Brewed by Asahi-Shuzo (Yamaguchi) Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
獺祭 純米大吟醸50酒
Rice polishing ratio: 50%

asg123's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
I have a 300ml bottle of dassai 23 waiting for a special occasion so I won’t compare the two but- I’ve had a handful of daiginjos now- this imo is better than gekkikan horin, pure dusk, and in general just about as good as it gets. Also incredible price it’s fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (145) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours as mostly clear water so appearance is funny to rate. Aroma of sweet fruit as well as citrus and some light rice. Sweet with a very light alcoholic backbone. Would be a good introduction to Daiginjo as it is a good mix of flavor, not super citrus-y or sweet. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1508) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Very floral. Actually has a grapefruit component, almost like a hop. Pure white in color, cloudy. A champagne flowery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Saki Flight sampled at Sakegura with Linh and Zahra. Clear body with light cloudy haze. Aroma is fresh fruit - peaches, strawberries and melon. Alcohol on the nose as well, but not as aggressive as some of the other sakes we tried along side this one. Flavors include rice wine, vanilla, wonderful combination of fruit and alcohol. This sake seemed to be a bit more delicate with the fruit character and alcohol playing together well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3512) - New York, USA - APR 22, 2014
Grabbed some quick sushi with wife and kid and couldnt pass up affordable daiginjo. Pours light Chardonnay. Nose is big tropical fruit and rice. Tastes of overripe honeydew, pineapple, rice, vanilla, and some white wine. Pretty big flavors and creamy texture. Delightful

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
300 ml bottle. Clear pour. Banana, floral and soft spring-like aroma. Smooth, medium body. Less complex than other junmai daiginjou, and has a light alcoholic and rice-flavor finish typical of a lesser sake. Overall a nice and approachable sake

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at T&M’s sake and bukakke fest. Pours a clear almost colourless. Sweet with aromas of marzipan. Also hints of vanilla. Very nice and mild. Medium to light bodied. Hints of white pepper and alcohol towards the finish. Light dry finish with more vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Apples, Lemons, citrus, alcohol. A- Light color, clear liquid. T- Medium sweetness, apples, lemons. P- Light body, thin texture, high carbonation, crisp dry finish. O- A good sake that is very dry and mildly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Clear, light straw color like white wine. Floral, earthy aroma with light fruity and rice notes. Flavor is earthy, of sweet vanilla and custard with notes of apple and pineapple. Light, smooth body with slightly spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Bottle in Tokyo. Clear watery - no head. Dry. Fruity. Citrus. Plums. Light sulfor. Some light plastic/badedyr. Wooden. Licorice. Charcoal/smokey notes. Apple. Green apple freshness. Light flowery notes. Some fat caramelised pear notes in the taste. Dry light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
This bottled Sake from rbsg #49 poured a head of frothy fine to medium sized clear colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a and a oily lacing. The aroma was polished rice and mild vinous. . The strong flavor contained notes of polished rice rice vinous and alcohol. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

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