a_cross (593) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first ever sake; pale greenish gold; aroma is an odd mix of white port, fino sherry, peaty whisky and rhubarb; taste also reminds me dry sherry; it’s very boozy; some cidery apples in there too; mushroom is the surprise flavour; completely new, unexpected flavours and a very enjoyable change from the usual.
tommann (2600) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle. Pours very pale gold with no head. Aroma is corn, oil, rice and alcohol. Taste has lemon and rice with alcohol on the finish. Touch of coconut. Oily mouthfeel.
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample@Braukunst Live München 02/2014, thanks to the samurai from Plzen for this one, sampling faster than their stumbling shadows...Pours clean, cleanly distilled acidity with no alcohol sting and a pleasant plum perfume.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr fruchtiger Antrunk ohne alkoholischen Einfluss. Vollmundig säuerlich fruchtig, weich, hell, gut! 12/12/12/12//12
Countbeer (4301) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Thanks Papsø: Bottle: Served cold in an Ochoko: Batch 004:
Clear light yellow pour and a clear yellow colored Sake in my Ochoko.
Aroma is a quite nice mix of rice, spiritus, vinous, yeast, dust, a hint of something fruity like apples, orange and berries and a sprinkle of creamy nail polish remover (first time something like nail polish remover smells nice).
Flavours of rice, spices, yeast, warmth, dust, apples, grains, hints of molasses, alcohol, lemon and honey.
Aftertaste has rice, dust, warmth, yeast and some fruit like apples.
No carbo, soft oily mouthfeel (which becomes spicier at time), medium to full body and an oily texture.
Nice Sake! One of the better Sakes I have tasted and it’s made by Nøgne Ø, what a fun!
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Clear, grape/watery liquid. Aroma of rice, mushroom, pear and grain. Taste is dry with notes of pear, rice and grain. Light to medium bodied. Nice. Well hidden alcohol.
jookos (1911) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample@SBWF: Clear pale. Quite an intensive nose with more of a citric / apple- nose. Body is dry, a bit acidic, very enjoyable. I like the balance and intensity of the finish and aromas in this one.
SirLimpsalot (2058) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whiskey 2012: En jästig, skogsaktig doft. Ganska spritig men med mycket söt kola, kanske lite papp.
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at SBWF 2012, Master Class with Kjetil Jikiun.
Clear very light yellow with no head. Taste of nuts, mushrooms, rice and some alcohol. Also notes of pepper. An interesting one with a rather big body.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head. Clear very pale yellow body. Fruity musty spicy aroma with earthy notes. Sweet apple and earth taste with strong spicy alcoholic notes. Mid-bodied. Hot, soft, flat mouthfeel. Sweetish and faintly acidic spicy mineraly apple aftertaste with earthy eggs notes. Nice, fairly drinkable, but a bit flat and musty. (0.35l bottle, wine monopoly Vika, Oslo.)