Beer Soup (Biersuppe)


"Does not taste overpowering with the beer flavor, surprisingly mild. Recipe is German in origin and very tasty!"
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45 m servings 493 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 493 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 153 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 555 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring beer, covered, to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat together egg yolks, sour cream, cornstarch, sugar and salt until well blended. Transfer mixture to a large saucepan over low heat. Pour in hot beer, a little at a time, stirring until well combined. Do not boil.
  3. To serve, divide bread cubes into four warmed soup bowls. Sprinkle cheese over bread. Pour hot soup over all and serve piping hot.



This is a very old, traditional German recipe and is an acquired taste. Here are a couple of hints - use a light beer, nothing stout; try something cheap! This lessens the beer taste considerabl...

All I could taste was beer! While normally that is a good this case it was not! Beer was the only flavor, I even added garlic and some other flavorings and it still tasted bad.

All I tasted was hot beer. I added a ton of extra eeasoning and still only tasted beer.

Very easy... very bland.

I did not care for this.

We reduced the amount of beer we put in and it was STILL too much. It didn't taste like anything except for stale, hot beer.