Karen "Coy"

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Karen "Coy"

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Description: 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.

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

Brewery: Ichishima Shuzo
Sake Type: Junmai, low alcohol sake
Bottle Size: 500ml
Founded by: Ichishima Shuzo in 1790
Prefecture: Niigata
Toji (Master Brewer): Takeshi Tanaka; Takeshi-san has been making sake for two decades.
Ingredients: Ricetype: 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 (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): -23
Sweet or dry: Very sweet!
Body: Very light
Acidity: 2.9
Amino acids: 0.9
Serving temp: Chilled