Black Radish Dark Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
This was an ok schwarzbier. The appearance had a thick little head, but it was very bubbly, I guess a little over carbonation. The smell was very malty, with a little hop spike. Along with the strong malt smell, was a faintness of smoke. Taste was kind of like a porter light. Chocolate malt and a smokey finish were the predominate tastes. Drinkability was kind of average. Nothing really stood out for me.
02-24-2009 03:37:28 | More by JISurfer
3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
A: Pours a great dark brown/black with reddish hues at edges. Nice tan foamy head.
S: Notes of bread and grains come first with little or no hops.
T: Taste is of dark malts chocolate and black patent maybe a hint of molasses.
M: Medium bodied but weakly there almost a watery feel on the tongue. Nice lacing and good head retention.
O: Overall a good beer with a full flavor not to familiar with the Shwartzbier style and not to bad to me. The more I drink I get a chocolate flavor.
11-15-2011 03:08:56 | More by nukem5
3.23/5 rDev -5.6%
Undated can at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
Head average (4 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor begins with slightly sweet roasted malt which quickly ends with a malty bitterness; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation
An OK swartzbier, not the best but still OK. I had this for the first time at my first Penn State beer festival in 2006 and haven’t seen it at ant other northern fests. The first beer I ever ordered on line was a case of this in bombers a couple of years ago (They no longer ship beer). My expectations were high; unfortunately the reality didn’t meet them.
07-27-2014 12:54:20 | More by Ozzylizard
3.25/5 rDev -5%
Poured from 22oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. No freshness date. Purchased at Market Street Wineshop (Charlottesville, VA) for $3.49.
A: Brown ale-ish leather brown color with healthy 2-finger beige cola-like head with good retention and a few spines of lace.
S: Sweet malt aroma with some caramel with sourness and light herbal hops
T: Dark malts put forward a roasty, caramel note which changes to tart apple and herbal hops. Sourness is dominating and drying. No real smokiness or upper-tier maltiness and leaves a buttery sour finish.
M: Good light-medium feel with relatively low carbonation and sour dry herbal finish.
D: A decent brew, but it misses the roasted, lightly smoky character and instead leaves a buttery, sour brew that isn't commanding a second one.
05-26-2010 04:08:24 | More by argock
3.38/5 rDev -1.2%
Pours a very dark, almost opaque brown with slight glimmers of ruby redness when held to the light. Head is thick, fluffy and three fingers worth. It clings to the glass and slowly creeps down the walls.
For some reason, I can't explain it, but the first smell is of celery. This is followed by some sweet and sour malt flavors and some very faint smells of chocolate, caramel and black coffee. I have to say that the smell is a bit odd.
Taste is initially sweet followed by some sourness. Its sort of strange as I was expecting more of a dark roasty taste. None of the dark lager characteristics are coming through. Its not a bad tasting beer, just one that I can't necessarily place.
Its a "soft" smooth drinking beer but the flavors and smells are not exactly what I was hoping for. I received this bottle from a friend in NC that mentioned this one being a little strange and I'd have to agree now that I've experienced it.
01-14-2009 01:41:52 | More by indiapaleale
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
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Thanks to MickGoBrach for this one. Large swing top bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Dark brownish red coloration, small tip of froth, decent retention, no real lacing to speak of.
S - Odd aroma, sweet and slightly malty, but there's something else in the nose I'm not quite familiar with, is this actually brewed with radish?
T - Grainy earth like profile, decent bitterness, chocolate malts and possibly veggies. Tastes like a light porter. Tasty, but it's a bit one sided and leaves you wanting something more.
M - Light bodied, mild carbonation level, crisp dry finish.
D - Not bad, I'm not sure I could do more than one though. A decent brew that's a bit outside the box, gotta give props to Weeping Radish for putting out something offbeat.
04-13-2008 20:33:02 | More by PhageLab
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
Bought a 22-oz bottle during an Outer Banks vacation in early September of this year. Also picked up a mix pack of WP's brats. Paired together for this tasting. Hint: they went excellent together. Now for the beer:
A: appears dark amber with decent head and good carbonation.
S: smells clean with very light toasted notes atop a fresh bread loaf straight outta the oven.
T: clean pilsner malt with some graininess and some light roast. Maybe some light roast like watered down coffee. Has the faintest hint of some cocoa or chocolate. Very clean overall with no off flavors. Just the right touch of bitterness. No significant hop flavor.
M: easy drinking with light to medium mouthfeel. Ample bitterness with good carbonation.
O: a solid dark lager. Easy drinking and probably the right beer for warm summer months. As mentioned earlier, paired great with brats & homemade sauerkraut.
11-20-2013 00:14:28 | More by jwhancher
3.45/5 rDev +0.9%
500mL bottle into a standard pint glass. The beer pours a nice deep almost opaque black with a thin head that diminishes to barely a ring. The aroma was some dark malts, slight caramel and chocolate notes as well. The taste is a nice blend of roasted malts and slight chocolate with a distinct wheat beer touch. The beer is light with decent carbonation. This was a moderately enjoyable beer, but not likely one I'd try again.
08-27-2008 03:26:47 | More by atsprings
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
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
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
Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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