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Kikusakari Asamurasaki (Morning Purple) Sake

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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nihonshu-do (Sake Meter Value): -3 (very sweet); Amino Acidity: 1.9; Total Acidity: 2.5; Seimaibuai: 50% (50% of grain polished away). Red rice is used in the production of this sake, resulting in a remarkable reddish color for this sake. Kikusakari means "Exploding Chrysanthemum".


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours cloudy brown. I’m not really a big fan of sake. Thought this has a touch of umeboshi about it. Rice wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, floral grassy nose, sweet, dry, floral taste.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
bottle at home ... pinky amber ... dry floral tones ... wierd flavours ... earthy rice ... something else... sadly i cant place... almost herbally

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
Copper colour. Medium aroma of peach, green apples and some herbs maybe. One of my problems with sake is that I think the flavour tend to be way too short, onsly lasting for a second or two, but this one has a much more lasting flavour then the other sakes I’ve tried. Flavour is a good balance beetween peach, green apples and some vanilla. A little alcohol stinch in the finish, not too much though. Good palate. Overall the best sake I’ve tried so far, though I’m not that experienced on the subject.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Almost copper dark colour, no head. Aroma is vinegar, rice, some fruits, wood and mild toasted notes. Flavour is alcohol, wood, raisins and mild toasted notes. Quite mouthdrying palate. My first Red rice sake.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Little aroma. Hazy with the color of dried blood. Tangy and astringent, meaty and savory. The red rice gives character to this daiginjo. Enjoyable and unique.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (4928) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Grape color with a medicine and rice aroma. Semi sweet ricey flavor and some abv. Medium bodied and thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 24, 2010
Taster at the brewery. Crazy purple-pink color. Very original nose or caramel, and funk. Sweet toffee taste with a funky, sour edge. Interesting and original, though a bit too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3733) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2010
I have about zero experience with sake, but I really liked this. Clear purple pour is attractive. Nose is great marshmellow and a lavendar blossom rose note. Surprisingly no alc heat. Id drink this all day. Thanks maniac

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 09/12/2009. Very clear slightly purple amber body with some light legs. Rice and light vanilla aroma with some fruity notes and some plums. Sweet fruity flavor with some light vanilla and some faint rice and plum. Medium full body with no carbonation.


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