Japan

Nakano BC

Kisu Yuzu Umeshu

Ron R
9.3

I really don’t like sake, but sake bombs with the right IPA are mesmerizing.
Mixed with Stillwater extra dry sake style saison ale. One part sake, four parts saison. Summer killer. Loving this concoction 🥹
— 8 days ago

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Eric

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That’s an interesting mashup of flavors.
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Need to find and try!

Kameizumi Shuzou

Junmai Daiginjo Genshu CEL-24 2019

Unpasteurised saké, made with a special yeast strain called Cel-24, which reputably brings out a lot of fruity aromas as clearly seen here. Straight out of the bottle, it smelled like sesame oil, yeast and ripe bananas, which developed nicely into estery, exotic fruit aromas with air. Clean and treacly-sweet on the palate, with oodles of exotic fruit flavours - think bananas again, passion fruit, and mangoes. Finishes warm and sweet. Doesn’t quite excel on the drinkability front, yet I was compelled to have about two glasses before I was spent. I felt there was a level of juiciness in the saké despite how rich, ripe, and round it was (kind of like a botrytised Riesling). An excellent end cap to dinner, courtesy of M at C12! — 21 days ago

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Honda Shoten

" Tatsuriki" Power of Dragon Junmaiginjo Sake

Tatsuriki from Honda Shoten in Hyogo, Japan. Junmai Ginjo.
100 % Yamada Nishiki rice.
White peach, spring flowers and ume (green plums) on the nose.
Sweet honey dew melon, orange blossom, kumquat, lychee and a creaminess that lasts forever.
There is an elegance to this Nihon shu.
We had fresh caught local Spot Prawns sashimi and local diver caught octopus grilled.
— a day ago

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Ozeki

Karatamba Honjozo

For the price it’s surprisingly working well with food. It’s a volume sake but I’m not disappointed with it. Hitting above its weight class. — 3 days ago

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Dassai Sake Brewery

Dassai 39 Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo Sake

Clear, filtered. This sake is amazing! Flavors of honeydew melon, white flowers and a sweet pear finish. — 25 days ago

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Blue Ribbon

Special Brew 50 Ginjo Sake

Refreshing sake with Mike and Ilana — 4 days ago

Uchigasaki Brewing Company

Hoyo Fair Maiden Kura no Hana Junmai Daiginjo

Transparently light and subtle with a surprising hint of lavender. This sake paired exceptionally well with garlic salmon sashimi. — a day ago

Asahara Shuzou

Koikoi Junmai Ginjo

Kos
9.0

Sweet at firs then finish real clean.
Sweet sake but not overly. Not floral.
— 3 days ago

Takeda Shuzo Co.

Katafune Junmai Daiginjo Sake

It’s heavy alcohol out of the gate and not softening as it warms. — 3 days ago

Paul, Sharon and 2 others liked this

Kikusui Brewing Company

Shibata-shi Junmai Ginjo Sake

Light and crisp, with many floral and fruit layers. A hint of sweetness. — 11 days ago

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