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Collection: Yamahai

Yamahai or yamahai shikomi 山廃 is a special type of sake that is independent of grade. Yamahai is related to the yeast starter stage of sake brewing, where more sbacteria and wild yeast is allowed to have an effect on the flavor. In short, the flavor is earthier and gamy, with higher acidity and sweetness due to lactic acid which develops naturally.  Yamahai is generally wildest and gamy-est on the whole, kimoto is generally less so. Everything else (99% of what is out there, i.e. anything not kimoto or yamahai, collectively known as sokujou or fast-brewing moto) is comparatively much cleaner and lighter. Still, there are a wide range of yamahai/kimoto flavor profiles, some strong, some mild.
10 products
  • Keigetsu Aikawa Homare Junmai Yamahai
    Keigetsu Aikawa Homare Junmai Yamahai - sakechan
    Vendor
    Tosa Brewery
    Regular price
    $62.10
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    $62.10
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  • Kinpou Shizenshu Kan Atsurae Yamahai Junmai
    Kinpou Shizenshu Kan Atsurae Yamahai Junmai - sakechan
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    Niida-Honke
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    $67.40
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  • Kiminoi Junmai Ginjo Yamahai
    Kiminoi Junmai Ginjo Yamahai - sakechan
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    Kiminoi Shuzo
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    $52.40
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  • Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai
    Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kiminoi Shuzo
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    $123.10
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  • Sempuku Yamahai Daiginjo Kurakaori
    Sempuku Yamahai Daiginjo Kurakaori - sakechan
    Vendor
    Miyake Honten
    Regular price
    $71.70
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    $71.70
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  • Hagi no Tsuru Hiwata Yamahai Junmai Ginjo
    Hagi no Tsuru Hiwata Yamahai Junmai Ginjo - sakechan
    Vendor
    Hagino Shuzo
    Regular price
    $62.10
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    $62.10
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  • Kikuhime Junmai Yamahai Tsuru No Sato
    Kikuhime Junmai Yamahai Tsuru No Sato - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kikuhime Brewery
    Regular price
    $87.70
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    $87.70
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  • Yukinobosha Hidenyamahai Junmai Ginjo
    Yukinobosha Hidenyamahai Junmai Ginjo - sakechan
    Vendor
    Saiya Brewery
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    $83.50
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  • Kikuhime Ginjo Yamahai (Aged 2 years)
    Kikuhime Ginjo Yamahai (Aged 2 years) - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kikuhime Brewery
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    $105.90
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    $105.90
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  • Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai (1800ml)
    Kiminoi Junmai Daiginjo Yamahai (1800ml) - sakechan
    Vendor
    Kiminoi Shuzo
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    $195.00
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