gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on June 13, 2015.
Bottle marked "15. 3" on the lower left.
Clear water like color, no head, thick legs on the glass wall. Sweet, pear, some alcohol, fresh scent. Sweet, alcohol, pear taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, no bitterness. Pleasant finish.
chris__hartley (349) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours clear with a slight greenish tint. The aroma has notes of: green apples, wet-dirt, and alcohol. The taste is light sweet that finishes dry and tart; there are notes of: apples, alcohol, and almond (finish). The palate is medium bodied, with a slight unpleasant astringency , oily, with a medium finish. Overall, it’s alright.
KyotoLefty (8135) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One cup can. Fruity, spicy, gingo-ka aroma, lots of fruit. Estery, sweet flavor with peaches, peppery and a bit hot from the alcohol. Tasty and light. A quality ginjo tasting and smelling just at it should.
dchmela (2889) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pour with hint of yellow. Light fruit aroma, pear melon and anise popping through. Taste is Anise, rice and yeast with touches of fruit. Good.
BMan1113VR (7911) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle listed as Dewazakura Oka Ginjo (15-16%). Pours with a clear, monotone body with some legs. Aroma of pear, melon and cherry, a bit of honey. Decently sweet, very fruit forward. Flavor is also sweet, with melon and then . . . what, half way through a sip, I get a strong "very cheap" vodka flavor (think sub $10 for a 1.75L cheap vodka taste). Alcohol is shockingly evident for how clean this smells and how good the first part of the sip tastes. A bit of nail polish and fusel. This alcohol character otherwise ruins a pleasantly fruit forward ginjo. I was thinking of picking up their daiginjo and sparkling, but might hold off after having this one.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler @ Lux Sushi Andersonville. Cherry Blossom? REally a nice Sake, Poured as all other sakes clear semi thick transparent wter looking annd cold. Smell is citrus, berries and alcohol. Anise taste and berries. Finish is a bit rough, probably the alcohol at 15%. pretty good.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste @ Ichiza, Las Vegas: Crystal clear color with good legs. The nose is bright with anise and herbal citrus notes. Mild impact and a sweeter pleasant taste due to the lower acidity. Very little alcohol notes and the anise smell lingers on well into the tail. Brief finish and a well rounded overall sake. I could drink this all day. A little dry in the distant tail, but it’s nice and makes you want more. I love it!
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, very very pale. Sweet, bright apple, pear, and plum and watermelon candies. Alcohol burn.
Kailunkat (8) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge melon and floral aroma. Very clean and light taste with subtle melon. Smooth and light. Would be great on a warm summer day.
Capa (2425) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear. Cantaloupe, sweet fruits, licorice, and a slight alcoholic tinge. Thick and smooth body. Intense sweet fruits, with a light, dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol is not nearly as noticeable as the 15+ percent would lead you to believe. Enjoyed this one, though I’m still learning sake.