Weeping Willow Wit
Mother Earth Brewing

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Belgian Witbier
Ranked #128
Ranked #33,055
3.73 | pDev: 12.33%
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Weeping Willow WitWeeping Willow Wit
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Reviews by juan-araujo:
Photo of juan-araujo
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Didn't like it. A bit plain.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear pale gold with a thin white head on top. No retention; no lace. Scents of salt water taffy, bubblegum, orange zest, and light grains.

The mouth is crisp and effervescent. Very good flavors of lemon, tart yeast, white bread, with a semi-sweet finish. Admittedly, this is not one of my favorite styles, but I am enjoying it more and more. This one is a good representation, IMO. Tart and refreshing. Recommend.

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Photo of zstamper
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jaydubb
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
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.


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Photo of MJFleming
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light lemony gold with a thin white head, retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells of fresh malts, orange zest, and hints of coriander.

Tastes slightly sweet from the orange and fresh malts, noticeable wheat character, very light, and a touch of yeasty flavor reflective of a Belgian strain.

Feels on the thin side with a tingle of carbonation.

Infinitely drinkable and thankfully not too weak on a flavor. A perfect session wit for a warm summer day. I've had better wits, but not many.

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Photo of Hefsbeercaps
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of craytonic
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Big snow white head. Pour is a golden-straw-yellow. More opaque than I expected.

Aroma: citrus and spice and everything nice, although the flavors are a bit sharp. Also some lemon grass and other herbs.

Taste: Very spicy for a wit, probably coriander and rose buds. Also some lemon grass, herbs, and other spices. Lots of lemon zest and wheat.

Mouthfeel: Creamy but a bit thin.

Drinkability: Goes down easy; I like the keg version much more.

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Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Apellonious
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.

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Photo of callisbeers
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gold color, not quite transparent. Small head and lace that disappers quickly. True to the style there is the taste of wheat, orange, and coriander. I am not really in to this beer style, but this beer had a good mouthfeel and taste. I could definitely have more. It would be a good spring beer that you could drink a couple of on a nice warm night. Sadly it is winter.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of vette2006c5r
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.

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Photo of devilben02
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle, it's a bit murky, but largely similar in appearance to the golden straw color of an American lager. There's no confusing this for a Bud once you take a sniff, though, with the aroma being a bit musty but lightly citrusy. The flavor is light and mild, but it really showcases the added spices and, as is common in the style, a banana-like character. Although not exactly light-bodied, goes down smooth and almost creamy, making this one easy and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of farrago
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thin bone white head, very loose and dissolves into tiny islands quickly, the lacing is likewise wispy but there. Light yellow to pale orange in hue, soft gauziness prevents full transparency, a few lazy bubbles float here and there, given its overall paleness has nice shine. Big spicebox of a nose with coriander, ginger, cinnamon shoveled in next to a healthy helping of sweet orange and lemon zest, wheat germ next with a touch of granola and dry oatmeal, stays on the sweet side of things, avoiding any sharper hoppiness. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated and creating a cloud of inner mouth perfume no problem at all. Same gameplan as the nose, release the sweet spices, sweet orange to lemon citrus and dewy florality and watch it go. Honey coated oats, banana and bubblegum, light on the wheat. Poached to dried fruit apricot and peach fruit. Comes across as more of a light dessert beer, maybe even a fruit/vegetable beer. If you have a sweet tooth nothing here to dislike.

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Photo of Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks ewight!

A: A very light pale yellow in color. Just slightly hazy, with a nice full pure white head.

S: Some bready smells as well as citrus peel. There is something just a little tart in here, and I think it is a bit of the yeast character that I am picking up. Perhaps a touch of fig or banana as well.

T: Notes of banana and clove right off the bat. Those fade into raisons and some berry notes. The end has a bit of a yeasty character, and a cracker like lightness throughout.

M: Medium in body with plenty of carbonation, it is almost just a touch creamy.

D: This would be rocking on a summer day bbq. A lot of great belgian characteristics in this guy.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy dull yellow. straw yellow. head isnt too impressive. some lacing/retention.

S: the citrus is subtle but very present. a significant toast as well. i would say slightly more on the malt dominate side.

T: grapefruit and cantaloupe. mixed w/ a mild biscuit flavor. finishes with a zest of citrus.

M: very light carbonation on a light body. too light of carbonation.

D: very tasty brew overall. the fruit is light and balances well with the malt. my biggest complaint is the weak level of carbonation. i like my wits fizzy.

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

served to my self a little warm. oops. had just put it in the fridge and became impatient.

straw to yellow appearance, very clear, very still. large fluffy head that drops to less than a quarter inch after a couple minutes.

smell is like the mist from an orange being peeled. sweet lemon spray too. delightful.

taste is of coriander, sweet orange, and pale stuff. absolutely no off flavors, fully refreshing and delicious.

low carbonation, medium body, quite pleasant. looks can be deceiving as the mouthfeel is pretty substantial.

i cant wait for summer. i can picture my self relaxing on my porch with a six pack of these, not wanting to be anywhere else.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of stakem
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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip with sediment.
Bottled on 030812 clearly printed on label.

Thanks for another NC brew Onenote81!

A - Cloudy golden yellow in color, the beer starts sweating up the glass rather fast in this hot temperature. A dense white head froths up and sinks slowly but leaves little lace stuck in it's wake.

S - Bright and earthy, Weeping Willow Wit features some really inviting traits! Lemon citrus and coriander spice overlap the subtle wheat aroma. Pale malt provides a good base but, as soon as I swirl this beer, I begin smelling grilled beer brats. A great smell in general, but not in a witbier. It's otherwise very good.

T - Very sweet pilsner malt is striking and goes unbalanced, but it works in this beer; it's not too cloying. The softness of the wheat follows the malt abruptly as the beer shifts to orange citrus and coriander spice notes.

M - Weeping Willow Wit is very soft and smooth on the palate, virtually creamy, with tiny carbonation bubbles that feel more like it's nitro-fed! Medium-bodied and refreshing, it's an easy drinking beer that definitely leans to the sweeter side, lightly balanced by citrus and spice on the finish.

O - Besides the alarming aroma of brats in the nose, Weeping Willow Wit is a very pleasurable witbier that blazes it's own trail with a unique sweetness rather than staying on the beaten path.

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Photo of mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A wheaty wit with restrained spice.

Clear golden straw color. No cloudiness at all. Flowery flavors. They don't overdo the spice, so it's not the big orange crush. Lavender comes to mind, and lemon grass. Just a nice spicy fruitiness. Light, refreshing, but with enough malt to be more substantial on the tongue. Wheat flavor comes through after it warms a bit. Mellow and clean. Hops don't make much of an appearance.

Not much excitement at first sip, but it's really a very drinkable and pleasant beer. Label says bottled 01-12-11.

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Weeping Willow Wit from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 310 ratings