Weizen | Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-17-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
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Photo of shapudding
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a cloudy and thick looking orangey-yellow. Looked almost gelatin-still. But some carbination is seen rising to the top, no head in existance, seems flat to just look at it. Scents of banana and citrus, bit of spiceyness. Bit of carbination hits your tongue, but not too much. Not much going on flavorwise. Fairly balanced tasting. Alot of water, bit of spice in the aftertaste- some nutmeg, hint of lemon. I would personally like more flavor to be present. Decent drinkability for a session beer - especially one for a hot day where you would want to toss back a bunch. But again I would want to have a bit more flavor if I was going to come back to it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Brentfeesh: Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow beer with a nice medium foamy head with average retention. Aroma of wheat with some subtle sour and lactose note. Taste included a good dose of wheat with some sweetness but there is still a small sour and lactose feel in the aftertaste that bothers me. Slightly below your average weizen with probably a small infection.

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Photo of akorsak
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is a 1 L growler purchased at the Manteo location and served cold in a Chimay goblet.

A: The ale has a slightly hazy color, making me wonder if it has been filtered at all. There is a small head and the beer has a slight orange color.

S: The ale has a bubblegum clove aroma that is quite strong. The grains are also quite intense in the nose.

T: The strong clove flavors continue in the taste. The wheat and other grains make an appearance and provide a thin cereal flavor.

M: The ale is more of an American Pale Wheat Ale than a Hefe, as the flavors just don't get the job down.

D: Moderately drinkable, but the clove can be too much.

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Photo of mobud
2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled a bottle purchased at the brewpub. Poured into shaker glass.

Cloudy with darker color than most weizens. Head was big at pour,but went down to 1/2 inch and remained til finish (which was quick!).

A very strong clove/sweet smell the lingered during sample. I enjoy the clove notes, but the sweet second note was offsetting to me.

The taste was very smooth, with both the strong clove element and lite banana on first taste and the clove remaining for aftertaste.

The mouthfeel was very light, almost like a citrus soda in its viscousity. This beer could go down real easy if I was sitting with a 1/2 liter in front of me.

This beer is very drinkable and will return to the Outer Banks to try more from the source.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Presented in an imperial pint glass at Mahaffey's in Baltimore for $2.75. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a light wispy head that disappeared quickly. A nice citrus banana flavor was evident with a light hint of spice.

I had a Troeg's Wheat right before this, so it skewed my review. Mostly because of the flavor. Where the Troeg's was nicely balanced, I got a heavy medicine flavor that washed out the bananas and yeasts that I was looking forward to. The carbonation led to a very nice mouthfeel. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be looking for many others...

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Photo of Gusler
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lots of sediment on the bottom of the glass, after decocting, it increased significantly the “Chill Haze”, the beer pours a light lemon color. The head unfathomed in size as the beer has been re-fermenting in the bottle, it is spumous, and a brilliant white, the lace massively thick globs and sheets that cling until the vary last drop. Nose is yeast, wheat, citrus, and quite sniffable, front cloyingly sweet, thin top, sour, mildly acidic, minimal hops, dry and a bit waterish for my liking. The lack of bite and body will cost this beer dearly, despite its appealing appearance.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden with a significant amount of haze and a stark-white head that vanishes in a flash. Spicy aroma of yeast, citrus, and allspice. Very little carbonation. Substantial, slightly foamy body, more full-bodied than most hefeweizens. Assertive flavors of German yeast, citrus, wheat, and a touch of banana. Clean finish of banana-tinged yeast. Not bad, but not my favorite hefe.

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

pours a deepy, hazy, golden color. deep cut grass smell. The problen with this beer is it is overly-bannana flavor, and it's cloying, chalky, sweetness. Had enought citrusy-sweetness to make it, but, still odd enough to the over-all flavor profile. The problem is it is a cloying sweetness, and it takes away from it's drinkability. A good hefe, overall, but not the most intersting, or not the best by any means. A good brew to compare, but, nothing towards the top of the hefe list.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale,very hazy golden color. No real head but a fairly bright carbonation level. Somewhat low aroma level-faint clove and banana. Yeast and sulfur. Good malt and wheat mix upfront. Some slight phenolics. Trace of sweetness. Ok body-a tad watery. A decent hefe. Not my favorite style but this one is good as far as US versions go. I like the fact they obviously use an authentic German yeast and dont try to cheat with a US strain.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light gold color cloudy. Medium head foamy and somewhat thick. Wheat aroma. Light malts and fairly yeasty. There is a little bit of that banana and clove thing going on here. Taste is a little tart and acidic. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not a bad tasting hefe, flavor gets better as it warms up.

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Photo of garthwaite
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a real cloudy dark yellowish with a massive head. Aroma of yeast & spicy lemon. Very gentle & light in the mouth with loads of banana in the flavor as well as a pretty clear wheat taste. Some subtle floral hops, spice, & a bit of lemon all make brief appearances. Has a relatively big sweet malty finish with an almost medicinal aftertaste that I didn't particularly enjoy. Very thin & highly carbonated.

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Photo of aaronh
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a quite hazy, medium golden color topped by a voluminous head that rather quickly fades to a 1/4" of rocky foam. A sticky lace is left on the glass. Yeast and clove notes dominate the aroma, with notes of apple and banana mixed in as well. The taste has a distinct tartness, that when mixed with the crispness of the wheat is very refreshing. Slight banana and yeast flavors are there as well, with an ever so subtle bittering on the finish. The aftertatse is like a sweet lemon drop candy, with a hint of breadiness. The mouthfeel is exceptionally light, too light in fact to support the beer's sharp flavors. The drinkability is decent, and this would be a very refreshing summer quncher. But it's body doesn't hold a candle to some of the typical 'blondes". It's an average Hefe.

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Photo of Indybeer
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a moderate head that didn't stick around long, and didn't leave much in the way of lacing behind. Aroma is slightly banana/clovey/citrus, but not overly so. Taste is the typical clove and citrus with a slight yeasty taste. Carbonation seems lacking for a wheat beer. An easy drinking and thirst quenching beer, better than some wheats out there, but I've had alot better.

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Photo of Beastdog75
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the most easily accessible micros in the Carolinas is the Weeping Radish line, with a couple of restaurants scattered throughout the area and their beer being very easy to find (especially on the Outer Banks). While I think their Corolla Gold is a decent pale lager, I was somewhat disappointed with their Oktoberfest brand. So far, their Weizen is my favorite of the bunch (I do have some of their dunkel waiting in the ranks, though).

Weeping Radish Weizen pours a hazy orange-hued yellow. Not much of a head: just some foamy bubbles (although I was pouring this into my hefeweizen glass, which I haven't had much practice pouring into yet). The smell is of yeastiness and citrus with some light spiciness. The mouthfeel is light, but soft and effervescent as well. I'll have to go against the grain with the other BA reviews and say that the dominant flavor I tasted was the clove-like spiciness, and that I detected very little banana flavors. (I probably have a funky set of tastebuds!) There is some lemony-orange citrus flavor in there as well, and the flavors hit the tongue with some tanginess mixed with a light sweetness. Not much hop bitterness though. There is some bread-like hints in the aftertaste, and the clove taste continues fairly strong as well. This beer finishes off with no alcohlic warmth.

This is a good summer quencher, and on an unrelated note there was some yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle as well. Halfway through, I mixed it up and poured it in, but it didn't make much difference (even though I think the clove flavors became stronger for some reason). This is a light but tasty brew.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Maybe I'm still a beer novice, but yeast floating around in my beer is not my style, at least not yet. Poured a nice light golden with enough head to top a lemon merengue pie. The clove, banana, malted smell was the best quality of all. Nice bit of spice and kick, but there's so much better offerings in this style. Liked the weeping radish on the bottle cap.

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really good wheat brew. The color could be a bit deeper and the wheat does not necessarily jump out and grab me, which is not really a bad thing. Worth it to try it. Prost!

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, best by Nov. '05 - served chilled in a weizen glass. It is a cloudy golden-yellow with absolutely no head to speak of even though I know the glass is spotless. Smells of bananas, pepper, spiciness, and yeast - pretty standard. The flavor is essentially the same but with some sweetness, wheat, and a mild bitterness. It has a medium to light body that is initially too tingly but it becomes fairly smooth by the end. Overall it is an average hefe and doesn't even begin to compare to the draught version.

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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy orange/gold.Decent head smelled a little clovey and citruisy.Tasted very citruisy almost too much had a little yeasty quality as well.Think it would be nice to kick back a few on the beach,a decent wheat from a traditional German brewpub and restaurant.

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Photo of philipt
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love craft beers, especially if they're from NC (re: my home state). I was quite pleased to find a rather healthy selection of Weeping Radish beers at a local retailer. I just had to purchase a couple styles, since my previous experience with Weeping Radish has been exclusively though beer fests.

The weizen from this brewery I found to be quite good. I'm not a tremendous fan of the weizen style in general, but that does not stop me from really enjoying a good beer.

The beer is yellowish-orangish in color with a tremendous (and barely controllable) head that quickly disintegrates. Smells like a wheat beer should...citric, fruity, light, and flavorful. It has a hint of a kolsh smell. The taste can best be descibed as sweet and malty, spicy, with some fruity characteristics.

This beer is consistent with other wheat beers that I have tried. I would/will buy again.

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Photo of fattyre
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a large bubbled rocky slightly clingy head. The smell is slight background malt with a sharp minty grassiness. The taste is crisp and clean with a very slight sourness and even milder alcohol. A crisp refreshing wheat that seems to get sweeter the more you drink.

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Photo of bditty187
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, pale yellow hue, a finger’s worth of white head, good retention but no lace though. Decent nose, yeasty, wheat, lightly musty… it’s missing a few Hefeweizen attributes. Very pleasant palate, soft, light marshmallows, wheat, yeasty, a little citrus influence… lacks clove (as in the nose). Light floral hops. Sometimes the wheat on the palate seems too tangible. Very carbonated, medium-light mouthfeel… almost prickly. Very quaffable, session brew material, refreshing… this would be a good introduction to Wheat beers.

Thanks Loki!

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. The head left rather quickly with very little lace. After having other Weeping Radish brews, the aroma on this one was not too bad. A typical weizen aroma was present. Not as strong as its German counterparts but not to bad. Your typical grassy/cloves, citrus aroma. Taste is citrus with a slight bitter yeast flavor. A light and refreshing beer on a warm summer day!

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Photo of Cresant
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12 oz. into a weizen glass. Cloudy yellow/white body. Smallish head.

Smelled of grains, doughy, bready aroma.

Tart, sweet flavor. Metallic hint (maybe I'm tasting the gold rim of my weizen glass!?) Refreshing. I find myself quaffing this one easily.

Medium body, very smooth finish. Quinching drinkability. Nice.

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Photo of Nipitato
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Purchased bomber from Weeping Radish Brewery Store in Manteo, NC.

A: Smells like a hefe but does not look like one. Clear darker blonde color - zero head.

S: Good balance between clove phenols and banana esters. No significant bready malt aromas present.

T: Clove and banana come through in taste and are well balanced. Virtually no bread character comes through in taste.

M: Moderate carbonation. Medium light mouth feel. Not carbonated enough for style.

D: The taste and nose of this beer is classic hefe weizen. An uncomplicated, straightforward beer. A good beer because it does the balance of phenol and ester quite well. Lost points in review because of appearance and mouthfeel not fitting the style. These problems did not exist when I was drinking the beer at the brewery.

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Photo of Gavage
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewpub in Manteo. Thick hazy pale yellow in color sporting a 1" head, that quickly fell to surface foam. No lemon slice added (by my request). The aroma was typical hefe with banana, clove, and some citrus. The flavor was a slightly tart as wheat, banana, clove, mild bitterness, and soft white peach tones were well balanced.

Mouthfeel was only slightly crisp at the start and finished smooth, as the carbonation level seemed a bit low here. Some spiciness rode the tongue after swallowing. Drinkability is decent, but there seemed to be something lacking that I can't put my finger on - maybe it is just the mouthfeel.

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Weizen from Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant
3.64 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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