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Brewed by Kizakura Sake Brewing Co. Ltd.
Style: Saké - Junmai
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 447   ABV: 14.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seimaibuai: 70%
Nihonshu-do: +6.5
Acidity: 1.6


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 31, 2007
On tap at Holiday Wine Cellar’s Wine/Sake tasting bar. Cool! Room temperature. Clear maybe with slightest cloudiness hint. Mild aroma, almost of a chardonnay. Very nice aroma. Taste leans a hair sweet. Extremely drinkable. Alchohol present, but in a pleasant way. Makes me want to buy a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (October 2007), served chilled from a White Winter Winery glass. Quite clear, just a faint hint of yellow/green to keep it from watery clarity; a bit oily/translucent with a faint film in the glass as it disappears; still.....gorgeous aroma of melon (honeydew), dogwood, vanilla and a bit of caramel; no alcohol apparent in the nose....a bit of booze does come through on the tongue, but the overall flavor profile is quite mild and delicate, with a hint of vanilla, again, light fruitiness, a touch of cocoa powder, perhaps a bourbony hint....finishes rather dry, lightly bitter-peppery, moderately alcoholic....very nice and the smooth, light character of the body makes it for me a little more quaffable than the nigoris I’ve had before this, my first junmai. Might be my favorite sake thus far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Slight yellow/green color. Aroma is melons and some white wine. Flavor is also mostly melons, with some wine and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra at random. One hell of a kick. Cannot imagine drinking much more of this. Nice and light fruits, and the alcohol warms my tummy in a nice way. Liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Courtesy of the local Vine Source rep Jason at a tasting. Floral hints amid the rice characteristics. Smooth rice body with faint spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Nose has a bit of grape, and possibly anise? Slightly creamy texture with some pepper, floral and herbal notes. Extremely drinkable, did very well with pickled ginger on my palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(300 ml bottle (stamped "06/08") from Belfast Co-op, served lightly chilled) Pours mostly clear with just a hint of yellow/gold. Aroma of rice, sweetness, alcohol and light fruit (cherry/pineapple/peach). Mouthfeel smooth, light and a bit dry toward the finish. Some droplets and legs on the inside of the glass. Flavor of fermented rice, lightly bready with a nice light fruity touch. Fairly hot but not overpowering. Seems better cooler than warmer, maybe due to the fruity notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle dated 11/08, 300 ml, purchased at Whole Foods in Georgetown on Wisconsin Ave. NW. Pours crystal clear. Aroma is floral and fruity (plum, pears, berries). Flavor is soft, fruity, floral, grainy as well. Fairly well blended. The alcohol warms but isn’t overpowering or too harsh. This is non-offensive and would be great to serve to someone who has never had sake before.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s served cold. Poured clear pale color with good legs. Medium melon rice alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium complex tangy flavor with a medium sweet alcohol finish that was of moderate duration. Solid drinkable sake.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Clear. Big flower and honeydew melon aroma. Light, sweet honey up front, drifting into a floral and slightly fruity body. Dry finish. Very nice.


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