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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001)
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Photo of rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

canette de 500ml.

belle couleur blé, le collet est d'une blancheur immaculée, la mousse est épaisse et durable, le nez est frais et malté, la bouche est piquante, épicée, elle est longue, bon goût malté, rafraichissante à souhait. bonne lager blonde.

Serving type: can

12-16-2007 20:55:47 | More by rodenbach99
Photo of Gehrig


3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After helping to administer a final exam today, a group of graduate students, the professor and I went to a local restaurant and enjoyed sandwiches and a couple pitchers of Radeberger. Not bad. It pours a clumpy thick, white head, a couple fingers thick atop a light golden body, with the head modestly lacing on the way down the tall mug. The nose is quiet, with a good whiff of hops. Same with the taste for certain, with a nice bitterness coating the tongue. Were it not for driving in some snow, I would have had more than one in a heartbeat. Not spectacular, but a pretty decent Pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2007 22:50:51 | More by Gehrig
Photo of crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 mL can purchased at the LCBO. Pours darker than the average pilsner (gold, rather than yellow), with a 1/2 finger white head. Very little aroma; what's there is faintly spicy with a little bit of a metallic note. Taste is good and clean, lightly hoppy, and an excellent mouthfeel. Nothing to write home about here, but better than average swill.

Serving type: can

12-09-2007 02:47:51 | More by crwills
Photo of Procrastinator


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

11.2 oz. brown bottle is part of two 6-packs I purchased for $6.99 each. The salesman threw in a Radeberger tall slim mug for free which I utilized in my review. Best before 10-05-08 is noted on the neck label.

Appearance: pale straw yellow body with a huge white soapy head and several lines of carbonation dance off the mug bottom. Head dies off to leave sticky lacing on sides of glass.

Smell: faint sweet cereal grains and spicy German hops.

Taste: bitter and spicy hop bite outweighs a slight cereal sweetness. Clean, simple and refreshing tastes of what a pilsner should be.

Mouthfeel: very dry upfront with refreshing and active carbonation. Light to medium bodied is balanced slightly to the hop side.

Drinkability: crisp and refreshing with nice simple tastes. I will definitely revisit this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 17:40:16 | More by Procrastinator
Photo of Zorro


3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very clear yellow colored beer with a quite tall white head.

Smell is musky and malty with a lot of grassy scent without a strong Nobel hop aroma. Slightly soap aroma this smells a bit more like a lager.

The taste is sweetish and malty at the beginning with a grassy and musky flavor. A little bit creamy and a bit of bitterness develops in the back of the throat but not really like a Pilsner.

Mouth feel is good and noticeably creamy.

A passable lager but not really a Pilsner to my taste buds. I had been expecting at least a Pilsner Urquell but this doesn't get there. Don't buy in quantity.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 01:30:29 | More by Zorro
Photo of ChainGangGuy


2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

($5.75 pint at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, GA).

Appearance: Clear, pale golden body with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling cereal aroma with a light grassiness and notes of cabbage.

Taste: Pils malt flavor upfront, though with less sweetness than I was expecting from the nose. Mild grassy notes. Herbaceous hop flavor with a medium bitterness. Strong vegetal quality throughout. Dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A pilsner with little to offer and lacking much of an identity of its own, it was hard to get too excited about it when Victory Prima was also readily available.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2007 01:47:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of madjr80


3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a Radeberger pilsner mug with a nice head of foam on the top. It went down with a decent aftertaste. Nice golden color and body. A beer that would be good if you are not in the mood for something heavy, but don't want to drink a macro. Overall a decent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2007 16:54:31 | More by madjr80
Photo of Amalak

New York

4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it off the tap at Sweetwater Tavern in Brooklyn. Gold, bubbly, good head and great lace. A very dry, almost cardboard kind of scent to it.

This is a dry, crisp, clean beer that has a very good bitter, pilsner taste. It is heavy and dry. Good quality.

As far as pilsners go, this one is fine. High quality, good substance to it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2007 02:13:24 | More by Amalak
Photo of Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

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

A: pale golden colour and a two finger, rocky head with decent retention, leaving a nice lace

S: grassy-hopped nose with a touch of caramel sweetness

T: like a good pilsener, it has a crisp grassy flavour with a bitter hoppy finish that lingers nicely. Well balanced flavours.

M: smooth light body, nicely carbonated

D: A nice German pilsener that goes down easy and would please anyone looking for that authentic pilsener flavour. Because of its light body, this would make a great session beer but I quite enjoyed sipping it, trying to figure out its flavours. Nothing outstanding, but an enjoyable taste experience. I would definitely buy this one again.

Serving type: can

10-26-2007 23:53:46 | More by Graham5161986
Photo of GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml. can,Pours a clear golden yellow color with a good size white rocky head and some nice sticky lacing.
Light spice and mild herbs and pine come at you thru the nose on this one all going down refreshinly crisp,with some bitterness hitting your tongue quite well,a hint of fermentation as it goes down your throat,quite easily consumed,not a bad beer at all easy to drink and would be quite enjoyable on hot summer days.Well worth a try.

Serving type: can

10-26-2007 03:17:11 | More by GrimmReaper
Photo of Sleestak


3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Radeberger Pilsner. Saw it on sale for $6.99 a six pack and thought "what could I lose?". Straw yellow with a nice soapy head, lots of carbonation. Smells pretty clean like a good German pilsner, just a hint of skunk. Crackery malt with a gentle hoppy bite. No skunkiness detected on the taste. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Clean and simple overall. I'm impressed with the lasting head and lacing as I work my way down. A good imported pilsner and at $6.99 a six pack it's deffinately worth a try. But... what's up with the 11.2 ounce bottles?!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2007 21:20:57 | More by Sleestak
Photo of tpd975


3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.Another beer on the Old Chicago Oktoberfest tour.

A: Pours a crisp golden yellow with a nice bubbly head

S: Nice clean aromas with a nice malty nose.

T: Taste is as crisp as the appearance. There is a nice balance between biscuity malt and spicy hops. Nice Pils.

M: Light and refreshing.

D: Nice drinking beer.

Overall: A pretty nice pils. It is good tasting, light and refreshing

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2007 13:46:43 | More by tpd975
Photo of TheSarge


3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pils pours nicely, producing a good amount of head that retains for a good bit of time. The body is light gold and ultra clear.

Aromas I detect are that of lemon and light hay like characteristics.

This tastes very herbal compared to other pils I've tried. There are nodes of a bitter spicyness here too.

Light and body and crisp too. Not bad for a more mainstream pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 19:12:05 | More by TheSarge
Photo of drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 500ml tall can into a pint glass. BB 23 05 08

A- Light golden yellow in color with a a large with lots of big bubbles which settled down with some lacing. Lots of huge bubbles in this beer.

S- malty with grainy notes. Slightly metallic. Hints of pine.

T- solid pilsner malt up front, followed by nice slightly bitter spicy hops with grassy flavors in the background.

M- Light bodied, crisp and clean,fairly dry and the carbonation is just a little over the top.

D- sure why not.

Overall not my favorite pilsner. Not nearly as flavorfull as Pilsner Urquell but a decent german style pilsner that will easily find its way to porches and patios over the days of summer and fall.

Serving type: can

09-03-2007 00:16:33 | More by drinkininthewood
Photo of Absumaster


3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear golden pilsner with a fading head. Slow carbonation.

Smell is malty and a little green, slightly husky smell.

Taste is pretty bitter, hoppy and has no real yeast taste, like sulfur or anything. The malt is fresh and pilsnerlike. Not the most exciting beer ever, but decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 17:39:07 | More by Absumaster
Photo of AlexLMS


2.4/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: very clear with a light gold colour. The head is white, large, frothy and presents a good retention.
Aroma: herbal hops and slightly grainy.
Taste: weak. Some sweet malts plus a little bit of hops.
Mouthfeel: dry, good carbonation, low alcoholic strength and light body.
Finish: very, very short bitter aftertaste.

Overall: a boring pilsener. No news, no special characteristic. Don’t deserve a higher grade.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2007 10:50:29 | More by AlexLMS
Photo of Halcyondays


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

12 oz. bottle, procured at the Hi-Times Wine Celllars, in Costa Mesa, CA,

A: Golden yellow, a bit cloudy, with a thick, voluminous, white head, pretty good-looking for a pilsner.

S: Predominately bready malts, with German hops, typical pilsner smell.

T: The taste is more of the same, very bready and sweet, backed with German noble hops, pretty standard, from what I've tasted.

M: Smooth, crisp and refreshing.

D: Another drinkable German pils, nothing to blow you away, just a good drinkable, refreshing lager beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 00:21:57 | More by Halcyondays
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3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Penguin Pizza, Boston, MA

Poured a crystal clear, golden yellow with a tight, sticky, foamy, bright white, one-finger head that dropped to a thin film. Thin, short-lived ridges of lacing coated the upper one-third of the glass.

The aroma was subtle initially with noticeable German malts and a hay-like hoppiness. As the beer warmed, the malts turned sweeter and really came forth. A malted milk ball-like aroma dominated the nose along with a touch of damp earth.

The taste was smooth and flavorful, yet quite different from the aroma. A touch of malt creaminess appeared up front before smooth, grassy hops and a citric, lemony twang ran the length of the palate. Punchy German malts appeared mid-palate and faded into the crisp, clean, pilsener hop finish.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with an average carbonation.

As for drinkability, this was a smooth, flavorful and easy-drinking pilsener. Though it may lack the hop bitterness and lively carbonation that some of its counterparts possess, it is nevertheless a refreshing beer, perfect for summer barbecues.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2007 02:32:42 | More by Damian
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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well it's got the bitterness down, but the malt profile and hops flavor leave something to be desired. It did have a little nice lacing and it was a proper light gold. Still, the aroma was too faint, as were the grains and spicy flavors of the hops. Still not a bad beer, I enjoyed it on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2007 02:36:55 | More by tempest
Photo of Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

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

500ml black can with gold lettering.

Great looking pils, clear deep amber yellow with tons of fine bubbles supporting a very thick, fluffy white head that took forever to recede. Lacing sticks to the sides of the glass from top to bottom.

Noted a fairly strong husky grain aroma with some subtle floral, yet spicy hop lingering not far behind in the background.

a rich, almost creamy malt taste followed imediately by some classic pils hop. A hint of metallic taste before the malt/hop partnership come back in perfect harmony. Finish is fairly dry with a bit of tartness.

a creamy and quite smooth mouthfeel on this one.

Will certainly take the time to search this one out again.

Serving type: can

06-22-2007 03:26:15 | More by Shadman
Photo of MuddyFeet

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a clear gold color. Very heavy carbonation. Nose was clear and slightly malty. Something was of with the flavor. Like wet paper. Tasted like I was licking a stamp. Light mouthfeel. Just a tad sourish. For wahtever reason I could just not wrap myself around this beer. Thebartender told me it was a fresh keg but I was unable to ignore the paper flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2007 13:00:57 | More by MuddyFeet
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4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3/07/07- Had on tap at the Toronado...review based off previous notes.

Presentation- From the tap into an "official" Radeberger pils glass. Not sure of the exact size, but assuming somewhere around 22oz.

Appearance- Bright golden pour. Large one inch fluffy white head. A good amount of it remains until the end of the beer. Suprising small chunks of lace left behind.

Smell- Typical pils like nose. Grassy hops and a grain like base. Hops are nice and have more to do with the scent than the grain.

Taste- Lemon and grassy combination in the hop flavor. Does that make it lemongrass? Not real fruity, but just enough lemon to catch your attention. Nice grain flavor that melds nicely with the hops.

Mouthfeel- Pretty well carbonated, but tight knit bubbles that keep the texture nice and crsip.

Drinkability- One of my two go to pils. This and Warsteiner. Can't beat the $2.50 deal at the Toronado either.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2007 00:55:11 | More by GClarkage
Photo of BeerHonky

New York

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap, served in a pint glass. Flimsy white head sits on top of a nice, clear golden straw pils. No head retention whatsoever. Smells of spicy hops and somewhat fresh grains. Medium body with a crisp hop flavor at first. Hop flavor rolls into a nice bitter stage and then finishes off with a bit of sweet, malty gain flavor...almost biscuity. Not quite as herbal or fresh tasting as I would like, but certainly not bad by any means. Very drinkable as well. A few of these soothed my stomach just fine after a very large meal.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2007 17:59:43 | More by BeerHonky
Photo of Doppelmax

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A buddy brought over a few cans for me to try.
Very carbonated with decent head head retention. Slightly stronger yellow than most pilsners I've seen. Nothing remarkable about the aroma, taste or mouthfeel, just better than most American pilsners I've tried. I didn't have any problem getting it down, but then again pilsner is not my favorite style of beer.

Serving type: can

01-26-2007 18:49:44 | More by Doppelmax
Photo of Chinon01


3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draught at club Smoke in nyc.

A - Served on draught in a Radeberger glass. Good head retention with slightlty less then furious carbonation activity.

S - Grassy nose is predominant. Typical Pils nose though.

T - Nice German style Pilsner. Dry with fthe taste of fresh cut grass and steel. Faint biscuity malt flavor also. This is what Germans do best.

Both the mouthfeel and the drinkability were typical of German Pils which is crisp, drying but refreshing.

Edit (8-17-08) mouthfeel and drinkability better than recollection upon recent tasting.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2007 09:01:53 | More by Chinon01
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