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Barbican’s beer is halal, says National Fatwa Council

July 26, 2011 - 10:13 am 2 Comments

Source: The Malaysia Insider

barbican Non Alcoholic Beer Lemon Flavour

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 — The National Fatwa Council has ruled that Barbican’s non-alcoholic beer is consumable for Muslims.

The council was of the opinion the drink was not processed to make it alcoholic, and the low alcohol content in it was incidental and not intoxicating, according to Bernama Online.

National Fatwa Council chairman, Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin, told a news conference yesterday therefore it was line with previous discussions in 1984, 1987, 1988 and 2010.

The council’s last discussion — held between June 16 and June 18 — mulled over alcohol content in food, drinks and medicines.

Abdul Shukor however advised the brewer to better label the product so that Muslims are not confused.

He was at Al-Muqarrabin Mosque in Bandar Tasek Selatan to attend the launch of the national-level Ihya’ Ramadan programme by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.


Saw Another Non Alcoholic Beer

September 8, 2010 - 11:21 am 1 Comment

Saw this in Carrefour yesterday.Hoffenberg is produce in Iran using the German technology for producing the non alcoholic beer. It comes with varieties of flavour for you to choose.

For our muslim friends, they even have halal logo in the label. Now beside root beer you can also drink Hoffenberg Non Alcoholic beer. Cheers!

Delster Apple

May 10, 2010 - 10:36 am 2 Comments

When the cap is pop?
Apple aroma very strong.

How’s the taste?
Full with apple flavour with malt end. Nicely carbonated but not much fizzy during drinking. Carbonation didn’t last long. Very sweet and easy to drink. It’s a non alcoholic beer so basically 0% ABV.

What’s the colour?
Crystal clear yellow.

How’s Bottle the design?
Very middle east design, as the beer come from Iran.

Where to get?
A supplier pass it to me to test. Should be available in the market.

My Opinion:
For me is more like malted drink with apple flavour. Very far off from the original beer taste. The apple flavour malt drink is nice but why not buy apple juice.

What Is The New Trend For Beer?

December 18, 2009 - 11:02 am Comments Off


This month is an interesting month, I have tasted some good beer and some new type of beer which really bring beer culture in Malaysia to a new height. We are the second highest excise duty in world for beer, yet more and more interesting beer are coming in.


So far we have around 70 brands in this country that can add up to about 200 over choices of beer to choose from. Two interesting drinking place that launch this week itself will bring new perspective to beer drinker. Overtime @ Jalan Sultan Ismail offer Starker Beer which “fresh” really make a different. Then we have Craft Brew @ Mutiara Damansara, which offer some craft beer from Reddot, Flying Dogs and Rogue. I have yet to try all the range, but I believe it’ll we bring in some cool aspect to it.


But the story haven’t end here, we got more interesting new beers. Bottles & Bottles @ The Garden, Mid Valley bring in 3 more brand with 7 type of beers to add to the list of new beer in the market. I haven’t taste any of it, it still sitting in my fridge. I can’t wait to try all of it with some friend next week.

Delster non-alcoholic beer

With so many good news on Malaysia Beer scene, what more can a beer writer hope for? Again the story doesn’t end here, I receive a called the other day about non-alcoholic beer which I have search high and low for it. Of course the market have some non-alcoholic beer that taste like fizzy lemonade, but this time around the distributor promise me that the non-alcoholic beer they bring have 15 range which 2 have the taste like beer and not flavoured.

More and more good news which make beer scene really interesting. There are more people start to enquire about having their own draught at their own party. I provide more info about it in near time, so consumer have more idea about it. I’m currently collecting data for it.

So what is the new trend for beer? I predict next year will be a good year for beer, as many new type of beer are introduce to the market. But now come the question, is the market ready for all the new stuff that are thrown in? Is the market know what they are drinking? Is the market know how to enjoy it? That, we will have to find out next year. An interesting year ahead. Cheers!

Barbican: My First Non Alcoholic Beer

August 24, 2009 - 12:34 pm 20 Comments

My friend said going to bring me for some non-alcoholic beer, which I was quite excited. As I always wanted to try it and here comes the opportunity. He bring me to a place in Ampang, KL – which are happening for smoking Shisha and middle east food.

barbican Non Alcoholic Beer Lemon Flavour

So I order my first non-alcoholic beer “Barbican” isn’t it sound like (babi-kan). Either way, I was excited when the bottle came, but totally got turn off when they give a small glass full with ice and straw. At least if I going to drink non-alcoholic beer, at least the glass can be something look alike.

barbican Non Alcoholic Beer Lemon Flavour

Never mind that, I twist the bottle cap I smell a bit of light citrusy sweet smell which reminds me of shandy. Once I pour, not only the drink don’t have the character of beer it’s not even shandy.

barbican Non Alcoholic Beer Lemon Flavour

I turn behind the bottles and read the ingredient.  They have the basic stuff like malt, hops and water to make beer, but the rest of the stuff is more like soda water content. Then for sure this is not the non-alcoholic beer I’m looking for. The lemon flavour just make the drink like normal shandy without the alcohol. Since it was made in Dubai, I doubt the drink went through any fermentation, which I doubt the hops have much character in the drink.

barbican Non Alcoholic Beer Lemon Flavour

The drink is just sweet, lemony soda water. Even the bubble don’t have the character of beer. Some told me to order the original flavour which they were out of stock that day, which said taste much more like beer. Never the less, I will still continue to look for non-alcoholic beer which are good to drink. Many told me to go for Japanese brand. I should try the next time if I spotted one.

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