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Hakutsuru (White Crane) Superior Junmai Ginjo Sake

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

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Using only the finest rice, and Nada’s famed natural spring water "Miyamizu", Junmai Ginjo has been brewed with meticulous care and traditional method. This flowery fragrant Sake with silky, well-balanced smoothness can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature.
SMV: +3


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4802) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
(Bouteille): Quelques pétales de fleurs et un sucre vanillé pointent en arôme. Le corps est assez velouté et laisse un dépot liquoreux sur la langue.Un Junmai assez équilibré, moyennement sec, sucré avec un éthanol modestement perceptible.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2254) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2015
(bottle) clear colour with no head; aroma of flowers, alcohol; gentle, mild flavour, no finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6428) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2015
Feine Süffigkeit gepaar mit einem milden Beginn. Es fängt mit leicht süßem Reiswasser an und wird mit der Zeit leicht säuerlich ohne dass dieser Geschmack in den Vordergrund tritt. Hiernach noch etwas Ananas und Banane. Angenehm, mild, fruchig, solide.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle brought home from Eindhoven. The sake has got a clear watery-vanilla colour with a mild body and no carbonation. Aroma of Asian shop and perfume. Taste of sweet rice, flowers, perfume and rice. Finishes off like sweet rice perfume. Not a bad one, nothing special either.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Delicious, and not too florally. A nearly perfect sake flavor. I am impressed and satisfied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2015
This is so far from beer but oh well. Clear. Very aromatic. Fruity. Pear. Banana. Tasting perfume, but in a good way. Alcohol apparent. Sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (5856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Nice clear bleu bottle. Taste of light fruity notes with plenty of alcohol burn. Rice notes are very subtle with light honey notes. The alcohol notes are a bit too pronounced for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3382) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Grabbed bottle on way home from work just to continue my sake kick. Pours relatively clear with thinish tinge of iron. Nose is perfume, melon, and rice. Tastes floral, of unripe honey dew, watermelon, cocunut, rice, slightly herbal and medicinal. Overall touch flat but drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 28, 2014
The aroma is floral, delicate, fruit. The appearance is Clear like water. Flavor is floral, light fruit, rice, grain, nice. Finish is floral, light fruit. Nice, light, refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear with no head. Aroma of rice and coconut. Light mouthfeel, dry, light sweetness in finish. Very impressive.


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