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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gekkeikan Sake (USA) brews its newest premium Sake, Haiku Premium Select, using Japonica variety California rice, specially patented yeast developed in Kyoto by Gekkeikan Japan, and high quality water from the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Haiku’s innovative fermentation process proceeds at low temperatures for extended periods. The result is a delicate, slightly dry sake with a light aroma reminiscent of orchard apples. Haiku can be enjoyed by itself or with fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes. It also compliments a wide variety of ingredients, such as those found in fusion cuisine. Enjoy Haiku chilled or over ice.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Watery with a tiny white head. Aroma was somewhat sweet with rice and alcohol notes. Flavour had hints of honey along with rice and alcohol. Boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
This sake is slightly sweet and smooth perfectly paired from the bottle with sushi. Its aroma is sweet and clear almost champagne in appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This bottled sake from a restaurant in the Detroit Airport poured no head and a clear slightly yellow hued body. It was uncarbonated. The aroma had very little vinous notes in it. Atypical of most sakes. The thin flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow vinous alcohol aftertaste. The semi-sweet flavor was dry and mildly vinous. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

1/16/2008: Gekkeikan Haiku Sake is clear, still, and is a very pale shade of yellow like very pale white wine. It has pretty thick legs. The nutty aroma has slight hazelnut undertones and is quite alcoholic. This sake is slightly sweet and mellow. It is nutty with a touch of chaulk. There is some alcohol burn, but it is pretty controlled for being 15% ABV. It has a medium body and is smooth on the palate.

750 ml/25.4 fl. oz. bottle (Alc 15% by Vol) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #25 for this sake.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle 375ml.
Clear white color or no color as water ;o) with none head. Aroma has rice notes, and some very light notes of apple or honey. Flavor is moderate to lgiht heavy sweet with a long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090321]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13558) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, 375ml, shared by Ungstrup. A next to clear, flat drink almost without color. Fruity and ricey nose with some dried fruits and a tiny papery note. Fruity and rice-like flavor too, some raisins and a hint of paper. Dry, papery mouthfeel with a pleasant warmth. Fruity, ricey finish with some raisins. Not sure about this one. It’s quite nice, but a bit papery, and with some hints of poor spirits. (090514)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MiP (13598) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2009
Bottle, 15%. Sweet and farty aroma. Clear watery colour. The flavour is sweetish, with some honey notes. Dry alcohol finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2009
Bottled. A light yellow sake. The flavor is sweet with notes of rice, alcohol, and fruit, and so is the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 23, 2009
Botella. Clear lightly pale yellowish colour. Sweet pleasant rice aroma. Good soft mouthfeel. The flavour is smooth with sweet rice with some alcohol. Soft rice bit alco finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to BMan1113VR. Pours a clear almost water like color. Notes of coconut, booze, and toasted wood. Decent legs, watery mouthfee.


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