what is malta goya
Malta is a lightly carbonated malt beverage, brewed from barley, hops, and water much like beer; corn and caramel color may also be added. However, Malta is non-alcoholic, it has a strong beer smell and flavor and is consumed in the same way as beer or cola in its original carbonated form, and to some extent, iced tea in non-carbonated form.
Due to its distinctive color, malta is sometimes known as black brewed beer. In fact, in Chile the word malta means a Schwarzbier beer.
Malta, for all its iconic presence elsewhere in the world, is hard to find in the Upper Midwest. Different grocery stores carry different amounts of the drink, almost always Goya; some don’t carry it at all. The stores that do carry are a mix of big chains with access to a wide range of product or specialized markets trying to expand customers’ minds, and often place their stash in some corner of a “global foods” section. The supply in my Wisconsin hometown was small enough that we came to appreciate that we were the only family in the area interested in it.
The beverage has also become integral outside of the Caribbean. Take Caracas, Venezuela, for example, home to the headquarters of Empresas Polar. Like Goya, Polar makes a long list of products, but Maltin Polar is one of their most popular. Polar and its products are so core to the Venezuelan identity that CEO Lorenzo Mendoza is often teased as a potential candidate for president. Other malta-makers include the likes of Pony, Hatuey, El Sol, and Corona. Different brands produce different drinks, though the differences can often be nuanced. In reality, the biggest difference between brands is rarely huge changes of flavor, but rather the memories the drinker has with one label over another.
Ingredients: brewed from water, pale malt, caramel malt, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, phosphoric acid, salt and hops.
Malta Goya es una bebida de malta, que combina el delicioso sabor de cola, melaza azucarada y cerveza negra, por lo que cada trago es fresco y sabroso. Esta bebida carbonatada tiene propiedades similares a la cerveza hecha en casa, y tiene una textura rica, oscura y gruesa, y es dulce como la melaza. Malta Goya tambien es ideal para darle sabor a las verduras y pasta, asi como para marinar pescado con ella, ademas de ser un ingrediente maravilloso para los postres, sobre todo cuando se vierte sobre el helado. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.
Make that *carbonated* unfermented wort.
I drank a bottle of it earlier (my first). It was exceptionally weird. Apparantly it not only has malt, but it has hops, as well. Is this stuff basically unfermented wort?
Goya Malt Drink has 270 calories per 12 fl. oz. serving. It has 170 mg of sodium and 67 grams of carbohydrates. It is low in sodium when compared to many other popular soft drinks and beverages that are currently available on the market.
Malta Goya is a rich, non-alcoholic soft drink, brewed from the finest barley and hops. Prepared with cane sugar for an intense flavor, aroma and sweetness.