Boza-Beer- بيرة الشعير او القمح


It is a malt drink, made from maize (corn) and wheat in Albania, fermented wheat in Turkey and wheat or millet in Bulgaria and Romaniaand has a thick consistency and a low alcohol content (usually around 1%%), and has a slightly acidic sweet flavor.
Depending on the cereals used in the fermentation process, the flavor of boza will differ.


Other names: bosa
Translations: ボーザ, Boža, Boža, Боза, Боза, Божа, Боза

Physical Description

Boza is a beverage made in several countries in Middle Eastern, and Eastern European countries. The flavors and colors will vary depending on the country of origin and the cereals used in producing boza.

Colors: Varies by nation, and region of origination.

Tasting Notes

Flavors: varies by region, generally sweet to sour.
Mouthfeel: Refreshing

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may
Choosing: If you don't have a preferred boza brand, try picking up one from each variety for a taste testing. After you've found your preferred flavor, try boza put out by different companies until you find the one(s) you like best.
Buying: Boza can be purchased online, and likely in areas with large Turkish, Albanian, Serbian, or Bosnian communities.

Preparation and Use

There are a variety of ways to drink boza;
Turkish style - topped with cinnamon and served with roasted chickpeas.
Most often boza is served in a glass or cup straight from the bottle.
One liter of boza has one thousand caloires, four types of vitamins A and B, and vitamin E.

Cleaning: Boza, being a beverage, does not need to be cleaned. In fact, it should not be cleaned.

Conserving and Storing

Keep Boza in a cool, dry place to prevent spoilage.



History: The Central Asian Turks began making Boza in the 10th century. Later it spread to the Caucus and Balkans. During the Ottoman empire boza enjoyed its golden age.
Sultan Mehmed IV, during the 17th century declared alcohol (including boza) illegal and closed down all the boza shops.
The Ottomans were known to feed their armies with boza due to its low alcohol content and high nutritional values.



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