Arpanoosh / Khorshid Zareewar Reviews




alex_leit
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
Can. Golden color. Very sweet aroma: malt, sugar nectar, candies, a little citrus. Taste: very sweet, very malty, slightly sour lemon and apples.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Erzengel
1.9
Istak Pineapple
Very nice and fruity pineapple flavour. Not too artificial, not too sweetish. The beer I in the background and comes out at the end. Nice pineapple ending with hints of grain in the background. Nice and thirst quenching.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Erzengel
1.9
Istak Pomegranate
Watery-sweetish brew. The pomegranate is there, a bit sweet and a bit artificial. The typical bitterness / dryness of this fruit is too low for the taste. The body is a bit watery with sweetish hint. Refreshing and not too sweet. Fruity-fresh aftertaste, nice.
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Erzengel
1.6
Istak Raspberry
Smooth sweeitish beginning. More Blackberry than Raspberry flavour. Sweetish-round, hints of grain in the background. Fresh and not too sweetish, refreshing without being too watery. Hints of grain in the background, a bit artificial blackberry in the taste with a moderate sweetness. Fruity and refreshing. Nice with a long blackberry aftertaste.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Erzengel
1.6
Istak Strawberry
Fruity and slightly chemical strawberry-flavour. The beer is in the background tasteable. Fresh and not too sweetish. Hints of grain behind artificial strawberry aroma. The aftertaste is refreshing, hints of water and grainy and artificial strawberry. Not too bad.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Erzengel
1.6
Istak Tropical Fruits
Fruity-refreshing beginning. Not too sweetish. Nice tropical fruits, but a bit artificial. Not much beer in the background, sweetish-fruity aftertaste. Not too sweet, so still easy to drink. Nice.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

bytemesis
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
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.
Sunday, February 21, 2016

DanielBrown
1.5
Istak Malt (Natural)
I’ve already reviewed this previously; god knows where the rating went. Bought from a Persian shop on Hagley Road, years ago. Terrible, obv.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Manslow
0.9
Istak Malt (Natural)
Butelka wypita w Uzbekistanie w 2014. Napój typu piwoniepiwo, trochę chlebowego aromatu i smaku.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

77ships
0.7
Istak Malt (Natural)
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).
Monday, October 26, 2015

caesar
2.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
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.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Martinus
2.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
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!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Benzai
1.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Clear copper color, virtually no head. Smell and taste cattle feed, sweetish. Ah well, nice tick.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

DutchDrebus
2.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle @ ZZT13. Cognac colour with no head. Smells rye, bread, sweet, malts. Tastes malts, sweet. Thin body, soft carbo.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Erzengel
1.3
Istak Coffee
Süßlich-dünnflüssiges Bier. Das Kaffee-Aroma ist interessant für eine "Limonade". Nicht zu süß, sehr süffig, Getreidiger Körper, nicht zu tief.
Monday, October 19, 2015

Borup
1.6
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, grain and heavy malt notes.
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Benzai
1.5
Istak Tropical Fruits
Bottle shared by DutchDrebus. Clear amber color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, biscuits, cookies and a light touch of tropical fruit. Incredible sweet and sugary. Too sweet to drink almost.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

DutchDrebus
2
Istak Tropical Fruits
Bottle @ home. Clear amber colour with a small head that doesn’t last. Smells tea, sportsdrink. Tastes sweet, sugar, malts, pineapple. Thin body, okay carbo.
Thursday, October 15, 2015

SVD
3
Istak Lemon
Bottle at friends place. Brown small head. Aroma is lemon and malts. Taste is the same. Not bad.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Thompson
2.5
Istak Lemon
Bottle @ Joes... clear brown no head... smell lemon... taste tea... this is boring.......
Thursday, September 03, 2015

DutchDrebus
2.8
Istak Lemon
Bottle @ joes. Tea colored with no head. Smells iced tea. Tastes malts, lemon, tea/iced tea. Thin body, low carbo.
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Benzai
1.2
Istak Coffee
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear dark copper to amber color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, a hint of the sweetest coffee ever, a lot of vanilla and (Dutch) "hopjesvla" which I really dislike. Very sweet aftertaste, low body, low carbonation.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

DutchDrebus
2.9
Istak Coffee
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by benzai. It’s not a fruit beer, so it should be rateable! Clear copper colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, haagse hopjes, coffee, vanilla. Tastes coffee, chocolate, sweet, vanilla, haagse hopjes, werhters. Thin body obvs, soft to fizzy carbo.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

ThirstyBird
2.5
Istak Strawberry
Thanks to erzengel for the bottle!! Pours a clear reddish/ yellow color. The smell is distinct sweet strawberry, cotton candy. The taste is jolly rancher, sweet strawberry, growing more mellow on the aftertaste. The body is light with fine carbonation.
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Douberd
2.1
Istak Malt (Natural)
(Istak Malt (Natural)) Bottle 325 ml, served into a shaker. Non alcoholic, but new country! Deep amber colour on the body, crystal clear, with a small and thin white head on top, collapsing fast. Very malty and sweet aroma, prunes, syrup, some stewed fruits. Taste is sweet and mostly constists of malts. Sugar, syrup, some fruity notes. Thin body, carbonation on the low side. For what it is I expected it to be more offensive but it could be worse.
Saturday, July 04, 2015

MarkoNm
1.2
Istak Malt (Natural)
Trade with Douberd. Pours a clear amber brown color, topped with a small white head. Quite smelly malty aroma, some resin preence as well. Taste is sweet and watery, and definitely not nice or beer. At least it’s a new country.
Friday, July 03, 2015

vipinvelp
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle from IP trade with Douberd, thanks. Clear amber, small foam. Sweet caramel aroma and even sweeter taste. Great rare country tick. (Velp 201506)
Sunday, June 28, 2015

kerenmk
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG. Clear dark gold-brown with white film. Wort and sweet grape juice and paper aroma, sweet, cardboard and wort in the mouth. Light body, sweet finish.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

DSG
1.1
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Big thanks to Erzengel for this rare country tick! Clear golden with no head. Aroma of cardboard, cooked cereals and grapes. Sweet flavor with wet cardboard, cooked cereals and grape juice. Very thin. Pretty awful.
Monday, June 08, 2015

Erzengel
1.6
Istak Apple
Sweetish-malty beginning. Sweetish apples in the background, fresh but not too deep. Malty hints, no bitterness, not too sweet. The body is watery but refreshing, the apple a bit artificial. In total easy to drink and thirst quenching, not too chemical. Ok.
Friday, June 05, 2015

Erzengel
1.6
Istak Lemon
Sweetish-fresh beginning. Smooth, not too sweetish with not too intense lemons in the aroma. Malty background. Fresh, easy to drink but not to intense citrusy. Malty-sweetish but refreshing aftertaste.
Thursday, June 04, 2015

The_Osprey
1.6
Istak Malt (Natural)
Mar 2015 - "320+5ml" bottle. Clear reddy brown, lightly sparkling, small head doesn’t endure at all. Aroma is damp, slightly sour, maybe some coffee bean but very toned down. Body is medium, low-ish carbonation, foamy. Taste is sweet malts, like a thinner and less sweet version of ’Malta’. (1.6) I also tried the peach version, which is unrateable and is similar but has a pleasant peachiness to it. I would have given it (2.4). Neither are beers really.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sigmund
1.1
Istak Malt (Natural)
Shared 320 ml bottle at local tasting, thanks to Holmen1. Brown colour, low off-white head. Unpleasant aroma of unfermented wort, wet cardboard and damp basement. Thin body. Flavour of unfermented diluted wort, but not as sweet as I feared. Hardly any noticeable hops. Oh well, a new "beer" country for me ...
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Holmen2
1
Istak Malt (Natural)
Shared bottle at RB/HD home at OGJ 03.03.15. Very pale and clear nutty brown. Exeptionally quickly disappearing off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and malt extract. Overly sweet taste, also with chocolate. Sodaish.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

abemorsten
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. Clear sparkling nut brown body with a white rim. Sour coffee and heavy malt candy on the nose. Metallic, light acidic malt extract flavor. Light sharp. Light to medium bodied. Malty finish.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

gunnar
1.5
Istak Malt (Natural)
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark golden with no head at all. Aroma is strong caramel malts.Taste is sweet all over, cloyingly and undrinkable, almost.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sibarh
1.5
Istak Malt (Natural)
Kolor- ciemno złoty. Piana - drobna, średniowysoka, nietrwała. Zapach - słodowy. Smak- słodowe, lekko podpalane, średnia słodycz.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Holmen1
1.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
Nytt og eksotisk land! På hytta i vinterferien, kjøpt på iransk butikk i Rantzausgade. Vammel, søtlig lukt av råtnende frukt. Klar dyp farge med filmskum. Vørterøl smaker bedre enn dette.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

RobertDale
1.4
Istak Malt (Natural)
320 ml. bottle. Thanks Gabriel. Pours a clear golden red with a small beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Taste is malt and apples (I think). Very sweet. Ugh.
Monday, January 26, 2015

Tinco
1.6
Istak Malt (Natural)
Iran! Had a lot of different ’beers’ in Iran i.e. non alcoholic malt beverages. If you think of them as sodas with malt taste you won’t be disappointed. Of all the flavors I tried in liked the peach one best! Perfect with a falafel sandwich. Taste is generally a thin malt body with fruit flavor added. Apparently it is popular for Iranians to buy the non alcohol malt version and add baking yeast to make their own brew :). Istak and Heyday are available almost everywhere. I tried : lemon, peach, melon, pomegranate, malt and grape. Melon was weiiiird. :)
Sunday, December 21, 2014

CH-303
1.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
Appearance: Copper brown, clear. Minimal fizzy head that disappears so quickly it is hard to determine its colour. Heisenberg would agree.
Aroma: Malt, fruit house. Sweetness.
Taste: Fruit juice of the bad kind. Malt, get the cereal. Sweet. Pretty bad.
Bought: Trade with Erzengel - thanks!, 320 ml
Info: 21/11-2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

lusikka
1
Istak Malt (Natural)
320 ml bottle. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a dark copper cola colour with a small head. Aroma is very, very bready, raw and grainy. Flavour of grainy bready mess, wort, some sourness, very strong sugary sweetness and off-flavours. Light bodied and very watery mouthfeel. Horrible. I’d rather drink water.
Friday, September 12, 2014

olio
1.1
Istak Malt (Natural)
32 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours dark golden color with a small head. Very malty and bready aroma, quite disturbing at that, some glue and earth. Flavor is quite awful, bready, malty, slightly spicy and earthy mess. Sweet slick palate.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

rosenbergh
1.2
Istak Malt (Natural)
320 ml bottle. BB 15/07/14. From kevnic2008. Thanks Mariusz for this country tick!
Clear copper colour with a tiny white head. Bread, cardboard and sweetness in a rather gross aroma. The flavour is bread, some shortbread and berries. Bad indeed. Sweet.

Friday, September 12, 2014

andrepintado
2
Istak Malt (Natural)
33cl bottle thanks to Erzengel. Dark copper color. High sweetness. Aroma is cereal and malt.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Aniela
1.3
Istak Malt (Natural)
Flaska hemma, tack Per. Bernstensfärgad öl med ett litet beiget huvud. Luktar malt och brunt socker. Smakar malt och sött sliskigt sirapsbröd. Inte alls god, kunde funka som tillsats i matbröd kanske..
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

rlgk
1.2
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle, thanks to omhper. Pale amber beer with a small offwhite head. Sugary mash aroma. Sweet grainy mash flavor. Quite terrible.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beerhunter111
1.2
Istak Malt (Natural)
Vielen Dank an Erzengel für diese Flasche! Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes orangebraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, getreidig. Geschmack sehr süß, Zucker, malzig, Karamell, Rübensirup.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

gnoff
1.1
Istak Malt (Natural)
Sampled on June 10, 2014, thanks to Nisse666! Bottle 320 ml.
Clear copper color, small teal head. Sweet, wort like, red berries, apple scent. Sweet, wort taste. Weak mouthfeel, no bitterness.
Not pleasant.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Nisse666
0.8
Istak Malt (Natural)
Bottle many thx to kevnic2008 cons 2014-06-10 Mölndal AR: malt extract, wee apple cider AP: dark amber, wee frothy white head F: bread syrup, to much malt extract, sugary
Tuesday, June 10, 2014