Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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81
good

905 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 27
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001

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Ratings: 905 | Reviews: 387
Photo of oceanman907
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not the best Pilsner I have ever had, but it is notable for its strong biscuit character and is rather sweet, but still a nice light body makes it a lovely summer beer.

Photo of kofukasho
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A decent pilsner, that'll leave you wanting more.

Photo of nicholas2121
2.97/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Radeberger Pilsner brewed by Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei, with an ABV of 4.80% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. I like the look of this brew brew. Now for the smell it is skunky with grains, and malts. Not big on the smell of this brew. Kind of a turn off to this brew. The taste is nice with grain, malts and some nice hops. There is also some skunkness in the taste. I like how smooth this brew goes down, even with the skunk. This brew has an Ok balance to it. There is nothing bad about this brew but nothing great. The mouthfeel of Radeberger Pilsner is rich, bold and refreshing. Overall I'm giving 3 out of 5. I would get this brew again.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Transparent yellow body with a pure white head. Grainy aroma. Corn, grain flavors with a slightly harsh note in the finish. Light bodied with subtle fruity notes. Decent.

Photo of farrago
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fluffy two finger head, bleached white, airy with a great deal of larger bubbles, wispy lacing at best, does display nice level of head retention. Bright golden hued liquid, good color depth, fair amount of larger, muscular bubbles loosely arrayed. Heavy on the raw grains in the nose, not that sweet, maybe a touch of honey, this outweighed by pepperiness and Ovaltine notes, mild burst of sour white citrus, minimal fruit presence, stays long in the nostrils. Medium-bodied, more sturdy than heavy, not quite as carbonated as visually suggested. Here the cocoa, malt pushes to the fore some, balances out the herbaceous side of things, which is akin to cut grass or dried straw. The citrus coalesces into lemon to white grapefruit, if muted. Again, just about no fruit flavor. Texturally it does have palate grip and you feel it adhere to the tongue, dry but not dusty. As in the nose it has good length and no wimp by any stretch. When you just sit back to analyze it the bitterness could throw it off balance. But can easily see it smoothing out with food. Probably more than pleasing enough after mowing the lawn or such.

Photo of Randomblitz
4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good, In Germany draft only!!! :)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright straw color with poor activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good legs.

Aromas and flavors of grains, citrus, and herbals spices. Fresh grainy smell. Well balanced sweet grainy taste with some sharp lemon. Grassy with a slight bread feel.

Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Faint finish of medium length, ending with a slightly grassy feel with a nice dose of noble spices.

Overall a good craft with well balanced pleasant and rich malt flavors, accessible, and a super refreshing taste.

Photo of janubio
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cleaer golden colour, with a small head that vanishes soon. No lace, no ring. Smell of grass, grains, herbs. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste of grains, herbs, hops. Standard easy drinking beer.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours a clear, yellow with a frothy, white head. Pilsner look. Aroma is stylistically in sync with the look. Pilsy nose. Grain, yeast, Nobel hop, dry malt. Flavor is refreshing. It tastes like is smells and it looks like it should. Pilsner yeast, dry, pale/pils malt, slightly grassy hops, grainy finish. Light bodied and bubbly. I was really in the mood for a Pilsner when I imbibed this. It hit the spot.

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of silverevo9
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent pilsner. Could do worse. Snow globe type carbonation. Has that typical German hop, pale malt scent. Not too much variations in these German pilsners. But they are consistent with taste and feel. Which is good. Nice head that holds up well. Nothing to brag about here. Good beer to drink on a hot day. Not much to knock except how forgettable it is. Not something i would pursue again. 11.2 oz is lame and hurts sales here in my opinion. Would drink again knowing its better than those American macro lagers. The price point on the beer is too high also considering the alternatives. Overall good. Cheers!

Photo of MNJR
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent pilsner. One of the best. Not to be underestimated. Smooth, clean flavor, with a nice rich malt backbone and bright finish. It is really good beer. Never disappoints.

Photo of ppvora
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a cool 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass. Golden yellow color, 2 fingers of head, some aeration and lacing.

Aroma of mostly barley and malt (equal parts). No hops.

Taste of barley and hay, some light hops.

Mouthfeel: Nothing significant to report.

Overall: A mildly hoppy beer. Good introduction to pilsners. With its history, I conclude that this is how pilsners must've tasted.

Photo of olradetbalder
2.28/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Germany, the land of the pilsener and then Radeberger.
I really like a good German pils, but this is not one of them.

Smell: Nothing
Taste: carbonation with a tuch of hops.
Mouthfeel is solid.

Photo of LeesinkyZaika
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm usually very critical with my reviews, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I purchased a can from the LCBO. Pours a beautiful amber, with very little head that doesn't stay long. Smells slightly musky and spicy with a grassy overtone. Initial mouthfeel is very pleasant: beautiful carbonation, taste that is expansive but stops just short of full bodied. The hops character is well balanced. A very nice lingering aftertaste and refreshing and satisfying overall. For $2.45 CAD a can, this is a very light and refreshing brew. Definitely not the best German style Pilsner around, but it is authentic enough and quite good. The irony is that I lived in Germany for many years and never had a chance to taste this particular beer :-)

Photo of bauerodb
1.75/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I am no Pilsner fan, but this one was just aweful.

Photo of SmashPants
2.52/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Format: an embossed light brown bottle and a standard German macro label. Reaks of average.

Appearance: a light amber with scarce carbonation. A three-finger white head froths up before settling to a rocky finger with good retention and a decent lace. Looks reasonable.

Aroma: not much aroma to this one - just boring cheap grains and a touch of floral / earth hops. A bit 'meh'.

Taste: more awkward grain fug on the taste, with some grass hops in there. Not the best pilsener ever. By a long shot.

Aftertaste: quite an unfortunate mouth-turning vinegary bitterness right on the finish. I don't feel like making funny noises each time I finish a mouthful.

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a lighter to medium carbonation. Feels a bit flat.

Overall: this certainly ain't a good pilsener. Awkward aroma and flavour with a bittering aftertaste that is vinegary instead of hop-driven. I'll leave this one alone, even for AU$43 a case.

Photo of FRANKIE65
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fours across the board for this German Pilsner.
Would (will) be an awesome summer beer. Will definitely be buying some for the hot months.
Like drinking a glass of home made liquid bread.
Relatively cheap, for Canadian prices, as an added bonus.

Photo of AdrianRP
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

This is good valued German Pils! It's readily available at my favorite liquor store, always fresh (a good seller obviously)and priced handsomely in 12 pack containers. The lower price may fool you into thinking it's a cheap beer, but it's not. Quality exudes with it's pure, golden color, thick white head, and generous lacing glass side. It's flavor is a wonderful balance of dry/bitter hops, yet with a very faint hint of sweetness...It retains it's carbonation all the way to the end of your glass keeping things interesting. This is an excellent session beer...4 or 5 go down very easily and the taste lingers on...

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow, little to no head. I detect a slightly fruity smell, like a Granny Smith apple. Taste is spicy, bready, and has a hoppy and dry finish. Lively carbonation, crisp and refreshing. A fine pilsner. I have been buying this one for a while and it is usually found in my fridge.

Photo of dd43
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is an underrated beer in an unappreciated category. Have a tall crispy Radeberger on draft on a warm sunny day and you'll wonder why it took you so long to try it.

Photo of King_Noobish
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

I'd tried Radeberger at a bar on tap and thought it was fine... similar to most non-exceptional but drinkable European pilsners.

However, this beer is a screaming deal at retail in 500ml cans if you can find them.

Photo of marzenfannm
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Nice pils! Good looking golden beer with a big foamy head. Good staying power on the head. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice subtle hoppiness. Clean finish. Very reasonably priced - a six was less than most craft brew sixes. Great value. I'll buy again for sure.

Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%

My first thought is this tastes like every other cheap Eurolager. Is there something in the water, or is it that certain faintly "skunky" hop they seem addicted to:

Pale golden in the Ureich Pils glass, which is more of a tulip, with plenty of froth. Moderate carbonation on the tongue. I seem to have gotten used to more hoppiness, or at least bitterness from Pilsners-- both German and American. This has more of a malt liquor taste.

This is plenty drinkable if you're looking for a light lager with a little bitter tang. But it's a below average Pilsner. From the 16 oz can purchased at Pioneer Market in La Conner, Wash. - 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

I picked up a bottle of Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei's Radeberger Pilsner last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a German made Pilsner and I thought I would give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. Best by, 11-20-2014. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's got a clean and classy look to it, but I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a fairly clear pale yellow color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with two and half fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some rings of lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, that looked true to style.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the malts being first to show up and they impart a pilsner malt, sweet malt, grainy and bready like aromas. Up next comes a slight apple skin aroma that leads right into some clean lager yeast and towards the end comes some earthy and spicy hops aromas that are on the lighter side. This beer had a nice aroma that was true to style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of sweetness with the malts being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects as the aroma, but this time the sweet malts don't really show up. Up next comes some clean lager yeast followed by just a light apple skin like flavor. On the finish there's a light amount of bitterness with some herbal and spicy hop flavors and it had some grainy malt and herbal hop flavors in the aftertaste. This was a nice tasting Pilsner that was true to style.

M- Smooth, fairly clean, fairly crisp, dry on the finish, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The beer had a nice mouthfeel that fit in well with the style.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and a above average example of a Pilsner, it had all the aspects that I look for in a German made Pilsner and it seemed to be just a nice and easy drinking, straight forward example of the style. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, fairly clean, fairly crisp, dry on the finish, not filling at all and the taste did a decent job of holding my attention, I could drink a few of these especially when it's hot outside. What I like the most about this beer was how true to style it was, it's exactly what I expect from a German made Pilsner. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, there's nothing that I disliked or would change about this beer. I would buy this again when in the mood for the style and I recommend it to anybody that loves a good, easy drinking and traditional example of a Pilsner. All in all I was happy with this beer, it delivered just what I wanted it to and I'm glad I took a chance on it. This made for a nice first impression for this brewery and I would be interested in trying more of their beer and I think it's up there as one of the better German Pilsners I've had. Good job guys, this was an enjoyable Pilsner, keep up the hard work.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
81 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.