NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Colorado Mead Tasting at Armin’s house. Thanks to Steve_0 for sharing his wedding rarity. Mikey loves it, so Ima gonna love it! Disclaimer: I know nothing about sake, so this is a rating from an amateur. Pours a very light, just a touch yellowish appearance with no head. Pear, light banana, a bit spicy, but pretty interesting aroma. A bit spicy, somewhat boozy, chewy sweet rice, sweet apple flavor with the booze having a nice prickly feel on the tongue. Maybe the best sake I’ve had and kind of makes me want to try some more.
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a glass. Slight of color but generally clear pour. Rice, grass and nuts. Well balanced throughout. Some sweetness, acidity and flavor. A good sake while having raw fish
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is grassy with alcohol and rice. The appearance is clear and still. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall nice.
Palidor19 (2871) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smooth sale with slight Flavors of wood, grass and a touch of coconut. Has slight punch to it, otherwise it's very drinkable sake
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Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12. Pour is clear honeydew with no head and good legs. Pear, sweet rice, white wine, somewhat husky, lacto, and cantaloupe in the aroma. Honeydew, pear juice, a touch of banana, apples, and biscuit with a light alcoholic burn on the finish; super dry. Slick body with no carbonation. Pretty nice Sake.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 720 mL bottle, thanks to Steve for the pour! Clear white/yellow pour with no head, aroma brings notes of rice, some hints of vanilla, some white grape, peach, pear notes. Taste is a mix of peach, pear, hints of earth, with a slight rice wine, grape note, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a clear water color. Sweet melon and a touch of strawberry. Nice and clean, melon and warm rice. Light sweetness on the finish. Tasty.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sample. fruity, bright and exceptionally clean pear, pepper and alcohol, all in exceptional balance. prickly, inviting acid. beautiful
in every way. medium to medium+ acidity, medium-light body, light syrupiness. medium alcohol presence. pleasantly clean and bright with floral pear, kiwi and mild lime flavors late.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampeld at cgarvieuk’s. Perfectly clear pour. Slightly earthy nose, hint of coconut. Slightly sweet palate, some rice flavours, pretty rough alcohol burn. Some complexity but otherwise not great.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottle. Clear as a bell. Aroma earthy and yeasty with a little coconut. Similar flavours. Alcohol is poorly hidden and quite harsh. A little sweet to finish.