77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Once again, I hope that I am rating the correct sake, virtually all of the label is in Japanese. Only thing stated on the label in English is “Sparkling Sake”. I do think that I have found the correct one. 25 cl. bottle @ home. Purchased from Sun Wah in Antwerp. Black plastic hand grenade / soft drink pin. Nice design on cap. Extremely pale golden, white head fizzes away immediately. Basically extremely pale golden with zero head. Nose is sweet overly boozy especially for the ABV, raw floral sake yeast, white sugar, touch fake sweet, almost inkling of corn,… Sparkling, lemonade-sweet, touch citrus, some floral sake yeast, boozy (seriously the ABV is 7.5 %), flowery, warming, sweetish, flowers, lots of cheap sake yeast, yeast seems the same as the other Gekkeikan sake’s, plenty of soda lemon,… Sparkling like soda. I have had only one un-pasteurized & carbonated sake before this one but it wasn’t soda-like this one. Sweet lemonade & soda-like this one, nothing objectionable but feels very tampered with & artificial. This is more lemonade than anything else but it is pretty good lemonade. Lots of fun but way too expensive for a fun lemonade. Really way too much.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Andy’s with Andy, Pearl, Max, Blipp and Ramy. Pours a clear body with light carbonation. Aroma is sweet rice, melon and metal. Mouthfeel is carbonated and sweet with notes of apples, alcohol, a fizzy sweet effervescence, rice and light fruit flavors.
RamyG4 (309) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear. Aroma is very sweet, rice, melon, apples, alcohol, not very pleasant. Taste follows suit, pretty gross. Very lightly carbonated. I don’t know anything about sake, but I can tell this is a bad sake.
blipp (5476) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours nearly clear and sparkling. Sweet melon, refrigerated rice, and an odd seltzer-like mouthfeel. Not awful.
MaxxDaddy (371) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours like seltzer water. Aroma of sweet melon and a little acetone. Alcohol as well. Taste is watered down and seltzery. Gross, bro. As it warms, the aroma becomes stinky. Not good. Some sweetness in there. Not even all that spritzy on the palate. Finishes sweet. Worst sake I’ve had.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet bottle. Makes me feel zippy and young again. Light, ricey aroma, very unexciting stuff. Mild melon. Really shitty flavor. Rubber band, pineapple. Terrible sake.
Chudwick (1569) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle - pours just off clear with very quickly diminishing white head. Nose is ricy booze. Reminds me of weak moonshine with a sweet finish. I must say I like the sparkling element in sake for it also reminds me of something: champagne. Is this the wine cooler of the sakes? I like this a lot thought it lacks flavor and taste.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a clear sparkling sake which almost resemble Sprite. Aroma consists of light warming alcohol with some grainy notes. Taste is a mix of light grain alcohol with sweet notes. Carbonation is quite strong with large bubbles. I am definitely not an expert on sake but I thought this was mildly enjoyable.
chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours transparent with a slight yellowish tint; the head is white and violently foamy. The aroma has notes of: apple, alcohol, and rice koji. The taste is medium-light sweet that finishes with a light tartness; there are notes of: fuji apples, rice koji, pepper, and alcohol. The palate is light bodied, heavily carbonated (big bubbles), slightly sticky, and a medium sweet finish. Overall, it’s not very good , per say - the novelty value is off the charts. I’d drink it for free, and enjoy it.
Gription79 (2007) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 250 ml bottle. Poured a like a light colored champagne with a green hue. The nose is grainy, musty. The carbonation brings any interesting new dimension to sake. The flavor is strong of green apple, dusty/musty. I am not a huge sake fan but I did find this interesting.