Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery

326 Reviews
Woody Creek WhiteWoody Creek White

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rowew on 05-26-2007

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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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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 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 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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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have seen a lot of these Flying Dog labels, but what the hell is going on in this one?

Pours a fully fogged in straw with brown tones. Nice off white head that really shows off a pretty firm pour. Wow to the nose. Total wheat funk-a-delic. Citrusis there, but not overpoweringly so. Flavor is bloody smooth. Just a nice balanced ride of mild citrus over a fairly full, but smooth, body of wit. It gets a 4.5 for being even-keeled, and not for being some insane ride of flavor. And also for the fact that this is an American producer putting out something so well done. Feel is as expected. A bit thinner on the liquid with a nice smooth carbonation. Overall the theme for this ride is "smooth". That basically describes most of the aspects of this beer; easily drinkable, and totally sessionable. As I have this, I just imagine sitting on a porch somewhere, cooling myself down as the summer heat tries to ruin my day.

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Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle coding of 275A07 whatever that means

Pours a hazed lemon/gold color with 2.5 fingers of fluffed up cream-colored head. Very good lacing & head retention

S: Lemons & coriander in ample supply

T: Lemons, wheat tartness & lemongrass up front. Coriander, white pepper & some grapefruit follows as this warms a touch. Finishes tart, lemony, with a little bit of cloves & a little dry

MF: Medium bodied & juicy with low carbonation

Drinks really easy, not one of my favorite styles, but they nailed this. I certainally liked this better than NB's organic wit, which I had twice on draft

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, served in a Pilsner glass.

A - I didn't disturb the bottom yeast (no swirlies) and poured a clear golden color brew with a champagne like white head that backed down after a while leaving good lacing.

S - citrus and light wheat aroma.

T - very good flavors without the usual yeasty taste of other wit beers I have sampled.

M - light bodied and high-side carbonation.

D - very refreshing and very drinkable.

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Photo of kurtissellen
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First think I noticed was the Interesting artwork on the label. Pretty psychotic looking but pretty neat. I poured this one into an oversized wine glass producing a small beige white head. It had an opaque golden yellow color and swirls of surface bubbles lingered through the entire experience. Smelled of coriander and tasted similar with a little bitter kick at the beginning followed by wheat ending. Flying dog did a nice job on their take of a wit beer, nothing too extreme just what you would expect for a wit.

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Photo of PopeXXIII
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Has the appearance of unfiltered apple juice. Cloudy, fuzzy, yellow. A little lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: Smells like Belgian yeast. Nice and bready.

T: A little sweet. Has a belgian yeast flavor, a little estery.

M: Creamy due to mild sweetness and moderate carbonation. Nice, light and refreshing.

This is a great beer. Looking forward to having it again.

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Photo of shrxxm216
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great summer beer! Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a decent head and a thick ringer.
Smells of malt with a little banana and some spices.
Taste is very smooth. Banana with spices familiar with other beers of this style.
Light in the mouth and very easy to drink.
One of my favorites for summer weather.

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When poured into pint glass, the color was a hazy golden yellow, nothing exceptional. Very little foam with some lace retention. Now, the smell of spices and a hint of yeast was getting my interest. What a pleasant aroma. The taste of spices, fruit and other components grabbed my interest. All components put together makes this Witbier fantastic. This could be one of my favorites of all time, so far. Nicely balanced and when all the flavors are put together!

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a light amber-golden colon with massive white puffy head.
Smell is extremely nice. Strong note of spices (spices, corriander) along with some citrus (lemon, orange).
Taste is the perfect eexample of the style. Cloves, corriander, lemon, orange and yeast abound.
Leaves a nice refreshing taste in the mouth.
Truly an extraordinary beer.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass
Hazy, pale, dark lemonade in color, with a quickly fading head of foam
Aroma-lemon zest,subtle spiciness
Taste-Coriander, clove, citrus zest. very refreshing and drinkable, would make an excellent hot weather session brew.

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Photo of matjack85
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

60º today in February in Chicago. Time to break out a summer beer. Single 12oz brown bottle from the Binny's store in Glen Ellyn, IL for $1.89. No freshness date - just a small blurb about the beer on the front label.

The beer poured a completely cloudy pale yellow color with a 1-finger white head. Neither the head retention nor the lacing was very impressive. Some brown sediment settles to the bottom.

Loaded with orange peel and coriander aroma, as is typical of a witbier. Some wheat smell underneath.

Very citrusy from the orange peel, with a hefty dose of pepper and coriander to give it a spicy kick. Wheat and Belgian yeast round out the other flavors.

Light body and crisp carbonation add to the refreshing feel.

Have to agree with the brothers on this one - it's one of the best US made witbiers on the market.

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Photo of blakesell
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Belgian style tasting glass.

Appearance- Hazy yellow with quickly fading white head. Light lacing.

Smell- Spicy yeast and corriander. A bit funky.

Taste- Sweet like bubblegum upfront, malt and corriander follows, clove, and a hint of lemon.

Mouthfeel- Light and refreshing, a bit sharp. Plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability- This is one of the smoothest Flying Dog beers I have ever had. I could have this on a hot summer day and it would be a toss up next to Hoegaarden. A fine wit.

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Photo of BadRockBeer
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type Sampled: 12 oz. brown crown top bottle, with date

Appearance: Hazy, light straw in color. Bright white fluffy head that fades into a tight lace.

Smell: Earthy, musty, coriander is quite pronounced. I also get a favorable hit of black pepper. Mild clove.

Taste: The flavor is quite light, orange peel immediately attacks the palette. Followed by a nice light maltiness. Hops are mild but fairly balanced as hallertauÂ’s usually are. I am also sensing the mild presence of black pepper still. Finishes nicely with a coriander and lemon aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light in body, High carbonation.

Drinkability: Great. I think this is the equivalent of the beer geeks Bud Light! Light in body but not in flavor. Also a great example of the style.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

BBD 232/14. Pours a pale yellow with a very slight haze. Massive head with excellent lacing and retention. Very nice Belgian nose of coriander, orange and yeast with a slight pepper note. Light medium body with a smooth texture that has some creamy feel to it as well. Slightly above normal carbonation that yields a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is complex and well balanced. The flavors of the nose are all present, with coriander and orange being most prevalent. The finish is crisp with just a touch of pepper underlying the coriander. While not as flavor intensive as Allagash White, this one is still outstanding.

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Photo of techdiver
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an oddly clear straw with flecks suspended throughout and only visible carbonation clinging to side of the glass.

Citrus, wheat, pepper and coriander to the nose.

Taste echoes the nose with wheat being most predominant.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and crisp.

Very drinkable and enjoyable despite the rather odd appearance.

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Photo of Trevor33
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - off yellow, super cloudy with yeasts

S - Hay, Peach, banana, coriander, anise, sourdough (yeasts).

T - taste is typical wit profile. Sweet yeasts up front with surprising amount of hops. Finish is wheaty and has whispers of black pepper, orange zest. Very well crafted, displays a perfect progression of flavors in my mind.

M - zippy in the mouth, Mucho bubbly but I like it. Light with High drinkability

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