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Brewed by Otokoyama Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Style: Sak - Junmai
Asahikawa-shi , Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
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SMV +10; Acidity 1.6


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
Bright and clear, slight hint of yellow-green. Aroma shows alcohol first, with a slight lemony note, honeydew and a hint of wood, rounded out by orange blossom honey. The body is smooth, slightly warming. There's some light tropical fruit notes (melon, kumquat, kiwi). Soft and well-integrated. Sweet finish with mildly pepper alcoholic firmness. Everyone claims this to finish dry, but while there is alcoholic dryness I still get a lot of residual sugars back there.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
nearly clear and still. neutral nose with notes of pear and floral perfume. mild acid; medium body. perfume floral flavor with major notes of soap and rice and minor notes of peach. alcohol provides a moderate zing. still unsure im prepared to evaluate sake all that well, but i found this one somewhere between enjoyable and tolerable, whatever that means.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Decanted at sushi zen. Pours crystal brilliantly clear. Bright lemony nose, mild cucumber undertone. Light watery body. Pleasant cucumber mid palate with a long dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5936) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle at a party. Ever the hunter..Anyway, pours a clear yellow color. A fruity pear nose with light grains. The flavor is pretty smooth: sweet dry rice, pears, almost paper like grains, white grapes. There is a big sweetness to this Sake but not overpowering. Smooth. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle: Clear color with a tinge of beige. Not very thick or sticky. The nose is lightly sweet and hot with spicy melon and plum, a bit of alcohol and light koji dustiness. The flavor is crisp with a rounded dry/alcohol note that breathes through the nose on the finish. My lips tingle and it has a light buttery characteristic to it. Not exactly subtle, but good explosive flavors and a brief yet-alcohol rich tail.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Poured a faint yellow tint, with legs on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, and citrus notes. Taste of mre vanilla, fruitiness, and a light alcohol finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2004 Pretty dry as advertised. From Hokkaido. Alcohol shows through. Had at NYC sake bar. Upon retasting at a Manhattan sake tasting, it seemed smoother with some graininess and a hint of fruit. Pretty light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nic off clear color,the aroma was that of fresh melons with the taste coming off as being melony with a mild sweetness and mild alcohol coming on in the end.Not a bad one at all gets a little much on the fruit after a couple in a row but over all i could see having another bottle around for the summer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
csaso (1350) - Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle - crystal clear, aroma and flavor were mild fruit (apple?), mild sour, fair alcohol, and of course the fermented rice - dont know much about sake, but this wasnt bad, especially seemed to go really well with the sushi I ate along with it

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Chilled glass at a restaurant. Pours clear and just slightly darker than water. Aroma is of slightly sweet vanilla/frosting. Flavor is quite light, again mostly the medium sweet vanilla frosting, with just tiny hints of cucumber and light fruit like pear. No real alcohol aroma or taste. Body is fairly light for my taste, but its a decent sake.


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