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少しずつ、大好きな日本酒の知識と経験を深めていきたいと思います。 和醸良酒、良酒醸和🍶 造り手の方々の情熱と、自然の恵みに感謝。 転勤族で現在は大阪在住。 ネームバリューに拘らず様々な良い酒との出会いを求めて邁進します。 それにしても飲みたいお酒が多くて肝臓が足りない…。 500文字では足りないので、Instagramにも投稿してます。良ければそちらもお願いします! @nao_aladdin

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Jikon純米吟醸 三重山田錦 火入純米吟醸
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アラジンIt's GW: ☺️ I work according to the calendar and also work on holidays, so I don't feel special, but the flurry of work in the new year has been forced to settle down. Well, after GW, things will finally get into full swing, so let's take a break. So, here are a few check-ins I've been neglecting. The other day, Mr. Chuin, a favorite standing bar owner, quietly posted a story on Instagram saying that it has been 7 years since today. I heard that it's the 6th anniversary since Nara chuin, but they don't have any anniversary events or anything like that because they're not interested 😅. But I went there to congratulate them. The first wine I drank at that time was this Jikin Mie Yamadanishiki. The aroma is a royal type of moderately ripe apple, sweet melon, with a splash of fresh and stimulating acidity like kiwi. The mouthfeel is smooth and round in texture. The wine is crisp with a gentle sweetness, followed by a refreshingly stimulating acidity, and a refreshing acidity that passes into the nose. The lingering finish is medium. The acidity seems rather strong. Perhaps due to the characteristics of this year's rice, it gives the impression of being slightly hard or refreshing, but it is delicious. ☺️
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ジャイヴGood evening, Aladdin 🌛. I'm also working during GW, so I don't feel special 🤣. I heard that you have settled down for the start of the new year, so I guess you can relax 😁. I'm jealous of all the great sake for the anniversary, "Jikin", "Kinjaku", and "Honkin"!
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アラジンGood evening, Gyve 😃. Sounds like you've been busy with GW 😌 well, I just had a forced pause in my GW 😅. We had Kinjaku, but chuin was perfectly normal and we had a lot of fun talking about many things that are hard to write about here 😊.
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ポンちゃんGood morning, Aladdin 🐥. Looks like a nice GW opening to me... but you have a lot of work 💦. I always have a great relationship with CHUIN ✨I aim to find a store like that this year 😊I'd love to hear how hard it is to write 😁.
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アラジンHi Pon 😃 I am spending this weekend not as GW but as a normal weekend 😊. I hope you can find a store that you can get into perfectly ☺️ As for the hard to write story... I try not to post negative stories on the internet, so maybe another time 😁.
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Rafa papaGood morning Aladdin 😃 We have a bottle of jizukin here waiting in the fridge 😁 but I think it will have to wait for the time being😊.
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アラジンGood morning, Rafa papa 😃! I have a bottle of Jikin at home and I feel safe ☺️ is good 🤤It is of course delicious even if you drink it now, but I think it will grow well in the fridge for the next 6 months or even a year 😁.
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Shisora純米吟醸 綿あめラベル純米吟醸原酒
家飲み部
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アラジンToday we have a cotton candy label for Murasakyuu. This is a low-alcohol test brew of Murasakyu, brewed by the first female Nanbu Touji, Hiromi Ono. It has a strange aroma of plum-like sourness and whey in the forefront, with a hint of honey in the background. The mouthfeel is smooth with a slightly thickened texture, and it is guttural sweet from the first sip! From the straight sweetness of cotton candy, the sourness of plums, which was also present in the aroma, spreads after a slight delay in the mix. The mouth is moistened with saliva in one bite. The nose also has a hint of yogurt, and the sweet and sourness disappears in the mouth in a flash. A slight sweet and sour taste lingers in the aftertaste, which also reminds one of the sticky feeling of cotton candy. The taste when the sweet and sourness passes through the nose after the mid-palate is accompanied by a slight bitterness and astringency, giving it a plum wine feel. The alcohol content is 9%, which is quite low, and the intoxicating effect is like cotton candy. ☁️ This is a very selective sake. It is not a sake to drink when you want to drink sake, but if you like very sweet sake such as ume-shu, you can drink it as an aperitif or after a meal with cheese or sweets. It was an extremely sweet and sour dessert sake with sharp characteristics worthy of the Challenge Tank 🍶.
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ヤスベェアラジンさん、こんにちは😀 紫宙さんを今年の深掘り酒にしようと思っていますが、いつもの紫宙さんとはかなり路線が違うお酒みたいですね🤣 どんな感じか、私も試してみたくなります😀
アラジンGood morning, Yasube! It's a test brew and it's quite different from the usual purple air 😄I guess they didn't brew the unrefined sake completely and left the sugar and other ingredients to make a low alcohol sake, it has a kind of amazake atmosphere. ☺️
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boukenGood morning, Aladdin. I'm not sure if I'll buy from Haretoke, but after reading your review I've decided to buy it 😊. I'm looking forward to the plum wine feeling 😋.
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ジャイヴGood morning, Aladdin! The label design made me say wow, but with 9% alcohol, I can see how it would be fluffy and intoxicating 😁. If it's a trial, I'd prefer something sharp myself ✨.
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アラジンHi bouken 😃 I bought mine at Haretoke 😁. I was thinking of drinking wakamusume🍶 again next time, but I might not be able to because I put tomegawa-san and this 🥀 sake in the free space in my fridge 🥲I wish I could drink more😌.
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アラジンHi Gyve 😃 The other day Wakata was drinking Beau Michelle cotton candy, this was my cotton candy 😁. I think it probably took a lot of courage to introduce this flavor to the world 😅.
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えりりんAladdin-san konban-ha (o´ omega`o)no~~ I'm waiting 🥰. I'm waiting for the opening timing to make it to 100🍶 in Iwate ☺️
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アラジンGood evening, Eirin 😃. I see you are waiting 😄. All of Iwate's sake is delicious, but the purple air is good. ☺️ You can look forward to a fluffy drunken feeling like cotton candy after drinking it 😊.
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ワカ太Aladdin, good evening 😃I thought it was the pink sake rice crane cotton candy 💦This is very low alcohol, I was curious to see how it was. I was curious about this one, but I was watching how it looked.
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アラジンGood evening, Wakata 😃. Hmmm, this cotton candy was unexpected 😁 well, this is cotton candy, so it was a little foul 😅. It's quite a different taste 😄I wanted to try gassing it up with a soda stream or something 🤔.
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Wakamusume十二秘色 超限定うすにごり純米吟醸原酒生酒無濾過おりがらみ
家飲み部
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アラジンThe brand name of Shintani Shuzo's Wakamusume is "layered color-mark," which represents the coloring of the twelve-layered kimono, etc. HISOKU" is a seasonal hue used throughout the four seasons, with lapis lazuli on the front and pale blue on the back, a beautiful celadon-like shade of blue-green. This sake was named "Juni-Hisoku" from the "secret color" of the twelve layered colors of the Juni-Hitoe. The label is a bluish lapis lazuli color, with a checkered pattern and butterflies, giving it a somewhat demonic feel. After peeling off the aluminum cover, lightly place your finger on the stopper, and the bottle automatically opens with a pop. The appearance is a light nigorigo like a spring haze, and when poured, quite lively petit gas bubbles dance around. The aroma is juicy blue melon, pineapple, and sweet ginjo aroma full of freshness like young apples. In the mouth, the juicy sweetness is accompanied by the light stimulation of gas. The sweetness flows thickly and juicy with umami. From the mid-palate, a mild and soft acidity with a slight malted rice flavor spreads with the sweetness and the gas, and it finishes softly with a slight bitter astringent taste. The lingering taste is medium with a hint of bitterness. It has a fresh, sweet aroma and a deep, juicy, sweet, delicious acidity & bitterness with a sense of Japanese pear. I love this 🥰.
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ジェイ&ノビィGood morning, Aladdin 😃! I was at a liquor store the day before yesterday and was curious about this last bottle and picked it up 😅without any previous information 🤗I'm looking forward to drinking it after reading your glowing review 😋.
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ワカ太Good morning, Aladdin 😃It's definitely devilish 😅but it's a beautiful color ✨. Fizzy, sweet, tasty, acidic and bitter is my favorite category ❣️ If you love it too Aladdin, I'll have to make sure I get it 👍.
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ジャイヴGood morning, Aladdin! I've recently seen "Wakamusume" posted by Yasubeyesan and bouken, I haven't drunk it yet, so I feel the wide range of Yamaguchi sake 😁. The color, which is inspired by junihitoe, is very distinctive and eye-catching ✨.
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アラジンGood morning, Jay & Nobby 😃. We knew from your comment that you got it, so we were looking forward to your future check-ins 😄. Please enjoy the sake brewed by Fumiko Shintani with her heart and soul 🔥.
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アラジンGood morning, Wakata-san 😃. I've heard that the sake that was made with the oni no katana (blade of destruction) was the emotional support during the suspension of brewing due to the Corona disaster, and when the brewery reopened, they put all their feelings into the secret color of the sake.
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アラジンGood morning, Jive 😃. I think Wakamusume is an aromatic, sweet and delicious sake, so it's perfect for my taste: ☺️ I highly recommend it for its high quality and I hope you will try it too 🍶.
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 I too have just compared the peony drinks of Wakamusume-san and now I want to delve a little deeper into it😇. When I have a little more room in my fridge, I'd like to look for more things 😀.
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アラジンHi Yasbay 😃. I was going for the peony too, but I was attracted by the fact that it has been back for a long time, so I decided to go for the jubilee color 😄 They are all delicious and worth digging deep into! The slightly more expensive swallow flower is also something I would like to try in the future 🤔.
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ポンちゃんHi Aladdin 🐦. The label and taste are refreshing and remind me of early summer 🌿I'd like to try it 😻I found it the other day and couldn't afford it 💦I regret buying it after reading your review 🥹.
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アラジンGood evening, Pon 😃. Summer sake is already starting to appear 😳 Wakamusume, for me it's the perfect sake that hits the spot 😅 I tend to skip over Tsubamehana since it's still relatively well stocked (I haven't had it yet like that either) 😅
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Shinshu Kirei山田錦 純米吟醸 無濾過生原酒純米吟醸原酒生酒無濾過
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アラジンAt CHUIN for the second time since April, the third and last drink. Chuin-san purchases Shinshu Kamerei from a liquor store in Ueda, where the Okazaki Sake Brewery is located. The liquor store has decided not to stock only Yamada Nishiki, which is not Nagano's sake rice, so that the very popular Shinshu Kamerei can be distributed more widely, and Yamada Nishiki was not available at chuin this year...but somehow, it was 😳! But they ended up buying it from another liquor store because they were curious 🍶. I'll take it gladly though it was a happy miscalculation 😁. The appearance is clear crystal. Good fruity aroma of melon, pineapple, etc. with fresh acidic nuances ☺️ The taste is irresistible with a balance of sweetness and acidity that is intense from the first touch. The middle part of the wine has sweetness and acidity with umami, and the acidity spreads beautifully and lightly, leaving behind the remnants of the dark sweetness and umami. Oh, this is Shinshu Kamerei! Extremely fruity, rich, mellow, refreshing, and delicious sweet and tasty acidity 😊. Among the Shinshu Kamerei, I personally found the intensity of the sweet-odour taste and the acidity in the back end to be impressive. It has been the number one sake brewing rice produced in Japan for many years 🌾. The taste was quintessential.
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ヤスベェGood evening, Aladdin 😀 It looks like you had a great time at chuin-san after a long time 😇 I would have loved to have Shinshu Kamerei at chuin, but I work the late shift this week and can't go out for a drink... 🤣.
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アラジンGood morning, Yasbay 😃. It's a shame you can't visit chuin this week 😢. I wish I could have been there yesterday so we could have compared the Jyushiyo and Shinshu Kamerei Yamadanishiki 😌.
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Kohryu藍判普通酒生酒
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アラジンThis is the second cup at CHUIN for the second time since April. This is Koryu Aiban from Niigata Prefecture's Kochiyo Sake Brewery. Takaragi has become a common sight these days. Unlike Takachidai, Takachiyo, and takachiyo, Takagun is a performance-oriented standard sake released by Takachidai Shuzo, which does not reveal the rice polishing ratio or the rice used to make the sake, but releases a super-cost-effective sake as a regular sake. This is the first time I have takachiyo. There is brewing alcohol added. In both the photo and in the bottle, until you pour it, you may mistake it for a light cloudy sake, but the bottle only looks sandblasted (frosted) due to perspiration, and when you pour it, it is a clear sake 🍶. The appearance is clear crystal. The aroma is extremely mild. It starts with the sweetness of rice, then spreads to a fruity sweetness with a refreshing acidity and a strong flavor of koji. The finish is crisp and clean, with a hint of bitterness typical of aluzome. The overall impression is of a refreshingly light sake, a Niigata sake with a pinch of sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. It was the kind of sake that I would like to drink casually with a meal or when chatting with acquaintances and friends.
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理八純米吟醸生酒
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アラジンFor what it's worth, I managed to visit CHUIN for the second time since April. First up was our first Rihachi no. 901. It is a junmai ginjo sake brewed with Kyokai no. 901 yeast, a foamless strain of yeast no. 9 isolated from Koro in Kumamoto. The Tabe Takeshita Brewery in Shimane Prefecture is a sake brewery connected to the family of Prime Minister Takeshita. Apparently, Prime Minister Takeshita's family is a branch of the family, and I heard an urban legend that when he asked Daigo (from Wish) to be the brewer, he was turned down, but it has nothing to do with the taste of the sake😁. The appearance is clear crystal. The aroma is mild, with a hint of fruity aroma hidden in the elegant aroma of koji, typical of sake. The texture is slightly thick, and the attack is typical of sake, with sweetness and umami accompanied by a light stimulation. From there, a gentle stimulation of acidity caresses the top of the throat and leads to the back of the bottle, where the fragrance is more fruity than the upper aroma and finishes with a touch of astringency. The more you drink, the sweeter and more fruity it becomes. Although there is nothing noteworthy about it, I thought it was a well-made sake.
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Shinshu Kirei上田市真田の里 戸沢産ひとごこち 純米吟醸 無濾過生原酒純米吟醸原酒生酒無濾過
家飲み部
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アラジンFinally 400 check-ins: ☺️ Crowdfunding sake🍶 for the "Sake Rice Growing and Tozawa Revitalization Project" in Tozawa district, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture. This is an initiative to revitalize the community through "Sake Rice Growing x Neji Event". The fruity ginjo aroma is refreshingly clear and gentle, with a rich rice aroma and a slight hint of chili acidity. The mouth is stimulated by a lively gassy sensation🫧. The texture is smooth and very fresh, with a dark, beautifully fruity sweetness and a tron-like rice flavor that spreads out on the tongue. Along with the gasiness, the light acidity spreads out with a pleasantly stimulating chill, and flows down the back of the throat, finishing with a sharp finish. The lingering aftertaste is long, as is typical of nama sake, with a pleasantly bitter astringency on the tongue. The second day after opening the bottle. Gas bubbles in the gulp. The aroma is a fruity ginjo aroma with a mature rice aroma and a freshness enhanced by the chirichiri acidity. More active gasiness than on the first day. The overall impression on the palate is one of stronger hue and slightly more lingering bitterness. The aroma and flavor are more intense and clearly defined than on the first day, making it even more delicious! The rice was carefully brewed by the Okazaki Sake Brewery from rice that is filled with the thoughts of the people of Tozawa, and we enjoyed it with great care 🍶.
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マナチーAladdin, congrats on 400 check-ins: ㊗️ Well, that's nice, I'll drink it while thinking about it: ‼️ I'm so good, I can't drink it carefully because I feel like, oh, it's gone 🤣.
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WOMAladdin, congratulations on your 400 check-ins. It is wonderful to add flowers to your memorable celebration with the Tozawa revitalization. We look forward to working with you in the future.
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boukenAladdin, congratulations on your 400th check-in 🎊🎉! I don't drink that much, but I like the Shinshu Kamerei sake with Hitogochiki the best 😋. I could tell from your review that you took good care of your sake 🤗.
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ポンちゃんCongratulations to Aladdin for 400 check-ins: 🎉🎉🎉🎉 The number is a special one in Shinshu Kamerei! This specialness is very Aladdin-like 😊I always refer to your very detailed reviews 🙏.
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MantaAladdin, good evening ^_^. Congratulations on your 400th check-in 🎉. The first Shinshu Kamerei I drank was Hitogokochi. That's how I learned the taste of Shinshu Kamerei. ✌️ The special Hitogokochi for Kurafan looks delicious ☺️
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まえちんGood morning, Aladdin 🌅😀😀 Congratulations on 400 check-ins ✨😚😚👍and great that you are also participating in Kurafan ✨😊.
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ヤスベェGood morning, Aladdin 😀 Congratulations on your 400 check-ins🎊㊗️ I always admire Aladdin-san's solid expression and hope to be able to express myself like that someday😇. Shinshu Kamerei is good too!
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takeshonCongratulations to Aladdin on 400 ㊗️🎉! Kame-chan is delicious 👍Tozawa products have something special about them👍
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ジェイ&ノビィGood morning, Aladdin 😃. Congratulations on your 400 check-in ㊗️㊗️㊗️㊗️ 🎉Review that also shows the taste of the alcohol and the background behind it 🥹We'd like to do that kind of review too 😅 instead of just chatting. I'm always looking for your reference!
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まつちよCongratulations Aladdin on your 400CI 🎉🎉✨ Shinshu Kamerei is delicious, but it's sold out as soon as it goes on sale😅. I was told about a store that carries a few bottles a day, so I'm hoping to get some there 🍶.
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アラジンThank you very much, Manachie 😊. I also drink the sake that hits my taste buds while fighting the desire to drink it slowly and carefully and the desire to drink it to my heart's content 😅Well, I'm already happy with that situation 😁.
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アラジンThank you, WOM 😊. Crowdfunding participants can become owners of rice fields in Tozawa that year and participate in rice planting and harvesting 🌾It is not easy to participate, but we would like to support various sake-related initiatives 📣.
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アラジンThank you very much, bouken😊. Actually, I also like Shinshu Kamerei sake brewed with Hitogokochi at the moment: ☺️ I will continue to do my best to express and convey my favorite sakes more accurately and clearly 🍶.
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アラジンThank you, Pon 😊. I was waiting later than expected to drink this sake, so it was exceptionally sinking in: ☺️ I hope to follow Pon-chan's example and properly review the changes after opening the bottle 🍶.
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アラジンThank you, Manta 😊. I am also very attached to Hitogokochi, as it was probably Shinshu Kamerei that first introduced me to Nagano's sake rice called Hitogokochi ☺️ I hope to continue drinking Shinshu Kamerei from time to time somehow 😁.
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こぞうMr. Aladdin. Good morning 🎉🎉 Congratulations on your 400 check-ins 🎉! I have never seen or drunk Shinshu Kamerei, so I envy you 🤤 I can feel the deliciousness in your report...
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Rafa papaCongratulations Aladdin on your 400CI㊗️🎉🎊 Shinshu Kamerei is Hitogochi, but this is a very special Hitogochi 🤣It is a very nice sake that fits the Kiri number 👍‼️I want to copy Aladdin's detailed description... 🥹.
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アラジンThank you very much, Maecin 😊. It's interesting to see the videos of rice flour and sake lees being used in the rice paddies and the photos of the tanuki at night 😄.
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遥瑛チチGood morning, Aladdin 😃. Congratulations on your 400 check-ins ㊗️🎊🎉! You're a great guy to celebrate the number with a turtle-aged guy👍.
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マルAladdin, congratulations on your 400 check-ins: ㊗️🎉 It's quintessential to bring Shinshu Turtle Age🐢 here👍. I'm looking forward to more reviews that make me think you're a pro 😁. I'm looking forward to your reviews that make me think you are a pro 😁.
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アラジンThank you, Yasubeyesan 😊. It is the ramblings of an amateur with no qualifications, but I am glad to hear that from Yasubeye, a sake navigator: ☺️ I will continue to work hard so as not to disappoint you 😄.
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アラジンThank you, takeshon 😊. Shinshu 🐢 was delicious the first time I drank it, and it's still delicious even now 😄. Even my wife, who can't drink alcohol, says it tastes good 🐢, so it's one of the special drinks in our house 🍶.
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アラジンThank you, Jay & Nobby 😊. I can't imagine ever missing J&N's always fun CI, so I look forward to reading your posts about Oya-kun, liquor store visits, and other things that make me smile as well 😁.
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アラジンThank you very much, Matsuchiyo-san 😊. I am very close to you and I have a feeling of closeness because of the close timing of the start of Sake-no-wa and 400 CI 😁. Shinshu Kamerei is very popular, I hope you can get it and drink it safely too 🙏.
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アラジンThank you very much, kozo 😊 I also had no idea where I could drink it until I drank it for the first time, and I gradually became able to drink it, but it is not stable at all😅. I hope you will have a chance to meet Shinshu Kamerei too 😄.
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アラジンThank you, Rafa papa 😊. I think that sake rice is filled with so many thoughts and feelings, it makes the sake taste even better. ☺️ I would like to imitate Rafa papa's unshakable drinking style 🥹.
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アラジンThank you very much, Haruei Chichi 😊. I was actually planning to open the bottle earlier during the event to toast with the Zoom of Kurafan, but I was too busy to attend and lost track of the opening time, so I decided to make it a Kiri number sake 😅.
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アラジンThank you, Maru 😊. I'm getting more and more drinks that stay in the cellar for long periods of time, so it's a challenge to get a healthier cycle of purchase and consumption 😅. I'd love to cook like a pro like Maru and do some pairings 🥹.
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つぶちゃんAladdin, congratulations on your 400th check-in㊗️🎉🎊The Shinshu Kamerei Hitogokochi is delicious 😆I love it too😍. The way you describe the taste is so great that it made me feel like drinking it while reading it......☺️ or even wanting to drink it 🤣.
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ジャイヴCongratulations on your 400 check-ins, Aladdin 🎉! I've never seen this "Shinshu Kamerei" before, but I remember the screw event did something similar a long time ago✨. The tin sake cups are nice and luxurious 😁.
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あおちゃんGood morning Aladdin 😃. Congratulations on your 400 check-ins ㊗️🎉 Good for ㊗️ in Shinshu Kamerei 😁. Finally 400 is a great pace 😊. Looking forward to more posts 👌😁😁
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ひるぺこAladdin, congratulations on your 400 check-in㊗️🎊Celebrate with your favorite Shinshu Kamerei! And I can feel your love for Shinshu Kamerei in the way you prepare special sake. I hope to absorb many things from you in the future 😆.
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アラジンThank you, Tsubu 😊. Shinshu Kamerei is delicious. ☺️ I would like to be able to express more concretely what kind of taste it has, even if I say sweet, sour, umami, and bitter in a mouthful 😄.
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アラジンThank you, Jive 😊. I've heard of the Neji event where rice flour sweets (Neji) are placed on a straw horse and pulled by children to offer to the god of roads 😳. The tin cups are from Seijyodo in Kyoto 🥰.
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アラジンThank you, Ao-chan 😊. 400 is still a yellow beak chick compared to the legends with over four digits 🐣. I will continue to drink good sake and be diligent 😄.
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アラジンThank you very much, Hirupeko 😊. I can't grow my own sake rice to make sake, but I joined the crafan because I want to contribute to the culture of sake brewing 😄I'm just learning from you, thank you 🙇.
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ルテルテミAladdin, congratulations on your 400 check-in. 🎉🎉🎉🎉 I envy you for drinking Shinshu Kamerei Hitogokochi at home. I always learn from your detailed reviews. I always learn from your detailed reviews. ☺️
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アラジンThank you, Lutemi 😊. I tend to save Shinshu Kamerei, but this one I opened early to drink during the crowdfunding period 🍶. We look forward to your posts about the time of year and culture, too, Rutemi: ☺️
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ゆーへーAladdin-san Congratulations on your 400th check-in 🎊 I'm so jealous that you can drink Shinshu Kamerei at home ✨! You have done a great job of reviewing outside drinking, and I will continue to refer to Aladdin's reviews in the future: ❗️
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アラジンThank you, Mr. Yoohee 😊. I guess drinking at home is better because you can taste the sake calmly and follow the changes after the bottle is opened. ☺️ I would like to keep a record of all the drinks I encounter while out drinking, but it's not always possible.
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Somanotengu純米吟醸 うすにごり 生原酒純米吟醸原酒生酒おりがらみ
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アラジンSoma no Tengu by Buroisen 👺. I first heard about it this year and was curious about it, and thanks to you, I was given the opportunity to try it 🍶. The appearance is a light nigori color, about the same as a spring haze. The nose has a pleasant ginjo aroma of refreshingly sweet red apples and moderately ripe green melon. The mouthfeel is soft, with a deep sweet umami flavor that quickly rises to the tip of the tongue, followed by a crisp acidity that includes a firm acidity. From there, the sweet umami with a hint of nigori (nigori) flavor and a gorgeous spread of ginjo aroma are felt while the acidity passes from the back of the throat to the nose to finish. The lingering aftertaste leaves a bitter aftertaste on the tongue. Well, it is very delicious. ☺️ As the temperature rises, the nigori flavor comes to the fore, and the rich, thick, sweet umami is mixed with the acidity and slight bitterness of the koji, and the acidity becomes more gentle, which is also good. As is typical of muddy sake, the last cup is thicker and richer in texture, the sweet and umami taste is even thicker and richer, and the acidity is pleasant with a hint of nigori, making it a blissful sake. ☺️ It was finished in no time at all. My wife also said "this is delicious" after a long time. ☺️ Thank you for the sake connection😊. Thank you so much, Hirupeko 🙇.
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ワカ太Good evening, Aladdin 😃😃Tengu of Soma, this review makes me want one 💦 Why is it drawn so deliciously 😆 I see you got your wife's drumstick too, so it is more and more confirmed to be next on my wish list of sake.
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 If it's Aladdin's recommendation, you can't go wrong for me😇. But when I read Aladdin's, I want to drink more and more alcohol and my wife's face is getting more and more pale... 🤣
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コタローHi Aladdin, nice to meet you. I am always referring to you😊. As you have commented, I would like to learn from your reviews 🍶 which make me imagine the taste and want to drink just by reading them 🫡✨but they look really delicious ☺️
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ポンちゃんGood evening, Aladdin! Somaten is delicious 😳I've never seen the ❣️300ml before 😳Furozumi Jungin Usugin Nigori Nama-shu that comes out around the end of the year is a Yamahai version with the exact same blend as Somaten and it is also delicious! I highly recommend it 😊.
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ひるぺこGood evening, Aladdin. Thank you for the positive feedback on the Soma no Tengu drink😊It looks so good, I'll buy some on my next trip home!
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アラジンGood morning, Wakata 😃. I haven't seen it in my environment (even though I'm in Kansai), but if I see it again, I'd like to buy a four-pack and keep it in my cellar 🍶☺️ I would love to hear your thoughts on the Wakata family!
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アラジンHi Yasbay 😃 I'm sure you're right first of all😊. I too have more drinks to drink! I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to drink, so I'm studying the drinks you and Yasbaye are drinking on my behalf 😁.
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アラジンHello Kotaro, nice to meet you😄. Thank you very much! Kotaro's comment is very expressive and nice ☺️ I will refer to it as well 😊. I look forward to working with you in the future 🍶.
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アラジンHi Pon 😃 Soma Ten👺😳It looks like a new brand of Tenbi, but this one is totally first. ☺️ It's cool, so I'll use Soma Ten from now on! If Somaten becomes Yamahai, it will be thicker and more awesome 🤩I would love to drink it 🤤Thanks for the information!
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アラジンThank you very much, Hirupeko and Sokuten 👺本😊. I learned a lot about the new world of Furozumi and my interest in sake has deepened again 🍶. I will also devote myself to recommending the sake of your choice to various people 😄.
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山の壽ヤマノコトブキ フリークス2
家飲み部
79
アラジンYama no Kotobuki Freix 2 is 4MMP (4-mercapto-4methylpentan-2-one). It is a major ingredient in white wine made from Sauvignon Blanc and other white wines. This is one of the alcoholic beverages that led to the attention of 4MMP in sake🍶. I was told by the liquor store (cheese shop) where I purchased it that it tastes best on the third day after opening the bottle. The first day of opening the bottle. The aroma is a definite 4MMP aroma with strange nuances such as rice before polishing. It smells of white wine, sherry, and grapefruit with little bitterness or sweetness. The mouthfeel flows in like water, with a delicious flavor on the tongue and a white wine-like acidity that spreads in the mouth with a bang, and a cute, stimulating acidity that cuts from the back of the throat to the nose. The lingering aftertaste is surprisingly long and astringent on the tongue. The lingering aroma and the returning aroma are truly those of a white wine. 3-5 days after opening the bottle. The aroma is a clean 4MP with fewer extraneous nuances. On the palate, on the 3rd day, you can taste the fresh rice-like flavor, but on the 5th day, the white wine-like flavor increases, and the rice-like flavor is somewhat reduced to a transparent grain-like nuance throughout. It is definitely a sake that has expanded the horizons of sake 🍶. I drank it all up with great interest: ☺️
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ヤスベェGood evening, Aladdin 😀 Sake that can keep you feeling white wine that strongly is a great possibility 😇. I was into wine for a while too, but when I started drinking sake, I was surprised at the range of flavors 🤣.
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ポンちゃんGood evening Aladdin 🦉. I'm still waiting for Freaks 2 since Takimoto-san now carries Yama no Kotobuki 😁I'll remember that it tastes better if you let it sit for a bit after opening 😊🙏🙏.
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アラジンGood evening, Yasube 😃. Many breweries are releasing 4MMP type sakes these days, such as brewing Shunyo, and there are also quite a few wine yeast sakes, so there are a lot of choices to choose from. ☺️
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アラジンGood evening, Pon-chan 😃. I see that Yamabasu is increasing the number of stores in the Kansai area that carry it 😄. I'd like to drink the bubbly fermented Freaks 1 Utakatanama that bouken praised so highly next time: ☺️
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遥瑛チチAladdin, good evening 🌆. Thank you for raving about my favorite, Yamazato Kotobuki 😊. I remember how much fun it was to go to last year's sake brewery opening: ❗️ I'll try to find a store in the Kanto area that carries it 😤.
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アラジンGood evening, Haruei Chichi 😃. It's hard to find any sake from Kyushu that suits my palate 🤤. I started with the variant, but now I want to try more different kinds of Yama no Kotobuki 🍶. I hope you can drink Yama no Kotobuki in Kanto too 😊.
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Jikon純米吟醸 雄町 無濾過生 2021純米吟醸生酒無濾過
アラジンFirst drink of the new year at chuin🍶. The last one was Jikin, which has been a long time coming. This time, it was a 2021BY (produced in March 2022) Jikin Junmai Ginjo Omachi Unfiltered Nama, which was aged for 2 years in Lemacom by Mr. Chuin at ice temperature. CHUIN offers a variety of ice-aged sakes, but JIGIN has not been available for a long time since the new sakes season has settled down. Naturally, the label is the same as before the renewal, with large black letters on a white background because it is Omachi. The appearance is clear crystal. A deep ginjo aroma with hints of apple, young melon, and white flowers. ☺️ Surprised by the richness of the flavor in the first sip😳. I wonder if this is what it feels like to open up the flavor with aging🤔. The rich fruity sweetness spreads with a firm umami and refreshing acidity, which spreads and finishes with a slight sweetness and thick umami. The lingering finish is medium-long and has a slight bitterness. Perhaps because it is freshly ripe, it also has a slight spicy flavor. The aroma is soft and bright and gorgeous, and the rich and deep sweet and umami taste is accompanied by a fresh and deep acidity and umami taste that does not remind you of its ripeness. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for the food 🍶.
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ポンちゃんGood morning Aladdin 🐥. I've been watching you since the first sake and I'm impressed with the aging process 😳‼️ and I can't help but think it looks ✨delicious!
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アラジンGood morning, Pon 😃. It's also unbearable to experience the way to enjoy sake in a restaurant that you can't do by yourself: ☺️ Sake is a very deep drink, you can enjoy it freshly made, or you can enjoy it after you've spent a lot of time and effort on it 😊.
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Koeigiku頒布会酒
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アラジンFirst drink of the new year at chuin. For the second sake, we had a hanpukai sake from Koei Kiku, which Rafa papa had checked in and was curious about 🍶. It is a special order muddy sake made to order by Omoroi Sake Shop Kadoya in Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture. I got the impression that 40ml was too fast to grasp the details, so if you are interested, please refer to Rafa papa's check-in the other day 🙇😁. My notes on the drink were as follows. A creamy appearance of a generative color with some clotted lees visible, and a discreet aroma of banana, sour cream, and malted rice. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth, with a creamy, fluffy, whipped texture that is too fine and grainy to be described as colander strained. After a refreshing entry, the discreet sweetness expands softly, then the umami and acidity spread in balance, and the koji taste finishes off the palate. The aftertaste is short. I'm glad I got to try a Koei Kiku I couldn't find anywhere else: ☺️ Thanks for the treat 🍶.
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Rafa papaHi Aladdin 😃 It's awesome that chuin-san offers the Kadoya Brewery's hanpukai sake to his customers 👍‼️ if I were the owner I would keep this sake all to myself🤣I'm glad I didn't describe the taste in my review 😅.
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ジャイヴGood evening, Aladdin 🌛. Are you going to be busy with your work? I was hoping to join you again at chuin, but it looks like it's going to be difficult 💦. I can't believe you can have the "Kouei Kiku" that Rafa-san was drinking 😲.
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アラジンGood evening, Rafa papa😃. I know chuin serves quite a bit of Kadoya Sake Shop's hanpukai sake, but I didn't expect to be able to drink this one, so I was lucky: ☺️ But I could only drink a little bit so I didn't drink enough 😅
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アラジンHi Gyve, good evening 😃. I'll be here when you call me 🏃😁 I'd love to have a drink with you again 🍶. I was lucky enough to experience a darker, creamier Koei Kiku nigori, which is different from Snokule and others: ☺️
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Sara北西酒造 Prototype本醸造
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アラジンFrom April, my store, "Sake and Otsumami Chuin Shinmachi", which used to be my favorite standing drinking place that I frequented frequently, has become more distant 🥲. But I had some business to attend to at the beginning of the year 😅. I was given a bottle of Prototype, a test brew from Kitanishi Shuzo, the brewer of Sairai, Bunraku and Bunraku Reborn. This is the first time for me to try their Honjozo 🤔. The label design looks like it was shaved with a coin 😎. The aroma is of young bananas with a hint of fresh green vegetation. On the palate, a fresh sweetness comes in quickly, followed by a bitter yet refreshing acidity from the alsobe, and finally, the hottness of the alcohol leaves the nose. The taste is rich and the aftertaste is clean and delicious. ☺️ Maybe Aruzoe will be added to Sairai's lineup in the future? A flavorful honjozo like this would be very welcome. Thanks for the treat 🍶.
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kanAladdin Good morning ☀☀☀. Sairai, the label is very stylish, this label is also very nice 😊 I'll look for the Honjozo 👍
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ヤスベェGood morning, Aladdin 😀 I'm sorry to say that I won't have a chance to meet you at chuin from now on 😅. I didn't think that this label was a special sake by Sairai and I didn't go through with it 🤣. Too bad 😢
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アラジンGood evening, kan😃. Sairai has a lot of tasteful bottle designs ☺️ This one is a test brew so there are many theories about whether it is Sairai or not 😅The coin scratch design is excellent! I hope you will drink it because it was delicious 😊.
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アラジンGood evening, Yasube! At chuin, we often serve local limited edition sake and different brands of sake, so if you see a suspicious sake you've never heard of, I recommend asking anyway! I recommend you to try Chiyonohana, a local brand in Imi 🍶.
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Fusanokangiku晴日-Spring Yell-純米大吟醸原酒生酒無濾過
家飲み部
88
アラジンNew year! There have been some changes in the environment, but we are doing our best 😤. I decided to make this one for the first bottle of the new year 🍶. Seijitsu" is a name that expresses our wish to be there for those who are starting a new journey or celebrating a milestone "Hare-no-hi" and to give them a boost. It is truly a spring ale 📣. The sake rice is a hybrid of Yamadanishiki and Akaban Omachi, aiming for the best of both worlds: fullness and complexity 🌾. It has a clear crystal appearance and gas bubbles on the glass. The aroma in the low temperature zone is sweet pineapple and acidity with a burst of cideriness and a veil of rice aroma like freshly pounded rice cake. Petite and lively gas stimulation 🫧 in a smooth flow. The rich sweetness comes on the tongue and spreads out while balancing with the acidity that comes later, making it juicy. The remnants of gasiness and astringency can be felt on the tip of the tongue, leaving a beautiful flavor, while the acidity is slightly assertive and passes from the back of the throat to the nose along with the gasiness. The finish is long, with a slight bitter astringent after-flavor. As the temperature range rises, the smoothness increases, the clarity of the sweetness and acidity increases, the clean umami is firmly felt, and the lingering assertion of bitterness increases and tightens to bitter. Delicious. ☺️ Now let's keep up the good work 😊.
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Rafa papaGood morning Aladdin 😃 I guess you had a change of environment...it's tough 😌 sunny day...this is the best time of the day to drink in the daytime when the weather is nice. ☀️ Good luck and go 😊
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ジェイ&ノビィHi Aladdin 😃 I see that you have changed your environment in the new year! Change is hard but it's also an opportunity to evolve 🤗we still can't drink 😅I'll send you a shout out from the east 👋.
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ポンちゃんHello Aladdin 🐦. It sounds like you're having a tough new year 💦 but I can tell from your choice of this drink that you're still hanging in there! Great choice 😊👍
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アラジンGood evening Rafa papa 😃. The environment has changed, but it looks like I'll still be in Kansai for a while 😁. Last year's best of Kanjiku was Koyama Shoten's special order Orikagarami from Haruhi, so I had high expectations for it......it was still delicious ☺️
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アラジンGood evening, Pon-chan 😃. The end of the fiscal year and the beginning of the fiscal year are always difficult, but I have to drink to keep my spirits up because I'm not used to the new environment and I have a lot on my mind 😁. The chrysanthemum is always to my liking and never disappoints 📣😊.
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アラジンThank you Jay & Nobby 😃. We are doing our best to cope with the changes right now, but we want to use it as an opportunity to evolve: ☺️ I certainly received your shout out 📣 from J&N 😊. I'll be working hard and doing my best to stay sober 😁.
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NabeshimaBlossoms Moon純米吟醸
家飲み部
90
アラジンOsaka's cherry blossoms were declared in bloom on March 30🌸. I decided to have a drink when the cherry blossoms bloomed 🍶. Nabeshima Blossoms Moon" is a junmai ginjo brewed from Hyogo's Tajima strong rice, which is suitable for sake brewing, with a 50% polished rice ratio. The appearance is clear crystal with no visible gas. The aroma is gorgeous, mild, and refreshing, with hints of ripe yellow pear, red apple, melon, banana, and ripe kiwi, and a hint of kamishinko. The fresh mouthfeel is stimulated by a gentle gassy sensation🫧. Fruity sweetness and light acidity, like that of pear Hosui, spread out, and the hint of fragrance is also fruity🫧. The presence of the acidity is evident as it spreads and then disappears. The aroma is fruity with a hint of flowers. The lingering finish is moderate and leaves an astringent taste on the tongue. The freshness of freshness, sweetness and acidity with a pinch of bitterness is irresistible. ☺️ I was in a good mood, tipsy and remembering the cherry blossoms on my commute to work, my mood was in full bloom🌸. Thank you for the food 🍶.
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ポンちゃんAladdin, good evening 🦉. It's a perfect drink for now 😻I can't go out to buy it so I'll read your review and feel like I've had it 😁.
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 The liquor store I stock Nabeshima had it, so I passed on it for a bit due to the fridge space issue... next time I visited they didn't have it 😨. I guess I'll buy the sake I want as soon as I find it 🤣.
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アラジンGood morning, Pon 😃. I haven't been able to buy & drink most of the spring sake this year, so I thought I'd at least have this one to go with the 🌸😄. I also missed out on buying it in February and gave up, but was lucky enough to get one when it was restocked in March 🍶☺️
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アラジンGood morning, Yasbay 😃. Personally, I think the most popular of the Nabeshima Moon series is Winter New Moon, followed by Blossom Moon! I often regret it too when it comes to a lifetime with alcohol 😌.
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遥瑛チチGood evening, Aladdin! You have just opened a bottle of sake that couldn't be more perfect to coincide with the declaration of the blooming of the cherry blossoms 🌸. It's a great cold sake, but it's also great at room temperature.
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アラジンGood morning, Haruei Chichi 😃. This is almost the only spring-like sake I could buy, so I personally opened a full bottle 🌸😊. I like cold sake and always drink it before the temperature returns, but I'll be patient and try room temperature as well 🍶.
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Okunokami機 仕込み八号 純米中取り 無調整生酒純米原酒生酒中取り
がじゅまる食堂
外飲み部
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アラジンDrinks at a work-related drinking party. I don't have any notes, and the photos are a bit of a mess, but I'll post some for the record 🍶. This is the last drink. The last one is one that I think I would like. It is "Okunokami Ki Junmai Nakadori Unadjusted Nama Shuzake" from Toshimaya Shuzo (Higashimurayama City, Tokyo). Higashimurayama City is famous as the hometown of the late Ken Shimura, and for us sake drinkers, it is 🦎. This sake is a mid-priced, unadjusted pure sake brewed with Hachitan-Nishiki from Hiroshima Prefecture, polished to 55% rice ratio. The aroma is unobtrusive, but good. The mouthfeel is smooth and fresh, with a hint of gas. It has a very refreshing rice sweetness and a beautifully voluptuous umami. From there, the refreshing acidity is accented by a subtle bitterness that finishes off the taste. It has a good sharpness and a short aftertaste. There is nothing special about it, but it is very tasty and does not linger. ☺️ A sake for everyday use 🍶. It was paired with a pork cutlet of ribeye with excellent meat quality and heat, and it was a good end to the day. Thank you for the meal 🍶.
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ポンちゃんHi Aladdin 🐦. Okinawan restaurant Sake repertoire is wonderful! The color of this pork cutlet is beautiful and looks delicious 😻I'm very happy with this menu due to my workplace 😁👍.
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アラジンHi Pon-chan 😃 This is the kind of restaurant you can expect to find here after being told "sorry we don't have much sake today." ☺️ The pork cutlet was badass with the sweetness of the fat 🐖😊. I'm having trouble buying sake because I drink a lot at work and my fridge is empty 😌.
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ジェイ&ノビィHi Aladdin 😃 We have a bottle of Yamoru's Nakadori Jyugo waiting for us 🤗I see from your review that this is one that would be perfect for when I'm wondering what to drink 🤔😊I'm looking forward to it 😁.
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 We have decided that the Tokyo representative for our family's second trip to Japan will be Yamoru-san as well and it is on standby in the fridge 😀. We will be drinking the Tokyo representative by the end of this week😇.
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アラジンGood evening, Jay & Nobby 😃. Yamori🦎 is delicious and I'm looking forward to the brewery's 13th brew: ☺️ I personally think Yamori is a good sake that won't disappoint you because it tastes just like you expect it to taste, in a good way!
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アラジンGood evening, Yasbaye 😃. I'm looking forward to Yamori😄I'm also looking forward to comparing the hard-to-find sake of Mr. Yasubeyes 😁. I haven't had Yamori at home yet, so I would like to taste it again at home at some point.
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Hosui高柿木 純米生原酒 無濾過中取り純米原酒生酒中取り無濾過
がじゅまる食堂
外飲み部
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アラジンDrinks at a work-related drinking party. I don't have any notes, and the photos are a bit of a mess, but I'll post some for the record 🍶. It's a Takakashiki Junmai Junmai Nama-shu, unfiltered, Nakadori from Hosui Shuzo (Tokushima Prefecture) 🍶. After drinking Hachibei, I was in the mood for a more umami-driven sake, so I chose this sake as one of the more umami-driven sake in the store's fridge. The label was a little hard to read because there were only a few bottles left. The aroma is like a junmai sake, with a hint of sweetness and a rice cake-like aroma. The taste starts with a fresh and gentle sweetness, followed by the robust umami of the rice, and finishes with a soft acidity. You can feel a pillar of umami throughout, but it is not too overbearing. ☺️ I had the Firefly Squid Bean Curd for the first time at this restaurant 😳. The spicy flavor of the firefly squid was well balanced by the tenderness of the silken tofu, and it was very tasty! (I regret forgetting to take a picture 😌) The kakishiki was a perfect complement to the firefly squid hot bean paste, and it went together so well that I drank it all up in no time 😊🍶. I wanted to warm it up, but it was the last 1 gong so it didn't happen 😢. I definitely want to try heated sake next time I have the chance 🍶.
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ジェイ&ノビィHi Aladdin 😃 I just had this at a prefectural party and it was so delicious that it really sinks in 🍶☺️ It sure looks good with heated sake 😋 and nansuka! Firefly Squid Bean Sprouts with Bean Sprouts ‼️ is definitely a good drink 🤗.
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ジャイヴHi Aladdin! I'm curious to know what kind of sake you usually have ✨. [I'd love to try the "Firefly Squid" with Bean Sprouts 😋!
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まつちよHi Aladdin 🌞. I was wondering if you were also a member of the Tochigi Prefectural Association 😆. I had cold sake too, but it still looks good heated 🍶🤔.
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ことりHi Aladdin 😊I'm glad to hear that you have the same lot of sake in Osaka and Tochigi, two places so far apart. I'm so happy to hear that the sake is from the same lot in Osaka and Tochigi 🥰...it's a pillar of flavor, not too overbearing 😉.
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アラジンHi Jay & Nobby 😃 Yes, I saw your check-in at Tochigi Prefectural Association and I wanted to post this drink and record post of this drinking session: ☺️ The Firefly Squid Mapo was a surprise but very popular and we had more 😋.
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アラジンHi Gyve 😃. The restaurant also had some other dishes such as Niimasa Viridian and Tasake Hyakushikan, so it looked promising ☺️ You might be able to reproduce it if you make it with less silken tofu and less bean curd 🤔, without overcooking the firefly squid 🤔.
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アラジンHello, Matsuchiyo 😃. I'm glad you were able to join the Tochigi Kenmin Kai from as far away as Osaka: ☺️ I think the robust flavor of the sake would have been even more pronounced if it were heated 🍶🤤.
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アラジンHi Kotori 😃 I guess this is another sake karma 😄It's really nice to be able to drink the same sake and be happy no matter how far apart we are 🍶. It was a delicious sake, with a rich flavor but without the classic hard-to-drink taste: ☺️
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Sakayahachibee伊勢錦 純米生原酒純米原酒生酒
がじゅまる食堂
外飲み部
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アラジンDrinks at a work-related drinking party. I don't have any notes, and the photos are a bit of a mess, but I'll post some for the record 🍶. Hachibei's Ise-Nishiki Junmai Namaizu. It is from Motosaka Sake Brewery (Mie Prefecture). This is probably the first time I've had Ise-Nishiki sake, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to order it. From this point on, the others were also attracted to sake, so we shared it in kataguchi & inokuchi form 🍶😊. Ise-Nishiki is an old sake rice that was selected from native varieties in Mie Prefecture in 1849 and started to spread in 1860. It seems to be the mother of Yamada-Nishiki. It disappeared for a time due to its tendency to fall down easily in long rods, but in 1991, Motosaka Sake Brewery revived its cultivation from seed hulls preserved in Mie Prefecture. Motosaka Sake Brewery has now expanded the cultivation of Ise-Nishiki to its own rice paddies, making it an iconic sake rice that expresses the local terroir. The aroma is understated, with a rice-like flavor that is typical of sake. The mouthfeel is smooth, with the sweetness of the rice and moderate acidity flowing through, while the umami is well perceived and finishes with a subtle complexity. It is perfect as a food sake and went well with carrot shiriririri and bitter gourd stir-fry. ☺️
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ヤスベェGood morning, Aladdin 😀 I see that you have been trying to get everyone to switch from shochu to sake, and are even trying to proselytize sake 🤣. I think it's more fun to share sake with everyone than to drink alone 😇.
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アラジンHi Yasbay 😃. I was able to reel you in safely after I went to the fridge by myself and happily drank sake while the others drank awamori 🍶. I enjoy drinking anything, but chatting over a sake cup is certainly something special 🍶.
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Sakuyabi純米吟醸 直汲み荒ばしり純米吟醸荒走り
がじゅまる食堂
外飲み部
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アラジンDrinks at a work-related drinking party. I don't have any notes, and the photos are a bit messy, but I had a lot of drinks, so it would be a waste not to go through them, so I'll just post a few for the record 🍶. The first sake is Sakiyami Junmai Ginjo Naokumi-Arabashiri (Takamusume Shuzo/Gunma Prefecture). I was attracted by the spring-like color of the label and decided to make it a starter 🌸. The Okinawan restaurant we were taken to: 🏝️ The restaurant had a great lineup of awamori and delicious food: ☺️ I looked at the menu and found a good variety of sake 😳. However, the owner apologized and said, "A group of people drank a lot of sake the other day, so we don't have many bottles left today 😌". I went to the fridge and chose from the sake that was left. It had a moderately mature ginjo aroma. The palate is still slightly stimulated by the gaseous sensation that is typical of direct pumping, and from the clear sweetness and umami, the acidity spreads gently, and from the mid-palate onward, the clear bitterness takes effect and finishes off. The roughness of the first pressing can only be felt in the bitterness, and it is a good sake with a sense of transparency and refinement typical of Miyamanishiki sake 🍶.
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ことりHi Aladdin 😊Okinawan food and sake sounds great 😋I've never had Sakiyami, even though it's in a neighboring prefecture, and I'm hoping one day to have it. I was in a group the other day... 🙄 Maybe some of them were members of Sake-no-wa 🤭.
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アラジンHi Kotori 😃 It was Japanese food with a focus on Okinawan cuisine, but there is no dish that doesn't go well with sake 🍶☺️ Indeed someone might have been here the day before 😁 Still, there was a good selection! I would recommend Sakiyami if you don't mind bitterness!
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Mansakunohana純米大吟醸 愛山酒純米大吟醸原酒生酒
家飲み部
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アラジンFireball straight brand name🔥☺️ Mansaku is a tree that blooms around February or March and heralds the arrival of spring in the satoyama early 😄. The appearance of this sake is clear crystal with gas bubbles popping on the boar's mouth. The aroma is richly fruity, with a sweet, refreshing ginjo aroma of mainly apple with a hint of melon. A slight gasiness, fruity sweetness, and cute sourness spread quickly, accented by bitterness. The sweetness and acidity spread out and then it goes straight to the end. As you drink more and more, you can taste a beautiful umami flavor. The aftertaste is long and lingering, and although it leaves a bitter aftertaste, it is not unpleasant and maintains its beauty. It has a refreshing yet pleasant aroma and a firm yet beautiful flavor that is very good 😊. On the second day of opening the bottle, the flavor is more intense, with deep sweetness and cuter acidity spreading out vividly with Jun. The bitterness spreads to the core of the umami and finishes with a bittersweet finish. It has a good sharpness and a moderate aftertaste. Very tasty. ☺️ The bitterness is a little tight, but I think it will be a hit with those who like bittersweetness. It is deep and dark, with a bright sweetness and acidity that is tightly capped by bitterness, and is a true "Aiyama sake" that gives a straightforward impression of the quality of Aiyama rice.
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ポンちゃんHi Aladdin 🐦. The label looks like The Love Mountain 😆 Looks sweet and delicious ❣️ I see you changed your icon now 😊👍
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 I've reserved a table for the upcoming chuin's Aizan drinking contest 😀. This sake was included in the lineup and I'm looking forward to drinking it now 😇.
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アラジンHi Pon 😃 The label and the sake inside looked like The Aizan! It had a good balance of sweetness, sourness and bitterness😊. As for the icon, the previous one was too harsh, so I changed it to a magic lamp 🧞.
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アラジンHello Yasube-san 😃 When I asked Mr. Kawada why he chose this sake, he said, "It's easy to tell it's an Aizan sake party with this!" 😁. I really think this sake is like a sample of Aizan's sake ☺️
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Abekan純米吟醸 亀の尾純米吟醸
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アラジンI had never had a brand of Ecru at a work-related drinking party, so I went with a brand I had never had before. For some reason, Abekan Junmai Ginjo Kame-no-o was more expensive than Ecru. I guess this is the first time for me to drink Abe-kan, because only Hiroshi Abe came up when I converted the name of the bottle. The Abekan Brewery was founded in 1716 in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture.
The brewery focuses on rice, mainly rice grown in Miyagi Prefecture, and takes time and care in carefully brewing sake with the goal of creating a sake that has the flavor of rice with a good aftertaste, a sake that can be enjoyed while eating food, and a sake that can complement the ingredients of the port city of Shiogama. The sake we had this time was a junmai ginjo brewed with 100% kame-no-o rice and polished to 55%. The aroma is a well-balanced, clear, and pleasant ginjo aroma with a light melon-like nuance of freshness. It goes in smoothly with a smooth texture, and the transparent rice sweetness glides across the palate and finishes with a beautiful umami and acidity that flows and finishes with a crispness. The impression is somehow classy and elegant. It is delicious. A model sake that enhances without interfering with the meal. ☺️ It went well with salmon carpaccio. I haven't had many sakes from Miyagi Prefecture, so I'll have to try some.
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ジャイヴGood morning, Aladdin! I was surprised to see "Niimasa Ecru" in the store, but I was curious to see what the more expensive sake was like 😁. The atmosphere of the restaurant and the food looks pretty good ✨.
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ヤスベェHi Aladdin 😀 I wonder what kind of sake is more expensive than ecru 🤣. Well, Niimasa is not that expensive if you can afford the regular price, but premium price is the norm 😅.
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アラジンHi Gyve 😃. That's why I think this is a store with very different pricing, because a little cheaper than ecru was Kawakame Tokusyu, the same was Kikuhime Junmai Kinzurugi, and the expensive ones were this Abekan and Banjo Kotobuki Yamahai Jun Daigin 😅.
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アラジンHi Yasbay 😃 I'm not sure about the criteria for pricing as well, since it looks like the above Maybe it's a strategy to make people who don't know much about it drink "Jun Daisho" or "Junmai Ginjo" at a higher price 🤔. But all the other customers ordered only ecru 😁.
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ポンちゃんHi Aladdin 🐦. Is this a store that is being offered at the regular price? Nice store 😊 Abekan I haven't bought this sake in the last 2 times I've wondered 😅I can't afford these specs but I'm attracted by the careful construction: ❣️
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ワカ太Hi Aladdin, Good evening 😃When I went back to my parents' house the other day, I heard that Abe-kan is now very popular in Kanto and hard to buy in my hometown Miyagi. I had to get my hands on it once I saw your review 😊.
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アラジンGood evening, Pon 😃. I thought the ecru was cheap, but the rest of the drinks were expensive 😌 but the food was good and so was the service😄. Abe Kankan, I've been wondering about it too, so I had a drink and it was a great decision: ☺️
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アラジンワカ太さん、こんばんは😃 なるほど、東京での人気を踏まえた値付けだったかもしれませんね🤔 確かに人気が出るのも分かる、スッキリめでハマる層が広そうな優等生みたいなお酒でした🍶
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