The alcohol content of sake generally ranges from 12 to 18 percent. But some types of sake can have an alcohol content as high as 45 percent.
Rice is the base ingredient in sake, and this drink goes through a fermentation process. The flavors range from fruity to woodsy and sweet to dry. The smell and acidity vary greatly among the different brands. Traditionally, sake is a warm beverage, but in modern times, people can find it both warm and cold. Lower quality sake is generally warm, while higher quality sake is generally cold. When sake is cold, it should not be ice cold but slightly chilled.