The Best German Beers

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List Criteria: Vote for the best German ales and lagers

This is a list composed of the best German lagers and ales. These are the perfect beers to fill your pints and steins and chug down, waiting and ready for October to roll around.

Germany's 1,200 breweries produce over 5,000 differing brews, and are unmatched in the entire world. How do Germans make their beer taste so good? These beers come with a wider and stronger palette of tastes because they are not pasteurized like American beers are. Generally, tasting tips for German beers instruct you to drink slow, let it fill around your tongue, swish it around and let the nuances of each drink release in your mouth before you swallow. Relish in the aftertaste. Savor the flavor of some of the world's greatest beers!

Which beers go best with your frankfurters? Which beer goes best before your bratwurst? Which beer compliments after dinner specials? Which German beer is good for breakfast? This and much more will need to be discussed by you and your comrades who have traveled Europe and beyond.

Until you are able to get up the courage and the dollars to grab that German pint, let us vote and contribute to the top German beer list of all time. What makes German brews so strong and yet not overpowering? How does one balance a creamy head with light bubbles with a dark and heavy robe? Try some of the greatest beers of Germany listed on the best beers from Germany list and see for yourself. If that's not good enough for you...
 
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    Paulaner Original Münchner Pre... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best German Beers


    Paulaner Original Münchner Premium Lager 4.9% alcohol

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    Erdinger Weissbier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best German Beers


    Erdinger Weissbier 5.3% alcohol

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    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best German Beers


    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 5.4% alcohol

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    Warsteiner Premium Verum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Beers


    Warsteiner Premium Verum 4.8% alcohol

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    Krombacher Pils is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best German Beers


    Krombacher Pils 4.8% alcohol

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    Spaten Franziskaner Weissbier ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Beers


    Spaten Franziskaner Weissbier Kristallklar 5% alcohol

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    Schneider Weisse Original is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Beers


    Schneider Weisse Original 5.4% alcohol

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    Bitburger Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Bitburger Premium Beer 4.6% alcohol

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    Paulaner Salvator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Beers


    Paulaner Salvator 7.9

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    König Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Augustiner Edelstoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Augustiner Edelstoff 5.6% alcohol

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    5.2 Augustiner Bräu is a brewery in Munich, Germany. Established in 1328,[1] it is Munich's oldest still independent brewery and produces some of Munich's most popular beers. The company is owned by

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    Veltins Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Veltins Pilsener 4.8% alcohol

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    Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Beers


    Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock 7

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    Spaten Optimator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Beers


    Spaten Optimator 8% alcohol

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    6.7% alcohol

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    Schneider & Sohn Aventinus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Beers


    Schneider & Sohn Aventinus 8% alcohol

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    4.8% alcohol

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    Beck & Co. Beck's Dark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Beck & Co. Beck's Dark 4.8% alcohol

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    0.9% alcohol

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    Hasseroder Premium Pils is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Hasseroder Premium Pils 4.8% alcohol

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    5.5% alcohol

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    Spaten Münchner Hell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Spaten Münchner Hell 5.2% alcohol

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    öttinger Altbier is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Beers

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    öttinger Altbier

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    Waldhaus Doppel Bock

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    Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Ne... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Beers


    Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Nelson Sauvin 7.3

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    Tegernseer Hell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Tegernseer Hell

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    Schumacher Alt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Schumacher Alt

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    Odin-trunk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best German Beers

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    König Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Beers


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    Landskron Hell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Landskron Hell

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    Lübzer Export is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Beers

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    Schönramer India Pale Ale

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    Ayinger Weizen-Bock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Beers


    Ayinger Weizen-Bock 7.1

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