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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Worthy of the name of Ozeki's founder. This is special Daiginjo sake. Full-bodied, with a rich bouquet, yet has a refined, drinkable flavor that holds up. Its rice is highly polished and carefully fermented at a low temperature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Pours crystal clear. As I tilt the glass and pull back it leaves a defined residual deposit of nectar called "legs" around the side of the glass. The nectar sits there suspended and then finally starts to drip. This is indicitive of the weight of the nectar. For sake, this is about medium to full nectar weight. The aroma is clean and semi fruty with a slight fresh astringentcy. Fleshy flavors accompanied by butter are very delicate w/ a slight fruitiness. Finish is long and dry leaving a medium thick coat of butter on the palate. A well made sake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Mine came in a blue bottle and just read "dai ginjo" -- not sure if it was the same thing. One of the most pleasant sakes I’ve had. Pured clear with no haze. Seemingly very light bodied. Most apparent are pine aromas probably from the pine box. Subtle fruit aromas of honeydew. Little to no detectable alcohol despite the bottle reading 16%. Little bite r after taste even when taken in a large gulp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ldr514 (10) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
A cool, refreshing sake, with a spicy aroma, full-bodied, sweet, fruity taste. Balanced with a medium finish. Very accessible, not highly complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle at Hachi’s Kitchen in Chicago. Pours very clear with maybe a hint of fog at the edge. The nose is clean with notes of rose and honeydew, clean white rice. No alcohol is apparent in the nose. There is a slight musty note, I assume that to be the koji. On taste, very full body with more of the floral and fruit notes. Cherry blossom and more melon and cucumber. Light alcohol notes that make you think they are going to push it over the edge but don’t. Clean finish that sits with more melon. Pretty fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Takemasta (3) - - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
Chobei has aromas of low-acidic fruits like honeydew, ripe pear, a hint of banana and faint anise. Kinda reminds me of Wrigley’s Juicyfruit, but I haven’t had any in a while so I could be wrong. Appearance is crystal clear; a swirl exposes nice legs. It tastes like it smells with a little more heat from the alcohol than I expected and it is semi-dry. I get a hint of milk chocolate (but my co-tasters disagree). The texture is nice and thick; almost oily. Moderate complexity. The finish is medium-long and dry. Overall, an excellent value Daiginjo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Glass @ "Asian Pillow" near Kabukicho - Clear color, nice legs, some fruity pear and anise notes along with the usual kome and light ripe koji. The flavor is smooth, lightly buttery with a general smooth and puffy mouthfeel. Finishes clean and floral. Light impact and long tail. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours clear. Smells of sweet melon, moderate booziness, some strawberry undertones. Wonderful nose. Tastes on the sightly sweet/boozy end of the spectrum with some subtle, light fruity undertones on the finish. Very boozy at the end. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2245) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 31, 2016
Cup. Clear, faintly yellowish color, rice smell, melon and lychee aroma, slightly sweet taste, very smooth and mellow, with rice aftertaste. I am not a sake expert but this is really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pour is clear with faint yellow highlights...smell is alcohol and very floral notes...taste is very dry and alcoholic...hints of earth and rice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6188) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
From a Cardboard box: Served in a porcelin cup. Mention of 14.5%ABV. Clear as water (as it looked from the darkened porcelin cup). Aroma is a nice rice and grainy mix with some cream and dust, liquor/alcohol and a bit of a nail polish remover touch to it, just a tiny teeny bit. The flavour was really soft. Nothing extraordinary, but a well balanced real rice tasting drink. Very soft and smooth, rice set the tone, some yeast/dust, cream, oily, slight hint of alcohol, and the slightest tone of nail polish removal (specially in the aroma and way less in the flavour). No carbo, soft creamy oily texture, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a oily texture. Very nice and smooth!

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