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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41   EST. CALORIES: 438   ABV: 14.6%
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Gekkeikan means "laurel-wreath crown". This versatile sake can be served warmed, room temperature or chilled. It is aged for approximately 6 months to achieve its mellow flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, - NOV 19, 2012
Poured like a spirit, clear, off white with no head. Aroma of sweet alcoholic rice. Little body, flavour of slightly sweet green tea. Far closer to a spirit than beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jackdoe (1) - - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
Gekkeikan Sake employees are very unclean, they spit, blow snot rockets, urinate around the tanks and do not use gloves when handling the product. They also let mold grow inside the tanks with no regard for months.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 17, 2014
had both warm and chilled with sushi. i don’t really have an established scale to rate sake, so this score is in relation to how much I enjoy beers, and the perceived quality of this compared to beers of the same score. Fairly generic but pleasant. A plum like sweetness and some abv showing no matter how it is sampled. Seems a standard.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
drdisque (585) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Not a sake drinker. Given this bottle as a gift. Chilled. Tastes like slightly mellowed watered down vodka. Some light notes of grape or flowers, but significant alcohol burn and not much flavor. Couldn’t stomach more than a few ounces of it. My wife could only have one sip.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Clear white, spirit like look. Grainy, rice and alcohol aroma, notes of spices. Flavour is much of the same, reasonably pleasant alcohol warmth going down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
caesar (5402) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Sushi bar. No clue how to properly rate this actually, but I served it in a small spirit glass. Clear white stuff, no color or head or anything. Aroma of spirit, alcohol, bit grainy perhaps. Alcoholic stuff ofcourse. Bit spicy in taste perhaps, alcohol, bit white wine so grapes. Wow, this is probably a useless rating, as I got no clue how to appreciate it. At first I thought it was just alcohol, but it gets better after a few sips actually.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours colorless and clear.

The aroma is sweet, but more towards the rice side of things than the floral side of things. It’s got some alcohol and some very mild fruit notes.

The flavor is sweet with some sort of toasty rice character to it. It’s got some mild floral character, but mostly it’s pretty boozy.

Mild and not wholly unpleasant, throwing a wine saver cap in the top of the bottle and saving it for cooking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1318) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Clear and colorless. The aroma is cedar, green apples, juniper, and caramel. Very sweet flavor, with a gin-like bite, and a long, warming finish. Light to medium bodied, fairly creamy, and crisp. Overall, this is a relatively tasty drink, with some nice aromas, a mellow flavor, and easy palate. Approachable, and not bad, but not great, either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radarsock (1030) - Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Picked up in town last week. $2.99 for the 180 mL Cap-Ace bottle. Tastes and smells massively of rice flour, sourdough, sesame seeds, and popcorn kernels. I can drink a lot of this without getting a disastrous headache, so there’s that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marduk (3089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
750ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear yellowish color. Rice, sweet, soy, strange fruity notes in aroma. Sweet, orange, juicy, watery taste. Juicy citrus in aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cuso (5194) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2014
Poured from bottle. Clear liquid, perhaps very light green shades. Aroma of rice, flowers, cheap vodka. Taste, rice, vinous taste, very strange finish exactly as cheep vodka. Not tasty.

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