Category Archives: South Korea

Magpie Juicybox – Blueberry & Yuja

Brewery: Magpie Brewing Company
Country: South Korea
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Sour Ale
Other Notes: 5 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) Sour Ale w/ blueberry & yuja

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.99
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 1st July 2019. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy candy red colour mixed with a bit of purple and an almost two finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Juicy, blueberry, yoghurt, with light citrus notes in the background.
Taste: Lightly sour, juicy, blueberry, mixed berries, and citrusy yuzu (which I just found out is the same as Yuja).
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The thickish sediment towards the end was not a good feeling though.
Overall: Very juicy and tasty. The berry and citrus flavours complemented each other and made for easy drinking. It may not be a complex beer, but minus the bottom of the bottle, I do enjoy drinking it.

Wild Waves Surleim Amarillo

Brewery: Wild Waves Brewing Co.
Country: South Korea
ABV: 5.3%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 22 IBUs. aka Surleim 2. Contract brewed at Akitu Brewing (South Korea)

Brewer Description: (from menu at Wild Waves Brewing Co. bar) Dry hopped sour with Amarillo.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.8
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: On tap at Wild Waves Brewing Co. (Busan, South Korea) into a tall tulip glass.
Appearance: It arrived a clear-ish dark gold colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly but left nice lacing.
Aroma: Light subtle aromas of tart sour green apple and banana.
Taste: Sour green apple, apricot, lemon and a light funk.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Crisp and easy to drink. A nice South Korean sour beer.

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