First beer! I grabbed this in the grocery store near our place. It cost somewhere around 70 cents, and was pretty delicious.
My impression of German beer is that of simplicity. There isn’t anything crazy in it, like coriander or maple sugar or flavor. German beer is bread, liquefied. It tastes like bread with hops. Which is great! But it’s not the beer Americans are accustomed to. There’s not a lot of perceived experimentation, like Dogfish Head is known for. It’s not particularly strong, like a barleywine, and not particularly rich, like a Belgian beer.
Still, I think I’ll eventually develop a palate for it. I like the malty richness of this dunkel (translates to “dark”), and the aftertaste is clean yet present. It’s like walking into a kitchen baking bread. I can get used to this.
And if not, Belgium is one country over.