Woody's Wheat | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Woody's WheatWoody's Wheat

Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by maxpower on 06-07-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 63
Photo of Minkybut
2.13/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was cloudy like a wheat beer should be. The color was like pee and the beer had absolutely no head. The beer had no lacing either. The smell of the beer was like pee and the taste an unpleasant sour. I will not buy again.

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Photo of FungusBrewer
2.14/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear and filtered with little or no head. Woody's Wheat tastes as most American style wheat ales; light and spritzy. No malt, no hops. No Banana, no cloves; it's empty. Sipping it leaves a very dry mouth-feel, similar to a cider. Calling it a hefeweizen is an insult to Bavaria. Disappointing--concerning Woody's is brewed in Black River Falls, WI.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow body with a thin white head.

Smell: Banana, cloves, and lemon in an altogether weak, musty aroma.

Taste: Stale soda crackers with just a scant bit of banana ester and a tiny dash of clove on the light, minerally finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty tame and umimpressive. A hefe-lite, if you will.

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.78/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Originally reviewed September 17, 2005. Bottle sampled at the Big Lake Brewfest. Beef aroma, seriously. Hazy orange, with a foamy head. Tasty, like fresh raw cattle. I know this sounds extremely peculiar, but there are certain notes of that grassy raw beef blood, however inappropriate it may be. Finish is tart, with some Granny Smith apples.

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Photo of ccs
2.81/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well, it had a head on the golden liquid I poured, but a few minutes later--it's gone. So sad. I picked this up in a mixed six and have to admit, I'm glad I decided to drink one--not sure if it's worth hauling back to Seattle with me. Not bad...just, unspectacular. Gorgeous golden color, not cloudy at all, it's a wheat, not a hefe. Smells bready, tastes malty. Just a not-really-notable beer. I wouldn't buy it again, but I'd drink it if I went somewhere and it was available at no (or little) charge. A little too carbonated, very sweet, not a remarkable taste.

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Photo of marcobrau
2.84/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Woody's Wheat is an golden ale that pours with a decent amount of carbonation briefly creating a loose pillar of foam that falls flat quite quickly. I make an extra effort to get the yeast out of the bottle, and the beer in my glass gets very cloudy -- almost turning the color of the beer from gold to amber. The aroma is pretty neutral, nothing really stands out, except maybe a bit malt and orange and maybe nutmeg. The flavor is crisp and "wheaty" with some caramel malt and a hint of tannin.The mouthfeel is prickly with carbonation which emphasizes the dry finish. I'm not impressed with this one. It's pretty drinkable stuff, but the mouthfeel seems too thin and watery.There are much better wheats out there that I would drink again before having another Woody's Wheat.

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Photo of WJVII
2.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass this beer was golden colored with almost zero head, but noticeable carbonation bubbles rising continuously from the bottom of the glass. The smell is very heavy in the malt spectrum, not really what I was expecting in a wheat brew. There was more of a clear color and not much of a sweet or spicy nose like most wheat brews I have come across. The taste was that close to a lager. There was a slight hop bitter after taste. Not sure what I think about this brew. It isn't bad, but I don't know if it fits the category?

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Photo of Wisconsin
2.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Wow, where the head go on this beer? I poured this into a bottle, blinked twice and the head was gone. Now I am left with a brown hazy beer with no head. To me, it looks like apple cider as there was not even a lace.

S - There is very faint cloves, cinnamon and coriander smells. These are extremely faint though.

T - Again, like a typical hefe, except the flavor is rather faint. The banana, coriander and other components are there but they are very faint.

M - The faint flavors hit your mouth initially but then the beer is somewhat watered down. Its not as full flavored as other hefe's.

D - This beer is easy to drink but is a pretty suspect hefe. There are many others in the state that top this one.

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Photo of Dotcubed
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

looks nice out of the bottle. A bit lite on the lace. Needs some carbonation. The lable is date less, so I have no idea how old it is.

Smells much like over ripe bananas and allspice. I usually like wheat beers but this one falls a bit short. It's sharp on my palet. Dull flavors, dusty. Lingers with a light sour twang that I found enjoyable but un-balanced.

I like the style, but I think this bottle was too old.
Nice sedament on the bottom.

I would definately try the other styles available from the brewery.
I think this was much better when it came off the line.

A hot summer day and a jucy medium-medium rare hamburger pares well with this one.

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Photo of armock
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a hazy golden color with a white head that fades quickly to a ring

S - Is of spied wheat malt

T - Unexciting its close to what a hefe should be but its lacking theres clove flavor but thats where it ends

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - This isn't a bad beer just not an exciting hefe to me its refreshing with and average taste for an American version of a hefe though

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Photo of Jwale73
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer #3 from my FSRI care package. Served in my MH Circus Boy weizen glass. Poured a hazy, semi-translucent honey-gold with audible effervescence and copious tiny bubbles that adhered to the sides of the glass and percolated to the cap. Three quarter inch off-white head dissipated within seconds; zero lacing present during the session. Nose was somewhat skunky out of the bottle; however, in the glass I picked up lots of bubblegum and banana. Flavor was primarily wheat, grain and biscuity. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and very lively and a bit watery. Fair drinkability, but closer to a slightly flavored macro than a hefeweizen.

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Photo of birchstick
3.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - hazy yellow with a pretty small head

S - smells of wheat and a little bit of lemon

T - taste follows the nose. Tastes of wheat and a hint of lemon and a tad bit of bubblegum. True to the style.

MF - smooth, full, and well-carbonated

D - this was an okay wheat beer. Pretty simple taste, kept to the wheat / yeast taste and didn't deviate from it. Easy to drink but not the most interesting beer, which works for this beer.

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Photo of stouty1
3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow with no yeast floating around. A fluffy white head that laced quite well for being poured into a pint glass. Smelled of bananas, wheat, and spices.

Taste is very bland witha a lot of carbonation. Almost as if the message they were trying to get across is we like head. Hey, who doesn't, but they need to experiment with how to rpoduce it without leaving you like you just swallowed too much Coke and it now burns your tongue.

I picked up a sixer of this and need to finish by Thursday (today is Tuesday) and I am thinking I may be unfortunately trying to smuggle into my suitcase to get it home.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Cloudy amber with a small finger of white head, this one lacks retention, but does show some nice lacing as I work my way through the pint. Not a bad looking beer my any means, but IMO a hefe should have a big prodigious head.

S - Mild citrus fruit, some mild donuts, and a good whiff of banana tinged donut. This is definitely "to style" and it does the hefe thing well. Notes of banana baby food and gazed donuts make this a good example of the style. This smells good!

T - Big dough flavors remind me of donuts, fresh bread, and the yeasty layer left at the bottom of the finest hefes by those who don't know how to swirl the good stuff into the mix. This one is on the banana/yeast end of the hefe spectrum, and that's how I like them!

M - Medium bodied with no shortage of carbonation, this one is neutral on the finish with a big time yeasty aftertaste.

D - A good representation of the style. This is tasty and highly representative of this German style. Definitely a good brew to session in the higher altitudes of this North American continent.

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Photo of maxpower
3.19/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a cloudy,dull dark yellow color with a small white head that quickly disappears, not much lacing either. Sweet clove and banana aromas, vanilla, lemon and banana flavors. Light to medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel, somewhat refreshing.

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Photo of drizzam
3.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation - 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Pored into a pint glass.

A - Opaque copper/orange...the head started out less than 1 finger and quickly dissipated to almost nothing. What little head there was left a minute trace of lacing down the inside of the glass.

S - A faint smell of clove, banana and coriander...the usual scents expected from a wheat beer, but very faint.

T & M - Very light on the palate with a fair amount of carbonation. This seems to me to be a weaker version of most of the Hefe's I've drank. Still good though...making it maybe a little better as a session brew. The typical banana and clove tastes expected from this brewing style.

D - High drinkability, but still not what I expected from this style of beer. I don't know what the ABV is but would expect it to be around 5%. I could buy this again, but just don't expect it to be in the same line as a Paulaner.

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Photo of mcowgill
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy pale yellow with minimal head that dissipates quickly leaving a small ring.

S - Cloves, banana, lemon. Nice zesty aroma here.

T - A bit weak for my tastes but certainly not bad. Lemon and cloves are up front. A tiny bit of a metallic afertaste.

M - Medium body with ample carbonation

D - I could see this hitting the spot after mowing the lawn in the summer but winter in New England isn't quite doing it for me.

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Photo of Soozy
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

An extreme head, way overcarbonated and left to a thin ring. Dark gold in color. Lots of spice in the smell, some orange zest, some cloves, really good. A thin beer, it's a bit watery with a heavy orange and clove taste. Fair drinkability.

The smell and flavor of this beer is great, but the mouthfeel really takes away from it. Good, but not great.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a weizen glass.

Medium straw with a heavy cloud. Violent carbonation.

Nose is of crystal malt and clove, honey and diacetyl.

Flavor is apple, tart green apple and tangy citrus.

If I didn't know any better I would swear this was a cider, its that much on the green apple side. There is a small amount of wheat and yeast flavor there.

Strange flavor profile for a wheat, very sweet.

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Photo of kimcgolf
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured from the bottle to a hazy golden orange, with small white head that dissipated quickly to little lacing. Nose was cookie dough and some wheat, though no spices as I would have expected. Mouthfeel was slightly thick and chewy, and the flavor was mostly wheat dough, again with no spice.

Not a bad beer on a hot summer day, just not great.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew pours a cloudy pale orange color. The head is one finger in height, and recedes rather quickly. The aroma is of bubblegum and cloves, and is rather strong. The taste, unfortunately, isn't as storng. There is some bubblegum, but mostly it is very neutral. The mouthfeel is spot on for a hefe, medium-light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent hefe, I guess. I like the aroma quite a bit, but the taste is a tad too light for my liking.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like a wheat beer, hearty with some yeasts. Nice layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. I stirred up the last little bit to get it out of the bottle into the glass to finish off a cloudy yellow orange pour. Taste is sweet & sour at the start with a tart finish. Mouthfeel is good, good body and a higher but just right carbonation for this brew. Very refreshing brew. Hits the style right on the mark. Hits the style right on the mark. Great drinakability.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.41/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. This beer has a hazy, dark yellow color with a large head. Grain aroma with a little fruit, but not much going on. The flavor is more interesting. Grainy wheat flavor with some orange and lemon. A little peppery spice. This does not taste like a hefe, but it's still pretty good. There is some off-flavor in the finish, but it's minor. Mouthfeel is medium. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of granger10
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit of a bright golden to orange color with a smaller tan head. Not too much lacing. Smell is strong and earthy with a touch of clove and lemon notes. Taste is weaker and more wheat dominant than anything else. Some lemon notes and a touch of hoppiness in the middle. Like the other Sand Creek beers I've tried there's a mineral water character that I personally don't really care for. Finish is a touch sweet with possibly some banana but it leaves quick. This was decent but it's lost b/w Hefe and American Wheat.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch white head which goes away very quickly. It smells like cloves, bananas and wheat/grain. It tastes the same way to me, except for a malty taste too. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, it's refreshing. The drinkability is good too. Overall, not too bad of a beer. I'd drink it again.

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Woody's Wheat from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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