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a Belgian in Vienna
« on: August 04, 2015, 12:51:47 PM »
Spending a couple of days in Vienna, where it's quite hot, so here we go. Know nothing about German beers, apart from Weizen and Rauchbier.

A can of Ottakringer Helles from the local supermarket. My first Helles, I'm so excited!

Tastes like bland pils.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 03:30:10 PM »
Tastes like bland pils.

Agreed...not a fan of helles.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 04:23:56 PM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 04:59:55 PM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 05:51:49 PM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
After drinking several fresh liters under the chestnut trees in Munich I changed my mind.  ;)
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015, 06:07:32 PM »
Drinking a very opaque " Vienna Pale" in a brewpub. Damn, that's a confusing name...
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 06:36:53 PM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
After drinking several fresh liters under the chestnut trees in Munich I changed my mind.  ;)

And I might also under those conditions!
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 06:40:09 PM »
A Cooked Corn Zwickl.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 06:52:52 PM »
A Cooked Corn Zwickl.

I'll be there in 43 days, save some for me ;)
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2015, 12:04:36 AM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
I was try to give the OP a bad time for going to Vienna to try German beers...

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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2015, 06:54:43 AM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
I was try to give the OP a bad time for going to Vienna to try German beers...
Challenge accepted. Name a truly Austrian beer style and I'll go and drink a specimen.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2015, 07:01:14 AM »
Ah apparently there's an Austrian Maerzen, sweeter than the German version. Had a can of that when I got back to the apartment. Caramelly sweet. Ditched it.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2015, 01:13:38 PM »
I'm heading to Munich in the fall. Now I know what to avoid :)
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 01:14:26 PM »
I hear there's an awesome Roggenbier to be found in Munich somewhere.
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Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »
I'm heading to Munich in the fall. Now I know what to avoid :)

The fall?
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