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

Wildflower WitbierWildflower Witbier

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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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wcudwight

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2010 04:25:07 | More by wcudwight
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glid02

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 21:45:46 | More by glid02
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MrStark

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance is hazy golden yellow with a two-finger white head that slowly recedes leaving a small amount of lacing.

Smell is fairly floral and citric alongside the wheat. The spice is evident in there as well making at pretty pleasing aroma.

Taste is pretty citric upfront giving hints or orange and lemon. A hint of spice is there and a very mild hop bitterness. A different flavor compared to others from the style but still pretty crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and its pretty smooth on the tongue. A mild amount of carbonation.

Drinkability is great. Its not the best example of the style but it goes down easy and would be pretty refreshing on a hot day. Definitely a great candidate for a session beer. Overall a pretty tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2009 00:37:57 | More by MrStark
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2009 00:13:11 | More by mikesgroove
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pour into pint glass.

A: Golden yellow, slight haze; Very similar to hefe. TVery little head and not much retention... very little lacing.

S: Very wit like aroma with lots of spices. I'm getting orange peel, coriander some strong wheat malt. Very floral hops, smells a little like chamomille ... Lots going on here, it is almost over powering with different smells.

T: Orange peel and coriander is right up front, then a rush of other spices with a little lemon and malt... then finishes with a floral hops... I cannot put my finger on it... It is just a little different from other wits I've had.

M: Light to med bodied, there is a strange creaminess to this one... Carbonation is also a little on the soft side.

D: A curious little brew.... lots going on here that I cannot put my finger on... Over all a very good brew. I might have to go at this one again to figure it out.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 04:33:53 | More by mralphabet
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jlb307

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade from Onenote81 (thanks, Jon)
Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pale straw color with a quickly thinning fizzy white head. Left puddles of foam on the surface, with not much lacing.

S: Almost floral with hints of citrus underneath a clean wheat aroma.

T: Pretty simple flavor. Mild lemony aftertaste, but a lot of you standard witbier flavor. Clean and crisp finish. Not a hint of spice or hops.

M: Not sure if it was this particular brew, but the mouthfeel was a little harsh. Pretty strong on the carbonation.

D: Not bad, but I've had better. Still pretty good for something on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 23:41:33 | More by jlb307
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Durge

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2009 18:36:01 | More by Durge
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ThoughtPolice

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 23:50:48 | More by ThoughtPolice
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PatrickJR

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2009 07:21:08 | More by PatrickJR
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MMAJYK

Georgia

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.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2009 16:03:58 | More by MMAJYK
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cbleary

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2008 16:28:51 | More by cbleary
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bboven

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 00:23:08 | More by bboven
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2006 20:33:37 | More by SaCkErZ9
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aquatonex

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2005 02:25:46 | More by aquatonex
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oberon

North Carolina

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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2005 03:36:09 | More by oberon
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