Weeping Willow Wit - Mother Earth Brewing

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Reviews: 64
Hads: 258
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really just a fantastic new brewer to hit the scene. Nothing you try from them will ever disappoint and this was no exception. The pour was wonderful, rich light amber in color with a thin film of white that covered the top and coated the sides of the glass with a light sheen of white.

Aroma is light citrus notes, hints of grass and grain and a nice light bready tone that set it apart. As the first waves of flavor crashed over the palate the first thing you notice is the lovely fresh, clean and crisp taste that it exudes. Really just so clean and light on a hot day. Nice touches of grain lead the charge with a light underbelly of nice and crisp lemon notes as well as a touch of light herbals and grass.

Overall a really nice version of the style and taken as a whole a wonderfully session able beer. I would be hard pressed to find something as clean as this to drink. (879 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)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce single from Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. The first digits on the 'Brewed On' date are smudged, so, it's either from August (08) or all the way back in March (03).

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, flaxen-hued body with just oven an inch of sturdy, whitish foam.

Smell: Soft aroma of wheat berries with welcome notes of wildflower honey, savory spice, and fresh orange peelings.

Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly tangy, honey-hinting wheat malt, maybe some pils malt in the mix as well, given a slight yeasty dough character. The sweetness is complimented by a spicy whole coriander taste and a zip of zesty orange peel. A bit more citrus and fluffed wheat for the easy-going finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: I enjoyed it. Tasty and refreshing all the way down to the final sip. (840 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 mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A wheaty wit with restrained spice.

Clear golden straw color. No cloudiness at all. Flowery flavors. They don't overdo the spice, so it's not the big orange crush. Lavender comes to mind, and lemon grass. Just a nice spicy fruitiness. Light, refreshing, but with enough malt to be more substantial on the tongue. Wheat flavor comes through after it warms a bit. Mellow and clean. Hops don't make much of an appearance.

Not much excitement at first sip, but it's really a very drinkable and pleasant beer. Label says bottled 01-12-11. (536 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 mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my DFH signature glass. Pours a cloudy straw/yellow color with a bright white head, about one finger in height. Spotty white lacing.

S: Light wheat aroma and orange peel, some grass and some light spices.

T: The spices come through stronger on the flavor profile than the aroma. There is a nice coriander/pepper flavor as well as some orange, orange peel, and a light bready malt profile.

M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation.

O: Quite enjoyable and extremely easy drinking. A nice lighter beer that is refreshing and a great warm weather beer. (579 characters)

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 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. (1,676 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 tempest
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at North Banks Restaurant in Corolla, NC. This light and spicy beer went nicely with my shrimp and clams. It's a very standard American-made wit. It's a bit overspiced and there isn't much subtly. It's a simple, but tasty, beer that may not match its Belgian counterparts, but it worth trying at least once. (320 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 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 akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from Chip's. I like what I've had from Mother Earth thus far.

A: The witbier is hazy, a golden yellow color that could glow, I think, if it were filtered. The haze dulls the beer out a bit. Three fingers of stark white head slowly oozed over the side of my glass and left plenty of lace behind.

S: The nose is full of tart wheat aromas, sweet coriander and orange peel. A full dose of strong scents that makes me anticipate the first sip.

T: A well-spiced witbier. The coriander grabs hold and the ale never shakes that flavor. Sweet citrusy orange follows with as strong a flavor as the coriander. These two flavors, in tandem, are strong and lasting, leaving a dryness in my mouth that instinctively requires another sip. Peppery flavors come through in the finish, along with the wheat tartness. The bittersweet orange peel flavors also come through in the finish.

M: A very refreshing witbier. The spices are turned up to 11, controlling the ale's destiny until late in the finish when the wheat and orange peel return. Nicely down.

D: The best beer of the lot so far. A citrusy blast of fresh pepper that is quite good. (1,144 characters)

Photo of AlexFields
2.77/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

5.6/10 (637 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 THECPJ
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks goes out to deadterry for giving me a bottle.

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head

smell: wheat, orange citrus, spices coriander

taste: bitter orange with some coriander spice, wheat

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this is a very nice representation of a witbier, very refreshing and crisp.

Cheers,
the CPJ (380 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 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 clayrock81
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a decent head but died way too quick on top of an orangish body. A decent citric ho smell with hints of pepper and spice but everything in the aroma is real mellow. A little bit of a yeasty wheat twang for a touch of sweet stickiness and has minor citric notes and a touch of hop bitterness. The spices are sharpt but offbalanced and overpower the fruit and sweet flavors and the backbite is just too strong for me to really enjoy. A decent American wit but not too much in the body and an unpleasant finish. (515 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 cosmicevan
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (627 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 blackie
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: allagash wit glass, finger width bone-white head tops a hazy golden ale, good retention

s: standard wheaty body provides a nice foundation, coriander and orange peel give a mild contribution, lightly hopped

m: carbonation in the light-medium range, lighter bodied, smooth

t: clean body loaded with wheat, nice orange peel and coriander add interest while retaining subtlety, papery hops with a mild bitterness, good finish, pretty straightforward but nice

d: no problems here - would be boring but I think the subtle spice saves it

single from Sam's, Durham (565 characters)

Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with no head and no lacing. It is not completely flat but nothing formed during the pour. I like the aroma of wheat, honey, and orange zest. There is also some spice notes of coriander. The flavor is out of the ordinary for a witbier. It has a slight fruit tartness that I find the most interesting. Other flavors of orange, honey, and corriander in a spicy finish. The malt adds some breadiness. The mouthfeel suffers from the very low carbonation. With proper carbonation this would be a really good beer. The potential is there. (549 characters)

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