Kikusui Funaguchi Nama Genshu "Green"
All four of these Kikusui Funaguchi cans are pretty similar, but each has unique qualities. The nose on the "Green" is far more nama-like with floral and lemon grass aromas, which is appropriate because this can is a seasonally released sake that uses freshly harvested rice. This can has so much presence and drinks as impactful as the "Gold" can. Big, bright, boozy, and fun, this is a party in a can. It has layers of flavors from fruity to honey-like. "Green" drinks more like an unpasteurized fresh raw sake than the other cans. Brashness personified. WORD: Bright WINE: Beaujolais/Bright Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: All spice dishes from anywhere in the world, salty fare, pub snacks.