IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, - JUL 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is for the Organic version, clear, colorless with a nose of a strong Pina Colada, stronger alcohol than fruit, some koji as well. Light on the palate, added alcohol evident, grainy, slight fennel and apricot pit, warming alcohol. Not really a stand out sake, just middle of the pack.
GT2 (9360) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Bottle ][ Sushi Tadokoro SD ][ 500mL ][ $25 ][ Sake Cup ][ 4/18/14 ]
>> Clear pour, nothing worth noting. Nose is muted, small pineapple, flash of white alcohol, fruity strawberry. Taste begins with vodka white alcohol, clears up quickly to mild pineapple and water. Clean, refreshing finish with no alcohol presence. No aftertaste. Very much a neutral palate cleanser type of sake with little presence in of itself. Forgettable.
chris__hartley (325) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours a slight off greenish tint, and a hint of yellow. The aroma contains notes of: rice koji, pepper, shitake mushroom, grassy quality, and alcohol. The taste is medium sweet that finishes with light acidic; there are notes of: fuji apple, rice koji, alcohol, and earthy quality. The palate is light-medium body, slight alcohol burn and medium finish. Overall, it lacks in the flavour department.
thedm (5141) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled sake from a bottle shop poured a head of frothy medium sized clear colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated transparent clear colored body and no lacing. The mild aroma was rice. The semi-dry smooth mildly vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a medium vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of rice plastic and mildly vinous. An OK sake just nothing special.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Wine House Sake Tasting. Pours with a clear hue and strong legs. Aroma is fruity with melon, almonds and mandarin orange. Taste is fruity, chalky and a touch spicy as far as sakes go. Medium viscosity, decent balance.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served cold. Poured clear. Light aroma of some apple, a bit of honey, perhaps a touch of alcohol. Flavor follows and is surprisingly sweet with notes of honey and wildflowers, some dark fruits, coconut, with perhaps a touch of alcohol coming in. Pretty smooth. Overall a nice sake, though not as subtle as the finest, and has a clean sweet flavor and goes down easily.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this as part of a Sake sampler at Japan in Epcot. Poured a clear color. Aromas of rice with some faint fruitiness . Tastes of the same...rice, fruitiness, and some coconut.
yespr (35106) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
30 cL bottle. Pours clear and colourless with no head. Aroma is mild spiced and slight plastic. Dry and spiced flavour with a mild earthy to liqourice. Mild spiced and warming alcohol finish.
MiP (14465) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Yeasty aroma. Alcoholic yeast flavour. Late vodka flavour.
hopscotch (10083) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Clear with no legs, but it’s a small sample. A touch of fennel in the nose. Thin, watery texture. Sweet, but not overly so, with no acidity or bitterness. Kinda gross, but I’m not much of a sake guy.