I am getting ready to make a bulk order (6-8 sacks) through my LHBS and need some advice. I have alway been told if you want your beer to taste like its region of origin, you have to buy malts from that region (e.g., buy German malts to make a German lager). However, the bulk price for Briess (my LHBS only buys through LD Carlson) malts is about 40% cheaper than Weyermann, Crisp, Dingemans, etc. I know that Briess makes a Pils, Pale Ale, Vienna, Munich and mild malt, but obviously they are American grains and not European. Have any of you had success making European styles taste authentic with American (Briess) malts? Please, this is not a troll thread; I am not interested in bashing any one company. I can save money by buying American (Briess) malts; however, it may not be worth it though if they taste off with German, British, and/or Belgians beer styles.