Fukui Prefecture Sake Tasting: Kubota Brewery-Oni Sakuza Junmai Nama Genshu

I was offered this very bottle by an acquaintance who cannot drink any alcohol!
I couldn’t refuse and through respect for the sake and the people who made it I felt obliged to write a tasting article!


Great presentation box by Kubota Brewery in Fukui Prefecture!


The label had been commandeered by an insurance company commemorating their 25 years of service!


Rice: Fukui Prefecture grown Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 70%
Bottled in may 2014

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Very faint golden hue
Aroma: Dry and discreet. Dry pears and melons.
Body: fluid
Taste: Very dry attack backed up by puissant junami petillant and alcohol.
Complex and fruity. Very dry green apples and pears. Strong and pleasant alcohol.
Disappears quickly on an even drier note.
But for a slightly sweet turn it practically does not change with food, especially heavy izakaya fare.
Superbly marries with food.
Pears tend to take a more assertive role with the following cups.

Overall: An elegant but strong and very dry sake. At its best with food, although it tends to show new interesting facets just after food. For the dry sake lovers!


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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, Pie
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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

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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