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Otokoyama SE18 " Hiyaoroshi Tokubetsu Junmai Kimoto Namazume"

This is a seasonal released sake. Call True Sake at 415-355-9555 for availability, size, and pricing.

The nose on this seasonally released fall draft sake is a combination of single pasteurization and the “Kimoto” or traditional polerammed style and has a fascinating bouquet of woody, creamy, ricey, and apple cider aromas. What’s not to love about harbor seals drinking wonderful fall sake with amazingly lovely leaves falling about? One of our favorite Hiyaoroshi labels on one of our favorite seasonal sake. This year’s version is clean, tight, and dry with roasted flavors of cooked fruit, toast, cinnamon, pasta, cocoa and a touch of young pear. Smoot, round, and soft it drinks very fast through the palate and as the fluid warms look for a hint of roasted vanilla. It drinks zesty and fun, and the overall impression is its dryness that the end of the sip. There is more body as the fluid warms. WORD: Dry WINE: Dry Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Good for Autumn salty and savory cuisines. (2018)

Gotta love a label with seals drinking sake in the Autumn leaves right? The nose on this fall nama is cool collection of cinnamon, toasted rice, and woody aromas. Say hello to one of the driest Hiyaoroshi sake this fall. Light, dry, and very flavorful this brew drinks almost like soft water. Look for hints of cinnamon and rice flavors that almost tastes like a breakfast cereal. Smooth and very slick the fluid is almost buoyant and it floats in the palate. A large glass makes the brew lighter, but the best flavor point is achieved with a smaller cup. When you warm this sake look for a malty and cocoa flavor. WORD: Cinnamon WINE: Dry Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: This is a perfect fried food sake that takes oil well. (2017)

(2015)Sake brewers in Japan make a special sake in the spring and release it in the fall to pair well with the wonderful autumn flavors in Japan. These sakes are called Hiyaoroshi and this particular version is very unique because it is “pole rammed” or uses the “Kimoto” method to produce it! The nose on this single pasteurized “draft” sake has hints of steamed rice, wet wood rice paddle, and actually smells like a sake brewery in the early morning. Say hello to a dry and clean sake that explores all the corners of a brew that is crisp, tight, and compact. It is a very quick through the palate sake that speaks to red wine drinkers who like a lot of tannins in their juice. Look for hints of dried rice, chestnuts, cedar, wheat and rice krispy flavors on a fluid that expands as it warms. Not only dry, but this brew is slick like wet water and feels layered in the palate like a martini. WORD: Dry WINE: Crisp reds/ tight whites BEER: Crisp Ales FOODS: Autumn Flavors! 

Prefecture: Hokkaido
SMV: +0
Acidity: 1.8

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Note: Because namas are unpasteurized, they must be kept chilled. We will only ship out these types of sake under your own risk. We highly recommend store pick-up or local delivery only which you can select when you go to checkout. All sales are final for Nama items once they leave our store.

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