Unless it's Kölsch, the only piss that's legally allowed to call itself beer. Can't even get drunk on that stuff!
Also, German breweries do cheat. The Reinheitsgebot for instance says Gerste (barley), not Malz (malt). But using the raw fruit is disallowed in German breweries these days. Also, they add zinc, since the yeast needs it badly, but not by adding a zinc salt, like the rest of the world does. Instead, they add it to the water supply or as water softener. They add milk acid bacteria as acidifier, which is much worse than what the rest of world does by adding a bit of some weak acid like phosphoric acid.
Believe me, that Brauer in my username is not there by accident...
Hmmmm.... I didnt know that.
Still I think on avg the german beers are better quality than pretty much everything else.
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