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Chikurin “Karoyaka”
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Chikurin “Karoyaka”

Okayama prefecture

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A tribute to lightness

Who better to brew sake than rice farmers themselves? They’ve got the knowledge to produce some wondrous sake, such as this aptly named brew, Karoyaka, which means “lightness”. A shining expression of mochi sweetness followed up by a cheeky cherry notes on the finish. On the nose, classic ricey and floral aromas. The depth contained in such light sake is surprising, and makes us wish we had bottle of this on hand every day.


Brand Chikurin
Brewery Marumoto Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Dry
Rice variety Yamadanishiki
Yeast variety Association No. 9,  Hiroshima Yeast
Alcohol 16.0%
RPR ? 50%
SMV ? +3.0
Acidity ? 1.4
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Chikurin “Karoyaka” is cold (40-60°F) or room temp (70°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Chikurin “Karoyaka” - Okayama prefecture

Chikurin is made in Okayama prefecture in the Chugoku region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Sweet Rice

    Sweet Rice
  • Cherry


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Cheese

  • Meat


Marumoto Brewing Company

The Marumoto Brewing Company, founded in 1867, is often known as the “Farmer’s Brewery” because the people who brew the sake also grow the rice. Their care for their craft is so deep that they grow their own 100% Yamadanishiki rice for their sake. The brewery’s location at the foot of Chikurin-ji Mountains provides sparkling clear mountain water and luscious land prime for rice and sake. Always the fan of innovation, Marumoto-san likes to try new things, including sparkling sake, so the brewery is bound to have a sake to suit your tastes.

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