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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
annunz123 (871) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2013
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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopbag (104) - - JUN 29, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (437) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2305) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
This is a hot mess. Thin, dry and nearly tasteless. Some notes of apple and rice crisps.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10950) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1955) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
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

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen (1819) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2174) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1067) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6665) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2013
hybrid drink are awesome. foggier and foggier white color as it pours with plenty of yeast which i make sure to add in. Aromas are common cider tartness but also a rice grain element. Ester fullness and sweetness. Finishes with a little dryness and twinge of tart int he end.


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