Wildflower Witbier
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #624
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
80
Ranked #46,157
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 15.19%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
183
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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
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SCORE
80
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an opaque straw color with a thin film of white head that quickly dissipated to nothing. Slight floral aroma. Light moderate feel and carbonation.

Aug 18, 2018
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nick_perry from North Carolina

3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Grassy, chamomile aroma. Nice wheat flavor, but I don’t taste any coriander or orange peel that the label claims. A little generic. Light and refreshing feel.

Aug 05, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had two on tap at the Crab's Claw Caribbean restaurant at Atlantic Beach NC. A nice complement to some delicious Grouper. Straw yellow color, good size foamy head with average retention (chilled restaurant glass) and some lacing on the glass. All the witbier aromas and flavors are fairly muted, but they are all there. Some wheat bitterness, citrus, yeast and coriander. Not bad at all!! Just not a top-shelf Witbier. Mouthfeel is rich enough, a little wheat bitterness and noticeable spiciness Good complement with food and as a summer thirst quencher.

May 27, 2018
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haines710 from Delaware

3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on tap at the Salt Water Grill in Corolla, NC on vacation. Decent wheat beer. Looked good. Hazy Orange and served with an orange wedge/slice. Hard to detect citrus in the smell or taste but this was a good beer to have in a warm night with some spicy jambalaya. Nothing to write home about but glad to try a beer from the state where I was staying on vacation.

Aug 12, 2017
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had in Durham, North Carolina, poured from 12-oz. bottle into clear plastic beer cup. Filtered and rather muted in the wheat and spices, this comes off rather Kölsch-like.

May 14, 2016
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OldManMetal from North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This witbier meets visual expectations: a thick, rocky white (and short-lived) head on a cloudy, pale-straw-colored body. The nose is mostly wheat, with very faint hints of orange and coriander; the same is true on the palate, where a clean wheat flavor dominates, enlivened by a fizzy carbonation. The finish is very clean and balanced with a hint of citrus; between the clean finish, light body and thin texture, this is a very easy-drinking beer. This is a great choice if you want a beer where the focus is almost completely on the wheat. For a witbier, though, I prefer that citrus/spice/florals have a stronger presence than they do here.

Jun 13, 2015
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Tone from Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of citrus, hint of yeast, hint of hop, and slight spice. Fits the style of a Witbier. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Taste of pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of hop, hint of spice, and a hint of wheat. Overall, good appearance, aroma, weak body, but decent blend. More malt and less citrus than I'm accustomed to in a Witbier.

Aug 25, 2014
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

No freshness date, poured into a pint. Bottle was a gusher upon opening

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some chart lasting lace behind

S- crisp wheat with some floral hop, coriander & orange peel, light earthy tones

T- wheat and crisp up front with notes of coriander and other spicy notes, clean and malty finish

M- medium body with very low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a slick finish. All of the carbonation must have left when the bottles gushed upon opening

O- middle of the road witbier, not offensive but doesn't stand out

Aug 02, 2014
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Amalak from New York

2.15/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A. It has a straw yellow color with a few lines of bubbles coming up the sides and some in the middle. It is hazy, but semi-see-through. It has a limited bubbly white head with no real lacing.

S. It has a macro lager scent with some wheat.

T/M. It has a stale wheat taste. It feels a bit skunked. There's a metallic malt taste. It's very carbonated. I'd say it's light bodied.

O. This is just a macro attempt at a wheat beer, and it comes from a smaller brewing company. Not very impressed.

Jul 23, 2013
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TheSSG from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a huge, white, soapy head. Soft, citrusy aroma. Turbid, straw color. Starts off surprisingly bitter, with a nice assortment of spices; orange and chamomile balanced off the clove of the yeast and the biscuity malt. Finish is slightly citric, lots of nice malt, and chamomile.

I really, really enjoy Chamomile, so this one is nice.

Jun 04, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with some light amounts of yeasty sediment near the bottom of the glass, light amounts of visible carbonation, and some golden yellow and orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film with a couple of slightly thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, lemon citrus, and coriander.

T: Starts out with moderate flavors of wheat, followed by some light to moderate amounts of lemon and orange citrus, and just a light amount of coriander spice. Slightly sweet with a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Like many of the beers in this style, there is a slight hint of paste to the flavor of this beer. This is an easy drinking and sessionable beer that is quite refreshing - would be a great summer beer for drinking outside in the sun.

Jan 16, 2013
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Bung from Michigan

3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. A somewhat hazy gold pour, half a finger of white head. Sticks ok.

Aroma, grainy malt and hay. Minimal yeasty spice.

Taste, mild clove, camomile, nutmeg, yeast spice. Hay like wheat and lemon zest finish.

For such a small beer it is very mouth filling. Hearty medium wheaty body. Carbonation is almost creamy.

Even though they are local I don't drink much Natty Green because their stuff seems so generic. This is another un-offensive tasting brew, but the body is quite interesting. Glad I tried this.

Jun 11, 2012
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
4.5% ABV, 040017 on back label.

Thanks for another NC brew, Onenote81!

A - Strong carbonation billows from the glass' etching through the cloudy bright blonde beer to feed the well-formed and decently retained white head. Minimal lace remains on the glass.

S - Plush earthy esters rise gently through the soft wheat and grainy pale malt aroma to offer a brush of citrus zest and sprinkle of coriander spice, but the highlight is the unique chamomile floral fragrance of this inviting aroma.

T - Simple and rather direct, Wildflower Witbier keeps the base clean with soft wheat and pale malt while it's more subtle nuances overlap; light spice, a touch of floral notes, the beer's chamomile peeks out as well, and it finishes with just a slight citrus zest.

M - Oats and wheat both play a pivotal role in the mouthfeel, making Wildflower Witbier very creamy and smooth on the palate. Full-feeling despite the light body aided, of course, but steady carbonation. Crisp and clean to the finish, the faint spice and citrus rind livens it up with a refreshing kick.

O - Almost reminiscent of a very light and subtle incense, Wildflower Witbier lives up to it's name with floral notes that encourage a deeper whiff from this unique take on the style. I like it more with each passing sip, only wishing I had more left in my tulip. Wildflower Witbier is an incredibly drinakble and refreshing summer beer, able to slake even the heartiest thirst.

Jun 09, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served by brewery rep's at the NC Brewers Fest.

A: pours with a rich and large off-white head. Cloudy yellow-gold colored liquid.

S delicate and floral, with some earthy/yeasty tones. Hints of orange, chamomile and lemon.

T: More fruity than flowery with light yeast and white bread. Faint hops. No clove (not missed).

M: Smooth and refreshing; the medium body is more substantial than might be expected. Very good carbonation.

O: works well as intended: a witbier for a hot summer day.

May 14, 2012
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KajII from North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

[Best served in a Weizen glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a huge (3-4 finger) white fluffy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thick cap of foam and had very good sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt and a sweaty soapy yeast with notes of citrus (lemon and orange) and a bit of coriander.

The taste was very mildly sweet, a bit acidic and had a light grain taste with a nice note of citrus at first and finished with a very mild bitter acidic taste with notes of wheat/yeast and coriander at the end. The flavor lasted an average time with a spicy wheat taste fading slowly.

Mouthfeel was light in body and a little watery in texture with a nice prickly carbonation.

Overall a very good Witbier that had all the basic elements and a bit of spice making it a very drinkable and enjoyable brew...

Mar 24, 2012
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a cloudy straw color and it poured with a thick, whipped cream head.

s: Very appealing mix of yeasty phenols, citrus, flowery spice, and musty wheat.

t: Doesn't quite live up to the smell, but this is very good. Grainy wheat with hints of fruit and a spicy, phenolic finish.

m: Pretty chewy overall.

o: I love a good wit but they are frustratingly hard to find. This was definitely one of them, glad I got to try it.

Feb 08, 2012
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

3.19/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty with a subtle note of sweet lemon. It pours a clear straw yellow with a fluffy and not overly persistent white head. Flavor is wheaty and a little yeasty with a mysterious subtle tang I can't quite describe. Texture has average body and sub-par fizziness. Still, it's an enjoyable drink.

Jan 19, 2012
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Raleigh pub.

Pours a light lemon color, cloudy with white suds for a head.

Nose is lemon and orange peel with coriander.

Taste is of light citrus malts and chamomile with grassy character as well.

Light body and soft carbonation.

Very light and unobtrusive, super easy to drink, one of the better wits I've had in a while. The chamomile is what makes it.

Jan 18, 2012
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light, clear golden color with 1/4" of fizzy head that fades pretty quickly. There is a ton of carbonation rising to the top. The nose is very faint; you can barely notice some clove, lemon, and yeast. The taste is also very subdued. You get notes of lemon grass, very faint orange zest, and clove spice. The mouthfeel is very light. The carbonation is intense with a soda-like fizzyness.

I would avoid this one. Natty Greene's isn't a phenomenal brewery, but they definitely have better offerings than this.

Dec 17, 2011
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BeerDocT from Georgia

4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out with a good sized, one-inch head that shrunk to about 1/6 of an inch, but stuck around the entire session. Very attractive hazy yellow color with lots of debris floating around. Light carbonation visible.

-Smell 4.0: Very appealing yeasty/barley smell with slight citrus notes. Great enhancement to the enjoyment of this beer.

-Taste 4.0: Slight barley taste up front, followed by a citrusy middle and finally a very tasty yeasty/ hoppy finish. Very thirst-quenching and refreshing.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Light and smooth with the perfect amount of carbonation that tickles the tongue when drinking.

-Overall 4.0: I am not a fan of witbier's, but this one is one I would buy again. Excellent flavor and just a pleasing drinking experience. Recommended.

Nov 28, 2011
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syrupjoe from Florida

3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a hazy pale straw color with a white head and explosive carbonation - it poured like a champagne.

Nose is grainy and wheaty with a tart zip. Slight raspberry fruitiness and light pepper notes.

Taste is heavily wheaty with slight citrus and berry notes. Certain leafy tea notes to it.

Light bodied, well-rounded, and finishes quite dry and a bit tart with mild hop bitterness. This thing is gushing with bubbles in my mouth - enough to be inappropriate for any style of beer. Must've gotten a bad bottle.

Like the flavor a lot but it was hard to enjoy because of the carbonation! Will have to try it on tap or have another bottle sometime.

Nov 28, 2011
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wedge from North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Foggy pale gold color with a small, dense white head. Mild aroma strikes a balance between grain, citrus, and spice. Sweet lemon and coriander. Gently sweet citrus peel and wheat flavor with faint lingering yeast. Medium-light, snappy mouthfeel finishing dry. Quite refreshing. There's nothing particularly exciting or standout happening here, but it's a solid wit worth picking up from time to time.

Aug 05, 2011
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tastybeer from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty golden, slightly amber beer under a white tight-bubbled head. Lacing is sparse, and head fades rather quickly. Even haziness throughout. Aroma is lightly sweet, with grains and bread, lemon, pepper, herbs, and slight creamy bananas. Nice and fresh too. Taste is pleasant and refreshing. Same nice bready malt topped with bright lemon citrus. Sliiiight tanginess as well. Fairly simple. Mouthfeel is slick and somewhat gritty/resinous. Overall a good solid wit. Refreshing and enjoyable.

Aug 04, 2011
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farrago from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little past a finger’s worth of bleached white foam, dissolves down into scattered islands and a thick accumulation against the glass, when swirled you get a full sheet of lacing along the glass but it’s greased and slides down the sides with ease. The liquid’s filminess helps the sandy yellow color glow, hard to see but there’s a few beads of tiny bubbles there. Innocently fresh nose of just cut flowers, baking spices, orange and lemon peel and raw pie dough, just exactly as advertised, pear, apple, apricot scents crunchy without seeming underripe, full lift. Medium-bodied, lots of foaminess yet the carbonation has a firm wiry quality too, definitely creates erect posture during the mouth entry. The coriander, ginger, caraway spice persists whereas the flowers can’t quite compete and falls back. The orange, lemon citrus struggles moderately too as well. The dough more bready here than pie or pastry like. The fruit too mixed to parse out. Mineral water notes through the finish. Because of its texture it likely would seem more complex to many than it is in terms of flavor and overall balance.

Jul 22, 2011
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours hazy pale yelloe with ring of white foam. Thin layer. Chalky smell, minor. Wheaty. Citrus taste, lemon finish. Light, with strong tartness at the conclusion.

Quite tasty, all blends together nicely. Good summer brew.

May 27, 2011
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