jredmond (5250) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sake Cup Bottle shared with during some Twin Peaks. Pours a clear body with a light tint and no head or lacing. Aroma is rice, sweet apples, melons and yeast. Mouthfeel is a bit boozy, with notes of sweet melon and yeast in the back. A touch too hot for my personal preference, but still a good sake.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool little cup. Pours clear with the faintest tinge of yellow. Spicy sake yeast, warm melon and a soft bit of fruit. Slightly oily mouthfeel, smooth rice leading into a bit of isopropyl. Finishes warm and slightly boozy with some lingering koji and yeast.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
180mL pop top cup/bottle, $7.99 at Astor Wines. Honeydew/melon nose with some light boiled rice in the backend. Off-clear with a slight yellow tinge, good legs. Flavor continues fairly soft and delicate with the aforementioned flavors, and turns to a bit of granny smith type element, but isn’t sour at all.This follows into a slightly warming alcohol finish, which was semi-dry. Low bitterness. After a few seconds the alcohol really heats up down in my stomach and in my lower esophagus. Medium body. Not too bad--fairly subtle, actually.