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How to Taste German Beer

how-to-taste-beerPractical advice on how to get to the bottom of a beer stein without losing a bit of the rich taste of German beer.

Difficulty Level: Average

Time Required: 20 min

Here’s How:

  1. Choose your favorite kind of beer, or the kind mostly advised by your friend.
  2. Open the bottle.
  3. While pouring the beer into the glass, listen to the mild sound of the flowing beer and the soft noise of escaping carbonic acid.
  4. Enjoy the vesicles rising up and over the glass and building into a gorgeous foam crown.
  5. Inhale the full bouquet of the beer flavor.
  6. And now ….. take the first desired sip.
  7. Taste all beer ingredients: the grain, the hop, the water and the yeast.
  8. Feel your first impression gradually develop as the beer covers your tongue from the tip to the root.
  9. Define the unique taste of your beer with the aftertaste remaining on the tongue.
  10. You will be surprised to find a variety of different taste nuances — all in only one beer!


  1. Take only large AND clean glasses for beer-testing.
  2. Don’t swallow immediately — wash the beer around the tongue in order to let each part of it feel the taste.
  3. Don’t worry at the sight of turbid beer: turbidity is the brand name of some beers like Wiess, Kraeusen, and others.

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