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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Ratings: 712
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001)
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Photo of chefelf

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was a decent and drinkable beer. Not big on flavor. I think I would pair this with a very flavorful food like curry or, more appropriately, a selection of German sausages. It's decent enough but I'm not excited about drinking the remaining 4 left in the six pack. I suspect they'll be floating around the fridge for a while.

Mmmm. I could go for some German sausages now.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 12:56:16 | More by chefelf
Photo of alankwak


4.83/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Medium bright gold. Very clear. Nice dense head with good retention and lacing. Head is of tell-tale high quality fine, fluffy and lasting bubbles. Well carbonated. Great.

S: Husky with moderate hoppiness.

T: Awesome. Light desirable grassiness and moderate hop bitterness. Clean finish. High quality grain flavor with no fruity notes. Saaz hops to finish I believe.

M: Moderate, full but not heavy. Opposite of a "light" beer. A full flavor no holds barred German pils.

D: High drinkability. Awesome overall quality far over shadows any heaviness.

This is an awesome beer. I think we have a high quality brewing process coupled with great ingredients here. In my opinion this is a fine pils up there with Starkenberger pils or Schweiger pils and in the highest German tradition of a Pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 03:18:47 | More by alankwak
Photo of Liverpool08


4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good pilsner. Nice bright yellow with a small head. Aroma of grass and hay fields with a touch of dry biscuits. Flavor is again dry and grassy with a great bitterness. This is a great clean drinking pilsner. A good pilsner needs to clean your palate everytime and make you crave that bittnerness. This one does just that. This is a beer that needs to be in your fridge year-round.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2011 00:13:16 | More by Liverpool08
Photo of goalie33

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into pilsner glass.
A) Clear, straw in color, lots of carbonation. 3 finger, sudsy, stark white head. Leaves nice lacing in the glass.
S) Lager yeast, grassy hops.
T) Crisp, grassy hop beginning. Finish is malty with a bready aftertaste. There is an underlying bitterness throughout.
M/D) Medium body. Does not leave the mouth feeling overly dry. Seltzer-like prickle of carbonation in the back of the mouth. Very easy drinking beer. Highly sessionable. Pairs well with many food varieties.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 18:14:52 | More by goalie33
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug. A huge bubbly white head on a pale gold. Modest carbonation.Pretty good head retenton, although not ass much as you would think from the big start. Lots of rocky foam lacing.

Bready yeast smells. Grassy grains. A very crisp mouthfeel. Very smooth. Much better than your garden variety pilsner.A very mild bitter hop finish that lingers long.

Light body and carbonation. Very drinkable. An excellent go to pilsner.

Serving type: can

02-04-2011 23:32:19 | More by scott451
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2011 01:51:51 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of PEBKAC

New York

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cheaper then Yuengling these days & so much cleaner, so why not?

BB: 1.20.11 Chilled & shielded in cardboard rest assured.

Carlsberg Pils glass. Last bottle of a couple cases left over from Christmas. Now if I could only put away my decorations.

Bubbly, fragile head. Golden, worn-in color. Patagonia-like lace.

Smell is clean, with light herbage & dry malt. Freshness lends it a green edge, but otherwise, it's just adequate.

Watery, dry cereal. Barely any caramelization. Sturdy, balancing earthy/steel hops. Dry grain/leafy finish. A light pils, with an interesting enough bitter quality.

Carbonation is great. It's dry throughout. Alcohol is in-check.

Clean, quality budget brew. Needs a touch more flavor, but I can easily swallow a gallon of this.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 09:12:58 | More by PEBKAC
Photo of treque


3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: traslucent, pale yellow beer, with huge carb and constant, generates a rich, white, creamy, foamy, persistent head and leaves some waste behind

S: some fruit, honey touches very sweet smell kind of ester smell not sure if intented or related to a flaw

T: very light body, bitter taste sort of metalic, not sweet notes not a very clean beer

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 21:50:15 | More by treque
Photo of fsimcox


3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, transparent straw color. Two-finer bubbly head dissipates quickly. Some lacing, but not much.

Smell is just hints of hop, grass, and just a bit of sweet malt and bread. Not overpowering, very subtle and mild.

Tastes of sweet malt and some hints of hops, a little bitter hop and citrus in the finish. A mild, slightly bitter hop after taste.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with some carbonation. A clean, dry finish.

Another easy drinking Pils. A good example of this style.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 20:56:33 | More by fsimcox
Photo of JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can poured into a rounded pilsner glass.

Bright golden in colour, initially leaves behind an inch of foamy head, which dissolves after a few sips into a ring. Good little flecks of lacing, lots of big bubbles on the sides of the glass.

Nose is earthy, herbal, grassy. A bit of bread and biscuit as well, but generally the hops are at the fore. Nothing artificial, nothing tinny.

A solid, easy drinking pilsner. The bitterness creeps in at the finish, leaving a lovely tart lemon/earthy taste. Grassy, decent malt profile. Actually, I'm very much enjoying this.

Carbonation is just slightly under the level I like, but is just enough to make the brew easy to drink. The can was in the fridge for a while because of the holidays, so I factored that into my rating. A touch watery, but a great brew to knock back.

Well-made, incredibly easy to drink, cheap as all get out at the LCBO, making this along with Urquell my standard pilsner pickups. At maybe 20 cents a can more than Canadian and Budweiser, this one is one well-worth stocking up for the summer!

Serving type: can

12-27-2010 00:09:05 | More by JohnnyBarman
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New York

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 02:01:01 | More by metter98
Photo of Zimbo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like the Saxons themselves, this beer has suffered from misunderstanding and prejudice. And if Saxony can produce the likes of Bach, Wagner, Neitzsche and Luther then it stands to reason that they shouldn't have much trouble making a quality pilsner. And they don't because this is it. The first German brewery to exlusively make pilsners, Radeberger continues to make pure unchanged archetypical pilsner to this day. I've had it numerous times over the past twenty years and I remain struck by its consistentcy.

Foamy from the first pour there is no need to give the beer any force as the head, supported by a cornucopia of fine beading everywhere, gives nothing less than a 2 inch head throughout every sip. Not exactly sparkling in its pale straw yellow colour and the nose hides the drinker from what awaits them but...
Some slight bitter fizziness to start followed immediately by a firm medium solid body where the malt supports and allows the hops to dominate giving it a long involving chewy lingering bitterness. This firmness is especially noticable in the middle and although its intensity diminishes by the time you swallow it is persistent and builds with every drink. There's no doubt in my mind that this is one of Germany's finest pilsners.

Too bad so many here just don't get it. I'd like to believe it has something to do with the condition and age of bottles once people in the US finally get this beer but to be honest its probably because most BAers can't tell the difference between a quality pilsner and a quart of Olde English 800.
Watch out. This is a werewolf in sheep's clothing.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 19:29:16 | More by Zimbo
Photo of dasenebler


3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.5L, Germany, best by 5/11.

Nice light-gold hue, with high effervescence and great clarity. Head is short-lived, however, and the lacing is below average.

Aroma is more grainy and biscuity than Noble-hoppy.

Flavor is pretty well-balanced, but definitely leans towards the sweeter end of the spectrum for German Pils. Hop flavor is poor. Musty graininess prevails. At least it's relatively clean, with a smooth, above-average mouthfeel and decent finish. Appropriate medium carbonation.

Kind of reminds me of Kölsch, which is not good for a German Pils. Though it's definitely not the best out there, it's also not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 19:47:59 | More by dasenebler
Photo of Mosstrooper


4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into 400mL Radeberger seidel.

Appearance: Bright, pale golden color with a fairly large white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves behind spotty lace.

Smell: Sweet buttery aromas backed up by herbal hints and a touch of citrus/apple.

Taste: Begins with bready sweetness, finishing with a very nice bitter, slightly spicy hop flavor and hints of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Lighter body with stimulating carbonation and a very refreshing finish.

Drinkability: This is a top-class pils.This is an easy-drinking refresher that doesn't compromise on flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 20:45:30 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of epicness

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear yellow color similar to corn. A one finger soapy style head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

S - Bready malts with sugary citrus. There's also a hint of yeast and some bitter hops.

T - Bitter front that gives way to sweet citrus and sweet malts. The finish is dry and grainy.

M - Light bodied beer with medium carbonation, which is ideally how a pilsner should be.

D - It's an average tasting beer, but when you combine that with it being light bodied and a <5% ABV it leaves it pretty drinkable. I'd find it more desirable if it didn't have a grainy finish/aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 17:33:00 | More by epicness
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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At tap at Rebate in Dumbo
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Settles slightly. Thin lacing. Transparent body.
S) Sugary aroma. Subtle grain notes.
T) Sweet malt flavor up front. Grassy tones. Grainy finish.
M) Light body. Dry finish. Fairly smooth.
D) An alright pilsener. Not a standout.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2010 23:58:12 | More by u2carew
Photo of taigor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Radeberger tall mug.

A - Poured cleared yellow color with medium head that dissipated fairly leaving slight lacing around the glass.

S - Yeast, slightly bready malts and citrus.

T - Bitter to start with citrus and slightly sweet malts and a dry finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation.

D - Very good pilsener that is easy going. Would definitely recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2010 18:35:47 | More by taigor
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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Radeburger ExportBierBrauerei Gmbh. Radeburg, Germany--Radeburger Pilsner--2007 16.9 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV. 25 IBU's? (3.5 / 5.0) 3 @ $1.99 Each. Foamy thin mild lace head. Clear thin bright straw color. Soft hop front. Crisp refreshing mild Pils thin malt body. Mild tangy bitter clean hop spice citrus hint end. Bland thin refreshing Pils. Sampled 12/21/2007.

Radeburger ExportBierBrauerei Gmbh. Radeburg, Germany--Radeburger Pilsner--Tafelgetrank S.M. Konig Friedrich August Von Sachsen--Koniglich Sachsische Braukunst--2009 11.2 oz. Bottle. 4.80% ABV. 25 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Rich mild lace dense white head. Clear thin bright straw yellow color. Crisp mild Pils hop not Saaz aroma front. Zesty mild butter caramel butterscotch crisp refreshing mild citrus body. Clean mild hop spice smooth Pils end. Nice German Pilsner. Sampled 3/14/2009. 6-Pack $9.29.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 19:19:39 | More by philbertk
Photo of jhtipton


3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden colour with about 2 inches of light white foam in my Pilsner glass. Smell is about average for a Pilsner, maybe some grassy overtones.Taste is a little bitter and malty with some sweetness. Nothing too special but tastes okay. Mouthfeel is good but not great. The effervescence from the foam is there; it is a relatively light tasting/feeling quaff. I am happy I tried this but it didn't really impress me. Maybe a good session beer after a long bike ride. That is when it tastes best!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 16:06:41 | More by jhtipton
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: light yellow in color with a 1" head that breaks apart immediately.

Smell: little grass and hint of lemon is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: grainy malt profile with a hint of lemon zest and grass. Bitterness is very mild.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Very crisp throughout that creates a nice refreshing feeling. Aftertaste is clean.

Drinkability: very easy to drink but it down a notch as the flavor profile is a bit weak in flavor overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2010 22:35:53 | More by Gavage
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the reviewer who said that this would be good with spicy food. I drank it alone and found it to be pretty pleasing - not overwhelmingly good, but a pretty solid pilsner nonetheless. I would recommend it (and would be curious to try it on tap).

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 22:32:37 | More by IndolentReader
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New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Maize yellow, slightly cloudy translucent with a nice 3 finger head dissipating slowly. Good lacing.

S: Corn, yeast touch of alcohol, some citrus.

T: Bitter up front, followed by light sweetness and a dry hops finish. Not a lot going on in this beer but good for what it is.

M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Very long finish.

D: Drinkability slightly hurt by the finish, but a decent beer. Seems like it could cut spicy foods well.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 22:59:11 | More by jiggahertz
Photo of Evil_Pidde


3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden clear pour with a medium large white head. Dissipation is slow, only little lacings.

S: Dry malts a little bit sweet. Citric notes and bitter hops.

T: Grainy malt, a little sweet and bready. Bitter hops and citric notes.

M: Creamy medium body. Rich carbonation, smooth. Aftertaste is medium long and holds nice bitterness.

D: A pretty nice German Pilsener.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 17:48:03 | More by Evil_Pidde
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

Finally, the traditional 500mL bottle has arrived. This is the same bottle size that a German would get, yet it comes in a reusable plastic carrier that holds 20 bottles. Now if we could only convince the US consumer this is more practical.

The lacing from a hard pour leaves a lively crest on the glass--right-to-style clarity shows its bright golden yellow color. Fragrant hop aroma of earthy, minty wild herbs and fresh cut grass, clean through and through. Crispness rides on top with a big refreshing character, smoothness rolls over the palate and cleans house with a fluffy moderately-sized body. Bitterness is drawn out and does not simply hit the taste buds with one whack. Within that it throws a smattering of lemon, herbal, faint mint and spicy flavor. The dry malt backbone sustains and holds this beer together very well. Crusty baguettes come to mind as it wraps up.

Looking for a straight up, everyday Pils? Here it is.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 13:31:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
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2.33/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Quite sweet on the nose, one feels a little alcohol and sweet fruity white wine with a fairly dry. On the palate, it is little appreciated. There is also a bitter and unsavory side where the resin, represented by white grapes, or even hides them, displace a hop unappetizing. Not really good in the mouth, this beer is even still in the niche for pure thirst.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 09:10:39 | More by ThaCreep
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