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Kikusakari Kurashizuku Junmai Ginjo Nigori Sake

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
日本の名: 純米吟醸 淡雫
Rice: Gohyakumangoku Seimaibuai: 50% Nihonshu-do: -4 Acidity: 1.8
Kura means sake-brewery, and Shizuku is the first run of sake. Kurashizuku’s flavor, color and fragrance are enriched by the careful first steaming and pressing of its rice. Often called "antique" sake, Kurashizuku is Usu-Nigori, i.e. sake that has some few sake yeast, rice and koji in the bottle while the bulk remains behind on the filtering cloth as Sake-Kasu ("cake").

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Echon (387) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Looks almost like water. Medium-bodied with sparkling carbonation. Boozy aroma with notes of vinegar. Spicy flavour with notes of vinegar, and a sweet taste with no bitterness. Warming alcohol. Overall, a rather odd sensation. This is the first sake I have ever tried. Maybe it goes well with sushi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle at Winking Lizard. Pours a slightly milky colorless/white with a minimal head and sparse legs on the glass. Aroma of rice, fruit and spice. Full-bodied and boozy with flavors of rice, citrus and mild spice. The finish is fruity with a citrus and alcohol aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
330 ml bottle. Unclear oily, yellow body without any head. Aroma is relatively fruity with marzipan, rice and a hint of anise. Flavor is sweet, fruity, hint of anise and quite smooth. Strong body and medium aftertaste. Quite OK, but feels a bit boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear-yellow colour with no head. Flavour is alcohol, sourness, rice, citrus. Ordinary sake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear. I’m not really a big fan of sake. Maybe a touch of anise? Rice wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours cloudy golden, aniseed, pineapple nose, dry earthy taste, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
bottle at home ... light yellow ... soft fruits ... light pineapple nose ... soft alcohol ... soft rice ... dry earthy tones ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of yngwie. Pours hazy and still . Aroma of rice, alcohol, some fruitiness and marzipan. Flavor is sweet and warming with some rice and licorice. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, 30cl. A hazy, lightly colored sake, oily and flat. The aroma is a bit rough in the start, but it mellows. Canned pears, some citrus hints and a little hint if anise in the aroma. Alcohol and some rice too. It’s lightly oily on the palate, quite dry too. Pears, rice, some alcohol and a touch of citrus peel. Long warming finish. A tasteful one, although a bit rough initially. 140502

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle 300ml @ Hostel room, Ankel Hostel, Oslo
Pours slightly hazy clear milky white without a head. Aroma has notes of rice, alcohol, citrus and hint of anise. Taste is light to medium sweet with a long warm, fruity, anise finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, no carbonation

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