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

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of rambleglitch
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

rambleglitch, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of bboven
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%

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.

bboven, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of wcudwight
4.3/5  rDev +24.6%

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.

wcudwight, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of aquatonex
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%

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.

aquatonex, May 07, 2005
Photo of Daren
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Daren, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of DrinkDrankDronk
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

DrinkDrankDronk, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of PatrickJR
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

PatrickJR, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of DIM
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%

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.

DIM, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 09, 2011
Photo of marshmarsh
4/5  rDev +15.9%

marshmarsh, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
4/5  rDev +15.9%

-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.

BeerDocT, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +15.9%

VaterRoss, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

Cylinsier, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

Durge, Apr 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

EasyReader, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Tackle42
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Tackle42, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

mikesgroove, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

SaCkErZ9, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of thagr81us
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

thagr81us, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Onenote81
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

Onenote81, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of KTCamm
3.9/5  rDev +13%

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.

KTCamm, May 27, 2011
Photo of Marcher07
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%

Marcher07, Thursday at 05:21 AM
Photo of TheSSG
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

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.

TheSSG, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of glid02
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

glid02, Jan 06, 2010
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Wildflower Witbier from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.