Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Saké - Daiginjo
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 474   ABV: 15.8%
Nihonshu-do: +4 | Acidity: 1.4
Kurakagami is exclusively brewed for the famous Japanese sake competition. This brilliant Daiginjo (Yamada Nishiki rice polished down to 35%) has been awarded prestigious gold prizes. Please enjoy the rich and well rounded flavors of this golden Sake. Judges Tasting Notes: Fresh, lacy notes of honeydew melon and peach skin (classic daiginjo fruitiness), wet stone and anise seed; silky, almost oily, textured, buoyantly balanced feel of tropical fruit, finishing with an emphatic dryness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1255) - New York, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle, purchased in Japan, 12/14/2013. Clear pour, light golden sheen apparent. Aroma is honeysuckle, rich melon, peach flesh, tropical candy sweetness, with a clean fresh finish. Taste is lightly fruity, not as heavy as the nose suggests, pear and melon, with clean rice mid-palate, anise finish. Silky body, touch of heat lingering on the breath. Lovely, nice and balanced.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Bottled. Pale yellow colour, no head. Aroma is fruity and floral notes with some mild spices and alcohol. Nice resiny notes as well as it warms up a bit. Flavour is quite much the same in a pleasant balance. This one worked rather well in room temperature.

Ungstrup (38159) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
Bottled. A light yellow sake. The aroma is sweet and dominated by rice, and so is the flavor, while the alcohol leaves a burn in the throat. Thanks Storm for sharing.

fonefan (50028) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle 72cl.
Clear white color with virtually none head. Aroma is alcohol, some fruity notes ala melon and peach skin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average to long duration, and a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (130608)

Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2008
(Bottle 72 cl) Courtesy of Storm. 16% ABV in my version. Clear golden - almost crystal clear. Spicy, vanilla-like aroma. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Accents of fruit and vanilla and a rather alcoholic and warming finish. Nice one. 190408

thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2008
Pale green tones. Complex fruity and licorice aroma with a hint of alcohol. In the mouth it becomes a star, rich licorice flavours blending with fruit and a hint of almonds. Silky texture. Very good.

BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Wow, the commercial description is right on. This has an aroma of fresh cut honeydew melon and minerals, and a more polished alcohol nose. Refreshing and clean, with well balanced acidity, and a bittersweet finish.

Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle. A water coloured sake. The aroma and taste is of licorice, much like ouzo. Medium body with a dry finish.

KimJohansen (10510) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2008
Clear with no head. Sweet fruity aroma with almond notes. Sweet flavor with alcohol and candy and fruity notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol notes.

Grovlam (4252) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
72 cl. Bottle [Thanks to Storm] Clear and white color with a glow. Aroma of menthol, pine, flower, alcohol, light spice. Full bodied with an alcoholic texture. Again somewhat alcoholic and wood like dryntess in the finish. Quit nice and the best sake so fare. 19-04-2008

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