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Kuromatsu-Hakushika (White Deer) Junmai Ginjo Sake

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Brewed by Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshu-do: +0
Acidity: 1.4


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2784) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
Thnx to ships Pours like water Smells typical sake Taste is rice , sake , wood almost . Good one

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (206) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Served chilled fresh from an unopened bottle, this Sake pours perfectly clear and smooth, impressive. Smell is faint and clean, fresh sweet aroma. The taste is mildly sweet, subtly a bit fruity, but also allows the grainy rice flavor to come through. Also what I suppose is the yeasty taste of koji. I enjoy this flavor profile over the gekkeikan junmai ginjo I sampled previously, which was a bit too sweet. However, I was bit disappointed that the taste was not more flavorful, could've been stronger. At any rate, seemed to be an authentic Japanese offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours clear with the smallest hint of gold to it. Big sweet rice, chewy yeast, a touch of warm alcohol, bread. Medium bodied, warm rice, touches of banana. Sweet and simple, warmth on the finish and a bit of yeast. Decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
Clear watery colour. Nicely floral aroma, quite light, rice with strong alcohol notes. Light sweet flavour, floral, light alcohol notes. Floral light finish.
I don’t know much about sake, but I do know I liked it. Good stuff, and for sure I will drink this again if I have the chance.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks Eugene!)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
Sampled at RBBSG. Ehh I have no idea how to rate this...it looks like water, just clear watery like... Ok so aroma, it smells a bit sweaty... Taste is weird, haven’t tasted anything like this before (pretty obvious since this is my first sake) but ist’s slightly sweet and some alcohol, I don’t get much more. A new experience, always nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3586) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2012
500 ml. bottle split @ Black Fré’s Forest BBQ // went for seconds on this one // served room temperature // colourless, no head, crystal-clear water // aroma is of sweet rice, mild herbal, hint spice, very lightly medicinal & alcohol // sweet rice flavour, flowers, floral, touch sake yeast, nice herbal mild quality in the back, no alcohol, medium, easy going sweetness // silky body // quite liked it, ratings are low & I don’t know anything about sake

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Hot butterscotch nose. Clear with a blue-green-yellowish hue. Watery and warm. Flavor is heavily dominated by koji and cantaloupe. Finishes with butterscotch and koji.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 30, 2012

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3331) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at a restaurant in Albany (the name escapes me). Pours clear like water and about the same viscosity. Mild aroma of rice and vanilla along with some alcohol vapors. The flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. Easy to drink and enjoyable with my meal. No problems.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MadIndian (2343) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Gift from SJ. What I liked about this was the nice blend of pepper, vanilla, nut, riceand milk. It was ok for the style.


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