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Posted: 4/15/2006 11:39:51 PM EST
German beer really isn't all that great. I was all excited to be stationed here so I could sample some of the "best beer in the world." But, truth be told, I'm not all that impressed.

Maybe it's because I'm from Oregon. We have alot of good beers there. Most Oregonians who are beer enthusiasts, don't drink crap beer like coors lite or budweiser. We drink micro-brews of exceptional quality.

Most of the German beer I've tried is, at best, on par with Oregon micro-brews. The alcohol content is a little higher ( average is %10) but other than that, it's only o.k..

The hefe-weisen is deffinatley better than in the states, but the pilsner and lagers are average at best.

If you've never had really good beer, then German beer would seem extraordinary. But for an Oregonian, it's just another beer.

Sorry if I wasted bandwidth, just felt like venting.
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Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:10:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

.............where they keep their warm beer in Lucas refrigerators.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:10:33 AM EST
preach it brother

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:12:03 AM EST
I just went and got a beer so I could drink to this post cheers! to Oregon Beer
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:17:28 AM EST
Where in Germany are you? There are about 3000 beers there, and they vary greatly by region. Give it some time, and try lots of Dunkelweizen and Hefes and you'll learn to appreciate them more. Some of the dunkelpils in Bavaria is pretty damn tasty too, not to mention pretty potent! Keep in mind that the stammerwurze (sp?) on the cans/bottles is not alcohol content in %, there is a conversion there. Most German beer is 5-6% just like American pisswater. One thing I can't figure out is why American microbreweries cannont figure out how to make a half way decent hefeweizen, all the American ones tast like dirty sock wringings. I prefer English, Scottish, and Irish ales of all varieties to any other beers worldwide, but German stuff is pretty nice.
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