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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A Deep orange-red in color. Medium body. Distinctive & complex maltiness, moderate hop bitterness. Smooth, clean, with a depth of malt character. ABV 5.2% IBU’s 24 SRM 11.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2004
On tap at the Roanoke Island brewery. Believe it or not, this was my very first pub-brew EVER!!! The year was 1989 and I was on a litle weekend roadtrip with friends to the NC coast. We saw this charming little brewpub on the side of the road and stopped in to see what was going on in there. The beer was served in large (maybe 20 oz?) lager glasses with the Weeping Radish logo emblazend on the side. The amber was like drinking a loaf of liquid bread at the time. Rich orange color, white head, Hops! I was tasting hops for the first time! Now I know that today my jaded palate would consider this quite boring, but I owe this little NC brewpub a debt of gratitude for kindly and gently being my first time. Ah, nostalgia...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2004
Bottled. Malty aroma of fruit and bread. Flavor has hints of caramel and a sharp finish with a slight kick of hops. A little thin - as a number of this breweries bottled offerings have been. A solid offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
this beer poured clear copper with off white head. aroma was of bouquet of mixed fruit. this beer tasted malty, medium body and very pleasant. after taste was a smooth hoppy bite. i liked this beer for it was smooth and satisfying. good job weeping radish...!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Not a bad beer. This has a good balance and color. Not quite the acomplishment that their "Dark Radish" but a well made beer just the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Courtesy of City Beverage in Winston-Salem. Pours a rather dark amber color with a medium light tan head. Fair lacing throughout the glass. Lots of malt as well as some toffee in the aroma. Kind of thin-bodied and a little on the watery side, with some malt in the flavor. However it is not as much as the nose indicates you should expect. There are also touches of caramel and hops but again not in any great amount. The finish holds some sharpness on the tongue but it isn't all that flavorful. Overall this beer was a bit of a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Little to no head after the pour but a nice amber color and slightly sweet aroma. Similar to an Oktoberfest - which is a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Hazy, dark amber lager with a copper tint. Small, creamy, khaki-colored head with great retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet. Maple syrup, toffee and red apple. Very malty, rich and buttery flavor with some light notes of fuzzy fruit. Well-balanced regarding malt versus hops. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, astringent, dry finish. Reminiscent of some of the better Scottish ales I've tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
I have had this beer on tap, in bottles, and in the takeaway fresh kegs and really like it. It is not a heavy beer, but is refreshing with a nice creamy head and good bite. You can drink a lot which is good at the beach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
On tap as guest beer at Legends in Richmond VA: Copper hue with a small frothy off-white head and fair lace. Vice nice aroma with hints of cookie dough, roasted malt, hazelnut, a touch of caramel, plum and orange fruits, and some spice. Sweet and lighty bitter taste initally with some fruitiness as well. The finish was crisp and bitter. Light to medium-bodied with a clean and lively mouthfeel. Very nice version of a fest beer. I enjoyed this one a lot, a break form the same old Octoberfest offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Deep amber with a thick white head and good carbonation. Balanced aromas of nutty malts and herbal hops. Came off as a bold, full bodied beer that I would bet would be great with German food. Seemed similar to a Marzen with its bitterness, but without the sour aftertaste. Good balance of sweet and bitter flavors.

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