Gasanryu Muroka Namazume Omachi "Momiji"
The nose on this seasonally released Fall Draft sake is a subtle collection of cherry, butter, powdered sugar, white flowers, pine needle, blackberry, and sweet rice aromas. Smooth, light, and easy, this Hiyaoroshi drinks silky, crisp, and nicely controlled. Try to taste the Yamagata water in each sip as you look for brown sugar, sweet rice, honey, nougat, toasted almonds, and milky flavors. There are not many Omachi Hiyaoroshi brews out there, so this “Momiji” is a real treat not to be missed. WORD: Brown Sugar WINE: Light Reds/ Crisp Whites BEER: Milky Belgians FOODS: Grilled chicken, fall crab and lobster, honey baked ham, light meat turkey, and smoked white fish. (2023)
The nose on this single pasteurized seasonally released Fall Draft sake is a nice collection of maple syrup, squash, cereal, persimmon, sugar cookie, straw, and cocoa aromas. Yay! Say hello to a super drinkable Hiyaoroshi sake that is smooth, round, rich, clean, light and savory. Yes! A savory fall brew that drinks chewy, relaxed, lush, water-like with a dry finish. Look for honey, graham cracker, pumpkin, cinnamon, hazelnut, nougat, apple, pear, sugar cookie, and salinity flavors that flow on a gentle and easy ride. Made with Omachi rice milled to 60%, this sake is the perfect brew to bring to a dinner this holiday season. WORD: Drinkable WINE: Soft Reds/Lush Whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Salty, savory, greasy, fried, rich fare with fat fish and seasonal meat and game. (2022)