pale gold or yellow with peach tones. The thin white head stays for a bit.
Aromas are lemon fruitiness with with some coriander.

The taste is crisp and refreshing with a powdery finish. Orange peel citruisy flavors are prevalent.
The mouthfeel is lighter but in a good way. Drinkability is high due to the great flavors. A great lighter offering from Flying Dog. A bit more refined than their In Heat Wheat.

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle > stella Artois glass

Frosty yellow gold is the color, a bit murkey and unfiltered which is what I wanna see. A 1/2" white head is moderate sized with slow retention and medium stickiness.

The aroma is very subtle but it has a decent white and black pepper effect, earthy and tangy scented yeast with a classic wheat edge, very herbal with lemmon's in a dry hay field.

The malt is actually very smooth and plays a large part in the flavor profile, very clean and crisp, achieving a crisp wheat and hay flavor, ultra smooth going down. It's earthy, peppery yeast gives the most flavor with even some subtle vanilla currents mixed in. The finish is velvety smooth and dry at the top of the mouth.

I'm actually very impressed with this version, even if summer is long gone.

Photo of bigkahunas4
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Poures a hazy maize, more transparent at the bottom of the glass. Started with about a CM head, which settles to just about nothing with carb collecting on the sides of the glass.

S: Smell a hint of lemongrass, clove

T: Begins with not a lot of taste, settles with hint of pepper, lemon, and light hops. Catching a bit of nut character as well. Slight belgian taste.

M: Biting carbonation grabs your lips and side of your tongue. Beer is quite light.

D: Fairly low ABV and decent flavoring make this quite drinkable. Not offensive in any regard, and quite quenching.

Photo of theboozecruise
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at The Chimes... poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a golden hue, decent head, although the hard pour into a pint glass helps it out.

The aroma is pure witbier... citrus, spice, wheat, delicious. The taste didn't disappoint at all, combining all the flavors of the aroma very nicely.

All in all, a very nice example of a witbier, would definitely recommend it to friends and try it again.

Photo of Chugmonkey
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a brilliant golden yellow with decent pure white head that went down quick with minimal lacing.

Aroma is spot on witbier - orange & coriander. Extremely sparkling clear for a wit, not cloudy at all. Taste is a nice clean orange & coriander. The spicing is perfect for me, that is just detectable & not overwhelming.

Really smooth & lager like, not yeasty one bit. A very refreshing beer. Clear, smooth, & high carbonation made it seem like a lager, but taste was nice, smooth and refreshing.

Photo of avalon07
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Lots of sediment. Some head, but it didn't last long. Decent lacing.

S: Very sweet aroma with citrus, wheat and spices.

T: A nicely done flavor. Hints of wheat, coriander, citrus - in other words a typical witbier. As it went along, the taste wasn't quite as endearing, but good nonetheless.

M: A pretty good amount of carbonation and a kind of slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While this isnt't my favorite witbier ever, it did have its own charm about it. Definitely a drinkable beer. A good summer beer.

Photo of TerjUGA
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark golden yellow color with a nice head and little lacing. Very cloudy.

S- has a very sweet smell.

T- sweet, hints of banana in the aftertaste. very well balanced.

M- good mouthfeel, a lot more zing to it than i expected. reminds me of the same feel as orange juice.

D- very easy to drink, good beer but not one of the best whites that i've had but very enjoyable.

Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks good. Pours a cloudy straw color with a big bubbly white head that fades fast. Distinct aroma, a bit too much lemon but a good aroma all the same.

Tastes good, a bit on the mild side for a wit beer, but all the ingredients are there and nicely balanced. Wheat, lemon coriander etc.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nice and crisp. Drinkability is good. The low alcohol and solid witbier taste make this a winner as a summertime session beer.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely opaque bright yellow color. Thin head fading to a few bubbles pretty quick.

Typical wit smells here: lemon, wheat, coriander and orange peel.

Mmmmm, this is a good one. Really steps it up a notch in the flavor category. Fresh flavors that are nice and bold. Crisp finish with just a hint of sweetness.

Nothing to complain about on this one. A sure winner. If you enjoy a wit, don't pass this one up.

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

Cloudy straw yellow, lovely milky white head.

Classic wit nose....strong coriander, big floral & spice aroma, there's orange, too, but it's under the spice. Exquisite.

Zing on the tongue at first, then soft and smooth. Easy drinking, but lacking some character. Refreshing, sweet, medium to light in body, with an unsatisfying finish.

Fair witbier,...fairly average.

Photo of Bergenboy1981
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was ok, but not really anything superb.

The beer poured well, with a decent lacey head.

The color was a bit darker and a little cloudy with no sediment in it.

The taste was a little heavy on the spiceyness but was balanced out fairly well by adding a slice of lemon to it.

The design on the bottle was interesting, and got a smile from the Hunter Thompson quote printed on it.

This beer definately would not be my first or second choice if I had a good variety of whites to choose from, but its not bad either and if it was available in a store where I could not purchase other whites...Id buy it again.

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

Poured a hazy yellow color with a nice white head that stayed for a while. Aroma is citrusy with a bit of spice. Flavor is tangy citrus with a bit of spice to it as well. Mouthfeel and carbonation both seem about right. Low alcohol and easy drinkability of this one make it very sessionable.

Photo of erosier
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a tall and thick white colored head that laces alot down the glass as it takes some time to settle.
S: Smells of strong citris and some coriander at the end of the nose.
T: The citris is upfront followed by more coriander than the nose let on. Not much else in the taste except pale wheat malts.
M: Very light, crisp, and refreshing with the right amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable and this could be a new session beer.

Photo of Squelch
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not as cloudy as it should be. Medium sized head that dissipates fast.

Smell: Herbal aroma of spices and phenolics from fermentaiton very nice.

Taste: Very clean. Balanced bitterness. Nice spice complement.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation for style. Very nice.

Drinkability: I could throw back a few of these things on a hot summer day.

Photo of scottyshades
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow color that produces a nice head that leaves no lacing along the glass...The beer is less hazy than other wits

S: Cloves, citrus, corriander, nutmeg, and cinnamon among other fruity notes

T: A little citrus "bite" presents itself, followed by a tangy lemon and orange peel note. The spices are less apparent, but still noticeable

MF: Very carbonated, light in body

D: Solid drinkability

Photo of stephens101
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellowish orange with a quickly fading white head. Smels of sour grapes, some spice and coriander. Tastes tart and lemony up front with some light fruits and coriander. Light mouth-feel, and a bit chalky. This is a smooth drinker that lacks a bit in the taste department.

Photo of mangledorf
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having poured this cloudy white and yellow beer, I tasted the strong cloves over the citrus, which came later and stayed longer in my mouth and on my tongue. This was a beer full of tastes fruity and spicy each coming at an appropriate time.

It looks great in a clear glass. A small(er) head over a handsome body, with smells hinting at its inevitable tastes.

Because it's such an experience my mouth feel score fell short. There's a lot going on.

Also, not necessarily the most drinkable of Flying Dog's options, but joins good company of my favorites from this brewery.

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.

Photo of RodBurg
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Awesome Steadman art on the bottle with a layer of yeast. Pours out an almost opaque pale golden with some visible yeast floaties. Thick white head that leaves after a minute.

Smell is heavy on coriander and yeast. A little citrus too.

Coriander, yeast, wheat, spiced orange and a some anise on the palate. Very tasty. Medium mouthfeel and little less carbonated than I prefer.

Very good. Not a style that I'm accustomed too but will be exploring more thanks to this yummy brew.

Photo of danielocean03
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. bottle, appearance is a pale and cloudy straw-yellow with a thin finger of white fizzy head that slowly dissipated into a moderate ring of lace. Aroma is spicy and sweet with earthy undertones, notes of clove and banana. Taste is malty, spicy and alive with citrus notes, has a "wheaty" flavor that falls in and out with the malt and the faintest touch of floral hop notes. Finish is light and dry, a little musty. Mouthfeel is rough given the active carbonation against a light to medium bodied brew. Drinkability is great, aside from the aroma this is the high point for me in this brew given it's low abv% and appreciable characteristics. Makes for a great session Wit, would recommend.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of elniko
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into weizen glass from bottle.

A: Nice witbier appearance. Murky light golden hue. Finger of head that dissipated.

S: Good smelling but overly strong either. Definite hints of coriander and other spices.

T & M: Very crisp and light tasting which I enjoyed. The spice is apparent but does not stand out. Finish has some tartness to it. Citrus flavors are definitely apparent. My tongue is left slightly tingling. Body is just slightly weak but man is this a refreshing beer. Well done.

D: Definitely drinkable, one of the better witbiers I've had and will definitely be looking for it again.

Photo of coldmeat23
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx. 45 degrees

Nice golden yellow with only moderate amount of haziness. Minimal head, retention and lacing.

Citrus, yeasty smells along with coriander and something else. Is that anise or licorice? Sure smells like it. (Big negative, for me.)

Taste is good, but I can't get past the anise flavor. Totally hurts this beers rating, from my standpoint.

If you don't mind licorice flavor, this beer is way easy to drink. It's not even that it's an overpowering flavor, just that it's there.

Photo of TexIndy
4.45/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kuykendall
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance= A lemony yellow, with little to no head.

Smell= very light citrus.

Taste=There is almost no hint of spices or wheat in this beer. I usually like this category pretty well, but this beer doesn't seem to stand out, it's not bad, it just doesn't stand out in my mind. There is some citrus after taste left on the tongue, but that's about it.

Mouth feel= Very thin on the tongue with some carbonation.

Drink ability= It's a very drinkable, and I might want to try it again some time, but its not going to be my first choice.

Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.