Black Radish Dark Lager | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by akorsak on 10-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,721
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
129
pDev:
16.81%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of deg
2.71/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very good dark Lager. Some dark beers have what I call an ash tray taste. I don’t mean it’s bad, just my description. This beer has no ash tray taste. Not much to the nose and no real head poured out of a 16oz can into a pint glass. Amber hue is appealing. This beer looks like a stout but has more of a lager taste. Very drinkable!

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a pokal style glass.

Very nice topped brew, with a lathery rich three finger khaki colored head, slightly yellow with big bubbles and lots of popping. Mahogany body brown, with a bit of clarity as well towards the top. Nice looking schwarzbier.

Clean aroma and nice, but not much flavor and very subtle. Touches of light roast, a faint hint of milk chocolate also. But while nice a bit too closed.

Very odd palate. Very odd in flavor simply because… there's hardly anything going on at all. Very weak tasting, even with a supportive classic malt backbone, nearly tastes like nothing all. Faint ferrous and tinny qualities, flirting with copper penny, even with a clean finish.

Needs some work, but drinkable at least.

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Photo of jefftuck47
4.28/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
2.72/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Black color. Not much head. A slight coffee and chocolate aroma. Dry malt and a grainy, woody flavor like their Oktoberfest had. Maybe all their beers taste this way. I’m underwhelmed by this one.

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Photo of jgiordano88
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can labeled as 6.0% ABV and 25 IBUs; I liked this beer except for the mouthfeel which was much too thin for the style

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.86/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jet black beer with a tan head that leaves no lacing. The aroma is pure coffee with some toasted malts and a tiny bit of cocoa. The taste is tangy with coffee and a light creamy sweetness. It tastes quite like a porter. This is a decent beer that has a good flavor.

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Photo of Juice14
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
2.28/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dwgivens
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleckpa
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the tall boy can in a snifter. This nice schwarz pours a deep blackish brown with a moderate head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, very light small pool, and light lacing. Nose features subtle cocoa and roasted malts with a touch of grains. Flavors lightly exceed the nose with cocoa and light coffee notes on all sides, grain notes hit on the sides and back with a touch of caramel malt. Decent mouth feel, medium carbonation, and a lightly bitter cocoa and bitter malt aftertaste. Overall it is decent, but nowhere near as good as the fest beer they once brewed.

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

Photo of jak
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fcip78
2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Bilco
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justintcoons
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of brewohio1
2.94/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

meh

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

tap at the brewery

Pours an opaque black, light tan film for a head.

Smells of smokey and woody elements.

Flavor is smokey, biscuit malts and a woody dry finish.

Thin body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue.

Seeing as this isn't the most common style even at German beer breweries, it's nice to see this as a standard on rotation. It's pretty decent, but a tad watery in the flavor and body. Overall worth a try for fans of the style.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zekeman17
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of goodshiz
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer pours an almost black color, with a filmy halo of off-white head. Nose of roasted coffee bitterness, with hints of chocolate, and not much else. Flavors are muted, but if you dig there is some coffee roast and bitterness on a toasted grain backbone. Subtle smoke and chocolate highlights. The body is thin and dry, with a subtle roasted coffee aftertaste. Thin, dry, almost astringent finish. Tasty, but muted, and everything else is all over the place.

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Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 129 ratings