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Brewed by Kurosawa Sake Brewery Co. LTD.
Style: Sak - Junmai
Yachiho (near Nagano),, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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In the Japanese art abd tradition of sake, the KIMOTO brewing process is rare. Few sake breweries are able to provide the meticulous hand brewing steps required of the KIMOTO title. This smooth, dry sake will enhance any cuisine, any occasion. Countless years of tradition are captured in every bottle and every distinctive taste of Kurosawa Jun-Mai Kimoto.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
bottle pour. more of the typical muddled yogurt yeast, creamed rice and fruit cocktail / canned pear flavor and syrupiness. moderately rough with plastic and ethanol notes growing too strong late.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pour out of bottle, clear straw yellow with no head, aroma brought grass, rice, hints of peach, pear, nice earthy, oaky tones, touch of sweet orange as well. Taste is sweet orange, grape, peach, some hints of tropical fruits into some rice, earth, slight spice notes, finishing sweet. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear white with a subtle melon-like aroma. Its very dry with a delicate rice and melon flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle from World Market. Pours rather perry color. Aroma is clean, no fusils, and there are hints of plum and/or green melon. Med body or nearly. The flavor is very clean for a sake, and the fruit is decent. Smooth, dry and clean. Rivals a decent chardonnay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear, nice legs. Aroma of light fruit and melon. Flavor seems a bit dumbed down but pleasant, very slight butter. medium mouthfeel. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Clear without any trace of color. Aroma of grapes, faint alcohol. Tastes of alcohol and faint tree fruit flavors. Intersting, but again, Im not a sake guy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a clear hued body with some legs. Aromas are of lychee, nutty, marzipan, a bit meaty, koji, minerals, peanut butter, melon. Flavors are nutty, melon, umami, medium mineral, warming, honey, biscuit like starch character. Some floral notes that could just be alcohol byproducts. Big and viscous mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a transparent body with nice legs. Aroma of vanilla, florals, Styrofoam, melon rind, and marzipan. Flavor of florals, marzipan, and rice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Butterscotch and vanilla creme nose. Clear, yellowish. honey and cantaloupe flavor, only slightly buttery. Very hot. Finishes more like honeydew melons.Somewhat mead-like actually for a sake, but has definite melon characteristics. Surprising complexity.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9471) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 Light yellow. Musky, melons, banana aromas. Flavor is lightly sweet, somewhat fruity and a bit dank.


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