overall
51
79
style
Brewed by Takara Shuzo Co.
Style: Saké - Tokubetsu
Kyoto, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Seimaibuai: 60%
Nihonshu-do: +2

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muzzlehatch's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2008
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (February 2008), sampled out of the fridge from a Face Cachee de la Pomme glass. Utterly clear, probably the clearest sake I’ve had yet -- really impossible to tell apart from water aside from a very faint oiliness to the surface....legs are quite faint, nearly indistinct, and don’t last.....subtle but quite pleasing aroma of nuts and bubblegum, coconut and perhaps just a hint of sweet cherry....the body is much drier than most sakes that I’ve had; don’t know if this is characteristic of tokubetsu as I believe this is my first, but it’s reminiscent of a dry Riesling, earthy and lightly alcoholic/sharp towards the finish, with little fruitiness and more than a hint of nuts....full and quite smooth, with a nice light tingly sharpness that comes in with a touch of warmth. Fascinating, and perhaps the most complex and hard to describe sake I’ve had yet.


3.1
Bif (2257) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2017
Colorless with a light floral aroma with hint of grain. Taste is similar to the aroma with a dry finish. Nice sake that can be served warm or room temp. Nice tradition Sake.

4.5
sake_sam (1) - - FEB 8, 2017 does not count
A great sake that drinks well both warm and chilled. Excellent ricey flavor. Nice touch of earthy complexity with hint of herb on finish.

3.4
77ships (9887) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2017
[180 ml. bottle][Purchased @ Carrefour][Produced on 28/07/2016 - bottle says it like that][14.5 % ABV according to bottle] Totally clear, looks like slightly hazy vodka. Nose is sweat grainy white spirit alcohol, sweet rice & sweat, sugar, cooked rice.Taste is odd candied sweet sugar rice, white sugar, cooked rice candy, overly sweet candy sugar rice, overly sweet rice with sweat, faint candy & some sugar. Body is lightly sweet, sugar, candied rice. I can manage but it is far from an exciting sake given my limited experience. My experience with sake is very limited & I am fairly certain that I cannot get the good stuff. At least it is appearantly a style tick.Nice classical Japanese label.

3.5
drfabulous (8078) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2016
330 ml bottle at The Fish Houston. Boozy clear maybe some peach notes? No idea.

2.5
Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Clear as water. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, faint plastics. No head. Sweet flavor. Warming alchol. Syrupy.

3.2
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
[email protected] See through water colour with no head. Aroma is rice, alcohol, some mild floral and gluelike notes as well as some mild alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, mild floral and herbal notes as well as some rice and mild sweet notes too.

2.6
Zita (6325) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2015
sweet rice aroma,pale, hazy, light sweetness, light body, light sweet dry rice finish.

3.2
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to fonefan. No color, no head, but thats what you an expect. Rice aroma and flavor, coconuts, boozy, fruity notes. A bit hard to rate this but it actually was quite ok.

3
HenrikSoegaard (14212) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Clear colour. Light nice marcipan aroma. Moderate marcipan flavor. Nice balanced sake. Average finish. Oily palate. A rare enjoiable sake.

2.7
Koelschtrinker (20584) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Wässriger, leicht holziger Beginn. Süßlich, trocken, zum Ende etwas Alkohol. Ok denke ich.. 9/8/8/9/9/8


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