jmagnus87 (2890) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with a sake flight at a local Asian place. From notes. Very sweet, like "fruit cocktail" flavor. Maybe that’s lychee...meh.
gunnfryd (12093) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cunningham. Aroma of lychee fruit, some alcohol, rice and yeast. Flavor is sweet lychee fruit, rice and sugar. Medium body.
MichaelAwesome (5349) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
McTapps (5354) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ClubGonzo (4550) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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]
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
gunnar (6196) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted at RBNG-14. Pours clear, no head. Aroma is strong fruity lychee. Intense sweet taste, for heavens sake, give me a beer.
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like water. Yay. Sweet sugary aroma of coconut suntan oil and fruit cocktail. Heavy sweet taste with more sugary fruity cocktail. Might work as a liqueur substitute.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]