RateBeer
Home >


Fukucho (Moon on the Water) Junmai Ginjo Sake

overall
64
85
style
Brewed by Imada Shuzo
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Akitsu-cho, Toyota District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Serve in

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Miho Imada, Fukucho owner and toji (master brewer), is one of the few female tojis in Japan. This sake is made with the famous soft water of Hiroshima prefecture which gives it deep, persistent flavor. The fruity nose of lime and melon is pressed to the forefront with bold hints of fennel, white pepper and allspice. The flavors gravitate to ripe cantaloupe and black licorice while the minerality from the soft water is evident in the finish. The slightly sweet and clean mid-palate finishes dry.

Seimaibuai: 55%
Nihonshu-do: 3


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
It pours light green tinted. The aroma has notes of: pears, shiitake mushrooms, wet dirt, and rice pudding. The taste is medium sweet that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: rice pudding, bitter melon, and alcohol. The palate is medium-full bodied, slightly thick, and a long smooth finish. Overall, quite enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6185) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Bottle. No head (still). Body is ultra light yellow (almost colorless). Aroma is notes of honeydew melon, kiwi, lime, pear/apple, flowers, peach yogurt, honey, pepper, alcohol, rice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Medium body, watery/silky texture, no carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly astringent. Wonderful stuff. Aromatically clean and vibrant, absolutely leaps out of the glass with fruity/floral notes galore...almost more like white wine than sake. Seriously, the aromatic difference between something like this and a bog standard junmai is night and day. And how they can get such evocative fruit character out of rice is amazing. Excellent, clean flavor balance and delightful mouthfeel. The 16.5% is remarkably well hidden (compare to, say, Bride of the Fox, which is quite boozy). By far one of the best sakes I’ve had to date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Out of 13 different sakes sampled this was my second favorite. Melon and mint on the nose, with some alcohol notes. Pours clear. Melon flavors with peppery anise. Very good sake!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Taste @ Shibuya, Las Vegas: Pours a clear color, paired with a hamachi trio of sashimi. Nose of ample anise and pear with a very bright and lively with very little koji. The flavor has a large body but is still sweet and delicate with lots of anise. Good sake in the nose but it doesn’t have much for tail or finish. Excellent to sniff though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours clear and still. Smells of rice, some vanilla, some alcohol. Tastes the same. If my descriptions sound the same, it’s because the main difference between any of these was the intensity of flavor. Otherwise, they are all pretty much the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Clear ’color’, with a little bit of yellow or creaminess. Aroma is quite buttery and some wintergreen. Creamy taste and mouthfeel. A bit of pepperiness. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. One of the best sakes I’ve had.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
300ml. Pours light, bright gold with lasting legs. Anise initially dominates the nose. Faint tropical fruit as well. Pours a very light, bright gold with thick legs running down the glass. Simple flavor with notes of liquorice, rice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous and cloying. Simple, mostly enjoyable, but certainly forgettable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Very light yellow color, but still seems very dark for a Sake based on my limited experience. Delicate floral nose with rice sweetness and an alcohol bite. Flavor begins with with a strong floral flavor and then shifts to rice sweetness mid palate. The finish begins with black pepper bite followed by alcoholic warmth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ldr514 (10) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
A viscous sake with pronounced licorice bouquet, a fresh, medium-sweet taste – highly fruity, floral and spicy – again the licorice coming through. Full-bodied and balanced with a long finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2005
A Junmai Ginjo, 55%. Pours a with a slight yellow tinge. Aroma is fruity with some alcohol. Taste reminds me of apricots and mellow apples, with a little more alcohol around the edges than I would’ve cared for. Not as complex as many better sakes, I thought this was very drinkable and enjoyable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50