I think I was probably thinking of Al-Sharq if they still make it. Incidentally, the Wikipedia article on Syrian beer is one of the best I’ve encountered:RonnieRoots wrote:There was also a dark version of Barada, but after having tasted the pilsener, we didn't feel the urge to try it. The only water in the river seemed to be sewer water, not really attractive. Draught and dams are the major cause I believe.
Barada beer is more popular, yet only by the virtue of availability. The quality of bottling is highly variable and frequently poor. However, the taste compensates for the poor bottling. It is 3.4% alcohol and has yellowish hazy color, fruity aroma, mild, light and fresh body.
Al-Sharq is frequently rated superior. It is slightly higher in alcohol (3.7%) and more delightful than the former. It is complex beer with medium malt body, yet fresh and distinctive.
Interestingly, both beers come in a one liter bottle.
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