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Types of German Beer

Aecht Schlenkeria Rauchbier
Aecht Schlenkeria Rauchbier

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen is a Rauchbier style beer brewed by Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany. 4.06 average with 2377 ratings, reviews and opinions.

Altbier
Altbier

Without further ado, let’s drink in yet another chapter in our series, “What the Hell is an Altbier?” The Basics: Once again the wheel of beer styles sends us back to the fertile grounds of historic Germany. The Altbier or Alt style is a unique animal that, unbeknownst to many, exists in two different styles.

Augustiner Hell
Augustiner Hell

Quite simply one of the best lagers in the world. Made according to the German Purity law its made with all Bavarian hops and malt, then given a long secondary fermentation to make for a crisp, smooth beer with a lightly hoppy finish. It's the ultimate summer beer and absurdly drinkable.

Doppelbock and Eisbock
Doppelbock and Eisbock

The high amount of alcohol typically keeps the head of the beer quite low, while the color can range from a pale brown to a dark amber and even near black. But if you think a doppelbock is heavy, you may want to avoid the eisbock. However, if you like a good challenge, this extremely heavy and dark beer is for you.

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Erdinger Kristall
Erdinger Kristall

Bavaria’s Erdinger brewery has produced yet another classically beautiful German wheat ale with its Kristall weissbier. Whilst brewed much like other wheat beers, this speciality wheat beer is different in that it goes through a long “fine filtration” process that renders the beer sparkling clear.

Gaffel KöLsch
Gaffel KöLsch

Gaffel Kölsch is a Kölsch style beer brewed by Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. in Köln, Germany. 3.67 average with 880 ratings, reviews and opinions. Gaffel Kölsch is a Kölsch style beer brewed by Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. in Köln, Germany. 3.67 average with 880 ratings, reviews and opinions.

Maibock/Traditional Bock
Maibock/Traditional Bock

Bock is a strong lager of German origin. Several substyles exist, including maibock (helles bock, heller bock), a paler, more hopped version generally made for consumption at spring festivals; doppelbock (double bock), a stronger and maltier version; and eisbock, a much stronger version made by partially freezing the beer and removing the ice that forms.

Oktoberfest/MäRzen/Dunkel/Vienna Lager (Okay, That one's From Austria)
Oktoberfest/MäRzen/Dunkel/Vienna Lager (Okay, That one's From Austria)

Our quick and handy guide to a few of the German beer styles you ... found in German beer, and it's time y'all got ... Vienna Lager (okay, that one's from Austria)

Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock
Paulaner Salvator Doppel Bock

Salvator Doppel Bock is a Doppelbock style beer brewed by Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG in München, Germany. 3.92 average with 2804 ratings, reviews and opinions.

Pilsner/Helles
Pilsner/Helles

Hey even though we act like it, we admit we don't know everything. And one thing that's cool to know more about is the kind of beer that you're drinking. Every craft beer style has its own backstory, a hometown, and a reason why it came about.

Rauchbier
Rauchbier

The Rauchbier style is an old German beer style, its origins go back to the 1500's and to the district of Franconia and the town of Bamberg. It's typically of dark colour and has similarities of the Oktoberfestbier.

Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock
Schneider Weisse Aventinus Eisbock

Eisbock is a stunning little bottle of supercharged Aventinus that was created by accident while regular Aventinus was shipped across chilly Bavaria in containers lacking temperature control. Occasionally the beer partially froze and this concentrated the brew as water turned to ice leaving a stronger, more complex liquid behind.

Schwarzbier
Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier ("shvahrts-beer"), is simply German for black beer. It doesn t mean that it s necessarily heavy or light in body, although they tend to lean towards light. Unlike other dark beers, like porters or stouts, they are not overly bitter with burnt and roasted malt characteristics that the others tend to depend on.

Spaten Oktoberfest
Spaten Oktoberfest

A good German beer, but not great. Why? ... Spaten Oktoberfest Ur-Märzen. Brewed by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu (InBev) Style Oktoberfest/Märzen. Overall 65. 95 Style .

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Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier
Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier

This classic German wheat beer glass is tall, curving from a larger bulbous area at the top to a narrow gripping area above the base to a slightly wider base. The shape supports a larger head shape and allows more light to pass through cloudy areas of wheat beers to create a glowing effect.

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Wheat Ales: Hefeweizen/Dunkelweizen/Weizenbock
Wheat Ales: Hefeweizen/Dunkelweizen/Weizenbock

It’s German law that a weizenbier, or wheat beer, be made up of at least 50% wheat. Wheat beer has much higher proportions of wheat than other beer. This makes it extremely light and refreshing – great for spring and summer drinking. Thanks to the traditional German yeast strains, many wheat beers also taste wonderfully fruity, featuring vanilla, bubblegum, clove and classic banana notes.

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