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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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BA SCORE
82
good

815 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 815
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 24
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website
Germany

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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

skovbasa, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Sspeer1, Sep 21, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -22.2%

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

mactrail, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Wiffler27, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

gory4d, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

CRObighit2, Sep 16, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -15.6%

DominicanGiant, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

duceswild, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Sandtooth
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

Sandtooth, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Alex93, Sep 11, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

StoutHunter, Sep 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

probert, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

microbrewlover, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Sathanas, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

IRONRakkasan, Sep 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

Redrover, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

rredshift, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Dasein11, Aug 30, 2014
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2.95/5  rDev -18.1%

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.

chinchill, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Leo_Orion, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

endless1408, Aug 21, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Dirtywaltzer80, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

petewheeler, Aug 16, 2014
Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
82 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.