Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Malt Star - Israel 10-4-11

The Low Down:
And spend the money on anything you want — cattle, sheep, wine, or other intoxicant, or anything you may desire. And you shall feast there, in the presence of the Lord your God, and rejoice with your household.
–Deuteronomy 14:26

This little extract from the Torah shows that the Israelites loved to get their crunk on, so why oh why then did this brewery turn its back on Moses' teachings and Brew an Alcohol Free beer?

It's not all bad, this imitation brew is delicious and tastes like caramel and honey smacks (the breakfast cereal).

I have it on authority that alcoholic kosher brews exist, but are impossible to find here in Australia.

Packaging: 7/10
Red, Gold  and Black are a great combination.
Refreshment: 6/10
Not really as refreshing as I would hope given that the Hebrew people spent 40 years in the Sinai desert.
Flavour 10/10:
Honey Smacks. Admittedly Drinking beer should not bring back memories of being 11.
Alcohol Content: 0/10
Sorry Malt Star, you cannot score any points here.
Price: 7/10
$2.50. Same as a can of coke. but a little less refreshing.
Total: 30/50

This beer could have been a contender, and still there are many reasons to drink it. designated driver, children's breakfast cereal enthusiast, teetotaller, or giving up alcohol for Lent. As far as food matching goes, why do I feel like a bagel?