Suigei (Drunken Whale) Tokubetsu Junmai Sake

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92
style
Brewed by Suigei Shuzo Co.
Style: Saké - Tokubetsu
KOCHI Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Guinomi, Masu, Ochoko

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Suigei means ""Drunken Whale"".

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3.2
jinroh (2125) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2017
Pours clear, maybe jet a slight yellowish hue to it. Nose is lightly fruity, some rice yeast and a bit of anise also maybe hidden somewhere. Light and refreshing. Tastes similarly, sweet rice and some spices, then actually booze is quite there and brings along a little bitterness. Finishes with a dry and relatively bitter, even herbal linger on the tongue. Overall, not bad although finish feels slightly harsh and unbalanced to me.

3
Ferris (16295) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle - Light yeast and booze. Sweet and light bread. Touch of acidity. OK.

3.4
Travlr (25771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2017
Bottle sample at Yama. Clear, still. Subtle anise aroma. Taste has light spice, quick finish. Nice.

3.5
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Flight at Japanese resto in Chevy Chase, MD. Nice water color with no head. Nose is of rice, slightly alcy. Nice sweet flavour with coconut and other flavors. Oily and nice rice filmy texture to it. My favorite of the three sampled.

3.5
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 500mL? ][ Sake House Yu Me Ya Encinitas ][ $35 ][ Crystal Sake Shooter ][ 10.2.14 ]
>> Pours clear with minimal legs and low watery viscosity. Fresh garden and strawberry nose. Least boozy flavor of our sake tasting flight so chose to split a whole bottle of this one. Super clean and ricey taste, medium dry finish. Paired with food, it becomes much fruitier, no alcohol bite, juicy plum and pineapple. Clean finish. Quite nice.

3.6
KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 26, 2014
720 ml bottle from Seijo Ishii. Hiyaoroshi version made from Akiagari rice. Nose if rice, a touch of caramel, stone fruits. Flavor is sweet rice and stewed fruits, peach, apricot, and a slight alcohol burn. Nice silky body. Good. Not terribly unique, but very solid.

2.4
PhillyCraft (7716) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Bottle at Benihana, pours like water, maybe a little gold tinted. No head or lacing. Nose is peach, pineapple, wood, and light anise. Flavor is citrus, rice, grain, vanilla and vodka. So much booze and bland. I have tried about 5 sakes in my life and I am now ready to give up on them. Just too much heat and not enough aroma or flavor profile. This mostly reminded me of watered down cheap vodker. Pass

3.4
fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012

Bottle 300ml.

Clear cristal water colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, coconut rice, light to moderate alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, fruity, rice, alcohol, coconut, pineapple notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120419]

3.4
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2012
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Crystal clear with a very mellow, vaguely spicey rice-aroma. Clean cut, very subbtle, light rice-sweetness, with an intriguing gentle licorice finish.

3.9
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2012
Thanks to Jan for this bottle. A clear sake with an aroma of Marmite, alcohol and coconut rice. Alcohol is fairly present with similar flavours. A lingering pineapple character with quite a dry finish. A long alcohol hum also. Very nice.


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