1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Weeping Willow Wit - Mother Earth Brewing

Weeping Willow WitWeeping Willow Wit

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

168 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 168
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 168 | Reviews: 60 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Bottled On: 12 10 13.

A- Pours a clean (a bit too clean for a wit) light golden color with a 1/2 inch fizzy white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Tame wheat smell with a bit of yeast backing it up. Slightly floral with a small note of banana.

T- Taste is a bit more rich than the aroma with the wheat and yeast bringing more solid banana and bubble gum notes. Easy drinking but with a decent amount of flavor.

M- Slightly milky with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Not bad if you're out in the sun or in a social setting which calls for a sessionable beer. If this was the only craft option at a restaurant or bar, I would revisit it. Otherwise, there are certainly better wits out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:13:09 | More by Immortale25
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of golden yellow highlights and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall sudsy white head that rather quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thickness medium bubbles, a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat, citrus (lemon and orange peel), and some lighter notes of spices (maybe coriander). There is also a light to moderate amount of fruitiness and yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat with some lighter notes of spices (coriander). There are light to moderate flavors of lemon citrus and orange peel with a light amount of fruitiness (maybe apple). The yeast gives a flavor to the beer that is not dissimilar to that of paste (the kind that you used in elementary school and some kids were always eating).

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer was super easy to drink with the light body and the refreshing flavors - definitely sessionable. This is a very enjoyable offering from a newer brewery to the NC scene (and one of the few in Eastern NC).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 00:07:26 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of jlindros


3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for this one.

Light fizzy head covering, no real lacing, hazy orange wheat colored.

Nose is light, light spices and citrus, little creamy malt, little dry wit like.

Taste lots of citrus, little creamy malt and some wheat, light spices with hint of coriander and clove like, orange peel and light bitterness. Finish is dry but light and airy with light sweetness, little bitterness orange peel and spices.

Mouth is lighter bodied little carb.

Overall meh, not a huge wit fan and this is not the best representation and is very light even for a wit.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 11:50:31 | More by jlindros
Photo of fastrodney

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Glass bottle poured into my trusty Sam glass.

A: Light copper. Thin head dissipated quickly.

S: Perfume-like. Light, fresh floral scent.

T: Light wheat. A floral sweetness. Floral hops compliment in a transparent blend.

M: Thin to medium thickness. Heavily carbonated.

O: Unusual. Extremely floral. Wheat and flowers are joined by well-paired hops and a honey-like sweetness. Honestly not sure what to make of this one - certainly unlike anything I've tasted before.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 13:29:50 | More by fastrodney
Photo of rudzud


3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for giving me one of these bottles after receiving a few too many. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy banana hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin white blanket and light lacing.

S - Nice aromas of earthy lemons and light yeast. I get a faint, faint alcohol almost ethanol aroma though on the finish.

T - Taste is nicely sweet, more of the good grainy wit characteristics. Light malts, soft lemon, perhaps a hair too sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, very, very drinkable and delicious. Incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer. Glad to try it.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 16:58:41 | More by rudzud
Photo of bubseymour


4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - 1 finger head and a cloudy pale orange/yellow hue

s - pleasant malt and lemon zest. Nothing too sweet or overpowering

t - very earthy and yeasty. Extremely well crafted and complex for the style. Very mild on hops and malts, floral notes and yeast prevail.

M - Very full bodied and butter for what is usually a watery style

O - This is a very well made Witbier. Highly recommend and will try to find again whenever possible.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 18:58:25 | More by bubseymour
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Wit, but definitely on the lighter, softer side. Pours a very cloudy straw color with a finely beaded pure white head that fades a tad too quickly. Smells of lemon and some light grain- fairly subdued in both accounts. Also quite lemony, with some coriander building to the finish, but a very light body that makes things a bit....watery. The flavors are refreshing, but in addition to it being a bit thin, it also lacks a snap on the finish, instead going in the direction of a gentle creaminess. I'd prefer more of a zing here to heighten the quenching notes that are so nice in a world class Wit. I like the lemon-centric nature of this beer- add a little crispness and you have a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 20:24:34 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of BeerFMAndy


3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip with sediment.
Bottled on 030812 clearly printed on label.

Thanks for another NC brew Onenote81!

A - Cloudy golden yellow in color, the beer starts sweating up the glass rather fast in this hot temperature. A dense white head froths up and sinks slowly but leaves little lace stuck in it's wake.

S - Bright and earthy, Weeping Willow Wit features some really inviting traits! Lemon citrus and coriander spice overlap the subtle wheat aroma. Pale malt provides a good base but, as soon as I swirl this beer, I begin smelling grilled beer brats. A great smell in general, but not in a witbier. It's otherwise very good.

T - Very sweet pilsner malt is striking and goes unbalanced, but it works in this beer; it's not too cloying. The softness of the wheat follows the malt abruptly as the beer shifts to orange citrus and coriander spice notes.

M - Weeping Willow Wit is very soft and smooth on the palate, virtually creamy, with tiny carbonation bubbles that feel more like it's nitro-fed! Medium-bodied and refreshing, it's an easy drinking beer that definitely leans to the sweeter side, lightly balanced by citrus and spice on the finish.

O - Besides the alarming aroma of brats in the nose, Weeping Willow Wit is a very pleasurable witbier that blazes it's own trail with a unique sweetness rather than staying on the beaten path.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:39:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of joshpuck

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours and smells like a normal witbier, but tastes watered down. So if you really really like the coriander/lemon/orange hoppy taste this might be a let down but if you are like me (and probably a lot of beer drinkers) and don't like to be overwhelmed with hops; it's pretty nice. Easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 23:05:12 | More by joshpuck
Photo of SLeffler27

New York

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presents crystal clear gold with columns of big, carbonated bubbles. A slight, almost non-existent head produces minimal lacing. Mother Earth does have nice label art.

The aroma is faint and difficult to detect. However, grainy wheat can be found similar to white bread.

The first sip was off-putting. However, the second and following sips were dramatically better. Opens with an odd, grainy flavor of wet bread. Light lemon with nutmeg. There seems to be no hop presence and no finish. This is a crisp and clean, albeit odd tasting beer.

Medium body and a little chewy with modest carbonation and no alcohol.

Again, while the first sip was off-putting, each successive sip improved. Worth trying again in warmer weather.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:45:12 | More by SLeffler27
Photo of doucmehu


2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Extra from Jpvw, thank you.

A: Pours a murky pale straw color with a minimal stark white bubbly head that quickly dissipates, leaving it look fairly flat and old.

S: Bright and inviting, like a good Witbier should be. Lots of sharp citrus mixed with soft wheat, and a hint of peppery spice.

T: Some of the lemon citrus is present, blanketed by that soft, mildly yeasty wheat bread you would expect. The fruity flavors are a bit stronger than expected, but not unnatural in any way.

M: Despite the pitiful look of this in the glass, there is a fair amount of prickly carbonation and some smooth creaminess as well. Pretty much no bitterness or alcohol bite.

O: This is a solid, everyday Wit that I would be happy to drink if offered. A bit brighter and less "wheaty" than others in the style make it quite approachable to non-craft drinkers as well.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:24:49 | More by doucmehu
Photo of DIM


3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a: This was a cloudy golden wheat color. It poured with a small, lightly sticky head.

s: Fresh, zesty citrus plus hints of pepper and coriander.

t: All the elements of a good wit are here, it just comes across as a bit weak. Muted, earthy citrus up front with mild spice at the end.

m: Light and spritzy.

o: Nothing off, just a little bland.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 21:03:03 | More by DIM
Photo of Cyberkedi


4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong and surprisingly fruity, having components of sour apple and orange. It pours a rather nice somewhat hazy amber with a decent white head. I noticed a few goobers floating around, but they were not off-putting. Flavor is sublime - wheaty and yeasty with an overtone of honey and good fruity notes, mainly sour orange with hints of apple and lemon, and as I continue to drink, herbal and clove tones - very tasty. Texture is smooth but only slightly fizzy, leaving a slightly sweet fruity finish. A good drink to enjoy in winter, this brings a little sunshine into a cold, cloudy day - and as I drink this, the weather is dreary, cold and wet.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 21:39:02 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow with half an inch of thick, creamy head that has good retention. The nose is very yeasty with some lemony aromas. The taste is smooth with lemon, yeast, coriander up front and heavy orange notes in the finish. It's a little sweet. It's lightly carbonated and light bodied.

This is an easy drinking, light, summery beer. It's brewed to style though a little heavy on the orange zest. As far as witbiers go, I would get this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 22:05:37 | More by tdm168
Photo of syrupjoe


4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw color with one finger white head.

Nose is wheaty, peppery, lemony, and with a hint of coriander.

Taste is sweet like honey, with strong coriander and citrus flavors.

Moderate carbonation (could be higher for the style), full-bodied and well rounded. Lingering sweetness that doesn't detract from beer.

Overall a very pleasant beer. Great nose and flavor. Significant flavor profile while still being very light and drinkable. Will seek out in the future!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:40:50 | More by syrupjoe
Photo of Jimmys


3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy dull yellow. straw yellow. head isnt too impressive. some lacing/retention.

S: the citrus is subtle but very present. a significant toast as well. i would say slightly more on the malt dominate side.

T: grapefruit and cantaloupe. mixed w/ a mild biscuit flavor. finishes with a zest of citrus.

M: very light carbonation on a light body. too light of carbonation.

D: very tasty brew overall. the fruit is light and balances well with the malt. my biggest complaint is the weak level of carbonation. i like my wits fizzy.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 01:22:54 | More by Jimmys
Photo of womencantsail


4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks again for sharing, Bobby.

A: The pour is a hazy light yellow/straw color with just a small white head.

S: Starts off with a very bright citrus and citrus peel aroma. There is a lot of wheat and some light spices, which is pretty much how I like my witbiers. It's very fruity, which is sort of surprising. And of course, there's a bit of yeast.

T: The flavor is also very fruity, which you don't normally expect for a witbier, but I think it's great. Heavy on the citrus with only mild spices. Lots of wheat bread and sweet malts with a touch of yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: This was very light and refreshing and had very nice aromas and flavors. One of the best witbiers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 05:00:36 | More by womencantsail
Photo of DeltaGolfSierra


3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a very light gold or straw. A down-the-center pour gives very little head, and what little there is disappears within a minute. The smell was nice with lemon and coriander. The taste was good too, with lemon and orange peel flavors being most noticeable, along with a bit of bubble gum-like sweetness that's reminiscent of a hefeweizen. Nothing special going on with the mouthfeel, though it seemed high in carbonation. An enjoyable wit.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 03:59:07 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
Photo of dedrinker


4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey wow, tastes like apple jacks!!! Well after you factor in the typical bitter orange peel and coriander that is.

Beautiful hazy light golden/ straw color with a white rocky two finger head.

You smell those classic wit beer aromas, but without any over powering noxema notes (probably from folks putting too much spice in).

This one has a slighlty sweeter finish - a certain ripe juiciness that is pretty nice as opposed to the slighty sour bite of others. But there is still a tad of sour citrus on the finish, which is good - can't have my wit beer get cloying.

If your under 27, you should make love on a NC beach after drinking a few of these. Don't let me see you you though, because I'll kick sand on yer privates.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 22:13:09 | More by dedrinker
Photo of mralphabet


4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured 2/3 bottle... Clear golden straw colored good fingers worth of head.... Swirled bottle and poured remaining 1/3.. Bring on the hazy.... Finished look is golden and hazy.. good head that settles to a ring with good lacing. Good looking wit.

S: All the normal wit stuff is here... first the wheat malt then hits of citrus (orange and lemon pretty strong) then I'm getting some clove and coriander.

T: Good wheat malt up front, mid palate is filled with orange peel and spices... Finish is clean with a little malt sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied, crisp and clean.

D: Pretty good little wit here... pretty much hits everything you want in a wit... AVB is good, makes for a good session beer on a hot summer day.

Picked this one up while in NC.... not available here in VA... Wish it was..

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 17:50:50 | More by mralphabet
Photo of garuda


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, best by date printed on label

A - Bright gold, nice and hazy, white head that has decent retention and laces well.

S/T - A little faint on the nose, with mostly lemongrass. Taste is stronger with yeast and lemongrass, finishing slightly bitter with orange peel.

M - Light body, high carbonation, light and creamy across the palate. Finishes clean and crisp.

O - Aromas and flavors aren't as bold as I prefer in a wit, but its good. Quenched my thirst on a hot beach day. I'd get it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 18:33:58 | More by garuda
Photo of AlexFields


2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours lemony yellow, pretty standard witbier color, but with a very small head which disappears quickly. That's very disappointing, I want a lot of head on a witbier.

Smells is textbook wit--wheat, coriander, lemon, orange, yeast.

Taste is similar but watered down. The flavor is mostly good but it's just too weak. There's also something a little buttery in the mouth which is off putting.

The mouthfeel is not good for the style, way undercarbonated and too smooth and buttery.

It seems like they were shooting for a really standard witbier here and something went wrong that killed the carbonation and weakened the flavor.


Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 13:38:45 | More by AlexFields
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

another one that i've held onto for far too long. thanks again mike for always hooking up the NC locals!

a - popped the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. nice soft transparent golden yellow. very thin bubbly head that fizzled away leaving a ring around the surface of the brew. sparse visible carbonation.

s - zesty...crisp. vanilla. coconut. coconut is actually rather up front and dominating. orange peel. somewhat unique.

t - not bad. all the usual suspects, but leads with orange. hop presence is very light.

m - soft subtle smooth. orange after feel.

o - overall decent. pretty orange heavy all around.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 03:19:51 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a pale straw yellow with golden highlights around the sides. incredibly clear which is strange for a wit. soft white head of foam which dissipates quickly leaving only a slight film on top.

S - soft bubblegum yeast and bold coriander dominate the nose. notes of bitter orange peel and spicy wheat round out the aroma.

T - fairly dry on the first sip. lots of spicy characteristics from the wheat, the coriander, and the orange zest. very mild hop bitterness for balance. long tangy finish.

M - light bodied, yet soft and creamy on the tongue. light yet bubbly carbonation.

O - very nice example of a witbier. definitly worth the try if you like a very spice forward wit.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 02:37:38 | More by Teleweizen2
Photo of ShanePB


3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, sent to me by jpmclaug. Poured into a pretty badass Allagash Cervoise glass, which Jason also sent to me. Thanks again!

A: Golden orange sunset looking body with a noticeable haze and cloudiness to it. A bubbly, carefree white head is atop that sticks around for a bit and recedes into the thinnest cap. A light lacing accompanies, sporadically clinging to the glass walls. I think Mother Earth sums it up quite well with the verbiage on the bottle - summer in a glass.

S: Immediately it's evident this nose is very coriander forward, as it seems to overwhelm a lot of the other flavors I can sense are trying to come through. Eventually it breaks, and a really nice yeasty spice note emerges. This is followed by a hint of clove and lemon pepper towards the end.

T: Coriander is once again dominant, but it brings along a spicy clove element instead of being one-dimensional like the nose was at first. There is some very faint citrus (I expected and wanted more), but overall the spices I generally feel should accent a Belgian Witbier flavor profile, seem to be the focus in this one.

M: Well this is quite wonderful - ample carbonation but it's on the lower side. The body is very creamy and smooth, a really nice switch to the usually higher carbonation.

My first sample of a Mother Earth beer was no disappointment. While I appreciate and think coriander and spice should have a definite role in the flavor profile, it hinders the beer by being the focus. I would have liked to see the citrus notes come out a bit more, even in the form of a bitter orange peel, rather than almost taking a complete backseat to the [should be] accentuating flavors.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 00:20:00 | More by ShanePB
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.