Sake is one of the traditional Japanese alcoholic drinks obtained by fermenting wort based on rice and steamed rice malt. In Japan it is called the word nihonshu (я 酒 酒), in everyday life, the words sake (酒 酒) or o-sake (お お) mean any type of alcoholic beverage, and it is included in other languages in this form. Sake is a national Japanese alcoholic beverage, the taste of which may include sherry and pleasantly bitter tones, notes of grapes, apples and bananas. In the best varieties of sake, there is a taste of ripened cheese, soy sauce and fresh mushrooms. Color from transparent (colorless) to greenish-lemon and yellowish-amber.