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Radeberger Pilsner | Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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412 Reviews
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Reviews:
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3.61
pDev:
21.88%
 
 
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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Germany | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 03-11-2001

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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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Photo of farrago
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fluffy two finger head, bleached white, airy with a great deal of larger bubbles, wispy lacing at best, does display nice level of head retention. Bright golden hued liquid, good color depth, fair amount of larger, muscular bubbles loosely arrayed. Heavy on the raw grains in the nose, not that sweet, maybe a touch of honey, this outweighed by pepperiness and Ovaltine notes, mild burst of sour white citrus, minimal fruit presence, stays long in the nostrils. Medium-bodied, more sturdy than heavy, not quite as carbonated as visually suggested. Here the cocoa, malt pushes to the fore some, balances out the herbaceous side of things, which is akin to cut grass or dried straw. The citrus coalesces into lemon to white grapefruit, if muted. Again, just about no fruit flavor. Texturally it does have palate grip and you feel it adhere to the tongue, dry but not dusty. As in the nose it has good length and no wimp by any stretch. When you just sit back to analyze it the bitterness could throw it off balance. But can easily see it smoothing out with food. Probably more than pleasing enough after mowing the lawn or such.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright straw color with poor activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with good legs.

Aromas and flavors of grains, citrus, and herbals spices. Fresh grainy smell. Well balanced sweet grainy taste with some sharp lemon. Grassy with a slight bread feel.

Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Faint finish of medium length, ending with a slightly grassy feel with a nice dose of noble spices.

Overall a good craft with well balanced pleasant and rich malt flavors, accessible, and a super refreshing taste.

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Photo of janubio
2.68/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cleaer golden colour, with a small head that vanishes soon. No lace, no ring. Smell of grass, grains, herbs. Medium body, no carbonation. Taste of grains, herbs, hops. Standard easy drinking beer.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Pours a clear, yellow with a frothy, white head. Pilsner look. Aroma is stylistically in sync with the look. Pilsy nose. Grain, yeast, Nobel hop, dry malt. Flavor is refreshing. It tastes like is smells and it looks like it should. Pilsner yeast, dry, pale/pils malt, slightly grassy hops, grainy finish. Light bodied and bubbly. I was really in the mood for a Pilsner when I imbibed this. It hit the spot.

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Photo of silverevo9
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent pilsner. Could do worse. Snow globe type carbonation. Has that typical German hop, pale malt scent. Not too much variations in these German pilsners. But they are consistent with taste and feel. Which is good. Nice head that holds up well. Nothing to brag about here. Good beer to drink on a hot day. Not much to knock except how forgettable it is. Not something i would pursue again. 11.2 oz is lame and hurts sales here in my opinion. Would drink again knowing its better than those American macro lagers. The price point on the beer is too high also considering the alternatives. Overall good. Cheers!

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Photo of MNJR
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent pilsner. One of the best. Not to be underestimated. Smooth, clean flavor, with a nice rich malt backbone and bright finish. It is really good beer. Never disappoints.

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Photo of ppvora
2.51/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a cool 12 oz. bottle into a lager glass. Golden yellow color, 2 fingers of head, some aeration and lacing.

Aroma of mostly barley and malt (equal parts). No hops.

Taste of barley and hay, some light hops.

Mouthfeel: Nothing significant to report.

Overall: A mildly hoppy beer. Good introduction to pilsners. With its history, I conclude that this is how pilsners must've tasted.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.28/5  rDev -36.8%
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 LeesinkyZaika
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm usually very critical with my reviews, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I purchased a can from the LCBO. Pours a beautiful amber, with very little head that doesn't stay long. Smells slightly musky and spicy with a grassy overtone. Initial mouthfeel is very pleasant: beautiful carbonation, taste that is expansive but stops just short of full bodied. The hops character is well balanced. A very nice lingering aftertaste and refreshing and satisfying overall. For $2.45 CAD a can, this is a very light and refreshing brew. Definitely not the best German style Pilsner around, but it is authentic enough and quite good. The irony is that I lived in Germany for many years and never had a chance to taste this particular beer :-)

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Photo of SmashPants
2.52/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Format: an embossed light brown bottle and a standard German macro label. Reaks of average.

Appearance: a light amber with scarce carbonation. A three-finger white head froths up before settling to a rocky finger with good retention and a decent lace. Looks reasonable.

Aroma: not much aroma to this one - just boring cheap grains and a touch of floral / earth hops. A bit 'meh'.

Taste: more awkward grain fug on the taste, with some grass hops in there. Not the best pilsener ever. By a long shot.

Aftertaste: quite an unfortunate mouth-turning vinegary bitterness right on the finish. I don't feel like making funny noises each time I finish a mouthful.

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a lighter to medium carbonation. Feels a bit flat.

Overall: this certainly ain't a good pilsener. Awkward aroma and flavour with a bittering aftertaste that is vinegary instead of hop-driven. I'll leave this one alone, even for AU$43 a case.

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Photo of FRANKIE65
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fours across the board for this German Pilsner.
Would (will) be an awesome summer beer. Will definitely be buying some for the hot months.
Like drinking a glass of home made liquid bread.
Relatively cheap, for Canadian prices, as an added bonus.

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Photo of AdrianRP
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

This is good valued German Pils! It's readily available at my favorite liquor store, always fresh (a good seller obviously)and priced handsomely in 12 pack containers. The lower price may fool you into thinking it's a cheap beer, but it's not. Quality exudes with it's pure, golden color, thick white head, and generous lacing glass side. It's flavor is a wonderful balance of dry/bitter hops, yet with a very faint hint of sweetness...It retains it's carbonation all the way to the end of your glass keeping things interesting. This is an excellent session beer...4 or 5 go down very easily and the taste lingers on...

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Photo of Gajo74
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a straw yellow with a big foam head. Big grassy aroma, malty tones, floral and soapy. Clean and smooth lightly toasted malt taste, slightly sweet, balanced by mild hops that are felt in the finish. Some herbal and spiciness in the feel. Light bodied and very drinkable. (I pounded it in no time) My only critique is that the carbonation was a little more aggressive in order to creat a more crisp feel. Nevertheless, this is a good easy drinking german Pilsner that is quite refreshing.

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Photo of dd43
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of King_Noobish
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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Photo of marzenfannm
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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.

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Photo of mactrail
2.8/5  rDev -22.4%

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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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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