How can you make beer without yeast?
The changed the law some years ago to include any water, filtered presumably but it used to have to be brewed with spring water.
Aldi is just a cheap store and labels should be taken with a pinch. That said, they do have another German purity beer on sale for around the same price which is alright. Lidl and Asda also have their own versions, and they are all probably the same beer, from the same place with a different label anyway. I think some of them are even brewed in France.
I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to beer, and I've tried a few non-reinsheitsgebot German beers and they are not the same, you get a cleaner, crisper, more refreshing beer with the purity ones. Becks (obv), Warsteiner, Bitburger and Jever are my favourites of the ones I tried. Fuck me you should the litre jugs of Warsteiner they serve fresh and cold out the tap in Roermond in The Netherlands, near the border to Germany where they brew it I think. That stuff goes down well.
Dutch beers, Amstel and Heineken can be alright too if the bar keeps them well. If not you'll be sure to get a glass of lukewarm, flat cats piss.
Edited by The Walking Dickhead, September 14 2016 - 06:54 AM.