Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Suruga Brewery-Chumasa Daiginjo Genshu


Suruga Brewery in Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City, has certainly come a long way since they acquired the license of defunct Yoshiya Brewery!


Not only they bought the license but kept on producing the former brewery’s names: Chumasa, Tokaido and Oni goroshi!


This particular sake has been awarded the accolade from The Shizuoka Prefecture Government!


Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture9
Rice milled down to 40%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Dryness: ; 7
Acidity: 1.1
Bottled in October 2013

Clarity: Very clear
Color:Faint golden hue
Aroma: Assertive, dry, fruity. Apples
Body: Fluid
Taste: Well-rounded deep, dry, fruity attack. Pleasant alcohol.
Very complex.
Banana, apples, pears, oranges, nuts, hints of dark chocolate.
Disappears fairly quickly with drier oranges and almonds.
Takes on a sweeter turn with each sip to immediately switch back to a drier accent.
Dry banana, almonds and pears making a comeback with every sip.

Overall: A very complex and elegant sake in spite of its high alcohol content.
Although thoroughly enjoyable with any food, is best enjoyed slowly on its own, either chilled or at room temperature.
Especially comforting after a cold winter day as an aperitif, or even better as a night cap.
If you must absolutely drink it with food, enjoy it with salads or fish.
A special nectar!


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

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