"I'll have a wheat beer and a Korn"
Korn - around 32% ABV
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Korn is a spirit made from wheat, rye or barley. Herr Bohnsack orders it with a wheat beer; this popular combination is known as Herrengedeck (gentlemen's cover). Cheap and strong, Korn has a dubious reputation in Germany, but recent attempts to revive its image have seen weaker, fruit flavoured versions on the market.

In this article, Natasha Vuckovic extols the virtues of these spirits, neglected outside their countries of origin.