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Radeberger Pilsner - Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 373
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 26
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 03-11-2001

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Photo of Offa
4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
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.

Photo of gonzo46and2
4.42/5  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.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of drpimento
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of KI9A
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of lkdrinker
4.65/5  rDev +29.5%
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.

Photo of popery
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of biggred1
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow with a big fat sudsy head that leaves globs of lace on the glass. Grassy, noble hops dominate the nose with some bread dough and lemon. Tastes much like the nose would indicate grassy hop bitterness balanced nicely with a light citrusy graininess. Light on the palate and easy drinking. Finishes dry. Refreshing.

Photo of Nascartailgatefa
2.34/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Maybe it was a bad batch, but here goes review. On tap from rattle and Hum NY. pours a clear light golden yellow. no head, no carbonation, no lacing. No discernable smell to note except a little bitterness .

Not my taste. very hard to be fair. I was told that this is typical of German Pilsners. Almost tasted stale and skunky to me. Might me my noobish taste buds. Please go to other reviews for the time being.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received a tall stein of pale gold liquid with a 2 finger light fluffy lead that left some lacing.

Smells of light grain and some corn. Not doing it for me.

Light malt flavors, some sweet grain, and a leafy hop bitterness. Dry, clean, and refreshing.

Carbonation was there, and this kept the mouthfeel a bit on the lighter side. Clean finish -- very clean.

Overall, this was a great starter beer before a meal. Won't overshadow food, and could be a great session beer anytime or terrific for hot summer days.

Photo of DoctorStrangiato
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 500-ml can into a draft glass.

Appearance - brilliant yellow brew with virtually no head. Thin lacin around the edge.

Smell - lots of corn aromas and baked bread.

Taste - well rounded grainy flavour and a little sweet. Minimal bitterness and in fact a dry finish.

Mouthfeel - quite carbonated but not offensive. It is a clean crisp effect and refreshing.

Drinkability - very drinkable. I would definitely pour another of these.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - sampled after an EKU for comparison. This pours a fairly light straw color, quite a bit of foaminess at first but quickly settles to a similar snowy cap that is dense, creamy. amd leavin craterrs along the surface as it slowly falls back. A decent lacer as well, dots, patches and cool patterns here and there.

Aroma - a less distinct small than the EKU. The hops aren't as prevalent, leaving the soapiness to dominate. Ivory soap, I think. Hey, it's clean!

Taste - a less sweet tasting beer than the EKU. The grains are more robust, and the hops aren't as aggressive. They are still bitter, just slower to develop and not as intense. The result is a better-balanced beer. The swallow is clean, the hop dryness and moderate bitterness remaining. Leaves the palate requesting but not demanding another sip. Finshes with an exhale of grain and residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel - crisp and alive with carbonation, leaves a 'wetter' finish than EKU.

Drinkability - a good sessionable pils that will pair well with food and/or hotter weather (said on the eve of the season's biggest winter storm due tomorrow night - yikes).

Photo of BucBasil
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured from the 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a light straw color topped with a very quickly fading 1 finger pure white head.

Smell: Typical sort of smell - grainy, grassy with a sourish smell that I usually find in these beers. Not too much to say.

Taste: Delicate light fruity character up front, with grainy taste in the middle. Light citrus throughout. Finish is slightly but pleasantly bitter. Good balance here, and the subtlety of the beer is nice. Reminds me that "light taste" doesn't necessarily mean "no taste."

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp, very refreshing.

Drinkability: Great session. The lightness in body and taste means you could make a pretty good night out of this stuff...

Notes: I would pick this up way more often if I could find it easier here in BG. As it is I had to go to the big city 30 mins away from me to get a single bottle that might have been overpriced. But I'll pick it up again every once and a while when I pass through the "big city."

Photo of erosier
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice straw color with a short and thin white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of light malts, and light hops.
T: Tastes of very light malts and some light hops. Nice light and drinkable pilsener.
M: Very light, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, very easy going down. I liked this as it wasn't too strong in any area and was very drinkable and a lower amount of alcohol.

Photo of CaptainIPA
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

P: Served on-tap @ Romans' Pub and poured, as always, in appropriate glassware. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a bright golden color with good clarity, a luxurious head with solid retention, and lively lacing throughout.

S: Fragrant aromas of earthy hops, pale malts, and freshly cut grass.

T: Clean sweet malt balanced by a dry, grassy hop flavor with suggestions of lemon citrus, subtle mint and spice. Finishes with a pleasantly lingering bitterness.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing.

D: An authentic German Pils with exceptional drinkability.

Photo of elricorico
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A girlfriend of a friend of a friend brought this bottle direct from Germany a couple of days ago. Yellow gold and crystal clear, a finger and a half of white head taht recedes slowly and leaves some lacing.

Very potent flowery aroma, with some graininess to it. A touch of spicy crispness to the aroma rounds it out. Fairly big nose for the style.

Nicely balanced, a honey sweet malt flavour with a long crisp hop finish that is clean and citric. Very refreshing.

Light and lively in the mouthfeel department. Certainly not watery, but the carbonation is a tad coarser than I'd like. Still not bad.

Sunshine and a fresh six pack of this would guarantee a pleasant afternoon. My thanks go out for the fresh beer delivery.

Photo of thespaceman
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap to a pint glass

Appearance: A nice clear golden in color, nice size head with stickly lacing to the glass.

Smell: Faintness of some wheat, grain, a small pinch of biscuit hoppiness paired with some fruit happenings.

Taste: Light banana flavor, again paired with some wheat, corn, and a small roasty hop. This one taste a little more exciting then your typical pilsner. A light sweetness gives way to a deep citrus root in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly carbonated, the mouthfeel is light yet refined for a pilsner.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this, particulary because it's got more character then alot of the borings Pils on the market. I'm glad I tried this from tap.

Photo of mcsquint
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into dimpled mug.
A - Straw golden in color. Crystal clear with quickly diminishing 1 finger white head.
S - Hops is the predominant aroma. Notes of grass and hay.
T - Light malt with faint white grapefruit tartness at first followed immediately by sharp, somewhat bitter hops.
M - Light and bubbly on the tongue. Finishes very dry and clean.
D - While it's not as good as a Pils poured in Germany, this is an excellent example of the style. Crisp, clean and malty. At $3.29 per bottle this is highly recommended.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer the color of pale blond hair. A simple yet elegant looking beer with a tall bone white head with great lacing and retention. I had this brew in Germany on-tap at a local restaurant and I have to give the server credit. She poured this beer with an engineer's precision and it looks fantastic.

Smell is of simple malt and light hops. Nice clean scent that matches the clean look.

Taste is malts with a shallow bitterness with a lemony mild tartness. The malts seem a touch stale and border on cardboard-ish. It could be an old keg but looking around this place on an odd Monday night I see a lot of Pils being drank, so I doubt it's age.

This is a typical German Pils. Clean and refreshing and a great compliment to the darker heavier sauces of German food.

Photo of steeler
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite pilsners, one of the best in my opinion. I poured this one out of the can into a pilsner glass, nice head after a medium pour. You can really smell the hops in this one, nice and inviting. This is truly a delicious beer, goes down with good hop bitterness up front, and finishes hoppy and crisp. Delicious. Drinkability on this one is perfect, I can knock these back all night. Truly a nice beer! Highly recommended!

Photo of tubaguy
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 1/2 liter bottle into a tall thin Radeberger glass I received in a gift set.

A- golden with a big foamy white head and great retention as far as German pils go.

S- nothing overwhelming but subtle hints of malt, yeast, and sugar

T- Hoppier than an average german pils. Nice bite in the aftertaste. The hint of caramel makes this special. Just enough complexity to please your inner beer geek.

M/D- good amount of carbonation and not too fizzy. This is a very drinkable beer- what American light beers should be. Definitely a step above your average German pils.

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, golden/yellow color with a thick, bubbly, foamy, white, three-finger head. It left nice rings of lace.

S - It smelled of grains, clove, floral notes and some caramel.

T - It tasted of sweet grains, barley, clove and some caramel malt. A bitter, grassy hop spice emerged as the beer warmed up.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good pils. It brings a nice hop bite for the style.

Photo of SFRider
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful for a Pilsner. Very clearly gold.
Smell: Classic Pilsner smell. Musky. Slightly sour. Didn't pick up any hops.
Taste: Ooooh baby. THAT'S a good Pilsner! Taste, slight hints of yeasty citrus.
Drinkability: Very light - water like consistency. Easy to drink. Medium carbonation.

First thought after first sip "Oh geez - now THAT'S a good Pilsner!" Loved it. Classic German Pils. Drink it cold. This beer does fine on it's own but would really make a great accompaniment to any good meal. It's like water - but better! Not that they really compare, (and just in case you're not a BA person - and don't know what a Pilsner is) a very classic American Pilsner is Budweiser (which - I happen to enjoy, but would take the Radeberger in a heart beat). So, where you may happen to enjoy a good Bud - consider switching to a Radeberger. If you can find it, you won't regret it...

Photo of BDIMike
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright and clear golden color. It is very fizzy and all the fiz creates a big white head that has very good retention.
Smell is very faint of cereal malts. There is a strong European hop smell also, with a nice floral smell.
Taste is much like the smell. There is a faint light cereal grains followed by a sharp tinge of floral hop.
Mouthfeel is very crisp and sharp. It is slightly dry and refreshing.
Drinkability is good for a warm day. It is light, crisp, and refreshing, but there is not a ton of crazy flavor or taste to this beer. Fairly average...

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