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Old 04-02-2013, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default What does fermented Malta Goya taste like?

Google searched these forums and I keep reading that people were fermenting Malta Goya but never came back to post results. I think only one person did, but didn't give a good description.

So to anyone that actually did ferment Malta Goya, what did it taste like?

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Old 04-02-2013, 03:32 AM   #2
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I've tasted the fermented product of Malta from a yeast starter. To me it tastes somewhat like Yuengling.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Also, to make an alcoholic Malta Goya, can I just add a bit of Vodka to a Malta?

Is Vodka purely water and ethanol, the same kind produced in making beer, or is it made of something else? I'm kind of a newbie at beer knowledge.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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In the same way you can make an alcoholic coke by adding rum to it.

You will get a sweet, fizzy mixed drink which bears only the most passing resemblance to beer.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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Doesn't rum have a taste to it, unlike a clear taste?

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Old 04-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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My son, 10yrs old, wanted to try Malta Goya. He thought 'malted' meant beer and would be cool. I bought a bottle as a novelty, tasted like crap, really bad, to us at least.
To each his own, a lot of folks must like it. It has been around forever.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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Malta tastes delicious to me.

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Old 04-06-2013, 04:33 AM   #8
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Found some on sale at Aldis a few weeks ago. Pure ass to me. Perhaps an acquired taste.

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:46 AM   #9
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It's an acquired taste similar to Vegemite. I live in Puerto Rico and Malta Goya has a dedicated spot in every gas station and restaurant cooler.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #10
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There are a lot of different brands out there besides Goya and they all taste as different as different brands of beer do. Malta India is my woman's favorite. I have always wanted to try Malta Guinness. I don't drink malta too often but when I find a strange or interesting looking single bottle at the bodega I like to check it out. Malta Goya has corn syrup added so it is cloyingly sweet, some of the lesser known brands are drier and hoppier.

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