Woody Creek White | Flying Dog Brewery

Woody Creek WhiteWoody Creek White
708 Ratings
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 Gavage
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy pale yelloe color with a short 1/4" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: wheat, spice, and lemon zest is easily detectable and pleasant on the nose.

Taste: wheat, clove, pepper, hints of yeast, lemon zest, and a mild bitterness creates a nice flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short and the beer is nicely refreshing.

Drinkability: easy drinking beer which works well on a hot summer day. Worth a try.

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Photo of squirrelpirate
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Flying Dog Woody Creek White poured a cloudy straw color with a thick white head that quickly receded and left a little lacing down the glass. The aroma consists of heavy citrus and spicy notes (typical coriandre and orange peel), along with wheat notes and some esters.

The taste is very similar to the aroma. Heavily spiced with lemony and citrusy flavors. Dries out a little at the finish, leaving a sticky peppery taste on the tongue. I really enjoyed the balance, and it was more complex than I expected.

A medium mouthfeel and maybe a touch overcarbonated for my taste, but certainly refreshing.

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Photo of ThickestHead
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
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 ThaBobfather
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy golden/yellow color with a topping of white fluffy head.
Smell is well spiced with orange peel, some zest, and coriander followed through will solid wheat notes.
Taste again has the flavors of its smell, fruit rind, spices and zest mixed well in a chewy wheaty flavor.
Finish is a bit dirty, but its chewy thick body there is a very good zesty after-taste.
Drinks very well, but what wit at 4.8% doesn't? The wheat is flavorful and smooth.

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Photo of BeanBone
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A slightly hazy, golden-yellow body capped by a finger of whitish head that settles quickly and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: Floral orange peel and coriander over a wheat and pale malt base. Reminiscent of a Wit crossed with a Belgian Golden at times.

Taste: Citrus, spice, and some mild apricot notes over a pale and wheaty backbone. It's balanced well, but perhaps not the most complex brew on the shelves. The aftertaste is grainy, fruity, and lightly peppery.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with good carbonation and a drying finish.

Drinkability: Immanently drinkable and refreshing, as you'd hope for from a Summer seasonal.

Verdict: Woody Creek White is a tasty little brew that works well as Flying Dog's Summer refesher. A solid-enough American Witbier.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy straw yellow color. Poured a frothy 2 finger white head dissipating slowly to thick even skim. Decanted continually. Laced in thin rings.

S: Muted spices; allspice, corriander and more. Slightly sweet lemon/citrus.

T: Lightly sweet fruit well balanced with the spices; very nicely done. Crisp and clean bitter finish was very refreshing after lemony flavor.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and clean while being a bit fizzy; gave it a fresh lively feel.

D: I really liked it. Very easy to drink; nice and refreshing.

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

A: Pours a very murky golden straw color. Provides an ample white foam head that quickly dissipates.

S: Ample amounts of yeast, with very vague amounts of clove, coriander and citrus. Yeast is quite abundant.

T: A really nice balance between wheat, citrus and spice. Very tasty! None of the flavors overpower the other.

M: Leave a grainy coat on the tongue. Very light with an abundance of carbonation.

D: A really nice and inviting witbier. An excellent selection on hot humid days!

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Photo of biggred1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale brass with a creamy pock marked white head that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. The nose is true to the style, coriander spice, wheat and orange peel. Tart and dry fruitiness up front with an underlying sweet soft banana flavor and plenty of spice. Full bodied and creamy with seltzery carbonation. A nice wit.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy of one of the Beautiful Bride's colleagues who brought this stuff to a cookout a couple of weeks back. Into a Mason jar it goes...

Nice chunky meringue-like head. About 2 fingers at first, dissipating down to 1. Fair amount of yeasties/floaties in there amongst the grapefruit/pineapple-colored body. Visible quick carbonation.

Good yeast electricity...nice sourdough tones. Lots of coriander...a little ginger maybe. Slightly heavy for style with a decent level of hoppiness (can't place the variety at the moment - mix of Saaz and Styrian Goldings?).

Taste is a bit on the salty side. Sure, there's decent spice and a little bit of hoppiness but not too much else. OK for style but overall it's lacking a bit.

Palate feel is OK but equally salty alongside the flavor profile. Doesn't deliver the desired result - a calm but fuller-bodied and spritely spiciness that I expect from a Wit.

It's one of those beers that's best suited for drinking and less suited for thinking. As soon as I wrote down my thoughts I didn't like it as much. As Crash Davis told Nuke LaLoosh in Bull Durham, "Don't think...you can only hurt the ballclub."

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a cloudy golden color with tons of rising carbonation. The white head was thin and retained as a layer leaving decent lacing. The aroma was of Belgian yeast, coriander, sweet malt and a hint of dough. The flavors were well balanced and totally on point for the style with the sweet malt and hints of cookie dough up front followed by the floral hops in the middle and the Belgian yeast at the end. The finish was a little yeast-y for me, but I appreciated the flavor arc and distinct notes within. The mouthfeel was good but a little oily, the body medium and the carbonation just touch high. Solid, but not outstanding per se.

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Photo of ProfessorCJ
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured it from a bottle into a chilled belgium style tulip glass.
A-lemony yellow, uniformly turbid beer with a finger of white foam that dissipated rather quickly. It did leave a nice white ring that remained until the bottle of the glass.
S-Pleasant spicy smell that hints at allspice, lemon and maybe cloves.
T-lemony taste with that sharp quirky aftertaste that I find in many belgium style beers.
M-coats the pallet and has about the right carbonation for drinking on a hot August on the Gulf Coast.
D-I don't have any problems with drinking this, I'm kind of bummed that it is only a seasonal offering.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head. Head retention is pretty good despite the smallish head. However, this was served to me in a pint glass, and if I poured it myself into a big tulip glass or some similar vessel, I feel that the head would probably be quite a bit more massive.

S - Mellow spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and coriander. This smells like lemon custard with some added spice. nice.

T - Big time authentic witbier flavor profile! This is well rounded, and does just about everything right without any one overriding characteristic. Some wits are overly lemony or way to spicy, but this one is an excellent balance of both aspects of the style.

M - Medium bodied and fluffy feeling on the tongue. A good amount of carbonation keeps this one lively and fresh.

D - This is an excellent summer brew with a killer drinkablility factor!

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
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 Tolnik
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
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 theBubba
2.4/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Had two. The first poured flat and I was surprisingly disappointed. This style usually exhibits a nice clean, generous white head. Added a slice of orange to the second, and lo and behold, a nice head and lace that lasted.

Sadly the orange helped the head, but little else. This Witbier was flat, and had a nasty lingering bitterness after each swallow. I typically like everything Flying Dog has to offer, but I'll pass on this one. Their "In Heat Wheat" is a much friendlier Witbier.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3.5-4 appropriately pale and cloudy. nice looking head that persists pretty well. some chunks (almost shards) floating around and sinking to the bottom. a bit of lace.
4 mild esters, wheat. pretty close to a hefe nose at first, but as it warms the coriander comes out.
4 taste is between a wit, a hefe, and an american wheat. some coriander and biterness in the finish.
4 brisk carbonation and light/light/med body make for quite the quencher
3.5-4 (now overall) started a bit german but ended belgian. a nice summer ale from flying dog.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle in snifter.

Pours a nice slightly cloudy golden color with no head. Very sharp carbonation, a little too much. Very Belgian flavor, with some coriander and other spices to taste. It's a pretty a decent Belgian but it might be better bottle conditioned. I'd look elsewhere for better light belgians.

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Photo of shrxxm216
4.33/5  rDev +18%
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 indiapaleale
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woody Creek Wit pours a nice, clean, straw color with a decent amount of white fluffy head. The head slowly fades but leaves a perfect ring thats nice to look at.

This is a very aromatic beer, full of those spices that tend to be par for the course when it comes to Belgian wits. The coriander and yeasty smells really stand out with this beer as well as a bit clove. There are some sweet fruit smells that come along for the ride as well.

First sip is a satisfying one. Very spicy but refreshing, there are clove and sweet banana flavors along with a bit of the coriander and a very juicy finish. This is a great beer for a hot day or an warm evening around a bonfire.

Very good beer and really hitting the spot right now.

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Photo of BirdFlu
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
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 civilizedpsycho
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into mug.

Appearance: A nice golden cloudy look with quite a bit of carbonation; leaving a nice head.

Smell: The first thing one smells is the wheat which masks a slight hint of citrus and maybe coriander or clove.

Taste: One can notice the citrus, but it's not overpowering as it is in some other witbiers. It's very smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: I found the body to be a little weaker than the carbonation would suggest, but still had some texture to it from the yeast.

Drinkability: A very good beer. Something that would be perfect for summer, or whenever.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grapefruit yellow in color and cloudy with a white head that's visible for moments before turning into a spits worth of suds clinging to one side of the glass.

The yeast smell is the first thing to hit my nose. The scents of coriander and orange peel follow and are robed with wheat and grain.

The flavor is quite nice. Gritty wheat with a nice balance of spices. Sweet orange peel mixes with a light haze of ginger and coriander.

Soft and delicate on the mouth despite a crackle of carbonation on your taste buds. The finish is slightly dry and almost to a chalky stage but maintains with a floral after taste. This beer is quite refreshing especially during those hot summer days.

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Photo of cdizinno
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy tan with minimal tan head and medium lacing.

S: Mild scent of coriander and orange peel.

T&M: Light/medium bodied with heavier carbonation. Citrus and coriander with dry twang and slightly bitter aftertaste.

Very good compared to most American-brewed Belgian White Ales. Comparable to its Belgian counterparts.

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Photo of gobias
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
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 snaotheus
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy, white on the edges and pale yellow down the center. Strong carbonation, thin pale foamy head, little or no lacing. Smells fruity and sweet, mostly citrus and a little bit of clove.

Taste is very citrus-sweet with a little clove aftertaste and a little lagery hint. Sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is very light and tingly. The strong carbonation makes it feel very refreshing.

Pretty drinkable beer. I think it's good on a hot summer day.

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