Brewed by Yaegaki Sake & Spirits, Inc. (Japan)
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Himeji, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
Winner of Gold medals in the Monde Selection, 8 consecutive years. One of the finest cold sake available in the world. Fruity, dry and perfectly balanced.
Nihonshu-do:+2 | Acidity:1.5 | Rice: Yamadanishiki

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to tytoanderso, I have now found this available at local stores. Pours clear and water like hue, very pure, with strongish legs. Aroma of vanilla almond, pear, melon, koji, butter and higher sweetness than a +2 would have you believe. Quite clean and pure smelling. Taste is nice, sweet and pure. Excellently balanced. With notes of nuts, vanilla, light umami, rose petals, lychee and concord grapes. Very nice and extremely light alcohol presence (btw, my bottle read 15%, not 16.5%). Viscous and full bodied, yet refreshing. Very, very pleasant. Paired exceptionally with cavaillon melon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Shiny clear nail polish shine, Nose of some funk, wormy soil, paint thinner, and vivid pear. Thick mouth with some hotness but smooth overall. soft, velvety fruits over comforting sweetness. slight funky bite in the finish but mostly faint and smooth tail, huge warming effect though. Flavors of pear and cantaloupe mostly. Not mind blowingly complex, but certainly not mundane.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Clear body with a strong sweet fruity nose. Sweet fruity body with hints of pear. From a flight at the UMI Sake house.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Very pretty aroma. Bananas, plums, sweet rice pudding, tapioca. Pours pale gold leaving rich, oily legs down the glass. Flavor was drier than the sweet nose lets on. Some tropical fruit notes. Meduim to full bodied. Very rich and creamy. Nice sake for sure!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle: Pours a crystal clear color with light legs but a shimmering character. The nose is bright and fruity, lots of pear and anise, some alcohol and light coconut. The flavor is sweet and full bodied, nice bouquet, perfectly balanced, buttery and full. The quintessential sake by my litmus test. Quite! +2? Ok.

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