Brewed by Gekkeikan Sake Company (Japan)
Style: Sakť - Futsu-shu
KYOTO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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月桂冠上撰 SMV: -1.5 Acidity: 1.3 Amino Acids: 1.5 Note: This sake comes in various shapes and sizes, from small aluminum or paper cup to glass eco cup to 1.8 liter bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
Hope that I am rating the correct sake here since text on the label of my glass cup is in Japanese only. 100 ml. procured from Sun Wah in Antwerp. Packaging is pretty much the strangest I have seen so far for any alcoholic beverage. Clear glass cup that looks like the glassware in which some yoghurts are sold, aluminium lid with a plastic hand grenade / soft drink pin allowing you to pull off the lid. Cover mentions 08.2012 but no idea whether that is bottling date or BBF. Chilled only slightly. Drank straight from the glass cup which is the intend I assume. Clear slightly very, very faintly yellowish (might be the background) vodka-like liquid. Nose is mildly floral, sake yeast, sweetish herbs, decent floral sake yeast note, faint alcohol. Taste is sweetish, simple, floral yeast, soft white rice, strong sake yeast, slightly sugary, lots of floral notes, faint wild herbs, touch lemon grass, hint watery, finish is boozy but not overly heavy. Warming. Slightly oily, touch watery. I would say that this is indeed lower tier as far as sake goes & pretty simple but it was pretty enjoyable still. Not too bad. The price did feel way too high for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andregoncalves (1098) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 24, 2013
180mL glass bottle with plastic cup, as Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace. Color is clear yellowish. Aroma is grainy, rice, alcohol and yeast. Body is oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (3673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Crystal clear with a faint straw hue like a cider. Nose is pleasantly citrus forward with orange rind and sweetness around it, but still primarily smells like a floral booze. Flavor is crisp yet hard-hitting with a mighty booze wallop, but without that off-rice finish or oddness. Boozy floral tones with a little citric acid and a mild sweetness throughout. It does have that odd earthy rice like quality about it, but itís by far the best sake Ive ever had. Bonus points: comes in the most adorable squatty short 6oz glass bottle, with a plastic shot glass attached at the head.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (212) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Decent little container of sake, packaged in an egg-sized microwavable glass container. Clear and indistinguishable from water. Boozy aromas and flavors, not much else happening here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4629) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
180mL glass bottle with plastic cup as a hat, as Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace, a common table sake, though not necessarily a good one. Screw cap. Alcoholic nose, some mild fruit, some rice, floral. Crystal clear with no head. Lightly sweet taste but lasting, mildly floral, burns a bit on the way down but only in the throat and the alcohol isnít utterly raw; the watery-light body actually somewhat smooth, not utterly flat. Fruit is actually a really pleasant melon. I donít have much experience with sake, so the frame of reference is absolutely pure hedonism, and thereís a good deal of success there. On the whole, goes down really easily, and Iíd absolutely buy it again at this price ($3.99 iirc).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerenberger (1271) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Aroma has a grainy sweetness. Pours a clear white. The taste is sweet. Malty full mouth sweetness. Medium-light body. Overall, went well with sushi. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg - 0/3 on the saki front. Served cold, pours clear water with a floral meaty thing going on. Taste made me do my skunky beer face. Nuff said.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DiarmaidBHK (3163) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from Wegmanís Leesburg. Pours clear with no head. Smells like ass. Tastes like shit. Iíve been told the face I made while drinking this was similar to the face you make when youíre kicked in the nuts. Pass!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jake65 (2534) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
While I canít say this is the first sake Iíve tried, this is the first one Iíve tried to rate. Small bottle (180ml) with a white plastic cup that I almost threw away before realizing what the intent was. Very clear liquid, just a light champagne tint. I smell a musty blend of chardonnay, vinegar, and alcohol... uh oh, getting aprehensive about this first sip. After taking a couple small sips, I am intrigued by the softness, yet still dry impact to my senses. Not much of a íflavorí at all, but the taste is more what one would expect after having half a dozen ice cubes melt in it first - watery. The alcohol is hidden by this watered-down effect, but still prevails. There has got to be a better way to spend 4.99

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
180 ml bottle (heated) to snifter. Looks decent; clear and still. Smells of moonshine, vodka, and fermented rice. Tastes like it smells, but gentler. Average on the palate. Better than I expected.

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