Yamahai Junmai Sake 'Pastoral Beauty'
Yamahai Junmai Sake, 'Pastoral Beauty', Hojo Biden
Prefecture: Fukuoka • ABV: 16-17% • Rice: Yamada Nishiki from Ito milled to 70%
Yeast: House cultivated Kyokai #7 • Water: Subterranean Koishiwara River water • Sake Meter Value: -1 • Acidity: 1.6
- Bold style meant to pair with rich local Kyushu cuisine
- Notes of honey, almonds and vanilla
- Yamada Nishiki rice milled to 70%
The Hojo Biden Yamahai Junmai is a unique expression from a great Kyushu brewery, a bold sake designed to match the rich flavors of the local Fukuoka cuisine. Brewed a touch sweeter than a common sake, the off dry flavor is balanced by a stronger alcohol presence of 16-17% and higher than average acid from the yamahai brewing process. Aged for 2 years in bottle before release to allow the flavors to mellow and harmonize.
Sweetness and acid give it a depth and body to stand up to rich cuisine like grilled mackerel, miso marinated pork loin or spicy hot pot.