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Osake Junmai Sparkling Sake
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Brewed by Artisan Sakemaker Studio
Style: Sak - Junmai
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Light, crisp and lightly sweet Lively and bright with pear, melon, tropical fruit notes and a hint of licorice; it is an ideal companion to a variety of appetizers. Food match: lobster & crab, cured or smoked salmon, light cheeses


tiggmtl's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 9, 2012
Quite sweet and lightly fruity with some mild spice notes in the gentle aroma. Clear, fizzy, sparkling body is rather pale in colour. Flavour offers more than the aroma suggests - sweet light and fruity up front with some underlying earthy quality and spice in the finish. Alcohol is subtly notable especially in the long aftertaste. Very refreshing with excelent carbonation that clears the palate for the next sip. Paired well with salmon tuna and sashimi for me. Bottle purchased at the studio on Granville Island.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at the brewery
This one is based on the Junmai Nama. Pale color with yellow hue. The aroma is very strong, fruity initially, melon and honeydew mainly, later a curious note of hard cheese rind. Medium sweet mouthfeel with soft carbonation, thick body; strong fruity presence, melon and some pear, with a slightly bitter finish.
Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Very pale and bubbly. Slightly woody, yeasty sake aroma. The effervescence brings out apricot, cantaloupe - bright fruits. Interesting. Carbonation is soft, allowing for this transformation of flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Very pale straw-coloured pour. The nose is like tapioca topped with white pepper. Subtly sweet with a touch of light sweet rice flour. A lovely savoury koji character. Very light carbonation - soft and sweet with a little bit of soft peppery character. Light fruit and melon. Clean and lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle: Light beige color with a fizzy but non-retentive head. The nose is light and fruity, very subtle for a sake, usually you expect a little fruitiness or earthy qualities on one side or the other. This was just vague and light in the nose department, even knowing it was a full strength carbonated sake, which is rare. The flavor has a nice sweet snap along with the carbonation and alcohol components. Missing some umami, but the acidity is low and it has a nice impact and finish that makes it remarkably drinkable. Im surprised such a new and small sake brewery can control its rice and koji this well. Its very clean, but I think this sake is a good example of why adding brewers alcohol is not always a bad thing.


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