Makgeolli is a slightly sweet, brewed alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from rice or wheat mixed with nuruk, a Korean fermentation starter which is itself made from rice, wheat and barley. It has a milky, off-white color and is typically 6–8% alcohol by volume. Makgeolli is traditionally made from rice, but some versions are made from wheat, and some brands are flavored with corn, chestnuts, or fruits.