Brewed by Gekkeikan Sake Company (Japan)
Style: Saké - Futsu-shu
KYOTO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
月桂冠上撰 SMV: -1.5 Acidity: 1.3 Amino Acids: 1.5 Note: This sake comes in various shapes and sizes, from small aluminum or paper cup to glass eco cup to 1.8 liter bottle.

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slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2017
With sushi. Nearly clear. Light plum and rice nose. Abv shows in the flavor, but it’s ok .

danlo (3144) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
210ml ECO cup from Japan Centre online. Clear with no head and aroma of rice, melon, citric. Taste is rice, melon, with mellow earthy & grassy alcohol. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dry papery finish. Quite OK.

MacBoost (1926) - Victor, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Small clear bottle with clear label. Chugged it after already drunk. It drank ok.

GoufCustom (2079) - HONG KONG - FEB 14, 2015

180 ml bottle with free plastic ochoko as “Gekkeikan Cap Ace Saké” bought at ParkN’Shop’s promotion booth at Spot in Sheung Shui during Pre-Lunar New Year promotion.

Clear and colourless; Quite fragrant aroma of glutinous rice wine, with pear puree, floral nectar, sugar, ester, strong alcohol and thick sweet rice soup; Mid to light sweet taste of rice wine, with mid to strong tartness, strong pear flesh, floral, light sugar, strong warming alcohol and light liquorices; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is watery at first, but the mashed pear flesh and strong booze hit you very quickly and surprisingly, quite comfortably. Strong flowery backgroung throughout, the pear ester is perhaps one of the strongest and very fleshy I’ve had among sakes, and the 15.5% rice booze neither sharp nor offensive. Quite easy and comfy for the style. Moderate liquorices-like bitterness give it a good jump for the finish. Good!...Wet after taste; Quite easy, sweet and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Thought this one is just another cheapo Futsu-shu, it turns out to be easily drinkable, with exciting peary esters, quite tasty booze, just-right sweetness and good bitterness. A decent surprise.

sunevdj (4100) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Kumamoto hotel. Pours a clear slightly off-white colour. Sweet with a light dryness. Light aromas of vanilla and apple juice. Hints of all-sorts licorice. Light bodied. Dry and sweet finish.

alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
180 ml bottle sampled while eating sushi from notes. Pours the slightest yellow almost clear with no head. The aroma and flavor had floral notes, booze, light citrus, booze, earthy rice and booze. One of my first attempts at sake and right now I’m not a fan.

HuskerTan (2322) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. A- Green apples, sweet, alcohol. A- Clear color, clear liquid, no head. T- Alcohol, white wine. P- Light body, average texture, low carbonation, strong finish. O- The alcohol is very present. Tastes like a white wine and not much else. Not a very good sake in my opinion.

czlowiekwiadro (1064) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2014
słodki, estrowy, lekko wiśniowy zapach z wyraźnym alkoholem. kolor lekko posłodzonej wody. w smaku słodko, lekkie wiśnie, śliwki. dość gładka i przyjemna choć alkohol grzeje w przełyk.

77ships (10473) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
Hope that I am rating the correct sake here since text on the label of my glass cup is in Japanese only. 100 ml. procured from Sun Wah in Antwerp. Packaging is pretty much the strangest I have seen so far for any alcoholic beverage. Clear glass cup that looks like the glassware in which some yoghurts are sold, aluminium lid with a plastic hand grenade / soft drink pin allowing you to pull off the lid. Cover mentions 08.2012 but no idea whether that is bottling date or BBF. Chilled only slightly. Drank straight from the glass cup which is the intend I assume. Clear slightly very, very faintly yellowish (might be the background) vodka-like liquid. Nose is mildly floral, sake yeast, sweetish herbs, decent floral sake yeast note, faint alcohol. Taste is sweetish, simple, floral yeast, soft white rice, strong sake yeast, slightly sugary, lots of floral notes, faint wild herbs, touch lemon grass, hint watery, finish is boozy but not overly heavy. Warming. Slightly oily, touch watery. I would say that this is indeed lower tier as far as sake goes & pretty simple but it was pretty enjoyable still. Not too bad. The price did feel way too high for what it is.

andrepintado (3555) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 24, 2013
180mL glass bottle with plastic cup, as Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace. Color is clear yellowish. Aroma is grainy, rice, alcohol and yeast. Body is oily.

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