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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Naturally fermented with authentic Sake yeast using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, with no added malt, spirit, or grape alcohol. A racy, high-speed cider that remains crisp and well balanced. Cloudy and straw colored with an exotic polished complexity. Cho-tokkyu is clean, vibrant with an authentic dry sake nish and a distinctive apple backbone. Cho-tokkyu Artisanal Reserve cloudy hard cider is unfitered and uses racked apple wine smoothed with pure organic, gluten free, rice syrup. No added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. Best served cool to cold. As with all our Artisanal Reserves, give a full bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse unfiltered apple-wine sediment evenly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from Warehouse Wine and Spirits in Spring Hill. Pours a hazy light yellow color with an ephemeral white head. Nose is some tart apple and some light pear with notes of rice. Flavor follows- some mild tart apple, a bit watery and hints of the sake yeast. Interesting, but a bit more one-dimensional than I thought.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (8186) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light yellow pour. Pretty bland - not a lot of tart, sour, or really any distinguishing element. Not bad, just dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Cho -Tokkyu
Date: June 23, 2012
Mode: Bottle
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
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (514) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_511 (157) - - JUL 9, 2012
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. Aroma: floral Appearance: pale, hazy Taste: heavy cloying sweetness Palate: medium body, lively

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
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.

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