Radeberger Zwickel
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

Radeberger ZwickelRadeberger Zwickel
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From:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
 
Germany
Style:
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #26
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,513
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.02%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
97
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 25, 2024
Added:
Dec 23, 2009
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  10
Radeberger Zwickel is removed from the tanks immediately before filtration, the last step before bottling. It still contains suspended particles of yeast and protein. In the past, only the master brewer was allowed to draw this slightly cloudy beer from a special dispensing device called a “Zwickelhahn”; a testing tap. That “privilege” has since been relaxed – to the delight of all those who love this fresh, quaffable “Zwickel” beer!
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Reviewed by fuzzywarren from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice yellow pour with generous white foamy head. Smells fresh with a hint of sweetness. Taste was grassy and a bite of bitterness. The sweetness in the nose was replaced by a thin bitter sweetness. I loved it. Usually pilsners don’t improve when they warm but this one does. Very enjoyable anytime beer.
Jan 25, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by dd53grif from Michigan

Oct 20, 2023
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Reviewed by jkrich from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from an undated 16.9 oz. can: slightly hazy yellow with a foamy and sustained white head.

Refreshing aromas of hay and noble hops.

With so many other beers, this one improves in flavor after it warms in the glass. The initial taste was a one-dimensional bitterness, while subsequent sips gave more nuanced flavors of cracker malt and hints of lemon and vanilla; in fact, this one reminds me of a hopped-up Helles, than a pilsner. It is very refreshing and thirst-quenching for a late summer evening in Florida.
Sep 16, 2023
 
Rated: 3.91 by loch8534 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2023
 
Rated: 3.99 by cabsandking from Ohio

Aug 19, 2023
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Rated by FRANKHAZE from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice and crispy, slightly hazy. Good German pilsner.
Jun 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured a warm amber color that was more transparent than translucent (I could read through the beer) and crowned with a 2” manilla colored head that left plenty of lacing.
The aroma was lost on my nose still, stupid Covid.
The taste was excellent, a fine example of the German Pilsner. Grassy and bready with floral notes from the yeast, everything was balanced just right.
The feel was thin, which for a Pilsner is fine, but the label stated “Hazy” so I was expecting more particles. Not that I was saddened to not get them.
Good Pilsner, I’d certainly drink it again.
May 28, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by Barettes from Washington

May 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.09 by T_Blizzy from Ohio

Apr 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500 ml can poured into a willi becher glass. Pours a slightly cloudy straw yellow with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma and flavor feature dry crackery malt and spicy/grassy noble hops. Light bitterness. Easy drinking, great summer (or warm spring day) beer.
Apr 14, 2023
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Rated by WickedBeer from Alabama

3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Just a solid German pils. Sweet corn grits and malt on the nose. Palate contrasts with lightly bitter hops on a clean, crushable finish.
Apr 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Mar 06, 2023
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Cloudy, bright gold body, large white head, very good lacing.
Aroma: Yeasty, grassy, a bit dank, with a spicy hop presence.
Taste: Bready with a nice grainy edge. Pie crust. Hop profile more varied than the aroma foreshadows.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, clean. Light-to-medium bodied. Good carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyed despite a lack of familiarity with the style.
Mar 04, 2023
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Reviewed by CBlack85 from South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16.9 oz can into a Goose Island Willi Becher glass

Pours a cloudy straw color with about three fingers of foamy white head that slowly recedes leaving behind a decent amount of lacing and a lingering thin cap

The aroma has a nice balance between toasty/bready malt and grassy/floral hops. There are also some hints of citrus.

The flavor is similar to the aroma but is a bit more subdued, grassy hops and toasty/crackery malts mingle with just the slightest hints of lemon and spiciness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated with a dry finish

Overall, this is a very nice beer that is easy to drink, and one that I will happily revisit
Feb 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lukass from Ohio

Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
500 ml can poured into a Pilsner glass.
Best by: 1/29/23

Hazy gold with a large white creamy head that is persistent and leaves lace. Nose is Pilsner like, bright spicy hops, whiffs of corn and grainy malt but with a heavier than cracker, bread aroma. It definitely has the extra flavors of an unfiltered lager, lowly sweet grain and spicy noble hops, finish is moderately bitter. Feel approaches medium weight with enough carbonation to be lightly crisp to open but finishes smooth and creamy.

Really nice! If I’m’ reading the dates correctly this can is already a year old, and is very good. I would love to have a fresh pour at the brewery.
Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by RBorsato from Virginia

Oct 31, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PINT, 0.9 FL. OZ. can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours yellow and hazy. It is topped with a couple of inches of thick, creamy, beige head that coats the glass.

Grain and grass aroma

Grain and grass flavor upfront. Some metallic bitterness in the finish

Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel

Not bad
Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 500ml single from TW-Greenville, SC 6-8-22 for $2.49. Canned 10-29-21; enjoy by 1-29-23; consumed 8-7-22.

Beer poured a chilled haze gold with a very nice white head.

Nose is nice, crackers and bread along with noble hops come across fresh despite the age of this brew.

Taste comes across fresh as well. Malt base is a nice combo of crackers and bread and it is balanced very nicely with a nice grassy hop. Finishes balanced with a touch of hop astringency - 6/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is light and very refreshing.

Overall another fantastic brew from Radeberger. Will have to look for this on tap at my local German restaurant!
Aug 07, 2022
Radeberger Zwickel from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 97 ratings