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Gekkeikan (Laurel Crown) Draft Sake

Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Microfiltered, rather than heat pasteurized, this sake has a smooth, fresh flavor. With a semi-dry character and just a hint of banana, it is designed to be enjoyed chilled or over ice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 16, 2011
355 ml bottle. Pours crystal clear. Taste is of rice, a hint of alcohol and some sour fruit. Similar aroma. Very easy to drink. Is a bit on the watery side and has a slight dryness to it. Not a bad sake for the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear color. The aroma is pepper and grain. Thin mouthfeel with a rice and mint with coconut. A good sake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
bottle, thanks to mar, clear in color with long lasting legs, raw coconut aromas, flavors are dry, bitter, creamy melon with a wooden nickel finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
9/12/10. 375mL bottle. My first namasake! Clear pour. Faint, creamy rice and marshmallow aroma tainted by sourness and alcohol. Light flavor with a bit of steamed rice, but again tainted sour, almost lemon peel, and a big hint of alcohol... but at the same time, it’s watery. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(187ml bottle thanks to mar) clear, thick huge lasting legs, nose of honey, alcohol, vanilla, rice. Taste of fusel alcohol, subtle banana, rice, oily body, semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Clear with nice legs. Honey, alcohol, light nuts, not much else. Nice thickness, flavor is big on alcohol, light florals, and a slight honey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2009
375mL screw top bottle. This was such a fraudulent sake. Everything about it was just so fake. The flavor was rather watered down, which is very difficult to say about sake. It was cheap booze with some rotten vegetables and out of season berries. The color was a slick clear, I could not believe clear could be so unclear. This is so the Bud or Miller of Sake. Once I get more comfortable with Sake, I feel I will rate this even lower.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
The aroma is ricey with some fruit and lots of alcohol. The appearance is clear. The flavor is like the aroma and strong. The palate is oily. Overall it’s unique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
This is quite a different tasting sake than others I have had. you can really taste the brewing water with the sake flavor in the background. Anyway it just barely drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2008
Not much for legs as this ran quickly down the sides of the glass. The aroma is medicinal with some earthy grass. The taste has notes of old sweat socks and weird dandelions. The finish is alcoholic and almost makes me cringe. After drinking a little more, the finish reminded me of a vodka martini with an olive. Strange. A little rough for my taste.

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