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Beer Reviews on German-Beers.com

Maisel’s Light
Check out the the alcohol-reduced Maisel’s Weisse Light beer!
Maisel’s Weisse
Read our review on the famous Maisel’s Weisse Original Hefeweizen beer!
Flensburger
Flensburger Pilsener is an old beer brand from Flensburg in Northern Germany. Check it out and get to know the Flensburger beer range.
Holsten Pilsener
As a famous Pilsner style beer Holsten Pilsener is worth reviewing. Read our beer review on Holsten!
Gilden Kölsch
Gilden is a Kölsch type beer brand of Cologne. Find our beer review here!
Warsteiner no alc
Warsteiner Alkoholfrei is a non-alcoholic German beer. Read our Review!
Sion Kölsch
Sion Kölsch is yet another famous Kolsch style beer from Cologne. See our beer review on Sion Kölsch!
Gaffel Frei
Gaffel Frei is a non-alcoholic Kolsch style beer and an interpretation of the famous Gaffel Kölsch. Read our beer review here.
Jever Light
Jever Light is a light version of Jever Pilsener. It has less alcohol and thus less calories. Our Review on Jever Light!
Jever Pilsener
Jever Pilsener is a typical intensive Pilsner style beer from Germany. Here’s the review.
Jever Fun
Read this review on Jever Fun, the non-alcoholic version of the famous Jever Pilsener.
Clausthaler Beers
Clausthaler is a famous German brand for non-alcoholic beers. Check out our Clausthaler Reviews!
Mühlen Kölsch
A Bottle of Muehlen-Koelsch Beer from the German City of Cologne.
Mühlen-Kolsch is one of the famous Kolsch style beers from Cologne. Check it out!
Sunner Kolsch
Close-up picture of the Sunner / Sünner / Suenner Kolsch beer label.
Sünner / Sunner Kolsch is produced by an old brewery of Cologne. We reviewed it!
Gaffel Kolsch
The Gaffel brewery is one of the top 3 Kolsch beer producers by quantity. Why not have a look at our Gaffel Kolsch Review?
Fruh Kolsch
A picture of a Fruh Kolsch Label
Fruh Kolsch is one of the three largest Kolsch breweries in the city of Cologne. Learn more on this beverage typical for Kolsch culture.
Reissdorf Kolsch
Reissdorf Kolsch is a famous beer brand from Cologne. Find out more about this very Kolsch beer brand with the highest output.
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There are many German beer styles: Pilsner, Weizenbier, Kölsch, Alt, Helles, Dunkles…

 

There are many interesting facts regarding German beer. Many of them are rather unknown but important for understanding the culture associated with German beer and its history. Although Bavaria / Bayern has the highest beer output of all German federal states, breweries are running and humming throughout Germany. There are many particularities, and beer from different regions often taste and even look absolutely different…However, there are also numerous similarities. Why not have a look at our list, stating 10 interesting facts on German beer.

A cold German beer is poured into a Pilsner glass.

10 Facts on German beer: learn more!

  1. There is not only one kind of German beer – the variety is virtually unlimited.
  2. Currently, there are more than 1300 breweries in Germany while the number has remained relatively constant for many years now.
  3. Germany ranks number 5 worldwide regarding the export of beer. China holds position number 1.
  4. The German Purity Law of 1516 / Deutsches Reinheitsgebot von 1516 / is seen as the first law protecting consumers – its origins lie in Ingolstadt, Bavaria / Bayern.
  5. According the German Purity Law, beer shall only contain hops, malt, yeast and water.
  6. Bavaria / Bayern is the German federal state with the highest number of breweries (600+), followed by Baden-Wurttemberg / Baden-Württemberg with 180+ breweries and North Rhine-Westphalia / Nordrhein-Westfalen (120+).
  7. Although Bavaria / Bayern has much more breweries than North Rhine-Wesphalia, the latter nearly reaches the same amount of beer output.
  8. Pilsner beer originates from the city of Pilsen in the Czech Republic and was developed by the Bavarian brewer Josef Groll – who was appointed to the city in order to brew “proper beer” for the Bohemians.
  9. In the Middle Ages, mostly monks brewed beer in order to pass the period of fasting easier, as beer is a beverage providing lots of calories.
  10. The Weihenstephan Monestry in Bavaria is the oldest brewery still brewing beer today.

 

If you are interested in getting to know more about German beer and beer in general, we invite you to have a look at other articles on our blog. There is so much to explore on German beer and unknown facts to be discovered.

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