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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Wow. Deep amber with an excellent toffee head. Nice caramel-malt aroma followed closely by a superbly authentic caramel (but subtle) malt beer. Well-done O-fest style beer. Don't know what the other raters tried...this is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raymow (1420) - 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 (10612) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Copper color, thin lacy head that lasted throughout the pint, very crisp mouthfeel, faint hoppy taste, very malty aroma, well balanced, excellent Fest

   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 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2002
Very drinkable fest bier. Caramelly, soft, malty. Can drink massive quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Beer just tastes better to me when I'm at the beach. I guess it's psychological. This is one of my faves when I'm down in Nags Head NC. Nice malt flavor but with a good balance. Not super deep, but still has a bit of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

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