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The Top 10 Selling Beers In Germany  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

The tabloid Bild published Germany's top 10 selling beers today in its online edition (article here).

Here is the list:

1. Oettinger (+ 0,2 %)
2. Krombacher (+ 3,2 %)
3. Bitburger (- 4,6 %)
4. Becks (- 0,1 %)
5. Warsteiner (+ 1,0 %)
6. Veltins (+ 2,8 %)
7. Hasseröder (+ 5,4 %)
8. Paulaner (+ 1,0 %)
9. Radeberger (+ 2,8 %)
10. Sternburg (- 4,7 %)

Actually not surprising that Oettinger is on top, you get a case with twenty 0.5 liter bottles for 5 EUR (or even less when it is on special offer), the good thing is that this beer is drinkable unlike other cheap beers. Krombacher's Bundesliga sponsoring seems to be successful, they are #2 in Germany.

Incredible that so many people drink that disgusting Warsteiner piss. Also surprising that Paulaner is on place #8, I thought that Erdinger is more popular.

And WTF is Sternburg? I've never, ever heard of this beer.

Patrick

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
And WTF is Sternburg? I've never, ever heard of this beer.

Zonengesöff: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternburg_%28Bier%29  flamed 

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Also surprising that Paulaner is on place #8, I thought that Erdinger is more popular.

Exactly my thoughts, but does Erdinger make anything but Weißbier? Paulaner does, and they have the advantage of being owned by a corporation with lots of money to back the brand.



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2353 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6864 times:
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Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Oettinger (+ 0,2 %)

Yeah, Oettinger is that mediocre tasting Ryanair of german beers, I prefer Becks due to it's bottle size 'n' shape and Radeberger and Jever for it's taste.

And no DON'T come along with the Kölsch vs Alt bullshit ... they both aren't beers in the eye of the according opponent citicen, only their's is .... for us ... neither is!

Mario
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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):

1. Oettinger (+ 0,2 %)
2. Krombacher (+ 3,2 %)
3. Bitburger (- 4,6 %)
4. Becks (- 0,1 %)
5. Warsteiner (+ 1,0 %)
6. Veltins (+ 2,8 %)
7. Hasseröder (+ 5,4 %)
8. Paulaner (+ 1,0 %)
9. Radeberger (+ 2,8 %)
10. Sternburg (- 4,7 %)

so wheres the beer?  devil   devil   duck   drunk 



10=2
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6856 times:

....die wahren Kenner trinken Tucher -PIls...
Sorry -could'nt resist - but I love my "homebrew" pils from Nuremberg and place it quite high in the price-performance list.
But my perferred beers are absolutely the real Budweiser from Czechoslovakia and the Pilsner Urquell...



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User currently offlineCrazyHorse From Austria, joined Nov 2005, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6851 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Actually not surprising that Oettinger is on top, you get a case with twenty 0.5 liter bottles for 5 EUR (or even less when it is on special offer), the good thing is that this beer is drinkable unlike other cheap beers

I agree, and the Oettinger Weißbier is really a good Weißbier. Cheap price and good taste, a nice team for a good selling beer.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6839 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Zonengesöff: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternbu...er%29

Thanks for the info, now I know why I never heard of this beer.  Wink

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
but does Erdinger make anything but Weißbier?

No, they are only making wheat beer.

Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
I prefer Becks due to it's bottle size 'n' shape

I don't buy Beck's anymore, their bottles mostly shiver when you open them with a lighter. But the taste of Beck's is pretty good.

Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
Radeberger and Jever for it's taste.



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
Budweiser from Czechoslovakia and the Pilsner Urquell...

 checkmark 

All of the four aforementioned beers taste great!

Quoting CrazyHorse (Reply 5):
I agree, and the Oettinger Weißbier is really a good Weißbier.

I can't agree more, nobody else offers a case of good tasting wheat beer for 5.40 EUR. Now they are also making "Kristallweizen", a friend and me will try it tomorrow during the Stuttgart-Schalke game. Big grin

My favourite beer at the moment is Maisel's Weisse (I am always drinking wheat beer in the summer, switched to Maisel's from Erdinger because Erdinger has become pure rip-off [14.29 EUR for a case]). And then there are the all time classics from Dortmund and Bochum: Kronen Pils/Export and Fiege Pils respectively.

Prost!

Patrick


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
3. Bitburger (- 4,6 %)

NO surprise!!!

Excellent stuff . . .



User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6816 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 4):
....die wahren Kenner trinken Tucher -PIls...

Tucher, known for its rather inferior Hefeweizen, makes my favorite Doppelbock- Tucher Bajuvator.

[Edited 2007-08-09 17:29:11]


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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2353 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6794 times:
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Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
I don't buy Beck's anymore, their bottles mostly shiver when you open them with a lighter. But the taste of Beck's is pretty good.

Well, make that Flens!! I was in the middle of a hurry so I confused Becks and Flens ... but both are quite drinkable actualy.



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User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
2. Krombacher (+ 3,2 %)
3. Bitburger (- 4,6 %)
4. Becks (- 0,1 %)
5. Warsteiner (+ 1,0 %)
6. Veltins (+ 2,8 %)
7. Hasseröder (+ 5,4 %)
8. Paulaner (+ 1,0 %)

I would rank them in this exact way.

Oettinger is fine aswell.

Radeberger and the Sternburg have never touched my palatine. Big grin


User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6782 times:

What, no Hofbrau?

filler



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6779 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Actually not surprising that Oettinger is on top, you get a case with twenty 0.5 liter bottles for 5 EUR (or even less when it is on special offer)

WTF?????  faint  *books ticket to Germany*

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
And WTF is Sternburg? I've never, ever heard of this beer.

Me neither  Confused


User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6762 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):

And WTF is Sternburg? I've never, ever heard of this beer.

The worst beer in Germany... and it still beats Coors

Quoting Zak (Reply 3):
so wheres the beer?

#8 and that's about it

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):

Excellent stuff . . .

Goddamn Alaskans....


BTW, to anyone whose had Paulaner both in Germany and in the States, how much of a difference will you notice in taste? I haven't noticed that much of a difference if you let Paulaner "thaw." -2ºC for a beer in the States... jesus, you know you have a decent beer if said beer doesn't taste like piss the moment it gets slightly warm.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Excellent stuff . . .

Bit is ok, especially when it comes from the tap.

Quoting LH526 (Reply 9):
Well, make that Flens!! I was in the middle of a hurry so I confused Becks and Flens ...

Flens is great, my parents were on Sylt lately and they brought me a few bottles of Flens Weizen... also a great beer but unfortunately not available here in the West.

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 11):
What, no Hofbrau?

Hofbräu is not available everywhere in Germany, you get it on every corner in Bavaria but it is pretty rare in the rest of Germany.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 12):
WTF?????

Kampfpreis, eh? Two weeks ago we bought a case (twenty 0.5 liter bottles) for 4.40 EUR, that is the cheapest price I ever saw for Oettinger. A case of beer is nowadays cheaper than a box of smokes here in Germany. Big grin

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 13):
BTW, to anyone whose had Paulaner both in Germany and in the States, how much of a difference will you notice in taste?

The same for Bitburger, it is tasting different in the USA than here in Germany. Beck's has also a different taste in foreign countries, the German version is a bit drier.

Patrick


User currently offlineFrequentflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 736 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Quoting LH526 (Reply 2):
Oettinger is that mediocre tasting Ryanair of german beers

 rotfl 

Would the distinguished assembly here educate us Bitte Sehr and try to come up with the list that Sabena332 came up with in the first post, but this time showing the hierarchy for tastiness instead of sales volume? I know taste is personal, but I would like to know what to order next time I hop over to Goethe's country.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 13):
The worst beer in Germany... and it still beats Coors

Still nothing compared to that piss named Imperial and Pilsen, which are the two biggest beer brands in Costa Rica. I just can't drink that stuff.  vomit 

On the other hand, about a month ago when I had a Stella Artois, I finally felt I was actually drinking beer. I may be a more frequent beer drinker if the domestic selection here in SJO wasn't such crap, and imported beer so damn expensive. 10 years without drinking decent beer have taken a toll on me.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6688 times:

What, no Holsten and no Astra? Rather disappointing. With the mediocre performance of the HSV in the Bundesliga, the Holsten consumption by frustrated fans would have propelled Holsten to the top  Silly .

User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6678 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
3. Bitburger (- 4,6 %)

Bitburger has been making a big push here in the states lately. My local liquor store sells 4 packs of the 500ml cans for $2.50. As far as lagers go it's not as good as Pilsner Urquell, but it's a huge step up from Bud or Miller. Generally speaking a good value.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6677 times:

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 17):
With the mediocre performance of the HSV in the Bundesliga, the Holsten consumption by frustrated fans would have propelled Holsten to the top

Not to mention the consumption of Astra by St. Pauli fans celebrating the Aufstieg. Big grin


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

Quoting Frequentflyer (Reply 15):
Would the distinguished assembly here educate us Bitte Sehr and try to come up with the list that Sabena332 came up with in the first post, but this time showing the hierarchy for tastiness instead of sales volume? I know taste is personal, but I would like to know what to order next time I hop over to Goethe's country.

It depends where in Germany you are, not all breweries sell there beers throughout Germany.

When you are in North Rhine-Westphalia I can recommend these (all of them are Pils beers):

- Kronen
- Fiege
- Altenrüthener (very hard to get)
- Pott's
- Stauder

When you are in Dusseldorf you should definitely try their famous Alt, but local Alt beers and not the mainstream crap. Lokal Alt beers from micro breweries in Dusseldorf are for example:

- Füchschen
- Schumacher
- Uerige

My all time favourite wheat beer is Hösl but it is only available localy in Bavaria.

As I wrote, these are my favourites when it comes to local beers. As for the mainstream beers: Try a lot of them and find your favourite. Big grin

Patrick


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

Quoting MKEdude (Reply 18):
Bitburger has been making a big push here in the states lately. My local liquor store sells 4 packs of the 500ml cans for $2.50.

I guess one thing that helps Bitburger with regards to brand recognition is its sponsoring of the German National Football team. I didn't even hear of Bitburger until they became an official DFB Sponsor some 15 years or so ago.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6659 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
Hofbräu is not available everywhere in Germany, you get it on every corner in Bavaria but it is pretty rare in the rest of Germany.

You can even get in Las Vegas!
http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/

Of the ones on that list that are generally available here in the States, I'm a fan of some of the Paulaner beers.

I used to go through a German beer phase every so often, but once the higher gravity Belgian beers were available where I live, I've tended to go towards those than the German offerings.

I actually remember the very first German beer I ever had. Rappen Export. Many moons ago (well before I was even 21), my stepdad's dad and stepmom to a trip to Germany to visit relatives and brought some back. My stepdad gave me the equivalent of a few sips to try.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6658 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):
I guess one thing that helps Bitburger with regards to brand recognition is its sponsoring of the German National Football team. I didn't even hear of Bitburger until they became an official DFB Sponsor some 15 years or so ago.

Sponsoring the National Football Team made them really famous throughout Germany but here in the Ruhr-Area they were always "big" despite it is a beer from Rhineland-Palatinate. I know many pubs and restaurants here that serve Bit since the last twenty or so years.

Another thing I noticed is that beer from Wuppertal has become more and more unpopular over the years. When I was a kid there were many pubs and restaurants serving Wicküler and Bremme. Bremme closed down many years ago and Wicküler was bought by DAB, it is brewed in Dortmund now and only available in bottles, there is no bar or restaurant anymore that serves Wicküler.

Patrick


User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

Quoting Frequentflyer (Reply 15):
Would the distinguished assembly here educate us Bitte Sehr and try to come up with the list that Sabena332 came up with in the first post, but this time showing the hierarchy for tastiness instead of sales volume? I know taste is personal, but I would like to know what to order next time I hop over to Goethe's country.

That would be impossible. There are hundreds of beers and most are not available everywhere.


Becks
Krombacher
Jever
Veltins
Andreas (Small brewery from Hagen)
Licher
Oettinger - By far the best tasting beer for the money anywhere in the world.
Flensburg - Partick check Extra markt. I am in the west and it is there.

10 other people could make lists with different beers that taste just as good.


And the winner




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25 Post contains images Sabena332 : You can't be serious... AndiPi is one of the worst IMO. There was one bar in my former hometown that used to serve AndiPi, I always drunk Weizen or A
26 Rlwynn : Maybe.I only listed it as there is a restaurant by my house and when we are mountain biking we often stop there and have one. And it always is good.
27 Rlwynn : Andit is kind of funny how people will only drink certain beers here. I live right on the border of GM and EN. Right on the border means like 100 mete
28 Sabena332 : I always got a headache when I drunk a few bottles of Schwelmer so I stay away from it. But maybe it became a bit better lately, I heard that the own
29 Pelican : I guess you haven't tried Hansa lately? And beers like Kindl, Warsteiner and Holsten aren't really better but far more expensive. That is Alt - a bee
30 Sabena332 : I am not a big fan of Alt beer but the three Alt beer breweries I mentioned in the post above are very good. My best friend used to work in a hotel i
31 Post contains links Rlwynn : By the Nordsee, Niederlander border. West from Bermerhaven. www.stadt-jever.de
32 Air380 : I am so jealous!!! Any beer is so expensive in this neck of the woods! And, sorry to say, I am drinking a Coor's at the moment due to the 700 degree h
33 Post contains images Pelican : I see, the next time I'm in Ddorf I will give it a try. Until now I've only heard astonished comments when I mentioned the price of the beer. I would
34 Post contains links and images Srbmod : Hey, let's not turn this into an Ale v. Lager flame fest thread! Here's the German beer ALDI sells in some of its' stores here in the US: http://www.
35 Post contains images Rlwynn : I wonder if Jever is sold througout Germany? There could be your answer. Brand beer and Guplner beer is also really good. But the cans are much to sma
36 Pelican : Now I'm surprised. Wernesgrüner is a decent beer, I would even call it good. I doubt Aldi sells it in Germany. Never heard of those brands before...
37 Rlwynn : The are all from the southern most corner of the Netherlands by Aachen.The German speaking part of the netherlands.
38 Post contains images Sabena332 : Beers from Belgium are very good IMO, the Dutch stuff is also ok, but I never heard of these brands. No need for the Netherlands when you are living
39 Srbmod : Haven't tried any of the wines they sell at my local ALDI because I'm stuck on $5 bottles of Banrock Station Australian Riesling that I can get at th
40 Post contains images SandroZRH : Christ, and we pay what, €8 for a 10 case of Feldschlösschen.
41 Zak : you can get a 0.5l bottle of "something gold" for .27c in "norma", its plastic bottled relabeled version of one of the "top10 brand beer" up there.
42 LH526 : Right, on a money-taste basis .. but I rather spend some cents more and get an excellent tasting beer instead of that "Öttinger-Plörre". I can't st
43 LOT767-300ER : Patrick, some people drink real beer. Like Tyskie.
44 Post contains images N1120A : I am betting that a big reason for their market share is that your favorite airline serves Warsteiner Probably helped by American tourists who learn
45 Beaucaire : It's amazing how cheap the USA are compared to France... In local Supermakets in Avignon or Nîmes (..if you are lucky..) you can buy foreign beers a
46 Post contains images RayChuang : I've seen Oettinger beer occasionally available at premium supermarkets here in the USA (it's expensive, too). However, thanks to US laws that allow s
47 Rlwynn : I am an American who has lived in Germany for 5 years now. But also many other beers also. I usually only drank Sierra Nevada for the last couple off
48 Post contains images Pelican : You know I don't care much about the politics of Bush or what country America is invading. But this is too much. Selling cheap Oettinger at high pric
49 Post contains images RayChuang : Pelican, Oettinger is expensive because not that much beer from this company are exported to the USA. As for the unusual taste of American "craft beer
50 N1120A : Oh, you can find expensive beer in the US too. Take a look at what a 6 pack of Stella Artois bottles costs here. I wouldn't call any of those 3 small
51 Post contains images Beaucaire : For a true beer fanatic Stella Artois does not fall into the category of drinkable liquids....
52 Pelican : According to your logic Wernesgrüner should be expensive, too. That's a bold statement considering there are more than 1200 breweries in Germany. pe
53 Rlwynn : Not when using the Aldi way of thinking. Aldi has like 700 stores in America. They probably bought thousands of cases of Wenesgrüner. Hence the lowe
54 Post contains links Avianca : sorry guys.... but Oettinger is real piss beer..... 3 weeks ago I saw Oettinger Pils and Export , for 3,99 EUR the case... check this out.... http://
55 Rlwynn : So what did you think of it when you tasted it?
56 Avianca : well last time I drunk Oettinger is at least 9 years ago... when I was still in school...
57 Rlwynn : And, so how was it then? Was it piss beer?
58 Avianca : I have no problem if you like it... but for me its bad stuff...
59 Post contains images Rammstein : Well said man! long live to
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