Brewed by Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co.
Style: Saké - Junmai
Nada, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
日本の名: 白鶴 特選 純米酒
Seimaibuai: 70%
Nihonshu-do: +4
Acidity: 1.3

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (3011)
- Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
The Excellent Junmai Sake. It truly is excellent. Nice and strong, but still very pleasant and drinkable.

Theydon_Bois (21468) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Carton split at Chris & Ruths pre GBBF Shin Dig, cheers for all the shares, 05/08/17. Clear liquid with no head. Nose is sweet, floral, rice paper, straw. Taste comprises much the same, paper, water melon, light smoke. Medium body, light booze in a sweet finish. Nothing I'd ever return to.

The_Osprey (9673) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2017
August 2017 - Huge 1.5 litre carton share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindig. Thanks! As 'Hakutsuru Tokusen Junmai Sake', 15%. 22.5 units of alcohol in this bad boy. Pours totally clear with no head. Aroma is parafin, booze, estery pear notes. Body is smooth and fairly oily. Taste is more parafin, booze, some creamy notes, some estery pear and apple sweets, more booze. I don't love it. (4-3-3-3-10=2.3)

Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Carton at C&R Pre-GBBF Tasting 2017. It pours clear with a few bubbles on the cap. The aroma is sweet, grainy, tapioca, boost, creamy, passion fruit and dried mango. The taste is dry, grainy, booze upfront, oily, creamy, rather fruity, passion fruit, apricot and raw booze on the finish. Medium body and oily mouth - feel. Maybe too savoury and a touch harsh. Nice aspects to it anyhow.

mR_fr0g (14024) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Carton shared at Chriso’s and Ruth pre GBBF shindig. 02/08/2017. Thanks to Leighton for this one. A clear solvent, water. Little head. Aroma is plum, , light grains, rice, . Palate is solvent, alcohol, no condition... Flavour is composed of alcohol, plum, alcohol. Really did not enjoy this.

MrTipple (6952) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2017
​Sweet, rice, molasses. Clear, no head. Heavy sweet. More boozy rice grains, more sweet molasses. Nice Sake. Tetrapac at Chriso & Ruth’s pre-GBBF shindig, Kensal Rise.

harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2017
Box at Chriso pre GBBF Shindig 2017. Off clear colour i thought pretty nice. Good sake. Very drinkable. Easy drinking. I liked it.

Beerhunter111 (23265) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2017
Paper Bag shared at Chris & Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig 2017 - Part 1. A colourless Sake, no head. Aroma of sweet yellow fruits, mellow, rice. Taste of sweet mellow, rice, grains, a bit boozy but easy to drink.

northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Clear body, no yellow. Sweet banana and vanilla aroma. Pleasant. Taste is smooth, sweet, a hint of acidity and booze, but overall not bad. A touch of heat at the back of the throat. An okay sake.

Oakes (19409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
Well, I think this is the one I had. Clear. Koji nose. Light, sweet, ricey taste. Sweet, smooth and very approachable. Bit of alcohol in the finish.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Servi chaud. Verre de dégustation chez Kyo Bar Japonais (Montréal, QC) au coût de 6,30$. Arôme: Odeur de riz avec une pointe de coconut. Apparence: La couleur est paille. Saveur: Goût de riz avec une pointe de coconut et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #6770)

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