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Old 07.02.2012, 14:49
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Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

My little son used to drink back home dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer.
He misses it so much.
Do you know if I can find this kind of drink here? how would it be called?

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Old 07.02.2012, 14:54
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My little son used to drink back home dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer.
He misses it so much.
Do you know if I can find this kind of drink here? how would it be called?

Cheers
Try the alcohol free Panache/Biltz (available in every grocery store/gas station) might taste similar.
There is also a drink called Malta (containing Malt) available in most ethnic stores as well.

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Old 07.02.2012, 15:12
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

Or do you mean American Root Beer ?
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

Check the following link to the shop 'Drinks of the World', located in Zurich hauptbahnhof and various other locations:


http://www.beerworld.ch/


I also love and miss a dark, sweet, non-alcoholic malt beer. So far this (Karamalz) is the closest I have found here in Switzerland. Hope it is to your sons liking!
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Old 07.02.2012, 16:24
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Or do you mean American Root Beer ?
Yes, that's it.
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Yes, that's it.
Coop sells it.
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Old 07.02.2012, 16:36
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Coop sells it.
How do they call it here?
What brand?
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

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How do they call it here?
What brand?
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I saw A&W Root Beer at the Coop here in Basel. It was where the cold beer and sodas are shelved.
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

doing some more investigation iv'e found it is actually Malt beer. anyone knows if I can find Vitamalz here?

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There is also a drink called Malta (containing Malt) available in most ethnic stores as well.
I had Malta Guinness in Africa and instantly fell in love! I LOVE IT! I'll have to look it up and find it (or something similar) here in Zurich
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I had Malta Guinness in Africa and instantly fell in love! I LOVE IT! I'll have to look it up and find it (or something similar) here in Zurich
Thanks lost_inbroad, Federica!
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

It is called kvass:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass
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doing some more investigation iv'e found it is actually Malt beer. anyone knows if I can find Vitamalz here?

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Simple question: Have you actually looked for it at a local drinks shop? A short look at Rio (a chain mainly in Zurich) shows that they have it... http://www.rio-getraenke.ch/index.php

(Karamalz is another brand than Vitamalz but the same stuff. Six bottles 6.95 CHF...)
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Re: Dark, sweet, non alcoholic beer

Karamalz can be found a lot around Swiss Germany borders. We always drive to Konstanz to buy them along with other cheap things...
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Karamalz can be found a lot around Swiss Germany borders. We always drive to Konstanz to buy them along with other cheap things...
Well, we just did the same Yesterday (@Konstanz). Success!
The little boy (6 YO) enjoyed it, said it has a texture like the Israeli one, and "it feels a bit more alcoholic on the tongue"
I wonder where on earth did he hear those words from...
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