overall
50
85
style
Brewed by Ozeki Co. (Japan)
Style: Saké - Honjozo
Nishinomiya, HYOGO Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 462   ABV: 15.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in our Tamba Brewery surrounded by mountains and fresh air. Unique bottle design representing our famous pottery, Tamba Yaki. Good-bodied, and a clear, dry taste.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4970) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2008
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (March 2008), served cold from a White Winter Winery glass. Very clear, perhaps a slight yellowish tint, a bit oily-looking, very faint legs in the glass.....beautiful delicate floral/coconut aroma with a bit of lychee as it warms up a bit, not a trace of alcohol in the nose....quite sweet and rich on the palate at the front, lightly nutty-milky and malty, drying and becoming assertively alcoholic and somewhat metallic at the finish, but not problematically so....ends rather quickly, warming. Pretty solid overall, perhaps a bit much to drink a whole bottle of (which I’m doing anyway).


3
Bacchus66 (895) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2017
30cl bottle, slightly chilled. Very pale color. Lightly fruited nose, plums, grapes. Delicate flavors of green apple, rice, plums. Soft, light texture, sweet finish. Only slight alcohol warmth.

3.3
labeerinthum (1020) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 19, 2017
In parallelo. Bevuto freddo e caldo (le temperature consigliate). Bevuto freddo: il gusto al naso ritrova sentori di riso come aroma dominante e koji, melone e gin come aromi secondari. La trasparenza è totale e cristallina. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il corpo è strutturato. L’aroma alla lingua è piuttosto secco. La prima impressione di intensità in bocca è di sake deciso e di carattere. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevolissimo. Il finale è setoso e complesso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di riso, koji, melone, whisky, gin. Plus. Bevuto caldo. (A 6. A 7. T 7. P 4. O 3.1) Il gusto al naso si indirizza su vaniglia e affumicato. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il corpo è pieno. L’intensità gustativa è normale e la persistenza gustativa è sufficiente. Il gusto è piacevole. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca finisce su sentori di melone e di affumicato.

2.6
KoRoBeNiKi (157) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2017
Honjozo’s tend to be very woody with a dry aftertaste. This one is quite generic and well it’s OK. Palate is a tad strong but the flavors are fine.

3.7
obguthr (6590) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Koji, mulberry, prune aroma. Crystal clear and colorless. Melon and koji, honey and blackberry on the back end. Strong umami overtones. Light body, but rather warm and velvety.

3.6
kraftykitty (3) - Martinez, California, USA - APR 26, 2016 does not count
Dry, crisp and lots of warm alcohol burn. Overall very smooth and refreshing and great with food.

2.6
SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2016
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger: Poured a clear no head. Aroma was funky pungent cheese and fruit. Taste was burning alcohol fruit maybe.

3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2016
300ml bottle in trade with jtclockwork-pours still-almost clear with slight possibly yellow tint. A-sake-rice, alcohol. T-grain alcohol, floral, slight fruit.

3.1
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Cheers to jcwattsrugger for this one. Pours a mostly clear with a pink hue and no head. Nose is sweet, floral, grain, and mineral. Flavor is similar with floral, sweet, and some minerality. Light to medium and interesting.

3
Carlisle (786) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Slight yellow color. Sweet rice aroma with husk notes. Sweet syrup upfront with dry finish. Slight alcohol burn in the finish but smooth overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
adamnowek (3189) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
Big warming alcohol. Only moderately dry with a slight fruity taste. Clear as water.


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