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Ozeki (Champion) Nigori Sake

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Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered sake that preserves the fresh flavor of the moromi (the fermenting mixture of rice, water, koji, and yeast), for a crisp, vibrant presence.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10247) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Pineapple, coconut, rice, and yeast aroma - very nice. Opaque white. Moderately sweet tropical fruit, rice, and mildly bitter grass flavor. Moderately strong bitter alcohol flavor. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11067) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at Tokyo’s Sushi. Cloudy white color with decent legs on the glass. Fruit and rice in the nose. Rich body with flavors of tropical fruit, rice and a bit of coconut. The finish is fruity with a rice and alcohol tinge. Pretty good overall.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle... This sake rocks!… A skim-milk pour with loads of white silt left on the glass after a swirl or two. The aromatic highlights are coconut milk and some really nice floral notes. Also, plenty of ethanol here. Full-bodied with a grainy mouthfeel and no carbonation. Sweet, boozy, Pińa Colada flavor. A sipper for sure. Sweet, warming, coconut milk finish. World-class sake!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1501) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Opaque white color. Fruity aroma of banana, pineapple and coconut. Sweet, fruity, notes of banana, rice and alcohol. Medium-full body, oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks DSG/ zvsn. White and opaque. Toasty, marzipan aroma, almond-marzipan bitterness, full body, soft orgeat notes.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tomer (2788) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, murky white color, aroma of banana with a hint of alcohol, banana flavor, much to sweet, quite coarse. Not essential.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayaron (1270) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Thanks zvsn. Pours milk white. Aroma of sweet rice, porridge and pineapple. Very sweet flavor with notes of rice and pineapple, milky, dry and watery. Light-bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 8, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvsn. Milky white color. Fruity sake aroma with lots of banana, pineapple, and alcohol. Sweet flavor with rice, fruitiness, and alcohol. Not my thing.
Tried it again two days later, got a lot of almonds and some rosewater notes in there.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours like skimmed milk. Slightly fruity aroma, pineapple, earth, coconut. Taste is earthy, wood, coconut. Thick and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy, off-white color. Sweet cream aroma. Very sweet and creamy. Long finish with a touch of alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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