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Beer is a major part of German culture. German beer is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, which permits only water, hops, and malt as ingredients; and stipulates that beers not exclusively using barley-malt, such as wheat beer, must be top-fermented.In 2012, Germany ranked third in Europe in terms of per-capita beer consumption, behind the Czech Republic and Austria.