Mixed beer-based drinks

Regions of popularity: Nationwide

Alcohol content: Depends on the mix percentages, alcohol content is always specified on the label.

Characteristics: Comes in several flavour varieties such as Radler, Alsterwasser, Russ'n, Diesel etc. Beer mixers can be made using any type of beer. These are made by mixing beer (brewed according to the German Purity Law) with light or dark soda/cola, fruit juices or other additives

History: A relatively new and rapidly growing segment as ready-made beverage; selling beer mixers in bottles or cans has only possible since the German Beer Tax Act was amended in 1993; they have long tradition in German restaurants

Serving conventions: Best served between 7 and 8 degrees Celsius.

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