Brewed by Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co.
Style: Sakť - Junmai
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2154) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 2, 2005
aromatic, fruity, milky flavor, cool alcohol, bits of tropival fruit. alcoholic refreshing finish. soft watery edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2008
a clear color with a light aroma sweet rice and a vaguely nutty character. A surprisingly potent flavor with citrus undercurrents and a light nuttyness a light finish with smooth body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 18, 2008
(300 ml bottle from 1828 Vintage House) Served lightly chilled. Poured clear as water. Aroma of rice, yeast and alcohol. Wine-like mouthfeel, lightly dry. Legs/lacing consist of droplets along inside of glass. Flavor is quite hot and yeasty, on the sweet side with a strong fermented rice taste. Maybe even a touch bready. I enjoyed it more cooler than warmer. Feels quite refined but quite potent! Seems like a better than average sake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2008
300 ml bottle. My first experience with Sake. It pours quite clear with just a touch of cloudyness, could be the cold temp at which it was drank. Our waiter suggested to drink it with a few slivers of cucumber in our glass. This gave it a bit of freshness added with the smooth rice and alcohol flavors. Quite good, I am stil not sold on drinking Sake over beer, but something a little different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Pours clear with a gold tint. Smells of rice and alcohol with some fruitiness present. Tastes sweet and boozy. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Gold flake version. Clear pour with yellowish hint and gold flakes floating about. Grainy rice, koji, banana and melon comes through in the aroma. Much the same in the taste, but banana and melon are much stronger in the flavor. Smooth body, decent sake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2005
08.15.05 Just a dew drop away from colorless, light legs slickly run down the cup. Mild fruit, more like a wet grain; and slightly stale smelling like water thatís been sitting too long in a pitcher. Flavor is warm and tropical with some hints of a chile spiciness. Thank goodness the flavor pulled through what was an otherwise a odd aroma. Still a somewhat stale finish, dry, again followed by a reemergence of coating and slick fruit. Given the ABV, I think the heat level is entirely appropriate. Itís a lot of flavor to come out of something so clear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Bottle: Clear color with no legs. The nose is full bodied with a light grainy character, light alcohol and a bit of dusty koji, no sweetness or melon yummyness which I like. The flavor is rich with good umami and a nice feel on the palate. Semi-sweet with a buttery finish a light alcohol feel. Extended tail. I can see what theyíre going for but itís missing something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10544) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle from Jungle Jimís served cold. Poured clear color with good legs. Medium rice alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry texture. Medium complex flavor with a medium complex alcohol finish that was of moderate duration. Solid drinkable sake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1015) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Iíve left this poor sake specimen to age and wither in my basement for a year, but when I came back from Seattle to Colorado with a newfound affinity for sake I was glad to have it all the same. By the good grace of my past-self, the sake had been exposed neither to light nor to heat and was in good condition by the time I poured it, chilled, into a wine glass. There it sat, expectantly, calmly, clear and lucid save for the slightest touch of gold, no doubt from the unintended aging. The aroma is very funky, redolent with koji, a once hostile aromatic but now an addictive element in most sakes Iíve sampled. An impish grin of musk melon debuts in the aroma after two or three labored sniffs, but I am immediately repelled by a very strong vapor of alcohol burning the lower periphery of my nostrils. Despite this hostile chemical attack, the flavor is rather soft and smooth. The alcohol takes a more complementary approach, and the flavor is diluted, even watery. It takes some deliberation, but I conclude that the flavor is not weak. Maybe a little feeble, but mostly a soft brush stroke of moderately dry, rice flavor. A heavy palate and a tingle of sweetness of the aftertaste growing stronger as it acclimates to room temperature make this an extraordinarily, approachably soft and simple sake. Give it plenty of time and the sake will even bloom with some peach and raspberry notes in the finish. Certainly not a detailed sake, I wouldnít hesitate to serve this to first time sake drinkers, so long as they plug their noses.

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