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

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

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Augustiner Vollbier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best German Beers
Pboy81 added Augustiner Vollbier 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 the Edith Haberland Wagner ...

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

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Spaten Octoberfest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best German Beers

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Krombacher Pils is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best German Beers

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Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktobe... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best German Beers

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Spaten Münchner Hell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added Spaten Münchner Hell 5.2% alcohol

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Ayinger Celebrator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Celebrator 6.7% alcohol

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Köstritzer Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added Köstritzer Schwarzbier 4.8

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Hofbrauhaus München SchwarzeWe... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best German Beers

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Schneider Weisse Original is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best German Beers

The Top Beer Companies

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Spaten Franziskaner Weissbier ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best German Beers

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Bitburger Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best German Beers
janolvegg added Bitburger Premium Beer 4.6% alcohol

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Bock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Kristall Weiss... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best German Beers

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Augustiner Edelstoff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best German Beers
Pboy81 added Augustiner Edelstoff 5.6% alcohol

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Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best German Beers
Hacker-Pschorr Weiss Bock 7

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Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best German Beers

The Best Organic Coffee Brands

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Spaten Optimator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best German Beers
Spaten Optimator 8% alcohol

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Schneider & Sohn Aventinus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best German Beers

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König Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best German Beers
MichaelSchaar added König Pilsener

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Weihenstephaner Festbier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Tradition Bayr... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best German Beers

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Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best German Beers

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Veltins Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best German Beers
MichaelSchaar added Veltins Pilsener 4.8% alcohol

The Best Sam Adams Beers

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Flensburger Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best German Beers
MichaelSchaar added Flensburger Pilsener 4.9% alcohol

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Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best German Beers

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Jever Pilsener is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best German Beers
MichaelSchaar added Jever Pilsener 4.9

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Ayinger Weizen-bock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Weizen-bock

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Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen 5% alcohol

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Schneider & Sohn Aventinus Wei... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Jahrundert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best German Beers

The Greatest Discontinued '90s Foods And Beverages

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Dortmunder Premium Lager is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best German Beers

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Ayinger Maibock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Maibock

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Kloster Andechs Andechser Spez... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best German Beers

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öttinger Altbier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added öttinger Altbier

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Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best German Beers

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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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Hacker-Pschorr Weisse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best German Beers

The Best Texas Beers, Ranked

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Ayinger Weizen-Bock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best German Beers
Ayinger Weizen-Bock 7.1

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Hasseroder Premium Pils is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best German Beers
MichaelSchaar added Hasseroder Premium Pils 4.8

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Holsten Pils is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added Holsten Pils 5.5

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Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best German Beers
Abrams9092 added Schöfferhofer Kristallweizen 5% alcohol

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Erste Kulmbacher Actienbrauere... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best German Beers

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Pboy81 added Tegernseer Hell

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Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine H... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best German Beers
Schneider Weisse Tap 5 Meine Hopfen-weisse

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Kloster Andechs Andechser Dunk... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best German Beers