The Malt beer that wasn’t

Funny story – when I was grocery shopping on Friday, I wanted to select a few beers that David had not yet tried. I decided to try some Oettinger beers. As I was scanning the vast selection of brands and types of beers, I caught sight of an Oettinger label that said Malz, or malt. I thought, “Great! I love malt beers!” and proceeded to add a few bottles to my basket.

When I got home, I excitedly showed David that I had found a malt beer to try. Then my eye fell on the label and I noticed it said that it was alcohol-free and also an “erfrischende Malztrunk für die ganze Familie” – a refreshing Malt beverage for the whole family. Hmmmm….

We chilled one down, opened the bottle and poured it into a beer glass. David took the first sip. His first thought was, “What IS this? It tastes like soda-pop.” Then he said to me, “I’m not too sure of this. It doesn’t taste right.” I was curious. I took a sip and it was definitely not what I was expecting. Maybe if I had been expecting a malt beverage rather than a malt beer I would have liked it.

I am going to try making beer bread with the remaining bottles, because I think that might be the best way to use up our refreshing malt beverage for the whole family.

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One response to “The Malt beer that wasn’t

  1. Jaja, Americans…..no idea of what tastes good. I love Malzbier! Try the original, it’s called “Karamalz”. Icecold. And by the way, it’s no beer at all, just – as David assumed already – kind of a soda-pop. But it makes a nice “foam” when poured into a glass and children can pretend to drink beer….guess that sounds very stupid to the rest of the world but it’s popular children’s drink in Bavaria.

    Did you have a traditional Bavarian breakfast yet?

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