Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery

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84
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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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into a Heady Topper pint.

1 Finger foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a semi-clear pale yellow. Lacing is spotty and sparse. Average.

Aroma is of coriander and other spices and lemon zest. Sweet. Moderately aromatic. Decent.

Opens sweet. Lemon zest, coriander, and other spices. Slight tartness contrasts nicely with the malt backbone. Some more lemon rind and a slight peppercorn bitterness in the finish with floral notes on the aftertaste. Pretty good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down clean and abrasive. Slight finish with a mellow, slightly lingering aftertaste. Really drinkable.

Not a standout but this witbier is solid for the style. I could see this as a go-to summer beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Woody Creek looks as though it were passed over with a highlighter; this pallid, anemic yellow looks almost neon to the light. Between the inherent cloudiness and the near total lack of visible carbonation, this beer actually looks an awful lot like Limoncello.

It's not just the beer's appearance that's bright - the addition of coriander and orange peel creates the aromatic equivalent of a New Year's fireworks display. Zesty and tangy scents leap out the glass with grasshopper-like spring, layering a bouquet that is already a complicated mix of fruity, savoury and grainy elements.

Witbiers are so easily, so casually enjoyed, yet, beneath the thoughtless consumption, lay a labyrinth of dynamic and contrasting flavours: chamomile-like herbalness, bitter but citrusy dried orange peel, the zesty spice of coriander and the sweet, biscuity, honeyed taste of oats and pale malt. For good measure, the finish is even tart!

The mouthfeel is awash in lemony, soapy oils to the extent that, while it does wonders to quench a strong thirst on a hot day, I can't help but think it might be good for exfoliating as well. Between the sweet, savoury, spicy, acidic and tart textures, the one thing conspicuously absent is bitterness (although, frankly, it's not needed).

All that needs to be said about Woody Creek has been laid out above. It's a neat looking, zestfully aromatic, ridiculously agreeable beer that's layered with a smorgasbord of tastes and textures. And given the price point, we can add "affordable" to that list of 'pros' too. As for the 'cons', my only one is that this was the only bottle in the house.

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