Weeping Willow Wit brewed by Mother Earth Brewing - Kinston, North Carolina
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 Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance: 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
Aroma: 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.
Taste: 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.
Mouthfeel: 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.
Drinkability: The best beer of the lot so far. A citrusy blast of fresh pepper
that is quite good.
Mother Earth Brewing
A name like Mother Earth Brewing demands that a ribbon of green run through
every aspect of our company. Owners Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring say it was
easy to build a first-rate brewery while staying true to their name. Mooring
explains, "Being green can be easy, and making simple, educated product
decisions during our design phase was critical to our overall objective of a
low-impact brewery." He adds that "research and education will continue to be
key elements" in deciding what green technologies to implement in the future.
Curious about what dear old Mother Earth may be smiling about? Here's a
of what we've done to make her happy.