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Black Radish Dark Lager - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Black Radish Dark LagerBlack Radish Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
78
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85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 53 | Display Reviews Only:
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discdueler

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-15-2012 13:10:52 | More by ncstateplaya
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 16:32:57 | More by Slatetank
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -70.6%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Delaware

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 23:43:07 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 03:08:56 | More by nukem5
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.'

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2011 01:14:25 | More by zaphodchak
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jnn4v

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 04:31:19 | More by iadler
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm writing this without having read any other reviews, so I'm just giving my initial impressions. The beer looked very promising upon the poor with a nice head and a rich dark brown/black color. However, it was fairly unremarkable otherwise. The mouthfeel was thin, and I tasted a hint of a porter with cocoa and coffee but that was about it. That said, it might be a good session beer if it's not going to be the focus of the session.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 02:03:28 | More by BuzzLitebier
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jale

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 12:22:13 | More by jale
Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.