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GUEST,Wolfgang BS: And a 1/3rd for the lady please.... (40) RE: BS: And a 1/3rd for the lady please.... 08 Mar 05


In Germany, this theme is an ideological fight not between men and women but between South and North.

In Bavaria they like to get their beer in 1-litre measures (2 pints). Their idea of beer drinking is to get a big amount and not to be bothered by a waiter every ten minutes or so. The beer tends to get warm and looses some flavour but they seem to enjoy it this way.

In the North of Germany (in particular in the North-West), they like to drink the beer cold and tasty, that's why they get their beer in 0.2 litre glasses (bit more than a third of a pint). They'd say that the first gulp is what tastes best and that they'd prefer only to have first gulps of a very fresh beer all evening long. The waiter is no bother at all (once you know the system) for he replaces each small glass by a new glass without even asking you (and makes a note of that on your account) once you have left less than half in your glass. He assumes you'd rather drink the first half of a new glass than that 5 minutes old beer in your half empty glass. You put the beer mat (or soemthing else) on your glass to tell him you've stopped drinking for the time being and he stops replacing your glass by a new one.

Recently, they had introduced 0.1 litre glasses (less than a fifth of a pint) for the real lovers of very fresh beer. It has been forbidden with the argumentation that this way people get more easily drunk.

Different cultures.

Wolfgang


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