Monastyrskiy Black Currant Kvas - Квас смородиновый
Kvas (Квас) is an ancient beverage that has been made for almost 1000 years in Russia and nearby countries. It can be brewed from simple ingredients such as leftover rye bread and yeast, sweetened with sugar, honey, birch sap, berries or fruit. Kvas is similar to the "small beer" made by early American colonists and root beer made by farm families in the U.S. It is mildly carbonated by the yeast fermenting the sugar, but is not aged long enough to more than a trace of alcohol.
In some cities in Russia, vendors sell kvas from small tanker trucks on the street, and homemade concotions are still popular. Nowadays it is also available in 2-liter bottles made in modern mass-production facilities.
Its hard to tell how this is different from the "classic" kvas. If anything, this has less of the sweet grape juice taste, the berry juice taste, than any added black currant flavor.
This seems less fruity, so that the rye taste is stronger. This is less full-bodied, its flatter & more sour. It seems torn beween sour rye aftertaste and sweet sugary beforetaste, with no in-between.
Carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, kvass concentrate based on a rye malt, sodium benzoate, CO2.
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