Posted 5 years ago | Beer Reviews

Weeping Radish OBX Beer

Weeping Radish OBX Beer photo

I’ve been visiting the Outer Banks with family for several years now, but it wasn’t until a trip this past June that I finally got around to sampling anything from brewing pioneers, Weeping Radish. A big reason for this late encounter is that I never noticed any of the brewery’s products on shelves in stores and my lack of remembering to stop by the brewery on the way in or out of the region.

Regardless, I finally found a bottle of their Kolsch-style OBX Beer and snagged it along with several other local North Carolina brews. This 6% ABV brew drinks well and and has a solid flavor — which makes me kick myself even these months later that I wasn’t drinking it the whole time.

Weeping Radish OBX Beer photo

Appearance

OBX Beer pours golden in color with a full crown of frothy white foam.

Aroma

Bread, cereal, grain, a hit of caramel and light stone fruits combine for an inviting and refined nose.

Taste

This is an excellent Kolsch. Hints of cereal, grain, a light bit of sweetness, honey, and a touch of caramel are carried across the tongue by a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. The brew is medium bodied and quite tasty, with little to no alcohol presence.

Overall

OBX Beer is a great brew. It shows why Weeping Radish has lasted so long. The beer has great flavor and approachability. I can’t believe that I hadn’t encountered this brew sooner in my visits to the Outer Banks.

Rating: 4/5

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