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Is the beer in Germany served warm or cold?

is the beer in Germany served warm or cold
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i have heard that in the UK its warm.

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Fenris Troll Ripper JPA RT ATL ®
Room temperature every where I have gone though SOME do keep some beers, esp if they are carrying American Beer believe it or not, those are refrigerated.

Ive seen it in Scotland, England, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Aulstralia all served at room temperature. Only a few were refrigerated but they taste great!!

I lived in Europe and love European beer more than American beer. If you go I am sure you will like it, there are two basic types in Germany you have your Pilzners and then your Dunkels Alt or Scwartz (dark) beer.

(ALWIN is correct it is not really room temperature it comes of tap so it slightly chilled but not refrigerated that is the proper answer and i should have been more precise on that myself)

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Alwin E
Hi, I'm a genuine German, and a passionate beer drinker from Bavaria. So this is genuine information.

Beer served at room temperature would be rejected by every German as being lukewarm and making him vomit. Nobody dares to give you lukewarm beer.

On the other hand, beer is not served icecold either, as from the fridge.

When you have the choice in Germany, you'll take a beer "from tap". Some people say, to tap a good, chilled beer takes seven minutes. I say, four will do. However, there is a barrel of beer in a chilled room, at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius, hand-tapped by the landlord or landlady, and until it gets to you, it will have some 6 or 7 degrees Celsius, and a nice foam topping on it. That's how to drink beer with style.

Drinking canned or bottled beer, even when poured into glasses, is barbaric and uncivilized. (Weißbier, "wheat beer" in Bavaria makes an exception to that rule.)

I understand Americans who like their beer colder than we do. It's your choice. But to German taste, everything around freezing point tastes just like nothing. And, yes, we don't have big freezers in our homes. We're quite conscious about energy use, and a little freezer compartment in the fridge works fine. Even for cooling down beer bottles in summer. And for cans, we pay a 50 euro-cent deposit PER CAN at the supermarket, and the cans must be returned. If you throw them away, it's your choice, but you've lost 50 cents.

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heidi.froebel
definitely COLD !!!

(I am German)

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Charlene W
what the guy before me said is not true! i lived in germany my whole life, even in different parts of germany, and every where i go, they serve chilled beer! cold, never ever room temperatur or even warm!!! if that was so, we wouldnt be known for the best beer ever!!
oh and also, WE ALL OWN FRIDGES AND FREEZERS!!! where did u learn such crap?

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????? ?
it is served cold but not ice cold as in the US
room temperature is the UK

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cait
I've never had a warm beer in the time I've spent in Germany--It's always chilled.

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finestrat1
Cold of course! This is not the UK!

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robertdihno
no room tempurature!!!! What the fuccck are you talking about???? They are always cold... omg.. That's my best memory of drinking beer... I am sober for 4 days now... been going to AA.. but I live here and I can tell you no warm beer or room tempurature...... cool- cold... to where the glass has condensed water on the outside... and then you take a sip.. ohhh ..soooo smooth... and then it's gone... butt don't worry.... There's more!!!!!! and it's cold!!!!!!!!

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Hanoi_babe
Cold!
Some people drink warm beer with sugar against a cold - but that´s it

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koeknbiltong
Well, here around Bremen the beer is normally served room temperature. Even when one asks for a chilled beer, the beer is not cool. In summer, one is more likely to get a slightly chilled beer. And to the poster who reckons that german households do not need fridges/freezers - were you in germany 30 years ago or recently? 30 years ago, in east germany you may have not found a fridge or even running water in each household, but, nowadays .... wake up, man!

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RATZ
SERVED AT ROOM TEMP. I KNOW I DRANK MY SHARE OF IT WHILE I WAS OVER THERE FOR OVER 2 YEARS

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fliege52000
Cold taste much better.

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tampagirl 2005
It´s served at room temperature and if you ask me that is way TOO warm for MY taste!

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anoldmick
In all of Europe and, until recently, even in Canada, beer is served at room temperature. I spent three years in Europe, particularly Germany, and if you wanted chilled beer you either bought it in bottles and took it home and stuck it in your fridge overnight or you asked the bartender for beer "American style". Some of 'em couldn't do it - they didn't have a fridge in the place. Lots of Germans don't own fridges or freezers in their homes, either. They just don't think they need 'em.


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