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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner

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774 Ratings
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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei visit their website

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 lstokes
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good generic German pilsner. It's very pale with an impressive head and lots of lace, moderate carbonation, and the smell is pretty grassy.

The taste is of distinctly bitter and earthly hops and a grain flavor the whole way through, with a bit of citrus Mouthfeel is light and well-carbonated, adds up to a decent session beer (especially .65 cents plus Pfand for half a liter!) but nothing too memorable.

lstokes, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of cnozzy
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle.

Appearance: Clear golden color, long-lasting creamy white head, leaves nice lacing.

Smell: Mild malt and hops aroma, with some fresh lemon nose.

Taste: Light malt flavor, followed by hop bitterness. Good balance.

Mouthfeel/Drink: Light to medium bodied, crisp and refreshing, a very drinkable beer and a nice pilsner.

cnozzy, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of KTCamm
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

On tap at The Little Pub in Ridgefield CT. Served in an authentic Radeberger pils glass.

Pours very nice golden yellow with a minimal amount of white foam. Smells clean, with just a hint of hop.

Taste is clean, crisp, everything a German pils should be. Absolutely delicious. Goes down smooth and fast, but still has plenty of taste. Just the right amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Could drink barrels of this stuff. Nothing out of the ordinary, just an extremely well made German pils.

KTCamm, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of bristol2120
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 500ml bottle. Pours a pale medium gold with a moderate head; it quickly dissipates, but it leaves impressive lacing on glass. Smell is very faint malty character, and while inoffensive, it's definitely underwhelming. Taste is slightly offputting, with not much character, but also an odd dryness or bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue. Not a bad beer, but certainly not among my favorites of the style.

bristol2120, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of samie85
2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes. Consumed a few hours earlier.

A- Pours a clear, straw color with a white two finger head.

S- Spicy hop and yeasty notes with grain.

T- Pretty bland grain upfront with a spicy and bitter hop finish.

M- Pretty thin bodied and watery with pretty high carbonation.

D- Pretty easy drinking but the taste detracts from this for me. Not one I would I go back to.

samie85, Dec 11, 2009
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz into Chimay goblet.

A- A great, fresh-powder first-tracks white head that settles nicely. As white as any head I've ever seen. Beer is a nice mild golden yellow color.

S- Floral hops, pale malt, very much like lilac and very inviting.

T- Crisp, mild floral notes, hops are very faint in body but very nice in taste. Pale malt is in fact pale... just a platform for the floral hops. Very nice, crisp, and overall satisfying.

M- Crisp, great carbonation, excellent. Textbook pilsner.

D- High. Keep 'em coming, I can drink these all day long. Light enough to session with just enough flavor to cut through many a food pairing. I really like this beer. Not as hop-forward as some of the US pilsners, but it is great in its own right.

ShogoKawada, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of chickenm
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL tall can into a pint glass. Clear golden color with a foamy white head. Grainy, hoppy aroma. Bitter taste with some spicy hops. Decent mouthfeel and well carbonated. Dry finish. Not a bad pilsner, I'd enjoy this on a hot summer day.

chickenm, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of Billolick
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler pour from DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. This one flows out quite clear, light, near straw, capped by a near white puffed up head. Tiny bubble film, sheeting ring and slippery fine lace. Unexciting nose, just a hint of grass and lime. Clean tasting pils, German hops, crisp and dry. Some more light lime and an unremarkable finish. Run of the mill pilsner.

Billolick, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of nicnut45
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-A nice dark straw color with a pure white fluffy head that lingers around for awhile. Lacing kind of slumps to the side of the glass as I sip.

S-I like the smell of this. Its robust. You can definetly smell the hops coming through as you pour. It smells very clean.

T-To me there is a dominant unpleasent bitterness to this beer which makes it hard to swallow. I can taste some grains in the background but the bitterness cuts it out quickly.

M- Average carbonation slighlty watered down just your average pils.

D- I bought a case of these at Costco. I had a few and didnt touch the rest of them until I had company coming over and I put them out. My guests seemed ok with it but I honestly dont think I would buy this again.

nicnut45, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice tellow color with an intense head. Nice, playful carbonation. Pretty good looking beer. Nice lacing.

The smell is fairly typical for the style. Nice crisp and bready notes.

Tastes pretty good, a little above average. Nice crisp pilsnery taste. Malts, grains, and a little bitter finish.

In the mouth it is fairly smooth with a nice amount of carbonation. Crisp finish.

Nicely drinkable. I would dub this the second most drinkable pilsner at work. Sure, it's not saying much, but it's good.

RomaniIteDomum, Oct 12, 2009
Photo of ProudGreen89
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Careful when pouring this beer, i made the mistake of being sloppy and got tons of foam at first.

A-a very vibrant deep straw color with a little haze near the head but clearer below. a decent head with average retention and nice sticky lacing at first, seems to weaken as you drink i admit.

S-I was expecting a stronger aroma that the appearance suggests, theres definitely a maltyness to it, subtle flowery hops, definitely a lager yeast. its fresh, clean and crisp.

T-hops hit the tongue right off, bitter but well balanced by the malts and subtle fruit (grape?), nice and crisp, the malts allow for something to desire after the bitterness once it goes down.

M-crisp of course, somewhat heavy for a pils but the smoothness and carbonation make it feel medium in the mouth, goes down nice and easy and smooth, leaves you feeling refreshed, a good beer to drink with a traditional german meal.

D-overall i would say this is by far one of my favorite beers to drink with dinner, it seems to compliment almost any style of food and quenches your thirst while inspiring your BA side. excellent pils.

ProudGreen89, Oct 09, 2009
Photo of thebeerdoctor
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was fortunate enough to obtain a fresh case at Costco, as part of their autumnal offerings. This is a very good, no-nonsense German pilsner. I poured this into a non-stem pils glass, but with foil wrapper below the cap, this beer is perfect to drink from the 1/3 liter, brown bottle. Although the golden bubbles are fun to look at, this beer is unpretentiously designed to be consumed happily. You know sometimes a good beer is simply that.

thebeerdoctor, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of HalfFull
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml. bottle into a pils glass. Pours a clear medium straw in color with an inch of soapy white head after a casual pour. A less careful pour yields excessive foam. Retention is average, yielding some rich lacing early on, less so by mid glass.

Sweet malts on the nose with hops relatively subdued through the foam, becoming more prevalent after the head settles down. Typical noble hop presence at that point and somewhat rich and with a light floral oil aroma.

Flavor is slightly bready initially, clearing out quickly as the sweet malts sweep the tongue clean and finishing with viscous citrus notes. Warming allows for more complexity on the palate and a softer finish. Carbonation is good and holds steady after an initial release of gas and gives a good feel. Drink is good but kept in check by the rich body of the beer.

HalfFull, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of yelterdow
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 07.04.10, I'll serve this in the brewery's own 0.4L glass at just over fridge temperature with a German Bratwurst.

Appearance- I wasn't prepared for the five finger head that simply explodes from the beer after the pour... the color is pale straw, but it's deliciously appetizing. As the head subsides slowly, it leaves behind enormous patchy lacing in web-like patterns. A soapy puff of foam adorns the top after five minutes.

Smell- Crisp, grassy hops and a husky malt character emanates from the glass. Distinctly German, it's simple but quite clean.

Taste- The crisp, clean spiciness of the hops dominates the flavor profile, while the husky, grain-like malt backbone adds balance and provides a foundation for the lingering bitterness after the swallow.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- As it should be, the texture is active enough to cut through the fat of the bratwurst... on its own, it seems that the enormous head might have taken some wind out from its sails. Definitely a great food pils for any season, emphasizing the simple and real ingredients that Germany has to offer.

yelterdow, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A: The beer is a pale gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lager yeast, some hops and light malts.

T: The taste starts out with a light malt sweetness that is followed by bready flavors of lager yeast and grain. There's a mild hops presence and there doesn't seem to be much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, there are several other beers of this kind that I would pick first. Overall, I found this beer to be just mediocre.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of beertunes
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Pilsener mug. Poured a bright, clean, clear yellow with a bright white head that dissipated quickly, leaving no lacing.

The aroma was typical pils grainyness with a slight skunk scent. The flavor was also typical for the style. Guess what? The body was as expected for the style as well. The drinkability suffered due to the skunkieness, but I bet having this close to the source would be a treat. Worth trying if you see it, but not worth going out of your way for.

beertunes, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of sbe1
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light gold color with a tight sudsy head that leaves a nice lace on the glass.

Smell: Clean sweetness, faint fruit (grape), floral hops, grain.

Taste: Malty and grainy, sharp herbal hops collaborating with the nice carbonation, clean crisp finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, clean, crisp and refreshing, significant complementary carbonation.

Drinkability: Excellent, a wonderful session beer.

sbe1, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a totally clear yellow fizz with a nice fluffy white head that retains very well for the style.

Nose is full of euro hops and slight skunk.

hmmm. A nice, traditional yellow fizzy pilsner. Some euro hops do make themselves known, but aren't incredibly prominent. The malt profile is minimal and tastes a bit dated. A nice crisp dry finish is very complimentary.

Mouthfeel is right where it should be, in the chuggable class. Good carbonation.

Drinkability is strong, a quite slammable brew, and one that would be great after mowing the lawn.

Overall a good representation of the style, and one that i enjoyed consuming, but it can't touch my Bitburger with a 10 foot pole. I might buy it again, but probably not regularly. A good pilsner.

AKBelgianBeast, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of chickencoop
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Code dates were a little old, 9+ months old but this is what I got;

A - nice golden color, little head that goes away pretty quickly.
S/T/M - smell was a bit cardboardy, probably the age, taste was big and very carbonated. Tasted as good as your better Pilsners, definitely bitter than most but refreshing to see them not lighten it up for the public
D - pretty drinkable, haven't had it on tap in a while but should be pretty tasty.

chickencoop, Aug 20, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a chilled 500ml bottle into a tall pilsner glass.

A - Golden in colour and crystal clear. Heavily carbonated, with a giant fluffy snow white head. Certainly looks the part.

S - Clear scent of grassy hops.

T - Crisp and dry hoppiness, with a hint of fruity malts. Towards the end the hops take full control and round out the taste with a wonderfully bitter finish.

M - Light and lively with a refreshing feel.

D - One of the best pilsners I have tasted (if not the best), really a great beer. I would like to find Radeberger on tap somewhere, and taste it at it freshest. One of the most drinkable beers I have come across, and with a relatively low ABV it can be happily enjoyed as a session beer. I urge people to try this, as I think it is easily one of the best pilsners in the world.

PartyBear, Aug 16, 2009
Photo of wordemupg
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml ca poured into pint glass aug 10 2009

A crystal clear straw yellow, with a big fluffy head that left some good lacing

S strong floral hops with a yeasty bread background a little grassy

T hops are there with grass and sweet grains

M/D sharp, crisp and very nice drinking how a pilsner should be

wordemupg, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of KenOnBass
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Boulevard Tavern, Brooklyn, NY

A: Not much of a head, but good lacing. Super light almost see through.

S: Great sweet pilsner smell.

T: Okay, slightly bitter but overall nothing standing out.

M: Super light but there is good carbonation.

D: Alright pilsner.

KenOnBass, Aug 07, 2009
Photo of weeare138
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Blue Ox Bistro...
Appears a pale gold with with small white cap that slowly fades into a mild head of foam. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of floral, spicy hops, grassy, and mild grain with caramel.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with more of a tea like, grainy flavor with a beautiful hoppy zest that comes through as a noble, delicious flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonated on the higher side, spiced with hops.

weeare138, Aug 04, 2009
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.

morebeergood, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of Richardberg
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.

Richardberg, Jul 26, 2009
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