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Umqombothi - Traditional African Beer 

Umqombothi from the Xhosa language, is a beer made from mealiemeal, crushed mealie malt (corn malt), crushed sorghum malt and warm water. It is commonly found in South Africa. It is very rich in Vitamin B.

The beer has a rather low alcohol content (usually less than 3%) and is known to have a heavy and distinctly sour aroma. In appearance, the beer is opaque and light tan in colour. It has a thick, creamy and gritty consistency (from the mealiemeal).

Cuisine: South African

Category: Traditional Foods

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