English ale

Is the following British ale KOSHER?


Some, like Rabbi Abadi from Kosher.org, say it IS, but others, (STAR K), insist that it’s NOT because the beer uses chocolate EXTRACT, and that automatically needs a hechscher. But, since the beer is VEGAN, those on the PERMISSIBLE side claim there are NO animal products which could render the chocolate unfit and therefore NOT Kosher. So, what do we conclude: yes, or no?


Would you tell us what you base your KOSHER response on?

There is nothing in the product that is not kosher

One of the ingredients is “… organic cocoa extract …” Does an EXTRACT need a certification?

Some do
This one doesn’t