Review by Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier                                                                                                                           Mother Earth Weeping Willow Wit is hazy golden in color, opaque with a three finger white head. Aromas of lemon peel and Fruit Loops cereal.

On the palate the Mother Earth Weeping Willow Wit has a medium body mouthfeel with those strong Belgian yeast characteristics bursting through on the front of the palate. The mid-palate is zippy and tangy with sour lemon peel, orange peel, and sour wheat.

The finish is dry with a little golden yeast roll peering through. Very fun and fresh American take on this Belgian style beer. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Review – 89 Points 

Beer Advocate – 84 Points

RateBeer – 83 Points


The Break Down

45%
Body
30%
Bitterness
20%
Hops
45%
Malt
65%
Yeast
65%
Fruitiness

Beer Selection – Weeping Willow Wit 

Producer – Mother Earth Brewing

Region – Kinston, NC

Style – Wheat Beer, Wiessbier, Hefeweizen, Belgian style wheat beer

Hops – unknown 

Malts – unknown

Alcohol – 5%

Food Pairing – Chicken salad sandwich, fruit salad, polish sausages


From the Brewery

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. http://www.motherearthbrewing.com/beer/weeping-willow

What is a wheat beer

There are two main types of wheat beer. The first is Weissbier and second is Witbier. They are both top fermented beers but rather than using only malted barley, wheat is also used.

Weissbier is the German style and Witbier is the Belgian style. The biggest differences between Witbier and Weissbier is that Witbier is brewed with orange peel and spices like coriander.

These beers are hazy and usually have left over yeast-like sediment floating around in the bottle. They are rather distinct beers and easily identifiable in a line up.

Sour tastes like lemon peel, orange peel and sour dough are the typical characteristics and the beer is typically medium bodied with yeasty bread roll qualities present in the mouth feel. They are perfect for summer get-togethers. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW