Màkku 'Passionfruit' Makegeolli (Korean Rice Beer), NY [12oz can]

Màkku 'Passionfruit' Makegeolli (Korean Rice Beer), NY [12oz can]


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Màkku 'Passionfruit' Makegeolli (Korean Rice Beer), NY [12oz can]

If you’re imagining a traditional beer, think again. Makgeolli is  Korea’s oldest alcoholic drink and—in our opinion—the most delicious.  Pop a cold one open and experience a soft, creamy body with an addictive hint of sweetness.

 Premium Korean rice craft beer brewed with passionfruit. Traditionally unfiltered, it has natural sediments that give it a full flavor and creamy finish.

  • ABV: 6.0%
  • 1. What is Makgeolli? Dating back to the 10th century, Makgeolli is the oldest alcoholic beverage in Korea. Made from rice, nuruk (traditional fermentation starter), and water,  it has a creamy body and tart taste profile, which comes from lactic  acid bacteria. It is typically a touch sweet, with an average Alcohol By  Volume (ABV) of 6%. The name makgeolli literally means ‘roughly filtered,’ and yes - it  is roughly filtered! Makgeolli has an opaque white appearance due to the  delicate rice particles remaining in the drink. These particles enhance  the flavor, body and aroma of the drink.
  •  2. What is nuruk? A traditional Korean fermentation starter, nuruk is a spontaneously  fermented grain (ie. wheat, rice) cake that consists of various  microorganisms and yeasts. The nuruk’s microorganisms provide enzymes  that break down the rice’s starches into sugar, and allow the yeasts to  convert the sugar into alcohol. Sometimes referred to as a ‘wild’ culture, the composition of a nuruk  and its resulting microorganisms and yeasts vary depending on the  region where the nuruk is made. Nuruk is fundamental to the taste of makgeolli, and as a result,  makgeolli tastes different from region to region. (Just like how a  particular region's climate, soils and terrain affect the taste of  wine.) 
  • 3. What does Makku mean? Makku is a play on the word ‘makgeolli’, which is also spelled  ‘makku-li.’ We understand that it’s hard to remember or pronounce  ‘makgeolli’, so we wanted to provide a short, memorable word as a first  step.
  •  4. Why do I need to shake the can before drinking? As Makku is lightly filtered, rice particles settle at the bottom of  the drink over time. These rice particles enhance the texture and flavor  of the drink, so it is important to gently shake the can, or pour the  drink into a cup, to mix the rice particles back into the body of the  drink. 
  • 5. Is it gluten free? Yes, as a rice-based drink, with blended grain nuruk, Makku meets the threshold of being gluten free.

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