Black Radish Dark Lager | Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery

Black Radish Dark LagerBlack Radish Dark Lager
BA SCORE
3.39/5
125 Ratings
Black Radish Dark LagerBlack Radish Dark Lager
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by akorsak on 10-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,348
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
125
pDev:
16.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of jwhancher
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 22-oz bottle during an Outer Banks vacation in early September of this year. Also picked up a mix pack of WP's brats. Paired together for this tasting. Hint: they went excellent together. Now for the beer:

A: appears dark amber with decent head and good carbonation.

S: smells clean with very light toasted notes atop a fresh bread loaf straight outta the oven.

T: clean pilsner malt with some graininess and some light roast. Maybe some light roast like watered down coffee. Has the faintest hint of some cocoa or chocolate. Very clean overall with no off flavors. Just the right touch of bitterness. No significant hop flavor.

M: easy drinking with light to medium mouthfeel. Ample bitterness with good carbonation.

O: a solid dark lager. Easy drinking and probably the right beer for warm summer months. As mentioned earlier, paired great with brats & homemade sauerkraut.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of rxthree
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of AWB3
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of baconman91
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A: Pours a clear very dark reddish brown in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of roasted malts with a hint of dark fruits (raisin).

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with just a very light hint of dark chocolate. There is a subtle hint of dark fruit (raisin) but without adding much sweetness to the beer. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Probably my favorite offering from the brewery and one that I have had numerous times before both in bottles and on-tap (though before I started actively reviewing beers). I could easily have a couple of these since both the aroma and flavor are nice and light.

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Photo of hardcor33
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of lupercmda
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the bottle a bubbly, translucent mahogany with a thick and rather persistent pale tan head. Strong, malty aroma has smoky and dusty hops notes and a hint of caramel. Malty flavor has a firm note of woody hops, rather like hay, with a caramel touch. Texture has above average strength and fizz, leaving a malty and woody finish.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of discdueler
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of chappy88
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep dark brown with a reddish hue; big mountain of brown, thick, soft, head; good retention

S - faint roasted malts, lager yeast, very light chocolate notes

T - same as the nose; all flavors are very light and faint; roasted malts, chocolate, lager yeast

M - smooth, well carbonated, light to medium bodied, a bit thin at times

This is a decent beer, but it's light, thin at times, and under flavored. All the basics are there. A bit more flavor would do this beer a great service.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark, chestnut brown. Not a schwarzbier color wise. Foamy, off white head. caramel, sweet malt aroma. Almost a raisen like tang. Malty enough flavor upfront. Presents a somewhat metallic/sulfury taste. Slight hop bitterness in the fade. Nice full mouthfeel. Overall there is better out there. I hate to dis Weeping Radish but for me the have never been the same since the move from Manteo. I try them each year and it just is not there for me.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to stevea1210 for the bottle, enjoyed from a pils glass chilled.

The color is deep brown like cola with ruddy hues and a thick tan collar of foam, The laces sticks decently and bead is fine. The smell is woody, roasted and raisiny without any strong coffee elements, more yeast driven aroma than anything. The feel is good with medium light body and slight sweetness with a caramel tinge and semi-high carbonation with moderately dry finish.

The taste is good a very nice lager with some yeast notes and raisin twang from specialty malts with s subtle hint of green apple and plum with a nice woody nuttiness in the flavor, The caramel sweetness seems to balance a little of that though. The overall impression is a good black lager. I remember the original and this is still a good one although there are many I prefer in this style.

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Photo of carrollmel7
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of DoUhave
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Black Radish Dark Lager from Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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