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moto-i Junmai Namasake

moto-i Junmai Namasake
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Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
A light yet robust sake with a hint of melon.
Rice: Koshihikari
Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshu-do: +8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear no head. Aroma is smooth rice and estery. Dry. Dry estery rice. Mild fruity and rice finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sampler flight from the brewer. Good stuff - didn’t really detect the banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9400) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2012
Tap at moto-i. Clear pour - very little color. Nose is pear and honeydew. Taste is similar - seems fairly subtle. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2009
[On-tap at moto-i] Pours mostly clear. Aroma is very nice. Pineapple, honey dew, touch of lime, sweet tart candy, and blackberry. There is a little burn in the taste, good deal of sweetness, honey dew again, and what I assumed to be rice. Good mouthfeel and smooth. I really don’t know much about sakes, but this was good, especially the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very clear white body with no head and some light but thick legs. Light fruit and vanilla aroma with a rice background. Very sweet flavor with lots of fruit and a light fruit and vanilla finish. Medium full body with no carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Gold color, but Moto is so dark, it might be clear. Anyway, we will say gold. Light melon is perceivable in the aroma and flavor. Standard sake flavors as well. Fairly flavorful. Clear.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3371) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Sampler @ the Sake brewhouse. Clear as water. It has strong melon aspects for sure but that has a light creaminess to it as well. Alcohol a bit more apparent in the flavor. Did not seem bad or cheap, still not sure how to think of it, either well made or boring, not sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
On draught at the sake brewhouse in uptown, Minneapolis, MN. Pours a still, clear sake with some golden light blonde highlights. Aroma of lightly sweet mellon, a hint of floral dandelion, and even a little apple. Taste is a little smoother than the genshu like I would add a few drops of spring water to a cask strength scotch whiskey, with light flavors of apple, coconut milk, and pear. Finish is silky, with a semi-sweet light pear aftertaste that makes way for a mild white pepper and alcohol burn finish. A little heavier texture than most other namasakés I’ve tried and with more character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Crisp and clear with a floral aroma and solid mellons, though not the honeydew on the first sake. The mouthfeel was incredibly thick and stood-out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4822) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Clear. Aroma of orchids and melons. Solid floral taste. Very thick and almost viscious mouthfeel.

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