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Shidaizumi Brewery (Fujieda City) recently came up with an original brew made with a rare rice strain:
Shidaizumi Junmai Ginjo/Hiroshima-Hattan 35 Go
Brewed in May 2007
Rice: 100% Hiroshima-Hattan 35 Go (Number 35)
Rice milled down to 50%
Yeast/Kobo: Shizuoka New-5
Clarity: very clear
Body: fluid, turning a little syrupy
Taste: Complex, bitter chocolate, liquorice, spreads quickly on the palate
Aftertaste: Petillant lingers, turns sharp with a hint of acidity.
Overall: strong character. Great with sushi, potato salad and greens.