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This is called a 冬季限定 (tokigentei)or, in other words, winter time reserve, 賞味期限(shoumikigen) expiry 30 day nigori Junmai from Akita prefecture. The brewery is called Shirataki.
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Sake meter value is at 65%. Nihonshu-do, which is the sake's density to water is -13. Most ordinary sake would be around plus 3 to 5,which would indicate a degree of dryness whereas minus would indicate sweetness. Some sake are plus 8( very dry), or like in the case of this featured sake minus 13! SWEET. Acidity is +1.5. Alc. is 15~16度. This is good though, as this is a milky colored sake.  Most all nigori(unfiltered) type sake will share this intense sweetness. This sake is also a bit gassy too.


                                "  Doburoku is not a real sake, but a type of sake "



Okay, so I ordered it, received it, tasted it, and fell in love with it. It was everything I would’ve expect from Akita prefecture, plus more. It had a creamy thick soupy consistency and yet, it didn’t over power your mouth with strong pungent flavors. Delicate and full bodied, nice aroma and clean after-taste.
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Almost like drinking her smooth and creaminess. Her name’s Nozomi and she was born and raised in Akita.

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