Corolla Gold Helles Lager | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Corolla Gold Helles LagerCorolla Gold Helles Lager

Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by akorsak on 09-23-2007

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery in Grandy, NC

A: Pours a very lightly hazy dark apricot/peach to orange in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow + peach highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy/soapy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film along with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel and grainy malts with a touch of sweetness and just a hint of spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of malts - I get both caramel malts and toasted cereal grain malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are some very light hints of earthy and spicy hops that become a little more pronounced as the beer warms up. Light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: Slightly less than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This beer was easy to drink but just was not a good enough representation of the style for me to want to go back for more. There was just a little something missing in the mouthfeel and the flavor that left we wanting.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of mikesgroove
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another tap offering from radish, this one i was really not so crazy about at all. pours out a clear, amber color with a small head of white that grows into an overcarbonated mess within minutes.

aroma is very light, hardly existent at all with light grains, and a touch of some wet hay like aroma that really just does not work well for this one at all. very, very light feel with loads of carbonation leaves you looking for my flavor as it just seems one dimensional with loads of bready grains and light malts, this really does not have much at all to go. clean finish leaves little after taste to speak of.

overall i have to give it an ehh. it tried but just was not going to happen here.

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Photo of stakem
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes taken on 6/6/10.

Poured from a bomber into a pint. This brew appears a crystal clear light orange color with 2 fingers of white creamy head. Decent retension and lacing sticks about the glass. The aroma has a hint of caramel sweetness along with some hops and a slghtly sour, sulfuric note on the backend.

The taste of this brew has a grainy sweetness with notes of caramel and slight bitterness from the hops. Some
minorly citrus character is evident from the hops in the finish which is quite crisp. Overall a light feel with a moderate level of carbonation. Not too bad of a brew buy as it warms, there is an increased amount of sulfur noted.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.4/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Brought back from some extended family, a case of it was given to my cousin and he stopped by with a couple German style pints of 16.9oz bottles of this one. Appears a bright golden with large bubbled quickly fleeting head leaves thin scant lacing behind, nothing spectacular looking here. Aroma offers a tart offness with some lingering fruit quality and cereal and dextrose sweetness. Flavor is upfront with some lactic tartness that actually ended in some mild heartburn after drinking the whole thing, sweetness from the dextrose and pale malts is over shadowed by the tart apple offness. Really bad and uncohesive if the flavor. Mouthfeel is thin watery carbonation is weak and doesn't carry this brew well at all. Drinkability overall is really poor I won't go looking for this one I remember liking the Black Radish and their amberfest awhile back but this is just bad beer being labeled as craft and microbrewed.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, pale, gold coloring with no head. Nose of subtle honey and toast. Really have to dig just to get those aromas. Flavors are syrupy sweet forward, with notes of berry and floral hops, with a subtle bitterness in the backbone. The body is mid-range, with a slight carbonation edge. The aftertaste is more berry and honey sweet, with a smooth, light finish. Kind of nondescript and unremarkable.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Eziel
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of lupercmda
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.83/5  rDev +24.8%

Photo of akorsak
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

A: The lager has a bright orange color, hazy with a marmalade look (minus all the thick goopy stuff that makes up marmalade). The head was nothing to get worked up about.

S: The nose is grainy but generally lacks any noteworthy elements.

T: Fresh this beer is a formidable opponent. Unfortunately I can't report the same for the bottled version. The graininess is evident but it is undercut by an unpleasant sweetness. The finish has the biscuity cereal flavors and too much of a buttery taste. If you have the choice of a capped bottle or swingtop growler, take the growler.

M: The mouthfeel won't excite you but it may disappoint.

D: I am baffled by the disconnect. Fresh it beer is awesome (and was my best in show at the first beerfest I ever attended), but this bottled version seems to fall short.

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Photo of mynie
3.06/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Helles brewers got it rough these days. The style very hard to brew and also unpopular, so people are less willing to overlook imperfections as they may be with, say, a double IPA.

This is an imperfect beer, but certainly not a bad one. Starts out a little tart, uncharacterstic for the style, and moves into a middle and finish of big, American cereal grains. Nice and malty, but I pick up some strong traces of adjunct that (I think) aren't appropriate for the style. Actually, it doesn't resemble a helles at all, more like an American blonde. I pick up no saaz, nor any hops whatsoever, and the cerealness is distinctly American.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.22/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzy
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.71/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of gford217
2.41/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle courtesy of Imstillthegman poured into the New Belgium snifter he provided.

Pours a hazy yellow orange with a soapy white head that shows very good retention and excellent lacing. It looks pretty good.

Not a lot going on in the smell. The aroma is definitely grainy with some pretty strong sweet malts as well.

The taste was a little subpar for me as the grains and malt sweetness are overpowered by a fairly unpleasant sourness that just doesn't sit right.

The mouthfeel is pretty thin with good carbonation.

This looks OK and smells OK but the taste seemed off to me. That sourness really takes away from the drinkability.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jak
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Corolla Gold Helles Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
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