Review: Radeberger Pilsner and Zwickel
Our final look at the beers of Radeberg, Germany-based Radeberger includes these two eponymous, classic pilsners, one filtered and one not.
Radeberger Pilsner – A crisp and unassuming lager, malty and fresh with plenty of cereal notes dominating. It’s as straightforward as a pilsner can get, though notes of lightly undercooked dough on the back end make for a slightly over-chewy finish. 4.8% abv. B+
Radeberger Pilsner Zwickel – This is the unfiltered, “hazy” version of Radeberger Pilsner. I like it much less than the standard edition. Instead of the crisp, cracker note dominating, this Zwickelbier is more unctuous and creamy, and it clashes with the malty granary character underneath, leading to a somewhat muddy and uninviting finish. Stick with the standard model. 4.8% abv. C
each $8 per 6-packs of 500ml cans / radeberger.com