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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Lychee was once a favorite fruit of Emperor Li Longi’s special concubine, Yang Yuhuan in the Tang Dynasty. HANA Lychee appeals with aroma that fulfills the palate with the intense flavor of this exotic fruit. The lovely, lingering finish continues the rich lychee taste. Its low alcohol makes it a fine aperitif, either straight up or on the rocks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
As a fan of lychee, I decided to try this. Nice aroma but almost a bit too sweet. Flavor of lychee but it is way too sweet. Some perfume in there as well. I thought it could be a bad bottle but it seems most of them are like this also. As someone who wanted a good cheap lychee sake, I’m disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Sampled with a sake flight at a local Asian place. From notes. Very sweet, like "fruit cocktail" flavor. Maybe that’s lychee...meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. clear colour with no head. Aroma is citrus, alcohol, fruit. Flavour is sweet, sugar, rice, citrus, alcohol, fruit, berries. Weird beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Cunningham. Aroma of lychee fruit, some alcohol, rice and yeast. Flavor is sweet lychee fruit, rice and sugar. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Thank you Cunningham ! This one is really special as it develops it classy rice aroma just in the end. Until that point you have to fight with sweet lychees. And you can only like them if you are a fan. I am not. But - good brew at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Cunningham - thank you so much, Henrik! The sake pours out in a vanilla-rose colour with smooth body. Aroma of coconut and pineapple. Taste of lychee juice, coconut and peaches. I really missed the sake taste and found it a little bit too girly - but otherwise really drinkable and nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4901) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Water-like clear body. Aroma is lychee, rice, coconut, faint fusel tones and hints of alcohol. Taste is lychee, mild rice, coconut, marzipan and mild fruity tones. Smooth body, pretty light. Sweet, but half-decent enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6056) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Looks like water. When you drink it, you notice that it is completely different from water. Not the ususal basement sake either. I can recommend this one! Coconuts and fruity aroma. Mid bodied. Very flat and a balanced sweetness. Pleasant fruity, nutty and oily.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting. Clear pale straw golden body with no head. Lychee nose on top of fusel notes. Heavily sweet and fruity lychee drink. Medium bodied, flat and syrupy smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Tasted at RBNG-14. Pours clear, no head. Aroma is strong fruity lychee. Intense sweet taste, for heavens sake, give me a beer.

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