chris__hartley (276) - 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 (6739) - 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 (2685) - 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 (7874) - 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 (1853) - 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 (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - 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.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear. Loads of Honeydew and Black licorice in the nose, quite fragrant indeed! Smooth up front, mild licorice flavors giving way to melon and alcohol flavor, like a spiked melon at a country picnic. The combination of a light body and fruity frangrance let you know that this is a Ginjo, not a Junmai-Ginjo. This obviously has some added ethanol.