Date Consumed: ?
Beer: Istak Halal Beer
Brewed: Khorshid Zareewar Co, Sanandaj, Iran
Size: 320mL
Alcohol Content: 0.0%
Sourced: Naab, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Beer Rating: 2/10
Notes: As far as non-alcoholic lime flavoured Iranian halal beers go, this one is quite drinkable. On the beer scale however, it’s not comparable. 2 points because it tastes of lime and not malt.

Istak Halal Beer, Iran

Saudi Arabia

Date Consumed: 20th September 2011
Beer: Rich Beer
Brewed: Al-Moudi Beverage Ind, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Size: 340mL
Alcohol Content: 0.0%
Sourced: Marakesh Restaurant, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Beer Rating: 1/10
Notes: Malty horribleness. How do people even consider this a beer? Still, it’s an unexpected Saudi Arabian achievement!

Rich Beer, Saudi Arabia


Date Consumed: ?
Beer: Anchor Smooth
Brewed: Guinness Anchor Berhad, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Size: 325mL
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Sourced: Cool Storage Supermarket, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
World Beer Rating: 5/10
Notes: Not particularly good. Tastes of cereal and hops. Lightly carbonated.

Anchor Smooth, Malaysia


Date Consumed: ?
Beer: Locher Appenzeller Balik Beer
Brewed: Breuerei Locher, Appenzell, Switzerland
Size: 11.0%
Alcohol Content: 330mL
Sourced: Caviar House & Prunier, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (International Terminal), Sydney, NSW Australia
World Beer Rating: 11.0%
Notes: My God this beer is strong. Fruity, almost like wine with medium carbonation. Sweet flavour, dominated by alcohol. I love this beer, but only because I had one (A six pack would happily knock you out) and felt quite jolly afterwards!

Locher Appenzeller Balik Beer, Switzerland