Kuromatsu-Hakushika (White Deer) Junmai Ginjo Sake

Brewed by Tatsuuma-Honke Brewing Co.
Style: Saké - Ginjo
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshu-do: +0
Acidity: 1.4

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1207) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2017
Un très beau saké tout en élégance et en finesse avec un nez fin et fruité et une bouche à la fois droite et ronde, très beau saké de repas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (471) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2016
Bottle at home, @40F. Pours clear with no head. Light flavors of persimmon some yeast and rice. Very little taste of alcohol, clean finish, light sweetness and not too grainy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (7200) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Verre de dégustation chez Kyo Bar Japonais (Montréal, QC) au coût de 6,30$. Arôme: Légère odeur de riz et de châtaignes d’eau. Apparence: La couleur est translucide. Saveur: Léger goût de riz avec une florale. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #6768)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10933) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Dry grass and rice malt aroma. Clear - just a hint of yellow. Sweet creamy rice malt, alcohol, and grass flavor. Nice body. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - DEC 13, 2015
14%ABV. Ginjo Sake Nose had some sweet rice cakes. There was a very subtle funk to the nose with aroma of fresh steamed rice cakes made with fermented rice flour. There was a nutty sweetness to the nose as well suggesting chestnuts and dried acorns. There was an overall clean candy nose. Mouthfeel was watery and alcoholic. The palate which was dominated by alcohol and given a mildly warming of the throat was brief followed by the following flavors: sweet rice gruel, a fruity slightly citrus flavor with mild bitterness suggesting yuzu and yuzu peel. Some fruity sweetness with a slightly rich and decadent flavor like fresh persimmons. Clean finish and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2498) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
Served cold. Clear transparent colour. Floral and light alcohol aroma. Very nice and suave. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6863) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
Thnx to ships Pours like water Smells typical sake Taste is rice , sake , wood almost . Good one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (421) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Served chilled fresh from an unopened bottle, this Sake pours perfectly clear and smooth, impressive. Smell is faint and clean, fresh sweet aroma. The taste is mildly sweet, subtly a bit fruity, but also allows the grainy rice flavor to come through. Also what I suppose is the yeasty taste of koji. I enjoy this flavor profile over the gekkeikan junmai ginjo I sampled previously, which was a bit too sweet. However, I was bit disappointed that the taste was not more flavorful, could've been stronger. At any rate, seemed to be an authentic Japanese offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle shared with my wife. Pours clear with the smallest hint of gold to it. Big sweet rice, chewy yeast, a touch of warm alcohol, bread. Medium bodied, warm rice, touches of banana. Sweet and simple, warmth on the finish and a bit of yeast. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
Clear watery colour. Nicely floral aroma, quite light, rice with strong alcohol notes. Light sweet flavour, floral, light alcohol notes. Floral light finish.
I don’t know much about sake, but I do know I liked it. Good stuff, and for sure I will drink this again if I have the chance.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of 77ships. Thanks Eugene!)

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