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Hakutsuru (White Crane) Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sake

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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4977) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle shared at Sushi Morikawa, The Hague. Pours light clear yellow. Aroma is floral, vanilla, rice sugar, fruits and alcohol. Flavour is over moderate sweet bringing out the same aspects with a light pepperyness and alcohol but in a pleasant way. Really enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3614) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Pours slightly yellow-clear....and still. Aroma of green stems, rice and vanilla. Taste is white fruit, rice... Sweet with an instant alcohol heat. A touch of melon and earth. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured clear with a nice set of legs. aroma was delicate florals. flavor was honey, spicey, and alcohol. medium body with no carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(720ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a transparent lightly yellow tinged body with excellent legging. Aroma of vanilla, florals, fruit, and almond. Flavor of florals, nuts, vanilla, and alcohol with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5541) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(720ml bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear but yellow tinted pour, decent coating of the glass and legs. Nose of peach, alcohol, rice, and it’s sweet smelling. Taste of light fusels, touch of peach, mango, silky smooth body and a tad warm in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle listed as Hakutsuru Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sho-Une. Pours with a clear light yellow tinge and decently strong legs. Aroma is earthy, dry, mushrooms, umami, baked bread, alcohol, koji, white grape skins, plum, vanilla and meat. Very complex aroma (complex, but not necessarily good). Taste is very dry, alcohol, umami, miso, pepper and vanilla. Syrupy mouthfeel with a super-dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
little blue bottle from a friend of a friend. Pours clear. Nose is sweet and such. Taste is sweet sugary and all in all not terrible, little alc burn indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pour is clear...smell is fruity and sweet...lots of nuts and flowers...sweet all the way through the finish...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2165) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Brilliantly clear. served cold. Mineral, touch of frankincense, hint f earth. bits of rice sugar. alcohol burn even cold at 15.5. very drinkable and easy finish.no warm diaper aroma when warm despite melon sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2008
Nose has a lot of lot of melon with notes of pepper, musk, and sweet alcohol. starts fairly smooth with a firm mouthfeel and sweet with big green melon, pineapple, and peppery alcohol. Alcohol gets a touch rough towards the end and finishes with more melon, wood, alcohol, and tropical fruits


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