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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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395 Reviews
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Reviews: 395
Hads: 948
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 21.94%
Wants: 31
Gots: 128 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of Sammy
2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

OK pils with tons of creamy foam. Can metallic influence, but the only choice at LCBO. Light mouthfeel. Points as not sticky dry finish, rather nice bit of clean and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Herbal character and would go with smoked foods in meal. A beer to be had on the colder side.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Part of a Beers of the World pack from Cost Plus World Market.

Pours a clear gold color with a small 1/2 inch puffy head that fades to a thin cap. Foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet grains and grassy herbal aromas. Taste is of sweet grains, grass, and an herbal/zest hop finish. Mild hop bitterness sticks around on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation making for a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good German pilsener. I am glad I got to try this beer as I have never seen it anywhere else for sale.

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Photo of metter98
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured crystal clear yellow in color. It has a thin white head and a moderate amount of carbonation.
S: There are moderate aromas of grainy malts in the nose along with notes of floral hops.
T: Like the smell, the initial taste is rather malty but this is nicely balanced by the hops. The finish has a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, clean and slightly crisp on the palate with a medium amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink, quite refreshing and goes down very quickly. It really opens up your palate so it is a good choice to start out with.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.28/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Standard and typical of German Pilsners. Perhaps a bit of a standout, is a heaping helping of saaz, earthy hops. Though the malt profile is moderate, more grain flavors than malt sweetness persists in the aroma and flavor. The look is a very clear moderately carbonated and retented foamstand. Feels fairly smooth, but not with the pilsner creamy texture that I wanted, leaving the grain profile to come across a bit astringent (grain hulls). Finishes pretty clean overall with a light grain and hop lingering. Undoubtedly a good beer to pair with a weinerschnitzel dinner.

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Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft at Gourmet Haus Staudt. A dull golden color, clarity isn't great and the head drops off fairly fast. The aroma is grassy, herbal, mildly sweet with floral and honey undertones. Initially malty and bready on the palate, this is a bit sweet for a pils, and the hop flavors are delicate, floral, lightly grassy in the finish. There's very little bitterness or bite, and it doesn't dry up as much as I'd like. Decent overall, but I prefer the more crisp and hoppy pilsners.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can. Another of the similar-looking German lager offerings gracing the shelves everywhere around here, seemingly now and forever.

This beer pours a clear, somewhat pale golden straw hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy off-white head, which dissipates rather slowly, leaving a few instances of sea plume lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of toasty, crackery, grainy cereal malt, a subtle black pepper essence, and meekly bitter floral, leafy noble hops. The taste is fairly crisp, saltine cracker cereal malts, warm, indistinct citrus, and a spicy flourish of sassy, kind of spicy native German hops - not quite Saaz, but close.

The carbonation is on the low side, sure, but hardly out of the game entirely, the body a decent medium weight, with a concurrent, generally unadulterated smoothness. It finishes a tad off-dry, with the malty cereal character persisting among a further bit of lingering green, spicy hops.

A fairly drinkable, well balanced German Pils. Like its brethren, there is only so much you can say about these offerings. I could see myself enjoying more than a few of these, in a tied house, Oktoberfest-related or not.

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Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden/yellow color with a thick, bubbly, foamy, white, three-finger head. It left nice rings of lace.

S - It smelled of grains, clove, floral notes and some caramel.

T - It tasted of sweet grains, barley, clove and some caramel malt. A bitter, grassy hop spice emerged as the beer warmed up.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good pils. It brings a nice hop bite for the style.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale corn silk yellow, not quite light enough to be called straw. The impressive looking head of bleached bone white is more substantive than most of this style. Its moonscape surface is rugged and pleasing to the eye, while a fair amount of lace manages to affix itself to the glass. A classic pils look.

The nose is a little less impressive, but is still enjoyable if you like noble hops. It's floral and grassy with nicely rounded edges. The hop pungency may have been somewhat blunted by time (I can't decipher the code on the rear label), or it may be just as the brewers intended.

My feelings about the flavor mirror my feelings about the nose. Good, but nothing special. The malt content is sufficient, no more than that. Noble hops have free rein even though they don't do as much with that freedom as they might (or, more accurately, as much as I might like). Unfortunately, the bitter and grassy aspects of the hops are more prevalent than the floral aspects. I might be picking up a hint of citrus peel, it's hard to say.

The flavor profile is straightforward rather than complex. If you're a pils fan, you'll probably like it just fine. The finish doesn't bring anything new to the table, just a gradual lessening of the flavor until it disappears completely. There's nothing overly special about the mouthfeel; it's light-medium and adequately carbonated.

Radeberger Pilsner is a generic pilsener. To be fair, though, it's a decent, drinkable generic pilsener. Having said that, I doubt that I'll remember it past the point when I click the 'review' button.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

had this on tap with one other beer the entire trip. just too sick the rest of the time and so on this last day i had these two on tap in germany at epcot.

light golden hay color with loads of carbonation and a fizzy white head that capped out at three inches and then settled down to nothing, not thrilled with that. aroma is very light and clean. bready and cereal grains, light touches of grassy and floral notes and a touch of light hay. very light and clean with a semi smooth and clean finish.

overall it was alright, above average barely and not really worth a revisit.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

($5.75 pint at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, GA).

Appearance: Clear, pale golden body with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling cereal aroma with a light grassiness and notes of cabbage.

Taste: Pils malt flavor upfront, though with less sweetness than I was expecting from the nose. Mild grassy notes. Herbaceous hop flavor with a medium bitterness. Strong vegetal quality throughout. Dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pilsner with little to offer and lacking much of an identity of its own, it was hard to get too excited about it when Victory Prima was also readily available.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a flared flute glass at Bauer's Brauhaus.

My second brew during my first visit to the Brauhaus. It pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of white micro-foam. The nose comprises wheat, flowers, and rice. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a strong undercurrent of mineral-rich water, which somehow helps things a bit here. The body is quite light, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather crisp finish. Overall, despite the great pilsner feel, this thing just was too meek and sappy to be taken seriously as a pils. Shame, really.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! I was quite impressed with this German pilsner! It's bright and fresh and remarkably well-balanced. It's softer than some examples, namely in its bitterness, but it has great finesse! It's almost as if it straddles the fence between the harder German version of the pilsner style, and the softer, more malt-based Czech original.

It pours the expected bright, pale gold body and firm, bright white head. The retention is good, and it leaves some rings and partial walls of lace, as well as some initial splashy "fingers" that reach upwards around the glass.

In the nose, grassy, herbal, floral, and mildly spicy hops sway atop a delicate, subtly sweet, and grainy maltiness. It's medium bodied and gently crisp in the mouth, leaving it to lightly tingle the tastebuds before it warms to become almost creamy smooth. The flavor is fuller than the nose suggests, but remains the same with the addition of a light touch of lemon amidst the grassy, gently herbal, and floral hops. Again, it's remarkably well-balanced... polished even! An excellent, gently crisp and refreshing pilsner of the highest caliber!

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Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%

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

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Photo of kojevergas
2.35/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

11.09.15: 2nd impressions.

Overly bitter for a pilsner, with an off-putting metallic off-flavour.


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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, some hops and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that is followed by bready flavors of lager yeast and grain. There's a mild hops presence and there doesn't seem to be much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are several other beers of this kind that I would pick first. Overall, I found this beer to be just mediocre.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown bottle with a white a gold label, “Enjoy the best taste before” date and a blurb about the beer in the back label.

Appearance: Mild haze amongst the stiff straw colour and topped with a white fluffy and creamy head that leaves a web like lace down the glass.

Smell: Faint white grape and a noticeable spicy herbal hop in the clean aroma, fresh husked grain in the nose too.

Taste: Light to medium in body and powdery crisp mouth feel. Light but sturdy malt flavour, grain flavour start to finish. Sharp bitterness that hits as soon as the carbonation peaks, assertive spicy flavours with herbal, tea and dried veggie undertones are complexities the hop profile lends. Hop leaf / herbal flavour lingers further than the spiciness with a very clean grain after taste.

Notes: An easy to drink traditional German Pils, clean and quick. A very refreshing light session beer. Surely a step or two above St. Pauli Girl and Beck’s. Could make for a most excellent fall back beer to have in the fridge year round.

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Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

12oz bottle
Light golden body has excellent clarity and a good head.
Mild but hop forward flavor with a mild bitterness that lingers on in the hoppy finish. Grassy hops dominate. Lacks complexity: a single hop brew?
Mediocre despite a marginally higher hop load.
Near medium body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of smcolw
2.34/5  rDev -35%
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.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 07/10/14 notes. Poured into a pilsner glass.

a - Pours a crystal clear bright yellow color with one finger of fluff white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grains, bready malts, wheat, German malts, earthy notes, dough, and biscuit malts. Nice nose, lots of bread and grains.

t - Tastes of grains, bready malts, light floral hops, earthy malts, dough, bsicuit malts, and wheat. Little step up from the nose, a little more flavor here. Nice.

m - Light, crisp body and low to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice, crisp, easy drinking pilsner. Nothing mind blowing but solid and what I was looking for.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear and yellow, with a big, proud, comfy white pillow on top.

Grain and straw in the nose, fairly empty, though, but that doesn't do the style any disservice...clean, open, airy.

Taste: watery, wet, inoffensive. Just right.
And...that's all I have to say...can't think of another thing.

You can drink it, though, that's not a problem.

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Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into pils glass:

Pours bright translucent golden with a rich, foamy white head that thins and stays, leaving patchy lacing.

The smell is floral and grassy with slight sulfur.

The taste is floral and grassy with some sulfur and a touch of salt. A honey-like sweet kiss balances it out. Finishes very dry.

It has a crisp, light-body. It's a refreshingly dry, classic northern German pilsner.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Mulligan's in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy bright white head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grainy bready malts with some floral/grassy hops.

T: The beer starts out with relatively strong flavors of bready malts with a touch of grainy sweetness which is followed by the flavors of floral and grassy hops which lend a light amount of bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp and clean.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable - refreshing and it pairs nicely with just about any food as it feels like it cleanses the palate. Also, the beer is well balanced between the flavors of the malts and the hops - not overly bitter or sweet.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Radeberger Pilsner half liter stein on draft at Stubbies and Steins in Gainesville FL. Beer is clear, yellow, heavily carbonated, nice white head, some lacing, looks like beer.

Aroma is mildly sweet with a little yeast character, light in aroma but smells like a pilsner.

Beer is awesome, overall it is quite good. Very drinkable. Wet up front with a mild malt sweetness, mild yeastiness in the midpalate clean finish, awesome beer, truly great. One of the greats.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
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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