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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
82
good

391 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 391
Hads: 927
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 28
Gots: 121 | 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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Photo of dd43
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (168 characters)

Photo of King_Noobish
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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. (214 characters)

Photo of marzenfannm
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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. (259 characters)

Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%

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 (653 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

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. (3,139 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev +3%

This brew pours a light clear golden color with good carbonation and a light fluffy head, a good bit of which remains on top until the end. Light to moderate lacing.

The smell is dank, wet straw, grass, baked bread and light spicy hops.

The taste follows the nose with a strong grassy, lemon bready and hoppy taste. The tastes are distinctive but they do combine together at the end. A light spicy taste is left in the mouth after swallowing.

The feel is crisp and cracker like; a little grassy and gritty, typical for a Pils.

Overall this is a well done Pils, I have had better but this is a good representation of the style. (633 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

11.2 oz. brown bottle poured into my trusty Blackhook glass. The beer is a bright gold with great clarity. It has a fluffy white head. I like the freshness dating and according to the package, I have 3 more months to drink these down.
It has a nose of floral hops and mild grains. Seems right in the wheelhouse for the style.

I like the initial bite on this one. It seems to have a bit more hoping than some of its brethren. It is grainy and slightly astringent with a touch of floral and sulfur.

Carbonation is strong and the mouth seems a trifle thicker than most pilsners.

I dig this beer. It is an easy drinker that pairs well with grilled pork chops, burgers and of course sausages. (706 characters)

Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -19%

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. (308 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (648 characters)

Photo of Lennygw
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I like the beer...as I do many others. The point being there are a lot of beers in this world to chose from - and now Radeberger has decided to cut their bottle size from 12 oz to 11.2 oz in the name of profits. So it's time to move on to one of the many others available that are every bit as good if not better and still use 12 oz bottles. (341 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 062014-L156/13. Sampled on July 5, 2014.

The pour is your typical pilesner pale yellow with a big white fizzy head. So it looks like it supposed to.

Grainy and and German malt aroma on the nose. Mild but clean hops too.

Light body for the most part but there is a kind of creamy feel to it.

Grains, clean hops, mild sweetness are the terms i would use to describe this pilsener. And it is a pilsener. Nothing more. Nothing less. Stylewise - OK. (482 characters)

Photo of seedyone
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

03/19/13 On tap. This time around I get a vague piney aftertaste. Still pretty damn refreshing but lite beer people won't like it's inherent body profile.

07/2013 On tap. Way behind on this one. I've had it many times but not made any notes. At first blush it's tad bitter with a lingering finish. Refreshing but not too light. As a matter of fact it's definitely on the robust side. Old school money's worth of flavor. (420 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE REVIEWED: May 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ommegang footed... OCCASION: a day of home prep for Joey's 4th birthday party... APPEARANCE: clean, light golden body; white head reams unevenly... AROMA: yeasts produce a bubble gum aroma; soft floral hops also make this pilsner an intriguing encounter--improves the pervasive zinc/copper metal scents... PALATE: soft start, hard finish; medium-bodied but lingers at the throat; pretty similar pilsner profile... TASTE: slightly fruity, with pear and apple, tempered by a water hose-like hard water finish; adequate, but not to be distinguished or sought after...OVERALLL: wasn't sure where to place expectations--closer to Bitburger or Warsteiner; this beer carves out its own niche, a bit floral and yet with enough rough edges to add strength without disturbing the overall enjoyment of the beer.... (845 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pilsener glass. A moderate straw yellow color with an impressive thick white head collapsing inward from the middle, this lager has a nice sulfur and cereal grain nose, laced with herb and grass hops (including some light lavender, chamomile, and seed spice notes). Smells clean, brisk, and green with pronounced noble hopping. Palate is a fine synergy of pale malts (maybe a hint of sweetish corn) and minty green hops, along with subtle lemon, cashew, dried vegetable, licorice, hay, and sour grape, with a vegetal celery-like bitterness slowly building over time. Robust and flavorsome but no one element goes berserk on the palate. Moderate body for a German pilsener, with the carbonation restrained for the style and a dry, grassy, faintly nutty finish. A kindler, gentler pils (looking at you Krombacher) but nevetheless full of flavor and body. Fantastic. (898 characters)

Photo of MrBoz21
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright yellow with foamy white head that settles into persistent cap. Nice lacing runs down glass but does not stick. Lots of carb.

Clean sulphur with noble hops. Light corn.

Nice, crisp malt with mild earthy hops.

Moderately dry with good carbonation.

Overall - a very tasty and well made pilsner that is comfortble in its skin. A keeper. (343 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass at Disney's Epcot.

Appearance: Golden amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of light bitter hops.

Overall: Good German brew. Got a mug to take home with it too. (273 characters)

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
2/5  rDev -45.1%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a clear yellow color.

The aroma has traditional lager yeast, a sweet breadiness, a nice grassy hop character.

The flavor follows with grassy hops, then onto a light crackery malt, and then a slight grainy quality. A clean drinking beer.

A bit thin on the mouthfeel, but still very crisp. The flavors aren't very exciting, but it's still clean drinking and good for the style. (396 characters)

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this one at a local beer pusher for $6.99 a sixer and figured it was worth a try... Generic look/color, average foam, good carbonation/mouthfeel... Crisp, clean flavor... Yeah, I could pound back a boat-load of these... While Nothing spectacular, there's also nothing offensive or heavy--a good drinking beer with friends. Worth a try. Cheers! (349 characters)

Photo of Mavigo
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 48 pack of these from Costco. Served in a pilsner.

A: Pours a transparent yellow with a very thin white head leaving small amounts of lacing.

S: Smells of wheat, grains, grass, malts

T: Has a mellow and sweet profile to it. Tastes of wheat, grass, grains, malts, tinge of hops

M: Very carbonated, has a light body to it. Very crisp and refreshing

O: Overall, at $0.75 per bottle, this was an excellent deal. A refreshing pilsner with an excellent flavor palate and great mouth feel, I'd recommend this though it is not ground shaking, it's still good. (567 characters)

Photo of Givemebeer
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Very light golden color with a beautiful head that forms and dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Grainy, Fresh cut grass

T: Grassy, biscuity, tiniest hint of a metal taste but doesn't ruin the beer, just a tiny turn off.

M: Light bodied with a very nice spicy mouthfeel.

O:Extremely drinkable pilsener I could drink this like water on a hot summer day - and I plan to. For a widely available pilsener, this is very good. (421 characters)

Photo of valdisus
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer, simple bottle.
Pours golden clear with small but dense head
Smells lightly of hops, sweet
Taste is light, watery base lightly sweet with distinctive bitter hops lead, simple
Excellent drinkability, light in mouth
Overall good beer choice for a party, especially if you plan to drink much (298 characters)

Photo of rtrasr
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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. (795 characters)

Photo of darko_bertovic
4.86/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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. (260 characters)

Photo of DIM
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a: Chill hazed pale golden; served with a small fizzy.

s: Muddled grains, biscuits, and faint medicinal, leafy hops.

t: Dirty lines or age, this just was not a clean pils. Vaguely sweet, murky tasty, biscuity grains and a kind of medicinal finish.

m: Light with fizzy carbonation.

o: Plenty of better domestic pils to choose from. I need to try a fresh German pils someday. (377 characters)

Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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