food/drink The Best German Beers  

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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

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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

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Krombacher Pils is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Beers
Krombacher Pils 4.8% alcohol

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Warsteiner Premium Verum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best German Beers

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Augustiner Vollbier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Beers
Augustiner Vollbier 5.2% alcohol - 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 the Edith Haberland Wagner ...

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Spaten Octoberfest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Beers

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Schneider Weisse Original is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Celebrator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Celebrator 6.7% alcohol

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König Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Beers
König Pilsener

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Spaten Franziskaner Weissbier ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Kristall Weiss... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Beers

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Bock is listed (or ranked) 13 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
Augustiner Edelstoff 5.6% alcohol

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Bitburger Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Beers
Bitburger Premium Beer 4.6% alcohol

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Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Beers
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock 7

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Spaten Münchner Hell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Beers
Spaten Münchner Hell 5.2% alcohol

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktobe... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Beers

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Köstritzer Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Beers

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

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Flensburger Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best German Beers
Flensburger Pilsener 4.9% alcohol

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Veltins Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Beers
Veltins Pilsener 4.8% alcohol

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Weihenstephaner Festbier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Beers

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Kloster Andechs Andechser Spez... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Weizen-Bock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Weizen-Bock 7.1

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Kulmbacher Mönchshof Maingold ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Beers

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Kloster Andechs Andechser Dunk... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best German Beers

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Spaten Optimator is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best German Beers
Spaten Optimator 8% alcohol

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayr... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best German Beers

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Jever Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best German Beers
Jever Pilsener 4.9% alcohol

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Hasseroder Premium Pils is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Ur-Weisse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Ur-Weisse 5.8% alcohol

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Heller-Trum Aecht Schlenkerla ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best German Beers

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Boltens Ur-Alt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best German Beers
Boltens Ur-Alt 4.8% alcohol

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Beers

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Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Beers

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Hacker-pschorr Weisse Bock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best German Beers
Hacker-pschorr Weisse Bock

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Ayinger Winter Bock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Winter Bock 6.7% alcohol

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Hofbrauhaus München SchwarzeWe... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Weizen-bock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Weizen-bock

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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Beers

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Riegele Bier Manufaktur Noctus... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best German Beers
Riegele Bier Manufaktur Noctus 100

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Huber Weisse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best German Beers
Huber Weisse

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Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Beers
Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier

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Kloster Andechs Andechser Dopp... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best German Beers

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Kloster Andechs Hell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Jahrundert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Jahrundert 5.5% alcohol