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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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733 Ratings
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 23
Gots: 28 | 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 feloniousmonk


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

Clear and yellow, with a big, proud, comfy white pillow on top.

Grain and straw in the nose, fairly empty, though, but that doesn't do the style any disservice...clean, open, airy.

Taste: watery, wet, inoffensive. Just right.
And...that's all I have to say...can't think of another thing.

You can drink it, though, that's not a problem.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2008 11:17:43 | More by feloniousmonk
Photo of Cyberkedi


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

A very pretty clear golden amber, rather appealing. Aroma is typical of this kind of beer, but strong. Flavor is full, malty, crisp - average for a pilsner except richer than most, and not watery. Texture is smooth and lively, and the aftertaste has just a touch of bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 02:03:58 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of horseblanket


4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could easily drink gallons of this beer.

Like Bitburger and Warsteiner, this is one of the three great German Pilsners that typically is available around here.

Assertive hop bitterness.

Great nobel hop flavor ...

Balancing sweet malt ...

Great drinkability ...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2008 03:56:46 | More by horseblanket
Photo of Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at a Kingston, Ontario LCBO. 4.80% abv, 500mL can. Best before 10/25/2008. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Very light colour, surprising. Very pale yellow, holy **** carbonation, huge foamy white head billows out even poured cold. Small bubbles. Leaves some half-lace on the glass.

Fairly sharp hop bite nose, floral and grassy, mint, grainy, some light fruitiness (apples).

Palate is fairly spicy, hints of yeast, lemon rind, apples, soap, moderate maltiness. Medium body with nice carbonation. Well balanced with hints of malty sweetness. Finish is subdued but present, with lots of spice. Very refreshing.

This is a very easy-drinking German pilsener, most of these lighter lagers are very underrated on BA (and certainly aren't as good as some beers with more flavour and edginess) but as representatives of their styles they are very tasty.

Serving type: can

03-08-2008 23:34:51 | More by Antilochus
Photo of steveh


4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a clear straw gold color with a great Pils head with wonderful retention -- don't see this too often any more, it seems.

S - Aroma is faint, but the bready melanoidin malts and grassy hops are there.

T - Great balance between bready Pilsner malt and noble hops -- leaning toward the hops in a very good way. I found this more Bohemian than German in character, but that's no complaint.

M - Light body with a soft mouth-feel -- perfect precision lager.

D - Very nice quaffer and quite sessionable at 4.8%

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 13:29:20 | More by steveh
Photo of theopholis


4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a very clear, pale-straw color with a huge, white, fluffy head. The head has good retention, and leaves behind a sparse but fairly sticky lacng.

Smell- Aroma is a bit faint, but it does have that classic German Pils nose. A tad grainy, some maltiness and noble hops.

Taste- Fairly bitter with an underlieing maltiness and some malt sweetness. Clean and crisp. Quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel- Light body. Good carboantion level. Some astringency up front.

Drinkability: Crisp and refreshing. Very sessionable. Great lawn-mower beer to. Why drink a Miller when you can get this at a buck more?

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 23:45:17 | More by theopholis
Photo of Reidrover


3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Pale ,clear yellow lager, with a good sized thick/frothy pure white head.Pleasant bready aromas with a good backing of fresh grassy hop, nice. THis one has quite a luscious malt taste to it with the hops popping through like pinpricks, hops are grassy/lemony not harsh. I loved the pleasing silky thick ( for the style) palate to this one. Very nice Pils indeed

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 20:32:10 | More by Reidrover
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
Photo of Damian


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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