Taylor Definitely Left Korea too Early

The latest find at HomePlus, Max: Kiwi edition.

Of course, when you hear that a Korean brewery has made a special, limited New Zealand edition of their typical swill, your immediate thought is that it will somehow include kiwi juice. Instead, they apparently used a crop of New Zealand hops (and possible passion fruit) to make their newest brew.

There's even a Kiwi on the box!

"Fruity" lawl.

Of course I cracked one open, and let me tell you folks, it tastes like Max. Meh. New Zealand hops, huh? I’m guessing it’s closer to New Zealand hop. Oh well. I’m also not sure where this “fruity” flavor or aroma is hiding, but it ain’t this beer. At least the marketing is cool. On the can it reads,

뉴질랜드 청정지역에서도
사람의 손이 잘 닿지 않는 Secret Valley의
라카우 호프를 사용한
Max Special Hop 2011

100% 보리맥주의 맛과 향에
Passion Fruits의 산뜻함이 더해져
더욱깊고 풍부한 맥스의맛을선사합니다

전세계 호프 생산량 0.001%의
소중한 라카우 호프가 선사하는
새롭고 신선한맛의 세계에 흠뻑 빠져보세요

Which Google translates to,

New Zealand in clean areas
I do not reach the hands of people in the Secret Valley
Rakau with hop
Max Special Hop 2011

100% wheat beer flavor and aroma
Passion Fruits plus the santteuthamyi
Brings more to the taste of the rich, Max

hop the world production of 0.001%
Hope that offer valuable Rakau
Fresh new look immersed in a world of taste

Both side of the can, rocking the weird pictures and description

Apparently, Rakau is a city or area in the NZ. I’m sure Tay could tell me more, but what he can’t do is taste this excitingly unremarkable beer.


About foambrew

I'm a food science graduate from the University of Minnesota. I spend my time being in Seoul for a year, brewing beer, consuming food, biking, playing the tuba, and enjoying the Twins and Gophers. I can usually be found doing some combination or derivative of these things.
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