~ A Viertel macht glustig ~
I'm not sure that the conversation becomes sensible after a liter of beer, but maybe if everyone else has also had a liter of beer. This etched, Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) stein was designed by Fritz Quidenus and marked with the Mettlach logo, form number 3219 and dated 1908.
A Viertel macht glustig -
A Halbe macht lustig -
A Liter macht schneid -
und nacher red' st' gescheidt!
A quarter (liter) makes desire (for more) -
A half (liter) makes one jovial -
A liter makes one energetic -
and afterwards conversation is sensible!
Translation: Roy De Selms
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