Genbei Onikoroshi "4 Eyed Devil"
This ultra-popular restaurant Honjozo has a nose filled with steamed rice, grains, dried leaves and onigiri. Kyoto is known for their soft water and this brew drinks smooth, round and very soft. The silky texture of this "Devil Killer" has hints of vanilla, caramel, toffee, popcorn balls, and sweet rice, and more caramel comes forth as the sake warms in the glass. Semi-rich and semi-sweet this brew is very drinkable and those who like a little tingle in the tail approve. Cool start with a hot finish this sake is a perennial fan favorite. WORD: Soft WINE: Pinot Noir/Soft whites BEER: Soft ales FOODS: Grilled fare, salty and savory fare, sushi and sashimi, bar foods.