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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner

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726 Ratings
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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001)
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Photo of morebeergood


3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bukowski's Back Bay. Served in a tall pilsener glass. Bright yellow color, with a very clear and clean body. Tons of carbonation. Smell was a bit musty. Taste was a very crisp barley flavor. Slight vegetable-like aftertaste. Very thin beer, but not watery. I would say that it's a very easy beer to drink quickly. Not overly flavorful, but a nice straight forward pils that you can pair with a nice sandwich, or sit and drink a few in one siting. A fine example of a quality German lager.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2009 04:12:34 | More by morebeergood
Photo of Richardberg

New York

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured at the Zeppelin. Clear yellow. Lots of head -- didnt last, but stayed bubbly.

S: bready light malts and lots of hops. Not much else.

T: crisp and quite bitter. Perfect example of a pilsner.

M: nice bubbly zing goes down smooth and finishes dry

D: If you like pils you owe yourself one (or several). Not really my thing but I have to respect the execution and would have no problem drinking them as long as someone felt like serving it to me.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2009 03:51:11 | More by Richardberg
Photo of Murchmac


3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ze classic german pilzner. Listen to me know but hear me later.

Pours a frothy white head with ze bubbling clouds leftover. Clear yellow with lots of little tiny bubbles bubbling busily.

Smells like.... a pilsner. Like most pilsners, but more pilsnery.

Tastes a bit breadier and with a bigger mouthfeel than the average bear. Crisp.

Pretty good for a beer with a lot of words on the bottle I can't read.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 03:44:38 | More by Murchmac
Photo of david18

New York

4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite pilsners in the world, this was better on tap in Berlin germany than in the bottle in the United States, where i usually have it. Had a half-liter and it was bright, clear, perfectly carbonated and perfectly bitter. I could drink 100 of these.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 15:34:22 | More by david18
Photo of julian1117


4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Visual Appeal: poured a beautiful head, but the color was a little reminiscent of yank macrolagers; the multilayered streaking on the glass was very attractive

Smell: even with the glass a couple of feet away, I could smell that characteristic Pilsener smell--a delightful aroma

Taste: crisp and clean, mildly strong hop flavor but I could do with a bit more uniqueness

Mouthfeel: I poured too vigorously so I got the nice head at the expense of the carbonation, but it was pleasant enough

Drinkability: average abv and pleasant taste makes this highly drinkable for me

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 21:06:29 | More by julian1117
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz brown long-neck bottle. White label with an impressive selection of medals/awards. No decipherable bottling/freshness date. Poured into a mug.

Straw gold with a thick-looking body to it. Foamy white/cream head offers decent retention. Average lacing and caps left behind.

Very earthy/herbal spiciness from the hops in the nose. Very husky grain follows with a subtle sweetness to contrast. Hints of pomace sneak in at the end.

Plenty of zest/pepper and light hop bitterness; contrasted by grainy malt and underlying sweet notes. There is a baked bread-like profile that reminds me of Neapolitan style pizza crust (blackened - but not burnt - and bready).
Very smooth mouthfeel and decent carbonation that really opens up the profile. Powdery finish with a nice clean bite. Hints of lemon peel and light malt/grain in the aftertaste.

Very well done pilsner. Would be a great session beer in that it is not overwhelming in any regards, and is highly dinkable. Because of it's grainy/bready profile with zesty/peppery hints, this would go great with crusty bread such as baguettes or sourdough. To compliment this, goat's milk cheese (or anything similar with a light and soft body) would pair greatly. This pils would also go great with a tomato/oil based seafood dish such as clams, shrimp, etc.


Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 18:58:00 | More by dbmcrorie
Photo of Phillyduke


3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 12 oz NR with a "Best By" date of 11.06.09 stamped on the back label. Served into my Victory Prima Pils glass. Pale, clear, and a golden straw yellow color with loads of active carbonation. A pillowy 3 finger head of dense white foam caps the glass. Head shows great retention and leaves some soapy lacing as it slowly recedes.

S: Grainy, husky and clean, with a faint herbal hop character and the familiar twinge of light lager yeast.

T/M: On the lighter side of medium-bodied with a crisp, clean, slightly "chalky" mouthfeel. Light malt body really lets the graininess show through. Spicy hop finish and the tight carbonation leave a sharp, lingering tingle on the palate. Not a hint of the sweetness you find in domestic American-style pilseners--this one's grainy and pleasingly bitter from start to finish.

D/O: An easy-to-drink German Pilsener that's much better than most of the popular imports, but not quite as good as the best German and American interpretations of the style. Regardless, this is still a fine alternative to Heineken, Beck's, Amstel, etc., and has more complexity than a domestic macro. It's light, refreshing, crisp, clean, and quite sessionable. It also should appeal to most domestic and mainstream import drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 21:49:07 | More by Phillyduke
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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - golden yellow with a decent 2" head that laced nicely in a pint glass

S - sweet grains and floral hoppiness

T - well balanced sweetness and cereal grains with a lightly bitter hops. Quite a standard for a pils.

M - bright and mellow, yet crisp and refreshing. Pretty good feel with full character.

D - extremely drinkable, medium carbonation enough for a bite but not as much as soda. Excellent sessioning beer.

Review from notes. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2009 06:31:48 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of Pauly2X


3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Very light gold with an even lighter green tinge. One and a half finger head with good lacing.

S- Dominate spicy/floral noble hop aroma with an underlying grainy scent. Green bottle skunk is fairly minimal.

T- Mildly sweet grainy malt flavor makes up the first taste. The noble hops come in quickly to provide flavor and a drying bitterness. The finish is dry, crisp, and very balanced.

M- Light with good carbonation that's not too agressive.

D- I prolly won't seek it out, but I'd grab it if I saw it on tap.

A pretty rock solid German Pilsner. Unless you completely dispise the style, I'd suggest giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 22:36:07 | More by Pauly2X
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3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this beer at a local Publix in Florida.

A- Very nice pour of golder liquid with a wonderfully fluffed head that falls to a well balanced quarter inch top. Nice lacing sticks to the glass. Beautiful beer.

S- Smell is so-so with hints of malt upfront on the nose with mild followings of hops and yeast.

T- Small bitter front with good notes of yeasty malty flavors. This is a well balanced pilsener. Has the mild hop bitterness with a stable amount of malty kick to all and all make a good taste.

M-D- Mouthfeel is easy and has a mild astringent feel from the hops. Yeasty on the end with nothing foul. Very drinkable, but not for the price. (8.49 6pk)

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 02:46:30 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of Bierfreund


4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found at our local beer store for a ridiculous price (1.75), and since we knew this was one of Germany's major brands, we took it home.

Poured light yellow into glasses, and the head stood thick and white. It stayed for quite some time, and then turned into a nice lacing.

The nose was already promising a very fresh aroma.

The taste was a hit in the face - so fresh! Hops was immediately present, but not too much. The carbonation was adding to the freshness, but it did not cover up the tart taste. This is a Pils like it is supposed to be.

The mouthfeel was prickly, due to the strong carbonation.

This is a really good session beer, you could easily drink several of them (if you wanted to). You don't feel the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2009 04:48:44 | More by Bierfreund
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Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can. Another of the similar-looking German lager offerings gracing the shelves everywhere around here, seemingly now and forever.

This beer pours a clear, somewhat pale golden straw hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy off-white head, which dissipates rather slowly, leaving a few instances of sea plume lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of toasty, crackery, grainy cereal malt, a subtle black pepper essence, and meekly bitter floral, leafy noble hops. The taste is fairly crisp, saltine cracker cereal malts, warm, indistinct citrus, and a spicy flourish of sassy, kind of spicy native German hops - not quite Saaz, but close.

The carbonation is on the low side, sure, but hardly out of the game entirely, the body a decent medium weight, with a concurrent, generally unadulterated smoothness. It finishes a tad off-dry, with the malty cereal character persisting among a further bit of lingering green, spicy hops.

A fairly drinkable, well balanced German Pils. Like its brethren, there is only so much you can say about these offerings. I could see myself enjoying more than a few of these, in a tied house, Oktoberfest-related or not.

Serving type: can

05-08-2009 20:09:10 | More by biboergosum
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is golden with a tight head a first. bubble expand and become rather soap like in a few minutes. mild lace. smell of apples, mild earth, some hop. taste is rather mild. everything comes through light hop, light apple, a moment of earthy straw. rather neutral. the carbonation is a bit... much. the beer seems to be a bit better as it get warmer though.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 07:52:12 | More by rtepiak
Photo of Bcaulin

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in NYC -- served in the proper Radeberger mug.

Typical Pilsner appearance -- nice light fluffy white head that hung around for a while. Light golden in color.

Definitely a step up from the average pils I get over here. Nice crisp, fresh tastes without the bitter aftertaste that dooms so many weaker pilsners. Very refreshing beer after walking around on a hot day in the city. Not a bad beer to keep in the fridge as the fall back for a warm summer day.

Could definitely see myself throwing back a couple of these (and I did) on a regular basis when I'm not trying to get a strong buzz.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2009 00:33:27 | More by Bcaulin
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New York

4.88/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looking for an excellent German Pils, try this one. Drank this one on draft in NYC at Lederhosen. Very tasty light brew with a nice aroma. Decent head that lasts. Left minor lacing. Very drinkable. I wish we could get this one in upstate New York in draft. I'd have it on in my house.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 13:05:08 | More by TrinkGermanBier
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New York

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with soapy pure white head that slowly settled. The aroma is a bit grainy and grassy. A dry cracker like malt and grassy hops. The taste is of a grassy stale hop, very light lemon, a metallic twang and a barely there malt presence. The feel is light with prickly carbonation, has a bitter presence and finish. Could be a little crisper. Drinks very easy, good beer to drink on a nice spring day. Could use more of a grassy flavor and malt presence but still is good. Nice clean flavors.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 23:29:56 | More by Gmann
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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a pils glass.

Appears a crystal clear golden yellow color with a two inch high white head. Falls to a skim and leaves a good amount of lacing.

Aroma has a very nice balance between malt and hops. The malt character is mildly sweet with some slight toastiness to it. The hops are spicy and herbal in character.

Taste is grainy and sweet up front with a light toasted malt character in the middle and some breadiness. The noble hops come in with a mild bitterness and a spiciness with some herbal edge to it.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, good carbonation makes for a pretty creamy texture. Very drinkable.

I enjoyed this Pils very much. Could easily be an all night session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 05:33:33 | More by roadhouse
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4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful, tasty pilsner, bitter and hoppy but with nice maltiness to carry the hops and with well-rounded character, complexity, and feel.

Golden, it has a large, lon-lasting white head that shrinks slowly and leaves some nice lace.

The aroma is yeasty dough grain, herbs, pine and citrus, mostly lemon.

The taste is nice malty grain, yeasty dough, with strong malty sweetness balanced by nice pine-herb-lemon bitterness. It's smooth and rather full-bodied yet lively and zesty, with the feel and taste leaving a crisp, lightly bitter herbal finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 18:32:26 | More by Offa
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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tasted this, Bitburger, and Paulaner Pils side by side and this was the winner with my wife and I.

Pours a sparkling gold with a big white head. There was a bit of lacing and retension but nothing like an ale.

Aromas are mild but pleasant. Earthy pale malt reminds of country biscuits, slight lemony citrus, and herbal hops.

Taste is dry and clean with hints of honey, citrus and bread.

Mouthfeel is watery and refreshing. Nothing out of the ordinary but no apparent flaws either.

Great german pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 20:31:49 | More by gonzo46and2
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a clear golden color that pours a pillowy pure white head that sticks around for a while, though it doesn't leave a lot of lacing. The smell is more than I expected: some light fruit notes with a mix of grains and hops and a light spicy herbal aroma as well. The taste is a good blend of lightly spicy, herbal and earthy hops with light malt and a balanced bitterness. Mouthfeel is typical pilsner: light to medium body, crisp and clean. This one is pleasantly more balanced and complex than I expected going in and generally quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 12:54:28 | More by Brenden
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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of interesting. Got this bottle at the nearby Supermercado Disco here in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. 2nd bottle in on the shelf. Served it chilled, but not cold. Poured with a nice white head that went down to a light partial cover and some lace. Clear gold color. Aroma is beery, a faint whiff of skunk when first poured, some malt, grass, grain, hop, and light fresh sawdust. Flavor had the barest hint of skunk that disappeared right away. Not too bad bitter sweet thing but the sweetness is without character. Good body and carbonation. Drinkable. Better nearer to the brewery and fresher no doubt. I'd have another.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 21:54:59 | More by drpimento
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3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Tyical yellow, fizzy. Great puffy white head, lasting a long time. OK lacing.

S: Eh, bad skunk. Grains. Not liking this.

T: First sip revealed a bit of skunk, but totally disappeared after the 2nd quaff. Nice balance of malts/grains, and hops.

M: Very clean, slightly bitter after taste.

D: Nice German Pils. Low ABV is a bonus. I normally would not buy a bottle so far out of date - was 07/08, it is now 03/09, but, for 2 bucks, what the heck. The beer didn't seem tired at all, but, maybe a bit light struck.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 00:46:35 | More by KI9A
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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very pale yellow gold color with a modest white fizz of cover and similar lacing. The aroma is a fairly typical clean wheat with just a kiss of citrus and plenty of pumpernickel bread goodness. The flavor kicks in as solid pilsner deep bready goodness. Delicately carbonated, a chewy body feel for the style but still maintains the crisp refreshing drinkability. This is a simple tastey treat, another excellent German pilsner, definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2009 03:17:42 | More by Durge
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4.68/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When seeking out exports, I look for the "good before" dates. This batch I tried was about 7 months out from that date etched on the bottle's wrapper. This is the best German pilsner I think I've ever had. The appearance and smell are very nice, and the taste did not let me down. Overall, a very fresh, hopsy taste, not too bitter or sweet. A fine body. I can't wait to try this excellent German pilsner again.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 18:56:10 | More by lkdrinker
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking, better than average pilsner. It's a light golden beer with a big creamy white head. It smells and tastes fairly fresh and clean. The malt is light and easy to drink. The bitter finish is spicy and crisp. My only real criticism is that it doesn't quite stand out, but then I'm not the most refined connoisseur of European lagers. There are some floral and citric hops with some light vegetable tone. It's a very solid beer, but it doesn't really stand out. At any rate, it's a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2009 05:39:02 | More by popery
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