Radeberger Pilsner | Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Germany
radeberger.de

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,070
Reviews:
433
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
183
For Trade:
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Ratings: 1,070 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of mihael199
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rtrasr
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer on tap in NYC at three different bars/restaurants. Ryan Maguires Ale House, The Heidleberg, and Fraunces Tavern. The beer was consistent (says a lot about these places barmanship/cellarmanship), it also say a lot about Radeberger. Pours a nice light gold, tartness, green apples taste perfectly balanced by bitterness from the hops at the end. Perfect beer on a hot summer day. This is the consummate German Pilsner in my humble opinion.

The Brewery dates to the previous century in Radeberg near Dresden. The communists took over E. Germany but kept the brewery open. In fact, it was the favorite of the Dresden KGB chief Vladimir Putin. Interesting story. Thank goodness this brewery survived long enough to see the fall of the iron curtain. It is thriving now that it is free.

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Photo of the_thumbzilla1
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of KingBiscuit
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of danoneil77
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: looks like beer
S: grassy, but not so much due to brown bottles
T: perfect
F: lightest most refreshing brau I've laid hands on
O: a must for fans of German Pilse. Hard to get a hold of; I fear others are after this like me...

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Photo of HotelKilo47
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Quorocker
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of hotsudge
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Karl1990
4.94/5  rDev +36.5%
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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Photo of TrinkGermanBier
4.87/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looking for an excellent German Pils, try this one. Drank this one on draft in NYC at Lederhosen. Very tasty light brew with a nice aroma. Decent head that lasts. Left minor lacing. Very drinkable. I wish we could get this one in upstate New York in draft. I'd have it on in my house.

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Photo of darko_bertovic
4.86/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, crisp, sharp, excellent taste, excellent aftertaste, well balanced bitterness, fresh, nicely colored and transparent with 'beer-ish' hue. One of the best beers. Was served in bottle, properly cooled and consumed late night among several others.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
4.85/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the local beers and I am probably a little biased but really the best Pilsner ever! One can drink all night and wake up early for work. So pure and delicious like bread on the tongue and a great slight barley malt aftertaste that demands futher drinking. When poured properly in the proper glass, this beer forms an amazing rocky head that sticks around for a while and leaves beautiful lacing. It's rare to find a Pils with such a great head. The smell is a very mild, yet spicy hops and bread dough tickle the nose hairs. Carbonation is perfect! Delicate bitterness that again demans further drinking as it teases the senses and one must have more. This beer is a must for all Pilsner fans! I suggest anyone who visits Dresden or Radeberg try the Zwickelbier on tap as well. It's more bitter with an unfiltered thickness that remains me of Franziskaner, like a Pilsner/Weissbier mix.

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Photo of alankwak
4.8/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Medium bright gold. Very clear. Nice dense head with good retention and lacing. Head is of tell-tale high quality fine, fluffy and lasting bubbles. Well carbonated. Great.

S: Husky with moderate hoppiness.

T: Awesome. Light desirable grassiness and moderate hop bitterness. Clean finish. High quality grain flavor with no fruity notes. Saaz hops to finish I believe.

M: Moderate, full but not heavy. Opposite of a "light" beer. A full flavor no holds barred German pils.

D: High drinkability. Awesome overall quality far over shadows any heaviness.

This is an awesome beer. I think we have a high quality brewing process coupled with great ingredients here. In my opinion this is a fine pils up there with Starkenberger pils or Schweiger pils and in the highest German tradition of a Pilsener.

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Photo of nige4958
4.76/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WTF is earth shattering?? This is a lovely beer regardless of its lack of earth shattering potential. It's highly drinkable, with a wonderful German maltiness, covered up nicely by firm bitterness. Bitterness is definitely in the mouth feel as well. A masterpiece in the brewing arts.

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Photo of StephenC
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of vpoxon
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChrisGuck
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of marzenfannm
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Nice pils! Good looking golden beer with a big foamy head. Good staying power on the head. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice subtle hoppiness. Clean finish. Very reasonably priced - a six was less than most craft brew sixes. Great value. I'll buy again for sure.

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Photo of sachsich
4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a remarkable pils. Nothing tastes better than a hard day a work and coming home to a golden CRISP taste of Radeberger. I believe it comes from this region of Germany where the pils taste like heaven. The best beer from Saxony and the best German pils hands down.

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Photo of lkdrinker
4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When seeking out exports, I look for the "good before" dates. This batch I tried was about 7 months out from that date etched on the bottle's wrapper. This is the best German pilsner I think I've ever had. The appearance and smell are very nice, and the taste did not let me down. Overall, a very fresh, hopsy taste, not too bitter or sweet. A fine body. I can't wait to try this excellent German pilsner again.

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Photo of morimech
4.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a straw yellow with an attractive white head that has good retention. Carbonation bubbles are abundant at first but slowly die down.

Has a wonderful Noble hop aroma. No mistaken the aroma of this beer.

The hops are on display in the flavor. Has a nice spicy flavor with a mild malt backbone. More heavily hopped than other Pilsners.

The body is a little thin but the carbonation is on the fizzy side so it balances out well. Drinks clean and crisp.

Very easy drinking and great tasting. This beer lends itself to drinking with a low ABV and a light body. If you can get this fresh definately try one. The beer has a best before date on the back label.

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Photo of billybob
4.63/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a clear light straw yellow with a huge fluffy white head that holds very well with lots of lace. smells of corn and husk and earth. taste is clean and fresh with a good hop balance and a dry finish. light and refreshing keeps you wanting the next one, will be looking for it again.

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Photo of Geodd
4.62/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Norty

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Photo of Darthmaul
4.6/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
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