OT (German, not American): Julius Echter Hefe-Weisse

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 25 22:08:50 UTC 2009

At 9/25/2009 01:05 PM, Paul Johnston wrote:
>The second one would be "echtes", wouldn't it?  Bier is neuter, as i
>remember my college German.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't even think to check the gender
of "Bier", or the declension of adjectives  Thinking (erroneously)
that the masculine adjective was uninflected, I went for "echter",
the comparative form -- but then the neuter adjective would be "echteres"!


>Paul Johnston
>On Sep 25, 2009, at 12:17 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
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>>Do you-all think Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier (Wurzburger Hofbrau
>>AG) is:
>>1)  Julius Echter's yeast-wheat beer; or (and a more enchanting
>>2)  Julius's purer/more genuine/more authentic/more substantial)
>>yeast-wheat beer (take your choice)? Here I imagine Julius to have
>>been a little-old German brewmaster of olden times, who came up with
>>the formula.
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