Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Ibaraki, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 525   ABV: 17.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
bottle at home ... lightest yellow .... soft sweet earthy rice ... soft fruits nose... light umami mushroom that builds... I REALLY DONT LIKE aged sakes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle (I think an 06) thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a clear body with a gold tinge. Aroma is a bit musty, nearly like a light koshu, with hints of cobwebs, attic and tobacco. Also some notes of honey. Taste is honey, caramel, tobacco, herbal and light koji. A very interesting sake. Syrupy and well balanced mouthfeel with absolutely hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7135) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2008
Pours clear and still. Smells of vanilla, touches of fruit, some rice, alcohol. Tastes of vanilla, sweet rice, alcohol, some fruity hints on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - 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 (4935) - Fort Wayne, 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
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Not 100% this goes here but I will find out tonight and move it if I have to. Pours , still, and clear with a light yellow color. Legs on the glass with each swirl. Aroma of pears with mild rice and alcohol notes. A spicy licorice and flowers with warming of the sake. The flavor has a vanilla start with a light fruity (lychee) middle. Semi-dry finish leaves a long taste. Warming but light and no real alcohol taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Blueberry and pear nose. Clear, very pale yellow with a greenish tint. Balanced plum flavor, subtle, some heat. Finishes with melon rind. I actually prefer the Kurahibiki Daiginjo-shu from Kikusakari, but this was pretty good too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear pale golden. I’m not really a big fan of sake. Light pineapple maybe? Rice wine.

   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.

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