Islamic Beer (!)
As you will all know, alcohol is not available in the Islamic Republic of Iran. So it was with some incredulity that I discovered that non-alcoholic beerlike drinks ma'osh-sha'ir' are available.As Queen Victoria is said to have observed when confronted with a merkin, 'can such things be....'Whilst the original flavour is of course malt, many others exist. You can try out lemon, pomegranate, strawberry, ginger(!) and even pineapple (use of which is a capital offence on pizza, so god knows what the penalty for using it in beer would be!)Russian made Baltiki tastes most like beer, though most brands don't really try too hard. The most common is Delster (indeed, drinks menus will often use the generic term 'delster' or 'delester' to describe these drinks).They are refreshing after a hard days sightseeing, though sometimes overly sweet.