Carlsberg brewery, Denmark A characterful, strong lager with a lightly hopped, tangy flavour.
Erdinger brewery, Germany. This cloudy- white, bottle-conditioned wheat beer is fizzy with a fluffy head, an apple fruitiness on the palate and a spicy, bitter-sweet finish.
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Erdinger brewery, Germany. A strong, amber-coloured, Bock-style wheat beer, with a tart, bitter-sweet finish.
Highly aromatic components produced by the yeast during fermentation.
Euler brewery, Germany. Typical pale-coloured Hell beer of little interest.
Euler brewery, Germany. Better than Euler's Dom Pilsener, but lacks the finesse of a true Pils-style.
Bavaria St-Pauli brewery, Germany. An uninspiring export-style lager, little different in quality than the Astra Urtyp.
Germany. In Germany, the term Export has a very specific meaning, indicating a light-coloured, lager-style beer that is fuller than a Pilsener, but not quite as dry. Producers of this style are legion, but include Augustiner (fine, pale and generous beer called Edelstoff), Binding (called Export Privat, but not special), Dortmunder Actien (slightly malty), Dortmunder Hansa (soft and malty), Dortmunder Kronen (extraordinarily lusty for this style, but its super-smooth texture, sultry malty character, beautiful balance and delicately dry finish make it the finest Export style available), Dortmunder Ritter (firm and fruity with a good dry finish), Dortmunder Thier (can sometimes rival Dortmunder Kronen Export), Dortmunder Union brewery (typically fine malty premium style), Herforder (simple malty flavour), Hofbräuhaus (crisp style, almost like a fuller-bodied Pilsener) and Holsten (boring).
International Can apply to any beer, indicating a premium brew. It infers that it will be stronger than the domestic version of the same beer because export beers were originally beefed-up to enable them to survive long voyages through extremes of heat, there is no guarantee that they will be. In Germany, Export has a more specific meaning.
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