Denshin Aki "Autumn"
The nose on this single pasteurized and seasonal sake is an expressive collection of cocoa, cream, nuts, breakfast cereal, nougat, and toast aromas. Say hello to a real Hiyaoroshi brew that is rich, round, and full-bodied and is ready to pair with most fall cuisines. Fat, plump, full, and very smooth this sake has a great feeling to flavor ratio! It is fleshy and creamy with hints of cinnamon, persimmon, nutmeg, and steamed rice flavors. Lots of Umami in this brew and a larger glass produces better balance on the fat flow. At 19% alcohol you’d think this brew drinks hot but it doesn’t. It is velvety with a gentle astringency that wakes up the senses and pleases the palate. If you like your sake chewy, this brew is for you. WORD: Rich WINE: Fat Reds/Deep Whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: International spice, American sushi, cheese plates, fruit dishes. (2019)
The nose on this fall draft sake that has been pasteurized once has a unique collection of mint, banana bread, and steamed custard aromas. Talk about a full-bodied and weighty Hiyaoroshi sake. This brew drinks plump, smooth, and really coats the palate. It is rich and juicy with a little sweetness that is more rich than bright. It drinks very relaxed and fat, which makes for a great food pairing coating partner. Look for banana bread, nougat, honeycomb cereal, and the white inside of an Oreo cookie flavors. As the fluid warms it achieves an even heavier state of pure deliciousness. WORD: Full-Bodied WINE: Deep Cabs/Fat Whites BEER: Big Belgian Ales FOODS: Flavors of the Fall from fatty and saucy to gamey and meaty. (2018)