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Ozeki (Japan) Taruzake

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70
64
style
Brewed by Ozeki Co. (Japan)
Style: Saké - Taru
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sake stored in the famous "Yoshino" cedar barrel. A mild taste with hints of cedar and a woodsy aroma. Serve chilled or at room temperature.   SMV: 0  Acidity: 1.3


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Bottle. Pale yellow body. The nose is herbal and flowery with notes of alcohol. There is also some medicinal fruit character almost like over ripe pears. Flavors of light pears and subtle booze. There is also a nice earthy note in the finish. Slightly sweet with the warming alcohol. Pleasant enough but a little one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle, shared by me... in the library... just now.
Landmark rating here, with this I will have finished out all the non-beer styles!


Pours very clear with just the slightest hint of yellow color to it.

The aroma is unmistakably cedar like but also quite peppery, like in a peppercorn kind of way. Mild on alcohol in the nose with some light fruitiness, but mostly very wood focused.

The flavor is very different from what I’m used to in a sake. Again it’s woody, but less overtly so in the flavor than the aroma. The sake is about a medium dry with light hints of fruity sweetness and vanilla character. The alcohol melds well with the flavors here but is certainly a very noticeable factor. There is a lot of that peppercorn thing going on here in the flavor as well.

I really kind of dig it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (10000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle shared at Sushi Morikawa, The Hague. Pours pretty much completely clear. Aroma of pepper, wood, vanilla and rice sugar. Flavour is over moderate sweet with a pleasant alcohol note to finish. Flat with a more oily mouthfeel than the appearance suggests. Pretty good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours clear and still. Cedar, alcohol and rice aroma. Sweet rice flavor.....continuing cedar notes...very soft, with a sweet alcohol tingle. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3201) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle - Pours clear with no head. Lightly spicy cedar nose, mellow rice with a little warmth. Taste has more of the cedar--it’s upfront with the mellow rice underneath and a little odd fruitiness. Very peppery, though smooth. Warming finish with just a bit of sharpness. Light-bodied and a little slick.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Camons (10198) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Henriksoegaard. Pour waterlike with a slight peachcolored tint, no head., but nice lacings on the glass Weak aroma of rice, light sweetness, cedar notes. Flavor is rice, light sugary, cedar. Thin to medium body, oily mouthfeel, light alcoholic finish. 311212

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6695) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Sample @ SBWF 12. Clear colour. Slightly sweet rice aroma. Sweet rice flavour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Strong cedar aroma with hint of rice and soy. Really not much to rate on the appearance - crystal clear. Slightly sweet rice and cedar flavor with a mild alcohol finish. Very nice - love the cedar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2012
6/4/12. bottle from mekong. it pours about as crystal clear as ’off clear’ can be... thin looking. great aroma.... milder than expected having been in a barrel... woody (but not distinctively cedar), mushroom, powdered sugar, sweet rice pudding, mild alcohol and lots of florals but not overly flowery. definitely picks up more cedar-like woodiness as it warms. the flavor is more of the same.... but quite subdued and mild.... not sweet... bubblegum notes, vanilla, scant tartness on finish. powdery texture in an otherwise light mouth feel. i’m liking this a lot...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012

Bottle 300ml. @ [ T.S.H.R.B.G.S.C.S.M.T (The Second Handrup RateBeer Gathering Special Cider Sake Mead Tasting) - Ebeltoft ].

Clear water - crystial clear water colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy pepper - black pepper, ceder wood, moderate rice. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, black pepper - ceder, rice, light alcohol. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120414]


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