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It is somewhat difficult to believe, but for all my meetings and sending their brews everywhere I had not written a single tasting article about Aoshima-Kikuyoi Brewery in Fujieda City!
I made a point to tatse one when I visited one of my favourite sushi restaurants, Ekimae Matsuno Sushi in Shizuoka City today!
Kikuyoi Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama
Rice: Yamada Nishiki Toyonishiki
Rice milled down to 60%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast
Clarity: very clear
Colour: almost transparent
Aroma: Sweet, fruity/pineapple
Taste: Welcome acidity mixed with a lot of fruit/pineapple/bitter chocolate/vanilla.
Overall: easy to drink. Very elegant for Honjozo.
Goes very well with any food, especially sashimi and sushi.
Lots of fruit. Turns complex with food.
Could be drunk on its own. Would particularly be pleasant chilled in summer.
With food, turns almost extravagant