It is a question which has plagued theologians, Jews and Christians for centuries: What kind of beer did people drink during the time of Jesus drink and, more importantly, what did it taste like?

Finally, their prayers have been answered, after scientists in Israel made history by brewing beer using extracts of ancient yeast.

Microbiologists extracted microscopic yeast specimens from millenia-old jugs and succeeded in brewing beer from the resurrected extract cells.

The scientists then drank their product and concluded that beer from Old Testament times would have tasted something akin to a mixture of honey wine and modern ale.