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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by akorsak on 10-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
16.52%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
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1/5  rDev -71%

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1/5  rDev -71%

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2/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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2.28/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NCBeernut
2.36/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

First Radish beer I have tried, even though I have passed by the old location several times down in Manteo. Go figure.

Dark murky brownish black with little head. Smells funky with some roastiness burried underneath - not what I was expecting. Taste is dominated by a harsh acidic sourness - very tangy. Some roasted malts underneath all the mess add some coffee and smoky flavors. Either this is a bad bottle or this is a very odd beer for me. I tend to dislike sour beers, but that isn't what I was expecting from a dark German lager. Mouthfeel is slick and watery, but fortunately not overcarbonated, so it could definitely be worse.

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Photo of tempest
2.43/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up a bomber from Harris Teeter for $3.50, but was not impressed even at that price. The beer was oxidized and tasted like creamy, cocoa newspaper. The oxidation isn't awful, but this beer is a mess. Avoid this one, it's not worth your money. Go buy a sixer of Kostriker if you want a good black beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Pencible
2.54/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy dark mahogany, with moderate light tan head.
S: It smelled like corn and soggy wheat, with a little roasted barley and copper and day-old coffee.
T: It tasted like rusty copper and sweet corn, with burn barley and a bit of old coffee. It had a very dirty and somewhat bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Ok body.
D: This was not a good beer. The scent and taste were dirty and not enjoyable. The body was acceptable at best. Not really worth drinking, so drinkability is low. This is probably the worst of the Weeping Radish beers I've tried, and the others weren't very good! Definitely not recommended.

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2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Imstillthegman sent this as an Ugly for the Good/Bad/Ugly BIF. I don't get the radish theme.

1 pt .9 oz bottle, poured into a pilsener glass. Inch of off white head with some pretty good lacing. Color is black until held to to the light. Then it is a dark burnt sugar brown with minimal clarity.

Smell is sour like pickled beets. There is a little bit of roasted malt in the back, but very hard to pick up. Taste is also pickle-ish with some charcoal bitterness. It does get better as it warms up and some smokiness comes in, but not fast enough.

Mouthfeel is light with a lingering charcoal flavor. This is a chore to drink, and I think I shall drain pour. I get the radish theme now.

Blipped "Radishes" by the SnakPak Five

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Photo of ATLbeerDog
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours rusty. brown and cloudy yellow with a light 1/16 inch head. Below average lacing. Under carbonated with a sweet flowery malt/hop smell. Very fruity light flowery malty hops taste. It finishes with a light mild sweetness with a hint of bitterness. This is a disappointment.

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Photo of akorsak
2.71/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 650 mL bottle from the brewery in late August.

A: The schwarzbier (when did this transition from a dunkel lager to a schwarzbier?) is a dark caramel brown color, full enough to be opaque even though a few stray rays of light can shine through. The pour generated little in the way of head. What's there is eggshell white with a bit of legginess.

S: The nose is fairly nondescript. A bit of roasted malt, a dash of lactic sweetness. Not nearly as inspiring at the draught (or growler) version.

T: Dark chocolates add a brief flourish at the start of each sip. Unfortunately that flavor is quickly replaced by sweet flavors that seem out of place. A medicinal flavor, very powdery, follows the sweetness. A sour flavor, one that seems out of place, runs throughout the beer.

M: There are signs of the great Black Radish underneath the off flavors. It's there and they just need to do something about the quality.

D: Seems like the draught versions are superior to the bottled version. Too bad. When it's fresh, it's one of the best schwarzbiers around.

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2.74/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm writing this without having read any other reviews, so I'm just giving my initial impressions. The beer looked very promising upon the poor with a nice head and a rich dark brown/black color. However, it was fairly unremarkable otherwise. The mouthfeel was thin, and I tasted a hint of a porter with cocoa and coffee but that was about it. That said, it might be a good session beer if it's not going to be the focus of the session.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ebby82
2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown into a pint glass.

A- malt, caramel

T- a little bit of dark malt, sweet, not a whole lot of complexity, but not bad.

M- Medium bodied, a bit thick for a lager.

Overall, I have only Sam Adams black lager to compare with, but this is not nearly as good as the SA. A ver drinkable beer, and certainly not bad, but I wouldn't go out of my way to drink it.

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2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was black and had the smell of coffee. The head was not good and went away very fast. It was tan though while there. The beer was a little sour tasting as have been all the other bottled WR beer I have tried. Itt is a shame as I bought these right from the brewery in NC. So I would think they would be fresh and good. This is not the case and I guess they have some kind of problem there with cleanliness. I will not buy again but I will stop there next time and try the beer on tap to see if there is a difference.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a filthy-looking, murky brown body topped by a wispy, whiteish head.

Smell: Very mild aroma overall. Only slight, vague notes of malt, grainstalks, and crushed crackers.

Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly nutty brown malts. Not much in the way of hop flavor or bitterness. Underlying fruity tartness. Not much of a finish, it just sorta ends.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Now I know what that poor radish is so sad about.

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Photo of brewohio1
2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

meh

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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