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Wildflower Witbier - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

Wildflower WitbierWildflower Witbier

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BA SCORE
80
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.66%


Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 04-29-2005)
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Amalak

New York

2.14/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A. It has a straw yellow color with a few lines of bubbles coming up the sides and some in the middle. It is hazy, but semi-see-through. It has a limited bubbly white head with no real lacing.

S. It has a macro lager scent with some wheat.

T/M. It has a stale wheat taste. It feels a bit skunked. There's a metallic malt taste. It's very carbonated. I'd say it's light bodied.

O. This is just a macro attempt at a wheat beer, and it comes from a smaller brewing company. Not very impressed.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 00:07:23 | More by Amalak
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, white, soapy head. Soft, citrusy aroma. Turbid, straw color. Starts off surprisingly bitter, with a nice assortment of spices; orange and chamomile balanced off the clove of the yeast and the biscuity malt. Finish is slightly citric, lots of nice malt, and chamomile.

I really, really enjoy Chamomile, so this one is nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 02:40:03 | More by TheSSG
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with some light amounts of yeasty sediment near the bottom of the glass, light amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow and orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film with a couple of slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, lemon citrus, and coriander.

T: Starts out with moderate flavors of wheat, followed by some light to moderate amounts of lemon and orange citrus, and just a light amount of coriander spice. Slightly sweet with a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Like many of the beers in this style, there is a slight hint of paste to the flavor of this beer. This is an easy drinking and sessionable beer that is quite refreshing - would be a great summer beer for drinking outside in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 23:46:02 | More by dbrauneis
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Bung

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. A somewhat hazy gold pour, half a finger of white head. Sticks ok.

Aroma, grainy malt and hay. Minimal yeasty spice.

Taste, mild clove, camomile, nutmeg, yeast spice. Hay like wheat and lemon zest finish.

For such a small beer it is very mouth filling. Hearty medium wheaty body. Carbonation is almost creamy.

Even though they are local I don't drink much Natty Green because their stuff seems so generic. This is another un-offensive tasting brew, but the body is quite interesting. Glad I tried this.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 01:37:39 | More by Bung
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.48/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
4.5% ABV, 040017 on back label.

Thanks for another NC brew, Onenote81!

A - Strong carbonation billows from the glass' etching through the cloudy bright blonde beer to feed the well-formed and decently retained white head. Minimal lace remains on the glass.

S - Plush earthy esters rise gently through the soft wheat and grainy pale malt aroma to offer a brush of citrus zest and sprinkle of coriander spice, but the highlight is the unique chamomile floral fragrance of this inviting aroma.

T - Simple and rather direct, Wildflower Witbier keeps the base clean with soft wheat and pale malt while it's more subtle nuances overlap; light spice, a touch of floral notes, the beer's chamomile peeks out as well, and it finishes with just a slight citrus zest.

M - Oats and wheat both play a pivotal role in the mouthfeel, making Wildflower Witbier very creamy and smooth on the palate. Full-feeling despite the light body aided, of course, but steady carbonation. Crisp and clean to the finish, the faint spice and citrus rind livens it up with a refreshing kick.

O - Almost reminiscent of a very light and subtle incense, Wildflower Witbier lives up to it's name with floral notes that encourage a deeper whiff from this unique take on the style. I like it more with each passing sip, only wishing I had more left in my tulip. Wildflower Witbier is an incredibly drinakble and refreshing summer beer, able to slake even the heartiest thirst.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 14:55:00 | More by BeerFMAndy
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served by brewery rep's at the NC Brewers Fest.

A: pours with a rich and large off-white head. Cloudy yellow-gold colored liquid.

S delicate and floral, with some earthy/yeasty tones. Hints of orange, chamomile and lemon.

T: More fruity than flowery with light yeast and white bread. Faint hops. No clove (not missed).

M: Smooth and refreshing; the medium body is more substantial than might be expected. Very good carbonation.

O: works well as intended: a witbier for a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2012 00:44:11 | More by chinchill
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KajII

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thick cap of foam and had very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt and a sweaty soapy yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and orange) and a bit of coriander.

The taste was very mildly sweet, a bit acidic and had a light grain taste with a nice note of citrus at first and finished with a very mild bitter acidic taste with notes of wheat/yeast and coriander at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a spicy wheat taste fading slowly.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a little watery in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall a very good Witbier that had all the basic elements and a bit of spice making it a very drinkable and enjoyable brew...

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 13:56:05 | More by KajII
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a cloudy straw color and it poured with a thick, whipped cream head.

s: Very appealing mix of yeasty phenols, citrus, flowery spice, and musty wheat.

t: Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but this is very good. Grainy wheat with hints of fruit and a spicy, phenolic finish.

m: Pretty chewy overall.

o: I love a good wit but they are frustratingly hard to find. This was definitely one of them, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 20:57:04 | More by DIM
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty with a subtle note of sweet lemon. It pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy and not overly persistent white head. Flavor is wheaty and a little yeasty with a mysterious subtle tang I can't quite describe. Texture has average body and sub-par fizziness. Still, it's an enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 01:09:42 | More by Cyberkedi
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Raleigh pub.

Pours a light lemon color, cloudy with white suds for a head.

Nose is lemon and orange peel with coriander.

Taste is of light citrus malts and chamomile with grassy character as well.

Light body and soft carbonation.

Very light and unobtrusive, super easy to drink, one of the better wits I've had in a while. The chamomile is what makes it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2012 00:15:19 | More by Cylinsier
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tdm168

North Carolina

2.7/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light, clear golden color with 1/4" of fizzy head that fades pretty quickly. There is a ton of carbonation rising to the top. The nose is very faint; you can barely notice some clove, lemon, and yeast. The taste is also very subdued. You get notes of lemon grass, very faint orange zest, and clove spice. The mouthfeel is very light. The carbonation is intense with a soda-like fizzyness.

I would avoid this one. Natty Greene's isn't a phenomenal brewery, but they definitely have better offerings than this.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 00:41:29 | More by tdm168
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out with a good sized, one-inch head that shrunk to about 1/6 of an inch, but stuck around the entire session. Very attractive hazy yellow color with lots of debris floating around. Light carbonation visible.

-Smell 4.0: Very appealing yeasty/barley smell with slight citrus notes. Great enhancement to the enjoyment of this beer.

-Taste 4.0: Slight barley taste up front, followed by a citrusy middle and finally a very tasty yeasty/ hoppy finish. Very thirst-quenching and refreshing.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Light and smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation that tickles the tongue when drinking.

-Overall 4.0: I am not a fan of witbier's, but this one is one I would buy again. Excellent flavor and just a pleasing drinking experience. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 21:37:13 | More by BeerDocT
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a white head and explosive carbonation - it poured like a champagne.

Nose is grainy and wheaty with a tart zip. Slight raspberry fruitiness and light pepper notes.

Taste is heavily wheaty with slight citrus and berry notes. Certain leafy tea notes to it.

Light bodied, well-rounded, and finishes quite dry and a bit tart with mild hop bitterness. This thing is gushing with bubbles in my mouth - enough to be inappropriate for any style of beer. Must've gotten a bad bottle.

Like the flavor a lot but it was hard to enjoy because of the carbonation! Will have to try it on tap or have another bottle sometime.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 02:56:50 | More by syrupjoe
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wedge

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foggy pale gold color with a small, dense white head. Mild aroma strikes a balance between grain, citrus, and spice. Sweet lemon and coriander. Gently sweet citrus peel and wheat flavor with faint lingering yeast. Medium-light, snappy mouthfeel finishing dry. Quite refreshing. There's nothing particularly exciting or standout happening here, but it's a solid wit worth picking up from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 02:54:51 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty golden, slightly amber beer under a white tight-bubbled head. Lacing is sparse, and head fades rather quickly. Even haziness throughout. Aroma is lightly sweet, with grains and bread, lemon, pepper, herbs, and slight creamy bananas. Nice and fresh too. Taste is pleasant and refreshing. Same nice bready malt topped with bright lemon citrus. Sliiiight tanginess as well. Fairly simple. Mouthfeel is slick and somewhat gritty/resinous. Overall a good solid wit. Refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 22:35:38 | More by tastybeer
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farrago

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little past a finger’s worth of bleached white foam, dissolves down into scattered islands and a thick accumulation against the glass, when swirled you get a full sheet of lacing along the glass but it’s greased and slides down the sides with ease. The liquid’s filminess helps the sandy yellow color glow, hard to see but there’s a few beads of tiny bubbles there. Innocently fresh nose of just cut flowers, baking spices, orange and lemon peel and raw pie dough, just exactly as advertised, pear, apple, apricot scents crunchy without seeming underripe, full lift. Medium-bodied, lots of foaminess yet the carbonation has a firm wiry quality too, definitely creates erect posture during the mouth entry. The coriander, ginger, caraway spice persists whereas the flowers can’t quite compete and falls back. The orange, lemon citrus struggles moderately too as well. The dough more bready here than pie or pastry like. The fruit too mixed to parse out. Mineral water notes through the finish. Because of its texture it likely would seem more complex to many than it is in terms of flavor and overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:22:28 | More by farrago
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy pale yelloe with ring of white foam. Thin layer. Chalky smell, minor. Wheaty. Citrus taste, lemon finish. Light, with strong tartness at the conclusion.

Quite tasty, all blends together nicely. Good summer brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 19:42:34 | More by KTCamm
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler our friend's lugged down from NC, the beer pours a bright yellow coloring, with a wheat-type haze and a thin rim of filmy head. The nose is a lemony sweet and cinnamon/coriander spiced. Very flavorful. Good citrus backbone with spicy highlights. The beer rides a light body well, but also falls somewhat flat. The aftertaste is all citrus, and the spices limp out and get left behind. The finish leans to musty and lingering, although not entirely unpleasant. A very easy drinker, this one was good sitting out on the porch in mid-80s temperatures.

Serving type: growler

03-02-2011 01:19:58 | More by GarthDanielson
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pale yellowish white color that is fairly hazed and has a huge white head and a ton of lacing. Smells of spice and wheat malt. Tastes of plenty of sweet wheat, some all spice, coriander and a little orange zest. Mouthfeel is nice and has a pleasant carbonation. Drinkability is very high.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2011 20:28:13 | More by TheKingofWichita
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a one finger pure white head that subsides to a minimal amount fairly quickly. Maintains nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is comprised of sweet malt, wheat, and bananas. The flavor is of sweet malt, subtle wheat, and bananas. It has a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this is not a bad Witbier. I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it was, but was quite surprised. Nice aroma and flavor going on here, but nothing to jump up and down about... Worth trying if you are a fan of the style or like lighter brews.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 03:00:58 | More by thagr81us
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head that holds for a bit before giving way. The nose is some very light orange and citrus with a tiny amount of spice. Light citrus in the flavor as well as some wheat and grain. A bit of coriander. The feel is light with good carbonation levels. Nice and easy drinking but not too much there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2010 01:03:06 | More by Thorpe429
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle sent in a recent NC-themed care package from the illustrious Metalmonk; 11 oz. to a pint glass, a quick swirl, then the last yeasty ounce. Oddly, my second ale from the region named 'Wildflower' (following Shooting Creek's same-named wheat...). No date, just a smudged 5-digit code: 03349, I believe.

A: Foggy golden pour with a crackling white topping, not quite a finger and gone in 30 seconds. After that, virtually no remnants of a head, a few freckles. No lace at all. Color is fine, but otherwise - well - it's kind of a yawner.

S: Bready orange scone, lightly spiced fruit, melon and honey. Something flowery and perfume-y sweet...hmmm, wildflowers?

T: An enjoyable level of orange peel and zesty coriander, a flavorful 'juicy-fruit' sweetness, with a doughy/grassy follow-through. Ends with a little chalkiness, a crushed-aspirin medicinal touch that isn't as off=putting as it might sound.

M: Creamy with a light, chasing prickle. Silky coating of refined yeastiness. Generally light a spry airiness.

D: Like most for the style, drinkable to a fault. Refreshing, summery. One of those 'where'd it go?' beers - it was there one minute and the glass was empty the next. Worth a try, a solid US-made wit.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 04:06:43 | More by msubulldog25
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale gold/yellow color; slightly hazy. Poured a 1 finger fizzy white head that dissipated to a skim. Laced in light, broken sheets.

S: Citrus, orange peel and coriander. Bready wheat malt. Floral hop character and an aroma i didn't identify until someone tole me - chamomile. Lots of interesting things going on.

T: Orange peel and coriander up front. Additional hop character, unlike many Wits, and wheat malt fill the middle.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Almost soft and smooth versus crips and refreshing feel of some Wits.

D: More going on in smell and flavor that your average Wit. Easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2010 20:31:35 | More by Haybeerman
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. This is the last of the NG bottled line that I needed to try.

Pours a cloudy pale gold with a thin white head on top. Recedes to just a ring on the edge. Light lace sticks. Scents of yeast, coriander, fresh-cut grass, and clean linens. Smells nice. The body is crisp and clean. Carbonation level is moderate. Clean finish. Great bready flavors in this one. Some mild grains, citrus zest, and a bit of a tart bite in the middle. I like the balance this one carries. Refreshing. This hits the spot on this 98°F afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 20:21:56 | More by Onenote81
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very much looks the part, with a cloudy liquid the color of pear/pineapple juice, and a super-creamy inch-thick head that lasts a good while before lessening, although it never drops totally out of sight.

A delicate aroma. Definite wildflower vibe, with plenty of peach and pear, some green apple and lemon, and a little bit of earthy presence from the yeast. A little more yeast would've done the trick, especially with the fresh white-bread malt character.

Flavor is on the grassy side, not quite astringent, but hovering around there somewhere (especially in the finish). Flowery, herbal, with tart green apple, lemon and just a little bit of earth/soil thanks to the yeast. Crisp and smooth, this kind of snaps in the mouth, yet the gentle, airy body keeps it from seeming impolite.

Super-refreshing...a slightly bulkier, sweeter malt character would've pushed this onto another level, but as is, no complaining. Certainly a perfect choice for a hot summer day in the south.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 17:52:11 | More by Metalmonk
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Wildflower Witbier from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.