Sounds like Arsenal in English. So glad I found this brewery. Has an amazing floral fragrance of mint and melon. Medium body and coats your tongue with sweetness and great with the Kumamoto strawberries — 6 days ago
Quite muted at the start, with an accentuated soya sauce and overripe banana characters. The alcohol was also noticeable. I think it was probably served too cold and also needed some aeration because the saké really took a turn for the better in the last third of the bottle.
Quite a fine nihonshu. Nice balance of fruit (pear, apple, banana), umami (soy), and acidity. I think it may be style of the brewery, but it definitely has this light aldehedic notes (hazelnut, almond). There's an intriguing herbaceous undertone, that I think wasn't given a chance to develop. Finish felt short. Good texture once it opened up (white phenolic, sappy).
To be frank, I much prefer their more extreme Yamahai. Not a big fan of it either, but I don't particularly fancy the sort of "half-way" oxidative notes here. Seems distracting here, treading on un-balanced. Again, nit-picking.
NB: Could well be a faulty bottle, but notes online seems to indicate otherwise. The colour was impeccable (so bright and clear). I think it's just a preference thing. — 12 days ago
"Survival" So glorious with the third bottle fromt Fuji. Delicious honeydew sweetness that goes with scallop and hamchi sashimi — 6 days ago
愛山 rice quickly becoming my fav and 榮光富士 star series are also my fav. This is the more traditional style and great with dessert JDG — 5 days ago