vendredi 20 février 2015

Learn The Facts About German Beer

By Chris Carr

Consumption of beer is a popular pastime in Germany, enjoyed by thousand of resident and visitors alike. Germany has over 1,000 breweries situated throughout the country, which allows them to boast that they have more breweries than any other country in the world.

Quality German beer has a distinct taste with little or no after taste. A few German ales are Koelsch, Weizen and Altbier and Rauchbier. The lagers include Bock, Pilsner, Dunkel, Helles and Maerzan. The taste, aroma and colour vary with each beer but they all are able to identify as German made beer.

Some styles of German beer include Koelsch, Waizen and Altiber. The German beer Altbier ranges in colour from medium to dark brown. This beer is conditioned longer than other beers which allow it to mellow out the fruitiness and produces a smooth and delicate beer. It has a great balance between malt and hops and is very popular throughout the regions of Germany. Rauchbier is known to have a smoky colour and flavour; it too is a popular beer in Germany. Each beer has its own unique quality of flavour and clarity.

Pilsener is one of the most popular and familiar beers, both in Germany and throughout the world. The Pilsener beer has less malt and more of a hop taste on the palate. It is a fairly dark lager that is quite popular all over the world in particular in North America, where is it sold in the many bars and restaurants.

There are over 4,000 different brands of beer brewed by several companies throughout Germany. Some of the better known and larger breweries of north Germany are Beck, St Pauli, Warsteiner and Krombach. In the southern region of Germany most of the breweries, of which there are many more than the north, are smaller and locally owned and operated. Southern Germany also houses the Benedictine Abbey, which is one of the world's oldest breweries. Beer was produced here from as early as the year 1040. Quite an impressive record.

Germany is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is held every year in Munich. It starts in late September and carries on for two weeks, ending in early October. During Oktoberfest, lovers of beer travel from all over the world to Germany to celebrate German beers. There is dancing and singing as well as copious amounts of beer consumed during this time.Each and every year millions attend the event over the two week period, making it into the biggest celebrations in the world. Due to the success of Oktoberfest it is noted that many other countries now have their own version of Oktoberfest around that same period. However it is a fact that the Munich Oktoberfest is by far the best in the world.

Those attending learn about the different German beer while they are sampling the brew. Dancing and singing are also part of the beer drinking at Oktoberfest

Anyone attending this festival is guaranteed to have a most enjoyable time. The main aim is to experience the Full boded flavour of some of the beat beers produced in the world. Their taste is without doubt unequalled anywhere in the world.

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