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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours clear, some legs. Smells sweet, fruity and slightly boozy. Taste is also fairly sweet and fruity (plum, cherry, berry), with some light rice and a nice spiciness on the finish. The mouthfeel is clean, crisp, very smooth and even a little soft. Just a great Sake overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoePeesie (855) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
pours a slightly off clear toward yellow perhaps beige. Pleasant nose with touches of sweet fruits, plum, cheery, vanilla, and a touch of boozy. Crisp and clean, will be seeking this out again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12234) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6172) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2004
This is a good Daiginjo sake. Fruity flavors much like Oakes states Passion fruit. Finishes dry, smooth, and with a slight touch of alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - APR 30, 2012
Chi piů chi meno trovo che il sakč quello vero, sia una bevanda strepitosa!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pour is clear...very fruity and floral aroma with lots of nuts, but more pear fruity...nice floral flavor with some musty earth flavors...flower petals too...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10702) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
1st Sake rate. Pours clear. Smells boozy and generic light fruity. Tastes like rice wine. Boozy finish.


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