FiLite first launched a few years back creating a new sub genre of Korean Beers, the Sortof-Beer. FiLite isn’t technically a beer as the ingredients fall under the beer standards in Korea, this is done to avoid some local taxes. However it tastes like beer, looks like beer and has the some alcoholic percentage. So it’s basically just a cheaper way to enjoy a beverage.
In the summer of 2019 FiLite producers Hite Jinro released the third in their range, FiLite Weizen aka FiLite Orange. Here are the key facts and my opinion;
- The price is the same as FiLite Green or Blue; around 1000원 (330ml) and 1300원 (500ml). It should soon also be available in 1lt and 1.6lt bottles.
- It’s available from most marts, supermarkets and convenience stores. But not in bars and restaurants (as far as I know).
- 4.5% Alcoholic Content by Volume.
Overall thoughts; it’s another solid release from the guys over at Hite Jinro. Personally I’d rank it second behind FiLite Green, but ahead of FiLite Blue. The taste is enjoyable with a hint of orange but not too much. The aroma is pleasant and finally the price once again is very reasonable. It’s not at the same level as other Weizen beers such as Paulaner, but it’s around half the price. Overall I’d give it a go, and if it’s not for you then try the other two FiLite options.
Pictures of FiLite Weizen aka FiLite Orange
Finally a poster via the Hite Jinro Website;
As always if you have any questions or comments please feel free to let me know.