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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   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 (233) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (548) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (6005) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18812) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (2825) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grzesiek79 (4191) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (5246) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (8968) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2015
180 ml. bottle. Funny stumpy medicinal looking bottle with a twist-cap. As Takara Sho Chiku Bai Classic Junmai Sake. 15 % ABV. I assume that this is the correct entry. Totally clear water appearance. Nose is sweet, mild sake alcohol, light sugar, some faint plastic, very mild smell, tad watery despite the ABV. Taste is mildly herbal, touch licorice, sweat, a bit watery despite the ABV, plain rice, light odd plastic flavors, faint quinine, Overall a touch watery, light unpleasant plastic note, something herbal & hard to note takes it bit down. Something touch odd, touch watery despite the ABV. Unpleasant note gets this one down but overall I still clearly have issues rating Sake, I am not the biggest fab, I have had very little examples & I dont understand what is what.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle 180ml. Pours translucid with some legs. Rainbows. Aroma is of alcohol, ink-wet paper. Taste is of alcohol, weird/rotten bread, vegetal, nuts. Palate: Medium body. Hard to tell. No carbonation. Overall: Well I dont really know Sake, so its hard to rate. I sure dont like this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Clear and colorless as water. Pleasant light fruitiness. Not overly boozy. Fine for a cheap option.

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