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Gekkeikan Josen Sake

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

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42   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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Kumamoto hotel. Pours a clear slightly off-white colour. Sweet with a light dryness. Light aromas of vanilla and apple juice. Hints of all-sorts licorice. Light bodied. Dry and sweet finish.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
alexsdad06 (5553) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
180 ml bottle sampled while eating sushi from notes. Pours the slightest yellow almost clear with no head. The aroma and flavor had floral notes, booze, light citrus, booze, earthy rice and booze. One of my first attempts at sake and right now I’m not a fan.

0.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
HuskerTan (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. A- Green apples, sweet, alcohol. A- Clear color, clear liquid, no head. T- Alcohol, white wine. P- Light body, average texture, low carbonation, strong finish. O- The alcohol is very present. Tastes like a white wine and not much else. Not a very good sake in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czlowiekwiadro (232) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2014
słodki, estrowy, lekko wiśniowy zapach z wyraźnym alkoholem. kolor lekko posłodzonej wody. w smaku słodko, lekkie wiśnie, śliwki. dość gładka i przyjemna choć alkohol grzeje w przełyk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4135) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrepintado (1465) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (4286) - 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 it’s 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (312) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5000) - 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 isn’t utterly raw; the watery-light body actually somewhat smooth, not utterly flat. Fruit is actually a really pleasant melon. I don’t have much experience with sake, so the frame of reference is absolutely pure hedonism, and there’s a good deal of success there. On the whole, goes down really easily, and I’d absolutely buy it again at this price ($3.99 iirc).

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerenberger (1475) - 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


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