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
The Break Down
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