Karen "Coy"

 This "New World" sake is actually called "Karen" in Japan, and it is a low-alcohol brew (10%) with a nose filled with peach, lychee and apple aromas. Talk about complexity and questions! How can rice and water taste like such an array of fruit tones? There is nothing "Coy" about this sake as large Fuji apple elements dance in a clean and viscous flow. Behold a layer of sweetness that is brilliantly balanced by a very heady acidity level. Bright and chewy, this fruity brew drinks with an elegance not found in a typical Junmai.

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Brewery

Ichishima Shuzo

Sake Type

Junmai, low alcohol sake

Bottle Size

500ml

Founded

1790

Prefecture

Niigata

One Word to Describe This Sake Brew

Fruity

Food Pairings

Dim Sum, Fried Fish, Tempura, Salads, Fruit Salad, Assorted Cheeses, Rich and Creamy (Creme Brulee, Custards), Chocolates (Cakes, Fudges), Fruit (Parfaits, Pies)

Taste Profile

WINE: Rieslings/ Sauternes;
BEER: Sweet Belgian Ales;

Ingredients

RICE: Gohyaku-man-goku & other rice grown in Niigata
WATER: Underground water from the Iide Mountains; (No sulfites, no preservatives)

Seimaibuai

(amount of rice left after milling): 65%

Alcohol Content

10-11%

Sake Meter Value

-23 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier)

Sweet or Dry

Very Sweet

Body

Very Light

Acidity

2.9

Serving Temp

Chilled

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