Radeberger Pilsner
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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #385
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,704
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.81%
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
1,187
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Gots
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SCORE
82
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Steve555 from Wales

4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light yellow, large frothy head and aggressive carbonation let's you know it's around and it means business. A taste that is strong gritty bitterness, citrussy, threatens to be sticky but instead leaves a smooth slightly sharp fruity bitterness in the mouth. Medium body, bitterness balanced out by soft water and carbonation, lovely stuff.

A great history to this beer as well so it doesn't get any more German than this. One of my favourite pilsners and should be rated at least "very good" if not "outstanding".

Jul 01, 2020
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DerMeisterBiertrinker from Texas

4.71/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, this is one of the very best examples of classic German Pilsner. I am honestly surprised that the average rating is not higher. This is to German pils as Pilsner Urquell is to Czech Pilsner. More than average amount of floral and honey notes in the aroma, which definitely increases as it warms in a glass.

Enjoyed a pint on draft at Epcot Center, Disney World, in 2016. Planning on having my next glass in the vicinity of Dresden.

Jun 18, 2020
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Tony787 from Canada

4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cold fresh can poured into a pilsner glass with a nice 2 finger head the beer looked good with a pleasant smell as I dove into it the taste was very good. Great pilsner beer would buy this again

Mar 08, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Everyone must try these classic pilsners which culminate in the best such as Urquell or a few American crafts.
Radeberger starts out fluffy and champagne like, offers lemon, blanc wine, astringent qualities with more grain.
Enjoyed in Berlin!

Feb 27, 2020
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Mrbob558 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Alcohol by volume 4.8. The alcohol content was not overwhelming. I had a 1 pint bottle purchased from a local supermarket. The bottle was not refrigerated at the store, which may have also effected the taste I drank it from the bottle, so can't speak about the head. It may have been a bit stale, though it was within its expiration date of 2/10/20.

The taste was ok, not terribly crisp but certainly not funky. It was a bit too malty for me.

I would try it again, but wouldn't go out of the way. Although listed as imported from Germany it was not as good as the Pilsners I had at a recent trip to the Czech Republic,

Jan 17, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pils glass.

Pours light gold with a nice foamy head, although not as much as expected. It still delivers some big bubbles from the bottom throughout the first half of the drink, and that's nice.

Sharp grainy malts and floral/earthy hops present fairly simple but strong on the nose. It smells like "beer," and not in a sour skunky way.

The brew presents plenty of malts, but they skew more to the sharp grain end of the spectrum with very little sweetness. Some yeast is perceptible as well. The hops are fairly prominent but not overpowering, with a bit of grassiness but uncommonly strong (for the style) earth notes.

The brew is medium light, but lacks some of the crispness typical of the betters of the style. Still very drinkable and refreshing.

A solid representation of the style, but a bit bitter and harsh.

Jan 11, 2020
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Leveesgonnabreak

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The classic German Pilsner, one of the best. Served on Tap throughout Germany and as good as it gets. This is the style defining beer with nice malty flavor that is complex yet delicate on the pallet and just the right hop. It has a big head that lingers and leaves lacy remnants on the glass. It is better than the 82 score would indicate.

Nov 08, 2019
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Beech105 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank this while on vacation in Kaiserslautern Germany. Very pretty pilsner. Golden color, white head which stayed a decent time. Tasted like a German pilsner should.

Sep 27, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the tap at the Frankfurt Hampton Inn, it pours a lovely yellow golden color with a nice white head. In the mouth, it is nice and creamy and a touch bitter. In the nose, it is bready with a touch of hops. Hit the spot after getting caught in some nasty construction traffic!

Jun 12, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty run-of-the-mill pils, crisp and clean enough, some toasty malt points and chewy grain, with softly bitter hops in a lean and amply carbonated body... Falls into that category of beers that are harmless enough to drink through, but not necessarily compelling enough to repeat the purchase...

May 26, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the energy drink lookin' can in a snifter. This decent little pils
pours a clear yellow tinged golden with a nice head of white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin light layer, and displays nice soapy lacing. Nose
of light breaded malts, strong grain, and grassy hops. Flavors follow with
more direction with a cracker and light breaded malt note that fades to the
background from the bittering and grassy hops with a hint of honey malts.
Nice mouth feel; light body, medium light carbonation, medium light mouth
feel, and a moderately dry and lightly citrus tinged finish.

Overall, a solid German offering.

Cheers

May 26, 2019
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gvickery from Texas

3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks great, medium white head light gold and very clear. Smell is sulphur with some graininess in the background. The sulphur comes through in the taste, it’s not overwhelming but noticeable. Typical German hops balance the rest. It’s more hop forward and finishes crisp and dry. It’s good if you don’t mind a little sulphur, it’s acceptable in this style though.

Trying this for the second time, great deal on a sixer of 500ml for $7.99. On this batch the sulphur was detectable in the nose but not in the taste. If you’ve had Bitburger this is similar, perhaps a little less hoppy. It’s very good and so much better than most American pilsners.

Dec 25, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Around medium carbonation with a medium light body .
Aroma was bread, cracker, grain/cereal with a bit of floral hops
Taste didn't stray too far from the aroma, bread, malt a d a bit of hops and yeast
They all can't be world class but had this out with a meal and it was a decent match with some food

Nov 19, 2018
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Nass from Florida

3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The pour is straw colored with a moderate flow of carbonation. I'm getting some grass, hops, hay, cracker, a little lemon, a good balance between the bitterness & the malts. It's an okay beer but a little to gamey tasting for me. Cheers! B-

Nov 12, 2018
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elnachooo from Spain

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Una sorpresa. Cerveza de cuerpo medio con carbonatación media. Tiene un poco de sabor a malta y pan. Rica al paladar. Por el precio, una muy buena opción.

Oct 15, 2018
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moodenba from New York

3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft Radeburger Pilsener was served in a tall chilled Radeburger mug at a restaurant in September, 2018. The beer was sipped slowly, so the beer eventually warmed to a better temperature. The pale lager was topped by a creamy half-inch head. There was a slight hoppy aroma. Flavor was pretty good. The noble hops were featured; there was a slightly anemic malt character. Aftertaste was the best part; the lasting hoppy character was enjoyably balanced between bitterness and flavor.

Sep 10, 2018
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BeerBobber from Nevada

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal clear golden color with bubbles of carbonation streaming up. Two fingers of a soapy white head. A bit of lacing on the glass as well.

Smells very clean! Nice bready smell with a background of hops. Picking up a faint grassiness. Smells like clean clear water as well, if that makes sense.

Taste is very light with a bit of grassy and lemon.

Mouth is very light and easy drinking. The finish is fairly crisp with just a touch of wetness at the back of the throat.

I like this pilsner and can see myself purchasing more of it when it gets hot here in Vegas. This pilsner is very nice and refreshing for a good cold beer. I would love to get this fresh on the tap in Germany. This gets a few extra overall points from me for several reasons. First is the ingredient list on my 16. oz. can that states "water, barley, malt, hops". Very simply all you need to make beer. Looking at the can further I found a production and expiration date stamped with the day month and year. Very clear, easy to read and understand. Lets lift a glass to those crafty brewers at Radeberger for giving us this tasty pilsner!

May 19, 2018
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laketang from Illinois

3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Light straw in color, looks good in the glass.some head .
Nice bready aroma
Nice balance, light drinker,
Crisp and clean.
Carbonation is okay.
Light mouthfeel, clean finish.
Can easily put a few of these away.

May 15, 2018
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MKV from Belgium

2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Didn't really taste or feel like a Pils to me. Too much hops, to the extent that the imbalance really impacts the flavor of the beer. There's some malt on the aftertaste but there's not a lot.

May 12, 2018
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice drinkable German lager, thin head, light-to-moderate carbonation. Nice notes of bread, malt and grains with hints of floral hops. Fairly restrained beer and not quite clean and crisp enough to drink more than 1-2 at a time. Slightly sweet mouthfeel, very weak metallic taste associated with the European hard water beers.

Apr 14, 2018
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Brookfieldglass from Iowa

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The set up: Poured from 500ml can from a four pack purchase at a supermarket in WI into a German glass mug.

The look: The beer pours a clear gold color with a large three finger foamy white head that stuck around awhile and left a large amount of lacing on the glass as the beer was being consumed.

The smell: I detect grainy malts along with floral/noble hops.

The taste: The taste is much like the smell/aroma but in some ways it is more muted. I'm getting that grainy malt at the start and the floral/noble hops towards the end but it finishes very abruptly and any sort of climax in the flow seems like it was missed.

Mouth-feel: Starts out somewhat dry with moderate carbonation with a light body and finishes dry/abrupt.

Overall: I came across this beer a year ago but decided to revisit it and write a review. This isn't a bad beer by any means but it lacks what I believe the style should have. IMO, I believe the "nose" of this beer to be its best quality but the taste leaves a lot to be desired as it lack the flow of other Pilsners from Germany. I believe it is better than Bitburger's Pils but not as good as Veltins Pilsner (just for the sake of making an easy comparison). Probably will not consume again unless there is nothing better available but would be a decent and cheap German Pils for a hot day or if the price point of other beers are a concern for some.

Mar 05, 2018
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Red5StandingBy from Maryland

3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottlw into standard Pint glass.

L: Clear straw yellow, half finger white head has decent retention and sticks to the glass well.

S: Grainy, slightly bready, herbal hops are subdued.

T: Again grainy and slightly bready but the herbal hops are more prevalent here and it’s nice.

F: Light, crisp, lingering herbal hop note.

O: Not a bad Pilsener.

Jan 02, 2018
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2018. Acquired recently from a webshop. While the label is in German it seems to relate the story of this once being the 'table beer' of German royalty.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright golden colour with excellent clarity and good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of grainy malt with hints of noble hops, subtle peppery spice, leafiness, mild earthy yeast and stewed husks. Perhaps a twinge of corn in the background. Pretty clean though unexciting.

T: Tastes of pale malt with notes of crisp noble hops, spice, leafiness, mild grass/hay, earthy yeast, subtle grain and stewed husks. Very dry, followed by a sturdy hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the style. Quite light but effervescent. Aftertaste of grassy noble hops, faint spice, grainy malt and mild earthy yeast.

O: Not bad; certainly a cut above most industrial lagers out there. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are crisp, dry and surprisingly hoppy. Body is OK. That said, it's a tad manufactured and lacks the depth of character that sets apart the very best. Drinkable but no need to hunt it down.

Dec 04, 2017
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HermannTheGerman from Germany

1.53/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Pretends to be a good German Pilsner. Typical mass production, industrial brew. No character, no soul. Very disappointing beer. Particularly as they advertise it as a premium German brew. IT IS NOT!!!!!!

Oct 13, 2017
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AgentMunky from New York

3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a WIlli Becher glass. Canned 10 May 2017. Best before 10 August 2018.
3.25/4/3/4/3.75
Light head. Fizzy, pale, clear yellow beer.
Smells like an excellent pils. Lightly grainy, lightly fruity, crisp and fresh.
A little low-impact. There's not a long going on in the maintaste, and the aftertaste is somewhat oversweet. Pretty spritely and easy-drinking. More grain than anything else; not sulfuric.
A workable, drinkable pilsner. If you want a pils, this is a good option. That said, there are better ones.

Oct 01, 2017
Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1187 ratings