Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 30 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Clear, slightly yellowish. Soft, clean yet almost fruity rice aroma. Medium body with sweetish and sophisticated fruit accents.Warming alcohol in the finish. 290509
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks !! Clear watery yellow - no head. Fish, acid, vinegar, salty, freshness, nice sharpness, light wood notes, light licorice. Lovely.
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The pale color has a light yellow shade. Alcoholic aroma, nuts, bark, lightly flowery. Sweetish, very strong, with a flowery touch and very light fruity touch, light liquorice.
yespr (33714) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and pale yellow with a fully/never there head. Dry wooden and rice aroma. Light peachy aroma. Vague liqourice like touch. Dry and rice flavoured with a lasting vague liqourice note.
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.72 litre bottle bought at the brewery in Kyoto. Pale straw colour. Mild, slightly sweet and yeasty aroma. Peppery flavours, with some dark fruit, very warming alcohol, bready yeastiness. More powerful in the mouth. Cloying mouthfeel, hints of graininess. Nice complexity, starts soft, but soon shows a tougher side.
tomer (1956) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.72L bottle with 16% labeled as "Junmai Dai-ginjyo Gekkeikan", so i really hope this is the right sake, any other thoughts will be wellcome. Served chilled.
Uniform light yellow colour, aroma of rice, light sweetness and an alcoholic presence which is not to strong. Pleasant sweetish aftertaste.
Doesn’t feel like an overly complex sake but still a mellow and enjoyable sake which goes well with sushi and makes a great match with pickled ginger.
maurimama (2) - Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2009 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Fruity tones but too boozy for us. There was a hint of sweet tart flavor which was nice but overall, too sharp.
patrick767 (3708) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently available on American airline flights into/out of Tokyo - Served chilled. There’s a light aroma with faint rice and a little alcohol. The flavor is also mild with light sweetness and rice. It’s very smooth and goes down easily. To be honest I don’t know enough about sake to rate it competently, but this one was enjoyable.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a Sake Flight at Fuji Jade Garden, State College, PA. This was interesting. Aroma carried a lightly phenolic or ester profile, as if in a Belgian yeast sense. Pours clear. In the mouth, this becomes more distinct, with some minerals, peppery notes, lemon rind and brandy-like mature fruit. This is all veiled by a heavy sugar content. This is dense and strong. Finishes on plum ripeness.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (January 2008), consumed a few minutes out of the fridge from a White Wintery Winery glass. Quite clear, with a faint yellowish oily tinge, still, with rather thick and slow-running legs....pineapple-vanilla-ricey aroma is lightly doughy, somewhat strongly alcoholic right out of the bottle but smoothes and softens after a couple of minutes....body is fruity yet dry, rather mineralic from midpalate on; reminiscent of some of the drier, harder Rieslings I’ve had....a bit thick and syrupy in the mouth; the alcoholic and mineralic qualities at the finish are a bit too harsh....my first Daiginjo, and I am not terribly impressed, though I realize that this large commercial brewery probably isn’t the best source for such a thing....