Rihaku "Dreamy Clouds"

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Description: A complex aroma profile touching on steamed rice, cream, slight toffee and a hint of plum skin. This nigori is the complete package for those looking for a subtle chewy and creamy sake that has flavor waves of nuts, ripe fruits, toffee, earth tones, and a tinge of banana. It is a multi-layered nigori with a pronounced acidity that has a subtle sweetness but leaves a dry mouth. Soft and supple Dreamy Clouds is that "partially sunny or partially cloudy" in between nigori that appeals to both the dry and sweet camp.

One word to describe this sake brew: Milky

Food Pairings: Smoked and salty fish, salty bar snacks, mac and cheese, coconut rice.

Taste profile: WINE: Chardonay; BEER: Ales

Brewery: Rihaku Shuzo
Sake Type: Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori
Bottle Size: 720ml
Founded: 1882
Prefecture: Shimane
Toji (Master Brewer): Takejiro Tanaka
Ingredients: Ricetype: Gohyakumangoku; Yeast: Koyaki #9No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 59%
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +3
Sweet or dry: Semi-dry
Body: Medium
Acidity: 1.6
Serving temp: Chilled