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Brewed by Tamanohikari Sake Brewing Co., Ltd.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Fushimi, KYOTO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
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Tamanohikari Brewery has existed since 1673. Omachi rice is milled to 49% of its original size.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 720ml. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Tamanohikari Bizen-Omachi (Super Premium Ginjo) Sake ].
Clear almost cristal clear water color with virtial no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy coconut, rice, light pineapple. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, rice, coconut, light pineapple. Body is medium, texture is creamy - watery, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140315]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
30 cl bottle. Pours clear, no head. Smooth rice fruity, dry. Smooth wooden, rice and light fruity. Light fruity. Smooth rice and medium mellow finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2013
Bottled. A clear sake. The aroma has notes of rice and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with alcohol, rice, and lemons, leading to a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...soft sweet pineapple ... light alcohol nose .. sweet fruits ... soft pineapple ... dry earthy... light bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
Slightly darker green (for a sake) and crystal clear. Aroma is musty, with alcohol and hints of cherry...fairly robust. Fat fruit flavours and a slightly stiff alcohol component with underlying acidity. Passion fruit and pear. Very dry finish. Good balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
clear white no head2 nice mild aroma, rice. Delicate. Dry, very faint flowers. 6 flavor is delicate rice, mild, mild sugary sweet, super soft, super mild, nice well balanced alc. Ending8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2009
300 ml bottle. Aroma of caramel, butter, vanilla. Sweet flavor, with noticeable alcohol, vanilla and caramel. Thick, smooth, palate. Very refined and elegant; a very good sake.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
1st Sake rate. Pours clear. Smells boozy and generic light fruity. Tastes like rice wine. Boozy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Pours clear, sweet, pineapple, earthy, coconut.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 An almost nonexistent aroma. This brewery has been around for over 300 years, so I think I can safely assume that they intended this Daiginjo to be the way it is - with no aroma. I'm surprised Tamanohikari didn't go with the clear bottle as it'd allow them to highlight the clearness of this quality drink, although there is the slightest yellowish hue present (OK, but it's VERY faint indeed). A thicker mouthfeel, with some richness. I don't find it very acidic or striking up front. Yet, it's not as light as Kaika, Umenishiki or Ohtouka, which are some of my favorites. While those are so light you can barely feel them on your tongue, the Tamanohikari makes its presence known and has an abrupt alcohol burn that's reminiscent of a Ginjo more than a Daiginjo.


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