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What pairs well with Sauerbraten?

Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by Derranged, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Obviously German beer would probably be best, but does anyone know what particular style, or even a beer from a particular brewery?
     
  2. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Kolsch. I can't rember the kinds I have had, hubby handles the German beers.
     
  3. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I can try a Kolsch. Could hefs work?
     
  4. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    A hef would do, but for me Kolsch is the best with the sour. What meat?
     
  5. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I dont even know my bro in law is makin it.
     
  6. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Advocate (510) Maryland Jan 13, 2013

    I think I might be tempted to go with a Doppelbock, which for me would be Ayinger Celebrator.
     
  7. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Then I would stick with Kolsch. Some sauerbraten I have had is fairly plain, but some is seriously gingerbread cookies with cabbage mixed in. If you're not sure what you are getting, basic works.
     
  8. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Advocate (540) Vermont Mar 10, 2006

    The brewer at a pub here makes fantastic German style lagers, is married to a German woman and eats sauerbraten pretty frequently. I know he would say kolsch, but I think a good German pils or even a hefeweizen would be nice too.
     
  9. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I wound up buying Weihenstephaner Hef and Dunkel. Thanks for the responses.
     
  10. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Now I know why they call it "sauer"braten. Crikey that was harsh. Not a fan. Still paired well with the hef nonetheless.
     
  11. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Could you smell it from the car?:D
     
  12. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Somethin like that.
     
  13. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (400) New York Jan 3, 2012

    hey... at least you have a nice dunkel to wash everything down with....
     

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