Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 27
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001

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Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of Redrover
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%

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.

Photo of mcthomas1
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Clean and crisp, but with more body than many pilsners

Photo of mdfb79
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of Lennygw
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of puboflyons
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of seedyone
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Photo of dacrza1
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
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....

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of MrBoz21
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
2/5  rDev -44.1%
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.

Photo of dar482
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a clear yellow color.

The aroma has traditional lager yeast, a breadiness, some grain, a nice grassy hop.

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.

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
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!

Photo of Mavigo
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of Givemebeer
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of valdisus
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
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

Photo of rtrasr
5/5  rDev +39.7%
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.

Photo of darko_bertovic
4.86/5  rDev +35.8%
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.

Photo of DIM
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The creator of the canquest, woodychandler, comes through with yet another canned beer. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Lots of carbonation. Smell is a bit of malts, some sweetness. Taste is light and mild, some malts, thirst quenching but not overly flavorful. Feels light in the mouth and overall would make a good hot weather beer, but lacking a bit of punch.

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a beautiful pale gold with a nice and long-lasting fizzy-ish white head. Lots of visible carbonation.

S- Bready/malty with a nice backing of noble hops.

T- A really nice balance of the malt notes and the hops. Both sort of tumble in and out of each sip, never over-powering each other.

M- A little thinner, but great the way it is. Crisp, with only just a hint of the visible carbonation. In no way fizzy.

O- A really good pilsner. Tasty on a hot day.

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355 ml bottle. Pours a pale lemon yellow which belies its bold flavour. Nose is classic pilsner: crackery/grainy malt with with crisp grassy hops in the background. Taste is also well-balanced. A little sweetness up front with nutty/crackery malt notes and a decent dry, bitter finish. Ample carbonation offers a refreshing mouthfeel. Very solid.

Photo of woodychandler
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

A recent stop at Binney's (South Loop) garnered a long-standing Want for The CANQuest (TM). If anyone else wants this in the CAN, let me know.

From the CAN: "Imported from Germany"; "Radeberger Pilsner is brewed with only the choicest hops, pale malt and pure spring water"; "104 Years Brewed in Radeberg, Germany"; "The Master Brewers of Radeberger Pilsner have been dedicated to crafting nothing but this unparalleled well balanced German Pilsner ever since it was first brewed in the town of Radeberg in 1872. A tradition handed down over the generations to the present day. Its elegant texture has made Radeberger Pilsner one of the finest and most distinguished Premium Pilsners around the world."

I got a good Crack followed by an inverted Glug, resulting in two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, bone-white head that resembled the top of a soft-serve ice cream cone before it began to settle. Color was a bright sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a smell like field grain, light for a German Pils, and kind of cereal-like with no discernible hop presence. Mouthfeel was soft, light, very smooth. The taste had that same cereal-like quality that I noted on the nose, and maybe a light grassiness of hops. Finish was still cereal-like, prevalently, and the grassiness lingered lightly in the background after the finish. I feel like the style should be slightly sweeter and exhibit more Noble hops character, but YMMV.

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