Brewed by Takasago Shuzo Sake Co.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 468   ABV: 15.6%
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-do: +3
Seimaibuai: 50%
Notable Facts: Each year, after the temperature drops below 14 fahrenheit, they build an Ice Dome outside near the main kura building. It is basically an igloo inside of which the temperature stays about 28 F, with 90% humidity and no wind The low temperature means "nasty bacteria" cannot survive, and it allows them to make clean, pure, ultra-premium saké. Additionally, they separate the clear saké from the fermenting rice lees not by pressing, but rather by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the saké to drip out slowly overnight, with no pressure at all applied to the mash. The Cadillac of Daiginjo sake is Shizuku-style sake, the equivalent of wine made from free-run juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Pours a clear pale honey color with no head. Aroma is floral, sweet, slightly earthy, honey, grassy, and alcohol. Flavor is floral, fruity, spicy, earthy, and some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
DLD ’08: Bottle shared by moejuck: Pours clear with some pretty solid legs after a swirl. Aroma, earthy, rice, some fruit character to it. Flavor, rice, some spices, grains, almost bready, fruity notes. The alcohol was pretty evident, and while I’m not a sake fan this was by far the best one I’ve tasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Another stellar Saki from the zipps cdrew. Floral and fruit notes on this beer with sake mold. Sweet caramel with a subtle mix of fruits and rice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 Big thanks to Bman113VR for bringing this treat over. Pours a pale yellow color. Nose is fruity maybe blueberries and almost no rice. Taste is sweet and incredibly smooth. Feels like fresh pure spring water. Nice soft and thick mouthfeel. What an amazing sake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Aroma is extremely fruity and clean. Golden hued body with extremely strong legs. The taste is so smooth it hurts. Fruity, but subtle, a perfect balance. Flows overy your tongue and down your throught like conditioned velvet. You haven’t expirianced great sake until youve tried Divine Droplets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Aroma has licorice, plastic, vanilla, ice cream. Clear of course but not as bright water, perhaps a hint of color there? Tough to tell from a ceramic sake glass that casts shadows. Alcohol in the nose but only when you hold it in your mouth, otherwise for raw aroma and flavor there’s nothing there but smoothness. It dissolves like an angel cake. What a special drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Very clean aroma of licorice, pine, anise and crisp, yet milky rice pudding. hatever you want to call it, very clean and slight crisp. Taste is so fucking clean, like obnoxiously so. Somewhat milky and lactic with a lingering rice-like anise flavor. Also some melon, taro- just very slight fruitiness with the anise, rice pudding, milkiness. Where the fuck is the alcohol bite? This is crazy smooth and slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Sampled and shared by the wine buyer for Zipps Liquors in Minnesota. Pours a clear golden crystal sake with a slightly extra thickness. Aroma of some tropical fruit, flowery, a touch of apple and rice alcohol. Taste is a little alcoholic with flavors of spring flowers, some apple and even coconut. Finish has a light vanilla and rice alcohol aftertaste. This sake may have been aged a little but still quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
A yellow colored sake. Small pieces of rice. Sweet aroma and sweet flavor, some fruit sweetness I can’t identify. A bit of beef flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
330ml. Tempered aroma of tropical fruit: bananas and coconut oil. Lacks the rice and alcohol intensity that I was hoping for. Pours bright, light gold leaving excellent legs on my Reidel with a gentle swirl. Tropical fruit with some honeydew and cantaloupe notes on the palate. The creamy rice and alcohol is there, but I was hoping for more. Medium to full bodied for a sake. Creamy with a lingering dry yet somehow mildly fruity finish.

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