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Sake (Japanese Wine)

Shwa

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
So about two weeks ago I had my first bottle of Sake while I was eating with my go worker at a sushi restaurant. It was called "Killer Piranha" in Downtown Fort Worth. Now I have to say my first sake experience wasn't the best, I ordered a bottle and asked for Raspberry and Black Cherry flavored (thinking it would taste delicious). It was like taking a shot of straight up vodka with every sip, I couldn't finish the last 1/4th of the bottle, but man it was horrible, but I paid 9$ for it, might as well try to enjoy it with sushi.

What I did like about drinking Sake was the warm feeling it had, it was something new to me (like drinking a Hot Irish Cream Coffee with alcohol or even Hot Chocolate). I liked how it went down and kept ya warm as well, but besides that, next time I'll go for a different flavor.

Have any of y'all partook in drinking Sake at a restaurant or at home? How was your first experience with it? Do you drink it often?

~Shwa
 

Dabs

Registered Member
I have never tasted this wine Shwa. I'm not much of an alcohol person, but I occasionally do like a glass of wine, but it's rare. And I haven't been subjected to many different varieties either, just your basic cheap ass wines.
 

Major

4 legs good 2 legs bad
V.I.P.
I had one small glass of it at a friend's house a few years ago and didn't care for it at all. I agree that it was like sipping straight vodka, if not worse. It's definitely not similar to wine at all. Seems like more of a rice-based liquor to me.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
omg omg, haha (hyper much)

Ever since I've tasted flavoured sake last summer, I'm a big fan. We got lychee ones from Bevmo. When I went to the Jap restos though they only had unflavored and they tasted icky to me. One was even thick and white, er it kinda reminds me of... *censored*.

Anyway going back to the good flavored one, it does give you a warm feeling. I really like it. It's a while when it gives you a buzz but it does hit you almost suddenly... even so, the buzz is enjoyable.
 

Shwa

Well-Known Member
V.I.P.
I had one small glass of it at a friend's house a few years ago and didn't care for it at all. I agree that it was like sipping straight vodka, if not worse. It's definitely not similar to wine at all. Seems like more of a rice-based liquor to me.
Yeah originally I thought it was a type of warm beer, but then found out its a rice based wine...hella strong for sure. Next time I do try it I'll try to go with something not full of flavor, and then maybe next time I can actually finish the bottle in one setting.

ysabel

Anyway going back to the good flavored one, it does give you a warm feeling. I really like it. It's a while when it gives you a buzz but it does hit you almost suddenly... even so, the buzz is enjoyable.
I did feel a small buzz but honestly it was nothing like other drinks I've had (liquor or alcohol). But not gonna lie, there was a buzz none the less.

~Shwa
 

Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
I've had it before; while it did seem very strong to me, I wouldn't describe it as seeming like sipping on Vodka.

I'd definitely like to try it again, wouldn't mind a flavor. More than any flavor I just want to try warm Sake.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
I did feel a small buzz but honestly it was nothing like other drinks I've had (liquor or alcohol). But not gonna lie, there was a buzz none the less.

~Shwa
I found it so smooth that you almost don't expect any buzz until you get it, lol. You should buy a bottle of flavoured one, chill it, and bring it to the airport this Saturday! :)
 

Millz

Better Call Saul
Staff member
V.I.P.
The only time I've had sake was at a hibachi restaurant when they would shoot it into my mouth for a period of time as the cook slowly pulled away...pretty cool, haha.

It was a watered down version though so it's hard for me to say one way or another. Seemed pretty good though.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I don't care for Sake at all. I wanted to like it but it reminded me of rubbing alcohol. When I go out for sushi, I drink plum wine. Sake = beurky.
 

Dabs

Registered Member
If Sake is mostly served with sushi, then that's a reason I will most likely never try it. I don't eat sushi. I was thinking this Sake (Japanese Wine) was like any other wine, pour it into a glass and drink.
 
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