Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellowish color...smell is again of almond and alcohol...taste is severely overwhelmed by alcohol...
jake65 (2447) - 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
Fratto (2443) - 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!
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pours as clear as water. Creamy, grainy alcohol aroma. Some sweet candy as well. Soapy sweet flavor. Some alcohol burn. Kind of grainy too. Not really all that enjoyable.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This was the first sake I ever tried, and it almost turned me off to tasting any others. We met our friends for a sushi dinner and Jeff said we should order some sake. We had this both hot and cold. Either way, it smelled pretty bad - alcohol burn in the nose, especially when warmed. (In hindsight, I think the warmed was served too hot) The flavors were sweet, harsh and slightly metallic. I have no need to revisit this one when there are so many other sakes to taste. Turning the top into a little cup reminds me of serving a 40ozer in a paper bag!
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green hand grenade bottle. Pours crystal clear like water. Grainy floral aroma. Flavor is sweet rice with grains and light fruit with a alcohol burn finish.
TAR (2384) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colorless and crystal clear. White grapes, clean vaporous alcohol, starch, and waxed gum notes in the aroma. Soft, silky mouthfeel. Starts with cotton notes before the alcohol engulfs the palate and erases the subtle flavors. Faintly starchy, which makes the body seem chewy. Soft, abbreviated, powdery, unclean finish.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2004
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 I apologize in advance for all those about to read this.
This little bottle is sweet! I like it because Iíve wanted to rate a sake here to prove that I was complex and diverse but didnít want to spend $15 on a bottle of something that probably will taste like crap (Iíve tried a couple sakes before they were rated and found the very best or at least the most expensive to be only tolerable). But this bad boy rolled up on my block and now I get to rate a tiny little gimmick of a bottle for only three bones. In your face, RateBeer!
Whatís super-awesome is that it comes with itís own sake cup. Proper glassware included, beat that! Well, itís plastic but still and pleases me to no small extent.
Donít worry. Iím gonna rate this thing. Down the hatch!
The crazy thing about this is it looks clear in the bottle but when you pour it in the little white cup it has a slight yellow tint like urine when youíre starting to attack that second 15-pack of Blatz. Holy crap this smells bad! I mean legitimately awful. Like possibly this is a small plastic glass of dilute kerosene. Thereís some kind of something else too but I donít know what the hell it is. Itís sorta grassy. Whatever it is, closer inspection is making me wince.
Dare me to taste it!?
"Do it, dude! I bet yer chicken."
Iím no chicken! Iím goiní in!
Hey! Thatís not nearly as bad as I expected. Itís got an interesting oily texture along with a weird evaporative property. The taste is like the aroma only more pronounced and less like kerosene, which is good. I hate the way kerosene tastes. Itís kind of fruity but mild with an edge of some bizarre type of nut that doesnít exist in this hemisphere. The alcohol isnít all that bad but itís still there. Man, who knows whatís wrong with this world anymore?
Remember when everyone got all in a tizzy over how sake was being added to the site? Those conversations were boring as hell! All the anti-sake crowd would have needed to do was give some of this to the Most Reverend Josh Oakes and explained to him that having sake on the site would mean more people would try this tat. He never would of allowed it then with full knowledge of what he was unleashing on innocent people who want a sake rating on the cheap.
The upside is I have more sake than I could drink in a year and it only cost three bucks. How long will this keep in the fridge?
ilovedarkbeer (2139) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Garbage. Looks like a hand grenade and comes with a nice little sake cup that I did not use. Nose is medicinal and ricey and astringent. Taste is exactly the same with a nasty medicinal finish. This is a bad sake on every level. Acohol is very appearent, and the finish is gross.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Chilled. Little aroma. Very light yellow color. Like light, viscous ricey water. Pretty mediocre.