Weizen | Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant

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Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant
North Carolina, United States

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.

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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 NeroFiddled
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Its cloudy yellow body has an orange-ish cast and reveals hundreds of fast rising tiny bubbles beneath a creamy head of bright white foam. The retention is good, but not great, and it drops to a wide collar and razor-thin surface coating that's clearly maintained only by the continuous release of it's effervescent carbonation. However, it does leave some very nice lace about the glass. The nose is lemony (but only slightly tart) and softly banana-ish over a mildly sweetish wheat-based malt. The body is medium and it's quite crisp in the mouth with a vigorous, but very fine-bubbled, effervescent carbonation. The flavor is well balanced between mildly sweet grainy malt, a touch of lemony yeast, some mild grassy hops and a low-level bitterness. Quite refreshing; interesting; and very drinkable.

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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 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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Photo of WesWes
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice sweet wheat scent with a dry fruity yeast finish. It has a pleasant banana and clove aroma. The taste is decent. It has a light and dry wheat flavor with a bit of yeast fruitiness. This is a bit too dry for me. There are hints of banana and clove here, but it falls short of most. The moutfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with a little too much carbonation for the style. This is a good weizen. It lacks a little in flavor and mouthfeel, but it still drinks fine.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy golden color with a big ivory head and good carbonation. Classic German banana-clove aroma and taste. Light bodied and creamy like it is supposed to be for a hefeweizen.

One of the best American versions of the style - A good intro for American Wheat drinkers.

Best before: 01/03 Tasted: 01/12/03

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Photo of weeare138
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a light hazy yellow with a small white head.
Smell is of banana, vanilla, lemon zest, and mixed wheat.
Taste is creamy with bananas and wheat, along with a touch of sweet citrus.
Mouthfeel is chewy and smooth with medium bodied feel and slight tartness.
Drinkability is pretty good on this one. Nice and refreshing.

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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 Bighuge
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Quite hazy. Golden orange color. A slight, creamy ivory white head recedes to a thin film quickly. Lacing is average.

Aroma: Vanilla, lemon, wheat tang, pepper and banana.

Flavor: Vanilla, banana, nutmeg. Quite subdued however. And sweet lemonade, spicy black pepper and a little clove.

Moutfeel: Appropriately carbonated.

Body: A little better than medium.

Drinkability: Good. I could drink a few of these down on a hot summer day. Right now, one's enough.

Thanks for the change of pace Alaskan Smoked Porter.

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

Nothing wrong with this Weizen...pours a brilliant, cloudy yellow with a nice bubbly headthat settles down rather quickly....Nose is banana and lemons....a nice charged up mouthfeel (bordering on too charged up)....body is about perfect....taste is very enjoyable...banana's and lemons real shine on the buds...I don't get much cloves with this weizen but it is still very enjoyable...Not the greatest Weizen I have ever had but rates highly for me...

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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 Boto
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: The color of this one is a hazy straw yellow. Mine had a very limited white head on it. The aroma was pleasing, yet a little light. I got a faint breadiness and yeastiness to it, along with some faint citrus and clove. The taste isn’t bad. Some clove with a decent wheat flavor, as well as a tinge or sourness. Touches of the lemon and clove also. Not too bad. Thanks, Jay.

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Photo of blackie
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a very slightly cloudy golden color, with a white head that is kind of low for the style.

Nose is wheaty with some yeasty notes. Plenty of banana present, with a little hoppy spiciness as well. Smells good, nothing offensive or off.

Carbonation is meduim high and the body is light.

Flavor is of wheat and bananas with some yeast in the background. Finishes with flavors of yeast.

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Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dull gold color with a carbonated, huge white head. The head fades to about a hlaf inch and lasts. Good astringent citrus aroma. Very good crisp taste. Very smooth, strong but not unpleasant astringent taste, and citrus flavors/some hint of banana as well. Mouthfeel is rich and drinkability is very good. I had 2 half liters with lunch and could easily have more. A very nice hefe. Weeping Radish is now brewing their own beers as well. All their beers I sampled last year were brewed under contract in Maryland. The hefe was better than anything I had last year.

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Photo of merlin48
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at the Hickory Hops Festival a few months ago, and really liked it. Their German brewmaster considers this their best product, and I agree.
Pours a chill hazed, medium yellow body, as if it was filtered. Small white head has decent retention and leaves attractive patchy lace.
Aroma is very nice, with assertive notes of lemony citrus, banana, clove, and pepper. Quite pleasant for an American Weizen.
Mouthfeel has spritzy carbonation and a light medium body.
Taste is highlighted by a pleasant wheat maltiness, complimented by sweet banana, lemon zest, coriander, clove, white pepper, and a subtle yeast presence. Nice breadiness in the wheat department..
One of the better American Weizens. Crisp and refreshing, this is an excellent one for a session.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a cloudy amber color with moderate head that dissolved into a thin lacing. The smell is absolutely fantastic with hints of the spices to follow. If possible, the taste is even better than the smell. It reminds me of a spice cake in a bottle, and each sip is even better. Leaves a great taste in the mouthn and makes me want more.Highly recommended !!!!

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived at the table lightly hazy pale golden with a low white and persistent head which lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a strong spice component of clove and cinnamon.

The flavor was fruity wtih a light banana most notable and a nice spice of clove. The flavor was crisp and refreshing.

The finish was dry with lasting light fruit and clove into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a good carbonation level. A nice beer on draft with fairly high clove and low banana.

1/2 liter at the brewpub (but most likely brewed in MD)

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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 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 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 blitheringidiot
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Label Lingo and bottle babble: Best before 12/4 notch.

Light cloudy hay straw pour with a settled razor collar.

Banana phenolic and musty citrous notes.

First Swigs: Bread dough orange sherbert. Wheat heaven. Some tart sour citrous grainy aftertaste. Middle has orange marmalade.

Crisp zesty carbonation.

Last Swigs: Extremely drinkable wheat with banana notes. Complex but not to a fault.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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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 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 Wildman
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy dark yellow color and formed a foamy white head that left some trace lace as it subsided. An aroma of hops, citrus and banana. The flavor was of citrus and banana. Couldn't really detect any clove or other spices. The finish was light and tart. Not a bad hefe and would be a good session beer, but would probably still lean towards my usuals instead.

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