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

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: oberon on 04-29-2005

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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 43
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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A new seasonal at Natty's this is no mistake about it a wit!Pours a hazy straw ith a thin wispy head,aromas of toasted cereal grain with some light citrus.A light flavorful ale some toasted grain and lemon pith but on the lighter side,very delicate but flavorful.Board says a beer for the hot summer months,I could see myself drinking a few of these in July, a quaffable easy drinking "wit" remember that!

Photo of chinchill
3.41/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a cloudy lemon-yellow color with a 1.5-finger white head. The head settles into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of citrus fruits - orange and lemon - with light twang from the wheat along with good amounts of spices - mostly coriander.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not quite as intense. A good amount of wheat flavors kick things off and are joined shortly by good amounts of citrus fruit flavors. Midway through the sip light hints of spices enter into things then fade, giving way to the citrus fruit flavors that carry through to an ending that is equally sweet and bitter.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall this is a solid witbier but it doesn't manage to do any one thing exceptionally well. Still, worth a shot, particularly in the warmer months.

Photo of tastybeer
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.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.76/5  rDev +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.

Photo of tdm168
2.68/5  rDev -23%
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.

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

A. Bright gold and a little hazy. Nice puffy head at first but dwindles to a ring around the edges.

S. Moldy basement, grass clippings, and lemons.

T. Quite refreshing and clean. No real spice going on, but a citrusy and light acidic zing makes this one a thirst quencher.

M. Light bodied and high carbonation. Maybe just a little abraisive on the tongue. Not smooth, in other words.

D. Very drinkable as its a light sessioner. Nothing standoutish, but goes down easily and isn't offensive.

Photo of thagr81us
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Photo of cbleary
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Old Town Draught House in Greensboro.

The beer arrived with a cloudy orange body and a good sized white head. It tasted pretty good, a little above par for a Witbier, with fresh wheat and a hint of citrus. However, it wasn't particularly extraordinary. It's a good everyday Witbier, I'd get it over Hoegaarden if only to save money.

Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No freshness date, poured into a pint. Bottle was a gusher upon opening

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some chart lasting lace behind

S- crisp wheat with some floral hop, coriander & orange peel, light earthy tones

T- wheat and crisp up front with notes of coriander and other spicy notes, clean and malty finish

M- medium body with very low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a slick finish. All of the carbonation must have left when the bottles gushed upon opening

O- middle of the road witbier, not offensive but doesn't stand out

Photo of Bung
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.47/5  rDev +28.4%
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.

Photo of ThoughtPolice
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Girlfriend left it here the other night, she ain't here now, and I'm drinkin' it!

Appearance:
Nice somewhat cloudy yellowish-gold color. Poured down side 75% and into middle from a fists height 25%. Gave me zero head, just a thin ring around the edge. No lacing. Pretty wit-ty to me.

Aroma:
Has a good witbier aroma, has a touch of Belgian style fruity/bubblegum. I don't like the bubblegum aroma/taste, but this is minimal, so I can deal. No hop presence at all. I get the wheat malt and some biscuity aroma.

Taste:
Citrusy/bubblegum flavors stick out first, then a standard wheat taste. I think they went minimally with the spices in this one, because I can detect, but not specify the flavor I'm getting. The little bit of citrus I get from the hops balances pretty well with the malt. Carbo good, too.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability:
Has a more viscous MF than it would appear to have upon visual inspection, which is pretty nice. Good amount of carbonation in relation to the other characteristics of the beer. I could have a couple, but not a session beer.

Overall:
Pretty nice. I've had better wits, and I always avoid the bubblegum stuff. I would drink it again, but probably only in the absence of anything else 'good.'

Enjoy yourselves.

Photo of wedge
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the chance to try pretty much the entire lineup from Natty Green's and I just do not pass up the opportunity to try these things.

Hazy yellow pour with a light head of white that faded off quite quickly. Nice carbonation could be seen peaking up through the bottom of the glass. Lots of spice here, nutmeg, coriander, all spice maybe. Lots of wheat as well. Seems to be put together quite nicely and even as it warms up it seems to really hold its own quite nicely. Smooth flavor, not as dominant as the nose but still very nicely put together. Spicy with some light hops added in for balance. Lots of grain and a touch of light bready notes round it out. Light on the tongue and amply carbonated it went down quite nicely.

Overall this was a very solid offering, different and well done.

Photo of wcudwight
4.29/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow in color. Hazy. Thin sticky white head that retains it's shape well.
Wonderful aroma of spice. Typical wit aromas of orange peel, coriander, clove ect... But this wit also has a floral aroma that really adds to it.
Nice flavor with the spices adding intensity to it but they are not over done. Wonderfully balanced. Spices mirror the aroma well, which is a very good thing. I also taste some green apple in there.
Mouthfeel is thin and smooth. About par for the style. Incredibly drinkable. This beer makes me long for the summer. This is one of the better wits I've had and of the New Natty bottles I've tried this one is my favorite.

Photo of Amalak
2.15/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

Photo of syrupjoe
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.

Photo of BBelch
2.07/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Mediocre witbier. Wouldn't buy but I'll drink it if it's free.

Photo of BeerDocT
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.

Photo of PatrickJR
4.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Newly bottled spring seasonal from Natty Greene's!

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale yellow, thick with haze; opaque. Similar to hefeweizen but paler in color. Two inches of white head rise with decent retention before falling to a persistent cap. Moderate lacing.

S - Classic witbier aroma with a heavier hand on the spice. Orange peel and wheat malt combine for an interesting sherbert like aroma with a dose of orange juice. The coriander floats on top adding a savory edge. Solid, assertive, and inviting. Wildflower Wit also takes a unique turn with some fleeting floral aromas, presumably from the use of chamomille flowers as stated on the label. Very interesting; the chamomille seems right at home.

T - Coriander is the first thing on the tongue and it hangs on like no other witbier from recent memory. After the inital, almost salty rush of spice, mild citrus comes through, like a weak orange juice a shot of lemon juice. Orange is the dominating force mid palate. However, riding atop this wave of citrus is the floral aspect of the chamomille providing a unique flavor. Citrus dies off but coriander lingers, and the interplay between the fading chamomille and the coriander is very refreshing. The brew finishes with a long lingering of, you guessed it, coriander.

M - Light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Like many wits, there's a certain creaminess to this brew.

D - Great stuff, better out of the bottle than I remember it on tap last summer. Very quaffable and an interesting variation on the witbier.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Wildflower Witbier from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.