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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
SAYURI means "a little lily", which reminds us of the delicate image of Japanese culture. In actuality, the word "yuri", or "lily", has the meaning in floral terms of "chastity" and "innocence", and "SAYURI" is also used as a name for Japanese girls and women. We created SAYURI as an embodied gracefulness of Japan. Using only selected rice and rice koji, this is pure Nigori sake brewed up carefully with the natural water of Rokko.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2529) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Little Lily is the perfect name to use when describing this delicate Nigori. It is bottled beautifully, tastes among the best, and is gentle on your palate. And like the White Crane it is soft and lifting with a solid organic white color. Sayuri is an excellent Sake!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MichaelAwesome (6458) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
It is really impossible to find a huge surprise like this one. Really. Where would you start ? That huge look of the bottle ? That huge look of the sake itself (mixture of milk and...soda...) ? Or maybe with that balanced aroma of ripe fruits and a huge ananas as a topping. Hard to explain. Just try. And be knocked out. Thumbs up. Definitely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 30, 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
Selected this bottle at a Japanese store this morning and literally didn’t know what to expect... It pours out like skimmed milk (actually I hate that milk and prefer the full fat version, but probably every woman knows the look of skimmed milk): Cloudy light white colour, thin body. The nose was of flowers, peaches and Sake. Taste of eggwhite, pineapple, berries, flowers, rice and green fruits. Very dry finish. Enjoyed it a lot - one of the best Sakes ever!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2008
From my thin understanding of Sake this is how traditional crafted sake should look, taste and feel. Pours a milky white, with substantial almond-grape tones with a musty koji tone. Full bodied for a sake, sweetish, fruity (melon) and creamy smooth. Sweetish-fruity finish with warming following. A great example of the Nigori style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taylorderek (38) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle was opened a 3 days ago, finishing off the last few ounces. Served chilled in an ochoko-like glass cup. Pours very cloudy after shaking (which is good for a coarse filtered sake. Smells of rice being cooked. Wine is thicker than other sakes, in the same way skimmed milk is thicker than water. Taste is sweet on the tongue but quickly becomes very strong. Rice settles if left too long. Leaves sugar-rice residue on cup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 23, 2016 (Bouteille): Un liquide magnifique, divinement laiteux et raisonnablement homogčne qui hurle son onctuosité. Le nez est hyper frais, noisettes, angles bananesques et riz collant qui se retrouve également en bouche. On est dans l’élégance, la texture fondante et une discretion exemplaire de l’éthanol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle-LCBO-Pours cloudy opaque creamy white. Lots of green grape, alcohol, milk, some rice as well. Gooseberry, lots of lactic milky flavours, alcohol, rice, some fruity sweetness. Very gritty mouthfeel as per the style of beverage. Milky ,creamy finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2007
(300ml bottle) Purchased at the Penny Farthing in Oak Bay for $13. Pours a cloudy white coconut milk colour with a marzipan and alcohol nose. Very fruity flavour up front with a gritty chalk texture. Solid tip of apple juice melds with a milky cream and whiskey. Very interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
Bottle at Mondial, sorry my second sake rating. Pours a coconut like milky body that appears unfiltered hence the color and the cloudiness. Nice pineapple notes, berry tones. Ricey and vinous in nature. I’d like to have another bottle of this.

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