Did you know that sake (rice wine) is really a beer?



Feb 10, 2013 8:37pm

Y'all are boring.


Feb 10, 2013 8:41pm

It's Korean sake?  You sure it's not soju?  The last time I got really wasted was on soju, which incidentally was the only time I've gotten drunk only on soju.  That shit is evil.  It goes down so easily.  I was hungover two days later.  It's best drunk in moderate amounts alongside beer rather than pounded alone.


Feb 10, 2013 8:51pm

Well, rice wine is better known amongst white westerners as sake. But yeah, sake is the Japanese word for virtually the same thing- fermented rice based beverage.


The one I got is a milky, sweet 6% ABV. Not TOO dangerous, unless you buy several bottles or one rather large one! The bottle I got is roughly the same size as a bomber of beer. Enough to give me a buzz. Shit's damn good, though. I was nomming on some cucumber slices with it- paired excellently.


Feb 10, 2013 8:54pm

The only real sake (meaning the only Japanese rice wine) I've had was a fruity/floral affair. I don't recall what it was called. But it was rather astringent, yet still, went down remarkably easily for being rather high in alcohol content, from what I recall (something like 18% ABV).


Feb 10, 2013 9:08pm

Sake and soju are definitely similar but not the same.  The soju I was referring to was also around 18% alcohol.  I like it, but I do prefer sake, which is usually lower in alcoholic content.  Unflavored, unfiltered, cold.


Feb 10, 2013 9:09pm

Avoid baijiu.


Feb 11, 2013 12:48am

First off, the korean stuff you had is makkori not sake. Similar but different. 

Also, no, sake is not beer. Beer is beer. 


Feb 11, 2013 2:41am

Megg0 is the stupidest. 


Feb 11, 2013 2:29pm

One time some guy I knew asked me to help him w/ his car, but he took some methadone pills or some sh*t. He said he thought it was morphine, but turned out it was methadone. Anyway, he was really out of it and annoying + not helping me w/ the car, so I had him go under and I just kept dropping sockets and pliers at him and stuff. It was pretty fun.


Feb 11, 2013 6:05pm

There should be Mexican Bean beer.

Beans aren't worth making anything else out of.

Besides, those Beaners will drink anything.


Feb 11, 2013 6:52pm

Youri, you truly have the ability to make me laugh out loud all by myself. Thanks for that. :)


Feb 11, 2013 9:07pm

If it's made with a grain (rice is a grain) it's technically a beer.


Feb 12, 2013 1:00am

They're really strict about what gets called beer in Japan. Even Hoegarden is not allowed to be sold as beer. It's like, bubbling alcoholic beverage. 


Feb 12, 2013 6:17am

I like cake.


Feb 12, 2013 11:26am

sake and soju aren't really that similar.

soju and shochu are similar.

sake is only similar to beer in that it is brewed.

"made with grain" does not equal beer.

scotch, bourbon, and rye whiskey are not beer.



Feb 12, 2013 9:14pm

Nobody's talking about soju ya dumbass. She obviously had makkori, like I said. Makkori is quite similar to sake, particularly nigori-zake


Feb 12, 2013 9:21pm

I brought up soju, but to be fair, OP's saying sake pretty much confused things from the outset.


Feb 13, 2013 1:41am

It didn't confuse anything. She said she drank something sweet and milky. Does that sound like soju to you? No. Get with the fucking program. 


Feb 13, 2013 4:26am

books was. 

i like you and all, but every so often you could stand to shut your obnoxious mouth.


Feb 13, 2013 11:02am

You're stupid. 

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