Momokawa (Japan) Nigori Genshu Sake

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Brewed by Momokawa Brewing (Japan), Ltd.
Style: Saké - Nigori
Kamikitagun, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 615   ABV: 20.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
日本の名: にごり原酒
Seimaibuai: 75%
Nihonshu-do: -18

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bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2015
Maybe the cloudiest Nigori I have seen yet. Nice a creamy, yellowish (or maybe that’s my kitchen lighting). Nice and gritty, and strong. Whoa now!

3.5
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Cloudy milk color. Rice, fruity, and some vanilla. Would never have guessed 20%+ ...

3.4
blipp (9284) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours milky white. Melon, coconut, rice, medium sweetness, and light booziness. Pretty good.

3.5
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
From a bottle at Japan in Epcot this sake poured a thick, milky and white with great tearing. The aroma was sweetish rice, vodka and a touch of vanilla. The flavor was boozy and bitey with notes of vanilla, cream, rice, vodka, lemon and a vague floral presence. Long grainy rice, vodka and vanilla finish. Medium body. Nice.

3.7
jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle shared with the vuong family while in Seattle July, 2012. Pours a creamy, milky white body with thin gritty, powdery white lacing. Aroma is milk, body odor, almonds and light booze. Mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied with notes of milk, almonds, light fruity booze, coconut, and a light graininess towards the finish. One of the better, more interesting sakes I’ve had thus far.

3.9
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2010
300mL Bottle of Murai Family Nigori Genshu at Kabuki - Wakefield, RI. Creamy nose, with dense plum, pear, and grain. Pours intensely milky with a broken skim of alcohol and ice. Flavors are rich and deep, well-balanced I think. There’s cucumber, rose petals, coconut, cream, and almond milk. Rich and textured. The heavier alcohols (bottle says 19.9%) really aren’t overbearing and mingle well with the higher level of sweetness, creating deliciously sippable balance. A nice example, in my opinion.

3.6
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle... Poured an off-white, almost gray. Very cloudy and murky looking. Aroma of candy sugars, creamy vanilla. Tasted very sweet, with a mild alcohol burn, almond, and overall coconut quality.

3.6
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2009
300ml bottle. Pours a milky dark white and leaves lots of debris on the sides of the glass. Aroma is big vanilla and hints of coconut. Thick milky taste with slightly sweet vanilla and coconut hush. Very smooth but the high abv peaks through just a little. Delicious and deceptively strong, might be a tad too sweet.

2
GarrettB (1600) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
The Murai Family extends its pedigree to a Nigori Genshu - a much sweeter sake than any of the other Murai sakes I’ve seen - obviously a product of the style. Predictably the sake is a smooth, milky ribbon, clouded with rice lees, and barely a whisper of sweet, ricey aroma. I waste no time and move into the sip, a slight sweetness encroaching on the tip of my tongue and exhibiting peach and mandarin orange flavors. The palate is incredibly thick and chalky, coating the whole tongue like a tasty, alcoholic stomach relief medicine. I then take my second sip, and find that the Nigori Genshu has changed dramatically into a barnyard flavor, its flavor shockingly reminiscent of fresh manure and a second stage of scorching, alcohol burning all the way down my gullet. I try to re-evaluate that barnyard taste, in a way what I thought Brettanomyces was supposed to taste, but can’t really come up with any apt description except for manure and maybe even dog food. It’s not gag reflex worthy, but I definitely don’t care for it, and almost find myself committing a rare drain pour, but remind myself of the price per ounce and force it down, vainly hoping to find some subtler, meritable flavor. Nai.

3.3
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottled labeled as Murai Family Nigori Genshu, 19.9% ABV. Ultra-cloudy and dense looking, the milky body shows dirty white, almost like the color of Uncle Bens instant rice. Sugary legging shows on the glass. Aromas include sweet cream, confectioners sugar, coconut, rice pudding, and hints of limoncello. Flavors follow suit, sweet and creamy, with notes of rice, tapioca, coconut, and lemon. Thick and sugary on the palate, a rough graininess leads into a semi-dry finish with an alcoholic burn. Not bad as Nigoris go, but ultimately too sweet for my tastes.


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