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

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +32.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

Photo of bboven
4.35/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wits seem average to me at best, but this one is great.

Appearance is pretty classic wit, but there's a brightness to the beer that seems almost to glow. Very pretty in the glass.

The smell is also classic wit, along with a big peppery kick.

A lot more bitterness than I'm used to with this style, but I like bitter, so this is the wit for me. The peppery coriander kick hits you in the back of the throat.

Very full and thick, but somehow very dry for this type of beer. Makes you want to take another sip without giving it a second thought.

Photo of wcudwight
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
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 aquatonex
4.28/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, witbier.

At first I wasn't expecting much from a witbier from NC, but hey this was a great brew.

Pours hazy light orange-amber with a light creamy head, very good lacing. Wheats, malts, citrus, and coriander in the nose. Taste is quite good with smooth maltiness, a refreshing citrusness, and the hints of spice in the back. Sweet and smooth, well balanced.

Photo of Daren
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of PatrickJR
4.1/5  rDev +17.8%
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 DIM
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.

Photo of TheKingofWichita
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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
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.

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very light gold with lively carbonation, a thinnish white cover with minor lacing. The aroma is herbal clove wheat, almost minty fresh, quite nice. The taste is solid clove wheat, apple and some earthy hop bitterness. Refreshingly carbonated and highly drinkable with solid flavor. Body is thinnish but not unusual for the style. This was a bit more earthy barley-like than most wits and it wasn't a bad option.

Photo of Chris-Jones
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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 SaCkErZ9
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Back on tap at Natty Greenes. Pours a hazy yellow color with a one finger sized head that has some nice head retention. Aroma is citrusy with lemons and oranges being dominant. Smells bready as well. Taste is citrusy as well with some yeast mixed in there. Some diacytal was also present in my sample and detracted a bit from the overall taste of the beer. Crisp and clean on the finish. A nice summer time beer. As mentioned before, orange comes automatically (which I detest) so ask for anti fruit if you wish.

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Wildflower Witbier from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.