Corolla Gold Helles Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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3.18/5 rDev +7.1%
Purchased a bomber from Brew Thru at Nags Head, NC.
Poured into a tall 22oz taper glass. Nice straw-colored yellow with a relatively small white head of less than a finger or so. Crystal clear on the pour but not much lacing to speak of.
Smells like your basic lager, but has a touch more on the nose in the way of grain or malt. Smells good, but nothing more than average.
Taste is interesting in that there is a lot more malty sweetness on the palate than you would expect for the color and the nose. There is still a decent amount of balance here, but there is definitely a nod to the malt. Finish is mostly clean, but that sweet grain wants to hang in there for a while.
The mouthfeel is heavier than you would expect, perhaps because of the maltiness. It was rather enjoyable in the beginning but the longer it went on, the more I was ready for the glass to be done so I could move on. Not something I would drink a lot of, but definitely something I would enjoy in smaller doses. I liked it overall and would like to try it with food next time.
06-08-2011 22:10:18 | More by SIRIUS2
1.35/5 rDev -54.5%
Brought back from some extended family, a case of it was given to my cousin and he stopped by with a couple German style pints of 16.9oz bottles of this one. Appears a bright golden with large bubbled quickly fleeting head leaves thin scant lacing behind, nothing spectacular looking here. Aroma offers a tart offness with some lingering fruit quality and cereal and dextrose sweetness. Flavor is upfront with some lactic tartness that actually ended in some mild heartburn after drinking the whole thing, sweetness from the dextrose and pale malts is over shadowed by the tart apple offness. Really bad and uncohesive if the flavor. Mouthfeel is thin watery carbonation is weak and doesn't carry this brew well at all. Drinkability overall is really poor I won't go looking for this one I remember liking the Black Radish and their amberfest awhile back but this is just bad beer being labeled as craft and microbrewed.
08-11-2008 16:22:34 | More by WVbeergeek
3.2/5 rDev +7.7%
A 500 mL bottle purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
A: The lager has a bright orange color, hazy with a marmalade look (minus all the thick goopy stuff that makes up marmalade). The head was nothing to get worked up about.
S: The nose is grainy but generally lacks any noteworthy elements.
T: Fresh this beer is a formidable opponent. Unfortunately I can't report the same for the bottled version. The graininess is evident but it is undercut by an unpleasant sweetness. The finish has the biscuity cereal flavors and too much of a buttery taste. If you have the choice of a capped bottle or swingtop growler, take the growler.
M: The mouthfeel won't excite you but it may disappoint.
D: I am baffled by the disconnect. Fresh it beer is awesome (and was my best in show at the first beerfest I ever attended), but this bottled version seems to fall short.
11-10-2007 22:58:25 | More by akorsak
2.9/5 rDev -2.4%
another tap offering from radish, this one i was really not so crazy about at all. pours out a clear, amber color with a small head of white that grows into an overcarbonated mess within minutes.
aroma is very light, hardly existent at all with light grains, and a touch of some wet hay like aroma that really just does not work well for this one at all. very, very light feel with loads of carbonation leaves you looking for my flavor as it just seems one dimensional with loads of bready grains and light malts, this really does not have much at all to go. clean finish leaves little after taste to speak of.
overall i have to give it an ehh. it tried but just was not going to happen here.
09-21-2010 01:20:50 | More by mikesgroove
2.88/5 rDev -3%
Bought on bottle from their restaurant in Manteo.
Behind the Farm Brew, this was my second least favorable beer I had from Weeping Radish.
The best feature of the beer is the appearance, which pours a hazy golden/orange, besides that, I found very little else to amaze.
The smell is almost nonexistent. The taste in the mouth felt a bit thin and dissipates in the mouth too quickly, doesn't leave a lasting impression.
12-16-2007 04:23:12 | More by deltatauhobbit
2.85/5 rDev -4%
Part of 'Help clear out the drawer of my beer fridge'. Pours a golden straw color with a very bubbly head that is gone quickly. Smell is rather corn based. Flavor is light and hoppy. Very highly carbonated. Very bubbly and champagne like. Very light and non-cloying. Refreshing.
10-28-2008 00:09:47 | More by FtownThrowDown
3.11/5 rDev +4.7%
Served on-tap at Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC
A: Pours a very lightly hazy dark apricot/peach to orange in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow + peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy/soapy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and grainy malts with a touch of sweetness and just a hint of spicy hops.
T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of malts - I get both caramel malts and toasted cereal grain malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are some very light hints of earthy and spicy hops that become a little more pronounced as the beer warms up. Light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.
M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.
O: This beer was easy to drink but just was not a good enough representation of the style for me to want to go back for more. There was just a little something missing in the mouthfeel and the flavor that left we wanting.
05-13-2013 17:01:55 | More by dbrauneis
Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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