Radeberger Pilsner | Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner
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Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Pilsner

Brewed by:
Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei

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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Photo of FLima
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a two finger head with low retention. Traditional aroma of pale malt and a touch of grassy hops. Again, balanced flavor of sweet malt and grassy hops. Notes of pepper and lemon. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Light body with good carbonation. I was positively surprised with this beer. Good drinkability, flavorful, plain though assertive. Great German Pilsner option from a macro brewery.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Arrived in a tall pilsner glass with about an inch of head that receded quickly, but left a light trail of lacing on the glass. The beer is a light straw color and quite clear with a small amount of visible carbonation.

S - Very mild malty smell. I'm not sure what to relate it to, but it smells like other German pilsners I've tried.

T - Really nice. Light hop bitterness that is overcome by the malty sweetness with a hint of honey. It's hot out, and this is quite pleasant to drink.

M - Nice, but nothing stands out. Medium body with a slight touch of carbonation.

O - I can see how people could sit around and drink a beer like this all day. I would be very comfortable plopping a barrel of this on a table for a summer BBQ or pool party. Or any event where people should be drinking for a considerable amount of time.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of magictacosinus
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a pokal glass. Freshness date is "01/20/14," so pretty good.

Pours a light yet shiny golden yellow color with amber streaks. Carbonation is especially plentiful on this thing for the average German pilsner under 5%, although head retention is relatively low, in spite of the initial fluffy, creamy white head with yeasty residue to boot. Leaves behind streaks of sugar with further consumption. Bubbles seem to rush upwards, and never lose any heat. Well presentable.

The aroma is particularly pungent on this one, and I can't exactly put my finger on it as to why. The pungency starts with a skunky, slightly yeasty white grape delight that is strong but envelops with the crisp, grainy cereal sensations, sugar cane, peaches, and a grassy, slightly earthy hop backbone. Floral aromas soon follow, as if you're stepping out in a meadow filled with grass, barley, and haystacks. Actually pretty vivid in that sense, and definitely filled with the right amount of flavor that it is designed to deliver. No off aromas - the "skunkiness" here is definitely intentional, and it delivers a robust flavor.

The flavor is a little bit more straightforward, and despite it being simple, it is very flavorful and pleasant. The initial flavor is a creamy, slightly carbonated dash of breadiness, sugar, and honey, only then to transition to a crisp grainy cereal profile containing subtle aspects of peaches and apricots, as well as a generous amount of grassy hops right at the finish. In fact, the bitterness caught me by surprise. It may be small given the style and beer at hand, but it is flavorful, slightly dry, and adds character to the otherwise straightforward grain flavor. Refreshing, but thickened and lively. No thinness to speak of, although carbonation does seem to die down the more it warms up. Best served chilled and consumed as quickly as possible.

What a surprisingly good macro pilsner option out of Germany! I really enjoyed drinking this. Very simple, but gets to the point of what it's trying to be: gently flavored, well seasoned, refreshing, and super quaffable. I paired this with fish and chips and it worked well with me. Far more interesting than Warsteiner, Paulaner, and Spaten in the realm of macro pilsners. Why are people buying stuff like Beck's?? This is super affordable, crowd pleasing, and easy to drink, and a far better example of this style. Great stuff!

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Photo of hackmann
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Two interesting things on this bottle: 1) on the ingredients – hop extract; 2) Puerto Rico, Please Don’t Litter. So, Puerto Rico must have a problem with throwing German Beer bottles out their car windows and littering the road sides. And, dealing with #1 – ‘hop extract’ – this is Germany brewing the beer not some third world country that can’t grow any plant life on their soil and would have to buy hop extract to make a beer.

Appearance: crystal yellow with plenty of bubbles rising to the top with a ½ finger pure white head that lays on top during the drinking experience; spot lacing

Aroma: dry grass clippings, light must, light grain, not much else

Flavors: should have named this beer ‘not much else,’ dusty grains, very faint hop bittering, water, and not much else

Mouthfeel: thin, watery, decent fizzy carbonation, refreshing on a hot summer day if it is ice cold, as this beer warms the flavors diminish;

To the Point: just lacks character; as far as pilsners go – it’s only decent;

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Olek4374
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Standard 500mL can purchased from my store this evening. It's one of our best selling Euro beers, so I don't know why it has taken so long to review it.

It pours a light yellow colour with a tremendous, fluffy head. It pours like how I expect a German pilsner to pour - good start. The aroma is subtle with some slight bitterness. It doesn't reek of hops - which is a good thing, because I tend to reserve that sort of trait with IPAs. The taste is perfectly hoppy for a pilsner with a subtle backing of malt. The feel is good - a thick feel on the tongue with a solid rush of carbonation.

This is a very good example of a German Pilsner. There are better ones, sure, but this one is inexpensive and made very well.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams glass

Pours a solid three finger foam cap which slowly settles into an effervescent lid leaving the frothy lacings grabbing the side of the glass. Crystal clear golden yellow with faint carbonation.

Grassy hop aroma.

Light mouthfeel. Light pilsener flavor. Faint hop after taste.

Looks better than it tasted.I expected more from a German pilsner.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1,097 ratings
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