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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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AWB3

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-09-2013 22:03:34 | More by AWB3
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-30-2013 13:48:45 | More by IPAchris
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baconman91

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-10-2013 17:31:35 | More by baconman91
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +2%

Served on-tap at Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC

A: Pours a clear very dark reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of roasted malts with a hint of dark fruits (raisin).

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with just a very light hint of dark chocolate. There is a subtle hint of dark fruit (raisin) but without adding much sweetness to the beer. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Probably my favorite offering from the brewery and one that I have had numerous times before both in bottles and on-tap (though before I started actively reviewing beers). I could easily have a couple of these since both the aroma and flavor are nice and light.

05-13-2013 17:20:53 | More by dbrauneis
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-23-2013 17:18:40 | More by hardcor33
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-27-2013 04:02:51 | More by lupercmda
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Comes out of the bottle a bubbly, translucent mahogany with a thick and rather persistent pale tan head. Strong, malty aroma has smoky and dusty hops notes and a hint of caramel. Malty flavor has a firm note of woody hops, rather like hay, with a caramel touch. Texture has above average strength and fizz, leaving a malty and woody finish.

12-28-2012 02:08:15 | More by Cyberkedi
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

11-03-2012 20:00:02 | More by AndrewMichael
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-09-2012 20:31:49 | More by IrishColonial
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discdueler

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-10-2012 21:53:49 | More by discdueler
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chappy88

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-09-2012 17:22:13 | More by chappy88
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-20-2012 02:31:04 | More by LambicKing
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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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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-15-2012 13:10:52 | More by ncstateplaya
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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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lackenhauser

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

Dark, chestnut brown. Not a schwarzbier color wise. Foamy, off white head. caramel, sweet malt aroma. Almost a raisen like tang. Malty enough flavor upfront. Presents a somewhat metallic/sulfury taste. Slight hop bitterness in the fade. Nice full mouthfeel. Overall there is better out there. I hate to dis Weeping Radish but for me the have never been the same since the move from Manteo. I try them each year and it just is not there for me.

04-20-2012 00:40:25 | More by lackenhauser
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

03-07-2012 10:05:44 | More by carrollmel7
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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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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-16-2012 18:29:46 | More by BMart
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-03-2012 22:07:33 | More by Brewsed
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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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derricksmalls

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-09-2011 23:25:17 | More by derricksmalls
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-06-2011 13:44:01 | More by ROGUE16
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%

A: Dark red-brown, the color of rosewood, with a hint of haze. Head was mediocre, and not much lacing on the glass.

S: Not potent with any aroma. There's bready malt, a hint of citrus, and a cabbage-like odor.

T: Surprising tartness up front, folllowed by a grassy malt with little sweetness. The tartness lingers to the very end, when the hops bitterness kicks in.

M: Crisp, well-carbonated, very moist.

O: Different, but not in an exciting way. Frankly, the tartness is the most noticeable characteristic, and it's a little distracting, but it isn't unpleasant either. The second half of the bottle was drunk with food, which helped temper the beer a bit. I finished it easily, but will cross it off my list for future trips to the store.

12-03-2011 23:43:07 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.