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Hanahato (Flowers and Birds) Kijoshu (Dessert) Sake

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Brewed by Enoki Shuzo Co.
Style: Saké - Koshu
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nihonshu-do (Sake Meter Value): -45 (sweet dessert sake). This sake has an unsakelike copper color, the result of its extensive aging. Although the rare Koshu style requires three years of aging, Hanahato Kijoshu (sweet koshu) has been aged for a full eight years. While pleasantly musty, the texture is smooth and viscous, and the taste is sweet and powerful, almost Sauterne-like. Truly a one-of-a-kind sake.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle at jesprs... Soft mushroom umami nose... Sweet woods... Dry rice... Soft mushroom... Yeah im really thinking now that im not fond of aged sake... Long umami mushroom linger

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10843) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber colour. Aroma is rice, sugar, floral, alcohol. Flavour is rice, sugar, floral, alcohol. OK sake.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden. Aroma of rice , alcohol, some fruity and floral notes. Flavor is sweet and warming with some rice, yeast and alcohol. Full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep golden. Aroma has notes of alcohol, rice and almonds. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a nutty, warm finish. Body is full, texture is sticky

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle, 50cl. It’s a clear one, dark golden in color. The aroma is fruity and lighlty oxidized, with paper and rice notes. Rice, alcohol notes, caramel, paper hints, rice and some oxidation in the flavor. Warming on the palate, full-bodied and quite sweetish. Warming finish with caramel and oxidation. A sake that at first is a bit strange and unpleasant, but it turns out to be a rather pleasant one. 130215

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14036) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle @ 4th Annual Fastelavns-Tasting Ulfborg, 2013. Thanks Yespr for the sip. Pours clear amber with no head. Honey - mead like, rice, syrup and fruit. Some mild soya. Oak. Fine and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting courtesy of Yespr. Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, wood, boiled rice and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Best sake I ever had. 150213

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of yespr. Dark amber with no head. Aroma is rice, dark fruits, oak and caramel. Flavour is rice, sweet, dark fruits, sweet, caramel, spices, oak, soy and warming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Clear amber colour. Rice, fruit, homey aroma. Sweet fruity rice flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
Carafe at Sakagura. Deep tawny colour. The aroma is full of toasted nuts, hazelnuts and some light savoury soy like character. A lovely chewiness. A little bit of meaty/porcini mushroom sort of character. A touch of light salty character. A bit of light toasted flavour.  A little bit of heat and some light ethanol in addition to a parmesan-like sweetness. Very interesting.


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