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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2006
Flowery and fruity, soft pils. Refreshing and slightly different. A little hops, but not enough. IMHO the bottled version is better than the draft one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13952) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
Bottle. Fresh hop aroma. Golden colour, big stable white head. Flavour is OK malty, with a low to medium bitterness. Nice enough pils, but no explosion of flavour.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Yuck! Dry, watery, papery. There’s nothing here and what little there isn’t worth finishing. This is on tap in the ’best’ German restaurant in NYC? For the record I wasn’t impressed with their food either.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
this is almost undrinkable. Horrible - label says pilnes - you say lager tases like crap for either catergory. WOW tis is poor quaility

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HermanW (1043) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2006
A bitter premium lager. Its not my type of lager!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2006
Golden color wtih a great head. A bit watery and too carbonated, slightly bitter. Very ordinary lager...

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle consumed at Groove Sation in Dresden, Germany. This is kind of typical gass station canßbooze. Well, replace kind of with IS. Grass and corn. Some lemon here and there and some bitter hints. Promptly carbed, but rather dull in charachter. Just kind of sat there and needless to say, I dont think I finished half of it. I am pilsnerd-lagerd out haha.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5148) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 15, 2006 Bottled. Ultra-clear yellow pour, looks filtered, rocky white head with decent lacing. Grassy, grainy aroma. Thin thin liquid. Nice shot of bitterness! A twist of citrus there. A longer aftertaste than expected, pleasant bitterness. Good with food. So, the question remains: why isn’t this a pilsner? Update: Comments hold, but score gains a point. Really a good baseline for judging other German beers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle from Wild Oats, Hinsdale, IL. An odd choice for my first rating of 2006, but this is what I felt like, and ya don’t fight the feelin.’ So, the quest continues for a decent, representaive German lager that stands up to importing. Light gold in color, with a stiff white head. Initially, there’s a decent German beer smell, but it gets overtaken by some kind of ruibbery nose. malt character is a little hard to find,, just a kind of graininess and some adjunct, There is a bit of spicy, even peppery, hop to it, if you want to look, but also a bit of that strange plastic "Miller" taste that sends it up or down in my estimation each time I taste it. Worth having had, and at least a pale lager with some character to it. Wonder if it might taste better closer to its home.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
The usual yellow with white head. A resounding thump of bitterness from this one. A pleasant surprise.


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