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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Photo of dsa7783
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single, twelve-ounce bottle just purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Flying Dog's Summer Seasonal Selection...
An aggressive pour yielded a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored hue with a giant foamy and frothy head that exhibited adequate staying power before slowly dissipating...
Earthy smell replete with wheat, yeast, coriander, and spices...
Sweet, refreshing, crisp flavor bursting with ripe fruits, lemons, sweet citrus, candied grapefruit, pears, and granny smith apples...
Creamy, rich mouthfeel with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
An excellent beer for a hot, Summer day, and in my opinion, one of Flying Dog's better beers...

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Photo of weeare138
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a pale, light gold with a slight haze and a frothy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle head. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of coriander, orange peel, and tart wheat...mightily refreshing!
Taste is of the aromas with a classic Belgian flavor, along with some ripe fruit esters punching on through with a dash of white pepper being found.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, zesty, and carbonated nicely with a spiced bit of yeasty dryness pulling through in the finish.

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Photo of ThickestHead
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, pale white-yellow with a decent white head.
Smells and tastes yeasty with sweet citrus (orange) and spices (coriander and cloves) with a healthy wheat malt.
Fairly light bodied, yet creamy throughout and a little dry and tart on the finish.
I enjoy this brew anytime of the year, it's so drinkable and one of my favorite witbiers.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lemon color with a pouffy head that fails the retention test though it leaves some nice lacing

Smell: Floral lemony aroma with a bit of yeast funk, coriander and pepper

Taste: Starts out with a lemony zest that builds in black pepper spiciness by mid-palate; coriander flavors slip in there as well; after the swallow, the tart flavors build and join with the floral character to the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and highly carbonated

Drinkability: Light and refreshing; a good effort at this style

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Photo of Mistofminn
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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!

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Photo of jeffjfindley
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy lemonade while with a more than respectable head, leaves summer clouds and sticky lace on the inside edge of the glass. Nose is zesty, lemony, and sweet. Flavor is super refreshing, with a sweet powdery texture punctuated at the finish by lemon. Mouthfeel is clean as hell, and absolutely refreshing. Drinkability is very high on this very hot August day in Southern California.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 355 ml. bottle marked 316B12. Sampled on July 19, 2012. It pours hay-yellow with cloudiness and a fizzy white head that lingers for the session.

The aroma is true to the style with a powerful spicy coriander character, orange peel, and pale malts.

The body is light and easy. The taste is vibrant with sweet malts, spice, coriander, citrus, and a clean crisp hop finale. This is a fine rendition of the classic White style.

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Photo of Tolnik
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This witbier was poured into a pint glass. The foam that orginated at teh beginning of the pouring wisps down to light lacing around the edges. The amber, brown beer gives off the aroma of sweet hops, citrus tones and slight coriander. The taste follows suit but also gives a slight wheat tone as well. Overall a great beer to enjoy during the summer months.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite a vigorous pour, not much of a head formed or lasted on this beer, though it does have a nice cloudy yellow gold color. The nose, though, is excellent, very perfumy, with plenty of curacao aroma, spicy coriander, and light wheat. The taste matches the aroma well, with a lot of peppery, spicy coriander backed with a citrus tartness. I think it could use a little more sweetness, as it gets a little harsh near the finish. Still, all the right flavors for a wit are present.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pilsner glass. It was a hazy yellow/orange color with a thick white head that reminded me of whipped cream. There was some delicate lacing. The aroma was citrus and grain. It had an orange taste, althought there was a late tang of lemon. Some malt also, and a tiny bit of spiciness. I thought this beer was pretty robust for a wit, and really enjoyed it.

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Photo of gobias
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale color. Smells of citrus and cloves, perhaps a hint of coriander comes through. This is a good Witbier, you can easily taste the flavors but nothing over powers. Flavors of coriander, fruit (orange perhaps), and wheat all come through.

I found this highly drinkable and recommend it.

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Photo of WVRadar
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three quarter inch fizzy white head, hazy pale gold body. Head quickly dissipates with very little lacing. Refreshing citrus aroma. Initial bitter taste with a hint of toasted bread. A little more hops in the finish than expected. Light, oily mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Very tasty, I could drink a few of these.

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Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an albino straw hue with pristine clarity before the yeast pour, and an opaque haze after. Thin 1/2 finger shows passable retention but leaves very little lace. Coriander, lemon and wheat in the nose, with generous belgian Wit phenols like band-aid, earthy yeast and banana ester. Sweet wheat and sharp pils malt upfront, followed by a dry and slightly tannic aftertaste that finishes up with tart phenolics and mellow herbal hop flavor. The hop bitterness is appropriatly light with the spice and sharp pils notes balancing the mildly sweet wheat and malt taste. The body is light and the carbonation level is very high, producing an extra crisp and refreshing mouthfeel with a hint of tart Witber phenols and suggestion of apple/banana exter twang. The finish is clean with spice and yeast tones that vanish quickly. American beers of this style seem more numerous than those from its country of origin, but as long as they hold a high drinkability like this without sacrificng flavor, I will say that the USA is the best place to look for Witbier. Cheers to Raul Duke.

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Photo of boralyl
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours about a fingers worth of white head that quickly dissapates leaving little lacing. It's a golden color with tiny white flakes suspended throughout the beer with a small amount of carbonation bubbles racing toward the top. Leaves an hazy appearance.

S - In the aroma I can make out oranges, corainder, spiceness, and typical belgian wit malts.

M - A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

T - It begins with a sweeter taste, I can make out the fruit flavor, followed by the wheat. In the end there is spicy hop flavor that tastes just right and is not overpowering.

A really good example of a Belgian Wit, deffiently one of the better American made. Super zesty and refreshing. It matches the classic style very well. A great beer for the dog days of summer.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$1.90 for a 12oz bottle @ Jacks. Brewed with coriander and bitter orange peel, Belgian Pilsner, Malted White Wheat, Oats, Unmalted Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats and hopped with German Hallertau. 4.8% ABV, OG=11.7p, 17 IBU.

Pours out to a cloudy pale straw golden, forming a small white head with good retention and sparse lacing. Mildly carbonated. The nose opens with spicy hallertauer, followed by orange and coriander, apple juice and some spicy phenols. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a watery, light body. Easy drinking. The taste is a recap of the aroma. No surprises here. The bitterness level is very mild, balanced nicely by the delicate wheat, oat and pale malts. Reminds me a lot of a less carbonated Hoegardden.

A run of the mill, but still quite good, Belgian Style Witbier. Would be great on a hot summer day at the beach.

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Photo of BirdFlu
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First and foremost.. this beer is extremely robust for being under 5%abv.. really a welcome surprise while enjoying it.. appearance is an organce-yellow with small white head.. smell is more similar to belgian pales with spicy, phenolic traits and touches of wite-like citrus and such. Flavor is huge with citrust and coriander as well as some belgiany spice. The spice, though, is subtle and doesn't become unpleasant. Mouth is light yet full-bodied. Very refreshing. Again, the spice doesn't override the citrusy characters. Its extremely drinkable, and considering the low abv very sessionable as well. Tastes like a 9% abv beer, drinks like (what it is) an almost-5%.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Could not find the bottle on date. A healthy pour into a fluted glass. Made sure to keep the sediment in the bottle.

Corriander and bitter orange peel are not overdone with this one. So don't worry about that. Beer tastes very true to style. The appearance pulls this beer down.

A - Pourred a light straw color, slightly cloudy, with a half-finger white head, which quickly dissapated.

S - Minor notes of citrus and corriander, but predominantely a sort of adjunct beer aroma.

T - A clean refreshing beer. Slight citrus upfront, corriander in the finish. Some bitterness with sweetness. Medium-dry finish.

MF - A refreshing, light bodies beer. Carbonation very evident on the tongue.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle out of the fridge pooured into a hefe glass. pours a hazy, cloudy light yellow color with a one finger of creamy pure white head. decent retention and a little bit of lace.

lemon zest, spice, wheat, bubblegum, belgian yeast, a little grain.

decent taste, nothing extremely exciting, but its pretty true to the style. lots of lemon like citrus, wheat, and a little spice, then some nice belgian yeast thats just right.

light light body, crisp and refreshing, good carbonation. feels really good for the style.

good drinkability, light body, good taste, and oh so refreshing make this a great session beer. a very nice summer beer as well.

this is a pretty decent beer. i dont know why, but i wasnt expecting much and this surprised me a little. i would buy this again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 10-24-08

Pours a cloudy gold color, with no head and just a hint of foamy white lacing.

Smell is light and fruity, a little Belgian, and actually quite complex.

Taste is very good, very yeasty, with the same light fruit as the smell. The aftertaste is a little bready, with a distinct Belgian quality.

Mouthfeel is good, nice and thick, what you'd expect from a wit.

Drinkability is also good, definitely a session beer.

Overall, a very well executed beer. Many breweries don't do subtle well, but Flying Dog shows it skill here.

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Photo of Winter
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After enjoying Flying Dog's In-Heat Wheat last summer I was anxious to try their take on a wit bier. After a serious swirl to loosen the yeast at the bottle and pouring it into the glass, Woody Creek White appears a cloudy pale lemony yellow in color with a thick white head. Zesty lemony and wheat malt nose. Citrus and spices, along with coriander emerge also. The mouthfeel is soft and full-bodied. Wheat malt flavor upfront, with a lemony twang. Coriander and orange peel. There's a feint hop bitterness toward the back. The finish sees the return of the lemony flavors that were apparent upfront, in combination with a touch of lingering vanilla sweetness.

This was a very refreshing and enjoyable wit beer on a scorching hot summer afternoon. Tradition in approach and flavor. Definitely a beer that I'll be visiting again before summer's end.

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Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So I'm currently watching the Rays and Red Sox in the first game of the ALCS...while about to take notes on Woody Creek White on my new notebook computer. Here's to the latter! on to the beer:

The typical straw yellow color with a cloudy body and soapy head on top. A great aroma meet my nose...lots of coriander and orange. Some malted wheat a dash of black pepper too. My mouth waters for the reward....yes, yes...that is good. Somewhat spiced mouthfeel, the flavor is more spiced with less fruity goodness. The spice is ginger-like in feel, and now it's gaining momentum. Let's wrap this up.

Overal, this a good witbier from a widely available craft brewer. Refreshing and tasty without being expensive is a good thing for a beer to have.

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Photo of Squelch
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of Rudgers73
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Witte tumbler glass. Picture perfect witbier. Pale straw yellow with a chunky frothy head. Moderately cloudy after swirling the last little bit around to kick up some sludge. It smells like coriander, bitter orange peel, cardboard, yeast, and pale malt. It is light and refreshing with a mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Slight clove with a hint of lemon. Crispy from the carbonation and light hopping. Overall a great beer to serve cold on a swamp ass of a day as this in Rochester, NY.

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Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
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