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Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery

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Woody Creek WhiteWoody Creek White

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rowew on 05-26-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 708 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at the Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA

Golden-yellow in color, hazy, with a small layer of white head. Bready aroma, spicy, with obvious citrus notes. Taste was bready and yeasty, with lemon and orange peel, peppery spice, some banana esters coming through. Pretty typical of the style all over. Light-medium body, and fairly drinkable, though not always what I'm in the mood for.

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Photo of Lauthaha
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a frosty mug.

Appearance: Beer has a tremendous, beautifully-pristine meringue-like head. It leaves ample lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Beer itself is a light and hazy golden color, as are most beers in this category.

Smell: Predominantly mellow wheat, with a touch of lemon flavor. At first sniff, it seemed a touch solvent, but the feeling faded with each successive attempt.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer is very mellow, with light carbonation which allows the flavor to settle in without much interference from the CO2. Lightly bready and crisp, with a lemon zest accent to the gentle grassiness. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some of that citrus as well, and mostly dry. The only thing I can say is that it might do well to have a touch more bubble-factor.

Overall: A very good witbier, in my opinion. I've had it at room temperature and cold, and in the former case, I noticed a touch more spice of some kind --- but it didn't diminish the flavor at all.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, pours a cloudy, straw color, with a tall, foamy white head that holds excellent retention. Nice aroma of wheat, Belgian yeast, coriander, faint nuttiness. The orange rind is more noticeable in the flavor, with wheat, coriander, yeast, and a bit nutty as well. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy. Overall, nice Belgian Wit.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of MsRif
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at The Farmhouse in Emmaus, PA. Poured a hazy straw yellow color. Minimal white head that left spotty lacing. Had an aroma of wheat, grain, light spices and citrus. Taste followed the nose completely. Very light and sessionable.

Light-bodied with good carbonation. Not bad, but one-dimensional and pretty boring. Recommended for a one time try...I've certainly had better wheat beers.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of secondtooth
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow, with a mountain of fine, white foam initially. Despite this, I get no hint of lace here. Maybe the bottle's a little older (no visible date).

Nose is spices, orange, and some wheat grains. Not bad.

Taste is crisp and sharp, with a spicy citrus vibe being most prominent. A light and easily-sessioned brew for fans of Blue Moon or Leffe. Very good.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with a compact white head. This beer retains its head far longer than one would expect. Overall, it looks a bit more convincing than most American-brewed witbiers.

S: Coriander, clove, and spice notes are immediately detectable on the nose, with cream, wheat, oatmeal, vanilla, and butter notes becoming more prominent as the beer warms.

T: Opens malty and grainy with notes of orange peel, minerals, cream, vanilla, coriander, clove, oatmeal, wheat, and butter. The spicing is obviously pretty heavy and proves that the initial impressions on the nose were correct. The finish is short, but polished, with creamy notes from the oats and buttery, mildly tart notes from the wheat mingling with the spice flavors. It's a nice effect.

M: Light-bodied, dry, and firm with active carbonation. It's very drinkable and would be welcome at just about any summer gathering.

O: In the end, this is an excellent witbier that can stand toe-to-toe with its Belgian counterparts. It's especially welcome if you enjoy your wits on the spicy side. If not, you may find it to be a little much.

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Photo of dstanmyer
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a bottle on a sun drenched 4th of July BBQ. Drank this beverage in a tasting with Ommegang Witte and Blue Moon. This beer was very close to Ommegang, exhibiting freshness and impressive quality. Yellow in appearance, Flying Dog succeeds again with this microbrew effort. Typical for a witbier though definitely as fresh as they come with citrus, banana, spices and other predictable flavors coming forth. Well done Flying Dog!

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Photo of JayS2629
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a thin white head that fades fast into a thin film. Leaves thin, soapy rings of lace.

Aroma is full of herbs and spices. Sweet malty aroma with somr fruity notes. Light citrus of orange zest, coriander, and lemon with some banana tones and clove notes.

A little overly spiced. Nice mix of citrus and clove with some banana notes. Light, zesty, and bright with some sweet malty and wheat balancing things out.

A little out of balance and overly spiced, but overall an easy, light, refreshing beer.

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Photo of KajII
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a large (3-4 finger) white rocky head that had decent retention and produced some good lacing.

The aroma was of straw like malts and a moldy yeast with hints of citrus (orange peel), wheat and some clove.

The taste was lightly acidic with a nice dose of wheat and a note of citrus in the beginning then became very yeasty with a bit of spiciness at the end. The flavor stuck around for an average amount of time after the swallow allowing for the spices and wheat to be fully appreciated by the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just a bit heavier than light in body and was watery at first then mildly dry at the finish in texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a very drinkable Witbier with a nice strong residual wheat flavor.

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Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, vintage A11.

This pours a hazy light yellow / straw color with a nice very large white foamy head. The smell is of herbs and spices, clove and coriander with a malty wheat. The feel is medium. The taste is okay, there are the spices, the clove and coriander along with a sweet malty flavor.

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Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow with amazing white head that stays through out the whole glass.

The smell is very strong of lots of herbs.

The taste is a little one sided here leaning towards the spices used. I tend to like my Wits with a little more orange and malt backbone to balance.

Over all a good beer but not the best in the style. It is possibly the best looking Wit I have ever had though.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: A very hazy golden yellow with lots of rising bubbles and some sediment floating around. Solid two finger white head with a light amount of lacing.

Smell: Sweet pale malts, wheat, Belgian yeast, banana, orange peel, lemon, and some coriander spice. Spices and fruit are fairly subdued with the wheat and grains standing out.

Taste: Starts out with a mixture of wheat and pale malts with some Belgian yeast. A fruity mix of orange, lemon, and banana follows. Coriander is really present in the finish and lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very smooth and somewhat tangy.

Overall: A fairly good version of a wheat beer. Could of been a little more assertive with the flavors but whats there is pretty good. Very good use of coriander.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Woody Creek White pours out a yellow color, with a very large white pillowy head. Lot's of lacing It is pretty cloudy, but if you hold it up to the light you can tell how active the carbonation is. The nose has coriander, and a bit of citrus, but is mainly comprised of wheat notes. The taste starts off with wheat grains, has some lemon zest, a bit of orange peel, some spicy coriander, maybe a bit of pepper spice as well. The Belgian yeast adds some fruit tones, and there is just a hint of floral hops. It is a light bodied beer that is pretty active on the tongue from the carbonation.

Overall though, Woody Creek White just comes up a little short. It seems like the brewers at Flying Dog were on the right track, but they just didn't follow through all the way, and the resulting beer is a little thin.

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Photo of CHickman
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow color with a 1 finger white head that left good lacing sticking to the glass.

Smells of clove, banana, malt, lemon, yeast, light caramel, orange peel, coriander, grains and wheat; the yeast funk and citrus notes dominate the nose, which is on par with this style.

Tastes of lemon, yeast, orange peel, coriander, sweet malt, cinnamon, caramel, grains, light clove, hay, grass and the metallic funk at the end from the yeast; very light, crisp and tasty.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with light carbonation, a medium body and a semi dry finish that's funky.

Overall it was pretty mellow and smooth, a good wit beer that's light, refreshing, and very easy to drink.

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Photo of jayhawk73
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light yellow/orange color w/ a nice two finger white head. Decent carbonation, and good lacing. Very cloudy looking, w/o any streaks when held to the light.

S- Corriander, yeast, malt, spices, orange... Nice, but I'd like a little stronger nose to score higher.

T- I really like this, especially considering the style. I could drink this all day and not get sick of the taste. It's very pleasant, refreshing, and follows the nose pretty closely.

M- Fairly full bodied considering the style. Nice bite on the aftertaste, which lingers quite a bit. Not bad, but not up to the nose and taste.

O- Another solid brew by Flying Dog. I'd definitely pick this up to take to a summer party, or to offer craft and non-craft drinkers. It's not a standout, but recommended.

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Woody Creek White from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 708 ratings
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