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

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2009
Bottle 330ml.
Clear like water with no head. Aroma is friuty, rice, light alcoholic. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is flat. [20090612]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32001) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale yellow with a fully/never there head. Dry wooden and rice aroma. Light peachy aroma. Vague liqourice like touch. Dry and rice flavoured with a lasting vague liqourice note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Bottled. A light golden sake. The aroma has very light notes of rice. The flavor is sweet with notes of rice and alcohol, leading to a dry finish, where the rice note lingers. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle 30 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear, slightly yellowish. Soft, clean yet almost fruity rice aroma. Medium body with sweetish and sophisticated fruit accents.Warming alcohol in the finish. 290509

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2006
Bottled. My second sake, if I remember correct. Clear see-through no-coloured and no headed.<!-- br --> Fridge cold (7-8 C). Aroma is alcohol, rice and citrus fruity. Flavour is rice, a bit alcohol, watermelon and some citric hints. The alcohol noteable is quite "sharpedged". Dry palate. <!-- br --> Room Temperature (17-18C). Aroma gets a bit "fuller" of the same as colder. The main difference is the alcohol which now fits in better both in aroma and flavour. Dry palate. <!-- br --> Warmed up to about 30C. Smooth as whole impression, the alcohol in not as sharpedged anymore, and it somehow feels even more full than the lower temperatures. A bit warm vodkaish, but the fruityness (citrus and watermelon) was a big positive thing compared to Gekkeikan (Laurel Crown) Traditional Light Sake. Quite easy to drink, especially when warmer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
The pale color has a light yellow shade. Alcoholic aroma, nuts, bark, lightly flowery. Sweetish, very strong, with a flowery touch and very light fruity touch, light liquorice.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle @ Friday Night Ulfborg Tasting Thing. Thanks to J&C. Pours clear no color - no head. Low and flat carbonation. Rice and alcohol. Thin . .

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13779) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks !! Clear watery yellow - no head. Fish, acid, vinegar, salty, freshness, nice sharpness, light wood notes, light licorice. Lovely.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2005
Bottled
My first try with sake. As it can be served in the different temperatures, I wanted to try this both cold and warm.
Chilled, around 10-15c
Clear appearance, like water. Alcoholic fruity nose: mash, grappa, licorice, grapefruit. Taste is also like drinking watered grappa. Slightly fruity, rice flours flavor. Dry mouthfeel, alcoholic warming comes afterwards.
Warmed, to hand-warm temperature
Aroma turns much softer and mild, like inhaling healthy menthol fumes. Warmed this is much easier to drink - soft palate with rice and alcoholic warming.
Rating is quite hard as this has very little to do flavors and other characters of beer. Appearance was propably "perfect" for daiginjo-shu so it will get average 3 (for beer it would be 1).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle @ home (300mL) picked up at Wilbur’s for $14.99. New sake style tick and a point in RBSH3. Pours a very clear, just a touch yellow tinted appearance with no head. Sweet green apple, pear, sticky rice, a touch candy-like aroma. A little bland and watery but very smooth. A touch of booze on the finish but mostly just a light apple/pear, slightly grassy flavor. High boost.


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