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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle chilled. Poured clear color with legs. Moderate green apple, melon and soft alcohol aroma. Medium body with a medium dry texture. Light green apple sweet flavor with a light sweet alcohol burn finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2006
Almost clear. Reinforces my plan to stick to beer. I am reminded more of vodka. Alcohol aroma. Flavour of alcohol and woody grain notes. Smooth innocent way to get your alcohol. Cool bottles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
Had this at Fujiyama restaurant. Pours clear. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Sweet flavor, slight fruit, smooth and interesting. My first time sampling sake. It was good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furuyamasan (3) - USA - APR 2, 2006 does not count
Seriously, one of the absolute best o-sake that you can have for its usual low-very reasonable price. It brings out the taste when served with fish and has a very smooth taste with very little burn afterwards. A hint of fruitiness makes it easy to take. Try it with a traditional Japanese dish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crazyvin (1907) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2006
had a little more body then what i am used too but it still was smooth. had a hard time disingishing triats in the aroma could pick up some cumber notes and a sweet note. Taste was sweet but mild, alcohol was hidden in flavor, but i certainly felt effects.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Served cold. Clear as water with a large frothy white head. Just kidding, no head. Melon, rice, and alcohol in the nose. Nice sweet flavor with pleasant alcohol presence. Very nice, soft mouthfeel. The finish is sweet and long. Very good sake.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5363) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, La. 300 ml bottle - served chilled. Pours a vodka like clear sheen - sparkles in the light. Clean, fragrant floral aroma with hints of tangerines. Flavor is sweet and subtle and the alcohol is hidden oh so well. Flavor reminds me of walking down a produce aisle and smelling all of the fresh fruits combining as one. Mouthfeel is silky smooth - one of the smoothest sakes I have had to date.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pours clear. Smells of rice and some grapes. Taste is of rice and some mellow fruit and wood.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2006
Thank you BuckDich for this, my first American made sake! Crystal clear, colorless sake. Light fruity, alcohol nose. Certainly a different flavor than the Ji-Sake I have become used to from northern Japan. Must be a different strain of mold. This reminds me of a sake from the Hyogo/Kyoto area. Flavor is like the salted, dried mangoes popular in the Philippines. Alcohol noticeable in the finish, but restrained in the follow. An interesting example of a Ginjo!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 The aroma is filled with alcohol and rice and maybe some white wine. The flavor is rice, wood, and is quit light. The palate is thin but on par for sake. Overall it’s like light vodka but with rice.


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