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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: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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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


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (4642) - 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 (2016) - 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 (2749) - 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 (3326) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a clear slightly yellow color. Notes of watery banana, honey dew, grain alcohol, white flowers. Semi sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2140) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Nice sweet banana almost aroma. Clear body. Taste is sweet a bit harsh and boozy at the end though smoothe initially. Nice sake.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1632) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours clear with aromas of melon and white cake batter. Flavors are similar with some booze on the finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1276) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, cooled. Amount milled is not listed on the label. Pours clear, very slight haze. Nose is floral rice, cantaloupe, slight alcohol. Flavour is more cantaloupe, rice, hardly any alcohol, smooth and easy to drink... reading about sake styles now and this style is supposedly "puckering" on the acidity scale but I didn’t notice that. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredthecat (297) - CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
fruity, like banana, cherry aroma. appearance is a clear, pale yellow. mouthfeel is oily, heavy and limp on the tongue. taste is intense and of coconut, medicinal high note(?), licorice like spice and somewhat of a bite, a little oxidized. highly flavourful, but flavours verge on being a mess.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
C’est limpide, transparent, comme de l’eau de vie. L’odeur rappelle, très faiblement, le cidre et il faut faire un effort pour le sentir. Un goût, encore-là, très léger, de pétale de pivoine. Peut-être, en fait sûrement, de riz refroidi. Quelque chose de transformé, aussi du miel commercial, celui qui est fait à partir de deux sortes provenant de pays différents. (716-290613)


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