"Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world."

German cars are valued better than American cars because they are made to exact perfection and anal driven precision. In fact, all German products - medical equipment, locomotives, airplanes, and electronics are made with such painstakingly meticulous standards, that Germany was the leading exporter of goods from 2003 to 2008. Germany's GDP is unsurpassed by any other nation in Europe, 37 Fortune Global 500 companies are headquartered there, and they have the Autobahn... enough said. As you would imagine, beer is (and always has been) produced under very strict and specific guidelines and laws that don't ask for perfection, they demand it. Originally, German breweries had to adhere to the purity law (Reinheitsgebot) that states beer could only contain water, barley, and hops. The law was enacted in 1516, and dictated the way beer in Germany was made until its amending in 1993 (Vorläufiges Biergesetz), when Germany allowed yeast (for bottom fermented beer), different kinds of malt, and sugar for top fermented brews. The law still exists today, but only for beer entirely made in Germany.

As a result of the law, the most popular style of beer in Germany is Lager, including Marzen, Bock, Pilsner, Kolsch, Doppel, and Helles. Since the Purity Law was changed to include other beer related ingredients, Wheat Beers (only top-fermented) have risen to popularity. Beer Festivals, (including Munich's 16-18 day Oktoberfest) are popular year-round, as well as beer gardens. Beer Steins are popular drinkware made of stone and decorated very ornately. It is a commonly held belief that they began including lids during the height of the Black Plague in order to prevent diseased flies from flying into people's beverages. And though the German's live a very calculated and civilized lifestyle, they are second only to The Czech Republic in terms of beer consumption per capita. Work hard, play hard as they say.

Prost.

Rated German Beers


5-10-16 - Brauerei Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier - 2.99, Rauchbier 5.50%
3-12-16 - Brauerei Pinkus Mueller Organic Munster Alt - 2.84, Altbier, 5.10%
10-21-15 - Spaten Munchner Hell - 3.07, Munich Helles Lager, 5.20%
7-03-15 - Staatliches Hofbrauhaus in Munchen Hofbrau Oktoberfest Bier - 3.19, Marzen/Oktoberfest, 6.30%
7-03-15 - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier - 3.22, Hefeweizen, 5.40%
6-13-15 - Mahrs Brau Ungespundet-Hefetrub - 3.74, Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier, 5.20%
3-05-15 - Weisses Brauhaus G. Schneider Edel-Weisse - 3.02, Hefeweizen, 6.20%
2-14-15 - Kulmbacher Brauerei AG Monchshof Schwarzbier - 3.01, Schwarzbier, 4.90%
2-14-15 - Brauerei Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier - 3.41, Munich Helles Lager, 4.30%
10-24-14 - Spaten Franziskaner Weissbier - 3.79, Hefeweizen, 5.00%
10-04-14 - Hofbrau Festbier - 3.12, Marzen/Oktoberfest, 6.30%
8-23-14 - Spaten Munchen Dunkel - 2.91, Munich Dunkel Lager, 5.20%
6-18-14 - Brauerei Aying Jahrhundert Bier - 3.86, Dortmunder/Export Lager, 5.23%
5-25-14 - Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG Veldensteiner Dunkles Weißbier - 2.65, Dunkelweizen, 5.40%
5-16-14 - Radeberger Pilsner - 2.30, German Pilsner, 4.80%
5-27-13 - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan White Hopsplosion - 3.46, Hefeweizen, 5.60%
5-22-13 - Kulmbacher Monchshof Schwarzbier - 4.05, Schwarzbier, 6.70%
3-09-13 - Spaten Oktoberfest - 3.12, Marzen/Oktoberfest, 5.90%
12-24-12 - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan Korbinian Doppelbock - 3.95, Doppelbock, 7.40%
9-15-12 - Brauerei Aying Brau Weisse - 3.64, Hefeweizen, 5.10%
4-27-12 - Brauerei Nemo Namenlos Dallmayr Urtyp Dunkel - 4.16, Munich Dunkel Lager, 5.20%
4-21-12 - Brauerei Aying Celebrator - 4.03, Doppelbock, 6.70%
3-23-12 - Wurzburger Hofbrau AB Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel - 3.68, Dunkelweizen, 4.90%
1-20-12 - Brauerei Nemo Namenlos Dallmayr Weisbier - 3.44, Hefeweizen, 5.20%
7-09-11 - Warsteiner Brauerei Dunkel - 3.13, Munich Dunkel, 4.90%
7-09-11 - Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG Konig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel - 2.22, Dunkelweizen, 5.50%
6-08-11 - Warsteiner Brauerei Warsteiner - 2.57, Munich Dunkel, 4.90%
6-08-11 - Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG Dinkelacker - 2.65, Pilsner, 5.10%
1-11-11 - Paulaner Salvator Double Bock - 2.59, Doppelbock, 7.90%
6-10-10 - Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier - 4.01, Hefeweizen, 5.40%
6-10-10 - SchloBbrauerei Furstlich Drehna Potsdamer Das Original - 3.44, Fruit Beer Hybrid, 3.50%
6-10-10 - Staatliches Hofbrauhaus in Munchen Lindenbrau HB - 3.34, Lager, 5.00%
6-10-10 - Gaffel Becker & Company Gaffel Kolsch - 3.45, Lager, 4.80%
6-09-10 - Staatliches Hofbrauhaus in Munchen 1612 Hofbrauhaus Traunstein Zwickl Bier - 3.14, Keller/Zwickel Bier, 5.30%
6-09-10 - Kostrizer Brewery Schwarzbier Premium Lager - 3.80, Black Lager, 4.80%
5-15-10 - Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier - 3.46, Marzen/Oktoberfest, 5.80%
5-15-10 - Staatliches Hofbrauhaus in Munchen Hofbrau Oktoberfest Bier - 3.41, Marzen/Oktoberfest, 4.50%
5-15-10 - Paulaner Original Munich Lager - 3.75, Munich Helles Lager, 4.90%
5-15-10 - Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Leichte - 3.42, Hefeweizen, 3.20%
5-13-10 - Privatbrauerei Erdinger WeiBbrau Werner Brombach GmbH Erdinger Hefe - 3.78, White Wheat, 5.30%
3-18-10 - Brauerei Beck & Company Becks - 3.11, Pilsner, 5.00%

Popular Beer Styles in Germany

  • Lager
  • Schwarzbier
  • Altbier
  • Doppelbock
  • Marzen/Oktoberfest
  • Helles
  • Bock
  • Hefeweizen
  • WeiBbier
  • Dunkles
  • German Breweries with Rated Beer

  • Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan - Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
  • Brauerei Aying - Aying, Germany
  • Brauerei Beck & Company - Bremen, Germany
  • Brauerei Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla - Bamberg, Germany
  • Brauerei Nemo Namenlos - Emdbrau, Germany
  • Brauerei Pinkus Mueller - Munster, Germany
  • Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG - Stuttgart, Germany
  • Gaffel Becker & Company - Koln, Germany
  • Kaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG - Neuhaus an der Pegnitz, Germany
  • Kaltenberg International / König Ludwig International GmbH & Co.KG - Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
  • Kostrizer Brewery - Bad Kostritz, Germany
  • Kulmbacher Brauerei AG - Kulmbach, Germany
  • Mahrs Brau - Bamberg, Germany
  • Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier Leichte - Munich, Gemany
  • Privatbrauerei Erdinger WeiBbrau Werner Brombach GmbH - Erding, Germany
  • Radeberger Exportbierbrauerei - Radeberg, Saxony, Germany
  • SchloBbrauerei Furstlich Drehna - Munich, Germany
  • Spaten-Franziskaner-Brau GmbH - Munich, Germany
  • Staatliches Hofbrauhaus in Munchen - Munich, Germany
  • Warsteiner Brauerei - Warstein, Germany
  • Weisses Brauhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH - Kelheim, Germany
  • Wurzburger Hofbrau AB - Wurzberg, Germany