Nocturne (934) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle. Pale gold pour, zero head. Aroma is like funkier white wine with an acidic vinegar edge and a sweeter side that calls to mind white chocolate. Dry taste with a similar white grape and currant flavour. Slight burn but pretty easy to drink. Has definitely got me intrigued about sake.
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pout at the wonderful nogne o stall at braukunst live 2014 in munich. clear yellow, slightly chalky; slightly musty aroma with some peach wine and pressed flowers; subtle yet complex, rosewater, raw longgrain rice. delicious
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0.350l at home, Nivala. Batch #020. Bottled 03.05.2013. Colour is clear pale with no head. Aromas and flavors: Sweetness, fruits, citrus and alcohol. First sake review.
danlo (1395) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, no head just afew bubbles, and aroma of rice, booze, earthy. Taste is rice, sweet dried fruits, caramel, wood, straw, grassy boozy, plus slight citrus notes. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, drying boozy finish. Quite sippable.
ClubGonzo (4375) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Near-clear pale yellow body. Aroma is baker’s yeast, rice, maize, minerals, dried herbs, hints of alcohol and mild woody tones. Taste is wood, raisins, port wine-like sweet notes, alcohol and hints of apple peel, nuts and straw. Complex and nice, a very pleasant sake.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
06.11.2014, 0,375l bottle (batch #4) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Straw colored, slightly unclear. Aroma is slightly dry, wood, hay, alcohol, fermented rice, grass, caramel. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, wood, grass, caramel, apple skin, hay, alcohol, fermented rice, citrus. Slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice.
06.11.2014, 0,375l bottle (batch #20) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Very light straw colored, completely clear. Aroma is mild and slightly dry boozy, hay, alcohol, minerals, fermented rice, wood. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, minerals, hay, wet grass, alcohol, wood, citrus, yeast. Slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.
The new and old batch is very different. I would never have guessed this was the same if I din’t already know it...
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Nordic Brew 2014, Fredrikshavn, Denmark. Pale yellow, no head. Lovely fruity sweet aroma, apples, minerals, caramel. Apple flavor, minerals, fruity, caramel, alcohol is there, but still well hidden. A nice surprise.
RickFifty (532) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light straw color, no head. Grass and fruity nose with notes of melon and apples, minerals, alcohol, rice, cellar. Sweet fruity taste, peach, grass, well balanced. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation.
abemorsten (3014) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler from bottle at the Malt & Humle tent, Gladmatfestivalen 2014. Clear straw golden body with no head. Pear and fusel notes on the nose. Fruity and alco warm. One of the best sake I’ve had so far.
arsol (689) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lys gul farge. Lukter syrlig, gjær og eple/pære. Godt syrlig i smak og ettersmak. Har ikke smakt mange saker, men denne synes jeg absolutt er den beste.