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Radegast Premium - Pivovar Radegast a.s.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-18-2001)
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Radegast Premium pours a clear, tarnished amber body beneath a full head of frothy white foam that holds quite well and leaves nice walls of lace about the glass. The nose delivers a delicately sweet malt that's peppered with herbal and spicy hops. It's brisk in the mouth with a fine-bubbled, slightly elevated carbonation (@ 2.6 volumes) and medium-light body. The flavor is assertively bitter and hoppy (herbal, grassy, spicy) over its delicately sweet, straw-like malt base. It finishes dry with a residual bitterness and some lingering herbal hops. Overall, a refreshing, dry Pils from the town that invented it!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2005 23:54:30 | More by NeroFiddled
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear light copper. Thin off white head. Lace is more than adequate with stringy patterns developing. Thick european malts on the nose. A little moravian perhaps??? Also some peppery, spicy hops. Solid aroma. Big, full body. Lightly carbonated, but not really creamy in that sense. This beers got some substantial malt backing to it. And the spicy noble hops to counter it as well. Pretty good balance in this taste. And there's a dry, somewhat woody finish. Good brew to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2005 03:36:06 | More by Bighuge
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is one pretty pilsner. Dark gold bordering on orange with a huge, retentive head. So many of the Czech Pilsners I've drank were white/yellow with those fake-looking Bud heads. This is a welcome change.

Lots of malt and flowers in the nose. Hops come more into play as it warms up. Fantastically complex, for a pilsner.

Taste is a bit of a let down. Malt and grain upfront, dry in the tip and getting sweeter as it goes along. Just as it's getting to taste a bit like caramel the hops kick in. This is all great, but followed by watery finish and an adjuncty metal aftertaste.

The body is a little on the thin side, but this would make a good session ale. Goes down like water. Easily the best Czech Pilsner I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2005 03:32:46 | More by mynie
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PorterLambic

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with good head. Smell is hops, some malt and a little spice. A nice balance. Taste is the same, hops, malt and slight spice. Not the most complex beer but that's generally true throughout the style. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with pleasantly less effervescence than expected (like Bud/Coors/Miller et al). Drinkability is quite good for a lager though I must admit this is not my style of beer. That said, this is a pretty good lager but nowhere near as good as the Kazbegi lagers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2005 05:08:11 | More by PorterLambic
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Tballz420

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A somewhat deeper gold color, big creamy white head on the top. Bubbles rising constantly. Sweet malt aromas punctuated with bitter hops. Sweet malt, some carbonation, bitter hop response. Fairly wet mouthfeel. Pretty good, refreshing drink, this style is starting to grow on me a bit; not too complex, but sure hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2004 00:25:11 | More by Tballz420
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cokes

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear brass topped with enduring eggshell suds.
Doughy nose, adorned with a rosemary bitterness and lilacs.
Begins with a malt expression that hits right at the crux between dry and sweet. Sourdough bread and sub-caramel. Even a little toasty, later on. Trickles of minerality, through a brisk lagered flow. End with tamed herbed floral hop notation.
Medium build with steadfast carbonation.
A stately, modest brew here. Not quite a classic pils, but a well done European lager nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2004 16:39:27 | More by cokes
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Globetrotter

Virginia

2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this from a can on the plane from Moscow to Karlovy Vary, but couldn't do a review (two kids climbing over me the whole time). Picked up a bottle in the grocery store to give it another shot. It was slightly better in the bottle, which looked just like the picture here. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 12/7/04, I opened it on 8/8/04.

Pours a clear deep gold under a 1/2 finger white head that fades to film quickly but somehow manages to generate good lacing. The nose is ricey, much to reminiscent of macro swill. The mouth is very prickly, sweet and a bit thin. The opening taste is watery malt, full of adjunct and sugar. A very metallic hoppy bite finishes this off, but there's not much to like here.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2004 18:44:04 | More by Globetrotter
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Zorro

California

3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive clear golden brew.

Smell is a little sweet malt and a toasted grain scent with a bit of grassy hop scent.

Taste is a solid and chewy grain flavor with a bit of malty sweetness and a strong but not sharp bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good.

Nice Pilsner, a bit more complex than most.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2004 02:41:19 | More by Zorro
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Shaw

Florida

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having drunk this lager many times on tap at my local pub, I was surprised to note that I haven't reviewed it. Since the pub doesn't have it on tap, I have to "resort" to buying a bottle.

It's got a great golden color with a foamy super-white head that reduces to about half an inch in my glass after a few moments. The smell is good, too. I smell malt and hops, just like other Czech golden lagers.

The taste is subtle and good. The first flavor I note is grain, followed by light hop bitterness and just a bit of sweetness. An aftertaste of grain lingers in my mouth after swallowing. The body is light but still has notable substance.

Overall this is one of the better Czech lagers I've had. If you're looking for a nice golden lager to combat tasteless mainstream American lagers, give Radegast a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2004 06:02:09 | More by Shaw
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Gusler

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upon further samples of this beer I’ve been forced to give it a bit of an upgrade, while lagers/pils will never be high on my list of favorite beers, honest evaluation is a must, so I revisit all beers that get less than an average rating within six months or so to see how I feel about them. Of course some beers are just too bad and will never get another chance, well I should never say never.

The beer evacuates the bottle an unclouded dark gold color with the head bright white in color, the texture spumous, and the size moderate, the lace a thin veil to conceal the glass. Malt dominates the nose, crisp and clean, start is lightly sweet, fair malt profile with the top thin. Finish is prickly in its acidity, hops apropos to the style, aftertaste dry and lingering, drinkable, but just an average Pilsner in my humble opinion.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2004 23:20:03 | More by Gusler
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A pleasant golden colored fluid pours from the brown bottle. The head is fizzy and doesn't last very long. A surprising aroma to me....buttery, and crisp with some hops too. I enjoy it much. The malt flavors in this beer are vaguely similar to an English Ale in a way....buttery and a crisp/zingy mouthfeel. The aftertaste is weird to me though. It's a lingering and unpleasant bitterness that isn't my preferred bitter character flavor. Damn, it's disappointing to have this happen after enjoying the aroma and malts.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2004 00:58:18 | More by AudioGilz
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

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

This beer has an unusual bitterness to it. It's not bad, really, it just has a peculiar taste to it. It poured a darker orange-like yellow with a white, frothy head that stuck around for about 3 minutes and dissipated to a thin haze atop the surface. Light to medium consistent lacing of the glass. For those who enjoy beer with food, (I typically cannot do that), this would accompany quite well something really salty. Not a terrible lot of carbonation makes this stuff go down pretty well. Not a bad Czech brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2004 23:28:06 | More by SilentSabre
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear filtered golden lager out of the Czech republic fluffy white head stands high speckled lacing not bad. Aroma: Sweet fragant floral bouquet of Saaz hops a bit peppery entwined with a grainy two row barley very clean crisp and nicely crafted beer. Taste: European hops are blended with a crisp mild sweet malted barley very light in overall flavor but does it so well nobody can possibly hate this beer, simple but there's a sense of handcratedness about it. Mouthfeel: Simple zesty, nice carbonation light body very good session lager that I would proudly hoist when in the mood for a good Czech lager. Drinkability: Effortless, lawnmower, football game watching whatever you wanna say about it, it's good and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2003 22:18:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pale, clear, golden colored lager that pours with a nice bit of foam that settles to a thin layer leaving some lace. Light aroma of fresh malt mixed with a bit of cooked corn that is not very impressive. Light tasting with light hop spiciness towards the middle and the finish, which is long, and just a touch bitter. Tastes almost like a lighter version of Pilsner Urquell. This is Czech lawnmower beer. The long lightly bitter finish earns this beer some better marks. It is also a good value at $1.29 for a half-liter bottle. It helps that the brewery has the sense to put the beer in brown glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2003 01:13:08 | More by marcobrau
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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is not an impressive beer. A fairly ordinary lager/pils, with a skunky smell and taste. Relatively clean and refreshing, but compared to better examples (I followed it with a Konig, which was far more enjoyable) there is nothing to recommend this over a wealth of better lagers and pils (get a Weihenstephan lager instead).

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2003 22:27:36 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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drewbage

California

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at Beer Appreciation Night at BJ's Woodland Hills

Pale golden beer with a tight and heavy white head.

The aroma has a strong continential malt aroma with a flowery hop character with a spiciness driven by the CO2. This sample had a strong metallic aroma that blows off with the initial CO2.

Flavor is grainy and grassy with a long emphasis on the malt. Hops begin appearing in mid palate before finally cutting the malt at the finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2003 01:24:10 | More by drewbage
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ok after two rather "tasty beers", i crave something simple.Time to open the Radegast.
For a rather unappealing name the bottle looks very handsome in a simple sort of way.
Now the beer poured a good deep golden color..and it did have a white foamy head until i turned round for a minute and then it was gone leaving a nice enough laceing.
This smells very good for a Czech lager ..almost like some German brews i love..quite surprisingly malty..nice.
Tastes is also quite malty which i love in a lager..mm nice some floral trype hops and its sort of slightly spicy,,very good.
It has a good taste but i think the mouthfeel is too thin.
Overall an excellent drinking lager. best so far from the Czech Republic.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2003 21:36:45 | More by Reidrover
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting a Pilsner, but I'm pretty sure, no, in this case. Clear gold color, darker than straw. Head never really works up, a fine-bubbled skim at first and quickly fades to a rim skin. Slight aromas of honey-roasted peanuts, a little hoppiness. The nut theme continues into the flavors, initially sweet, then a sense of walnut oil, and a decent hop bittering that may show signs of Saaz influence. Slightly cardboardy notes. Lighter-bodied and medium crisp, still more aftertaste than many attenuated cold-fermenters. There is some interest here, but not a huge amount of quality.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2002 11:34:52 | More by ADR
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bditty187

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was in the mood for a Pilsner so I bought this… oops!

Light coppery-amber hue, translucent, with a dense white head; the retention was minimal; no lace of note. The nose is buttery, at first, with malt saving it… until I noticed the “cooked veggies” aroma once it warmed. The grassiness of the flavor is mellow; the malt was fair at best. More Saaz hops would have been welcomed. It has a creamy, smooth mouthfeel, small on the carbonation. I wouldn't drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2002 14:52:03 | More by bditty187
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marc77

California

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden hue, w/ well lagered clarity. The initially thick head settles into a dense, thin layer that leaves sparse lace. Buttery, non diacetyl derived maltiness is perceived in aroma initially, then is followed by sweet, white bread pilsner malt notes and hints of a green, chlorophyll like hop nose. It it weren't for the mild but perceptible cooked cabbage dimethyl sulfide, the aroma would be excellent. An initial snap of hop bitterness gives way to a prominent caramel sweetness and bready grain. The light hop bitterness allows malt sweetness to dominate, but not cloyingly so. Hop flavor is muted, but discernably grassy. Moderately bodied and seemlingly lower in carbonation than the norm for style. Finishes w/ slightly husky basemalt notes fading, but is otherwise quite clean. Radegast, although not outstanding, is soft on the palate and flavorful enough to warrant a try. Perhaps fresh from the source and/or fresh on tap this would be excellent.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2002 19:24:56 | More by marc77
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

nothing too special here. pours out light copper color with no head. nice euro hop smell. mouthfeel is pretty smooth with an above average amount of malt fullness. taste is pretty malty with some hop balance. within it's style, probably just average, but i wish american macros could come up with something similar to this, i'd drink it all the time. like a becks with more body and umph. very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2002 16:17:44 | More by budgood1
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mattmaples

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not too sure about the Dortmunder style but I didn't see it fitting in any other one better. It is very malty a bit sweet with a light floral hop flavor. definately one for those who like their lager on the malty side.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2001 17:49:41 | More by mattmaples
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