May 2020

The “Beau Zone Layer” - Urakasumi “Zen”

Posted by Beau Timken in 2020, Beau-Zone, Beau-Zone Layer, May, May 2020, Newsletter

From Miyagi Prefecture.

Junmai Ginjo. 

SMV: +1 Acidity: 1.3

There are only a handful of “Biblical” sakes in the sake world. These are the brews that define a category of sake and they are the epicenter for a certain movement within the history of sake. Urakasumi Zen is one of those special brews. Originally crafted to teach Europe the taste of quality sake, it has taken on a life of its own as a sake that defines balance. Any sake connoisseur of note has enjoyed Zen many times. It is a liquid masterpiece that hasn’t changed much in almost two decades of selling it at True Sake. The word “savory” throws many into chaos when tasting and describing sake, but this Zen is a perfect guide for “savoriness.’ It is round and chewy and extremely smooth. Of course the peanut, or bean man on the box and label has fascinated many over the years, but Buddha cares not what he looks like as long as he drinks great, which of course he does. It’s time for you to Zen!

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