Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Radeberger is a pilsner that hails from the town of Radeberg, Germany.  It is sold in 500mL cans, contains 4.8% alcohol and is a pretty ordinary brew.  It pours a crystal clear, moderately carbonated straw colour.  Topped by a bright white head, Radeberger features a wheaty smell, with a touch of sweetness.  It boasts a thin, somewhat watery body, but a surprisingly strong flavour for a pilsner.  It is quite bitter, with metallic notes.  There is a nice initial taste, but the aftertaste is somewhat stale.  The grains and grass expected of a pilsner are all present in this one, but there is something sinister lurking in the background.

This isn't my favorite pilsner, but it does have an interesting flavour that might appeal to others.  Probably worth a try.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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