I found this one cup sake the other day during my visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido Island!
Although this label is usually sold in Hakodate only the Brewery is actually from Sapporo, namely the Nihon Seishu Brewer but this particular brand, Chitose Tsuru is brewed in their branch brewery in Chitose, not far from the Chitose International airport!
The label depicts Gyaguzan, one of the most, if not most famous night view in Hakodate City!
Rice: various rice from Japan
Dryness: + 1
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in June 2019
Clarity: very clear
Color: light golden hue
Aroma: strong. plums
Taste: dry and smooth attack. Drier than expected. Plums, persimmons, nuts. Lingers for a while on the tongue and palate Does not noticeably change with food but for a little more acidity. Tends to finish on drier note.
Overall: Straightforward sake. Not a premium but quite enjoyable actually if you like solid uncomplicaed brews.
Recommended pairings: Izakaya fare, heavy foods, BBQ, grilled fish.
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