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 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47592) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (43040) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
72 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale white with no head. Light woody and spiced alcohol aroma. Flavour is light liqourice and dry. Ends with a dry liqourice note. Again an ouzo like thing. It will take quite some time for me to learn to appreciate these kind of drinks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36411) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26386) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10484) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7591) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2004
RBSG Portland 2004. Virtually colorless. Aroma of flowers, grain, white peach, pumpkin, pear. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic. Light to medium body, watery texture, flat carbonation, moderately alcoholic. One of the few attractive and enjoyable sakes I’ve tried (though I haven’t tried too many, especially in the upper tier; the typical aroma/flavor profile in sake doesn’t appeal to me much, so I’d sooner put $50 into a red wine). Nice balance and pleasant aroma. Domo arigato to Jordan for letting me sample some of this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2006
Pours yellow. Smells of rice and mellon. Taste is of rice and some peaches.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 25, 2005
Hint of yellow with tall legs. Very fruity in aromas with a mild light sweet rice. Flavors of vanilla, melon, plum and nectarines. Light and nearly oily in feel. Finishes clean and a mild rice and licorice touch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

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