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Hakutsuru (White Crane) Draft Sake

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Brewed by Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.
Style: Saké - Namasaké
Nada, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Draft Sake gains its fresh, refined taste from being brewed and aged for 1 month in a cool state at about 41 F before bottling. Characterized by its light, fresh and smooth taste. Slightly Dry. Enjoy this Sake chilled.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Ngejo (264) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Clear, light sweetness, light body, oily feel, flat, & long finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grzesiek79 (3218) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Sake niefiltrowane, jasno zlociste w smaku ryzowy posmak, komponuje sie z Sushi. i tyle z zalet. No moze fajna malenka buteleczka 300ml. Zapach lekko odstraszajacy bo przypominal mi zgnile jaja i zsiadle mnleko, a wlasciwie jakby sie zmieszalo te dwa zepsute produkty. W koncowce juz dominuje alkohol moze nie przeszkadza ale tylko on daje sie zauwazyc. Kolejne sake ktorego nie jestem w stanie za duzo skosztowac i nawet z tak malenka buteleczka mozna sie zmeczyc.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (334) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 22, 2014
Tasted at a jappanese restaurante in Amsterdam. My first time with Sake, i like it! Next one please!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2014
Had on draft at Shirokiya near Kyoto Station. I am assuming it is this one but the info at the bar was sparse. The sake was served in a blue carafe 正一合. Very sweet mild rice aroma. Clear water looking pour. Medium bodied & fairly smooth. The taste is sweet, sugary rice, some booze & a bit of peat? OK

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Pours clear with a tinge of yellow. Yeasty rice aroma. Slightly sweet, rice, melon in the taste. Funky lingering aftertaste. Just ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
180 ml bottle. A rich nose of melon, grain. The flavor is rich grains, some tartness, smooth despite the ABV, fruity again I get melon, very smooth in the finish almost no heat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
Not sure what the fuck this is supposed to taste smell or look like but fuck it whatever I need rates to keep up this run. Nose of soft melon notes, maybe a little alcohol, soft residual sugar notes. Pours clear with some legs. Assume that is good. Flavors of soft fermented melon notes, a touch of alcohol, soft sweetness, a tangy dry finish. Fairly smooth and not unpleasant. Rather easy to drink I guess. Boom.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (3845) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Fudge and honeydew nose. Crystal clear and virtually colorless. Thin body. Hot at first, but seems appropriate after subsequent sips. Little koji character. Honeydew flavor. NIce aroma, but falls from there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Clear, looks like water, which I guess is okay for this style of sake. Faint sweet aroma and taste, not very boozy despite the higher abv. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5460) - Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2013
180 ml bottle to taster. Pours still and clear with a very slight gold tint. Smells of rice and light vanilla. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced. Average on the palate. I’m fairly new to sake and this is my first sake rating, but this isn’t bad. Also, it was my first cold sake.


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