gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this one on draught in Manteo, North Carolina. Way overrated. Medium reddish brown pour with a filmy head and very little nose, cidery and somewhat dry but balanced. Not terrible, but not good either.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colored with fairly rapidly diminishing white
head. Has malty aroma, with a peculiar odor--some kind of
weird sweet smell. Flavor is malty and saccharin. Too sweet.
Makes you mouth draw up. Malt flavors are unbalanced and
this could definitely use more hops for a balance. Oh well, it is
drinkable, and tastes better as you get used to the sweetness.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear amber pour releases a nicely lasting off white head, and the appearance is quite promising. Light caramel aroma, perhaps some faint hops. Malt dominated flavors with some citrus hops coming through a well carbonated, even fizzy, light to medium body. Pleasant enough, but nothing special.
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average micro. A little going on, and I mean a little. This is a good lawnmower beer. Crisp and easy to drink with enough malting to give it some character. A bit watery with a litle bitterness to remind you that this is an America fest beer.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bomber. a light lager with not much flavor but although is drinkable and refreshing. dark orange color, medium head. It definitely has a clean taste.
HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wasn’t too crazy about this one. Has a somewhat off flavor, as if too old.
raymow (1063) - 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.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color, nice fluffy head leaves a clean glass. The caramel sweetness is in perfect balance. Light on the tongue. Crisp and decent.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weeping Radish Fest Amber Lager pours to a beautiful, bright, deep amber color with a creamy white head, and a good amount of carbonation. The nose is very well done on this beer with an excellent balance of toasty/nutty malt aroma and grassy/herbal hop aromatics. The palate is firm, with plenty of sweet, toasty, and nutty malt flavors. The body is round, and clean, making this beer very smooth and drinkable. Fest Lager ends with more sublime balance, good toasty malt flavors up front and some nice herbal hop bitterness at the end.
This is a truly exceptional example of marzen/Oktoberfest bier, with fantastic toasty/nutty flavors, and great balance
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-amber body, thin looking. Big eggnog colored head. Decent looking. Smell is fresh hops, very sweet sugar, caramel malt...lacking complexity. Taste is roasted hops, pit fruit, nuts, butterscotch, tootsie rolls, and some fresh vegetable/carrot like flavors. Taste is suprisingly complex, given that the body and aroma were mediocre. Some woodsy, bourbon notes as well. Glad to see this a Vienna, as it certainly is nothing like the ’amber’ tag this beer sports on its bottle.