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Brewed by Enoki Shuzo Co.
Style: Saké - Koshu
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 507   ABV: 16.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nihonshu-do (Sake Meter Value): -45 (sweet dessert sake). This sake has an unsakelike copper color, the result of its extensive aging. Although the rare Koshu style requires three years of aging, Hanahato Kijoshu (sweet koshu) has been aged for a full eight years. While pleasantly musty, the texture is smooth and viscous, and the taste is sweet and powerful, almost Sauterne-like. Truly a one-of-a-kind sake.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14158) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle @ yespr tasting. No head. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rice malt, alcohol and caramel. Nice and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Glass at Sakagura. Pours a clear tawny brown. Smells of mushrooms, wood, caramel. Caramel, age. Viscous and creamy. Warm vegetal notes. Caramel and more age. Mushrooms again. Very interesting, lingering warmth and old caramel. Sort of like a mushroom dessert.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2434) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Gift from SJ. Almost clear pour. Taste of rice, maple, nuts and fruit. Aroma of fruit. This may of have been the best one I’ve tasted or I am just getting a feel for SAKE!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Tasting at Yespr
Amber color. Smelly aroma of vegetables, plastic and phenol. It’s quite sweet, with rice flavor, light fruitness, some phenols. Burning final, with some oxidisation. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Bottled@Yespr. Golden colour, no head. Aroma and flavour is raisins, alcohol some boiled sweet rice as well as some mild wooden notes. A rather different sake from all I’ve had before. Sweet, yet very balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2010
This sake is a revelation. Aroma is a precisely mixed bananas and clean tropical fruit character you get with many premium sakes mixed with a Madeira-like dried fruits and nuts. Flavor is ethereal with a delightful sweetness that never overpowers it. Virtually no trace of the high ABV, save a slight warming of the throat. Amazing stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium amber orange color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy rice, moderate alcohol, raisin notes. Flavor is light heavy sweet with a long duration, flowers, dark berry - raisin. Body is medium, syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100409]

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Clear amber. Sweet aroma with dark fruits, caramel and floral notes. Flavour had flowers, honey and dark fruits. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours amber with a slight haze. Rustic caramellish aroma. Solid body, sweet caramel, wood, almost Sherry like. Sweet warming alcohol in the finish. Lovely. 090410

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
Bottled. A nut-brown sake. The aroma is dominated by rice, but also with lighter notes of alcohol and cederwood. The flavor is sweet with notes of rice, fruits, cedarwood, and alcohol. The alcohol leaves a light burn on the tongue. Thanks yespr for sharing.


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