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Kanbara (Bride of the Fox) Junmai Ginjo Sake

Brewed by Kaetsu Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Aga-machi, Higashikanbara-gun, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
Nihonshu-do +3 Seimaibuai 50% Acidity 1.6 Rice Gohyakumangoku Yeast Brewer's Original

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1616) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours clean and transparent with no visible haze or bubbles. Nose is all tropical fruit -- banana and papaya predominant. Clean and light sweetness on the tongue; mild apple and pear. Finish is crisp and very long. It’s refreshing and well made, but there’s just not that much distinctive about it. Competent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pour at Yamaguchi’s. Probably my favorite sake of the night. Peach and wine and a very floral aroma. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 18, 2013
Part of sake flight at Bamboo Sushi in Portland OR. Smooth and aromatic sake. Really great with fatty fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (377) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
It pours champagne coloured, with a slight greenish tint. The aroma has notes of: peanuts, passion fruit, alcohol, and rice-pudding. The taste is medium sweet that finishes dry and tart; there are notes of: Fuji apples, unpasteurized honey, rice-pudding, and a walnut finish. The palate is full bodied, slightly viscous, and a long finish. Overall, pricey, has a silly name - very delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (752) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
I really liked his sake. Faint smooth and clean rice-like flavour and aroma. I enjoyed it a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3123) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
Clear in appearance. Aroma is sweet, vanilla. Taste is also sweet and very smooth. Quality sake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (7204) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. No head (still). Body is almost colorless (very faint yellow). Aroma is notes of banana skin, lime, honeydew, alcohol, pineapple, grain/rice, vitamin B. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, no carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Very attractive fruity aroma, quite enticing. Decent flavor balance but the only part that’s a downer is the powerful alcohol burn...it can’t really contain it and comes off a bit rough on the palate as a result. Overall quite nice though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear color with thin legs. The nose is huge, they packed a lot of florals and fruits into this one along with some musty koji and dry minerally rice notes. The impact is balanced; full bodied up front with a light sweetness and low acidity in the tail. Very nutty and floral, this is a bright and zesty sake. Very delicious with mounds of umami. Not quite so clean, but it adds to it, like a funky cheese. Complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Ah this one was my favorite out the sampling we did. Strong mint aromas, like a spicy peppermint. Pours clear, with nice lacing. Clean upfront, light melon, herbal minty, with a slightly nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2009
Damp wood & rubbing alcohol, touch of citrus and coconut oil in the nose. Clear still appearance. Hot, pungent and oily with heated alcohol, pepper, and melon. I’m not finding it as sweet as others and I’m finding the alcohol quite present. Its not as clean or refined as I was hoping from reading the other reviews..I mean, its decent...but I’ve had better.

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