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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 474   ABV: 15.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle 72cl.
Clear white color with virtually none head. Aroma is alcohol, some fruity notes ala melon and peach skin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (130608)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, no head. Aroma is fruity and floral notes with some mild spices and alcohol. Nice resiny notes as well as it warms up a bit. Flavour is quite much the same in a pleasant balance. This one worked rather well in room temperature.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Wow, the commercial description is right on. This has an aroma of fresh cut honeydew melon and minerals, and a more polished alcohol nose. Refreshing and clean, with well balanced acidity, and a bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
(Bottle 72 cl) Courtesy of Storm. 16% ABV in my version. Clear golden - almost crystal clear. Spicy, vanilla-like aroma. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Accents of fruit and vanilla and a rather alcoholic and warming finish. Nice one. 190408

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pours yellow. Smells of rice and mellon. Taste is of rice and some peaches.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
Bottled. A light yellow sake. The aroma is sweet and dominated by rice, and so is the flavor, while the alcohol leaves a burn in the throat. Thanks Storm for sharing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
72 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale white with no head. Light woody and spiced alcohol aroma. Flavour is light liqourice and dry. Ends with a dry liqourice note. Again an ouzo like thing. It will take quite some time for me to learn to appreciate these kind of drinks.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. A water coloured sake. The aroma and taste is of licorice, much like ouzo. Medium body with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2008
Clear with no head. Sweet fruity aroma with almond notes. Sweet flavor with alcohol and candy and fruity notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes.


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