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The result of the National Bureau’s Research Institute of Brewing(全国新酒鑑評会) for the Brewing Year 25 is released.
I always find that many major brewing companies are listed as the gold prize winners although it’s common among sake fans that the sakes brewed by major sake breweries are not delicious.
Judging from this fact I think that although major sake breweries have been succeding to keep and develop their high brewing technique they are mainly brewing mid and low range sakes since these range sakes still occupy the big share in a market .
In the meanwhile there are mainly three features in the National Bureau’s Research Institute of Brewing that are shown as below;
– The National Bureau’s Research Institute of Brewing is a contest sponsored by national government which can not be found in the world as alcoholic beverage contest.
– The sakes evaluated in this contest are not for commercial but are specially brewed just for this contest and we can not try them.
– Almost all sakes displayed there are alcoholic added sakes in order to take special aroma and flavor out.