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

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Reviews: 43
Hads: 156
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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 Haybeerman
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
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. (617 characters)

Photo of Onenote81
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (560 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (981 characters)

Photo of wcudwight
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
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. (647 characters)

Photo of glid02
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (946 characters)

Photo of MrStark
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (822 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (795 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (896 characters)

Photo of jlb307
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of Durge
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of ThoughtPolice
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (1,244 characters)

Photo of PatrickJR
4.12/5  rDev +12%
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. (1,562 characters)

Photo of MMAJYK
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of cbleary
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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. (355 characters)

Photo of bboven
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
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. (555 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (512 characters)

Photo of aquatonex
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
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! (405 characters)

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