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

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Added by Todd on 03-11-2001

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#40,159
Reviews:
445
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1,118
pDev:
14.17%
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3.92
 
 
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Ratings: 1,118 |  Reviews: 445
Photo of Rileford
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 jcoleMA66
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 BeerAndFilm
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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 heeyongk
4.76/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 QuentinDishaw
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DonaldHasenbank
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clean and crisp German-style pilsner.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerbecueSauce
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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 chunkymayo101
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of afroskully
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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 Rilesmiles
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
2.82/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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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Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,118 ratings