I visit Germany a lot (Augsburg, Bavaria) and I can't seem to find a beer that would be similar to Belgian beers, for example to Grimbergen blonde.

So far the closest I've come is kellerbier but still it's nothing like a Belgian beer.

Is there some beer type or specific brand that manufactures beer similar to Belgian ones?

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    Can you elaborate what characteristics of Belgian blondes you miss in German Keller- and Weizenbeers? – Altbier is not Old Beer Sep 12 at 13:21
  • @AltbierisnotOldBeer it’s hard for me to explain but I guess some kind of fruity flavor. German beer is too bland for me in comparison to Belgian beers – Yos Sep 12 at 13:24
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    There might be some beers which would resemble Belgians. I remember Ayinger Frühlingsbier was very fresh but it's only available in the spring. – Altbier is not Old Beer Sep 13 at 8:16
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    In Germany most beers are brewed according to the so called German Purity law which does not allow to use anything except water, barley, hops and yeast. And in Belgian they are allowed put everything in the beer (f.e. Hoegaarden Witbier is made with coriander and orange peel - unthinkable heresy in Germany). And different hops may play a role too. – Altbier is not Old Beer Sep 13 at 8:21

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