JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mediocre in every way. Lacked real hops character of any kind. Decent head. No particular reason to buy this beer rather than any other random microbrew. Note that this was in a bottle sampled in North Carolina (which has a bunch of stupid, commie regulations for alcohol content in beer). Perhaps the draft version of this beer sold outside of NC is a whole different story.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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...
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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...!
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
raymow (1408) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.