Weeping Willow Wit
Mother Earth Brewing

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Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #145
Ranked #37,312
3.73 | pDev: 12.06%
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Weeping Willow WitWeeping Willow Wit
Notes: This beer style is over 400 years old, and continues to enjoy overwhelming popularity. Offering low hop bitterness, it is easy to enjoy. It pours very hazy, with a light gold color... we say it's like summertime in a glass. Bitter orange peel and fresh coriander add zest and depth to this refreshing beer.

Beer Style: Belgian Wit
Our Brew Master Says…
"Our Wit offers a light flavor that carefully balances sweet and tart. Can you guess the secret spice?"

Food Pairings: Fruit Salad, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Tuna, Steamed Mussels, Buffalo Mozzarella, Mango Pie
Preferred Glass: Tall
Availability: Year Round
Calories: 158
Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 316 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass.

Pale yellow-ish look, not clear or cloudy. No cap, only a thin white film. No lacing, either.

I’m getting lemon and cherry, no orange.

Cherry and blueberry flavors. Citrus in the form of lemon.

Very light bodied with a fresh flavorful finish.

There’s nothing Belgian about this beer. Even the wheat base was a chore to recognize. Otherwise, ok.

May 05, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pick this up at a Whole Foods in Asheville North Carolina ... Thin and not very exciting ... Seems to be a watered down version of a classic and delicious beer style...

Sep 19, 2020
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours a cloudy pale yellow.

Smell: The aromas feature a lot of spices, some coriander, pepper, wheat, lemon, and a hint of clove.

Taste: The flavors feature the wheat and spices with lemon. In addition to the aromas there are some cracker flavors with orange and a sharp, spicy aftertaste.

Feel: It has a medium body with a spicy after taste.

Overall, the spices are in the fore front here with everything else supporting the spices.

Jun 20, 2020
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majinsnake from West Virginia

3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Strong dark sour / bitter taste to it complimented by the spices. Smell is okay. I had the bottle version, so I can't really comment on the look.

Good beer. Worth trying.

Dec 29, 2019
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WYeates from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours without much of a head to a golden amber color, looks cinematic once in a glass. The aroma is a unique hybrid of grass and spice. The flavor is earthy, orange, withot noticeable zip. Has a mostly smooth finish with a bit of a tang within the aftertaste.

Witbier is extremely drinkable, and Mother Earth knocks this offering out of the park.

Oct 27, 2019
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color, with a small fizzy head. Aroma has notes of sweet spice. Flavor is light, sweet nice spicey finish. Good body and feel. Overall, light, but nice flavor.

Jul 23, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes 10/26/13: Pours a dull, hazy deep straw producing 1.5 fingers of white, short lived, foamy head that leaves only a hint of thin, wispy lace. Aroma is wheat, pale and a little grainy malt with notes orange, lemon and white fruits from the yeast with little hop character as expected. Taste is wheat, bready malt, coriander, orange, lemon, peach, apple and a hint of melon; faint clove with heavy pepper and some dried grass hoppiness in the finish. Coriander, lemon/orange and a hint of grass in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and a little thin with high carbonation. The carbonation spice makes it lively on the tongue.

Jan 24, 2019
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AndrewMichael from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Golden color, clear, and filtered. Normally not a huge fan of witbiers, but this was good, with the spice flavors not overpowering.

May 28, 2017
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nick_perry from North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Straw yellow color with a foamy white head. Spice, orange zest, and an earthy hop profile balanced on a wheat backbone. Very light in body, and actually seemed a bit flat. Reminds me a lot of their kolsch, without the hoppy finish.

May 28, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Weeping Willow Wit has a medium, white head a cloudy (after the swish & pour), yellow gold appearance, lots of fierce bubble streams, and a little bit of splotchy lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of very muted white bread, spices, and citrus, and the flavor is of white pepper, coriander, lemon, and sweet white bread. Mouthfeel is medium and fluffy, and Weeping Willow Wit finishes mostly dry and very mellow.


Jul 21, 2016
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vabeerguy from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer in Oct but only had time to rate it. Bought some today and am completing the review. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Cloudy light golden color. Nice taste. Overall, it is a pretty good Wit.

Oct 14, 2015
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stakem from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle I picked up at the brewery around this time last year and forgot about in my fridge. Poured into a cervoise, the brew appears a clear yellow color with a white head.

The smell is herbal to grassy with mild sulfur and a sweetness almost like corn which is kinda peculiar.

The taste is also interesting with the previously mentioned corn-like sweetness contrasted by herbal to grassy bitterness and a slight mineral aspect. I think I did this beer a great disservice by forgetting it in my
fridge all these months.

It is light bodied, moderately carbonated and overall interesting and typical for a wit in an american way void of any yeastiness and spice.

Jun 03, 2015
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Apellonious from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, bottled on 3/18/15, poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Cloudy, fizzy, pale straw gold, with just a hint of lace to speak of.

S - Spices, bread, banana and clove, some pear.

T - Taste follows the nose, with a slightly peppery finish.

M - Medium to medium low carbonation, which is surprising based on the pour. Finishes somewhat clean, with a few moments of flavor linger-ation.

O - A tasty wit, been pleased with Mother Earth's efforts so far.

May 27, 2015
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BeautyandtheBeerd from North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed in Episode 3 of Beauty and The Beerd.

Nice head on the pour. No off flavors, but nothing special to write home about either.
Not really the best choice for winter drinking, but I could see this being a refreshing choice on a sweltering day.

All in all, a not too complex and approachable witbier that shouldn't offend anyone.

Dec 28, 2014
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ordybill from Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a wheat and yeast aroma with a slight floral add on. Appearance- This is a golden yellow colored beer with a small white head. Taste- Has a nice flavor of wheat and yeast with maybe a hint of banana. Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a slightly thick/oily texture. Overall- A really good witbier, I will drink this againl

Aug 28, 2014
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claytri from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a delightful light gold, showing a bit of suspended material and a nice rising bit of bubbles with a thin white head and lacing. The aroma is faint but it's a nice blend of spices, malt, and yeasts: one can pick out coriander, citrus, flowers, and grasses. The taste has a nice wheat base with the spices running over the top. The feel is right on target, nice and smooth with a wet start, but then closing with a dry rush and hint of hops.

I was down in Surf City, and ran across this at the grocery store. So glad I decided to try a 6 pack of it. A very nice flavorful Wit, that has that light touch you so want in one.

May 20, 2014
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (reviewed 7/2016)
Pours fairly cloudy, with a medium head that ends in a medium rim.

Nose is banana, wheat, and a little spice.

Taste has a bit more spice, and is a moldy sweet banana bread like flavor. Enjoyable and smooth, medium body.

A straightforward if a little to the sweet side spiced wit. Improved my rating from straigh 3.5.

Apr 18, 2014
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a stemmed vase, the beer is a hazy, opaque, yellow-maize coloring with a clingy, low-profile, white head. Nose of banana, clove, and citrus on a bready backbone. Smooth flavors of banana bread, citrus, nutmeg, and cinnamon on a light, smooth body. Very refreshing. The aftertaste is subtle lemon, banana, and spice blend into a smooth, clean finish. Very refreshing and drinkable.

Apr 14, 2014
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Bottled On: 12 10 13.

A- Pours a clean (a bit too clean for a wit) light golden color with a 1/2 inch fizzy white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Tame wheat smell with a bit of yeast backing it up. Slightly floral with a small note of banana.

T- Taste is a bit more rich than the aroma with the wheat and yeast bringing more solid banana and bubble gum notes. Easy drinking but with a decent amount of flavor.

M- Slightly milky with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- Not bad if you're out in the sun or in a social setting which calls for a sessionable beer. If this was the only craft option at a restaurant or bar, I would revisit it. Otherwise, there are certainly better wits out there.

Mar 16, 2014
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden body with a sudsy off-white ring. Flowers, orange, wheat, and some lemon zest in the nose. Taste is flowery and full of bright citrus, with boozy esters, clove and spices, but gets watery. Feel is bright, somewhat crisp, watery, and slightly spicy, missing wit hallmark body.

Oct 21, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color with some light amounts of golden yellow highlights and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall sudsy white head that rather quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium thickness medium bubbles, a very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat, citrus (lemon and orange peel), and some lighter notes of spices (maybe coriander). There is also a light to moderate amount of fruitiness and yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of wheat with some lighter notes of spices (coriander). There are light to moderate flavors of lemon citrus and orange peel with a light amount of fruitiness (maybe apple). The yeast gives a flavor to the beer that is not dissimilar to that of paste (the kind that you used in elementary school and some kids were always eating).

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer was super easy to drink with the light body and the refreshing flavors - definitely sessionable. This is a very enjoyable offering from a newer brewery to the NC scene (and one of the few in Eastern NC).

Jan 12, 2013
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for this one.

Light fizzy head covering, no real lacing, hazy orange wheat colored.

Nose is light, light spices and citrus, little creamy malt, little dry wit like.

Taste lots of citrus, little creamy malt and some wheat, light spices with hint of coriander and clove like, orange peel and light bitterness. Finish is dry but light and airy with light sweetness, little bitterness orange peel and spices.

Mouth is lighter bodied little carb.

Overall meh, not a huge wit fan and this is not the best representation and is very light even for a wit.

Sep 04, 2012
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fastrodney from North Carolina

3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Glass bottle poured into my trusty Sam glass.

A: Light copper. Thin head dissipated quickly.

S: Perfume-like. Light, fresh floral scent.

T: Light wheat. A floral sweetness. Floral hops compliment in a transparent blend.

M: Thin to medium thickness. Heavily carbonated.

O: Unusual. Extremely floral. Wheat and flowers are joined by well-paired hops and a honey-like sweetness. Honestly not sure what to make of this one - certainly unlike anything I've tasted before.

Aug 31, 2012
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for giving me one of these bottles after receiving a few too many. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy banana hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin white blanket and light lacing.

S - Nice aromas of earthy lemons and light yeast. I get a faint, faint alcohol almost ethanol aroma though on the finish.

T - Taste is nicely sweet, more of the good grainy wit characteristics. Light malts, soft lemon, perhaps a hair too sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is nice, very, very drinkable and delicious. Incredibly drinkable.

O - Overall this was a tasty beer. Glad to try it.

Aug 22, 2012
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - 1 finger head and a cloudy pale orange/yellow hue

s - pleasant malt and lemon zest. Nothing too sweet or overpowering

t - very earthy and yeasty. Extremely well crafted and complex for the style. Very mild on hops and malts, floral notes and yeast prevail.

M - Very full bodied and butter for what is usually a watery style

O - This is a very well made Witbier. Highly recommend and will try to find again whenever possible.

Jul 08, 2012
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