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Brewed by Takasago Shuzo Sake Co.
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 468   ABV: 15.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Nihonshu-do: +3
Seimaibuai: 50%
Notable Facts: Each year, after the temperature drops below 14 fahrenheit, they build an Ice Dome outside near the main kura building. It is basically an igloo inside of which the temperature stays about 28 F, with 90% humidity and no wind The low temperature means "nasty bacteria" cannot survive, and it allows them to make clean, pure, ultra-premium saké. Additionally, they separate the clear saké from the fermenting rice lees not by pressing, but rather by putting it into canvas bags and allowing the saké to drip out slowly overnight, with no pressure at all applied to the mash. The Cadillac of Daiginjo sake is Shizuku-style sake, the equivalent of wine made from free-run juice.

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3.6
fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012

Bottle 300ml.

Clear light yellow colour almost cristal clear water with a yellow note, with no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, fruity, pineapple ? light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light light acidic with a long duration, fruity, rice, tart note. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120419]

3.4
yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and colourless, no head. Aroma is smooth rice and almost liqourice, fennelroot. Smooth liqourice, fennel and mellow rice flavoured. Wellhidden alcohol. Smooth and lingering thick rice finish.

3.3
Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottled. A light yellow sake. The aroma has notes of rice and cedar wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, rice, fruits, and some cedar wood, leading to a alcoholic finish.

4.4
Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2015
In Honolulu, at a sushi joint. Crystal clear. Spicy aroma, rye and mixed seeds. Taste is bright, minty, very dry. Pillowy mouthfeel. Delicious.

3.2
cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
bottle at home ... clear ... earthy ... mushroomy soft rice... mellow ... open alcohol ... rich ... light spice ... barest mushroom... but its definitl there ...hint of oft mellow rice ... and there no escaping the mushroom qualaties.... remind me a bit of the very aged sake i didnt like ...

3.3
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
Bottle 30 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear golden with a vague yellowish tint. Sweet rice aroma, with a slightly spicy touch. Rich body, sweet with a spicy touch, fennel or licorice. Warming alcohol finish. Delicious if not overly complex. 190412

4
Leighton (22823) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - picked up in Japan. Pours totally clear. The nose has creamy vanilla, white rice, biscuits. Medium sweet flavour with restrained alcohol, nice vanilla frosting, wheat bread, hints of melon. Full bodied, lightly oily. Fairly clean finish, nice warmth, touches of coconut, more creamy vanilla, pale bread, white sugar, a bit of smooth rice. Very drinkable stuff. I like it.

3.5
Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle at LKS Mansions, thanks to the host! It pours clearish with a vague hitn of yellow. The aroma is earthy, quite savoury, vanilla, tapioca, lychee and some raw boozy/solvent hints. The taste is soft, sweet, oily, rice cake, tapioca, creamy, warming alcohol, bit of grass, mochi and a hint of passion fruit. Medium bodied. Not quite the wow of a 99/100 I was hoping for, but decent enough for the style.

3.5
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear yellow - no head. Cedar, light sweetness, minerals, sharpness, zesty, flowery, apples, light licorice, light rice. OK.

3.9
Tmoney99 (15135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Chilled bottle from Party Source. Poured clear straw color with sticky legs. Moderate coconut and melons aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium green apple and rice flavor with a medium dry and warming finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.


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