Brunswick mumme

If you ask a Braunschweiger what Braunschweiger Mumme is, everyone tells you something different. And yet everyone is right. Ultimately, it is a non-alcoholic malt extract brewed from water, hops, barley, wheat and herbs. This extract is viscous and sweet.

The seasoning can be used for many things: sausage, cheese, sauces or pastries are seasoned with it, for example. But it is also used as a drink by mixing it with mineral water, milk or tea. What is not surprising in the beer country Germany: there is of course also a Mumme beer. This is a top-fermented beer that is mixed with the “Original doppelte Segelschiff-Mumme” and contains an original wort of 15%.
Originally, the Mumme, which originated in the Middle Ages, was a medium to strong alcoholic beer used as a drink on ships. Due to its sugar and alcohol content, it had a long shelf life and was a good remedy to prevent the notorious scurvy.

Liquid wort Braunschweiger Mumme in a can.

Recipe Braunschweig Mumme Goulash

A malty speciality from Lower Saxony
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Course: main dish
Cuisine: Lower Saxony
Keyword: savoury
Difficulty: Experienced
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients & Shopping list

  • 1 kg beef goulash
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter or oil
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 250 ml Mumme
  • 2 tbsp broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 200-250 ml water
  • salt, pepper


  • Sear the beef goulash in the hot fat. Remove meat from pot and set aside.
  • Sauté the onion in the stock until translucent.
  • Add the meat and fill up with the water.
  • Then add the stock, mumme, bay leaf and cloves. Allow to simmer on low heat for 2 hours.
  • Add the vinegar and sugar 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  • At the end season with salt and pepper.

Tips & Hints

Boiled potatoes and a Mumme beer go well with it.

Of course, such a cult delicacy needs its own feast. Every year, Braunschweig hosts the Mumme Pleasure Mile with many products, recipes and traders.



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