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Hananomai Katana Junmai Ginjo Sake

Brewed by Hananomai Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
A full-bodied drink with SMV+7, this super-dry sake has a strong presence and thick flavor with almost no perceptible smell or sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 4oz ][ Sushi Kaito Encinitas ][ $8 ][ Sake Shooter/Bento ][ 6.15.15 ]
>> Clear water color, delicate aroma of lavender, cantaloupe, honeydew, rose. Taste is super clean with no bite, no vodka like flavor, mild rose and lavender, low sugar and cantaloupe fruitiness. Super easy to drink with a longer, lightly tangy aftertaste. Really great sake for pairing with sushi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16535) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, 18cl. It pours a clear, oily body, completely colorless. Citrus notes, some alcohol and rice, litchi and pears in the aroma. Pretty pleasant, but the flavor even more. There’s citrus and litchi in the mouth as well, some canned pears and rice, as well as a sublte anise and cellar note. It’s oily, full-bodied and lighlty warming on the palate, finishing mostly fruity. A tasteful and complex one, well worth a revisit. 140515

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
got this bottle b/c is was small.. still managed to get my 90 pound girl friend drunk after a few glasses though. Pour is crystal clear, grains and rice on the nose and booze. Some light fruity characteristics, but mostly its just clean and clear. Paired with sushi, of course.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2011
First sake so this might not be a proper review. 300ml green twist off It pours clear with no head and a few bubbles on top. Smell is decent. Light sugar, maraschino cherry, some fruitiness. The taste is decent. It is very dry, not too much sweetness, but it is there. It does taste like sugar though. Lots of alcohol and ripened fruit. Smooth, uncarbonated mouthfeel. Ehh, this sake stuff is okay, this one seems a bit meh though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Absolutely clear, like water. Very faint aroma: light sweetness... indiscernible. Flavor is light rice, glue, and light fruit. Watery - feels thinned out. Very very light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Pours clear with a hint of yellow. Aroma of rice and yeast with a touch fruit. Smooth grainy rice body with hints of sweet fruit, slightly dusty fruity taste. Decent ginjo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2008
180 ml bottle in NYC. Clear, a little yellow. Fruity, lemon zest, a little vinegar. A hint of over-ripe fruit. Very clean flavour, but it ends up too sour for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Pour is clear...lightly alcoholic and sweet nose...very perfumey alcoholic flavor...hot...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Very clear with some well defined legs on the glass. Strong alcohol aroma with maybe some pinapple. Taste is very strong alcohol with a bit of banana and vanilla to round it off. Somewhat unbalanced and not too pleasing to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a transparent body with a very slight green/yellow tinge. Mild aroma of alcohol, steamed brown rice, chestnuts, and light grass. Flavor is mostly alcohol with vanilla, hard water, and almond.

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