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Corolla Gold Helles Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Corolla Gold Helles LagerCorolla Gold Helles Lager

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BA SCORE
72
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 18.46%
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 mikesgroove
2.9/5  rDev -2.7%

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 ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

ygtbsm94, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
1.35/5  rDev -54.7%

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 DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev +0.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of InspectorBob
3/5  rDev +0.7%

InspectorBob, May 21, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.08/5  rDev +3.4%

Review from notes taken on 6/6/10.

Poured from a bomber into a pint. This brew appears a crystal clear light orange color with 2 fingers of white creamy head. Decent retension and lacing sticks about the glass. The aroma has a hint of caramel sweetness along with some hops and a slghtly sour, sulfuric note on the backend.

The taste of this brew has a grainy sweetness with notes of caramel and slight bitterness from the hops. Some
minorly citrus character is evident from the hops in the finish which is quite crisp. Overall a light feel with a moderate level of carbonation. Not too bad of a brew buy as it warms, there is an increased amount of sulfur noted.

stakem, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of dbrauneis
3.11/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

dbrauneis, May 13, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.2/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

akorsak, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

ejimhof, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of gford217
2.35/5  rDev -21.1%

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 24, 2008
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev +0.7%

ROGUE16, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

IPAchris, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

jsanford, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

ncstateplaya, May 15, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev +0.7%

IrishColonial, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

lupercmda, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

Had this beer at Cosmos' pizza in Corolla, the best restaraunt in Corolla serious.

A straw colored brew with ample head but little carbonation.
Aroma was grassy and grainy malts, typical lager here.

Taste was crisp and refreshing with moderate levels of biscuit malts and some tart lemon.
Hops are low and balanced the malts nicely I think.

Had a medium mouthfeel some bitterness and some grainy aftertaste.

A good beer alittle light in flavor but still good.

micromaniac129, Jul 13, 2011
Photo of buzzy
2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

buzzy, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

avisong, May 18, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.6/5  rDev -12.8%

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 deltatauhobbit
2.88/5  rDev -3.4%

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 FtownThrowDown
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

FtownThrowDown, Oct 28, 2008
Photo of Seanibus
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours slightly hazy amber with a smallish, stable head. The aroma is sweet and malty, with a little flower over the top. The flavor is round and very wheaty, like a mouthfull of strong breakfast cereal. There is a strong bitterness on the back end, most unexpected, with some summer fruit - apricot, nectarine, white peach, and even raisin. The mouthfeel is thick and ropey.

Seanibus, Oct 06, 2010
Photo of KajII
2.85/5  rDev -4.4%

[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...

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KajII, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of bmjivi221
3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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