Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
Kiuchi's most prestigious Sake. Brewed from Yamada Nishiki rice polsihed all the way down to 40%. Cold matured for over three years. Nihonshu-do: +4 | Acidity: 1.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pours still, with a crystal clear, pale yellow body. A swirl of the glass reveals sticky, runny legs. Notes of cream, lemon chiffon, koji, licorice and sweet bread comprise the inviting nose. A substantial, oily, sweet body pushes along those same creamy and citrus notes in the mouth. Un-parallelled smoothness feels excellent from start to finish. Ends semi-dry. Hides the 17.5% incredibly well. Perfect with sushi. Complex enough for deep contemplation, yet simple enough for everyday drinking. Great Daiginjo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5670) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Vintage 2000. Clear lightly yellowed liquid. Thick tall legs. LIghtly floral aroma, with hints of mums and honeysuckle. Not a strong aroma, but one that keeps calling you back. Very fruity in flavor, with pears, apricots, and a few exotic fruits as well. Strength is not that well hidden in this one as the alcohol come in mid to late finish and starts a small fire that builds in the linger. A touch of dry coconut in the linger. The alcohol is not tasted, but rather felt which is a plus. You can tell this is the good stuff, but I wish the flavors did come out a touch more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5794) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2008
This dark green 2003 vintage bottled sake from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent and an oily lacing. The aroma was vinous alcohol secondary rice and licorice. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a biting vinous alcohol aftertaste. . An OK sake just nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Vintage 2000. Thanks to Blake. Clear pour yellowish haze thick leggs ride the glass and hold. Pleasant fruity aroma definate rice liquor as well, very sweet, hints of pears and cocconut. Nice delicate palate, coats well and lingers. Flavor is warm alcohols some light green mellon, cocconun, pear, and a sweet finish Very nice sake!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Vintage 2000. The sake pours to a light yellow hued glassy clear body with really sexy legs and a nice reflective property exists with the light play. The aroma is coconut, melon, rice, Asian pears, and some sort of herbs. The flavor is coconut, rice, melon, vanilla, and plum flowers. The palate is creamy, warming, and nicely textured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Bottled, Vintage 2000, very special thanks to Blake! Poured a clear almost watery color, but had a tint of yellow to it... very nice legs to it. Aroma picked up some alcohol-fueled melons, some berries, and more fusel alcohol, especially as it warmed up. Flavor had a very intriguing berry and melon character that washed over the front of the palate.. some floral and some well-refined rice over the middle with a warm melon and polished rice back-end. Warm on the palate throughout with solid fruity notes and melon throughout. Tasty stuff that flowed very well across the palate.. warm, inviting, and eminently enjoyable! Thanks Blake!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Fruity aroma, strawberries mixed with kumquats. Pours clear. Smooth, alcohol, some fruits like berries and citrus, over powered by alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice off clear color,aroma of fruits and maybe a hint of alcohol in the back ground but mostly fruity all around.The flavor comes off as being much the same as the aroma,some citrus and maybe some dryed fruits alnog with a mild alcohol presence.Very very nice brew that i could easily sit and drink until it’s gone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
Tryed 1992 reserve Kikusakari Daiginjo. Fantastic fruit aroma, with a strong pear core smell. Very light in the sake cup, with only a slight yellowing. Wow...the smell. Taste rolls over your tongue in a more subtle way than most daiginjo sakes. Unbelievable fruity taste...I taste pear, pineapple, orange, cherry, plum...it goes on. Tutti frutti is the best word for it. Don’t miss this. It will turn you into a sake fanatic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2004
Tried at the new NYC restaurant, Megu, in Tribeca (Manhattan). Their "kimono bar" has walls lined with rolls of kimono cloth and the sake menu was assembled with the help of John Gauntner - the #1 English-speaking sake expert. Boasting about 20 daiginjos, the list was impressive, and I settled on the Gekkakow, which was immensely fragrant of candy and sweetness. Again, it reminds me of cotton candy from the circus, and is quite sweet for sake. The abv is NOWHERE to be found, as you'd expect from such a premium offering. Light body with hints of fruit. Delicious.

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