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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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869 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 869
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 26
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
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Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website

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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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours nicely, pale pils yellow, good head. Head doesnt hold that long, no lacing here.

Smell mailty, bread-yeasty. Can smell a touch of lemony hops as it goes down the glass. As it goes down the glass, it doesnt smell great - concentrated stale-ish.

Strongish carbonation initially, but this settles to a nicely fine grained carbonation - almost like a bottle conditioned beer.

Taste: the hops hit straight away, slightly bitter at the top and back of the mouth; nice malty fullness to balance. Prickly citrus-marmalade on the tongue, a little bready at the end, with a nice slightly bitter finish.

This is a good 'everyday' pils. [edit] I made the mistake of drinking this after drinking an Augustiner Helles. Made me realise my ratings here were overly generous - reduced accordingly. [/edit]

Note: this one was cellar temp - I've noticed with some pils at that temp, that I get this not-so-nice rising-bread-yeast taste towards the finish. Colder temperature helps reduce that I find. Too cold (fridge temp) and I loose the citrusy hops though...

EDIT// been drinking this a share lately; it's nicely balanced - and very drinkable.

Brown long neck half-litre bottle -- six months before the sell-by date.

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, golden color with two fingers of head. Lots of bubbles visible.
It had a metallic and dry grain smell. A bit off-putting.
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It's a good German pils but the bitterness is too much on my scale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, golden straw color with a white, fluffy 2 finger head. Good retention. Resulting lace is thin, but consistent and semi-sticky.

Smell - Strong notes of sweet honey and bready malt, undercut by a hint of grassy hop.

Taste - Follows the nose. Malt forward to start, with hints of honey and bread combining for a sweet experience. Mid-taste a mildly bitter grassy hop pops up, adding a bit of balance to the brew, as both malt and hop ride out into the finish. Aftertaste is mostly a mild lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body, with a decent amount of carbonation. Smooth, and finishes semi-dry.

Overall - Well executed German pilsner. More malty, but there's enough hop to bring solid balance, especially in the finish. Got it on sale for a buck-fifty at BevMo, and it was well worth the price. I might have to buy a bottle or two more before the price goes back up.

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A: Poured into a stemless flute. Pours a pale straw with excellent clarity. Bleached white head that is somewhat rocky. Moderate retention with moderate lacing.

S: Cereal, cracker like malts. Spicy, flowery notes. A bit of crisp fruitiness, as well.

T: Crackery, with a bit of dough. Decent floral "zesty" hop component. Layer of green apple runs through this as well.

M: Pretty par for the course. Good, lively carbonation, decent hop bitterness. Dry finish.

O: Better than some pilsners, worse than others. Pretty good for the style, but nothing really jumps out. Would have scored higher, but the un ripe apple aspect threw me off.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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