Weizen | Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant

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3.64 w/ 47 ratings

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 47
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Morris729
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale golden straw color with a foamy white head that quickly falls into a thin lace. Nose is soft banana, dried wheat, spicy yeast, and zesty lemon. Light in body and a bit spritzy in texture. Taste is banana and lemon with a noticeable lacking of any real clove flavors. Finish is sharp, crisp, and refreshing. Certainly a beer that would make a great companion on a hot summer day. Thanks to Loki for the sample!

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Photo of Loki
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in a 12oz bottle.

Poured a cloudy, golden yellow with a generous head. The head faded quickly to a thin covering that left decent lacing. Head did not last as long as I would expect from a hefe.

Aromas of bananas and yeast with faints hops.

Tasted much like a traditional hefe with yeast, bananas, and a lemony sweetness. There is a slightly bitter hop finish. The mouth feel is fairly light. A good hefe all around, I've had better, but definitely had worse.

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

Pours a very cloudy orange. the head is quite vigorous and thick which lasts a couple of minutes leaving no lace. This is obviously a nicely carbonated wheat beer.

Aroma is fruity, notably with a banana smell. The aroma is quite good and indicative of a classic weizen.

The Weeping Radish Weizen tastes of yeast and hints of fruit with no bitterness. The carbonation that I noted at the pour is very evident upon tasting. If anything, the carbonation is a bit too much since large drinks are not comfortable. I would count off here for the mouthfeel, although the drinkability is good.

All in all a very good weizen.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Scooter77
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/straw yellow color. A small white head presents itself pouring with minimal retention, leaving a very thin lace. Aromas of bananas, lemon zests, and clove were very noticeable. I detected a slight crisp tartness of citrus upon the first taste, followed by a subtle spiciness of cloves, finishing off with some yeasty bread undertones. This is a very drinkable beer; it’s very light and refreshing.

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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 Bunnyhop
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy, golden yellow weizen with a large, bubbled, rocky, slightly clinging, white head. The smell is sweet with a slight grassiness. The taste is wheaty and malty, with a sweet finish. It does seem to taste sweeter as I drink more. It has a nice and round, full mouthfeel. Overall, not a particularly complex wheat beer, but nice.

(source: Beers Across America)

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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 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 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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Weizen from Weeping Radish Bavarian Restaurant
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