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Brewed by Rihaku Shuzo Co.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Matsue-shi, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Seimaibuai: 55%
As legend has it, the famed poet Rihaku would drink an entire bottle of sake and then proceed to write dozens of poems. Rihaku Shuzo makes no representations or warranties as to your poetry-writing abilities while under the influence of this beverage.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 21, 2009
This bottled sake from a bottle shop poured a extremely small sized head of frothy medium sized clear colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated clear with a light yellow hued body and no lacing. The aroma was alcohol and polished rice. The smooth mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a burning alcohol aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of alcohol and polished rice. A typical alcohol burn sake, OK just nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
(300ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a crystal clear body with excellent legs. Aroma of vanilla, almond, melon, and candish. Flavor of almond, cracker, marzipan, and subtle berries with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a very clear body with viscous legs. Aroma of light koji, fruity, honeydew, and vanilla. Flavor is light, fruity, peach, cotton candy, light berries, koji, and marzipan. Medium viscosity, with a light alcohol presence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Minty aromas with anise, white pepper, and some melon notes. Pours clear. Melon with fennel flavors, very earthy with a light white pepper spiciness. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Very unique melon aroma, with cantaloupe notes. Flavor is very nice and balanced, full flavored and has nice purity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Sipped chilled. Poured crystal clear like water with a slight yellow tint to it. The aroma was clean with no alcohol. Some rice and fruit. Notes of pear and honeydew. The flavor had a semi-sweet start and was very smooth and clean. The alcohol was well hidden and there was a good dryness. Tasty stuff and went very well with my sushi dinner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2008
300mL bottle from State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD. Poured absolutely clear with no head; about as exciting as a sake can look. Nice lacing. Aroma of rice, nuts, melon, plum and some alcohol. Sweet flavor at first; with some tropical fruit and nuts complimenting the rice. Initial sweetness gives way to rubbing alcohol flavor and a long, alcohol burn.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
300ml bottle. Nearly water like pour with just the faintest touch of gold. I mean really faint. Faint fruity aroma. Perhaps some kiwi and melon. Koji and rice. Simple but inoffensive. Bright fruit on the tongue initially. Followed by a pleasant woody dryness. The 15% is barely detectable. Medium bodied and quite firm on the palate for a sake. Finishes quite dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle chilled from Sam’s Chicago. Poured clear pale color with legs. Moderate to heavy green apple, melon and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a medium smooth texture. Moderate to heavy green apple flavor with a medium to heavy sweet alcohol burn finish of long duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2922) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Hmm, this is good, its full of sake flavors, with dry fruits, wood and it packs a punch. Totally refined.


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