Radeberger Pilsner | Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 453 | Ratings: 1,159
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

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Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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...

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.


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Photo of gvickery
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
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

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Photo of Nass
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

I am getting some grass, hops, hay, cracker, a little lemon, a good balance between the bitterness & the malts. This is one of the best German Pilsners that I have had. Cheers! B

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Photo of elnachooo
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of moodenba
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
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!

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Photo of laketang
3.42/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of MKV
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Photo of Brookfieldglass
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of HermannTheGerman
1.53/5  rDev -57.5%
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!!!!!!

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
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.
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.

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Photo of monkist
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Taste like a cheap German lager that pretends-to-be-a-pilsener-but-nothing-of-that-sort-still-not-as-bad-as-a-lager - and that sums it up for me. Weak. Watery. Transparent. Never again.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Light clear gold with moderate amounts of white lacing.
S: Breadyish malt aromas.
T: Crackerish and bread malt flavors over a very thin amount of grassy hops.
M: Light bodied and sessionable.
O: Very enjoyable and straightforward German pilsner.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

not a whole lot to this one, and ive never really heard much about it, but its always nice to discover a new to me german pils, so this was a must order when i saw it on tap. poured in its own branded skinny mug, it looks pretty good, very light, short of golden even, just light yellow or straw colored, with an inch of lasting but passive white head and a ton of rising bubbles. a little european grain to the nose and taste, and some grassy slightly bitter hops that dont have a whole lot going on, but also a crisp and drying lager yeast that defines the style generally and in fact ends up defining this one. bready and snappy at the same time, light but not watery, dry but not flavorless in the end, its a nice strain of yeast and its well applied here. i like how light the body is here and how each sip ends up being a gulp, this is how beer drinkers drink beer, and i found myself literally plowing through this in anticipation of another. light but rich at the same time, quality for the price is at an all time high here, and this is just easy drinking light beer. good fun in high volume, but satisfying for a discerning drinker too...

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Photo of mikeinportc
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear light gold, with slight white head and lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet, not-quite-done-baking breadiness, with light floral/yeast/honey notes.

Taste is more-or-less the same as aroma, plus a touch of spiciness. There is a light, underlying pleasant bitterness. Feel is appropriately thin, with very fine carbonation.

Very smooth, and easy-drinking. Nothing "wow" about it ; just a solid, everyday, pils, which was just the perfect thing , at this moment. :)

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Photo of JustCamIt
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got 0.3l on draft at the BMW museum cafe.
Arrived in a branded flute with a thin disappearing head atop a bright clear golden body. Tastes of light floral honey and little else. Mouthfeel was light and clean. Too easy to drink.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

50cl bottle

appearance: clear golden, one finger off white head, soapy lacing, medium carbonation.

smell: grainy malts, grassy hops and a bit of white bread.

taste: this is much stronger than other pilsners. Malty with a continuous grassy hop presence.

mouthfeel: refreshing and satisfaying. Crisp.

overall: worth a try.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yellow, crystal clear. Big frothy white foam, three fingers tall, diminishing. Decent lacing. Has a nice, medium strong, grainy, malt aroma. Medium malty, sweet and medium bitter hoppy taste. Medium body, soft carbonation, medium lasting medium-low dry finish.

Very good taste, well balanced with some nice bitterness. There is no astringency. Unfortunately lacks of hop aroma. Still it is a very fresh and crisp beer. There is no any cornish flavors etc. I felt a bit of diacetyl but I am aware that is tolerable in this style.

P: 14.12.2016
E: 14.03.2018

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Photo of Karl1990
4.94/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I think I might like this better than bitburger. Clear yellow, but with a big white head. Can smell and taste the hops quite well. Reminds me of why I love this style.

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