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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle at a Papsř tasting 09-Feb-2009 - Thanks to one of the guys. Clear watery - no head. Mould, earthy, minerals, corn, surt vand, old water, cardboard. Not good.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Room temp. Pours completely clear with a bit of oil (I am sure its the sake, not my glass). Aroma of body odor, alcohol, light koji and cardboard. Taste is alcohol, koji, minerally, with a light wooden note. Very dry mouthfeel, rough alcohol. I am not a big dry sake fan and this is just flat out not a good Ginjo at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours crystal clear with a vague yellow hue with no head. Somewhat fat rice aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweetish rice notes and a little cardboard. Rather alcoholic finish. 050109

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2009
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours almost pale and clear yellow with a no head. dry cider wooden aroma. Sweet wooden mouldy and ligth fruity flavoured with a mild wooden dryness and bitterness. Quite smooth and nice fruity lasting finish, subdued alcohol presence.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a clear transparent body. Aroma of oak, coconut, vanilla, and apple. Flavor of apple, some pear, coconut milk, and rice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle chilled from Party Source. Poured clear color with good legs. Moderate melons and alcohol aroma. Light to medium body with a dry texture. Medium sweet pear and rice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable average sake.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Bottle, quite light in color very clear, taste is slighty floral and a bit sweet, quite light. Not too bad, but nothing to special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5369) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Publix Supermarkets - 750 ml bottle - chilled. Glinty, sparkling clear pour - little to no bubbles. Clean, floral, overripe fruity aroma, hint of sulphur. Flavor is bold and well rounded. Some fruity notes - hard to place exacatly which member of the fruit family. Some sulphur notes, just a wee evidence of alcohol. Smooth drinking sake overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle: Clear, nose of buttery koji, moderate alcohol, flavor of grape and fruit, very little rice and fusel notes. Not beautiful, but not strong enough to be scary. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2007
A very light bodied Sake. It the mouth feel is very water like. taste slight floral, wood and rice. Alcohol is very well hidden.


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