Radeberger Pilsner
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #496
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
82
Ranked #44,681
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.09%
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,213
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Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
 
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Year-round
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  46
Gots
  225
SCORE
82
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Notes: The Master Brewers of Radeberger Pilsner have been dedicated to crafting nothing but this unparalleled well balanced German Pilsner ever since it was first brewed in the town of Radeberg in 1872. A tradition handed down over the generations to the present day. Its elegant texture has made Radeberger Pilsner one of the finest and most distinguished Premium Pilsners around the world.
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barneyrubble from Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Nice 2F white foamy head with moderate lace an d typical German transparent gold color.
N- Big malty nose, with a touch of spicy hops
T-Light cereal like barley and a touch of bitterness.
M-A bit watery in texture due to the very fine carbonation which is too light for me. Some slickness and a dry hoppy finish.
O- I am a bit disappointed and wish the beer had a bigger malt backbone. to balance the bitterness. Texture is too watery for me as well

Oct 10, 2021
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LanceBiggums

3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice head, though I swigged this back too fast to see if it would stick around. Typical German Pils appearance, smell, and taste, though balanced slightly more towards the hopoy side. Doughy malt became slightly more apparent as it warmed up. Nice mouthfeel, maybe due to the gentler carbonation that others apparently noticed but which passed me by. Overall a drinkable, sessionable, and refreshing German Pils, if not especially flavourful.

Sep 21, 2021
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Brad007 from Vermont

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 5/17/21. Pours a whitish-gold hue with a nice fluffy head into my glass. Sweet and doughy upfront with a touch of hops. Crisp, sweet and again, the right touch of bitterness towards the back. My only complaint is that it isn't as cold as I'd like it. Otherwise, you cannot go wrong. A tip when searching for imported beer is to see if there are dates on the bottoms of the cans.

Aug 22, 2021
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ATL6245 from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brilliant, clear pale gold. Fluffy head with good retention.

Aroma: Herbal/earthy & floral hops. Grainy malt.

Flavor & aftertaste: Spicy/herbal and earthy hops. Mild level of bitterness that lingers a bit. Low sweetness.

Mouth-feel: Soft, slightly creamy mouth-feel. Low to moderate carbonation. Short, clean crisp finish.

Overall: Traditional well crafted German pils. Has a marked herbal, earthy aroma & taste. No flaws. Always a good choice with German style foods or a hot, summer day.

Aug 01, 2021
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BritCvS from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really like this one. It looks great, slightly deeper gold color compared to the others. Rich aroma. Excellent full and almost too malty taste, but balanced for me. What makes it really great is the feel as the carbonation is a little lower in these 6 can packs I'm getting in Virginia.

Jul 25, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap in Berlin. Pale golden colour, decent white head. Moderate flowery hoppy aroma. Average pilsener flavour, tolerable hops, but not really remarkable.

May 19, 2021
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz can. Can bottom is stamped 'P: 11.02.2021 E: 11.05.2022'.
Clear, pale gold colored body. One finger of white head settles back to interrupted cap. Leaves some tendrils of lacing.
Aroma of toasted and bready malts, with some spice from the hops.
Taste has some sweetness, but later some bitterness. Bready malts, and the floral, spicy hops. Malts trail off in the aftertaste.
Mouth feel is medium. Body seems quiet but good carbonation in feel.
Very crisp and refreshing. Has the hop bite that ends the taste profile. Old school classic.

Apr 25, 2021
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bobv from Vermont

3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. can.
Bottom of can:
P: 22.07.20.
E: 22.10.21.

Gentle to moderate pour yields a two inch white head over a crystal clear, light straw colored body with a bit of sticky lacing. Nose of cracker, straw, and a bit of hop spice. Taste mirrors nose fairly closely and is super clean and refreshing, while finishing with a hint of slightly spicy hops. Nice pils feel and overall, if I mowed a lawn, this would come in quite handy.
Cheers!

Apr 16, 2021
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Sayb from Arizona

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold .Very lively pour , lots of carbonation . Thin head dissipates quickly .
S : Refreshing . Grain with slight honey
T: Nice pilsner flavor . Light bitterness . Slight honey finish .
F: Very refreshing , nice n crisp .
O: Great brew to facilitate a BBQ on a hot summer day .

Mar 23, 2021
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vinicole from England

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can. Clear straw with a thick foamy head.
Decent aroma of noble hops, grain and mild honey which is maintained upon tasting.
Sparkling feel. Light to moderate body.
Enjoyable for a style I am not enamoured with.

Oct 24, 2020
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snaotheus from Washington

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2020-10-11
500ml bottle served in a nonic pint. Label says P 020620 E020921. Not 100% sure what that means, but I think it means it was bottled in February of this year.

Pours clear light golden with a big head and not much active carbonation. Smell is very yeasty, lots of grain.

Taste is lagery, yeast and honey, surprisingly intense bitterness.

Mouthfeel is extremely dry. Overall, nice pilsner.

Oct 12, 2020
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ReneauJ62 from Oregon

3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this in Berlin Germany and it was fantastic... The look, smell, and taste were outstanding. I bought this in the states expecting it to be great, but wow was I disappointed. It taste terrible and I was well within it's expiration date. Not sure what happened but there is an enormous difference.

Aug 29, 2020
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VABA from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt and floral hints
The taste follows the nose with slight malt and floral flavors
A light bodied very well carbonated crisp beer
A good Pilsner

Jul 19, 2020
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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 (ON)

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

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 decent enough to drink, and a reasonable go-to, while not necessarily being spectacular

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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