OBX Beer - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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3.38/5 rDev +4%
Pours a slightly bronzed sunny-golden-yellow color, total clarity, and a head that is white but wispy, dying down quickly. Leaves small vertical splats of lace on the glass.
Smell is mostly that not-unappealing metal-meets-bread vibe of typical German lagers of various sorts. A kind of sulfur-ish element with that white bread/biscuit graininess, and a slight hint of white grape.
It doesn't taste quite as nice as it smells, lacking depth and certainly lacking the kind of pleasing bitterness of an authentic German kolsch. It's nice enough though, bready but light in the malt department, pils-like and lemony in the hops area, with a dab of white grape juice in there. Feels good enough, amply carbonated and remarkably slick, just about right for this kind of beer without wowing or anything. Finishes sort of dry and metallic.
This is quite okay. Goes down nice and easy on a hot, humid day, but it's not gonna be anyone's best introduction to this oft-brewed, rarely-nailed style. Pretty much gotta go to the fatherland for that.
08-05-2011 23:30:43 | More by Metalmonk
4.13/5 rDev +27.1%
A- Poured a clear yellow/ orange color. Three plus fingers of clean white head. The head stayed very long than subsided to a thin layer of bubbles, with no lacing at all.
S- Grassy hops, citrus and grains as soon as the top came off. After the pour, some nice mild spice, too.
T- The grassy hops shine at the start. The end is more of the citrus and malts. No bites or bitterness. I couldn’t detect any of the metallic finish others have mentioned.
M- Very light body and good carbonation.
D- After a ton of odd jobs around the house, on a very hot, humid day this was just what I wanted. So refreshing I wanted more. I guess I’ll just need to get back to NC area for more.
05-28-2011 18:28:50 | More by KenC
3.93/5 rDev +20.9%
A - bright yellow with a thin cap of loose, soft, white head that has decent retention
S - cereal grains, a bit musty
T - cereal grains, lemon, a bit tart, grassy
M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated
This is a light, easy drinking beer that is perfect for hot days. It's a bit fruity and slightly tart, but enjoyable nonetheless.
07-22-2012 15:40:10 | More by tdm168
3.78/5 rDev +16.3%
This is my first go-round with Weeping Radish in almost 2 years. The last interactions went, well, poorly. It sounds like the QC issues that plagued them have been resolved, hence this beer in my glass now.
A: The kolsch-style beer is a golden straw color, pale but not pallid. Even cold it projects no haziness in the glass. A sizeable head, nearly two fingers, is slowly bubbling away with thin entrails of lace left behind.
S: So far, so good. The kolsch has a crisp hoppy aroma, pleasantly light with ample malt sweetness.
T: Very nice. The pale malts are biscuity and stand out in each sip. Gone are the off flavors, metals, and general nastiness, replaced by an honest-to-goodness kolsch. The biscuity malts has fruity side flavors, a little ripe green apple here and there. Hops are crisp but subtle, out of the limelight that the malts occupy.
M: The kolsch is light, malt-focused with just enough hops to work. The flavors are spot-on and miles away from where Weeping Radish used to be.
D: More, please. This beer makes me want to pick up a bottle of Black Radish and give it a test run again. I'm glad that someone at WR realized that something was epicly wrong and took the proper steps to correct it.
08-20-2010 01:08:07 | More by akorsak
3.63/5 rDev +11.7%
another new one for me, i decided to bring a few bottles home and try them last night. served cold and poured into a pint glass, consumed on 09/19/2010.
the pour was light amber with loads of carbonation coming up towards the surface. really just very well done. nice head of white caps the top nearly perfectly and smooth lacing coats the sides
light aroma of fresh grass and tons of grains just come through the air lightly. bready with a hints of herbals it just needs that little extra punch to throw it over the top. crisp, clean and light flavor leaves a small dry finish that begs you to drink more.
overall a very solid little beer i would not mind trying again at all.
09-21-2010 01:17:29 | More by mikesgroove
3.1/5 rDev -4.6%
This one's for you Andy!
Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves next to no lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, some breadiness, grassy hops and perhaps subtle notes of lemon.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy/bready malts, a touch of grassy hops and some faint lemon.
Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by decent flavors and aromas.
Serving type: can
08-15-2014 19:52:39 | More by SebD
3.53/5 rDev +8.6%
A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow with some brighter yellow highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a couple of small thin patches with a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bready and cereal grain malts along with just a touch of grassy hops.
T: Moderate flavors of cereal grain and bready malts with some lighter notes of lemon citrus and just a touch of apple crispness. There is a light note in the finish of something metallic and just a hint of bitterness.
M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.
O: Pretty easy and refreshing, this would be a great beach beer when you are out in the OBX - the hint of lemon makes this one a good thirst quencher.
12-18-2012 00:15:33 | More by dbrauneis
3.8/5 rDev +16.9%
A: Brilliantly transparent with a burnished gold colored body. Thin white head that doesn't lace very well. Lots of large carbonation bubbles. The beer looks very nice.
S: It has a familiar pilsner-like smell to the beer. Some grain, some peanut butter scent, a little bit of a rubber eraser smell, some muddled flower scent.
T: The beer has a lightly fruity flavor to it that stings the sides of the palate very pleasantly. Very pleasant fruity flavor, a bit pear-like with some lemon. There is a grain flavor to the beer as well, which is fantastic. A very good tasting Kölsch. No aftertaste.
M: The mouthfeel is light bodied, not much carbonation, and fairly wet. It's decent for the beer.
O: Overall I thought it was a really nice and refreshing beer. I would buy it again and I enjoyed drinking the one I had. The light fruity taste worked well with the grain flavors and made the beer complicated enough to enjoy, but not something with too much flavor. It would be a nice beer to have when mowing grass or having a picnic. The flavors are reminiscent of Spring.
01-07-2013 18:58:30 | More by teromous
3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
A: pours dark yellow-orange, a finger of bubbly short lasting white head.
S: lightly sweet, a bit grainy, hops are a touch grassy and minty
T: again a bit grainy, a bit sweet, hops are lightly bitter as well as grassy.
M: seems a little thick, but carbonation is good.
O: if it was a hot day that was spent gardening it would be really refreshing. A good beer from a new brewery for me.
05-15-2011 01:46:14 | More by rootbeerman
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