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Just got home from a thursday night in NYC. Couldn't resist the urge for one last American beer before taking off for Germany. The Germans and Austrians at work tell me to go for the Dark or Turbid Wheat Beer in Bavaria. The turbid has sh*t floating in it, but tastes great. I'm almost tempted to get the small size biers so I can try as many as possible. I figure the liter sizes will floor me. Actually, I'll use Lufthansa's skybar to get me warmed up.

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Just got home from a thursday night in NYC. Couldn't resist the urge for one last American beer before taking off for Germany. The Germans and Austrians at work tell me to go for the Dark or Turbid Wheat Beer in Bavaria. The turbid has sh*t floating in it, but tastes great. I'm almost tempted to get the small size biers so I can try as many as possible. I figure the liter sizes will floor me. Actually, I'll use Lufthansa's skybar to get me warmed up.

Guten Abend.
The "sh*t" floating in the turbid wheat bear ("Hefeweiz'n") is yeast and is really good for you.
Enjoy your trip and have fun. :)
 

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sharmabmw said:
Just got home from a thursday night in NYC. Couldn't resist the urge for one last American beer before..........
You Putz!! :confused: You are suppose to drink Coffee and Coke here!! cause that same coffee or coke will cost you 2X more over there :p But not the beer!! In fact beer is cheaper and much better over there!! That'z why its called "Wise" beer :p

Besides... Amerikan beers SUX!!! ;)

Have a great trip!!

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Just got home from a thursday night in NYC. Couldn't resist the urge for one last American beer before taking off for Germany. The Germans and Austrians at work tell me to go for the Dark or Turbid Wheat Beer in Bavaria. The turbid has sh*t floating in it, but tastes great. I'm almost tempted to get the small size biers so I can try as many as possible. I figure the liter sizes will floor me. Actually, I'll use Lufthansa's skybar to get me warmed up.

Guten Abend.
American beer for the most part is a poisonous chemical substance. I wouldn't even use it to wash my car!
 

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American beer for the most part is a poisonous chemical substance. I wouldn't even use it to wash my car!
I've been in some local bars in Germany, looked around, and saw a lot of the locals drinking Sam Adams. I thought that was kind of strange. :dunno:
 

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sharmabmw said:
Just got home from a thursday night in NYC. Couldn't resist the urge for one last American beer before taking off for Germany. The Germans and Austrians at work tell me to go for the Dark or Turbid Wheat Beer in Bavaria. The turbid has sh*t floating in it, but tastes great. I'm almost tempted to get the small size biers so I can try as many as possible. I figure the liter sizes will floor me. Actually, I'll use Lufthansa's skybar to get me warmed up.

Guten Abend.
Sharma....

I live in America's "Capital of Micro Brews".... Portland, Oregon... and although these ARE fresh and tasty.... they do NOT compare with a German Dunkel.... have a couple for me. :drink:
 

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Sharma....

I live in America's "Capital of Micro Brews".... Portland, Oregon... and although these ARE fresh and tasty.... they do NOT compare with a German Dunkel.... have a couple for me. :drink:
O.K., so I can navigate my way through a wine list pretty well, but beer....? What do you recommend to a novice suds drinker? Say, something without the floaties. :thumbdwn: :)
 

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I live in America's "Capital of Micro Brews".... Portland, Oregon
Hmm, I think Ft. Collins, Colorado, might give Portland a run for its money although Portland is most certainly a larger city. Odells and New Blegium come to mind as the more known micro-brews but there are a few local pubs (Coopersmiths) that come to mind, too....
 

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The strangest micro brew that I have ever had was from Western Montana. It was a dark beer called, "Moose Drool." :eek:

Last weekend when I was in Vienna, I went to the Gösser Beer Clinic. We had a plethora of different beverages, and they were all very good. :beerchug:


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Coopersmiths made some interesting beers: green chile (yes, it was spicy) but one of my favs from them was a raspberry beer that they only make during the winter holidays.

I know some shun fruit beers but this one was so good....
 

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O.K., so I can navigate my way through a wine list pretty well, but beer....? What do you recommend to a novice suds drinker? Say, something without the floaties. :thumbdwn: :)
Just don't order a Heffeweiz'n. There are hundreds of brands, explore and enjoy. Even some of the cheepest stuff there will still be better than the mainstream crap they serve here in the US. Experiment...Enjoy! :thumbup:
 

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Just don't order a Heffeweiz'n. There are hundreds of brands, explore and enjoy. Even some of the cheepest stuff there will still be better than the mainstream crap they serve here in the US. Experiment...Enjoy! :thumbup:
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I've been in some local bars in Germany, looked around, and saw a lot of the locals drinking Sam Adams. I thought that was kind of strange. :dunno:
When I was in the UK, Budweiser and MGD was very popular :tsk:

While living there, I even had our very wealthy landlord proudly present me with a glass of Bud when we went over to his house for dinner one night. Apperently it was one of his favorites. :eek:
 

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O.K., so I can navigate my way through a wine list pretty well, but beer....? What do you recommend to a novice suds drinker? Say, something without the floaties. :thumbdwn: :)
If you're talking about what to drink while in Germany........ dude.... that depends on your taste. I'm a dark bier drinker and was actually surprised that the darkest German biers (that I found) were the "dunkels".

In the states I usually go for Porters or Stouts..... They usually have a hint of a chocolate flavor and when held up to a light, can't be seen through.

The closest I can come to a dunkel here is Flat Tire ale....... but really there is no comparison. The typical German dunkel has absolutely no after (bitter) after taste.... exceptionally smooth.

While in Munich... go to the Hackerhaus and have a dunkel on me. :drink:
 

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Ummmmm....Paulaner....:yummy: Their Octoberfest Beer is amazing.

Others that come to mind are Bittburger, Warshiener, Spaten and Hacker-Pschforr (sp?)

I drank others, but I only had them once and their brand names have faded in to memory...fond memories....
 

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O.K., so I can navigate my way through a wine list pretty well, but beer....? What do you recommend to a novice suds drinker? Say, something without the floaties. :thumbdwn: :)
When in Bavaria, just have a Helles. It is kind of like pilsner (I know - kill me for saying it. I KNOW that it is NOTHING like a pilsner) except more malty and with more body. I'm not a huge fan of Dunkels or Hefes but a nice cold Helles at Andechs in Munich on a warm day just looking at the cathedral bathing in the afternoon sun...
 

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WTH would the a redcoat know 'bout beer?? They like that dark and warm beer and thatz 'nuff said!! :p
Everyone keeps ragging on the Brits about their warm beer, but I only one had a warm beer there...in London :dunno:

I actually found some VERY good stuff there...Carling, John Smiths to name a couple. They also had a really good hard cider, Strongbow, that could be found on tap :D
 

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I actually found some VERY good stuff there...Carling, John Smiths to name a couple. They also had a really good hard cider, Strongbow, that could be found on tap :D
Yep. We drink a lot of cider here, but the stuff that I had in London was excellent. Warm day + thirst = Strongbow over ice. :thumbup:

And all of the lager that I drank there was excellent (and cold).

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