Shizuoka Sake Tasting 3/6: Doi Brewery


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Yeaterday I had the occasion to drink a brew by Doi Brewery with a new label!

Doi Brewery: Kaiun Junmai
Rice: Oyamanishiki
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15 degrees
Dryness: +4
Acidity: 1.5
Amino acids: 1.2
Bottled in March 2009

Clarity: very clear
Colour: faint golden hue
Aroma: Fresh, discreet, feminine, fruity. Memories of vanilla, banana and pineapple.
Body: velvety
Taste: Soft attack. Well-rounded. Short tail.
Pleasant, fleeting, feminine, sophisticated.
Fruity and dry, but very smooth.
Pineapple, soft citruses
Junmai tingle appears with food with a late appearance by almonds.
Very soft and fleeting finish with more dry almonds.

Overall: Extravagant, sophisiticated, fleetingly feminine are not exaggerated descriptions for this sake, the last created by Master Brewer hase who passed away in 2009.
Now, how would you drink it?
With your love? as an extravagant aperitif? Or on your own away from the bustle of everyday life….

RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Warren Bobrow
Tokyo Terrace

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  3. Jim at MoIppai Says:

    Hi,
    Great blog and very informative!
    I haven’t been to Shizuoka but I have been to a few sake breweries in Hyogo (I live very close to Nada which is a major sake brewing area).
    I blogged about some of the breweries at my site:
    http://www.moippai.com/blog/2009/07/sake-tour-of-hyogo-part-one/

    I’d like to see some breweries in other parts of Japan too.

    Keep up the great site!
    Jim

  4. Matt Says:

    Hey Bilbo!

    Matt here! just wondering when your coming to Hamamatsu next to pick up your umbrella? when it rain I always think of you (getting soaked!)

    Seriously, love to hook up soon and got to Futopara and have a shosei!

  5. Matt Says:

    Hi Big Fella!

    Sorry i missed an ‘n’ in that last one on the address!

  6. Tony Says:

    Hi there! Great blog! Very thorough and informative!!! Good to see someone else appreciates decent sake!!

    I’ve been here for 4 years now and can’t imagine going home… cause the sake wouldn’t be as good!!!!!

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