The flavor is pleasantly unexpected. The liquid has a creamy texture from the rice sediments, yet is refreshingly light with just a kiss of sweetness. Bubbles give it a champagne-like suggestiveness. For the first time drinker - it's an unanticipated and new experience.
Also, while other makgeollis are labeled as rice wine and sold in 750 ml PET plastic bottles, Makku is officially categorized as a rice beer by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and sold in 12-ounce cans.
Makku checks a lot of boxes when it comes to the alternative beverage category. It's lightly filtered lending to a hazy body, gluten-free as it's brewed from rice, and sessionable at 6% alcohol.