Yaegaki Sake & Spirits, Inc. (Japan) Reviews




tia
3.7
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Glass @ Balliceaux. Had been eating spicy food. Milky with a soft yellow tinge- I found it pleasant looking. I got melon on the nose. Sweet with prominent alcohol. Mellowed as I drank it. Nice with the food. First sake in ten-ish years.
Saturday, October 03, 2015

Calisky
3.4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Courtesy of Jaghana. 1st saké. Nez d’alcool assez doux, note très légère fruitée, riz. Gout d’alcool de riz assez doux avec note brulée. Corps liquoreux. Fin d’alcool, vodka.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

jaghana
3.5
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Bottle 30cl, a white liquid, nose is on plastic and latex. Aroma is on sweet alcohol, oily and even creamy, sourish background, light rice notes, vegetable touch, plastic, lichee, cooked rice, smooth and subtle, vodka finish.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

arminjewell
4.1
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Pour out of bottle, clear pour with no head, aroma is nice white wine, grape, melon, nutty notes into a bit of peach, pear, some slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of tart grain, vanilla, honey into a bit of melon, slight peach, hints of white fruits into a bit of sugar, finishing sweet, slightly acidic. Nice.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Carlisle
3.9
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Bottle. Milky, slightly yellow color. Fruity aroma with notes of lemon and other citrus and hint of pepper. Creamy, fruity flavor with lemon and orange notes. Hints of salt, pepper, and milk. Warm alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 23, 2015

williamherbert
2.7
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Milky white, grassy and heavy yeast. Milky flavor, heavy yeast flavor. The grass is major.
Sunday, January 04, 2015

Iphonephan
3.9
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
From a 300 ml. bottle served cold at Tachibana in McLean. Absolutely crystal clear. Flavors of melon. Delicate and wonderful.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

mixmaster
3.3
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Nose is creamy, sweet with vanilla. Crystal clear. Simple, medium, clean. Melon, vanilla, with a little fennel and green tea, then the back palate is similar but creamier and introduces a slight acidity. Finishes slightly harsh with almond, earth, citrus rind and alcohol.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

KyotoLefty
3.7
Yaegaki Ebira Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Sampled at Isetan with 4 other Yaegaki sakes. Rich, full nose of rice and umami. Sweet, rich, fruity, nice balance, nice umami. Not a standout, but very solid. Better than the Blue Mu, but not as delicious or refined as the Black.
Friday, February 22, 2013

KyotoLefty
4.2
Yaegaki Mu Black Label Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Sampled at Kyoto Isetan along with 4 over Yaegaki sakes. Clearly the best, and the most expensive. 3 years later, I enjoyed a bottle at home. Slightly yellow tint. Nose is fruits and spices, with peaches, melon, pepper. Rich junmai rice as well. These came on stronger in the flavor, nice estery fruits, dry peppery finish. There is a nice level of acidity too, approaching a yamahai flavor, and very rich and tasty rice. Not overly sweet, but very well balanced. Full bodied, rich and smooth. Very nice. Much fuller than the Blue Label Daigin.
Friday, February 22, 2013

Inebelation
3.6
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Stylish bottle caught my attention and i’m glad it did. Aroma is melon and sweet rice. Palate is medium. There is just enough thickness to it to complement the sweet/balanced creaminess of the flavor, which matches the nose with melon and lightly sweet rice. Not a lot of complexity, but tasty, especially for the price. I could drink this regularly.
Saturday, February 16, 2013

asg123
5
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
The best sake I’ve ever had. The bottle is a little cheesy art wise but I’ve had sake 10x as expensive but hats off this is it. Thanks. Perfect.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

crazyvin
3.4
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
An obviously cloudy white body with a twinge of yellow to it. A mild aroma of rice, yeast and some peach. flavor was slightly similar to aroma, there was a little more of a peach flavor and some mild cucumber to it. Alcohol was a warming sense in the finish, but otherwise well hidden. A nice full mouth feel.
Saturday, December 08, 2012

SphinxTX
3.8
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Pours Milky white. Aroma is very fruity with hints of melon, subtle coconut, light tropical fruit. Flavor is very much the same. Medium mouthfeel. I very much enjoyed this one.
Thursday, October 18, 2012

ilovedarkbeer
4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Pours a slightly yellow tinted color. Nice legs. Very soft a supple mouthfeel. Spicy finish. Notes of honey dew, pepper, grass, candy, and rattan. Nice
Monday, October 15, 2012

ryan
3.1
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Coconut and floral nose with a touch of honey. Taste is sweet and a bit hot and boozy, light honey, some lavender, light cotton candy and pears.
Friday, September 28, 2012

porterhouse
3
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
(300 ml bottle from Grain and Vine) Served lightly chilled, shaken. Pours weak milky white. Aroma of fruit, rice, alcohol, some yeast. Mouthfeel a bit thin, just barely some graininess. Slightly sticky. Flavor of sweet fruit, rice and alcohol, slight glue. Hot. Pretty mediocre.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

JohnnyJ
3.1
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Small bottle. Cloudy, chunky white. Coconut milk, sweet, rice, fruit, and a bit of melon. Pretty chunky, and sweet.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

obguthr
3.5
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Coconut and honeydew nose. Milky semen color and clarity, very unappealing. Very sweet initial flavor. Overripe lemons and plums, Finishes with oaty rice, grist, and mold.Sweeter than any sake I’ve had before, but I rather like it. The appearance is vile, however.
Monday, October 31, 2011

mar
3.2
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
bottle thanks to mora2000. poured clear with decent legs. marzipan, fruits, florals, and light alcohol. very light on the palate, fruits, vanilla, light florals, and no sign of alcohol.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

KyotoLefty
3.8
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
This was a tasting of Blue Label Mu 青乃無, made in Hyogo. Crystal clear. Sweet, fruity, mellow and round sake, with peaches and melon in the nose and a dry, peppery, spicy finish. Huge, rich, flavor--she told me it was dry, but that was the finish, big sweet, fruity lusciousness up until then. Great full body. Good stuff.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

thirdeye11
2.9
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
(300ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear, still with no coating or legs. Nose of maple, caramel and honey. Taste of alcohol, melon, and caramel. Thin body with an alcoholic finish.
Sunday, April 24, 2011

BückDich
3.3
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Bottle: Pours a cloudy milky consistency, nose is nice and earthy with a snap of sweetness in the mouthfeel. Balanced and clean for a nigori with a pleasing plum taste in the finish. Nice and chewy with a marshmallowy background.
Sunday, April 24, 2011

dchmela
3.2
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Sampled at Japanese Pavilion at Epcot. Pours clear. Dry, grainy aroma with a touch of melon. Taste is very dry with rice, vanilla and melon all popping up.
Sunday, February 06, 2011

blutt59
3.2
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear pour with aroma of rice, coconut milk, flavor is a mix of paste and fruit cocktail
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

bu11zeye
3.1
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
(300ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a transparent body. Aroma of vanilla, melon, and rice milk. Flavor of vanilla, almond, and light florals.
Thursday, January 06, 2011

JCapriotti
4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
300ml bottle. Clear, but with a slight yellow tint. No legs. Aroma is a melony sweet alcohol. Flavor follows with more fruit. Body is slightly thick and finishes crisp. Paired with with some pear, which was nice. And the bottle looks good too :)
Friday, December 31, 2010

nickd717
3.4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Tap a decibel in nyc. Clear in color, what else would it be? Earthy stone fruit, alcohol. Pear, apple, earth, and alcohol on the flavor. A little boozy with medium body. A good sake I think.
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mora2000
3.2
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Clear. Aroma is rice and alcohol with not too much else going on. The flavor is more complex. I get some rice and some alcohol, but I also get some melon and vanilla notes. Pretty good.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cavie
2.7
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Bottle courtesy mora2000. Very clear. No color at all or carbonation. Aroma is slightly sweet and ricey. Paper pulp nose also. Flavor is slightly sweet with rice and big alcohol sting. Finishes with cardboard and harsh tingles.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

scottw86
2.7
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Served slightly warm. Flavors of slightly sour grapes and plastic. Sweet throughout as well. Not that great. Smooth, but slightly watery. Alcohol is not too noticeable.
Friday, October 29, 2010

bu11zeye
1.2
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
(300ml bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours an opaque milky body with chunks. Flavor of sour milk, vanilla wafers, sweat, Elmer’s wood glue, and plastic. Flavor of coconut milk, lactic sourness, and some florals. Nasty.
Thursday, August 26, 2010

thirdeye11
1.3
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
(300ml bottle thanks to mar) milky white, huge chunks, leaves chunks on my glass. One of the nastiest looking beverages I have EVER seen. Nose of diapers, plastic, coconut and alcohol. Taste of alcohol, lactic milk, rice, spoiled peaches and cream if you could concoct something so nasty. This is gross.
Sunday, August 15, 2010

blutt59
2
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
bottle, thanks to mar, chunky white mealy pour with a rubbery aroma, flavor is sour milk, coconut flesh
Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mora2000
3.5
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. Milky white with an aroma of rice and coconut. The flavor is very fruity. I get some melon and coconut along with a good dose of alcohol.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

mar
3.5
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
milky white with chunky legs. nose is coconut, roasted almonds, and light alcohol. very chunky on the palate, flavor is roasted nuts, milk, and florals.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

KyotoLefty
3.4
Yaegaki Junmai Yamadanishiki Sake
300 ml bottle. Sweet, soft aroma of rice and light, soft, fruits. Slight yellow tint to the sake. Big, sweet, falvor with lots of alcohol present, retronasal as well. Peppery, with peaches, minerals and lots of rice. Smooth, soft, almost cottony palate. Nice aroma and flavor but a bit too alcoholic.
Thursday, June 03, 2010

hershiser2
3.9
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Bottle... oh nice effect. iIn the bottle, it looks like a lava lamp - the unfiltered rice falls to the bottom and the clear liquid floats easily on top. Has an aroma and favor of pineapple and a light glue. Strong flavor. Very creamy... smooth.
Saturday, March 27, 2010

bpreo
4.4
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Supposedly this is the authentic sake from the old Samurai regions of Japan. True or not, it adds a lot of personality culture to the drink.
Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ernest
2.6
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Bottle. No head. Colorless. Aroma is notes of glue, melon rind, mold, alcohol. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic. Light to medium body, creamy/watery texture, flat carbonation. Not much to recommend, pretty straightforward. Mouthfeel is somewhat silky, probably its best feature. Sweet and mild. Bought this to cook with, based on the price and small bottle size ( 300 mL ), and got pretty much what I expected...not bilge water but not something I’d drink either.
Sunday, September 20, 2009

douglas88
3.7
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Bottle shared by Eric. Now I’ve had plenty of Sake when I lived in Japan, but I never really liked it much- or at least not as much as beer. But I am branching out, and this quality brew was very nice. Pours a crystal clear color. The aroma and the flavor were dominated by sweet apples and pear. It was very oily and flavorful. Quite nice. Very warm as Sake tends to be. I am really not qualified to rate a Sake, but I will re-rate all of my early tries later when I hopefully know more.
Sunday, August 16, 2009

BMan1113VR
4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
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.
Sunday, August 02, 2009

DaSilky1
3.7
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
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.
Saturday, June 06, 2009

bill1958
4.2
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
To me one of the better Nigori’s. Quite different with an almost woodsy creamy taste. Taste this one after you have tried the others.
Saturday, May 17, 2008

BMan1113VR
3.5
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Thanks to ilovedarkbeer for this nice one. Clear body with strong legs left on the glass. Aroma of rice and wrotten pineapple. Tastee is sweet, but a bit watery at 14.5% and a little watery. Kind of a buttery mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking.
Sunday, March 30, 2008

ilovedarkbeer
3.6
Yaegaki Black Bottle Junmai Kuro-Bin Sake
Pours a pale yellow color that is brilliant and clear. Super smooth, to the point of being like sugar water. I was amazed by the smoothness. Notice the acidity levels in the description, anyone who does not give this beer a 4 or 5 on palate is a fool. Taste is sweet, dry, a bit fruity and very ricey. I liked this one but was not super impressed in the taste department.
Saturday, March 29, 2008

BDR
4.1
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
Clear body with a strong sweet fruity nose. Sweet fruity body with hints of pear. From a flight at the UMI Sake house.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

joet
3.3
Yaegaki Nigori Sake
Tropical aromas of pineapple amd passion fruit. Creamy white with medium to large particles. Very sweet. Medium body, creamy and particulate. Some alcohol and fruit flavors and warm alcoholic finish.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008

tyler_mn
4
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
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!
Monday, October 08, 2007

BückDich
4.3
Yaegaki Mu (Nothingness) Junmai Daiginjo Sake
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.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007