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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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"Men can’t find it. Forces can’t make it. Time can never change it. Genshu Sake - an American masterpiece." Cask Strength - Hand Crafted
Made with only rice, water, yeast and koji with the rice milled to 60% of its original size. Aged ten months for extra body and depth of flavor. A hand crafted, special blend of three superior sakés selected by our tasting panel and blended to their specifications. SMV: +3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3321) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear with a faint tinge of yellow. Aroma is coconut, almond, a bit of fruit. Flavor is about the same, plus alcohol, lightly sweet, a lot of warming from the alcohol. Light bodied. Nice enough, I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
estover (56) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
lightly colored, zero head with a hint of yeast and alcohol (whiskey) in the nose. Heavy cloying sweetness, full body, oily feel, flat, long finish. I am glad I had this but would not come back for seconds. Keep in mind this is coming from a dark belgian beer lover.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 22, 2012
THOUGHTS: This style must just not be my cup of tea, because I saw that this is one of the top sakes in this style, but it seemed like jet furl to me at first. Then it started to grow on me a little. And then I chilled it some more and it started to become somewhat nice, but still probably not something I would ever drink again. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured clear, lightest possible yellow that was just a hair above being called clear. It also had no head, but it did have beautiful legs. The aroma was alcohol, vanilla, banana, coconut, pineapple, other light fruits and an odd hint of coffee. The initial flavor was slight to lightly sweet and moderately alcoholic; while the finish was lightly sweet, slightly acidic and light to moderately alcoholic with a short duration. There was alcohol, light fruits, white grapes, coconut, vanilla, pineapple, pear, more alcohol and the slightest hint of coffee. The medium to full body was a bit syrupy but also oily and then rather dry; and flat with a heavy to harshly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Enjoyed this at Hula’s in Monterey. $21 for the bottle and enjoyed in shot glasses but sipped. It’s a lot of volume for one person. --- Slight brown appearance. Nice clarity. Nothing in the nose. Maybe almonds and booziness Very sweet. Very much a toasty profile. Hints of vanilla and spices. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2203) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
Grabbed a bottle because while no good place to beer to go getting quality sake isn’t a problem. Pours light clear yellow. Nice semi sweet floral nose. Tastes of flowers, peach, vanilla, and alcohol. Warming finish. Very nice and I didn’t know Americans even made sake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. No head (still). Body is very light yellow. Aroma is light notes of autumn leaves / twigs, mold, alcohol, pear/apple skin, melon rind, grain. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/silky texture, no carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly astringent. Quite pleasant. Mild aroma, but clean and attractive, fruity and autumnal with very little rice glue rawness. Same goes for the mouth experience...silky, balanced, clean, with just enough tannic grip. A touch boozy, but less so than expected. Not earth shaking, but definitely delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6611) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Sweet sleek black bottle. Pours clear with a yellow gold tone. Soft sweet rice on the nose, floral and melon notes, and a touch of caramel. Medium bodied, a light bit of alcohol with a touch of isopropyl to it as well. Warms up big time, but at 18% I guess that’s somewhat understandable. Supple caramel and warm toast, soft melon. Warm lingering alcohol on the finish with some more sweetness. Rather nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2414) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Gift from SJ. A thick oily pour with an aroma of coconut and fruits. A mild bread, nut and wood taste with pineapple and a rice warm finish. It’s ok. Cool bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4222) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
My first domestic sake. My first Genshu. Unique 750mL bottle. Pours clear and oily, amazing leggings. Aromas of mostly apple juice, vanilla, some grain, loads of alcohol. sweet scent. Flavor is clean, fusel, bright, nice rice wine character. Soft burn as it makes its way down. A touch of nutty flavors, soft rice, vanilla, light leather and fruit. This has become my favorite style of the Sakés because of this one bottle. JOY! MY RATING #2950.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle shared by the Sake master himself, Jordan. Pours a clear color. The aroma is smooth hot pears, fruit and grain. The flavor is similar; a hot pear infused watery substance, dry and pretty clean. Nice.

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