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Weeping Willow Wit | Mother Earth Brewing

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Weeping Willow WitWeeping Willow Wit

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by atsprings on 11-08-2009

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Photo of womencantsail
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks again for sharing, Bobby.

A: The pour is a hazy light yellow/straw color with just a small white head.

S: Starts off with a very bright citrus and citrus peel aroma. There is a lot of wheat and some light spices, which is pretty much how I like my witbiers. It's very fruity, which is sort of surprising. And of course, there's a bit of yeast.

T: The flavor is also very fruity, which you don't normally expect for a witbier, but I think it's great. Heavy on the citrus with only mild spices. Lots of wheat bread and sweet malts with a touch of yeast.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: This was very light and refreshing and had very nice aromas and flavors. One of the best witbiers I've had.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce single from Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, North Carolina. The first digits on the 'Brewed On' date are smudged, so, it's either from August (08) or all the way back in March (03).

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, flaxen-hued body with just oven an inch of sturdy, whitish foam.

Smell: Soft aroma of wheat berries with welcome notes of wildflower honey, savory spice, and fresh orange peelings.

Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly tangy, honey-hinting wheat malt, maybe some pils malt in the mix as well, given a slight yeasty dough character. The sweetness is complimented by a spicy whole coriander taste and a zip of zesty orange peel. A bit more citrus and fluffed wheat for the easy-going finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: I enjoyed it. Tasty and refreshing all the way down to the final sip.

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Photo of claytri
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle from Chip's. I like what I've had from Mother Earth thus far.

A: The witbier is hazy, a golden yellow color that could glow, I think, if it were filtered. The haze dulls the beer out a bit. Three fingers of stark white head slowly oozed over the side of my glass and left plenty of lace behind.

S: The nose is full of tart wheat aromas, sweet coriander and orange peel. A full dose of strong scents that makes me anticipate the first sip.

T: A well-spiced witbier. The coriander grabs hold and the ale never shakes that flavor. Sweet citrusy orange follows with as strong a flavor as the coriander. These two flavors, in tandem, are strong and lasting, leaving a dryness in my mouth that instinctively requires another sip. Peppery flavors come through in the finish, along with the wheat tartness. The bittersweet orange peel flavors also come through in the finish.

M: A very refreshing witbier. The spices are turned up to 11, controlling the ale's destiny until late in the finish when the wheat and orange peel return. Nicely down.

D: The best beer of the lot so far. A citrusy blast of fresh pepper that is quite good.

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Photo of syrupjoe
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw color with one finger white head.

Nose is wheaty, peppery, lemony, and with a hint of coriander.

Taste is sweet like honey, with strong coriander and citrus flavors.

Moderate carbonation (could be higher for the style), full-bodied and well rounded. Lingering sweetness that doesn't detract from beer.

Overall a very pleasant beer. Great nose and flavor. Significant flavor profile while still being very light and drinkable. Will seek out in the future!

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Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of Crittervision
4.19/5  rDev +12%
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 Beejay
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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 mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really just a fantastic new brewer to hit the scene. Nothing you try from them will ever disappoint and this was no exception. The pour was wonderful, rich light amber in color with a thin film of white that covered the top and coated the sides of the glass with a light sheen of white.

Aroma is light citrus notes, hints of grass and grain and a nice light bready tone that set it apart. As the first waves of flavor crashed over the palate the first thing you notice is the lovely fresh, clean and crisp taste that it exudes. Really just so clean and light on a hot day. Nice touches of grain lead the charge with a light underbelly of nice and crisp lemon notes as well as a touch of light herbals and grass.

Overall a really nice version of the style and taken as a whole a wonderfully session able beer. I would be hard pressed to find something as clean as this to drink.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.04/5  rDev +8%
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 oldhippie247
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale gold with a light head that dissipates quickly in a tulip glass. A bit too clear. Low carbonation.

Nose features the expected coriander and orange peel notes. Would have liked a bit more wheat and/or oat aroma.

Mouthfeel and flavors are both close to style. Low hop bitterness and nice balance of fruit and spice.

Overall very nice. I would have liked a bit more yeasty/unfiltered character, but again I am big fan of this beer. Would recommend to anyone--a good answer to the infamous "well, I normally drink Blue Moon.."

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Photo of dedrinker
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hey wow, tastes like apple jacks!!! Well after you factor in the typical bitter orange peel and coriander that is.

Beautiful hazy light golden/ straw color with a white rocky two finger head.

You smell those classic wit beer aromas, but without any over powering noxema notes (probably from folks putting too much spice in).

This one has a slighlty sweeter finish - a certain ripe juiciness that is pretty nice as opposed to the slighty sour bite of others. But there is still a tad of sour citrus on the finish, which is good - can't have my wit beer get cloying.

If your under 27, you should make love on a NC beach after drinking a few of these. Don't let me see you you though, because I'll kick sand on yer privates.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my DFH signature glass. Pours a cloudy straw/yellow color with a bright white head, about one finger in height. Spotty white lacing.

S: Light wheat aroma and orange peel, some grass and some light spices.

T: The spices come through stronger on the flavor profile than the aroma. There is a nice coriander/pepper flavor as well as some orange, orange peel, and a light bready malt profile.

M: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation.

O: Quite enjoyable and extremely easy drinking. A nice lighter beer that is refreshing and a great warm weather beer.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a pale straw yellow with golden highlights around the sides. incredibly clear which is strange for a wit. soft white head of foam which dissipates quickly leaving only a slight film on top.

S - soft bubblegum yeast and bold coriander dominate the nose. notes of bitter orange peel and spicy wheat round out the aroma.

T - fairly dry on the first sip. lots of spicy characteristics from the wheat, the coriander, and the orange zest. very mild hop bitterness for balance. long tangy finish.

M - light bodied, yet soft and creamy on the tongue. light yet bubbly carbonation.

O - very nice example of a witbier. definitly worth the try if you like a very spice forward wit.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +7%
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

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Photo of mralphabet
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured 2/3 bottle... Clear golden straw colored good fingers worth of head.... Swirled bottle and poured remaining 1/3.. Bring on the hazy.... Finished look is golden and hazy.. good head that settles to a ring with good lacing. Good looking wit.

S: All the normal wit stuff is here... first the wheat malt then hits of citrus (orange and lemon pretty strong) then I'm getting some clove and coriander.

T: Good wheat malt up front, mid palate is filled with orange peel and spices... Finish is clean with a little malt sweetness in the aftertaste.

M: Light bodied, crisp and clean.

D: Pretty good little wit here... pretty much hits everything you want in a wit... AVB is good, makes for a good session beer on a hot summer day.

Picked this one up while in NC.... not available here in VA... Wish it was..

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Photo of JDH2000
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours hazy golden/straw colored with about a finger of head.

S- Citrus and spices--lemon, orange, coriander, perhaps a touch of clove

T- wheat malts with more citrus and spices.

M- light bodied, yet nice and crisp.

D- Pretty tasty in my opinion. I wished I picked up more than just one of these during my recent trip to NC.

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Photo of kkipple
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gawrsh, I'm the first one to review this? FRESH outta Kinston, we have this attractively packaged Wit. Very nice to see a new brewery attacking some subtler styles. Oh, and it has a bottled on date. Let me rephrase that. North Coast! does not have a bottled on date. This bottle of Mother Earth says "Bottled on 11 09". Yes. Finally. No ABV listed though, which is weird. But here we go.

A. Light straw, and a bit more filtered that most Wits I've had, but still not totally clear. Very fizzy, champagne-like bubbles rise to the top of the brew for the duration of the drink. The head is a big letdown, sadly, it's white and pretty but crackles and dies almost immediately. Low retention and very little lace. Alas!

S. Pretty much a solid Wit here... nothing too surprising, in fact if you told me this was a Hoegaarden from the aroma I'd give you no arguments. Clean and fresh, with coriander, some orange, wheat, and a nice grainy sweetness present. Not as big as Allagash, this goes towards the lighter end of the aroma spectrum. Mineral waterish stuff in here... it is good.

T. Honestly, I hate to say it again, but very Hoegaarden like... that's not a bad thing, and I should have the two brews side by side, but this is definitely straight outta the BJCP, flavor-wise. Some spice (coriander, dim pepper), orange peel, lemon?, and finishes dry and pleasant. No flaws, really.

M / D. Dry, finely tuned spiced, gently wheaty and tart finish. Carbonation should be (IMO) more assertive and the beer could have more body... but then again, Mother Earth is on like batch #2 of this brew.

This is a good Belgian-style Wit that takes no real chances. It's not got the assertiveness of Allagash or the character of some (ancient) Belgians, but it's easily the equal of Hoegaarden and probably Blanche de Bruxelles to boot... Mother Earth has all the basics down; and this beer has no real flaws. Give it a unique identity and Weeping Willow could be great. I look forward to revisiting this one.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma is strong and surprisingly fruity, having components of sour apple and orange. It pours a rather nice somewhat hazy amber with a decent white head. I noticed a few goobers floating around, but they were not off-putting. Flavor is sublime - wheaty and yeasty with an overtone of honey and good fruity notes, mainly sour orange with hints of apple and lemon, and as I continue to drink, herbal and clove tones - very tasty. Texture is smooth but only slightly fizzy, leaving a slightly sweet fruity finish. A good drink to enjoy in winter, this brings a little sunshine into a cold, cloudy day - and as I drink this, the weather is dreary, cold and wet.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:
Thanks goes out to deadterry for giving me a bottle.

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head

smell: wheat, orange citrus, spices coriander

taste: bitter orange with some coriander spice, wheat

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this is a very nice representation of a witbier, very refreshing and crisp.

the CPJ

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
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).

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
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 rudzud
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of devilben02
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
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 JayQue
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first Mother Earth beer. Purchased from Chips on the Outer Banks. Poured a hazy straw color into a Houblon Chouffe flute glass. Medium delicate bubbly head with less than average retention. Good patchy lacing.

Nice aroma..more than just lemon zest. This is nicely spiced with coriander, lemon and wheat bitterness. Flavor is the same, kind of a slightly milder version of a top Wit. Mouthfeel is crisp but a hair thin. Drinkability is good. I would have preferred a more carbonated effect on the head and a slightly thicker mouthfeel, but this is a solid Wit, more than a lawnmower beer.

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