Weeping Willow Wit - Mother Earth Brewing

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Weeping Willow WitWeeping Willow Wit

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 3
Gots: 41 | 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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Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 67
Photo of syrupjoe
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
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!

Photo of Jimmys
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of dedrinker
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Photo of mralphabet
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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..

Photo of garuda
3.79/5  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.

Photo of AlexFields
2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
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

Photo of cosmicevan
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of ShanePB
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Photo of jsanford
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Bottled on 5/11/11, so pretty fresh!

A - Pours a cloudy straw-yellow with a minimal white head that quickly dissipates, leaving only an active stream of bubbles.
S - Subdued aromas of crisp wheat, orange peel, and just a touch of spicy coriander.
T - Spot-on with the nose, subdued wheat malt, crisp orange peel, and a bit of coriander. Not too flavorful, but I could probably drink a lot of these on a hot day.
M - Crisp, with a thin body and moderate carbonation.
O - Obviously not the most complex beer on the shelves, but I could session a number of these while spending time outside. Not bad.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light lemony gold with a thin white head, retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells of fresh malts, orange zest, and hints of coriander.

Tastes slightly sweet from the orange and fresh malts, noticeable wheat character, very light, and a touch of yeasty flavor reflective of a Belgian strain.

Feels on the thin side with a tingle of carbonation.

Infinitely drinkable and thankfully not too weak on a flavor. A perfect session wit for a warm summer day. I've had better wits, but not many.

Photo of wedge
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ Raleigh Times

Cloudy yellow under a thin, fluffy white head. Tart, wheaty aroma with the requisite powdery sweet coriander notes and a bit of orange peel. Coriander spice and citrus flavor on a more-than-solid tangy wheat base. Slightly creamy, yet refreshing overall. A solid offering, as always, from Mother Earth.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
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

Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks ewight!

A: A very light pale yellow in color. Just slightly hazy, with a nice full pure white head.

S: Some bready smells as well as citrus peel. There is something just a little tart in here, and I think it is a bit of the yeast character that I am picking up. Perhaps a touch of fig or banana as well.

T: Notes of banana and clove right off the bat. Those fade into raisons and some berry notes. The end has a bit of a yeasty character, and a cracker like lightness throughout.

M: Medium in body with plenty of carbonation, it is almost just a touch creamy.

D: This would be rocking on a summer day bbq. A lot of great belgian characteristics in this guy.

Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Photo of ncvbc
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Straw golden, lively carbonation, billowy white head. Chunks of lacing down the glass. Lovely smell of lemon, orange, wheat, white pepper, grass, mint, and a touch of spice. Very subtle and delicate but complex. Spice comes through a bit more in the taste. Some coriander and orange again. Wheat. Hint of mint. A tad bitter. Lightly crisp in the middle but not a big finish. Mouthfeel lacks some carbonation, not as lively as you'd hope. Aside from that, I really enjoy this beer. Bring up the carbonation a couple notches and this one is a sure winner. As it stands, still a solid brew from Mother Earth.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An excellent beer from another great NC brewery.
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head and good lacing.
Smells of orange peel, wheat, and tasty malts.
Tastes of coriander, wheat, malts, oranges, and hints of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is well above average, is medium, with a good body and some carbonation.
Great drinkability, could well handle a 6'er at one time.
A great representation of its style.

Photo of tchenery
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a pint glass, this beer shows an extremely thin head from the start. It is a hazy yellow color and the head that is there is bright white.

I can pick up lemon zest, a slight pepper scent, and a white bread smell.

Woah, the taste is overwhelming. Very forward on the spices and fruit. It's almost too much. The flavor is spicy and sweet, with a mint-like heat to it. This must be the Belgian style influencing the brew. Personally I think it's a bit much, but it's unique and I like that.

The beer has a dry finish to it and a full mouthfeel. Very drinkable and would be excellent in the summertime.

Photo of craytonic
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Big snow white head. Pour is a golden-straw-yellow. More opaque than I expected.

Aroma: citrus and spice and everything nice, although the flavors are a bit sharp. Also some lemon grass and other herbs.

Taste: Very spicy for a wit, probably coriander and rose buds. Also some lemon grass, herbs, and other spices. Lots of lemon zest and wheat.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but a bit thin.

Drinkability: Goes down easy; I like the keg version much more.

Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.