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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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745 Ratings
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Ratings: 745
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 32 | 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 dsa7783

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%

Single, 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Total Wine and More in West Orange...
Pours an ultra-clear, see-through, bright-golden hue with a minimal head and very minor lacing with slight carbonation...
Mild, corn-laden and grain-filled aroma with hints of vanilla...
Excellent, crisp, clean, refreshing, inviting taste... A true-to-the-style German Pilsener with hints of honey on the tongue and a touch of vanilla and slight caramel...
Medium-bodied mouthfeel along with a superb level of drinkability...
An all-around great depiction of the style...

07-08-2008 22:09:18 | More by dsa7783
Photo of fank2788


3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

Sampled on tap at the Old Heidelberg in Bethel
Bright clear yellow with a huge sticky pure white head. The smell is faint light grain and soft floral hops, very nice. The taste is again light grain bittered with floral hoppiness light and pretty clean. Finish is pretty dry with just a hint of lingering grain and spicy hop bite maybe a bit too sticky in the finish, just not clean enough for my taste. Overall quite good hard to beat on a bright sunny day after long day at work, I'd have it again.

06-13-2008 00:39:00 | More by fank2788
Photo of Reagan1984


4.03/5  rDev +12.3%

Had this beer on tap at the Horsehoe Pub in Hudson, MA

It was served in a tall Radeberger mug that accentuated the carbonation and aroma.

It was served with a 2 finger head foamy white that vanished almost immediately.

In the same session I also had a Veltins and found this to be a little bit sweeter but not too sweet.

Not much lacing as it was consumed and there was a subtle spicy aroma as you drank the beer.

Flavor was Biscuity with subtle hop finish that lingers.

A very nice Pilsner.

But I would have a Victory Prima, Stoudt's or Veltin's before ordering this.

If this is the only choice for Pilsner, it's still a good one.

06-09-2008 18:07:13 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of animal69


3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

pours a brilliant pale yellow w/ a thin white head which dissipates quickly leaving a little lacing in my pilsn glass ; not a strong smell, cereal grains and some herbal hop ; a crisp taste, bready malts well balanced w/ spicy noble hop bitterness, nice clean finish ; a fairly dry, light-bodied brew w/ a decent level of co2 ; a very drinkable beer and an excellent pilsner, i'll be sure to pick up more of this one...

06-01-2008 04:24:29 | More by animal69
Photo of meatmallet


3.18/5  rDev -11.4%

A clear golden color with a thick head with major lacing.
Smells grassy and a bit sour. Nothing overly impressive.
Grassy taste to start turns to hopp bitterness.
I guessed it to be light but it had a good body to it with light carbonation.
Not a bad beer but I wont be looking for it again.

05-22-2008 04:38:03 | More by meatmallet
Photo of bark


2.13/5  rDev -40.7%

The colour is pale yellow, the two finger head is white, compact with a small crater. Looks like an ordinary German Pilsener...

The smell is neutral. Some malt. Wooden hints. Weak.

The taste got notes of fresh wood, some malt, and bitter hints. Boring. The aftertaste got flavours of bread, alcohol and some sour bitterness. I noted "artificial and stale" in my pad.

The carbonation is mild to medium. The liquid light.


05-18-2008 17:19:29 | More by bark
Photo of morimech


4.63/5  rDev +29%

Pours a straw yellow with an attractive white head that has good retention. Carbonation bubbles are abundant at first but slowly die down.

Has a wonderful Noble hop aroma. No mistaken the aroma of this beer.

The hops are on display in the flavor. Has a nice spicy flavor with a mild malt backbone. More heavily hopped than other Pilsners.

The body is a little thin but the carbonation is on the fizzy side so it balances out well. Drinks clean and crisp.

Very easy drinking and great tasting. This beer lends itself to drinking with a low ABV and a light body. If you can get this fresh definately try one. The beer has a best before date on the back label.

05-16-2008 20:34:39 | More by morimech
Photo of gwood


3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours straw yellow and very clear with a nice light bright white head. Carbonation is assertive but on point for style. Smells of husky grains and noble hops. This is a well above average German pils that is clean and crisp with just the right bitterness to grain sweetness balance. Dry and drinkable, as it should be.

05-15-2008 06:23:03 | More by gwood
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%

Clear gold colour, with a big puffy head that expands quickly and shrinks down just as quick.

Slightly sweet malt nose with a twinge of can and some low-level hop and citrus presence.

Taste somewhat...industrialized...perhaps over-processed is a better word. Almost a burnt, metallic quality. Underneath this lies a citrus-bread mix of hops and malt. This part is nice if I can just get past the overdone quality.

A bit heavy handed on the carbonation and, combined with the hops, this numbs the tongue a bit. Not bad, but I can find better examples of a German pils.

05-10-2008 05:55:05 | More by BDTyre
Photo of tgbljb


3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

Piured a clear bright golden color with moderate white puffy head. No lacing to be found.

Smell is lightly sweet with a touch of hops.

Taste is pleasant, with a strong malt presence, combined with just the right quantity of hops. The drisp taste in extremely refeshing and thrist quenching.

Leaves a slight dryness in the mouyth.

Truly an above averge beer with great drinkability.

05-08-2008 22:44:44 | More by tgbljb
Photo of mltobin


3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

Served on-tap in Southwestern Connecticut.

The appearance is a light golden color with good sized head for a pilsner that does not disappear immediately. Good looking pils.
The smell is light, kinda sweet, and easy.
The taste is smooth, with grain and barley on the tounge.
Mouthfeel is basic, not too complex, however there is no foul aftertaste.
Drinkability is very solid, I could see myself at a summer BBQ having a few of these over the course of the day while eating some good eats.

04-15-2008 00:06:14 | More by mltobin
Photo of Biscuit033


3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

A: Pale yellow with a lot of fluffy head and great lacing.

S: Malts and grains with a hint of earthy hops.

T: Earthy hops and some maltiness. Nothing really impressive.

M: Good carbination but not quite clean or crisp.

D: Easy drinker but there are a lot of local pilsners that are fresher and I would even prefer a Warsteiner.

04-12-2008 01:10:00 | More by Biscuit033
Photo of feloniousmonk


3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

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


4.53/5  rDev +26.2%

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 ...

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +11.4%

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%

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


4.33/5  rDev +20.6%

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?

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


3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

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

01-02-2008 20:32:10 | More by Reidrover
Photo of rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

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


3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

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


3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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


3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

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


2.78/5  rDev -22.6%

($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.

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