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Sho Chiku Bai (Pine Bamboo Plum) Organic Nama Sake

Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
It's totally natural, using OCIA certified rice harvested from the Sacramento Valley with absolutely no preservatives, no brewers alcohol added, no sulfites. It is brewed under the direction of Takara's master brewer combining the most traditional methods with modern technology to arrive at the Ginjo grade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5725) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Honey and koji nose with kind of a sweaty jock strap aspect. Clear and yellowish. Honey, grain alcohol, subtle cantaloupe. Mildly doughy finish. Watery, quite warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Mom’s market in Merrifield. 300ml bottle->guinomi. Chilled. Clear, still, slightly yellowish. Mild fruit aroma. Taste has more mild fruit, rice, alcohol. Decent. First sake rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Crystal clear still pour, slightly yellow color. Fruity, pear, rice water, and some alcohol. Ok, there are definitely better sakes out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2015
From sampler tray at Ugly Fish. Clear water-like pour. Fruity aroma. Semi-dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear, almost colorless. Fruity aroma. Taste is sweet and lightly fruity, nice stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jow (3522) - New York, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle as I battle through sleep deprivation and watch endless hours of tv. Pours straw yellow with nose of sweet rice. Tastes of pear, raisins, rice, way sweet simple syrup, some wet wood, and heavy cream. Odd one but I’m a sucker for these small sake bottles.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (7058) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear pale light yellow color with no head. No head no lacing.
Aroma: Basement, fruity and rice.
Palate: Medium body and slightly sweet. Flat carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Apple, rice, fruity and yeast.
Overall impression: I did not fancy this one. The aroma was worse than the flavor. Nothing to recomend.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in in Strömstad, Sweden.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
yngwie (16535) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, 30cl. Courtesy of Cunningham. A clear, oily, flat sake. Alcoholic, cheesy nose with some rice water. Fruity. It’s warming and full bodied, slightly oily, with mature cheese, rice water, canned pears and some higher alcohols. Not very good this one. 140214

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle 300ml @ Cunningham
Pours almost clear as water without a head. Aroma has notes of rice, alcohol, hint of fruits and cheese. Taste is light to medium sweet with a warm finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ hotel room. Clear pour, light legs, no head. Nose is rice, nuts, and alcohol. Moderate sweetness, some pear, and maybe some green melon. Flavor is boozy and sweet. Nuts, rice, pear, and a hint of green melon. Meh.

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