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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tfredvik (1417) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
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 ]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3601) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
75cl bottle at Cunningham. Pours clear very pale golden with no head. Fruity aromas with almost artificial lychee. Pleasant drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15380) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. Clear, almost colorless, and flat. Lovely aroma with cedar and lychee. Sweet flavor with cedar notes, some peppery hints and a fruity almost citrusy hint. Full body, no alcohol burn. Lasting cedar and lychee finish. A pretty wonderful one, although a tad sweet. 140214

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Cunningham
Pours almost clear as water with no head. Aroma has notes of rice, alcohol, bubblegum and fruits. Taste is medium sweet with a long fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Light gold with a small head. The aroma’s toasted shredded coconut, lychee fruit jellies, tropical fruit starburst. The taste is more lychee, tropical fruits. Nice fragrant perfume accents. Pleasantly smooth, light body. Overall, pretty sweet. I liked this as a change of pace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (766) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. A- Lychee, pears, rambutans. A- Clear color, clear liquid, no head. T- Lychee, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, sweet fruity finish. O- Not much of a bite at all. It basically tastes like lychee juice and I have no issues with that. The abv is pretty low, but this is very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013

Bottle 375ml. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].

Clear cristal - water colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy rice, lyche. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, perfumed, rice, lyche, sweet exotic fruit - lyche. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20130810]

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’13. Pours a very pale yellow color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy lychee aroma. Sweetish spicy floral lychee flavor. Has a sweetish fruity spicy lychee finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
750ml bottle bought at the Stewed Rabbit, Bay Area .. . pours a light white grape/pear juice .. . uplifting summer fruit and lychee smell .. . solid mouth .. . a great fun easy drinker, hardly feels like a sake, but that fruit makes it a zoomer!! .. . . first hummingbird of the season!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12716) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013, 10/08/13. And there was me thinking Leighton had gunned this down in the US - pah! Translucent kind of appearance. Nose is tropical fruit notes, lychee, mango, floral, perfumed. Taste comprises parma violets, floral, sugars, love hearts! Medium bodied, sweet finish. Ok stuff.


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