Sometimes also romanized
," maekju is the Korean
word for "beer
." As a Canadian
living in South Korea
, let me be the first to say that Korean beer
isn't very good, at least compared to Canadian beer
or Irish beer
. For one thing, it's all lager
. There are no ale
s in Korea, and the few that advertise themselves as stout
are, as far as I can tell, just black-coloured lager. The five most commonly-consumed domestic
beers in Korea are:
Hite: By far the most popular. Tastes like Budweiser or something. In other words, pretty much flavourless. There's also Hite Stout, but as I said, the only difference is the colour.
OB Lager: My personal favorite, tastes something like a low-to-mid-quality Canadian lager, like Blue, or Black Label.
Cass: I should like this one more, since it's actually got more flavour than most of the others, but there's something about it that I don't like. I can't put my finger on it.
Cafri: Similar to Cass, but a little bit better. I haven't had it often enough to finalize my opinion, since the store beside my house doesn't have it.
Red Dog: The only reddish-brown beer here. Even more flavourless than Hite.