magsinva (600) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg - 0/3 on the saki front. Served cold, pours clear water with a floral meaty thing going on. Taste made me do my skunky beer face. Nuff said.
DiarmaidBHK (2274) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle from Wegmanís Leesburg. Pours clear with no head. Smells like ass. Tastes like shit. Iíve been told the face I made while drinking this was similar to the face you make when youíre kicked in the nuts. Pass!
jake65 (2316) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
While I canít say this is the first sake Iíve tried, this is the first one Iíve tried to rate. Small bottle (180ml) with a white plastic cup that I almost threw away before realizing what the intent was. Very clear liquid, just a light champagne tint. I smell a musty blend of chardonnay, vinegar, and alcohol... uh oh, getting aprehensive about this first sip. After taking a couple small sips, I am intrigued by the softness, yet still dry impact to my senses. Not much of a íflavorí at all, but the taste is more what one would expect after having half a dozen ice cubes melt in it first - watery. The alcohol is hidden by this watered-down effect, but still prevails. There has got to be a better way to spend 4.99
b3shine (2232) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
180 ml bottle (heated) to snifter. Looks decent; clear and still. Smells of moonshine, vodka, and fermented rice. Tastes like it smells, but gentler. Average on the palate. Better than I expected.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
íbout as elegant
as a baboon in dawnís haze
(From cute 180mL glass bottle with plastic cup, As Sake Gekkeikan Cap-Ace @ home)
Chudwick (1082) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6.1oz bottle -pours like water. Nose is moonshine and boozy. Flavor is faint moonshine with water. Light sweetness. Light burning sensation down the pipes. If it were four times stronger, I could dig it.
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I donít know sake at all...but this has been in my fridge for years and I appreciate all things fermented. This is horrible. I had a friend pour this cap-shot for me in semi traditional custom. This was horrible. Shooting (if not sipping) something 3x, 4x, 5x is no problem, but this was absolutely horrible. Is it a bad beverage..who knows. also, I hate when dumb-@sses rate beverages that I love, so all due respect. I truly hated this. And for a fermented rice based beverage, this should be in the realm that my tastebuds can understand. all due respect. - and now I sound like Iím from New Jersey. I felt that this was horrible but am not a valid judge. As is the interenets.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In the wake of tornadoes,
My old Suburban and I
Make our way to a Whole Foods
When a sake caught my eye!
A rating of the sake,
By itself, as a single rate
Is not significant in point,
But I dare not tempt wrath of fate.
This will be my second sake.
This can only broaden my palate
A fairly new venture for me,
ĎCause, fuck you, I have a palate.
The bottle is small and cute,
A plastic lid covers the twist cap.
Iím not sure as to why.
It closes both ways, like a snap.
Poured into Jester King Snifter
I can make out nothing but water.
There is no head to speak of.
Perhaps I should drink this hotter?
With a stink in my eye and nose,
I inhale more deeply.
Greeted by fruit and pine needles,
Then the alcohol comes swiftly.
The taste is not so pleasant.
It is hot without much more.
Maybe some rice flavors here,
But thereís alcohol galore.
The finish lingers a while
Like a bad dream of sorts.
The whole, long experience
I liken to wearing jorts.
Another tick for me.
A tickerís life can expect
So many many drinks to be had
Some are not so abject.
Then again, it would be
That this was not so rough,
Iím just feeling dramatic,
So I will finish with a huff!
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A little tough to get down. It was convenient with the cup-lid. Watery alcohol without much complexity or flavor. Pretty much what you would expect in this price and presentation.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cute little bottle which I guess would be great to sneak into your bento. Pours clear, water like, though there is just enough viscosity that it doesnít look like water when swirled about. Soft sweet rice on the nose, not the most elegant of sake aromas, but this is clearly not the most elegant of sake. Thatís fine. Slightly sweet, bracing alcohol comes quickly, definitely boozy. Hot on the finish, a little more sweet sticky rice. Not great, not terrible though. Probably a bit better than the average ratings would suggest. Cheap serviceable sake. Worth a couple bucks for the novelty.