Kariho Namahage "Devil's Mask"
Description: A unique nose filled with grains, cedar, and ripe fruit elements. From start to finish this "Devil" is a dry sake fan's dream come true, with plump fruit tones and currents of rich roasted flavors. There is a chewiness that makes the dryness dance around the mouth and the elevated acidity leaves a full-bodied experience. How can fruitiness be so dry? Do not confuse this sake with the other Devil's Mask, because this Junmai is far more balanced and exciting. Great for warming.
One word to describe this sake brew: Dry
Food Pairings: Sushi & Sashimi, Grilled Fish, Light Pasta, Shellfish, Grilled Meats, BBQ & Skewers, Fried or Salty Dishes, Deep Pastas, Stews & Soups, Fare with Heavy Sauces, Game and Fowl, Grilled and Steamed Veggies, Tofu and Soba, Turkey, Ham and Game, Stuffing and Gravy, Fried and Mashed Potatoes, Hamburgers, Pizza, Sandwiches
Taste profile: WINE: Big and bold reds/crisp and clean whites; BEER: Belgian Ales, Stouts and Lagers
Brewery: Akita Seishu
Sake Type: Junmai
Bottle Size: 720ml
Toji (Master Brewer): Saito
Ingredients: Ricetype: Menkoina; Water: On-site well water; Yeast: Kyokai #901; No sulfites, no preservatives.
Seimaibuai (amount of rice left after milling): 60%
Alcohol Content: 15.50%
Sake Meter Value (the lower the sweeter, the higher the drier): +15
Sweet or dry: Very Dry
Body: Medium to Full
Amino acids: 1.0
Serving temp: Chilled, Slightly Chilled, Room Temperature, Warm, Hot