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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   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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finn1918 (234) - 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 youre 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 dont 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.

Ferris (15010) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle - Light sweet bready notes. Bready and a nice sweetness. Boring and bland but accessible.

Bif (2235) - 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 (2148) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2017
Pale golden. Smells boozy and sweet- very harsh nose. Flavor is winey and sweet.

BeardedAvenger (739) - 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 Ive had in Germany, only sweeter.

thedm (6146) - 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 (20344) - PCastle, 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.

DCLawyer (2839) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
750ml->guinomi. Chilled. Still clear slightly yellowish. A: mild rice water and alcohol, hints of citrus, apple peel. T: somewhat biting alcoholic grains, slightly fruity damp grass. Perhaps the quintessential "American" sake.

Grzesiek79 (4274) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
180ml bottle. Too much for me. I drink half from this small bottle. Jasna prawie bezbarwna barwa. Aromat śliwowicy, wodki i ryzowej zupy. W smaku alkoholowe, rozgrzewające, ryzowe. Tylko alkohol i ryz nic poza tym nie wyczulem. Sake srednie ale na tle tych co testowałem chyba ciut lepsze.

Inbreak (5804) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 22, 2016
22.04.2016, 0,75l bottle sampled @ Ichiban, Zachariasbryggen, served warm:
Almost completely clear, just a tiny hint of hay colored. Aroma is mild ricy, with some hints of minerals, yeast and alcohol, hints of citrus. Taste is slightly dry, hay, rice, yeast, minerals, paper, hints of citrus. Slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Not bad, just boring.

drfabulous (7813) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2016
330 ml bottle at The Fish Houston. White wine clear booze. Never sure what Im looking for in sake.

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