3fourths (8800) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
has a slight yellow coloration; still body. peach and pear esters in the nose with mild perfume / flowers. moderately smooth texture with mild acid. alcohol seems masked better than other sakes of the night. mild cream / milk / rice flavor with a creamy texture. snappy bite of alcohol in the finish. enjoyable.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to the Sushi Bar! Pours a mostly clear color. A rich aroma of pear, grains, earthy dust, some floral component. Very dry, almost sucks out the water in your mouth. A huge flavor if old dusty pears and apples, some vanilla perhaps. Akin to a well made apple cider. Enjoyable.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Bottle at home ... HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to TimE ... My first actual Sake rating ... clear ... light jasmin nose ... clean ... intence ... light sweet ... light coconut ... and some other nuttyness ... really nice ... but what this has clearly shown is i dont have the any idea of how to describe sake... May i also say i enjoyed this all the more knowing its only had 9 ratings and all of the from RBSG07
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBSG 07 Minneapolis: Clear, thick legs, nose of sweet plum and grape, ripe melon and very light alcohol. Subtle peach and no koji or rice notes. Super clean, no butteriness, clean, fresh and explosively tasty. A truly beautiful sake. The favor is semi-sweet, light coconut and a touch of alcohol to remind you you’re still drinking an alcoholic beverage.
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only o’Sake sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting. Supplied by BückDich, this sake pours a clear wine body with no bubbles or particles. VIscosity test (alcohol) has deep legs after spinning hte beverage. Aroma of honeydew mellons, pepper, and sweetened rice. Taste is high alcoholic, semi-sweet and a nice watermellon aftertaste.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting - Aquafina clear and still. Nose held notes of melon, florals, and honeysuckle. Sweet honey rice flavor with ripe melon and florals form start to finish. ABV is well hidden. Thin, yet slick and smooth. Not a huge sake fan, but I know a good one when I have it. Thanks for sharing Jordan...
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... RBSG 07...Crystal clear and colorless. According to previous ratings, it has nice legs, but I have no idea what that means. I couldn’t find it in the RB glossary of terms so someone might want to add that one. As I was saying, it basically looks like water. My nose is pulling tons of fennel from the glass; very pleasant. The flavor is sweet and the body is light with a watery mouthfeel. Despite that sweet, watery nature, this baby totally dries out by the time I’m ready for another sip. That’s a good thing in my book, but in the world of sake? It works for me nonetheless. Overall, I enjoyed it, but not as much as previous raters. It’s fairly highly rated and probably expensive. What else can be said? Kudos to BückDich for supplying the bottle. Although I really don’t know what I just consumed, it surely furthered my experience, knowledge and expectations regarding this ancient style of brew.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(RBSG07, bottle) Looks like water, but has nice legs. Aroma is medium sweet, alcohol, light plum. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, light perfume, orange. Some alcohol, but not offensive. Medium body.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007: Bottle thanks to Jordan: Poured clear with some nice legs. Aroma, rice, some fruity notes in the back ground. Flavor, rice, fruits, some sweetness, spice, I never would have guessed it at 15%. I’m not much of a sake drinker but this was pretty solid.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Almost no color on this sake. Subtle rice scent with a smooth sweet rice taste.