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Sake Rankings by Flavor Tag

Introducing sake brands with the strongest impression of "Umami" flavor, ranked by the strength of the impression.
# 1
4.94 pt.
profile iconSake of the Day Chochin Jungin Yatanishiki 50 Unfiltered Nama-zake Rice:100% Hachitan-Nishiki produced in Hiroshima Rice polishing ratio: 50 Alcohol content: 17 to 18 degrees Celsius Acidity: 1.8
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profile iconIt has a punch and is very drinkable! The acidity tightens it up so it's not too hard to drink. It has a light flavor and a refreshing sweetness, making it truly delicious! It's really delicious!
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# 2
4.77 pt.
profile iconIt is a Yamahai Oceto from 🎊Kaijin🎊. It was served heated 🍶. The nose has a slight grain aroma with a hint of acidity. The first aroma is of grain with a hint of acidity, and the second aroma is of sweetness and umami of the rice. The lingering acidity and umami flavor gradually fades away. It's not the kind of acidity that makes you feel a rush, but it's also a delicious sake 🍶✨.
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profile iconEtsukaijin Junmai Maruo Jinryoku🎊 We had it cold 🍶. The nose has a slight scent of kamijiriki and a hint of grain. The first aroma is a slight hint of shinryoku and a hint of grain, and on the palate there is a hint of shinryoku and the rice flavor and sweetness that is typical of Etsu kaijin. This sake also has a slight peculiarity, like the Jinriki of Okura and Tamamizu Shuzo's Jinriki that I drank in Fukuoka before. I hear that the one made with Ryuriki's Shinriki is beautiful and tasty, but I have to try it once 🤔.
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profile iconEtsukaijin (Japanese for "joyful triumph") - I'm full of it already!
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# 3
4.77 pt.
profile iconAlcohol 15-16%. Polishing ratio 60 100% Yamadanishiki from Tojo, Hyogo Prefecture Wrapped in newspaper: 🗞️ Enishi I got it as a souvenir 🙇. Thank you 🙇. I checked and it looks like it has been laid up for more than 3 years! I was surprised to see the amazing color 😵.
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profile iconLooks totally classic, smells like cemedine, or alcohol, or whatever you call it before injection😅. But...! When you drink it, it has a surprising sweetness, lactic acidity, and a slight carbonation 🙂 It has just the right amount of karami and nigami. It's got just the right amount of caramels and niggazy, mellow flavor, and you can really taste the sake flavor 🍶. After a few days, the taste changes to caramel, and then to ripe banana in the last sip 🍌. What a strange and very interesting drink 😛✨. By the way, there was a very disturbing article on the wrapped newspaper... 💧💧.
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profile iconI had an image of Gikyo as a dry sake, but this sake is a sweet sake with a thicker taste. The alcohol content is 16 to 17%. In our family's comparison of three sake breweries, Gikyo was the best tasting.
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# 4
4.77 pt.
profile iconServe at room temperature. Impression is mild at many foods and beverages.
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profile iconMedium body Concentrated of umami and hint of fruity notes Spicy at throat
profile iconRefreshing and easy to drink
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# 5
4.74 pt.
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profile iconsharp and even (of a knife or sword)
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# 6
4.70 pt.
profile iconHeavy and delicious, dry and full-bodied. Gentle acidity and cashew nut sweetness. The taste changes as it goes from chilled to room temperature, so this is a raw sake that will be very different when heated 🤔. The cap has the words "Edikichi" (みちにしかしかればきち) on it. Furoizumi's commitment = Yamahai brewing, aging, no added yeast (brewer's yeast), and wooden vat tenbin Shibori. You can feel the brewery's "Edikichi" spirit. But still, it is scary to have a bottle of sake in the fridge because you can't tell how much sake you have 😱. Postscript The third day after opening the sealed bottle, the sweet acidity and umami spread is Wonderful! It's getting mellow and umami, deep and dry and juicy 😍.
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profile iconPurchased at my favorite liquor store. I am ashamed to admit that I could not read "soma," so I looked it up... I was told that "soma" means a mountain from which lumber is cut, and that "my standing soma" from a poem by Dengyo Daishi refers to Mount Hiei, so I guessed it probably means this mountain. I prefer a lighter sake, but this was a solid, slightly heavy sake for me. The aroma is refreshing, and it is just right for sipping. Additional information: From the Uehara Sake Brewery's blog Soma" is taken from "soma-jin", a lumberjack or a person who works in the mountains. The name "Soma" is derived from "sokoro," meaning "lumberjack," or "sommelier," a person who works in the mountains. Tengu" is a legend of tengu in Kutsuki Village, which is why tengu is used in the monument of Kutsuki Onsen Tenku.
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profile iconUnusual method of drinking. Dark!
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# 7
4.68 pt.
profile iconI was at a sake bar in Akabane once and asked for a dry, clear recommendation! I remember it was delicious, so I'm glad! The taste is clean and clear! You can also taste the umami of the rice. The package is very cool 😎. The taste is not overshadowed by the cool packaging!
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profile iconEasy to drink, but also heavy. Tastes aromatic.
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profile iconA few years ago, when I first started enjoying sake, a clerk at an antenna store in Shimane told me that he personally recommended a Shimane sake called Ohroku, which is not available here, so I looked for a distributor and bought some. I don't remember what it tasted like, but I do remember thinking that it was some kind of samurai-like sake.... Although it is a Jokai brand name, I bought it for the first time in several years due to the liquor store's strong recommendation. They released a little bit of the 2017 vintage that was ready to drink. The aroma is full-bodied and nutty, like nuts and avocado. On the palate, hmmm? What is this... sweet... or so I thought... but it is not sweet... the savory, aged-like richness comes with a gulp and quickly disappears with a strong acidity, sh.... It's a sensation I've never had before, and it's delicious. After opening the bottle, it rounds out and softens. There may be a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. The fullness and umami are still there, but the mouthfeel becomes gentler and easier to drink. I didn't get the impression that it was particularly like a samurai, but I would like to try a Super-Oroku or something like it again. It may be difficult to age a sake at this level, but I hope to encounter it again when my taste buds have grown up.
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# 8
4.64 pt.
profile iconSogen Sake Brewery in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, produced shortly before the earthquake. I thought it was wonderful that they had already released a number of recovery sake, aiming for early recovery 👍.
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profile iconIt has a gentle aroma, a deep taste of Yamadanishiki, and a good aftertaste. The accompaniment is a creative sashimi set meal
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profile iconServe cold. It has a sweet aroma like cotton candy and a dry, slightly mellow taste. Omachi rice is used for sake brewing, and the fullness of the flavor was apparent. The deliciousness of the rice is fully expressed! Ok as a stand-alone sake, this is a dark but refreshing bottle that will not be overpowered by strong-flavored snacks. This sake is rarely seen outside of Ishikawa Prefecture, and is only available in the prefecture. It is a wonderful sake that can only be found in the prefecture.
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# 9
4.59 pt.
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profile iconIt's for my drinking record 📸🍶😋.
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profile iconIt's for the record of my drinking 🍶📸😋.
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# 10
4.55 pt.
profile iconIwao Junmai Ginjo 15-16% 55% 720ml 1747yen Delicious sake at room temperature. Dry, umami, stable. +You can feel the sharpness at +5. I like Iwao a lot. I've been to the Iwao brewery, or rather to the company, and I fell in love with the Showa-esque atmosphere of the place. Wai no Yao. Rating 4.1 (out of 5.0) 20230410
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profile iconPurchased after being recommended by Takahashi Yo Shoten. It is a blend of sake made by the previous toji that remained in Mr. Takai's brewery, known for its rocks. Hot sake. It can be drunk at room temperature, but a slight sense of maturity can be felt. The sense of maturity is also noticeable, but when warmed up, the restrained flavor and aroma blooms and fills the mouth with a full flavor. Very tasty!
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profile iconIt is a Junmai sake with light nigori (light nigori). It has a fruity aroma and a hint of sweetness.
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