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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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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-15-2013 14:28:02 | More by BillRoth
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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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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%

Appearance:: deep mahogany color, almost black. a finger of an off white head that fades fairly quickly and leaves only a small lacing behind. some clarity along the edges but the darkness makes it opaque

Smell: soft malt presences. dark malts with some munich and a bit of caramel, hints at coffee. weak noble hop character near the end

Taste: opens with some munich mixed with a moderate caramel. sweetness comes on just a tad too strong. some black licorice taste. again hints of coffee and noble hops

Mouthfeel: light, and just a touch too sweet

Overall: not a bad beer by any means but misses the style just by a bit. could use a little more hops for balance.

06-21-2014 22:12:55 | More by SportsandJorts
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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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Nipitato

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%

I purchased a couple of bombers from the Weeping Radish brewery of on my way down to vacation on the Outer Banks.

A: Deep dark brown with ruby highlights when light gets through. It this is clear you can't tell due to the darkness.

S: This beer has a pronounced toasted and strong roasted malt aroma. Some cola sweetness from the malt as well as a subtle coffee like aroma.

T: Strong roasted malt flavor that is rich and sweet. Hop bitterness carries throughout. This is probably also attributable to roasted malt but it does not have a bitter chocolate character. Aftertaste dries out and slowly lingers.

MF: Medium body. Not harsh but comes close to acrid. Moderate carbonation.

D, notes: I feel like this is a schwarzbier more than a dunkel lager. The mouthfeel and acrid bitterness gets in the way of this beer's drinkability.

09-09-2008 17:36:11 | More by Nipitato
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TheDudeBeers

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured from bottle to pint

A - Dark Brown in color, almost black. 2 fingers of nice head

S - Caramel, Coffee, malt...kinda sweet smelling

T - Carmel, Malt, Coffee, slight hoppy finish

M - Very light on the tongue for a dark lager

D - Really drinkable, smooth, almost creamy lager. Reminds me of Boddingtons.

Overall a decent beer, but lacking in any serious flavor. Not bad though.

12-23-2010 01:18:41 | More by TheDudeBeers
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

16.9 oz bottle

A: Deep lack with some brown hues under a small to medium sized brown head. Some lace and OK retention.

S: Malty, a little toasted, a bit of vegetable present that throws it off a little.

T: Surprising taste. Was expecting a sweeter beer, and although it does finish sweet, it takes on more of porter quality up front. Toasted with some hints of chocolate and coffee.

M/D: Good mouthfeel, creamy. Drinkability is fine. A decent brew overall.

10-20-2008 00:30:19 | More by NCSUdo
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%

Received a nice, almost midnight black body with a little brownish tint when held to light. A rocky head that dissipates fairly slow and leaves some lace patches. The smell was basic and rather non nose-catching, with basic malts coming through but nothing real noticeable.
This is a good, medium-bodied brew that had some creaminess and smoothness to it - malts noticable like chocolate, coffee and some roasted. It is a little simplistic, and there are better stouts out there. Still, a good beer and I wouldn't turn it down if offered again.

06-05-2008 15:57:34 | More by clayrock81
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jnn4v

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Looks more like a doppelbock than a black lager or Schwarzbier. It's a chestnut brown color that's fully translucent. Tan head filled about 1/5 of the glass even on a careful pour. No visible sediment or haze.

S: Caramel, roasted nuts, pumpernickel bread, molasses, honey wheat bread.

T: Very watery compared to the scent, unfortunately. Vague brown ale malts blend with some hop and stale beer bitterness. The aftertaste is the best part, featuring hints of smoke and roasted chestnuts.

M: Very thin mouthfeel, unfortunately. It's got some carbonation, but seems like the body I'd expect out of Coors, not a craft brewery.

O: Not what I was expecting and/or hoping for, but still drinkable. If I scored it strictly against the style, it'd get an even lower rating.

10-11-2011 00:18:36 | More by jnn4v
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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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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%

DRinking a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The bottle has been in my cellar for a little bit so I wonder how it has held up.
Pours a very dark brown color with fizzy and tightly packed beige head of 3 cm that fades to a sturdy surface layer that remains through the sampling.
Aroma is toffee and some brown sugar, maybe a little oxidation but very faint on the nose. Appealing sweet scents on this beer.
First sip reveals an average body with crisp texture and very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is grainy and sweet malt with some toffee and a little bit of brown sugar too. Finish is a little lingering spicy hops. Very drinkable flavor, again just a hint of oxidation but it doesnt ruin the beer.
A pretty decent lager that Iwish I had tried a little earlier in my possession but still pretty tasty. I would like t try another bottle fresh.

04-28-2014 02:28:29 | More by sulldaddy
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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
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +9.1%

Pours a deep chestnut or brown with a decent size head that was tan in color.
Aroma was light, but the overall aroma was of roasted malts.
Taste pretty good with a nice roasted character and some hop bitterness.
Had a decent mouthfeel but had a slight astringency at the finish.

Overall a good beer but flavor is lacking as in diluted or watered down.

07-13-2011 00:48:22 | More by micromaniac129
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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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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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

Pennsylvania

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
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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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Seanibus

California

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.

Good beer

08-26-2010 22:13:53 | More by Seanibus
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-17-2014 18:52:10 | More by Sludgeman
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-17-2013 06:24:11 | More by bmjivi221
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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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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
Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.