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


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 474   ABV: 15.8%
Nihonshu-do: +4 | Acidity: 1.4
Kurakagami is exclusively brewed for the famous Japanese sake competition. This brilliant Daiginjo (Yamada Nishiki rice polished down to 35%) has been awarded prestigious gold prizes. Please enjoy the rich and well rounded flavors of this golden Sake. Judges Tasting Notes: Fresh, lacy notes of honeydew melon and peach skin (classic daiginjo fruitiness), wet stone and anise seed; silky, almost oily, textured, buoyantly balanced feel of tropical fruit, finishing with an emphatic dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2004 Very pale yellow. Aromas of melon or bananas. Flavors are mellow. Kind of a tingly melon. Chocolate as well. A touch nutty. Warms up as it goes down. Very pleasing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle @ RBSG 04’ Grand Tasting
Light beige color, oily coating. Aroma of bananas, humidity, pears, peach, honey dew melon & lots of anise. The flavor has a light sweetness that is so subtle, almost like +1 or +2 on the meter. The tail is warm but brief & dry, a fantastic Daiginjo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle. Almost clear yellow appearance. Sterile aroma, with hints of pencil-eraser and alcohol. Very smooth, with alcohol and pears making appearances in the flavor. Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Mostly clear with a dlight yellow hue. Mildly sweet and acloholic aroma. The flavor is slightly fruity, maybe some melon and apple. One of the better Sakes I have had, and my first Sake rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
Hint of yellow with tall legs. Very fruity in aromas with a mild light sweet rice. Flavors of vanilla, melon, plum and nectarines. Light and nearly oily in feel. Finishes clean and a mild rice and licorice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
slightly off clear color,the aroma was mildly sweet and fruity with a decent flowery side coming through.the flavor is sweet and fruity with a mild alcohol taste in the end but not enough to disstract you from the fruity side of this brew.Very nice brew and smooth enough to make it an easy drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2004
RBSG Portland 2004. Virtually colorless. Aroma of flowers, grain, white peach, pumpkin, pear. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, flat carbonation, moderately alcoholic. One of the few attractive and enjoyable sakes I’ve tried (though I haven’t tried too many, especially in the upper tier; the typical aroma/flavor profile in sake doesn’t appeal to me much, so I’d sooner put $50 into a red wine). Nice balance and pleasant aroma. Domo arigato to Jordan for letting me sample some of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle, purchased in Japan, 12/14/2013. Clear pour, light golden sheen apparent. Aroma is honeysuckle, rich melon, peach flesh, tropical candy sweetness, with a clean fresh finish. Taste is lightly fruity, not as heavy as the nose suggests, pear and melon, with clean rice mid-palate, anise finish. Silky body, touch of heat lingering on the breath. Lovely, nice and balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2008
Pale green tones. Complex fruity and licorice aroma with a hint of alcohol. In the mouth it becomes a star, rich licorice flavours blending with fruit and a hint of almonds. Silky texture. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
72 cl. Bottle [Thanks to Storm] Clear and white color with a glow. Aroma of menthol, pine, flower, alcohol, light spice. Full bodied with an alcoholic texture. Again somewhat alcoholic and wood like dryntess in the finish. Quit nice and the best sake so fare. 19-04-2008

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