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Choya Sake

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36
100
style
Brewed by Choya Umeshu
Style: Saké - Futsu-shu
Habikino City, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smooth and dry Japanese sake mainly for Europe.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2659) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Since this is my first sake rating I rate it as a strong alcohol. Slighlty pink color. Sour, medicine, spirit, woody aroma. Not too repulsive I have to admit. Citrus, woody, lemonade and alcohol im taste. Smooth, but at the same time you can feel the alcohol bite. Feels cheap, but since I got no experience on that field I might be wrong.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3923) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle bought at an Asian supermarket for 2.49 Euro and shared with MichaelBruch. Soft taste of sparkling wine without the sparkle and mild roses. No carbonation, no bitterness or dryness. Delicate sake.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle shared with McTapps. First sip was a bit tasteless and disappointing but after a few sips more a nice aroma of plum and maybe apple developed. Would’ve loved to have a second bottle. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1068) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Cold. Tastes like rice wine vinegar but nice and sweet. This is my first sake so I dont know what to compare it to. Drank at fin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Pours completely clear. Nose of mild black bean and generally sweet, dry and like an old cellar. Taste of more fermented bean curd, sweetness and some alcohol. Palate medium to full, long persistent finish. I think this is good but it is my first sake so difficult to judge.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2011

Bottle 720ml.

Cristal clear water colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, coconut, almond notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet with a long duration, alcohol, rice. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20111105]

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ Ulfborg Early Winter Tasting, 2011. Pours clear no color with no head. Rice and alcohol. A bit boozy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13351) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle, 72cl. Pours with a light yellowish color to an else clear body. Cellar, cooked rice and apples on the nose. Some boozy hints, even though it’s only 13,5% ABV. The flavor has a distinct fruityness to deal with the rice, and then the alcohol kicks in adding an extra dimension. Well, that might lead you to think this is a complex and superb sake, but I don’t feel it that way. Slighlty warming on the palate. A drinkable one indeed, but not worth a detour. 111105

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle@Ulfborg tasting.Pours clear.Aroma of rice , alcohol and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and fruity with some rice and alcohol.Medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (10904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
Clear as water. Aroma is quite sweet, fruity, rice and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with lots og alcohol. 051111


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