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This was the second bottle tasted by the Shizuoka Geekes during their third tasting session.
Hatsukame Brewery in Okabe-cho, Shida Gun, are particularly proud of this brew. It is their « Vintage Brew » as they reproduce it every year according to the same exacting techniques. They actually call it « Hatsu 2007 Kame »
Hatsu 2007 Kame
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 45%
Bottle contents: 500 ml
Bottled in February 2007
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: Anise, apples
Taste: Complex. Orange peels. Apples. Welcome alcohol tingle. Bitter chocolate appears later.
Overall: A beauty!
Almost tastes like a very dry Cointreau. The Brew Master’s special recommendation!
Should be drunk on its own, preferably after food.