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Black Radish Dark Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 10-01-2007)
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JasonA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +17%

Pours a black-eyed brown. Lager carbonation, no retention, little lacing.

Medium dark roasted malt. No real hop boquet, though something is in there. Maybe chocolate.

Bitter chocolate. Impressive. Dark roasted malt. Boy does something bitter come out in front. I must say I like it. Almost a combination of bitter hops, chocolate, and malt. Very neat.

Well balanced. Not overpowering, simple yet refined. Quite refreshing.

I would love to land a few more bottles. I think this would do well in a heavier option. Maybe some oak againg. Though not sure how lagering would be effected.

09-16-2008 03:01:51 | More by JasonA
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-24-2013 00:04:36 | More by mrosenfeld32
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -70.8%

12-27-2011 01:14:56 | More by whitekiboko
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

Thanks Radek. Black with brown spot of smoke,and lace. Creamy mouthfeel,caramel but not thick, that evolves into sourshness, and then a drying finish. Lots of coffee, some cocoa. Decent shwartzbier characteristics, but too much on the sourish part in lieu of hops.

08-20-2009 03:35:13 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%

A - deep dark brown with a reddish hue; big mountain of brown, thick, soft, head; good retention

S - faint roasted malts, lager yeast, very light chocolate notes

T - same as the nose; all flavors are very light and faint; roasted malts, chocolate, lager yeast

M - smooth, well carbonated, light to medium bodied, a bit thin at times

This is a decent beer, but it's light, thin at times, and under flavored. All the basics are there. A bit more flavor would do this beer a great service.

05-12-2012 22:47:18 | More by tdm168
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Thin offwhite head, hazy brown-amber body. Some surface retention

Smells of nutty malt, maybe almond or hazelnut.

Nut and malt in the taste, but finish is a bit watery. Decently balanced.

Nicely textured if a bit airy.

Decent brown, but I wouldn't call this 'black.'

11-03-2011 01:14:25 | More by zaphodchak
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avisong

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-18-2012 02:26:25 | More by avisong
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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.42/5  rDev -29.2%

Picked up a bomber from Harris Teeter for $3.50, but was not impressed even at that price. The beer was oxidized and tasted like creamy, cocoa newspaper. The oxidation isn't awful, but this beer is a mess. Avoid this one, it's not worth your money. Go buy a sixer of Kostriker if you want a good black beer.

06-21-2010 03:24:15 | More by tempest
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ebby82

Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -15.2%

Pours a dark brown into a pint glass.

A- malt, caramel

T- a little bit of dark malt, sweet, not a whole lot of complexity, but not bad.

M- Medium bodied, a bit thick for a lager.

Overall, I have only Sam Adams black lager to compare with, but this is not nearly as good as the SA. A ver drinkable beer, and certainly not bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it.

03-18-2011 20:21:35 | More by ebby82
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

08-18-2014 00:04:49 | More by ConradKenney
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +14%

Another 22oz bomber conveniently stocked at the Kitty hawk Food Lion. Pint glass, then my belly.

Pours dark brown, near black, with minimal foam. Does not lace. Light sweet roasted smell. Very clean taste with espresso notes. Smooth finish, with an ever so mild hop .Notes of chocolate. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable and tasty. Nice brew.

08-21-2010 11:14:10 | More by KTCamm
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Links41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17%

07-24-2014 00:29:15 | More by Links41
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -21.6%

A 650 mL bottle from the brewery in late August.

A: The schwarzbier (when did this transition from a dunkel lager to a schwarzbier?) is a dark caramel brown color, full enough to be opaque even though a few stray rays of light can shine through. The pour generated little in the way of head. What's there is eggshell white with a bit of legginess.

S: The nose is fairly nondescript. A bit of roasted malt, a dash of lactic sweetness. Not nearly as inspiring at the draught (or growler) version.

T: Dark chocolates add a brief flourish at the start of each sip. Unfortunately that flavor is quickly replaced by sweet flavors that seem out of place. A medicinal flavor, very powdery, follows the sweetness. A sour flavor, one that seems out of place, runs throughout the beer.

M: There are signs of the great Black Radish underneath the off flavors. It's there and they just need to do something about the quality.

D: Seems like the draught versions are superior to the bottled version. Too bad. When it's fresh, it's one of the best schwarzbiers around.

10-03-2010 17:46:20 | More by akorsak
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jsanford

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%

22oz bottle poured into a Schneider Weizen Glass.

A - Cola-brown with reddish highlights and a thin khaki head that settles to a slight cap.
S - Dark malt with a touch of cocoa, coffee, and some citrus hops.
T - More dark malt, a bit of chocolate, roasted nuts, and coffee with a faint hop presence.
M - Smooth, with a medium-thin body and moderate carbonation.
O - Not overly complex, but for a sessionable beach beer it's pretty good. Wish I had time to stop my the brewery, maybe next time.

07-05-2011 03:36:30 | More by jsanford
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

my first beer from weeping radish. i had heard alot about them but for one reason or another kept missing them every time they were around. finally caught up and was able to try several offerings. nice pour here with a dark cocoa brown color and a good two inches of foam head that capped the top rather nicely.

aroma is dark campfire smoke, hints of chocolate, but as it warms it seems to fade a good bit and some off, dark fruit maybe? something just goes a bit wrong. flavor is nice, dark malts, lots of smoke an peat like notes and a nice chocolate base. smooth, light body and easy drinking taste made it go down quite smooth.

overall a really solid beer and one i would not mind trying again.

09-21-2010 00:59:15 | More by mikesgroove
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SixpointJMH

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours a nice near black colour that has some ruby hints to it when held to the light. A creamy beige head with blotchy stickiness tops the liquid.

Aroma has a good burnt malt characteristic to it along with some slight chocolate notes. That said, it's a bit thin overall.

The flavour makes up for the thin aroma with some beefier tones to it: much more roasted and rugged with a good amount of chocolate and perhaps some nut flavour too. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and is spot on for the style.

This is a nice one. Dark lager to me have always had a nice balance of rugged roasted flavour and some smoothness as well and this one is no exception. Enjoyable indeed.

04-25-2008 14:13:57 | More by SixpointJMH
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +23.4%

Bought from the Weeping Radish restaurant in Manteo.

Pours very dark but if held up to the light has a slight ruby tint.

The taste and smell is of roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and coffee. This is a very full beer and one of the best offered from Weeping Radish. Very similar to a porter or stout so don't let the word lager fool you, this is a hearty beer and is very well rounded.

12-16-2007 05:15:44 | More by deltatauhobbit
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rtratzlaff

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%

Ordered this at a bar not knowing what to expect out of Black Raddish.

After the first sip.., This is not a stout or even an ale. Yes, Swarzbier.

Appearance was a black body with brown around the rim, a tan head 1/2 inch fades within minutes leaving some slight lacing.

Aromas were hard to pick up on, but there was a bit of roastiness.

The taste had an acidic sharpness(acidulated malt). It sort of reminded me of black iced coffee flavor.

The mouthfeel was light and crisp.
This is a quaffable German Swarzbier brewed to style.

03-24-2009 21:04:02 | More by rtratzlaff
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dogma33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

12-31-2013 21:41:39 | More by dogma33
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iadler

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +0.9%

22 oz bottle poured into a Russian River "Tion" glass.

A- Dark brown with red highlights that forms a two finger head that dissapates into a thin cap. No sign of lacing.

S- Faint aroma of roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee beans.

T- Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and a bit of lemon zest at the finish.

M- Medium carbonation and thin body. Finishes slightly dry.

O- A nice session beer that could be enjoyed year round, especially in the winter. Nothing really jumps out, but worth trying.

08-14-2011 04:31:19 | More by iadler
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DoUhave

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-18-2012 02:09:54 | More by DoUhave
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-16-2014 17:14:30 | More by MaxOhle
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mwckiltedsavage

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17%

08-22-2014 00:10:20 | More by mwckiltedsavage
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dball

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17%

At first sip I taste and smell hint of caramel in this light bodied dark lager. It drinks very smooth and I should emphasize the light body. It does not appear that it would have as a light a body as it does. The light body also seems to give it a mild flavor. There isn't a lot going on with this brew. It's simple, refreshing, and somewhat unique because the style is not available at most breweries. I picked it up in a 22oz bottle and at $4 I'd say it was overpriced. I would get it again particularly at a better price.

08-29-2011 19:31:55 | More by dball
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.21/5  rDev -6.1%

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with some amber hues shining through. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of toasted malts, some nuttiness, burnt caramel and a hint of coffee.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some toasted/roasted malts, some nuttiness, sweet caramel and faint coffee.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

08-15-2014 19:11:12 | More by SebD
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Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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