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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
82
good

404 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 404
Hads: 974
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 21.88%
Wants: 32
Gots: 139 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Germany | website

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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Reviews: 404 | Hads: 974
Photo of OompaMentor
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into glass. Limited carbonation with small head that dissipated quickly. Hops are evident to nose and taste is "metallic" - not what I expected! Overall just an okay Pilsner.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice clear (pilsner-perfect), gold/yellow colour, capped by big-bubbled head that recedes gradually, leaving some lacing.

Smell is biscuity malt, cracker, herbal, leafy, green, boiled veg, pepper. Doughy, bready. Noble hops. Taste is much the same: pretty crisp malt, bready, doughy, crackery, with a leafy green, spicy hop presence. Ever so faint citrus. An interesting bit of an almost peppery spice kick right as it goes down the gullet. Fairly dry. The carbonation is balanced, as is the body.

This is a nice, middle-of-the-road authentic pils. The kind the Germans drink by the keg. Feels a bit bigger than its 4.8% ABV, but is nice and tasty. Goes well with most food, and with sunny summer days. Would that it weren't the dead of winter.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pours Clear and Pale Golden topped by a thin white head that quickly dissipates into thin wisps clinging to the edge of the glass.

S- Grain, sweet malt, and some grassy bitterness.

T- Identical to the aroma. Nothing that shouldn't be there (*cough* adjuncts *cough*)

M- Light Body with Moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable, as a Pilsener should be.

O- Nothing that stands out from the ordinary European Pilsener. Just a well crafted beer with no bullshit involved.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw color with great lacing
Smells and taste include grain, some malt sweetness and a light hoppy bite
Extremely drinkable as a Pilsner should be, crisp and refreshing

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Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pleased with this beers flavor and its ease of drinking. It has a nice toasted edge of sweet malt and a light bitter bite. Good for a session beer too.

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Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/2016. Pours crystal clear bright pale golden color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of light lemon, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of light lemon, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Damn nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky/grainy/creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a damn nice German pilsner style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very clean and crisp Pilsner. The grainy/breads notes were not overpowering as I find in some pilsners. The hops give a nice earthy flavour to balance the beer well.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

there's a slight skunky taste but it's not overwhelming and it's actually enjoyable at a small level unlike other beers that take the skunky taste way too far. i only rated the smell low because there practically isn't one.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like spun gold . A flourish of hearty bubbles reveals perfect clarity and shows it self to stand with a uniform head of white foam . Nose is breaddy and gives sweetness of the hops herbal but not any fruitiness. No diacetyl, no dms. Taste is breaddy and reveals all the flavor of good fresh bread. The soft white middle with it's touch of sweetness that is not sugar and a bit of lightly toasted golden crust. Those hops are "emphatic" and sweet from the softness of the water and they are the only sweetness on the palate. Dry finish with a light carbonic bight to reveal a cheerful bitterness that lingers long and shows you even more bread. Exemplary and unique in the mouthfeel because of their unique soft water. You can taste the softness of it in the body of the beer but it never becomes doughy like the bohemian pilsner. I think it also tempers the bitterness some and shows you a touch of spice form the hop that's quite delicate.

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Photo of ThomasMetal75
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Straight up golden with a nice fluffy, bright white head that had some staying power for a bit. It ultimately died. Very effervescent. Looks how a German pilsner should.

S- Biscuty, yeasty notes. Grassy. Pilsner/barley malt. Noble hop spice. touch of lemon/light citrus. Light fragrance overall. Seems to fit the style.

T- Taste follows the nose. Biscuit, bread, yeast quality. Pale maltiness throughout. Again, you get the Noble hop kind of spice like Euro lagers tend to have. This is a lot hoppier than one might expect for a German lager. Light lemony type citrus notes. I am also detecting a bit of a metallic/minerally taste. Maybe that is coming from the water the beer is brewed with? Sweet notes, but not anything over the top. The metallic taste is just a tad off for me. Otherwise, this is a great tasting pilsner beer.

M- Crisp, clean, and extremely refreshing. The body is on the low side of medium. The carbonation isn't too intense, but it's there and helps to clean the palate. Nothing is out of place here.

Overall this beer is very enjoyable and is very representative of what a German pilsner should taste like. It's just a tad hoppier than most in the style and the metallic taste I'm getting is a little off for me. I give this beer a high B+ on the cusp of being a A beer.

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Photo of Retroman40
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Served in a hard plastic glass. Very hazy golden-yellow color with a thin but persistent head. Smell is malt with light hop notes. The taste is a nice combination of the malt and hops. Very rich mouth feel for a low ABV Pilsner. Overall a surprisingly nice beer that I would certainly recommend to anyone who appreciates this style.

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Photo of Davidstan
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on draft at the Mainz Hyatt in .5l stein. Very creamy head and light yellow body. This was a surprise, very crisp and crackery a great representative of the style!

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Photo of FriarMickOnThePlateau
1.11/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Looks like piss water, smells like skunk, taste is harsh especially for a Continental Pils. Mouthfeel boring light and over carbonated. Maybe it was a bad bottle, for their sake I hope so. Glad I didn't pay for it, otherwise would have demanded my money back.

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Photo of danoneil77
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: looks like beer
S: grassy, but not so much due to brown bottles
T: perfect
F: lightest most refreshing brau I've laid hands on
O: a must for fans of German Pilse. Hard to get a hold of; I fear others are after this like me...

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer made my pilsner glass look like a 1st place trophy, it was so bright and crisp and golden. That grass-wheat-hop feel on the back end was on point. Other than those two points, this one just felt like a standard pils. Great for a relaxing day off, but it won't change your life.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.74/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

From Hipercor. In Legado de Yuste glass. Watching Game of Thrones 5x06. A bit better bitterness than in the avarage pilsner but nothing special. Won't boy again as there are cheaper alternatives

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Photo of Pahn
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mini review. Fresh can.

Dull yellow. Mild noble hop aroma.

Taste is sweet with a nice IBU bite at end before dry finish. Ambiguous noble hops and not much grain. Bland but refreshing and the hops are there. Great feel.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pour brilliant straw with a 1” – 2” persistent, clingy white foam collar.
S: light grains, pilsener malt, light spicy floral note, clean, no fruit, slight initial sulfur.
T: Crisp, bitter, fairly dry, medium light maltiness, no fruit, hop forward.
F: Crisp, medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: Clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of EricVonStein
2.59/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a 0.5 L can into a pilsner glass - imported version for Canada.

Appearance is a crystal clear light yellow hue. minimal head of large bubbles that fades quickly.

Aroma is ever so light. Hay, straw, a little wet grass in the air.

Taste is first a clean cold water followed quickly by an almost sour bitterness. lots of dried straw taste, some light grains, but more stalks than buds or leaves. Bitterness at finish is not strong but well defined - it sticks on the palate afterward.

In the mouth its like cold spring water with a lingering bitter aftertaste. It stays bright and perky (bubbly) on the palate till the end. Very light residual.

Overall what you expect from a German pils with its clean and fresh taste and hits of bitter. However, most of these characteristics are light and fleeting, not offering much depth. Balance is a bit off, with a sharp bitter being the consistently defining characteristic. Keep it cold on a hot summer day and cant go wrong but Ill look elsewhere for a memorable drink.

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Photo of TH28
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

30cl bottle. 2/8/16 code date. Appearance: Pale yellow and crystal clear with a nice white foam head. Aroma: Light bready malt with a bit of floral hop notes. Taste: Light crackery malt with a sharp bitterness that bites on the swallow. Floral, somewhat spicy hop notes. Mouthfeel: Light body with a strong carbonation that bites. Finish: Lingering strong bitterness with some bready malt. Overall: Definitely has the key components of a German Pilsner, and is very light and drinkable. The issue I have is that the aromas and flavors seem to be muted and not as strong as some other examples.

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Photo of hreb
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500mL bottle served in a classic Pilsner glass. Beer pours a rather unfortunate pale piss yellow, though it does form a nice pure white head. Negligible aroma. Flavor is crisp, dry, and bland. This is a German Pilsener in the sense that it doesn't have any of the interesting spicy hop flavors of a Czech Pilsener, that is, German by default. It's extremely drinkable and the modicum of sweetness is easily balanced by the nondescript hoppiness and a healthy dose of fizz. But a fine beer this is not.

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Photo of Moose90
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz matte aluminum can poured into 20oz nonic glass.

A — Pours an exceedingly clear and bright pale yellow color, almost a bit of orange to it. Very bright, light and bubbly. There is a white colored head that forms and leaves some spotty soapy lacing behind, pretty consistent.

S — Smells of a bit of grain, malt and a touch of sweetness. Quite a bit of lager yeast presence in the best possible way.

T — Taste is clean and fresh, quite grainy, malty and bright, little bit of a sweet finish.

M — Light in body and ever refreshing. Ample carbonation.

O — Great overall, a really good representation of the style, a touch sweet though.

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Photo of oceanman907
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
2.97/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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