Dassai 39

Tasting summary for August 4, 2017

Brewery: Asahishuzo Co., Ltd. www.asahishuzo.ne.jp
Address : 2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422, Japan
Category: Junmai Daiginjo
Alcohol : 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 39%
SMV : Not disclosed
Acidity : Not disclosed
Features : Superb fruity fragrance. Balanced with lychee, peach and honey flavours. Mixed fruity flavours stronger than that in Dassai 50. A mild acidity. Fruity-yet-dry. Very smooth, well-balanced and easy to drink. Long after taste and refreshing. Best served chilled. Not necessary to pair with food. If you really want to pair it, best companions are dried fruit, sushi and sashimi. It doesn’t go very well with savoury foods such as potato chips, salty shrimp chips. In terms of cost-performance ratio, Dassai 39 is the highest among other Dassai products.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.60 (300ml)

Tasting Notes : The Dassai Magic

 

 

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Nanbu Bijin Honjozo

Tasting summary for July 9, 2017

Brewery: Nanbu Bijin Co. Ltd. www.nanbubijin.co.jp
Address : Kamicho 13, Fukuoka, Ninohe-shi, Iwate 028-6101, Japan
Category: Honjozo
Alcohol : 15% – 16%
Rice Variety: Hitomebore and others
Polishing Ratio : 60%
SMV : +5
Acidity : 1.3
Features : Gold Medal winner in the Honjozo Category at 2016 IWC. It has a medium body, light cereal aroma, rice and walnut flavours, beautiful aftertaste. It is ideally paired with grilled meat. Savory foods make it taste sweeter, more fruity and fresh.
Price@LCBO: CAN$34.05 for 720ml

Tasting Notes : Interracial Marriage

 

DASSAI 50

Tasting summary for July 2, 2017

Brewery: Asahi Shuzo Co. Ltd. www.asahishuzo.ne.jp
Address : 2167-4, Shutomachi Osogoe, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi, 742-0422, Japan
Category: Junmai-Daiginjo
Alcohol : 16%
Rice Variety: Yamada Nishiki
Polishing Ratio : 50%
SMV : +3
Acidity : 1.5
Features : Lowest grade in the Dassai series. It has fruity aroma, sweet and silky taste with refreshing and long finish.
Price@LCBO: CAN$25.50 for 300ml

Tasting Notes : Yellow Rubber Duck