Black Radish Dark Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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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
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
4.1/5 rDev +19.9%
Mahogany brown with ruby highlights and a fairly thin head that is gone to a ring within a minute. Good smell of dark roast malts and a light, delicate sweetness. A touch of molasses is also noticeable. Taste is very complex for such a small brew. Some chocolate and toffee with an underlying nutty flavor. Hints of coffee. A hop bitterness is noticeable toward the end, very evidently a German variety. A little more carbonation may have helped this one with its texture. Just a tad thin, becoming a little dry but not crisp in the finish. Not as big in body as it should or could be. Aside from this small quibble, it's still pretty easily drinkable. I actually wouldn't mind another bottle right now. Probably something I'll revisit down the line, recommended.
10-07-2008 03:33:00 | More by ncvbc
4.1/5 rDev +19.9%
This beer was recommended by a friend of mine that said if I ever drive towards North Carolina I need to try this beer. As it turns out, I found this beer in a nice specialty beer and wine store in Virginia on my way to N. Carolina...and I am definitely not disappointed...
Appearance: Sampled this beer from a bottle on a warm summer night on my friends roof. Dark outside, dark beer...couldn't really see much. From what I was able to tell, there was a tiny bit of head, but less than a finger width - and it dissipated fairly quickly.
Smell: Very interesting smell. Nothing outrageous or pungent, but unique in its own right. Can't quite place what it is now...
Taste: This was a very tasty beer. Slight sweetness to it, no real hop presence however, but that may have taken away from it a bit. Slight chocolatey undertones, and a nice clean finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, slight carbonation, nothing extreme.
Drinkability: Very very drinkable...nothing better than a cold beer on a hot summer night.
11-05-2008 21:35:55 | More by krisandajt
4.03/5 rDev +17.8%
Pours a very deep caramel brown with a frothy, large bubbled head. Very nice. Good retention and laces well.
Nice caramel malt nose. Slightly sweet and sugary. Earthy tones there, too.
Hits a little thin, then turns cocoa with a toasted malt twist. Nice twinge of sugar in the finish. Caramel and a bit nutty.
Feel is slightly syrupy, but just the right thickness.
Very nice cool weather drinker.
12-25-2009 23:36:18 | More by beer2day
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
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
3.95/5 rDev +15.5%
Had on tap at the brewery.
A: Pours brown with a finger of tan head.
S: Roasted malt is all I detect.
T: Roasted malt moving into burnt coffee coffee. Dry finish.
M: light medium body with good carbonation. Nice clean body that does not weight down your palate.
O: I would drink another.
04-19-2011 12:22:13 | More by jale
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
3.93/5 rDev +14.9%
Picked up in NC while on vacation.
Clear, dark mahogany in color. Lots of ruby/amber highlights. Medium size, creamy, tan colored head. Clouded up a bit with the final pour.
Scent was earthy. Citrus, roast and some caramel added complexity.
Taste was citrus up front, followed by mild coffee/roast notes. Biscuity middle. Grassy/herbal finish.
Light to medium in body, very crisp. Medium carbonation. Refreshing.
Quite good, nice session beer. Well balanced. I would certainly drink again.
12-19-2007 17:54:55 | More by
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
3.85/5 rDev +12.6%
Bottle picked up for me by my parents on their recent trip to the outer banks. I was excited to try this, i can remember going to the brewpub in manteo when i was younger but not being old enough to drink anything.
Poured a nice black, with a small almost no existent coffee colored head.
Smell was nuts, roasted malt, vanilla and wheat.
Taste was roasted malts, wheat, hay and and the smallest touch of vanilla.
The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated and fairly smooth.
I enjoyed this, not the greatest but a very drinkable beer.
08-24-2008 16:41:13 | More by gregc
3.83/5 rDev +12%
Probably Weeping Radish's best beer. Picked up at Harris Teeter supermarket in Kill Devil Hills. They kept it refrigerated (non pasturized beer). Pours a dark dense brown wit some light getting through when held to a light. Medium size off white head. Average to below retention. Some lacing.
Aroma is roasted malts, fairly ild but pleasant. Taste is the best part of this beer. Rich flavor of roasted malt, a little smoky and perhaps a faint hint of coffee.
Mouthfeel is light but not too thin. Very smooth. Goes down real easy. Drinkability is fine. This would be an ideal session beer. Very nice.
09-04-2010 17:46:55 | More by JayQue
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
3.78/5 rDev +10.5%
Yes, Richmond Weeping Radish has made it to our area again.
Appearance: This beer pours black. No other way to say it. This is dark. It has great head retention.
Aroma: I get nothing but a roasted coffee smell.
Taste: Very lite malty taste. I do get hints of coffee or carmel in there. The taste isn't heavy at all. Overall the taste is extremely lite.
Mouthfeel: Dry and wet. Seriously I don't know how to describe it. The taste abruptly goes away but you do feel wetness in there. I know that's a very odd way of describing it.
Overall Impression: I think this is a great easy drinking beer to enjoy. It is definitely a session beer. I like how the malts are not lingering around which makes you want to have another drink.
03-29-2009 02:48:38 | More by edmedina
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Black Radish appears a brown color that when held up to the light shows off it's clarity and ruby colored depth of light brown/redness. Initially appears with a finger of slightly tanned head that receeds fairly fast and leaves faint spotty lacing on the glassware. Aroma has a caramel-like sweetness with a touch of butter and a mixture of minerals and some hops in the backend. Taste includes the flavors led on by the aroma; buttery dark grain flavor with a bit of a mineral taste and some clean hop character brings in the finish with a bit of dark grain flavoring. Slight bit of the alcohol is evident in the back of the throat. Quite a crisp finish with a distinct buttery dark grain flavor that is left lingering in the mouth. Medium to light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nothing over the top but a fairly decent representation for the style.
06-08-2010 17:05:56 | More by stakem
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
Thanks to stevea1210 for the bottle, enjoyed from a pils glass chilled.
The color is deep brown like cola with ruddy hues and a thick tan collar of foam, The laces sticks decently and bead is fine. The smell is woody, roasted and raisiny without any strong coffee elements, more yeast driven aroma than anything. The feel is good with medium light body and slight sweetness with a caramel tinge and semi-high carbonation with moderately dry finish.
The taste is good a very nice lager with some yeast notes and raisin twang from specialty malts with s subtle hint of green apple and plum with a nice woody nuttiness in the flavor, The caramel sweetness seems to balance a little of that though. The overall impression is a good black lager. I remember the original and this is still a good one although there are many I prefer in this style.
04-03-2012 16:32:57 | More by Slatetank
3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
What is it with North Carolina and refreshing dark brew? Must be something in the water.
Anyhow - pours a deep, slightly translucent black with a small fuzzy head. The aroma is sharp, roasted, and surprisingly hoppy. It has a little nutmeg sting to it The flavor is a bit thinner than I expected - most of what's going on is going on at the finish. The front-end flavor is roasted and malty, with some nutmeg spice. The finish is bitter and slight woody, which develops an unexpected sweet overtone after a while.
08-26-2010 22:13:53 | More by Seanibus
Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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