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Sho Chiku Bai (Pine Bamboo Plum) Premium Ginjo Sake

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Sho Chiku Bai means "Pine Bamboo Plum". Ginjo is a special reserve connoisseur class of sake. Most sakes are brewed with rice that has been milled 30%. For our Ginjo we use rice that is polished over 50%. Additionally, we use a special strain of yeast that allows for fermentation at a cooler temperature. The result of the slower, longer process is a silky-smooth, rich and fruity flavor. Known as "The Frosty Bottle", one of the top selling Ginjyo Sake in the U.S.. Kosher Certified.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (7152) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
Clear as water, no head. Sweet aroma, notes of old used oil, friture. Sweet flavor, rice and lightly floral.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (12436) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear water like color without head. Aroma is sweet, rice and light almonds. Flavor is quite sweet. Dry finish with lots of alcohol. 270315

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11131) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Crear colour. Light alond aroma. moderate almonde flavor. Average moderate almond finish. oily palate.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14423) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. No head. Color is water. Aroma and taste are rice malt, almonds, little warming alcohol and has a pleasant finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11911) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle, 15%. Clear as water with no head. Aroma is rice, almond, spices with notes of alcohol. Flavour is rice, almond, sweet, spices, little melon, little pineapple with notes of alcohol.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (6812) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle @ Johns. Pours clear waterlike. Aroma of rice, light boiled vegetables, light sweetness, light spice. Flavor is light sweet, rice, alcohol. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, light warming alcoholic finish. 270315

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 330ml ][ Warii Sushi Oceanside ][ $11 ][ Mini Sake Tumbler ][ 2.14.15 ]
>> Pours flat, clear, looks like water. Aroma is very muted like rose water. Taste is quite nice with no alcohol heat, some pineapple, sweet strawberry, rose water. Neutral, lightning quick finish. Refreshing and great for pairing with sushi.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle shared by wife’s friend. Aroma of light vodka, paint thinner, rice, and vanilla. Pours clear with nice clarity but no carb. Taste is vanilla, rice, sugar cane, and a bitter vodka finish. Pretty easy drink but some off-putting alcohol notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8200) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2014
Ever so faint lemon-yellow reflection in utterly clear liquid. Bit fruity, also rosewater and... plum? Or is that the name suggesting? Benzene is there, but way less than the Japanese sakes tasted so far. Subtle, no doubt, but maybe a tad characterless. Sweetish, and a strange, plastic-like, nearly artificial flavour. Again very restrained, maybe too characterles; Again a stonefruit impression, if very faint. Serious alcoholwarming, throatburn, despite the velvety, indeed silky MF. Ill never turn into a sake geek, but I could drink this happily with a good Japanese meal. BTW, I know a very good one in Brugge....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1372) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2014
First sake, so I have no idea what this should be like, but here goes... Clear and colorless, with pretty good legs on the side of the glass. The aroma is green apples, juniper, caramel, and corn syrup. Mild, fruity sweetness, and a herbal bitterness. Fairly thick body, smooth, but with a vegetal feel, slightly grainy, and fairly astringent. There’s a relatively significant alcohol warming through the finish. Overall, this is a fun and flavorful drink.


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