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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner

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BA SCORE
82
good

815 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 24
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001)
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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

davidwhatshisnam, May 10, 2014
Photo of clvand0
1.8/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a standard yellow color with a small head that quickly fades away. Skunky aroma - not even slightly interesting. Maybe it was a bad bottle, maybe it was a standard pilsner from that area. The taste was not interesting to me. Crisp and slightly clean, but still skunky in the taste. Didn't care for this one.

clvand0, Sep 05, 2004
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of AmyfaceNYC
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am generally not a fan of pilsners, and this one is no exception. This beer is very thin and bright-ish yellow, with no head to speak of. And it tastes thin, and very flat, and bland. The lack of flavor only accentuates the flatness, and vice versa. I've had this beer before and disliked it then too. Will definitely avoid in the future.

AmyfaceNYC, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of shamus
2/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A very pale yellow with nice head retention. Not overly carbonated. Unfortunately it has a detergent smell to it and is far too sweet in the aftertast. It says it's just water, malt, hops and yeast but it actually tastes corn syrup to me. Not the worst beer ever but i will pass it by the next time.

shamus, Jun 01, 2006
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of RoyalT
2.13/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - This is a piss yellow in color with little of the head that other reviewers mentioned.

Smell - The delicate hope aroma that I've come to expect from the style was overbearing and heavy-handed in this example. The grain was rough and unpleasing.

Taste - The hops came through better at the taste but the grain left a nasty, almost rotten aftertaste that ruined the drinking experience.

Mouthfeel - This was light-bodied but felt heavy on the tongue due to the lack of quality carbonation.

Sinkability - I've got much better things to do in my life than finish this dud.

RoyalT, Jan 18, 2010
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2.13/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This clear, pale yellow beer has a nice big white head but not a ton of lace. Poured by a bored and obnoxious cocktail party bartender. You can tell it’s gonna be watery and it is. Very weak aroma, maybe a little malty but that’s it. Taste isn’t any better, very generic and bland. Hops are barely noticed, not bitter at all. Lacks the bite of a better Pils. Grainy, malty notes are pretty subdued as well. Honestly I don’t get much flavor at all here. Very much on the light side of the Pils spectrum, drinks that way too, with crisp carbonation, perhaps a little bit creamy mouthfeel that’s a small plus…extremely easy to drink, dry, with a vaguely bitter aftertaste. Overall a waste of time I’d say…just too bland for me to enjoy.

Gotta differ with the Alstrom’s on this one…yeah you could session this but there are SO many better, more interesting sessionable beers on the market I’d have to wonder why anyone with interesting in flavorful craft beer would choose to do so.

tobelerone, Oct 10, 2011
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2.13/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The colour is pale yellow, the two finger head is white, compact with a small crater. Looks like an ordinary German Pilsener...

The smell is neutral. Some malt. Wooden hints. Weak.

The taste got notes of fresh wood, some malt, and bitter hints. Boring. The aftertaste got flavours of bread, alcohol and some sour bitterness. I noted "artificial and stale" in my pad.

The carbonation is mild to medium. The liquid light.

Booooring!

bark, May 18, 2008
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2.2/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sickly yellow, I was actually amazed at how clear light this beer was. The head was nice and long lasting. It had good carbonation, very balanced. The taste was another story though, amazingly bitter for pilsner, yet didn't have any outstanding flavor profiles to speak of that could make up for it. There are hundreds of German pilsners, no reason to settle for this one.

olegv40, Jan 17, 2007
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Bieniek30, Apr 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

BLACKENEDPLAGUE, Apr 11, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

DonFrap, Jul 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served on draught into a Radeberger Pilsner .3L glass in Berlin, Germany.

As a note before my review, I'd like to say that this is maybe my eighth beer in Berlin, as well as my first time on the continent after many months living in Ireland, and every beer I've been served in Berlin whether draught or bottled has been served in the beer's own specific labelled glass. One Berlin barmaid was happy to get into a friendly argument over the proper way to pour a yeasty beer into a glass. Germans (or maybe just Berliners) seem to really care about beer. This is refreshing after watching some of the lads in Galway quaff budweiser when a Guinness wouldn't have cost more than 80 cent more.

A: Pours a clear blonde with a tinge of gold. A one finger creamy head of fair retention.

Sm: A clean aroma of musty barley. In my experience, good pilseners have simple, light scents. So far, so good, lads.

T: A bit of cream on the otherwise empty open gives way to a simple barley note with a small hoppy boost followed by a mundane fizzy finish. I'm disappointed. I still prefer Czech pilseners to German ones.

Mf: Coarse - in a nice way, but far too dry for a proper pilsener. Did they use crystal malt/hops? I hope not.

Dr: Highly priced by Berlin standards and not particularly good. Stick to the Czechs for your pilseners, lads, and leave this tap untouched.

kojevergas, Mar 10, 2011
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2.33/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Quite sweet on the nose, one feels a little alcohol and sweet fruity white wine with a fairly dry. On the palate, it is little appreciated. There is also a bitter and unsavory side where the resin, represented by white grapes, or even hides them, displace a hop unappetizing. Not really good in the mouth, this beer is even still in the niche for pure thirst.

ThaCreep, Sep 08, 2010
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2.33/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Maybe it was a bad batch, but here goes review. On tap from rattle and Hum NY. pours a clear light golden yellow. no head, no carbonation, no lacing. No discernable smell to note except a little bitterness .

Not my taste. very hard to be fair. I was told that this is typical of German Pilsners. Almost tasted stale and skunky to me. Might me my noobish taste buds. Please go to other reviews for the time being.

Nascartailgatefa, Feb 14, 2009
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2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Okay, I've found the Budweiser of Germany. Decent head that dies completely, light straw color, crystal clear, no lace

The aroma is 90% malt, but that's after eliminating the skunkiness. The taste is a bare step upward, but only because the hop was waved over the wort at some point during the boil. Thin and over carbonated. Very short aftertaste

This is a disappointing beer; I was expecting something similar to a Czech Pilsner (German style). This was a very distant in-bred cousin. Thumbs down.

smcolw, Jun 27, 2004
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2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: very clear with a light gold colour. The head is white, large, frothy and presents a good retention.
Aroma: herbal hops and slightly grainy.
Taste: weak. Some sweet malts plus a little bit of hops.
Mouthfeel: dry, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: very, very short bitter aftertaste.

Overall: a boring pilsener. No news, no special characteristic. Don’t deserve a higher grade.

AlexLMS, Aug 05, 2007
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2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a sickly yellow (ever-so-slightly green). White foamy head and big suds.

The smell is barely there... I had to strain to detect a bit of grainy malt, some apple cider, and an unsual solvent aroma.

The mouthfeel is on par with carbonated water. Nothing to write home about, nothing to get upset about.

The taste is astringent and bitter, a pilsner through and through, with the bitterness overpowering initial attempts to decipher the taste. A bit of honey can be noticed, along with a citrus tang in the aftertaste. Other than that, hops and bitter, baby, hops and bitter.

In general, not a good German Pils. Poor King Frederick August III of Saxony, I hope he had better drinks than this to console his abdicating soul...

JustinBathurst, Dec 02, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

traumaqueen, May 28, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

trocketsauced, Jul 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

plickxt, Dec 23, 2011
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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
82 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.