annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple and cinnamon in the aroma, vaguely reminiscent of breakfast cereal. Appearance is Fresca without the carbonation. For me, taste is more cider than sake (and I disagree with most of the other reviewers here). Pleasant enough if you’re in the mood for a change of pace, but nothing extraordinary.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed golden cider with aroma of tart apples, light mineral notes, light Brett, pleasant. In mouth, a light sweet apple pulp with light lemony notes, watery bodied, so-so.
hopbag (157) - - JUN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting cider. A little drier than usual. Soft on the palate and smooth. Would try again as a variation but not something I’d seek out.
GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bomber into a glass -- Not much to look at or smell. The flavor is very delicate with a very pleasant smooth constant presence. Delicate and bubbly.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a hot mess. Thin, dry and nearly tasteless. Some notes of apple and rice crisps.
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a minimal head that diminished slowly with little lacing. Medium floral apple and yeast aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium apple flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable cider.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale straw pour. Even lighter perhaps with effervescent bubbles.
Aroma is tart green apple.
Cleanness on the front of the palate, green apple, white grape, sweet nutty grain Flavour through middle. Been a long time since I've had a glass of sake, though the finish here has something vaguely reminiscent of melon, rice and alc.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
weihenweizen (2947) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a white wine glass. Pours hazy super pale with no head. Aroma is really light apple, medium body, medium carbonation, and really soft. Taste is light apple. Too plain.
Chudwick (2734) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl - pours like pastis served right, minus the ice cube. Nose is rice and apples. I feel like I’m getting on a roller that is just too new for my sense of security: this might completely suck... I might add the smell of bamboo shoots or water chestnuts. Retains the corporeal qualities of a cider: effervescence and a stickiness in the back of the throat. I just now realized I failed to "give a full bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse unfiltered apple-wine sediment evenly." IDIOT! Flat finish. More complex than a sake.
574deadzone (1352) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very pale cloudy gold. Crisp apple aroma with some light yeasty funk and dusty dough notes. Lightly sweet with quite a bit of tartness. Lighter-medium body, fairly active carb, with a tart and dry yeasty finish. I enjoyed this, particularly for its dryness. The rice syrup didn’t make an impression on me.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle that was a gift from DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a very pale, very hazy straw color with a tiny head that vanishes instantly. Notes of fresh apples, rice and other dry grains. Tons of yeast in the aroma. Not unlike a Berliner in color and dryness and some of the notes I pick up on. Light-bodied, with minimal carbonation. Really unique. Fun to try.