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Every year more local breweries are offering « umeshu » eminently popular in summer when it is most appreciated poured over a few ice cubes!
Masu-Ichi Brewery in Shizuoka City has just entered the fray with concoction called « Denjiro », which actually is the master brewer/toji’s trade name as he is the second apprentice of Denbei Kawamura, the man who created the Shizuoka Yeast.
It contains less alcohol, 7~8 degrees, as compared to the more usual 15 degrees, making it very easy to drink by ladies and younger people in particular.
Masu Ichi Brewery: « Denjiro », « Tsuka/Plum Aroma » Umeshu
Alcohol: 7~8 degrees
Plums, sake, sugar.
Bottled: July 11th, 2008
Clarity: very clear
Colour: light red/pink
Aroma: light, dry, plums
Taste: Shortish tail. Plum taste discreet, not overwhelming. Elegant. Dry.
Overall: Makes for a great light aperitif in hot summers!