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Banzai! Finally got hold of a few (3) evasive bottles from Fujimasa Brewery in Fujinomiya City!
The first one, being a futsushu will certainly interest Melinda and Etsuko!
By that I almost closed full circle. Only one Brewery left to investigate after this one!
Fujimasa Brewery: Genkotsu (« The Clenched Fist »), « Hone aru Otoko no Sake (« The Man with Bones Sake »)
Rice milled down to 70% (extravagant!)
Alcohol: 15.5 degrees
Bottled: April 2008
Clarity: very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Fruity, bitter chocolate, almonds, bananas
Taste: Shortish tail. Fruity and dry balance. Solid sake.
Almonds, almost tastes like an Almaretto.
Tends to take a back seat with food, becoming more fluid, backed with almonds.
Overall: For all the macho (Tim, listen!) image, proves a gentle brew easy to drink. Would definitely be popular with ladies during a meal.
Tends to strengthen with salty foods.
As futsushu, holds itself very well and deserves a special mention like all Shizuoka Futsushu, which are simply extravagant! Extremely good value for your money!