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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (9229) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours white with a yellow tint and a faint fruity aroma. There is a watery sweet rice flavor with a bitter alcohol finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14166) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours clear as water with a few white bubbles. Aroma suggests ripe green melon. As does the flavor. It’s one of the nicer sakes I’ve tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours brilliantly clear and near colorless with nice legs. Aroma is faint vanilla and banana, sweet rice and alcohol. Flavor is spicy alcohol, sweet rice, light vanilla and a dry finish. Nice alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Sample at Kyoto in SLC
Clear. Mild Aroma of rice and floral. Taste is fruity and nutty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11232) - Where the wild whales are, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6090) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

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