July ’07 Sake Reviews

Here are four unique Junmais I’ve reviewed in the month of July. Click through to the Full review page to see more. If you’ve tried any of these, please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

ohyama_junmai_nama.jpgOhyama Tokubetsu Junmai Nama

Sake Grade: Junmai

Brewery: Ohyama

Prefecture: Yamagata

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Seimaibuai: 60%

Alchohol Content: 15.5%

Sake Meter Value: +3

Acidity: 1.5

lightly fragrant nose. hints of crisp pear – not too fruity. mild, light nama flavors. lingering finish. More

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Suishin

Drunken Heart

Sake Grade: Junmai

Brewery: Suishin Yamane Honten & Co., Ltd.

Prefecture: Hiroshima

Ricetype:

Seimaibuai:

Alchohol Content: 15.5%

Sake Meter Value: +3

Acidity: 1.7

Suishin junmai “drunken heart” hiroshima prefecture. honey in the nose. full body thick mouthfeel. dry finish. More

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echigo_tsurukame.jpg Echigo Tsurukame

Sake Grade: Junmai

Brewery: Uehara Shuzo Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.

Prefecture: Niigata

Ricetype:

Seimaibuai: 60%

Alchohol Content: 14.5%

Sake Meter Value: +3.0

“Classic” rice-y taste. very dry, full bodied solid junmai. strong rice in the nose. More

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sawanoi_iroha.jpg Sawanoi Kiokejikomi Iroha Kimoto

Fountain of Tokyo

Sake Grade: Junmai

Brewery: Sawanoi

Prefecture: Tokyo

Ricetype:

Seimaibuai: 65%

Alchohol Content: 16.5%

Sake Meter Value: -1

Acidity: 2.1

Nutty creamy, full on robust kimoto style. unique – something to really dig your teeth into. Aged in a wooden barrel, but that cedar flavor does not overwhelm here. I found the flavor a bit unusual, but not at all unpleasant. More

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