What are the best German beers?

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    #1Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier

    Weihenstephan Hefe Weissbier is a golden-yellow wheat beer, with fine-poured white foam. It smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavour. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. To be enjoyed at any time, goes excellently with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage. Brewed according to the centuries-old brewing tradition of Weihenstephan hill.

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    Cheryl Douglas
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "When you drink beer, you don't expect a mixture of clove aroma and banana flavor. It's kind of weird. But it works. Definitely give it a try."
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    #2Schneider Weisse Tap 6

    Schneider Weisse Tap 6

    Schneider Weisse Tap 6 "Mein Aventinus" is a wholehearted, dark ruby coloured wheat German beer, intensive and fiery, warming, well-balanced and tender. Bavaria's oldest wheat "Doppelbock" - brewed since 1907. Its sturdy body in combination with its sweet malty aroma is an invitation to profound indulgence - an ingenious blend with a strong body. Perfectly matches rustic dishes, dark roasts, and sweet desserts.

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    Jason Armstrong
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "I was so excited to find out an affordable and authentic German beer was stocked at my local supermarket when I found Schneider Weisse Tap 6. I've been enjoying a pack with a cigar on my patio and I gotta say, it's an amazing experience."
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    #3Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

    Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock

    Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock is a German beer with a dominant malty taste. This beer’s origins in a monk’s recipe are reflected in its heartiness. The Pope of Beers, Conrad Seidl, describes it as: “Almost black with a very slight red tone, a sensational, festive foam and truly extraordinary fragrance (...) with an accompanying coffee tone, which becomes more dominant with the aftertaste." 

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    Larry Keller
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "If you like a good dark beer, which many do not, this may be a new go to for you! It's got that malty taste that I crave in a dark beer, but without the steretypical aftertaste! Definitely worth incorporating into one of those 'build your own' 6-packs at the grocery store to try it out!"
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    #4Weihenstephaner Pils

    Weihenstephaner Pils

    Golden-yellow and bright, with 30 bitter units and quite hoppy compared to most of the other Pilsners, the Weihenstephaner Pils German beer comes up with a distinctive aroma of hops with a pleasant bitterness. This combination provides a balanced mix and guarantees great enjoyment. Brewed according to the centuries-old brewing tradition of the Weihenstephan hill.

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    Abhinav Mehra
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "You won't face much arguments from Germans if you list Weihenstephaner as their best beer brand. The Pils variety though, will depend on what kind of beer you like. If you're a fan of hops, then Pils is a good choice as it's quite hoppy compared to the other beers in the Weihenstephaner line. The hops make it a bit bitter but that's what I like in a beer. Overall though, I would prefer a couple other beers in their line but you can't go wrong with Pils. "
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    #5Schneider Aventinus Eisbock

    Schneider Aventinus Eisbock

    Magic and a black soul - the mahogany coloured, almost black Schneider Aventinus Eisbock is for sensuous indulgence, best served in a balloon glass. Matured in a special freezing process following a special recipe, with a soft, elegant body, but still intense. Spicy flavours of plum, banana, and clove reveal themselves along with a hint of bitter almond and marzipan. Tempting as a digestif, or with crepes, dark chocolate, tiramisu, and fully ripe parmesan cheese.

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    Madison Gardner
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This beer has a really high ABV at 12%, so I'd recommend being careful while drinking it, because it will hit you hard if you aren't careful. It's smooth, and I like the fact that it's non-filtrated, non-pasteurized, and uses open fermentation."
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    #6Früh Kölsch

    Früh Kölsch

    Früh Kölsch is a tasty German beer from Cologne. It is brewed according to the original recipe by Peter Josef Früh - from the best ingredients and according to the German Beer Purity Law. 

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    Alice Weber
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "YUM! Is the first word that I can think of when I think about this beer! It is so incredibly tasty and complimented my barbecue event that I held recently! All my guests were impressed with the meat we chose to pair along with this Früh Kölsch beer. It wasn't too heavy, nor too light and is filled with an impressive rich flavor. My friends want to do something extra nice for me now that I served them this beer, I definetly made an impression!"
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    #7Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock

    Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock
    Paulaner’s brewing history begins with the Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock. It was the Paulaner monks, who invented this unfiltered bottom-fermented double bock. This beer has been brewed for over 375 years - always adhering to the original recipe, with only a few refinements over the years.
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    Linda Miller
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Ever since my husband and I visited Munich last summer, we have became obsessed with Paulaner Salvator Dopplebock. We visited the brewery while we were over there and had a blast and learned a lot. We recommend this beer to everyone, it is by far the BEST German Beer. "
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    #8Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

    Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

    The Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier or Lentbeer is an unfiltered smoke beer, brewed in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516. Bottom-fermenting yeast gives this reddish brown German beer a natural cloudiness. Its smoky aroma is already noticeable in the smell, combined with a fine hoppy note. It's a full-bodied, highly drinkable, with a strong malty flavor, rounded up with the smokey taste and a light bitterness.

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    Christopher Davis
    Written on August 1, 2017
    ""What are the best beers?" It's a matter of personal taste.Many years ago I traveled through Bavaria carried by an Italian beer-hunter. We visited many small breweries, because, as you probably knows, each small town has one or more "Brauerei" (breweries), producing some exceptional beers. German traditional beers are different from other countries like Belgium or Ireland, because of a system of laws that influenced the production of beer along centuries and permitted only three ingredients: water, barley and hops.Despite these limitation, there are several kinds of beer with different tastes. Probably you can't travel like we did, but you can visit many beer shops and ask for homemade crafter beer and gradually refine your taste and star choosing the beer style you prefers.I personally like PILS (very hoppy and with a light body), HELLES (blond and clean beer), HEFEWEIZEN (unfiltred wheat beer) and MAIBOCK (very stong.. I challenge you to drink an HALBMASS - 0,50 lt stein) I won't pretend myself to guide you in this wonderful world, but I'd like to share with you 2 beers I love. When I tasted them for the first time, I start feeling the passion for good beers.WOLFERSTETTER JOSEF GROLL PILS (style: PILSNER)AECHT SCHLENKERLA RAUCHBIER (style: RAUCHBIER)"
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    #9Wolferstetter Josef Groll Pils

    Wolferstetter Josef Groll Pils

    This beer, made by Wolferstetter Brau follows the recipe of the famous Josef Groll, creator of the pilsner beer. It is clear and has a golden color and a soft flavor of pale malt, straw and other ingredients. 

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    Louis Johnson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Ahh, beer; I love beer. Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ---Benjamin Franklin. This is a wonderful beer full of rich hoppy and malty flavor that makes so many German beers great. Try this out next time you see it and you wont be disappointed."

Summary

Best What are the best German beers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Weihenstephaner Hefe WeissbierOther 12 Paid
2Schneider Weisse Tap 6Other 8 Paid
3Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockOther 7 Paid
4Weihenstephaner PilsOther 6 Paid
5Schneider Aventinus EisbockOther 5 Paid
6Früh KölschOther 4 Paid
7Paulaner Salvator DoppelbockOther 3 Paid
8Aecht Schlenkerla FastenbierOther 1 Paid
9Wolferstetter Josef Groll Pils Other 0 Paid
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