Review - Flying Dog Brewery's Woody Creek White
"The newest edition to our Seasonal Series and our tribute to the town we consider to be "Gonzo Ground Zero" ... Woody Creek White is a traditional Belgian-style Wit Beer, brewed with unique ingredients like orange peel and coriander, resulting in a refreshing and slightly citrus flavor, perfect for the "Dog Days of Summer." -- Flying Dog Brewery
The special gift from Flying Dog's Stephanie Kerchner pours a cloudy light yellow hue into our tasting glasses, leaving a thin, fizzy white head with a mashed banana, dirty-yellow like color as it settles, with the head almost completely disappearing and leaving very faint lacing behind. It carries the appearance of pineapple juice out of the can. The aroma is full of spices with the coriander being detected very easily, along with lemony citrus hop notes, but we're not getting as much banana as we expected. Perhaps a Belgian yeast was not used, although that's unlikely as we'd imagine Flying Dog would stay true to the style. The initial taste provides a slightly sour tinge with nice active carbonation that tingles the tongue, and the finish reveals tasty sweet banana notes. Light bodied, it has gentle carbonation with a watery texture that leaves us with a slightly sour tinge.
Reviewed on August 9th, 2007.