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Corolla Gold Helles Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 18.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 09-23-2007)
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Photo of Nipitato
1.25/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased a bomber at the brewery in Jarvisburg, NC.

A: Moderate gold hue.

S: A strange bitter aroma smells sour and off. The stink masks anything else.

T: A strange bitter flavor throughout destroys any traditional malt character that should be found in a helles. This is just an awful taste.

D,notes: You have to question why this beer is being sold anywhere let alone out of the brewery. A dreadfully bad beer with no value or redeeming character. Very disappointing.

Nipitato, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.35/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

WVbeergeek, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of whitekiboko
1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Minkybut
2.2/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a nice golden color with a pretty white fluffy head. I thought maybe this was going to be a great beer for drinkig a few. The smell was sour which flipped me out and it was yeasty. The taste was terrible. like vinegar or pickel juice. This was my second in a row Weeping Raddish brew I was trying and both were off. I will not buy again

Minkybut, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of gford217
2.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Imstillthegman poured into the New Belgium snifter he provided.

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a soapy white head that shows very good retention and excellent lacing. It looks pretty good.

Not a lot going on in the smell. The aroma is definitely grainy with some pretty strong sweet malts as well.

The taste was a little subpar for me as the grains and malt sweetness are overpowered by a fairly unpleasant sourness that just doesn't sit right.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin with good carbonation.

This looks OK and smells OK but the taste seemed off to me. That sourness really takes away from the drinkability.

gford217, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of bdtva
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

bdtva, May 12, 2013
Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

avisong, May 18, 2012
Photo of circus_cat
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

circus_cat, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.6/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from a 16.9oz bottle into a pint glass with no dating on the bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, golden color with a nonexistant head. The only bubbles were caused by a vigorous pour in an effort to pry some foam from the beer. Not much carbonation action going on either.

Aroma was immediately sour with some green apple aromas. Not very pleasing. Even some DMS in this one. Blech.

Not much going on in the tongue department. Sour tasting with a bit of caramel maltiness coming through in the end giving a decent cereal type finish. Otherwise pretty bland.

Below average for sure. Watery and thin and not worth another bottle, or even one bottle. :(

SaCkErZ9, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of buzzy
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

buzzy, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

ygtbsm94, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Tarale9
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

Tarale9, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of MaxOhle
2.8/5  rDev -7%

MaxOhle, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

FtownThrowDown, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of KajII
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

[Suggested Glassware: Lager Glass]

The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that quickly diminished, down to a light wispy film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild with a light biscuit malt, some grassy hops and a dusty yeast with hints of caramel, adjuncts (corn I believe) and a slight grainy appeal.

The taste was lightly malty with a touch of caramel early on, and then became mildly bitter and grainy with a mild adjunct finish. The flavor lasted only a short while proceeding the swallow, with a slightly bitter grainy taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall I found this brew to be just OK, it was refreshing but really did not have a lot of flavor. This is a good brew when doing yard work on a hot Summers day when you're looking for something more than just to quench your thirst...


KajII, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

deltatauhobbit, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

mikesgroove, Sep 21, 2010
Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -0.3%

ConradKenney, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

SeanDolan, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

DoUhave, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

NCLorax, Apr 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

IrishColonial, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of toppoop
3/5  rDev -0.3%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
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Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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