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To some it's the real deal, to others it's a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what's in German beer.Records have that in 1516 Duke William IV of Bavaria signed a beer purity law in the city that was eventually adopted throughout Germany.The law originally stipulated that only barley should be used for beer. While brewers in neighboring Belgium merrily make beers containing coriander and orange peel, for example, such ingredients are theoretically "verboten" in Germany.While Germans are still ranked second – just after the Czechs – annual beer consumption per capita has fallen from 141 liters in 1991 to 98 liters last year.Last year, the share of alcohol-free beer rose to 5.6 percent from 5.4 percent in Germany thanks to its growing popularity among consumers.
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