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Brewed by Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei (Oetker Group)
Style: Pilsener
Radeberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 1087   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Crowned the official drink by King Friedrich August III of Saxony, Radeberger, a pilsner style beer brewed near Dresden, is characterized by its dazzling and refreshing taste and has long been enjoyed by German nobility.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2008
A good steady pils with enough hoppy pep to get my taste buds rockin. I like it

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2008
0.5 l bottle. Golden color with medium head. Herbal-peppery hops, grainy notes and straw in the aroma. Dry, somewhat malty and bitter flavor with some herbal hoppiness in the finish. Fairly weak flavor for a german pils.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Pretty much your typical pilsener. Nothing spectacular about it, but not offensive in any way.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Average for a pilsner I’d say. Nice additional hop bitterness and aroma. Better than a lot of alternatives but still lacking something compared to such comparables as Brooklyn or Dogfish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimel001 (36) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
This was definitely my favorite East German beer. The beer has a nice golden color and a crisp refreshing taste. Not nearly as bitter as other pilsners. Das Bier erinnert mich an die schoene Stadt, Dresden.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Draught: Faint, sweet, herbal, earthy aroma. Poured light gold in color with a medium-sized rocky, creamy, white head. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor of Pils malts, lemon, herbs, Hellertau hops, and honey. Light body. Sticky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Long, herbal, honey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2319) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2008
500ml bottle. Pale ,clear yellow lager, with a good sized thick/frothy pure white head.Pleasant bready aromas with a good backing of fresh grassy hop, nice. THis one has quite a luscious malt taste to it with the hops popping through like pinpricks, hops are grassy/lemony not harsh. I loved the pleasing silky thick ( for the style) palate to this one. Very nice Pils indeed, underrated IMO.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6650) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Translucent straw, lively carbonation, large white foamy head, some lacing.   Grassy nose, a little cereal.   Noticing a little wax like presense, candles, etc...   Pale malts on the tongue, a little grassy, some cereal, kinda sticky.   Minor plastic/wax like flavors on the backside.   Otherwise fairly clean, and a bit heftier than I expected.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz okay, but not as crisp as I would have hoped.   Still decent tho.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 This is a wonderful, tasty pilsner, with great malty body balanced with light hop bitterness and a crisp finish. It’s gold with a big, lasting white head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is yeast, grain, pine and grapefruit. The taste is nice malty grain , yeast, with strong malty sweetness balanced by nice pine bitterness, leaving a crisp, light, dry finish. It’s smooth, tasty, and very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierFilz (9) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2007 does not count
Used to be a cult beer from East Germany, available only on night trains in West Germany that used to be catered by Mitropa Sleeper Co. Definitely a high quality, even if volume produced, beer. Quality of ingredients easily detectable. More warmth (malt) than overly lean (to some) Bitburger or Jever Pilsner.


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