On a recent trip back to my original Korean hometown of Suwon I popped into a local mart and stumbled across a bottle of Suwon Hwaseong Makkoli (수원 화성 막걸리). It is in fact produced in Yeongtong, Suwon an area which has as a solid expat population I was once part of many years ago, but maybe not much of a makkoli history.

Here are the basic details on this makkoli and my brief thoughts;

Name: 수원 화성 막걸리
Producer: 동네방네
Production Location: Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
Alcoholic Content: 6%
Price: Around 1,500원

Thoughts; It’s a solid little bottle, similar to Seoul Makkoli and others around the same price point. Honestly it doesn’t exactly stand out from the rest of the Makkoli pack, but it also doesn’t fall behind. It has a limit aftertaste and isn’t too strong in alcohol. Overall if you see it pick it up, but it’s maybe not worth going out of your way to find.
(Rating 3/5)

Pictures of Suwon Hwaseong Makkoli (수원 화성 막걸리)

Finally

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Tim
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