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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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746 Ratings
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Ratings: 746
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
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Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001)
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Had this beer on tap in NYC at three different bars/restaurants. Ryan Maguires Ale House, The Heidleberg, and Fraunces Tavern. The beer was consistent (says a lot about these places barmanship/cellarmanship), it also say a lot about Radeberger. Pours a nice light gold, tartness, green apples taste perfectly balanced by bitterness from the hops at the end. Perfect beer on a hot summer day. This is the consummate German Pilsner in my humble opinion.

The Brewery dates to the previous century in Radeberg near Dresden. The communists took over E. Germany but kept the brewery open. In fact, it was the favorite of the Dresden KGB chief Vladimir Putin. Interesting story. Thank goodness this brewery survived long enough to see the fall of the iron curtain. It is thriving now that it is free.

11-06-2013 23:38:13 | More by rtrasr
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

10-28-2013 19:15:27 | More by the_thumbzilla1
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-16-2011 00:43:40 | More by KingBiscuit
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Korea (South)

5/5  rDev +39.3%

12-01-2011 10:57:15 | More by HotelKilo47
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-28-2013 19:30:06 | More by Quorocker
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Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +39.3%

11-21-2011 02:34:22 | More by hotsudge
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

07-03-2014 03:53:16 | More by tykechandler
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4.88/5  rDev +35.9%

Excellent beer, crisp, sharp, excellent taste, excellent aftertaste, well balanced bitterness, fresh, nicely colored and transparent with 'beer-ish' hue. One of the best beers. Was served in bottle, properly cooled and consumed late night among several others.

10-31-2013 15:29:24 | More by darko_bertovic
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New York

4.88/5  rDev +35.9%

Looking for an excellent German Pils, try this one. Drank this one on draft in NYC at Lederhosen. Very tasty light brew with a nice aroma. Decent head that lasts. Left minor lacing. Very drinkable. I wish we could get this one in upstate New York in draft. I'd have it on in my house.

04-18-2009 13:05:08 | More by TrinkGermanBier
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4.88/5  rDev +35.9%

This is one of the local beers and I am probably a little biased but really the best Pilsner ever! One can drink all night and wake up early for work. So pure and delicious like bread on the tongue and a great slight barley malt aftertaste that demands futher drinking. When poured properly in the proper glass, this beer forms an amazing rocky head that sticks around for a while and leaves beautiful lacing. It's rare to find a Pils with such a great head. The smell is a very mild, yet spicy hops and bread dough tickle the nose hairs. Carbonation is perfect! Delicate bitterness that again demans further drinking as it teases the senses and one must have more. This beer is a must for all Pilsner fans! I suggest anyone who visits Dresden or Radeberg try the Zwickelbier on tap as well. It's more bitter with an unfiltered thickness that remains me of Franziskaner, like a Pilsner/Weissbier mix.

08-24-2010 02:40:18 | More by Sachsenfreude
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4.83/5  rDev +34.5%

A: Medium bright gold. Very clear. Nice dense head with good retention and lacing. Head is of tell-tale high quality fine, fluffy and lasting bubbles. Well carbonated. Great.

S: Husky with moderate hoppiness.

T: Awesome. Light desirable grassiness and moderate hop bitterness. Clean finish. High quality grain flavor with no fruity notes. Saaz hops to finish I believe.

M: Moderate, full but not heavy. Opposite of a "light" beer. A full flavor no holds barred German pils.

D: High drinkability. Awesome overall quality far over shadows any heaviness.

This is an awesome beer. I think we have a high quality brewing process coupled with great ingredients here. In my opinion this is a fine pils up there with Starkenberger pils or Schweiger pils and in the highest German tradition of a Pilsener.

02-26-2011 03:18:47 | More by alankwak
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4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

WTF is earth shattering?? This is a lovely beer regardless of its lack of earth shattering potential. It's highly drinkable, with a wonderful German maltiness, covered up nicely by firm bitterness. Bitterness is definitely in the mouth feel as well. A masterpiece in the brewing arts.

08-31-2008 01:41:41 | More by nige4958
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

07-14-2014 14:39:54 | More by StephenC
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

03-13-2014 01:50:57 | More by ChrisGuck
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South Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +31.5%

What a remarkable pils. Nothing tastes better than a hard day a work and coming home to a golden CRISP taste of Radeberger. I believe it comes from this region of Germany where the pils taste like heaven. The best beer from Saxony and the best German pils hands down.

12-30-2004 02:14:02 | More by sachsich
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4.68/5  rDev +30.4%

When seeking out exports, I look for the "good before" dates. This batch I tried was about 7 months out from that date etched on the bottle's wrapper. This is the best German pilsner I think I've ever had. The appearance and smell are very nice, and the taste did not let me down. Overall, a very fresh, hopsy taste, not too bitter or sweet. A fine body. I can't wait to try this excellent German pilsner again.

03-07-2009 18:56:10 | More by lkdrinker
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4.65/5  rDev +29.5%

I found this 25 oz bottle for $2.89 at Fred Meyer
Lovely looking beer with the golden glow and really attractive packaging.
It smells like a beer of this style should...faint, subdued, no real clue as to what is in store for your taste buds.
The taste brings me back to my years living in Germany. This is the freshest German pilsner I've had since moving back to the USA.
Flavors are non-distinct, nothing jumps out at you. The overall experience is what I love about this beer. Mildly bitter with the taste of fermented barley. It doesn't get any simpler or cleaner than this.

12-06-2011 19:55:45 | More by industrialswill
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4.63/5  rDev +29%

Pours a straw yellow with an attractive white head that has good retention. Carbonation bubbles are abundant at first but slowly die down.

Has a wonderful Noble hop aroma. No mistaken the aroma of this beer.

The hops are on display in the flavor. Has a nice spicy flavor with a mild malt backbone. More heavily hopped than other Pilsners.

The body is a little thin but the carbonation is on the fizzy side so it balances out well. Drinks clean and crisp.

Very easy drinking and great tasting. This beer lends itself to drinking with a low ABV and a light body. If you can get this fresh definately try one. The beer has a best before date on the back label.

05-16-2008 20:34:39 | More by morimech
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4.63/5  rDev +29%

pours a clear light straw yellow with a huge fluffy white head that holds very well with lots of lace. smells of corn and husk and earth. taste is clean and fresh with a good hop balance and a dry finish. light and refreshing keeps you wanting the next one, will be looking for it again.

07-29-2008 17:34:09 | More by billybob
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New York

4.6/5  rDev +28.1%

One of my favorite pilsners in the world, this was better on tap in Berlin germany than in the bottle in the United States, where i usually have it. Had a half-liter and it was bright, clear, perfectly carbonated and perfectly bitter. I could drink 100 of these.

07-13-2009 15:34:22 | More by david18
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4.6/5  rDev +28.1%

This is a wonderful, tasty pilsner, bitter and hoppy but with nice maltiness to carry the hops and with well-rounded character, complexity, and feel.

Golden, it has a large, lon-lasting white head that shrinks slowly and leaves some nice lace.

The aroma is yeasty dough grain, herbs, pine and citrus, mostly lemon.

The taste is nice malty grain, yeasty dough, with strong malty sweetness balanced by nice pine-herb-lemon bitterness. It's smooth and rather full-bodied yet lively and zesty, with the feel and taste leaving a crisp, lightly bitter herbal finish.

04-13-2009 18:32:26 | More by Offa
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4.53/5  rDev +26.2%

I could easily drink gallons of this beer.

Like Bitburger and Warsteiner, this is one of the three great German Pilsners that typically is available around here.

Assertive hop bitterness.

Great nobel hop flavor ...

Balancing sweet malt ...

Great drinkability ...

03-17-2008 03:56:46 | More by horseblanket
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-17-2011 14:36:38 | More by NWer
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-28-2013 05:02:56 | More by bsizzle
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Radeberger Pils...

Appearance-Light golden color, huge white head that settles well and has a lot of lace.

Smell-piney hop, spiciness, some malts, and a little grain, actually potent.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Smooth mouthfeel well balanced profile of light hops and malt that hit at the same time noticable pleasant flavor.. Light but not watery feel, refreshing and finishes well.

Drinkability-Refreshing beer, a good pilsner that fits well in a big glass and you can also drink a lot of them.

Overall-very well made German pilsner, a highlight of the style, nice flavor, nice balance, and nice drinkability, a great job. American brewers should take notice.

09-09-2008 04:51:49 | More by TheDeuce
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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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