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Ozeki (Champion) Karatamba (Dry Wave) Sake

Brewed by Ozeki Co. (Japan)
Style: Saké - Honjozo
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
Brewed in our Tamba Brewery surrounded by mountains and fresh air. Unique bottle design representing our famous pottery, Tamba Yaki. Good-bodied, and a clear, dry taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5718) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Koji, mulberry, prune aroma. Crystal clear and colorless. Melon and koji, honey and blackberry on the back end. Strong umami overtones. Light body, but rather warm and velvety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kraftykitty (3) - Martinez, California, USA - APR 26, 2016 does not count
Dry, crisp and lots of warm alcohol burn. Overall very smooth and refreshing and great with food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger: Poured a clear no head. Aroma was funky pungent cheese and fruit. Taste was burning alcohol fruit maybe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2016
300ml bottle in trade with jtclockwork-pours still-almost clear with slight possibly yellow tint. A-sake-rice, alcohol. T-grain alcohol, floral, slight fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Cheers to jcwattsrugger for this one. Pours a mostly clear with a pink hue and no head. Nose is sweet, floral, grain, and mineral. Flavor is similar with floral, sweet, and some minerality. Light to medium and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (539) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Slight yellow color. Sweet rice aroma with husk notes. Sweet syrup upfront with dry finish. Slight alcohol burn in the finish but smooth overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (1882) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
Big warming alcohol. Only moderately dry with a slight fruity taste. Clear as water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle brought by A, Chicago asian shop. Clear, water coloured, some bubbles. Aroma is rice, pine apple, light petroleum, fruits. Flavour is rice, slightly sweet fruits, a bit alcoholic, and a slight bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Sampled at Marc’s fusion. From notes. Maybe I just don’t get sake, but it really just tastes like rice. Maybe a little green melon?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2015
Not sure if was supposed to be served warm, but the place I had it at served it that way. I had probably 6 ounces of this before throwing in the towel. It poured nearly clear but had a glassy green tint to it. Kind of like those Japanese bottles that have marbles in them. Aroma was linen like with some funk. Notes of socks said my wife. She couldn’t stomach the aroma and didn’t try it. Moderate rice flavor with that sake funk. It had a light burn. Ok. But I wouldn’t get it again.

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