maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a super-light almost white color with a very small head. Faint notes of apple in the smell, but it’s not strong. Taste is very light and almost sour - barely any apple in it at all. Not a fan.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an average cloudy yellow with a nose of ricey plumb wine with light pear and apple. Flavor is apple, sweetened rice, and light grain. Average mouthfeel. Interesting.
BVery (5614) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy light yellow pour. Pretty bland - not a lot of tart, sour, or really any distinguishing element. Not bad, just dull.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Cho -Tokkyu
Date: June 23, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy yellow, scant head
Aroma: sweet winey aroma, apples, touch of wild yeast
Flavor: sweet apple flavor, light mustyness, drying earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ingredients: ...Natural Apple Essence.
Bottle from Charles St. Liquors in Mass.
Swirled per directions. Hazy, very pale, gold body.
Smells of pears, candy, & cooked grain. Fermented fruitiness.
Tastes like white table wine. Lemon. Calcified texture. Faint, powdered sugar sweetness. Moderately high acidity, not much tartness. Carbonation is fleeting.
Reviews seem to suggest that this one has a very short(or at least inconsistent) shelf life.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Weird, smells more like a pear (soured) than an apple. Very cloudy white. Strange - not sweet at all, but not good either. It’s almost like a water-down Screwdriver in a way. Not what I expected in a bad way.
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at Drowland’s Tasting 7/7: very cloudy, milky yellow. aroma of light apple and rice. light apple taste but not very tart, milky feel full mouth feel. drinkable but not very flavorful. I had higher hopes for this cider but over all not bad.
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoy Crispin’s Artisanal Reserve line, however this Cho-Tokkyu was disappointing. I am a fan of Sake, and the flavors that Sake Yeast impart, but the residual sugar is just too high and the sweetness overpowers any complexity the Sake Yeast could have added.
Appearance: pale, hazy
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness
Palate: medium body, lively
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/8/12. 22oz bottle shared by stevencon at my going away party! Slightly hazy golden pour without much head. Fruity apple aroma with a bit of yeast in there. Apple in the flavor with more yeast and just a touch of sourness. Not bad.
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party. Murky light gold pour, not much of a head. Fruity Pebble like aroma. Flavor has some Granny Smith notes, some funky sourness that grows on you - must be the sake yeast. Thick enough mouthfeel.