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Hiyaoroshi beingin season, I decided to taste Sanwa Brewery (Shimizu Ku) brand.
Garyubai Junami Ginjo Hiyaoroshi
Rice: Yamada nishiki (Shiga Prefecture) 100%
Rice milled down to 50%
Bpttled in October 2007
Clarity: very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: Light, fruity, complex.
Taste: Complex. Surprisingly dry and slightly acid in spite of numbers advertized. Turns mellow later.
Banana, vanilla, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee.
Junmai tingle revealed later.
Overall: Easy to drink, but very complex in spite of relative lightness.
Goes very well with food, but ouht to be drunk on its own.
Taste tends to greatly vary with food before comonig back to original impression.