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Japanese sake type – Classified into four types according to the concentration of flavor and aroma.


Dry/sweetness indicates the degree of sweetness while smooth/refreshing and rich/full flavor indicates the degree of richness.
The stronger the rice flavor, the more easily the rich sake flavor is detected, applicable to low-polished sake high in mineral content such as Junmai, Kimoto, and unfiltered sake with distinct, full flavors.
The characteristics of the flavors, suitable consumption method and temperatures are different by sake type.
This report introduces Pure Sake and Mellow Sake.

Pure Sake
Pure sake is rich in flavor with a lasting palate, appealing for it’s full-bodied and umami flavor. Most notable among Junmai sake for its umami flavor from rice, pure sake is most commonly produced using the Kimoto method and prepared from Yamahai yeast.
Well-rounded with a subdued scent, pure sake flavor consists of umami flavors from rice and minerals, common in Japanese sake. The main aroma is rice, the main sake type is Junmai sake, etc., with a temperature range between 59 degF to 64.4 degF. The temperature range to serve pure sake hot is between 104 degF to 131 degF.

Mellow Sake
Sake highly aromatic, deeply flavorful, golden-hued and aged. Mellow Sake is old sake, expensive and rare like aged sake and noble brewed sake. Mellow, ripened aroma with umami flavor evenly balanced between sweet, acidic, and bitter flavors; a highly satisfying sake.
The Mellow Sake aroma consists mainly of dried fruits and spices. The main type of sake is aged sake, noble brewed sake, and old sake, most aromatic at the temperature range between 77 degF to 86 degF.





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