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TY KU Junmai Ginjo Sake (Black)

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
A modern twist on an ancient tradition, TY KU Sake is a Super Premium Junmai Ginjo sake, hand crafted in the traditional Japanese method, produced for the palate and cuisine of the modern consumer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2016 Shampoo bottle purchased at the market. One of the coolest bottles I’ve seen in a while, and it sold me instantly, despite my complete lack of knowledge in sake. Clear pour with no head. Boozy aroma. Flavor is much smoother than the aroma suggests. Still, not the easiest drink here. Has a bit of an almond finish to it. I can see the peach now that I read it is there. Not bad. UPDATE. I’ve held on to this bottle for a while now. I feel like its a bit smoother overall. Can’t get over the aroma here though. Rough. Sweet, boozy almond flavor still dominant. Hard to drink, but has decent qualities.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Sample at the Decatur Wine Festival. Very clear, and no bubbles or head. The nose is vinegar and acetone, with some rose and syrup. Very sweet flavor. Light body, smooth and clean. The initial aroma is highly unpleasant, but by the end of the sample, it had grown on me considerably. Smooth, easy, and clean.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
NovaChaser (2) - maple grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2015 does not count
This is the first sake I’ve tried in the US, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Delightful. Got a really good deal on it too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5741) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2015
The packaging is very impressive. Sampled at winefest. Clear. less alcohol in the aroma and flavor than the white. A little more sweetness in the flavor. Light palate, some light fruit qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (518) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Clear. Creamy mouthfeel. Decent flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml) Clear water pour. Light rice and melon hint to the aroma. Sour fermented rice flavor with a light fruity melon undertone and a subtle hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours crystal clear. Aroma of melons and jasmine tea. Flavors include some pepper notes. Very refreshing and enjoyable sake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours a slightly yellow tinted color with the clear body. Notes of rice grains, melon, and paper. Semi sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Aroma of pear, dry champagne and rice. Pours crystal clear chsmpagne with no bubbles. Nice taste with pears, strawberry, and rice. Very pleasant but subdued. Does NOT taste like 15%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours almost clear with faint pale yellow tinge. Light fruity aroma. Sweet melon flavor with some vanilla. Slightly boozy.

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