Woody's Wheat - Sand Creek Brewing Company
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2.18/5 rDev -34.1%
Pours clear and filtered with little or no head. Woody's Wheat tastes as most American style wheat ales; light and spritzy. No malt, no hops. No Banana, no cloves; it's empty. Sipping it leaves a very dry mouth-feel, similar to a cider. Calling it a hefeweizen is an insult to Bavaria. Disappointing--concerning Woody's is brewed in Black River Falls, WI.
02-19-2012 23:27:14 | More by FungusBrewer
3.53/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours cloudy yellow gold in color with a small white foamy head that faded quickly; there was a lot of sediment left at the bottom of the bottle, and this brew left basically no lacing.
Smells of yeast, wheat, light clove, pepper, grass, hay, lemon and grains; this is a very earthy beer that almost had the aroma of a fiber drink – if nothing else, this beer should make for a nice movement (LOL).
Tastes of yeast, wheat, clove, pepper, grass, hay, lemon, light brown sugar, toasted grains, honey, coriander and banana; like the nose, the flavor is very earthy, but tasted better than it smelled with classic hefeweizen characteristics. There is a slight malt sweetness after the swallow, which left my mouth bone dry after each sip.
Mouthfeel is very light and very crisp, with high fizzy carbonation and a light body that’s almost watery; this beer is light, crisp and refreshing, and it leaves your mouth dry and the finish is very clean. Any hefeweizen fan would really like this beer and it’s American twist on the German style. A very good beer that is great for a nice summer night.
07-02-2011 03:30:53 | More by CHickman
4.45/5 rDev +34.4%
Drinking this put me in mind of the "Sanford and Son" episode where Fred and Lamont visited Hawaii and Fred was ordering cocktails. Fred: I'll have a Mai Tai. Lamont: Sounds, good, Pop. I'll have a Mai Tai, too. Fred: No, you can't have my Tai. You get your own Tai. Waitress, that'll be a Mai Tai for me, a His Tai for him and if you want one, get you a Your Tai while you're up. Zounds! Well, if this is Woody's Wheat, then only Adam Wood (a colleague), Mr. Allen and I are drinking. The rest of you get your own Wheat 'cause this is Woody's Wheat and I frankly ain't in a sharin' mood just about now. ;=)
Billed as a "classic Hefe-Weizen" and "[p]art of every balanced meal" (har!), I have to cop to being intrigued simply because of its name. Yes, I am THAT shallow. "Nutrition begins with Woody's Wheat - a classic ... from the Sand Creek B.C." I CAN be their spokesperson, if need be. As to all of that balanced meal and nutrition jazz, I flashed back to that summer (2009) when I attended the SPTR's "Drink Your Wheaties" event and left thinking, "That was nice. Now, I'll go drink some beer." Wheat just does not seem to be my bag.
This was presented to me with a finger of bone-white head with low retention. I had just turned my head for a moment and it left me like a cheap date with the check. Boo hoo. Color was a cloudy lemon-yellow. Nose was certainly Hefe, but sans the cloying banana/ yeasty scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a dry papery yeast-driven feel on the tongue, along with black pepper and cloves. Shazam! Now, we are talkin'! This indicated, to me, that it was like an Alt Hefeweizen, where even though the yeast is an ale strain, it was fermented under lager conditions. The finish was dry, peppery with a slight banana flavor. Now, this, I could drink. Oh, miss! ...
06-26-2010 13:36:20 | More by woodychandler
3.28/5 rDev -0.9%
An extreme head, way overcarbonated and left to a thin ring. Dark gold in color. Lots of spice in the smell, some orange zest, some cloves, really good. A thin beer, it's a bit watery with a heavy orange and clove taste. Fair drinkability.
The smell and flavor of this beer is great, but the mouthfeel really takes away from it. Good, but not great.
08-12-2009 12:14:55 | More by Soozy
3.85/5 rDev +16.3%
Pours a clear, golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of tart malt, yeast, slight hops, all spice, cinnamon, and slight wheat. Fits the style of a Hefeweizen. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, citrus, ginger, wheat, and sweet malt.
07-13-2009 23:40:20 | More by Tone
3.05/5 rDev -7.9%
A - hazy yellow with a pretty small head
S - smells of wheat and a little bit of lemon
T - taste follows the nose. Tastes of wheat and a hint of lemon and a tad bit of bubblegum. True to the style.
MF - smooth, full, and well-carbonated
D - this was an okay wheat beer. Pretty simple taste, kept to the wheat / yeast taste and didn't deviate from it. Easy to drink but not the most interesting beer, which works for this beer.
07-12-2009 04:49:54 | More by birchstick
4.33/5 rDev +30.8%
Pours a beautiful orange amber color, hazy after swirled and decant of sediment. A soap foam that quickly dissolves leaving no lace at all.
Powerful hefe nose--rekindles the traditional German style in my mind. Hints of citrus fruits, especially curacao orange and grapefruit. The cloves and orange peels dominate the aroma. A tad on the sweet side. There is a lot of bubble carbonation in there.
Very carbonated on the tongue, huge hefeweizen yeast taste with large orange taste as if a slice was squeezed into it. Not too sweet in taste, well balanced with a yeast and malt body. Hints of bananas-just like a Hacker Pschorr Hefeweizen. Amazing!
Prickly on the tongue, really tantalizing the taste buds. Medium body with a silky feel. All beer, no foam.
Very consumable. Extremely well balanced and in the true German Hefeweizen style. I feel like I am in Germany drinking this beer. I could drink all day long, a session wheat beer. Leaves a spicy taste on the palette. Burps up just as flavorful as when it goes down.
This is an amazingly tasteful and balanced wheat beer. Not too much to interfere with the orange, banana and wheat yeast taste. If you want a true German style Hefeweizen, try this!
04-27-2009 16:48:29 | More by SaintPeter
3.8/5 rDev +14.8%
A - Pours with a thin, fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing. Hazy, light leather brown color.
S - Fruity aroma with heavy clove notes as would be expected for the style.
T - Sweet, fruity, crisp malty flavor, finishing with plenty of clove notes. Nice representation of the style. Not as good as the Germans, but much better that most American versions.
M - Light bodied. Highly carbonated.
D - Very nice wheat beer. Perfect for a fall afternoon in the beer garden.
03-21-2009 22:33:36 | More by bimish
3.15/5 rDev -4.8%
A - Cloudy amber with a small finger of white head, this one lacks retention, but does show some nice lacing as I work my way through the pint. Not a bad looking beer my any means, but IMO a hefe should have a big prodigious head.
S - Mild citrus fruit, some mild donuts, and a good whiff of banana tinged donut. This is definitely "to style" and it does the hefe thing well. Notes of banana baby food and gazed donuts make this a good example of the style. This smells good!
T - Big dough flavors remind me of donuts, fresh bread, and the yeasty layer left at the bottom of the finest hefes by those who don't know how to swirl the good stuff into the mix. This one is on the banana/yeast end of the hefe spectrum, and that's how I like them!
M - Medium bodied with no shortage of carbonation, this one is neutral on the finish with a big time yeasty aftertaste.
D - A good representation of the style. This is tasty and highly representative of this German style. Definitely a good brew to session in the higher altitudes of this North American continent.
02-11-2009 05:01:51 | More by pmcadamis
Woody's Wheat from Sand Creek Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.