Kölsch | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by akorsak on 09-24-2007

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of oberon
2.71/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Mellow in Greensboro.Poured a light clear golden with thinner but well retained white head atop,buttered toast aromas with a light iron tinge.Heavy on the buttery flavors,way to heavy handed,again it smells and tastes like buttered toast.Not a beer I would seek out,I have never had a Kolsch that tasted anything like this I gotta say.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of zekeman17
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Pencible
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like hay and corn and roasted barley, with a bit of citrus zest.
T: It tasted like hay and corn and rusty copper, with a little waxy and grassy hops. It had a somewhat bitter aftertaste, but not very smooth.
M: It was slightly thick with a little carbonation. Kind of weak.
D: This was another less than average example of a boring style. Its scent and taste were less than impressive, but at least the body was ok. Easy enough to chug through this one, but not at all rewarding to drink. Not recommended.

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Photo of ckollias
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ClearanceRackSlut
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wagenvolks
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into a pilsner glass.

This is a beautiful kölsch! Crystal clear, golden-orange body is swamped by TORRENTS of carbonation. We're talking white water rapids-style bubble flows, fueling an initially rocky, yet eventually creamy, light manila head. Tons of lacing left on the glass, leaving a thick sheet of sticky foam. The aroma is quite pleasing for a lighter beer -- sweet, creamed corn backed by a subtle grassy & floral hop presence. Hints of caramel and honey biscuits tossed in as well.

In the process of tilting the glass back to take my first sip, something went horribly wrong. The aroma's sweetness turned to a veggie-like mess, and the first taste was a mix of corn syrup, artificial honey, and listless crystal malts. It's not an offensive taste, per say, but it's not one that I find enjoyable. The hops are nearly non-existant. The light body is slightly syrupy -- off-putting for the style -- and the carbonation feels flat despite the appearance. Drinkability is okay--I could have another one of these, and the bottle was relatively cheap. Would I particularly want to? Not really.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Popped a bottle after coming off the beach down in Corolla.
Pours a light honey color with little carbonation and hardly any head. It had a small white head that fades fast with no lacing.

Aroma wise, I pick up a biscuit or grainy malt bill and no hops.

Taste is light with straw and grass and alittle citrus.

Mouthfeel was light and drank more like punch.

Nothing special about this beer. You can guzzle one of these babies no problem. I doubt that ABV rating seriously.
Well at lest I helped to support the local economy.

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Photo of ncvbc
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright golden orange, medium fizzy head with fair retention and lacing down the glass. Smell is pretty minimal with some cereal like grains and a bready yeast. A very faint buttery aroma that is a little distracting but I'll get over it. Taste also brings some biscuity and bready flavors. A nice touch of tartness that says white grapes and a delicate sweetness of caramel. The smallest earthy hop presence is noticed, giving a lightly crisp and drying finish. I don't notice any buttery flavors, and I'm thankful for it. Good stuff. Not quite enough carbonation on this one, making it just a little flat and thin feeling. Still, it's an easy drinking beer considering its strength. I got through the 500ml bottle with ease and while it goes down nice I'd choose other session brews ahead of it.

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

Bought right at their restaurant in Manteo.

Pours an orange-ish color with very little head to show for it.

The taste is a bit malty which leaves the beer a little more sweet than expected, but there is decent hopping to counterbalance the sweetness.

One of the better beers I've gotten from Weeping Radish.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of akorsak
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills, NC. This is one of the beers bottled on-site at the new facility in Jarvisburg, NC.

A: The ale is a bright orange color, looking for like a watered down iced tea than a beer. The bottle opened with nary a hiss but a 3 finger head was generated on poor.

S: The nose has a peculiar grainy aroma, showing off cereal aromas but no hop crispness. The aroma is disappointing, so I'm hoping that the taste redeems it.

T: Luckily, the flavor does turn things around a bit. The malts continue to saunter around, as they did in the nose. Here though they have a milder flavor, grainy without the touch of peculiarity. The maltiness is concentrated to the point of sweetness, with slightly tart grapes coming to mind. The end of a sip sees a bit of hop flourish that is earthy and crisp.

M: The malts are a little too strong, I'd prefer a lighter body with a more piquant hop body.

D: The abv is quite low, anything below 5% is fairly rare, so that greatly helps the drinkability. This is another rejuvenation that I attribute to WR's own bottling line.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

another new one for me, i was happy to be able to try it. thanks to my brother in law who brought a few of these bottles to split. pours out a nice and light golden color with loads of carbonation and a billowing white head that seems to drop down a bit too quickly for my tastes.

aroma is light grains, light bready tones and a touch of fresh grass and banana like fruits that give it a bit of a pop but it stays somewhat mellow overall. following through on the flavor almost exactly the light taste permeates throughout. clean and crisp with only the slightest of aftertaste it was certainly drinkable, just left me looking for more after each sip.

overall solid, but it definitely could use some work. still on a hot day it is most definitely doable.

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Photo of beer2day
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange pour from a 1-liter flip top. Labelled as OBX beer now. Very faint head, but nice medium strands of lace all over the glass. Very clear body with a nice release of carbonation from the bottom of my glass.

Nose is all bready malt. A little lemon but not much else. Probably abour right for the style, but not terribly inviting. Not bad, though.

Slightly sour hit, turns bitter in the finish. Pure lager taste to me. Nice malt presence, with more bread than toast.

Feel is spot on.

Very easy to drink on this mildly warm spring day on the OBX.

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Photo of jak
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

tap at the brewery

Pours a light clear gold, white sudsy head retains as a bit of lacing.

Smells of light sugary sweet malts, a bit grassy.

Flavor follows, very simple crisp malts.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation.

This beer doesn't do much. What it does do, it does very well. It's not very dynamic and nothing beyond your standard Kolsch, except excellent across the board in that regard. Light, crisp, refreshing, and highly drinkable with food or as a session brew.

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Photo of coalcracker
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very delineated and full-tasting kolsch here. Appearance is clear and golden with a bit of lively carbonation that quickly settles. No lacing of note. Aroma is earthy with a little hay and grain. Again, taste very representative of the kolsch style: light on the base malts with just a bit of balancing hops. Finish is clean and not too dry. Recommended for those traveling to the Outer Banks.

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Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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