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Sugii Brewery in Fuieda City is one of the very few breweries which still experiment with old-style sake such as Yamahai and brews concocted with kimoto.
This time, Mr. Sugii devised a Yamahai exclusively made with Homare Fuji, a rice strain grown in Shizuoka Prefecture!
Sugii Brewery: « Yaoyorazu », Ymahai Junmai
Rice: Homare Fuji (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Rice milled down to: 70%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Brewed in 2007
Bottled in June 2008
Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Fruity, cherries, alcohol.
Taste: Short tail. Fruity: Dry cherries, Almonds, Junmai tingle, caramel, pudding.
Disappears quickly leaving a trail of warmth on the palate.
Turns drier with food with coffee beans appearing.
Overall: First impression! Very close to wine!
The Missus said it is feminine in concept!
Complex. Asking questions. Great with poultry.
Would go well with Japanese desserts.