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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
Sho Chiku Bai means "Pine Bamboo Plum". The most traditional style sake. Perfect pair with Mildly seasoned dishes.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bought this on a cruise because it was $9 in a world where a Bud Light costs $7. Pours slightly yellow, like urine if you’re fairly well hydrated. Aroma is cheap vodka, sour grapes, and rice water. Taste is abysmally bad when chilled, blandly harsh when room temperature, and barely okay to swallow when warmed. When warmed, tastes like apple juice mixed with the water left over after cooking rice... plus some Popov-grade vodka. My wife would have nothing to do with it, and I don’t rember how I finished the bottle. For the price, I guess this is good if you like sake, but I learned the hard way that I do not. This is better than Gekkeikan, at least.

obguthr (6668) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2017
Honey, koji, nail polish remover, honeydew aroma. Clear, nearly colorless. Honeydew, koji funk at midpalate. Thin and watery, hot.

j12601 (13144) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Warm rice and melon, soft old caramel and a bit of isopropyl. Medium bodied, soft sweetness,a bit of warm alcohol. Old melon and caramel. Long warming alcohol.

rotaman14 (707) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2017
Quite the hefty pricetag at 17 EUR. Has the sake smell I've become used to by now - booze, terpentine, chlor, solvent. Basically smells anything but natural. Light sour and light sweet taste with a bit of a boozy aftertaste.

Ysok02 (1835) - Mons, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
Un saké classique élégant et fruité, mais qui manque un peu de longueur et de complexité.

Ferris (16538) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle - Light sweet bready notes. Bready and a nice sweetness. Boring and bland but accessible.

Bif (2348) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Served warm. Pours a clear color with a subtle aroma with hint of alcohol.. Taste is smooth and fairly dry. Went well with Japanese dinner. Was surprised this is an American brewed sake

tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2017
Pale golden. Smells boozy and sweet- very harsh nose. Flavor is winey and sweet.

BeardedAvenger (1131) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2017
At Wagamama, Southbank. Not had sake before. Slightly scented veggie aroma. Clear. Umami, which develops some sweetness. Salty. Plums. Roots/herbs.Veggie tones. Thin. Smooth, if oily. A warming finish. I liked it. Reminded me of the local schnapps I’ve had in Germany, only sweeter.

thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2017
This bottled Sake from a bottle shop was served at a cold temperature and poured a head of no head clear colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated body transparent clear colored body and a oily lacing. . The burning vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a mellow vinous alcohol aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of vinous and alcohol. An OK brew just nothing special.

Beerhunter111 (22550) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for this bottle. 15% Abv. Pours clear light yellowish water colour. Aroma of heavy melon, quite sweet, some alcohol. Taste of yellow fruits, some wood, glue, boozy.

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