Weizen | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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Brewed by:
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 Nipitato
1.58/5  rDev -48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Purchased a bomber at the brewery in Jarvisburg, NC.

A: Moderate gold hue with a short white head.

S: Some clove but no banana. Grainy wheat aroma is noticeable but overall this aroma falls flat and is missing the character of a good hefe.

T: This taste is terrible. Bland, with nothing even approaching the character of an appropriate hefe. A watery grain mess.

MF: Moderate body. Well carbonated.

D,notes: This beer is pretty wretched and has no drinkability.

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Photo of Strix
1.81/5  rDev -40.5%
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 PatrickJR
1.98/5  rDev -34.9%
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 whitekiboko
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of scootny
2.16/5  rDev -28.9%
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 hero27
2.24/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

1 pt .9 fl oz bottle
4.7% abv

Thrown in as an extra by Imstillthegman, thanks again!

Pours an opaque, dull gold color with no head to speak of..just leaves a trace of oily film behind with each sip.
Plenty of clove flavor right off the bat..heavy yeast esters & banana combine to give a very sticky, sweet quality...
the sweetness here needs to be tamed down a lot..it's way too distracting.
Instead of a soft, refreshing weizen, this tastes more like a sweet, sticky menagerie of tangy movie theater candy mixed with pineapple-orange juice. Not horrible, but too many flaws here to be considered a decent brew.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of oberon
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
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 mralphabet
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
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 GJ40
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
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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Photo of jneiswender
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jwhancher
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of akorsak
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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 JayQue
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
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 dbrauneis
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
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 bmjivi221
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.51/5  rDev +15.5%
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 gregc
3.6/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the farm brewery.

Poured a hazy orangish color with a small head.

Smell was typical hefe smell...some cloves, banana, orange nothing exceptional, but nice.

Taste was smooth, clove, banana, bubblegum, coriander and oranges.
Mouthfeel was carbonated nicely, and a very smooth drinker.

The downside was got two bottles first bottle smelled like vinegar and was definitely no good, second bottle was much better. sucks to get an infected bottle.

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Photo of deg
3.63/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleckpa
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfcaa193
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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