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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 03-11-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
425
Ratings:
1,054
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
176
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Reviews: 425 | Ratings: 1,054
Photo of Antg8989
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Trying to be able to better distinguish different pilsners, I found this to be average to above average. What makes a good pilsner? I don't know, but I'd like to find out.

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Photo of gandres
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 9 ounces poured to wine glass
Appearance: Golden, yellowish /light amber, clear, big head
malty, grainy aroma, very good
medium bitterness
unbalance, strong carbonation, long follow through, bitter after taste
very good beer, ok to repeat, but not to look for
Drank: January 29, 2017 5:10 PM

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 mL can. Bottom of the can says born on 8/16/16, best before 11/16/17.

Bright, pale gold color with a huge fluffy white head that refuses to go away. Brilliant clarity, I mean you can see straight through this thing and read a book on the other side of the glass. Great looking lager.

Bready pilsner malt combined with grassy hops. That's all it is. Simple, yet refined and perfectly executed. Lingering bitterness leaves a dry finish. Medium-light bodied and incredibly easy to drink.


Don't think too much about it, just enjoy the flavors of the honest ingredients and drink up. Great value for the price and quite possibly my new go-to pilsner. Prost!

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Photo of mynie
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Liter steins served at Karl's Sausage in Peabody, MA.

Pretty pour. Dark filtered gold with a billowing white head.

Smells lively and fruity--definitely a German (not Czech pils). Tastes rich and crisp, with mild fruit up front giving way to light nodes of hay and some earthy hops. Finish is super clean. A very solid example of a difficult style, and I'm glad I got to try some that was relatively fresh.

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Photo of JRed
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Transparent golden in body with white bubbly head that sticks around. Aroma of fresh grain, cereal, mild honey, some grass. Tastes of mild honey cereal, grain, some floral, grass, super dry, mild bitterness towards the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Refreshing and dry.

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Photo of drmeto
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium,fluffy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,grainy,earthy,herbal,honey,bready,biscuity
T:
-grassy,spicy,bready,lemon
-medium ,lingering bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Somewhere between German & Czech Pilsener.
Solid for a german Macro

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Photo of Cjf
4.54/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful golden color. Grain country smell, like I am in the Bavarian countryside with a view of the Alps in the distance. Taste is medium like most German biers but absolutely no staleness. Very refreshing and relaxing feel.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful, crystal clear golden yellow color with a three finger, rocky, satin white head.

The flavor is refreshingly bitter initially with grassy, floral and slightly spicy notes of earthy pilsner malt. Notes of baked apples and biscuits develop over time. Finishes with a slightly sweet, understated, whipped frosting taste.

The feel is phenomenal, the beer is exceptionally thirst quenching - while still maintaining a rich flavor that isn't cloying or taxing on the palate. I could see myself enjoying quite a few of these over the course of an evening.

Glad I found out about this.

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

Out of the can poured a pale gold, crystal clear with a thin persistent head. Aromas of medium-high floral hop (a touch soapy), moderate pale cracker-like malt, and faint aroma of lemon. Decidedly hoppy and refreshing finish consistent with the style. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of stephens101
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A sweeter Pils that will do in a pinch. Drinkable and flavorful where flavor is supposed to be. I suppose you might feel like a hoss drinking it in 1997. Hints of big business are felt, but I don't even know what that means. Best by March 2017...ooook.

I liked it ok.

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Photo of ClarkWoods555
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I like this beer a lot. It tastes like pot, but it is a good flavor. I enjoy pilsners a bunch, so I like this beer. I recommend it if you like a beer that is what Heineken should taste like.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

German imported Classic Pilsner. Brewed according to Reinheitsgebot Purity Laws. Had this with a steak burger. Easy drinking, clean, fresh. Nothing to hold your breath about, but gets the job done.
4.8% ABV

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly to patches. Aroma of mildly grainy biscuit malt, mild grassy hops and a hint of skunk. Flavor follows aroma, with grainy biscuit malt and dry grassy hops, finishes a little starkly with grassy hops, a little mineral. A mild sweet biscuit malt aftertaste redeems the dry finish a little. Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A classic German pilsner profile to start, but slightly astringent and minerally in the finish. A good standard pilsner that is a little uneven.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks as a pilsner should, that pale gold. Not much in the form of aroma. There is some good saltine cracker character. It is crisp and refreshing. Solid.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Here is an interesting bit of history.... Radeberger was good enough to export to the West during the Communist era.
I am in Berlin right now, but fatigued from German Pilseners as they are predominant.
Radeberger's pilsener did its job and washed down a sandwich with dry bread.
But, I will forgo a review and, instead, quote MJ's 1999 "Guide" that gave it 3 of 4 stars: "it has a very good hop aroma, a firm body and a crisp, dry finish."
I could not have said it better.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking on 4/19/6 with a best before date of Aug 2016. Looks like a champ pilsner in the glass, smell is a nice grassy smell with a touch of skunk but minor. Taste is so/so. Not much hops noticed, and some graininess. Mild crispness in finish. Overall a somewhat middle of the road pilsner. Would like to have on tap sometime, but won't seek it out on purpose.

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Photo of papat444
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can, best before 20.01.2017.

Nice clear yellow body; huge eggshell white head. Flavor is average and lacks the crispness of a good German pils IMO.

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Photo of Try-em-all
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear and golden in color with thick head that hangs around as you enjoy your first few swallows, Has a fresh grain, slight honey and maybe some grass taste. Light in body, refreshing, very good.

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

L: gives of a clear golden color, a small top of head that disolves quickly and gives of lacing on the glas

S: yeast, malts ,some hop notes and a actually i can sense some banan ripes in the aroma

T&F: First i sense the yeast ans sweet malts , the aftertaste gives of a light hoppy bitterness, is by the way a very good aftertaste on this pilsner, I also spot some spices like corriander and pepper in the taste. A very crisp and smooth pilsener . A light bodied beer with medium carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O: A very enjoyable german pilsner, very easy to drink. A beer that is a good choice for a everyday beer. I sure could bring a couple of those with me for a day at the lake when i fishing or wathcing football

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

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

a: A bright and vibrant blonde body. Crystal clear. 2 finger shock white fluffy head with decent retention.

s: Grassy and herbal. Hop forward.

t: Slight graininess yeilds to a building hop presence. Grassy, herbal hop flavors run over the palate in turn finishing a citrusy pith. Slight spice.

mf: A body bordering on medium. Dry with good carbonation.

o: A fine everyday Pilsner with a slightly bigger body than most.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle

yellow in color, white head. mild aroma - a bit of grain and noble hops. mild taste, definitely easy drinking and refreshing. thinner body. overall a solid pilsner

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into glass. Limited carbonation with small head that dissipated quickly. Hops are evident to nose and taste is "metallic" - not what I expected! Overall just an okay Pilsner.

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice clear (pilsner-perfect), gold/yellow colour, capped by big-bubbled head that recedes gradually, leaving some lacing.

Smell is biscuity malt, cracker, herbal, leafy, green, boiled veg, pepper. Doughy, bready. Noble hops. Taste is much the same: pretty crisp malt, bready, doughy, crackery, with a leafy green, spicy hop presence. Ever so faint citrus. An interesting bit of an almost peppery spice kick right as it goes down the gullet. Fairly dry. The carbonation is balanced, as is the body.

This is a nice, middle-of-the-road authentic pils. The kind the Germans drink by the keg. Feels a bit bigger than its 4.8% ABV, but is nice and tasty. Goes well with most food, and with sunny summer days. Would that it weren't the dead of winter.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Pours Clear and Pale Golden topped by a thin white head that quickly dissipates into thin wisps clinging to the edge of the glass.

S- Grain, sweet malt, and some grassy bitterness.

T- Identical to the aroma. Nothing that shouldn't be there (*cough* adjuncts *cough*)

M- Light Body with Moderate carbonation. Extremely drinkable, as a Pilsener should be.

O- Nothing that stands out from the ordinary European Pilsener. Just a well crafted beer with no bullshit involved.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear straw color with great lacing
Smells and taste include grain, some malt sweetness and a light hoppy bite
Extremely drinkable as a Pilsner should be, crisp and refreshing

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