Marochniy Chlebniy Kvas - Квас Марка Марочный
2 L bottle
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.
This has a strong molasses / rye smell, but the flavor is more sweet and cola-like. Just a little fruity & tart like a Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb.
The label says "strongly carbonated" but it really isn't too fizzy, like other kvas I've tried. Or maybe its just lost from this plastic bottle.
Its very sweet actually, like a sweet tart candy with earthy molasses added.
Water, sugar, sweetener, citric acid, malt concentrait, dioxide carbon.
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