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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5619) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Clear. Aroma has alcohol and yeast. Alcohol in flavor as well. A little sweet but chemicals in the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bvc (1232) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2016
750ml. Doughy stewed rice and vegetables with some pineapple, Apple and white grapes...hints of plastic. Cooked rice, white doughy bread, white grapes and under ripe pineapple.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2008
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (January 2008), consumed a few minutes out of the fridge from a White Wintery Winery glass. Quite clear, with a faint yellowish oily tinge, still, with rather thick and slow-running legs....pineapple-vanilla-ricey aroma is lightly doughy, somewhat strongly alcoholic right out of the bottle but smoothes and softens after a couple of minutes....body is fruity yet dry, rather mineralic from midpalate on; reminiscent of some of the drier, harder Rieslings I’ve had....a bit thick and syrupy in the mouth; the alcoholic and mineralic qualities at the finish are a bit too harsh....my first Daiginjo, and I am not terribly impressed, though I realize that this large commercial brewery probably isn’t the best source for such a thing....

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2770) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2009
0.72L bottle with 16% labeled as "Junmai Dai-ginjyo Gekkeikan", so i really hope this is the right sake, any other thoughts will be wellcome. Served chilled. Uniform light yellow colour, aroma of rice, light sweetness and an alcoholic presence which is not to strong. Pleasant sweetish aftertaste. Doesn’t feel like an overly complex sake but still a mellow and enjoyable sake which goes well with sushi and makes a great match with pickled ginger.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Nice clear water color.Thin watery aroma of fruit maybe melon as some have said but it could be something different.I’m just unsure due to my limited access and trials of this kind of brew.The flavor was very nice.Mild flavor with a watery thing going on here with plenty of alcohol and only a mild hint of fruit.I thought that Sake was supposed to get better with the more money you spend on them but this one isn’t that great.i have a cheap Sake that has better flavor then this one does.Oh well gotta try to learn more about’em

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
taunusmies (344) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2007
Clear, slightly yellow colour. Smooth mouthfeel but with a little bite of alcohol. As fridge cold, taste was sweet with rice and some fruity elements. A bit sour aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18390) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Very affordable but not the best check for your first daiginjos. This s the current emperors choice but but buy a good bottle of a smaller brewer to pop your daiginjo cherry pardon the crude analogy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4184) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2011
My first sake rating, so this might sound a bit like a newbie rating.. clear very light off-white pour. Aroma of white wine, some fruits and sour apple. Flavor is quite sweet and alcoholic. Very thin palate and watery texture. I’m not sure sake is for me, but I should give it another shot sometime.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (15695) - 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).


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