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Kikusakari Zenkouji


Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Ibaraki, Japan
Style: Saké - Junmai | Ratings: 5 | Alcohol: 16%
Koji mold {fungus} is necessary for the brewing of sake. Koji mold is a change agent, ie Koji will break down the starch molecules {long chains} into small chains of molecules and eventually into sugar. The sake yeast will then take over and convert those rice sugars into alcohol and CO2. Typically, only a tiny portion of the steamed rice is incolulated with Koji mold. The Koji mold will then start its “magic”. A yeast starter {“moto”} follows next {combination of steamed rice, water, koji mold, and yeast}. The “moto” is then transferred to a larger vat where the same mix of water, steamed rice, and koji will be added {typically} three more times over the next four days {this fermenting mixture is called “moromi” } Now here comes the difference to an ALL KOJI Sake: The entire steamed rice {not only a tiny fraction of it} will be inoculated with koji. This will lead to a much higher intensity and speed of starch break down {higher degree of aminoc acid and lactic acid} . In addition, many more sugar molecules will be available for the “yeast attack”

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