Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
708 Ratings
Woody Creek WhiteWoody Creek White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 05-26-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
708
Reviews:
326
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 708 |  Reviews: 326
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of billybob
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured a cloudy straw yellow with a good one inch white head that held well and sheets of lacing down the glass. nose is strong with coriander, clove, pepper, lemongrass. taste, wheat malt, yeast, coiander, pepper, lemongrass, peppery and tangy on the finish. light and smooth mouthfeel and carbonation is good. smell and taste are strong nothing subtle about this beer. great tasting beer from flying dog brewery.

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Photo of Opethsprite
4.77/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours a murky yellow with a sparse head. Citrusy to smell, but not in an overpowering way (which is, to me, the tragic downfall of many Belgian wits), and with a briney yeast. Very nice! The taste is similarly subtle and complex without overdoing the citrus. Mellow and fresh. The mouthfeel is rich, yet playful. This is a damn good beer in my book!

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Photo of Caveworm
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is three fingers thick, with lateral lacing, and a hazy pale golden body.

I smell very refreshing, aromatic lemongrass and citrus zest very nicely accented with peppercorn.

Tastes like this really hit the spot on this scorcher of a day. This seems to have one of the best blends and representations of the traditional elements of this style I've experienced thus far.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with fair carbonation.

I'll rate Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery with an overall 4.75. Of course this is retired, but I still rather enjoyed my experience.

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of stumac
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a murky light gold with a big, frothy white head. great lacing. smells great! citrus, bananas, lemons, coriander, all the great true hefe scents. the taste is delicious! same taste as the smell but also sweet malts, slight yeast, medium bodied, smoothe carbo. Deelish!

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Photo of s_elsbeth
4.52/5  rDev +21.8%

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

A: pours a hazy/cloudy light lemonade yellow into an American shaker glass with a finger of white dense head that leaves some soft thin lacing.

S: coriander, clove, orange peel, bready yeast and fruity.

T: bananas and cloves, light pear flavor and green apple is first up on the tongue and the beer is not done yet. The more tart fruit flavors linger as the bread and lemon comes in. There is a lemon grass taste left behind on the tongue with a subtle pine note.

MF: medium body, crisp, very effervescent and refreshing.

O: great seasonal that I haven't in the past paid attention to as much as I will now. Once you have had a chance to enjoy this on a warm day relaxing instead of out of the bottle while grilling/eating/swimming you can gain a new appreciation for it.

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Photo of aprilianewman
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Brickwall316
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of TexIndy
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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Photo of ultralarry2006
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Leaves a big two-plus finger pure white foamy head that has decent retention, eventually fading to a foam ring at the edge, and it leaves a little spotty lacing. Body is a cloudy straw gold.

Smell - the slight citrusy aroma of wheat, and coriander. Simple, straightforward, but mouthwatering.

Taste - like the smell. The wheat and malt coming across the tongue with the taste of saltine crackers and a slight citrus twang, with coriander washing in under those.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, very effervescent.

Drinkability - this is a very good witbier, and so it's perfectly sessionable, at least in the heat of summer.

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Photo of sacrelicio
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Great Wit, spicy, herbal, fruity, delicious. Flying Dog turning it around? Will pedestrian micros flavors give way to fantastic crafts and big beers? I am surprised. I have not had a decent Flying Dog other than Gonzo, and Gonzo and this Wit break the boring Colorado trendy big cutesy micro mold.

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Photo of mralphabet
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 708 ratings.
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