15% ABV. 60% polished (40% remaining). Green/gold in color, cloudy. The nose has lanolin and slight mint. Slightly viscous texture. Dry. There is a perception of alcohol but not really noticeable. A herbal note on the palate. Some warmth on the finish. This drinks easy and has depth.
As the name says, this is a lightly cloudy Sake. Cloudy white in color, opaque, sort of like mixing lemonade and milk. Not much nose to speak of. On the palate, this is sort of like a milk candy. Very smooth. Some coconut on the finish. Not refreshing but enjoyable and certainly different.
Pale silvery/yellow in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is interesting with pineapple and slight mint. Very smooth. Slight malt note. On the palate, this is peppery with alcohol on the finish. Very easy to drink but some substance here, too. 300ml.
Clear in color, this looks like water. The nose is light but there is some slight pine and a touch of tangerine. Slightly viscous. On the palate, Umami and alcohol (but restrained). This is very deep and complex. It comes off as simple but really is intriguing. Smooth finish. 300ML
Very interesting and different. 5.5% abv. Pale gold/silver/green in color, clear and bright. The nose has cucumbers, peach and orange cream soda. On the palate, more like orange creamsicle. Slightly sweet. Nice fizz. Lower acidity. Drinks like soda pop - easy. This is enjoyable and fun. 300ML.
The name is derived from a local legend that mysterious lights appeared on Mt. Kirin in the past. Locals believed that the lights are paper lanterns carried in the fox-bride procession. The event is celebrated in Niigata every year at the fox-bride festival. Vary, very pale silver/yellow in color, clear and bright. The nose has a slightly floral quality to it along with cashews. Viscous/oily texture. On the palate, firm umami notes along with a bit of nuttiness and slight mint on the finish. Very smooth. No heat.
Very clear in color with just a touch of yellow. The nose is faint with slight banana and umami notes. Slick, oily texture. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is dry with umami notes (truffles?). Slight pineapples and alcohol. Finishes dry with umami. Very enjoyable. 300ML
This is brewed in Hiroshima, by one of Japan's only female brewery owners and Tojis. Known for remarkably soft water that requires expert skill to use in sake production. It has a diluted silvery/gold appearance, clear and bright. The nose has lemons and pine and with air a bit of powdered sugar notes. Viscous texture. On the palate, this is chalky and clean with light citrus (lemons?). The finish seems a bit soapy with an herbal notes. Some warmth. 300ML
100% Yamadanishiki rice grown in Hyogo Prefecture. Polished to 60%. Very pale, silvery-gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is light with a yeasty note with slight banana. On the palate, juicy fruit gum with slight minty note. Dry finish with umami and a slight bitter note. Very interesting and tasty. 300ML bottle.
I don't drink much Sake, but let's try to review it. Silvery/gold in color. The nose has golden raisins which is interesting since grape wines rarely have grape notes in it. On the palate, there are green apples and a non-sweet honey (if that is a thing). It has a semi-lush texture which is interesting. This was from a 750ml bottle that was screw capped. It kept getting better with air. Served at around 55F.