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Kaleun1961
05-02-2006, 10:55 AM
I read this post in another forum where I am a member:

"Friend of mine just got back from Berlin, said the beer was lame, wasn't "strong" & was very bland. The American micro-brews put them to shame. And to top it off, beer is served warm? Is this true? Also, when you order a Coke (soda pop), it's always served warm? Apparently, nobody uses ice in Berlin?"

Celeon999
05-02-2006, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
I read this post in another forum where I am a member:

"Friend of mine just got back from Berlin, said the beer was lame, wasn't "strong" & was very bland. The American micro-brews put them to shame. And to top it off, beer is served warm? Is this true? Also, when you order a Coke (soda pop), it's always served warm? Apparently, nobody uses ice in Berlin?"



WARM ?????

COLA WARM ?? BEER WARM ???

Maybe he was in that town named Berlin somewhere in the USA. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Maybe he was in one of these turkish snackbars with an broken refrigerator or something but i never heard of such things. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Kaleun1961
05-02-2006, 11:24 AM
That's what I thought. I've only ever heard of the English serving warm beer. Not that it would bother me, I can't stand the taste of beer [or wine, or whiskey, etc.] I do draw the line at serving warm Coke. THAT should be a crime.

The_Silent_O
05-02-2006, 11:47 AM
I can lend some light to this subject...or taste for that matter. Disclaimer: this experience is 10 years old at best!

1) Berlin Beer is Great (especially the one with the Berliner Kindl Bear on the label) and it is served cold right from the tap.

2) For sodas (or colas), when you order them in restaurants they come in very small quantities no more than 0.2l or 0.3l. They typically don't put ice in them since they have a measured mark on the side of the glass and they want to make sure you are getting what you paid for. So in germany you are paying for the pure soda, but here in the North American continent you pay for ice and soda.

sodas in restaurants were so expensive, that as a child, my dad let me have sips of his beer instead.

Likewise, you don't typically get water with your meal unless you order it, then you get bottled water and a glass.

...I should write for Fodor's http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

blue_76
05-02-2006, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Maybe he was in one of these turkish snackbars with an broken refrigerator or something but i never heard of such things. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

perhaps you've never tried efes (served cold as ice) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

http://www.anadolugroup.com/images/domest/efespg02.jpg

Acunnon
05-03-2006, 01:01 AM
I think the micro brewery stuff is a hell of a lot better than the mainstream beers, and that is not just in the states but in most every place the micros are better. I think those little guys care more about taste than profit. As for the warm bit, technically you should serve and drink beer (and cheese) at room temperature. The idea is that at room temperature you taste full taste of the beer (hops grain and all that) where as cold beer all you taste is the cold.


Personally I like mine chilled, not cold not warm just chilled. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Warm pop though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif that should be a crime

The_Silent_O
05-03-2006, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by Acunnon:
I think the micro brewery stuff is a hell of a lot better than the mainstream beers, and that is not just in the states but in most every place the micros are better. I think those little guys care more about taste than profit. As for the warm bit, technically you should serve and drink beer (and cheese) at room temperature. The idea is that at room temperature you taste full taste of the beer (hops grain and all that) where as cold beer all you taste is the cold.


Personally I like mine chilled, not cold not warm just chilled. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Warm pop though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif that should be a crime

The sodas in Germany are refrigerator cold...they just don't add ice when they serve it in Gasthaus's (restaurants).

Germans don't have micro-breweries, per-se, but rather many locally brewed beers. Go to one village and they all drink one beer, go to the next village and they all drink a different beer. Some of the beers are really good but some were what I called "instant hangover" beers. Surprisingly, some of the best beer I had were brewed in the former east Germany in Dresden.

Celeon999
05-03-2006, 07:11 AM
Dresden ? Wait .... must had been a Feldschl√¬∂√üchen Bier ???

The_Silent_O
05-03-2006, 07:46 AM
Yes, I think so...it was caramel colored beer that had a light lager taste to it. I drank it by the gallons (liters) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

I used to make "Dresden runs" just to haul the blue cases back to my flat in Schweinfurt. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif
Plus we had friends there also...which made it all the more pleasant.

Celeon999
05-03-2006, 07:56 AM
Celeon has several favs but usely drinks Berliner Pilsner. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

We had a very popular Berliner Pilsner fan here in the GDR.

Remember him (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Honecker) ?

The_Silent_O
05-03-2006, 08:01 AM
I like pilsners!!! Tasty beers...

Honecker...is he starring in action thrillers these days ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

joeap
05-03-2006, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by blue_76:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Maybe he was in one of these turkish snackbars with an broken refrigerator or something but i never heard of such things. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

perhaps you've never tried efes (served cold as ice) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

http://www.anadolugroup.com/images/domest/efespg02.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mmmmm efes with kebab or borek. Ayran is good too.