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Hatsukame Brewery is the oldest one in Shizuoka Prefecture.
Originally founded in Shizuoka City in the first half of the 17th Century, it moved to its present location in Okabe between Shizuoka City and Yaizu City during the Meiji Era.
It has also becomethe repository of sake history in Shizuoka Prefecture,thanks to its present owner, an ardent archivist!
Honjozo, Muroka (unfiltered), Nama (unpasteurized), Genshu (unaltered)
Rice milled down to 63%
Alcohol: 18~19 degrees
Bottled on March 5th, 2009
Clarity: very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Strong, sweetish, fruity, bananas
Taste: Strong attack. Complex. Shortish tail.
Nice alcohol influence. Dry and fruity: banana, coffee beans, pineapple.
Turns drier with food.
Take a trun for a dry road with the second glass with almonds and more coffee beans.
Overall: A strong and complex sake, which takes you by surprise.
Great with any food!
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