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moto-i Junmai Nama Genshu Sake

moto-i Junmai Nama Genshu Sake
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Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 552   ABV: 18.4%
Our dry, hearty sake that is cask strength with a hint of sweetness.
Rice: Koshihikari
Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshu-do: +11
dry, hearty, white pepper, green apple, vibrant, fragrant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
Tap at moto-i , 2oz pour which is plenty for me, I definitely am getting the white pepper and green apple, though its a weird combo and im still finding some anise type flavor in there too, interesting mix at 18%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear clean with no head. Aroma is smooth fruity. Medium dry, light fruity and rice. Lingering smooth rice fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap in Minneapolis. I think I’ve been drinking really bad sake my whole life - this set me straight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at moto-i. Almost clear pour. Nose and taste is rice, apple, and the alcohol is present but doesn’t suggest 18%. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle @ moto-i. Slight yellow, off white appearance. Sweet, flour-like vinous nose. Dry, light apple, light banana, rice vinous flavor. This is my first sake rating (and tasting) and it was pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3523) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
~2 oz pour on draft at the Sake Brewpub in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pour is clear, almost crystal though some very, very faint yellow does show. Aroma is rice, touch of vanilla sweetness and a bit of floral. Taste is the touch of sweetness at first, which moves smoothly to the rice. The finish lingers nicely with floral berries. Palate is medium bodied, hot and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very lightly hazy clear body with light but thick legs. Light rice and alcohol aroma. Light rice flavor with some vanilla and alcohol. Medium body with no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2906) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Sampler @ the Sake brewhouse. Clear as water. Aroma is very strong alcoholic berries. Mouthfeel a bit grainier than expected, felt a bit more like a distilled spirit. Taste had some white tea and berry aspects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
On draught at the sake brewhouse in uptown, Minneapolis, MN. Pours a still, nearly clear sake with a drop of golden blonde with a clear disk top. Glass side leaves some excellent tear legs from its high alcohol level. Aroma of koji, a slight apple, almond, and just barely a hint of butter. Taste is full bodied, a slight buttery texture with flavors of light apple, marzipan, and a hint of pear as it comes to room temperature. Finish has a light floral and pear aftertaste with dry white pepper character that clears way for a strong alcohol presence. It’s strong alcohol, full body texture and a smooth floral character makes this one stand out compared to most other full cask strength genshu. Well Done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
The strongest of the lot. Clean alcoholic aroma with faint mold. Mostly koji on the flavor with an incredibly smooth body considering the strong alcohol aroma.

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