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
Ratings:
1,077
Reviews:
435
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.81%
 
 
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38
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4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appealing brown bottle with white and gold labels with a freshness date that is most welcome. It has that perfect herbal hop aroma smell that projects a fresh crispness. The mouth feel is light and clean with some pleasant spicy bitterness and fair amount of carbonation. Yet another example of a quality German Pilsner. So what are you reading this for, go get some! ;)

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $1.79. According to the rear label, this is good until June 20, 2013. I may have consumed this in Germany in the late 90s, but I’m not certain.

Poured a crystal clear shade of gold. An inch or so of sudsy, bone white foam perched atop the beer and left a surprising amount of lace.

Soft, grassy and slightly herbal hop scents mingle with a mild biscuity aroma. Seems pretty spot-on for a pilsner.

The taste starts off with grassy and floral hop flavors, a slight lemony flavor, and a very slight taste of honey. Then there’s a mild bready malt flavor that comes in to provide some depth. In the background is a more bitter, herbal hop taste that is most noticeable just before the swallow.

Light bodied and refreshing, with a slightly prickly mouthfeel.

A very tasty German pilsner, one that I’ll be adding to my favorites of the style. I would very much like to return to this in the spring or summer, as it would be an outstanding “backyard” beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden colour, large foamy head, moderate retention, had some lacing, clear. Aroma was nutty, mushroomy, and hoppy. I also picked up some booze which was surprising given the moderate ABV. Tasted a malty rather than hoppy bitterness, notes of grain and grass, a bit bready. Finish was sour dough like. Medium body, well carbonated, fairly coarse edge. I remember liking this beer better in the past, fairly average.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice bottle, gold aluminum wrap. Decent deal compared to the other specialty beers at the store.

Smells of straw and sweet mixed with very subtle hops out of bottle.

Nice straw-golden color in glass. Nice micro-bubble head that is easy to draw and persists.

Smells directly from glass are dominated with malt.

Nice flavor! For a pilsener, this is surprising! Nothing like the American domestics and adjuncts. This has real character.

You think you may just get a boring pilsener flavor, but this has serious floral notes. Hops sweetness comes through without the sickening aftertaste of an adjunct.

Healthy bitterness sits on the tongue afterwards.

The hoppyness is different from American - more fruity, less citrusy/grassy.

A little smokiness on the aftertaste, as well.

Feel is also nice - the carbonation is frothy. And, despite its look at style, there's actually a rich, creamy feel to this.

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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from a bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A: Crystal clear light golden color. A decent amount of bubbles rise to the top of the glass. Not much of a foam head. Perhaps it was a bad pour but the weak foam head gave away fairly quick.

S: Grainy and Hoppy. Nothing overwhelming.

T: Matly at first. The hops kick in and give off a very mild floral taste. Perfect transition to a bitter ending.

M: Light body. A pleasantly bitter, dry finish.

Overall: I cannot say many things bad about this beer. I am a big fan of Pilsner beers and this brew is definitely a more appealing brand than others. A case was available for a very reasonable price at a wholesale store. Considering this was my first time drinking this brand, it was a bit of a gamble to commit to such a large quantity of beer. It proved to be worth-while and I would definitely drink this again.

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Radeberger Pilsner from Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,077 ratings.
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