Weizen | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by akorsak on 09-29-2007

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Photo of oberon
2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had this beer a few years back from the old restaurant and brewery and liked it,this isnt the same recipe.Poured into a weizen glass a hazed murky mix of lemonade and tea,a nice clingy two finger white head atop that left multiple rings of lace as it settled.Clean aromas,a mix of toasted wheat malt and a bit of green apple-like sourness,watery thin mouthfeel really is a turn off.Flavors are average ho hum really,lightly toasted wheat malt,a touch of clove, with a sour near lactic finish wich wasnt pleasant.Eh not a good weizen,I will give this local brewery one more try.

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Photo of whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of peterg321
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brewery is just off of the Outer Banks of NC (OBX), and I had one bottle bought from the brewery and drunk at the OBX the next day. Excellent! Probably doesn't travel well, since all their brews are made using the German "Reinheitsgebot" which prohibits preservatives & makes it bad to ship more than a certain radius around the brewery.

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Photo of aleckpa
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
2.16/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A bottle as an extra on a trade for ORF 10. Dark cloudy burnt orange. Decent head, retention, and lacing. Smell is bitter and slightly soapy. Few if any of the usual hefe yeast esters. A touch of apple and wheat malt. Taste is much the same with a big sourness that makes me wonder if it is off. Dry tart finish. Fizzy carbonation gives a crisp feel. Drinkability is not a strong point here. A real disappointment from a brewery that specializes in German style brewing. I hope this bottle was a bad one cause this beer sure is.

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Photo of akorsak
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub in Jarvisburg. A new brewer has made a world of difference.

A: The weizen is darker than normal, more caramel than golden. That darkness isn't all encompassing, allowing the ale to remain translucent. A small head, less than a finger, blankets the top of the glass.

S: The nose has a clove sweetness alongside stronger caramel aromas that come from the darker malt. Not quite spot-on hefe but close.

T: The weizen has a bit of an off-taste, as though the tap line isn't that clean. It only appears sporadically but it is enough to register. The weizen itself offers clove throughout but no wheat tartness to match. Not much else is worth commenting on.

M: The mouthfeel comes close to being a strong weizen but it falls just short. Clove lingers around and the lower carbonation are nice but not enough to make the ale work.

D: After my pint I moved on to the Black Radish and that beer was on fire. I never looked back.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the last one of the night, we had been getting killed with their other offerings and had to do something fast, so off we went. this one saved the night at least for a little bit. nice light yellow pour with a good bit of haze mixed in throughout the glass. an interesting mix of aromas here, light clove and banana are remiscent of some of the best hefes, but also we have a shot of orange peel, lemon grass, and alot of wheat. a bit too much going on for such a clean style. this carries over into the flavor but it starts to work more here for sure. nice touches of banana and fresh herbals work their way in and are quite welcome i have to say. clean and crisp finish is a touch dry, but i think it works here and draws me back in for another sample.

overall this was quite solid. the best i had from them the other night.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While not the best hefeweizen, it is otherwise a decent effort from Weeping Radish. 22oz bottle bought right from one of their restaurants on Manteo.

The thing about this hefe is that it isn't overly sweet like most. The citrus nose and taste is lacking, which can be a positive or negative depending. I rather like hefeweizens to be sweet with lots of lemon, but this one was different, more subtle, which makes it more rare in the style and an unexpected treat.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jneiswender
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of goodshiz
4.34/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If I came back to this place I would just order a glass of this refreshing weizen

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Photo of PatrickJR
1.98/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into weizen glass.

A - Murky as it should be, a sort of brownish orange color, a couple of shades darker than most hefes. The head is very disappointing, topping out at about half an inch and settling quickly into a thin collar. Minimal lacing.

S - The most immediate aroma is that of flatulence and DMS. Thankfully things improve (somewhat) as the beer breathes. There's a nasty dirty/moldy American wheat smell with some lemon juice helping things out. No clove, no banana. This stuff smells awful.

T - No better than the nose. Some graininess going on in the beginning leading into something vaguely resembling a hefeweizen. Mild lemony tartness pulls through along with what can best be described as rotten bananas. "Dirty" American wheat flavor prevails throughout.

M - At least Weeping Radish got this part right. Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. This might get a higher score if this beer tasted better, but it's difficult to discern the role of the mouthfeel when something tastes as off base as this brew does.

D - Yuck. I forsee a drain pour in the near future, though we'll see if I can make it through the entire glass. I don't know what they were shooting for, but this is a smelly, semi-sour wheat malt mess that shouldn't exist. Very little about this beer resembles a passable (let alone good) hefeweizen.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev +24.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Pours a hazy deep golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some apricot + peach highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of banana + clove along with lighter notes of wheat and lemon.

T: Upfront there is a very light flavor of wheat along with a slightly more pronounced flavor of citrus/lemon. The dominant flavors in the beer are those of the banana + clove but even those are only light to moderately strong. Little to no bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I had this beer at the previous location and I remember it being much better than what I had today - the color seemed off as the beer was much darker than others in the style and I remember it. Also, the head was not quite what I expected either. Easy to drink but just not a good enough offering in a style where there are so many that are excellent.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of justintcoons
2.5/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of mralphabet
2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Cloudy, brownish orange color, a little darker than I was thinking it would be. About a finger and a half of head, that settles to a nice ring. Lacing was minimal till I got to the end and notice all the lacing up and down the glass.

S: Strong on the lemon side of things.... with a hint of wheat.. Not much else here.

T: Wow taste like Lemons and some wheat beer.... But more like lemons.... very tart, very little sweetness.

M: Light to Medium bodied, with good carbonation, it fits the style.

D: It was hot today when I was working in the yard, so this beer was refreshing, but so is lemonade and it tastes better. Is it drinkable ?? Yes, is it worth looking into ?? No... I'm I giving up on the Radish ?? No.... I'll look for something else from them... Better luck on the next one..

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Photo of JayQue
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good, but not the same as when Weeping Radish was a full German restaurant in Manteo. The color was darker than I remember, really dark gold...bordering on light copper color. The head was white and a decent size but not the extravaganza of tiny bubbles I was used to. Lacing was decent. The appearance would have been better with a good Weizen glass (like the old place). This was served in a pint glass.

Aroma was hefe..cloves, lemon, banana. Not a top hefe but solid enough. Same with the taste. There are a bunch better but this was still pretty good. Had most of the hefe elements

Mouthfeel was rich enough. Drinkability was pretty good. The old restaurant did better...both with the beer and the presentation/glasswear. I used to look forward to 2 22 oz'ers, a good German dinner and a nice buzz while my wife drove to the next scenic spot. This is a different experience.

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Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Strix
1.81/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Appearance is decent, murky yellow-orange with some head.

Smell seems off, perhaps some wheat but also a pilsner-like smell and even a bleach-like smell.

Ugh. Tastes a bit like saltwater, a bit like a macro. Nothing resembling a hefeweizen or any palatable beer I'm familiar with.

Mouthfeel seems flat. Hard to gauge though, because I don't really want to drink any more.

Thought I may have got a bad bottle, but based on the other reviews, this seems to be what it tastes like. Drain pour for me, sadly this was not salvageable.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

tap at the brewery

Pours a hazy banana gold. White head retains pretty well at about a quarter inch. Eventually dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of rich banana esters, wheat malt, and hints of citrus.

Flavor is of banana esters, wheaty malts, and a bit of coriander.

Light body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A pretty solid example of the style and impressive from an American brewery, this nevertheless is just good but not great or exceptional. If you like hefes and you're at the brewery, you'll be pleased, but this won't be toppling any beers of a top 10 list of this style.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.08/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this cool looking bottle hiding on a shelf beside much better known beers at the Total Wine Huntersville, NC location.
Pours a burnt orange color with a thick yellowish white head and a ton of lacing. Smells of lemons, oranges, wheat malts, wheat, and a little sourness and funk. Tastes much the same with more sourness in there. Don't know if it was intended to be that way but I think it makes the beer taste really nice. Mouthfeel is medium with a very crisp carbonation. Overall, I think it is a nice brew from a little known place in the middle of nowhere.

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Photo of Sbjeff
5/5  rDev +56.7%

Photo of GJ40
2.84/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 500ml bottle purchased at Sam's in Durham, NC.

A - Golden and hazy with a small white head. Good lacing.

S - An odd fruity and tart aroma.

T - Very unexpectedly sour and tart. It doesn't taste anything like a Hef. It's more like a Flemmish Red and oddly, I think it's decent as one. It tastes like an American attempt at a Rodenbach.

D - Low carbonation with a moderate body.

M - I actually finished this beer even knowing it might have been contaminated. I just don't know how to rate this beer. It's a D as a Hef but probably a C+ as a Flemish Red. I guess I'll factor both in and give it a C.

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