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Istak Malt (Natural)

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Brewed by Arpanoosh / Khorshid Zareewar
Style: Low Alcohol
Rasht Industrial City, Gilan Province, Iran

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.56/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: Malt, hops, sugar, vitamin B&C, natural flavours, carbonated water.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ArtificialCyst (450) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Aroma: Sweet, bready malt, candies, caramel. Appearance: No head, amber color. Taste: Sweet, soury, bread, some caramel, bit of fruity notes, candies, not very tasty, minimal biterness and some low spicy hoppy notes. Palate: Finish is sweet, carbonation is very high, body is medium-low. In Iranian climate and no-beer conditions it is pretty good but I prefer the fruity versions.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
alex_leit (1988) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 18, 2016
Can. Golden color. Very sweet aroma: malt, sugar nectar, candies, a little citrus. Taste: very sweet, very malty, slightly sour lemon and apples.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bytemesis (6568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle with thanks to Nikos! Country 102. Pours a flat clear Amber, no head or lacing. Aroma is wort, malt sugars, toffee, grain. Flavor is medium plus sweet, no bitterness, like a flat malt soda. Medium body, no carbonation. Kinda gross.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DanielBrown (4370) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2016
I’ve already reviewed this previously; god knows where the rating went. Bought from a Persian shop on Hagley Road, years ago. Terrible, obv.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Manslow (1020) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Butelka wypita w Uzbekistanie w 2014. Napój typu piwoniepiwo, trochę chlebowego aromatu i smaku.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Thx! for sharing DutchDrebus. 320 +/- 5 ml. (I kid you not!) bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Bizarre clear pale brown amber with zero head. Nose is this syrup bizarre awful medicinal sugar, watery with some dark bread. Taste is thin syrupy medicinal, hugely watery artificial syrup with watery bread. Very thin & watery. Awful. Like a really bad soda. Really, really bad though. No wonder people in Iran drink stuff like bootleg Heineken etc. when they go for beer plus illegal homebrew as well (likely).

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
caesar (6591) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT, small sample. Clear amber to copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of rye bread, sugary molasses and caramel. Supersweet in taste, rye bread. For a small sip it’s actually quite ok. Wouldnt dare drinking a whole bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, cherry, Frysian (dark) rye bread (Fries roggebrood) loads of rye bread. Sweet malty flavour, caramel and rye. Sweet finish. Not bad actually.
(from 33cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’ Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Clear copper color, virtually no head. Smell and taste cattle feed, sweetish. Ah well, nice tick.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT13. Cognac colour with no head. Smells rye, bread, sweet, malts. Tastes malts, sweet. Thin body, soft carbo.


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