GoufCustom (931) - HONG KONG - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
180 ml bottle with free plastic ochoko as “Gekkeikan Cap Ace Saké” bought at ParkN’Shop’s promotion booth at Spot in Sheung Shui during Pre-Lunar New Year promotion.
Clear and colourless; Quite fragrant aroma of glutinous rice wine, with pear puree, floral nectar, sugar, ester, strong alcohol and thick sweet rice soup; Mid to light sweet taste of rice wine, with mid to strong tartness, strong pear flesh, floral, light sugar, strong warming alcohol and light liquorices; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is watery at first, but the mashed pear flesh and strong booze hit you very quickly and surprisingly, quite comfortably. Strong flowery backgroung throughout, the pear ester is perhaps one of the strongest and very fleshy I’ve had among sakes, and the 15.5% rice booze neither sharp nor offensive. Quite easy and comfy for the style. Moderate liquorices-like bitterness give it a good jump for the finish. Good!...Wet after taste; Quite easy, sweet and bitter to mouth.
Comments: Thought this one is just another cheapo Futsu-shu, it turns out to be easily drinkable, with exciting peary esters, quite tasty booze, just-right sweetness and good bitterness. A decent surprise.
sunevdj (3310) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kumamoto hotel. Pours a clear slightly off-white colour. Sweet with a light dryness. Light aromas of vanilla and apple juice. Hints of all-sorts licorice. Light bodied. Dry and sweet finish.
alexsdad06 (6293) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
180 ml bottle sampled while eating sushi from notes. Pours the slightest yellow almost clear with no head. The aroma and flavor had floral notes, booze, light citrus, booze, earthy rice and booze. One of my first attempts at sake and right now I’m not a fan.
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
0.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A- Green apples, sweet, alcohol.
A- Clear color, clear liquid, no head.
T- Alcohol, white wine.
P- Light body, average texture, low carbonation, strong finish.
O- The alcohol is very present. Tastes like a white wine and not much else. Not a very good sake in my opinion.
czlowiekwiadro (281) - POLAND - JUN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
słodki, estrowy, lekko wiśniowy zapach z wyraźnym alkoholem. kolor lekko posłodzonej wody. w smaku słodko, lekkie wiśnie, śliwki. dość gładka i przyjemna choć alkohol grzeje w przełyk.
77ships (4551) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hope that I am rating the correct sake here since text on the label of my glass cup is in Japanese only. 100 ml. procured from Sun Wah in Antwerp. Packaging is pretty much the strangest I have seen so far for any alcoholic beverage. Clear glass cup that looks like the glassware in which some yoghurts are sold, aluminium lid with a plastic hand grenade / soft drink pin allowing you to pull off the lid. Cover mentions 08.2012 but no idea whether that is bottling date or BBF. Chilled only slightly. Drank straight from the glass cup which is the intend I assume. Clear slightly very, very faintly yellowish (might be the background) vodka-like liquid. Nose is mildly floral, sake yeast, sweetish herbs, decent floral sake yeast note, faint alcohol. Taste is sweetish, simple, floral yeast, soft white rice, strong sake yeast, slightly sugary, lots of floral notes, faint wild herbs, touch lemon grass, hint watery, finish is boozy but not overly heavy. Warming. Slightly oily, touch watery. I would say that this is indeed lower tier as far as sake goes & pretty simple but it was pretty enjoyable still. Not too bad. The price did feel way too high for what it is.
andrepintado (1677) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
180mL glass bottle with plastic cup, as Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace. Color is clear yellowish. Aroma is grainy, rice, alcohol and yeast. Body is oily.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear with a faint straw hue like a cider. Nose is pleasantly citrus forward with orange rind and sweetness around it, but still primarily smells like a floral booze. Flavor is crisp yet hard-hitting with a mighty booze wallop, but without that off-rice finish or oddness. Boozy floral tones with a little citric acid and a mild sweetness throughout. It does have that odd earthy rice like quality about it, but it’s by far the best sake Ive ever had. Bonus points: comes in the most adorable squatty short 6oz glass bottle, with a plastic shot glass attached at the head.
ScipioA (353) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent little container of sake, packaged in an egg-sized microwavable glass container. Clear and indistinguishable from water. Boozy aromas and flavors, not much else happening here.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
180mL glass bottle with plastic cup as a hat, as Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace, a common table sake, though not necessarily a good one. Screw cap. Alcoholic nose, some mild fruit, some rice, floral. Crystal clear with no head. Lightly sweet taste but lasting, mildly floral, burns a bit on the way down but only in the throat and the alcohol isn’t utterly raw; the watery-light body actually somewhat smooth, not utterly flat. Fruit is actually a really pleasant melon. I don’t have much experience with sake, so the frame of reference is absolutely pure hedonism, and there’s a good deal of success there. On the whole, goes down really easily, and I’d absolutely buy it again at this price ($3.99 iirc).