- posted 14 years ago
I have lived two years in Munich to date and have visited it many times before for the Oktoberfest and sometimes just for a summer trip. The beer there (I drink Helle beer) used to be mostly good. But in the last two years, Augustiner beer used to have a big advantage in terms of quality with Paulaner a good distance behind and the others (Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Spaten) left in the dust. But even this has changed for the worst. Paulaner ceased to be a good beer more than a year ago, leaving Augustiner making the only good Helle beer in Munich, but a week before the start of Oktoberfest 2005 the Augustiner beer took a nose-dive in terms of flavour and body. It is now thin and watery and barely worth drinking. And the end of the Oktoberfest has not heralded an improvement.
Bavaria used to be famous for its beer with Munich being a city noted for beer. But it looks like the accountants in these firms have calculated that there is more profit in poorer quality beer.