~ Gut gekaut ist halb verdaut ~
The first verse is a way of saying that good thought is half of understanding. The last two verses are also under their own titles. The large PUG (printed under glaze) pouring stein is marked with the Mettlach logo, mold # 2183, decor # 953 and dated 1896.
Gut gekaut ist halb verdaut.

Ein guter Tropfen auf Gerst & Hopfen,
das sind die besten Lebenstropfen.

Ein guter Trunk macht Alte jung.
Good chewing is half of digestion.

Good drops from barley and hops,
they are the best drops of life.

a good drink makes the old young.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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