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Weeping Willow Wit - Mother Earth Brewing

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 266
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: atsprings on 11-08-2009

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Reviews: 64 | Hads: 266
Photo of stakem
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle I picked up at the brewery around this time last year and forgot about in my fridge. Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear yellow color with a white head.

The smell is herbal to grassy with mild sulfur and a sweetness almost like corn which is kinda peculiar.

The taste is also interesting with the previously mentioned corn-like sweetness contrasted by herbal to grassy bitterness and a slight mineral aspect. I think I did this beer a great disservice by forgetting it in my
fridge all these months.

It is light bodied, moderately carbonated and overall interesting and typical for a wit in an american way void of any yeastiness and spice. (668 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/18/15, poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Cloudy, fizzy, pale straw gold, with just a hint of lace to speak of.

S - Spices, bread, banana and clove, some pear.

T - Taste follows the nose, with a slightly peppery finish.

M - Medium to medium low carbonation, which is surprising based on the pour. Finishes somewhat clean, with a few moments of flavor linger-ation.

O - A tasty wit, been pleased with Mother Earth's efforts so far. (471 characters)

Photo of BeautyandtheBeerd
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in Episode 3 of Beauty and The Beerd.

Nice head on the pour. No off flavors, but nothing special to write home about either.
Not really the best choice for winter drinking, but I could see this being a refreshing choice on a sweltering day.

All in all, a not too complex and approachable witbier that shouldn't offend anyone. (336 characters)

Photo of claytri
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a delightful light gold, showing a bit of suspended material and a nice rising bit of bubbles with a thin white head and lacing. The aroma is faint but it's a nice blend of spices, malt, and yeasts: one can pick out coriander, citrus, flowers, and grasses. The taste has a nice wheat base with the spices running over the top. The feel is right on target, nice and smooth with a wet start, but then closing with a dry rush and hint of hops.

I was down in Surf City, and ran across this at the grocery store. So glad I decided to try a 6 pack of it. A very nice flavorful Wit, that has that light touch you so want in one. (637 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a stemmed vase, the beer is a hazy, opaque, yellow-maize coloring with a clingy, low-profile, white head. Nose of banana, clove, and citrus on a bready backbone. Smooth flavors of banana bread, citrus, nutmeg, and cinnamon on a light, smooth body. Very refreshing. The aftertaste is subtle lemon, banana, and spice blend into a smooth, clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable. (423 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (896 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
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). (1,284 characters)

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. (579 characters)

Photo of fastrodney
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (623 characters)

Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +12%
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. (434 characters)

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. (701 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from tap into a shaker. Poured a hazy plasma golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wheat, banana, earth, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wheat, banana, spice, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Nothing on this one really stood out to me if I am honest. The flavor and aroma on this one were definitely the highlight of this one, but I’m not sure if I would call it a highlight or not. All the right notes were there for the style, but that was about it. Went into this one really hoping to find something special, but was a little sad to find another typical witbier. Worth trying if you are a fan of the style though. (848 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (1,379 characters)

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 (294 characters)

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$2 pints at Brixx in Chapel Hill on Mondays. I think Ill have 3 new beers thank you.

Pour is a nice cloudy light yellow. Light white head floats on top.

Smell is a bit subdued, but everything is there. Nice does of Belgian yeast, with hints of coriander.

Subtle yeast and hints of spices. its all subtle and drinkable. Coriander tries to come in, but its all hard to notice. Well done guys. (393 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
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. (726 characters)

Photo of VaterRoss
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on-tap at Pandora's Pies

Appearance is a slightly hazy golden yellow, quite dark for the style, with a small white head the recedes to a skim. Smell is light funkiness and sweet, with some light lemony citrus notes. Taste is very fruity, with the light funk from the nose and some lemon and orange citrus notes. Where are the spices? Mouthfeel is light weight and dry.

I was not too impressed by this one as Mother Earth is usually an excellent brewery. Features too much funk and not enough spiciness to be a good wit. Still better than Blue Moon.

from notes: 1/31/12 (571 characters)

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. (853 characters)

Photo of DIM
3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
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. (345 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (657 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (457 characters)

Photo of syrupjoe
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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! (509 characters)

Photo of Jimmys
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (725 characters)

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Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.