OBX Beer - Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Reviews: 19
Hads: 58
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 6.59%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: stakem on 06-07-2010

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Reviews: 19 | Hads: 58
Photo of cpetrone84
2.32/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very cloudy dirty amber with a mostly tight off white head and a few large bubbles. The nose offers some interesting aromas that don't work together well. There is some stale bread, light dough, sulfer seltzer like arome, and bitter fruity hop, bananas and berries but light. The flavor is harsh, it is extremely stale and very dry bread like. The sulfer is still there, the hop presence is the bright point with some juicy citrus in the back but the sulfer and bitterness make it very off putting. the body is light, a hint oily, good carbonation. A little rough, not aweful but a bit bad. (598 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Undated can at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of light malt
Head small (1.5 cm), white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing poor – few very small islands and reefs of small bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins with light malt, ends slightly bitter; no distinct hop flavor; no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Meh. Not particularly tasty. OK on a hot day. (419 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, there is a slight chill haze on an otherwise crystal clear, honey gold coloring with a fluffy, bubbly, off-white head that quickly settles out. Nose of subtle toasted grains, hints of rich butter and caramel, and some floral highlights. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with notes of citrus, caramel, apple, and honey. Very subtle hops bitterness in the backbone, but overpowered by the sweet characteristics. The bod is full, with a subtle carbonation edge. The finish is effervesced and slightly watery at the same time. This gets sugary sweet the more you drink. This misses the style for me. (641 characters)

Photo of SebD
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%

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 (596 characters)

Photo of JDH2000
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours clear golden with about a finger of head that dissipates to the edge of glass.

S- nice aroma of the grains and malts and light hops.

T- light, crisp malts with a slight metallic taste. Light hops finish out the flavors.

M- light bodied with light carbonation.

D- overall, not bad. A decent drink on a warm day. (327 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (1,039 characters)

Photo of rootbeerman
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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. (389 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (924 characters)

Photo of Onenote81
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, poured into a stemmed lager glass. Pours a dark gold with a luscious off-white head as a capper. This froth retained well, leaving bits of lace clinging to the glass. The nose on this one is very "green" and vegetable-like. Mild herbal aromas with a touch of fruit on the finish.

Moderately carbonated beer with plenty of zip where it matters. Crisp and clean. Flavors of sweet apples, green leafies, and a mild hop presence make this beer a refreshing treat. Light bitterness, and light alcohol make it accessible and satisfying. This beer gives credence to an otherwise sub-bar brewery. (603 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This approaches a great kolsch, but stops short of the summit.

Pours a slightly hazy golden, perhaps a little too dark, with a small fizzy white head. The aroma has what I was looking for - a sweet, grainy sting with a little kiss of honey. But the flavor is where this suffers- it is a little flatter and deeper than a Kolsch should be, missing that soaring grain crispness that should be there. The finish is a little sour and metallic (the metal isn't wrong in a Kolsch, but there should be a little bite of it up front). The mouthfeel is fairly slick with a slight prickle on the finish. (592 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (680 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts off real good as a cloudy, orangish hue, darker than expected for a kolsch, w/ great carb leads to frothy head that dies leaving lace patches on top of a good pils malt, peppery and some bitter hop aroma. Light-bodied, smooth, even a touch of creaminess up front but unfortunately the pils malt amd graininess slightly overpower the hops and fruit taste. Basically, a dry beer with a spicy backbite and some sharp citric hops on the backend but just a touch off for my liking of this style. An enjoyable sipper but I hope they tweak the recipe so that some citric hops and maybe a touch of other fruits shine more. (621 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a pint glass, it appears a clear light orange color with a thin film of slightly offwhite head. Spotty amount of lace clings to the glassware. Slight hop character in the nose along with a bit of grain. Very clean, crisp and refreshing taste with a bit of grainy sweetness and a crisp slight hop finish. Light body and lively level of carbonation. Lingering faint taste of grains, hops and a touch of sulfur. Lots of active carbonation with this, it would be a pretty decent lawnmower or beach beer. As it warms, more hop character comes out in a grassy note and a bit herbal but nothing overpowering. (620 characters)

Photo of nrbw23
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear yellowish orange color with a very thin white head. Head forms a layer of bubbles and leaves hardly any lacing.

S- Smells of grassy hops, lemons and grains. Not too much else going on here. Just a touch of a spice in here too.

T- Follows the nose pretty well a good balance between the spice of the hops, lemon citrus and malts. A bit of a metallic finish.

M- Light in body and good carbonation.

D- Very easy to drink especially on a hot humind day.

A big thanks goes out to my sister for bringing this one back for me. (544 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (1,073 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,218 characters)

Photo of righthereisay
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is the best Weeping Radish beer. I am a dark beer lover, but their black radish wasn't that great, maybe it had to do with the batch or something..tasted metallic. Almost seemed like a production issue. But anyways, I like Kolschs, so it was good to give this one a try.

Purchased at Food Lion at Food Lion in Emerald Isle, NC.

Smell is a little hoppy, sweet, grassy.

Taste is a little sweeter than other Kolschs. Very crisp, with a bit of apple. Some lemon

Mouthfeel isn't that great. Nice, but not enough body.

With everything said, it is a pretty good beer. Rather unique. (597 characters)

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (340 characters)

Photo of KenC
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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. (683 characters)

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