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Kokkou Brewery in Fukuroi City produces very few private brands if none at all.
This particular brand « Kizan » was made in commemoration of a local celebrity called Kawamura Kizan.

Kokkou Brewery: « Kizan » Junmai
Rice: LGC Soft 80%, Gohyakumangoku 20%
Rice milled down to 60%
Dryness: +8
Acidity: 1.3
Amino Acids: 1.0
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast HD-1
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: transparent
Aroma: Fruity: bananas, vanilla, almonds.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Firm attack. Shortish tail. Complex.
Fruity and dry. Bananas, almonds with pleasant acid finish.
Later coffee beans and bitter chocolate appear with food.
Dry acid almonds appear after food.

Overall: Pleasant « Shizuoka type » sake.
Drinks well on its own, although probably designed for food.
Actually extravagant if drunk with food.
For dry sake lovers!

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