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

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oberon on 04-29-2005)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Thorpe429, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -13.3%

nmann08, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of mikesgroove
3.98/5  rDev +15%
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.

mikesgroove, Sep 21, 2009
Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

kylehay2004, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +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!

oberon, Apr 29, 2005
Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

dbrauneis, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of tdm168
2.7/5  rDev -22%
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.

tdm168, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

chinchill, May 14, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.53/5  rDev +2%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of citrus, hint of yeast, hint of hop, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Taste of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of hop, hint of spice, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, aroma, weak body, but decent blend. More malt and less citrus than I'm accustomed to in a Witbier.

Tone, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of glid02
3.78/5  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.

glid02, Jan 06, 2010
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  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.

GarthDanielson, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -35%

atrocity, May 25, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.48/5  rDev +29.5%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

thagr81us, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Haybeerman, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.15/5  rDev -9%
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.

Cyberkedi, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Griffith, May 24, 2014
Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Durge, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

KevinGordon, May 14, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

msubulldog25, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of Bung
3.53/5  rDev +2%
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.

Bung, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Metalmonk, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

ncstateplaya, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

buckyp, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

lupercmda, Oct 19, 2012
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Wildflower Witbier from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.