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The other day as I visited Umegashima Hotsprings at the very top of Abe River some 38 km away from Shizuoka City Centre, I spotted this bottle in a small souvenir shop.
It is actually a bottle of Abekaido Honjozo by Yoshiya Brewery in Shizuoka City with a label devised for the local shops.
Yoshiya Brewery: Umegashima Honjozo
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in June 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Dry. Light. Alcohol. Almonds, melon
Taste: Shortish tail.Dry. Strong alcohol. Almonds, coffee beans, bitter chocolate.
Dryness lingering in back of the mouth with food.
Drinks well with food. Strong comeback by almonds and bitter chocolate after food.
Overall: Sake devised for food.
« Suits itself to food », but worth drinking on its own as it has plenty of characteristics worth exploring.