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Shichida “Yamahai Umakuchi”
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Shichida “Yamahai Umakuchi”

Saga prefecture

$50.35 member price
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Nuanced in all the right ways

Tenzan Brewing Company brings you this dazzling new yamahai brew made with their original lactic acid isolated with the help of Saga University to add to the Shichida line. This sake with some considerable body delivers substantial umami sweetness mixed with subtle cedar notes and an equally dry aftertaste. When warmed up you’ll find a touch of maple syrup, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different temperatures!


Brand Shichida
Brewery Tenzan Brewing Company
Category Junmai
Subcategory Yamahai
Taste Profile Rich & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Saga (F401)
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 65%
SMV ? +0.8
Acidity ? 2.2
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Shichida “Yamahai Umakuchi” is room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Shichida “Yamahai Umakuchi” - Saga prefecture

Shichida is made in Saga prefecture in the Kyushu region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Caramel

  • Mint

  • Cedar


Recommended Pairing

  • Cheese

  • Meat


Tenzan Brewing Company

Tenzan Brewing Company was founded in 1875 when a husband and wife team with a flour and noodle business purchased a brewery that was going under. Currently the sixth-generation president Kensuke Shichida constantly challenges them to evolve together with the current trend of sake. That said, their focus from the beginning has been to maximize the quality of their sake using the natural bounty that Ogi city provides. It is really fun to watch their collaboration with the tightknit brewing community, and Shichida’s leadership in Japan — and also internationally — is worthy of note.

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