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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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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.


muzzlehatch's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4614) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
375 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (March 2008) served cold from White Winter Winery glass. Milky, thick, totally opaque and still -- seems almost milkshake-thick as it pours....very typical ricey-sweet, lightly nutty (almond-coconut) aroma, seems very fresh...quite sweet and thick, some bubblegum sugariness, indeed as thick as a milkshake, or nearly so, slightly gummy texture towards the finish, alcohol noticeable on the back end....just a bit too sweet and cloying, but overall quite solid. I’m mystified by the low scores...


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2016
warm w sushi. aroma of plum, berries and paper with a flavor to match. Shows a little of the abv but pretty reasonable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5614) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Prior to shaking the bottle, there is s light sense of alcohol and it is sweet. At 50F it is smooth and creamy with no alcohol burn what-so-ever...A thickness remains on the tongue after a sip. The flavor is like milk, soft fruit, and a mild sense of alcohol. At room temp, At warm 105, the alcohol becomes more apparent yet it is still velvety smooth. At hot, the alcohol becomes even more prominent. My preference was definitely chilled. where the smoothness was maximized and the alcohol minimized. The flavor contains a notable rice quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10587) - 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 (11327) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10563) - 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 (1589) - 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 (4035) - 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 (2878) - 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 (1344) - 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 (11505) - 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.


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