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Translation of Bier in English:

Neutrum Bier[e]s


Cultural Note: Bier

Germany and Austria rank among the world's top beer consumers, with a vast range of beer varieties Bock, Alt, Dunkel, Export, Hell, Kölsch, Lager, Malzbier, Pils, Märzen, Weizenbier or Weißbier, and Berliner Weiße to choose from. Germans brew more than 5000 varieties, and each beer tastes different depending on the ratio of ingredients, brewing temperature and technique, alcoholic content, ageing time, and colour. Although there are now some big brewing conglomerates, the local brew from small independent breweries (there are about 1300 in Germany) is still the best and most popular. German beer is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot (beer purity regulations) of 1516, which stipulates that no ingredients other than hops, malted barley, yeast and water can be used. Dortmund and Munich are among the top beer-producing cities in the world. Drinking beer is a vital part of everyday life for many people; they regularly meet up at their Stammtisch in a Kneipe (pub) or in a Biergarten

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