Miyasaka Yawaraka Junmai "Sake Matinee"
This old-style Junmai from Masumi brewery has a unique aroma profile filled rice, caramel, butterscotch, cream and grain elements. Talk about a smooth operator, this low-alcohol (12%) brew has a light buoyancy that is very drinkable. For such a subtle brew there are loads of flavors to unearth - like honeydew, Asian applepear, young peach and plum, with a hint of citrus tones. Thin texture and juicy flavor, elegant and light, with a tip-of-the-tongue sweetness that dances with gentle lactic acidity. At room temperature look for more richness and a hint of caramel. WORD: Elegant WINE: Light reds/Crisp whites BEER: Light ales FOODS: Soft flavors with salty and greasy goodness.