The latest addition from the guys at Kabrew is an IPA named after Seoul’s largest palace, Gyeongbokgung. The IPA claims to be infused with lotus leaf which instantly gave me images of Percy Jackson in a Las Vegas casino, but thankfully this drink only brings with it the standard level of memory loss associated with an IPA. The can is beautiful, with a price to match, but does Korea finally have an IPA to sit at the top table? Almost!
You can watch my video review here.
Continue reading #28 Gyeongbokgung Palace Royal Pride Ale (경복궁)
Made by Korean craft beer company 7brau (see website here), Han River Ale is brewed as a witbier with an “citrus taste”. The citrus taste comes from the added orange peel sediment in the bottle so don’t make the same schoolboy error I did and drink the first few gulps without shaking it first as it really does change the flavour. The label claims that it also has oats added but that wasn’t particularly evident in the taste. It has the typically lemmon-ish colour of most witbiers but without the overpowering sourness so commonly found with them. Continue reading #19 Han River Ale (한강)
Named after Jeju’s famous Baengnokdam Lake which sits atop Hallasan Mountain, this ale is one of a few craft beers that have made their way Seoulside from Korea’s island paradise of late. Brewed by the Jeju Jungmun Brewery, Baengnokdam is a ‘Whitbeer’ style ale with a particularly fruity aftertaste which lingers almost as long as last night’s BBQ smoke. Continue reading #7 Jeju Baengnokdam Ale (제주 백록담)