KoRoBeNiKi (131) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a sake restaurant in NYC.
Bottle?. Poured very clear like water. Some banana, rice, and bread on the nose. Some light sweetness, rice ans slight banana at the end. Palate is similar. Nothing much going on here. A bit boring for a sake.
andrewje41 (1423) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can’t remember where I got this, or how I ended up with it. All I remember for sure is that it was extremely cheap. That combined with me having a big zero in my sake ratings, I have officially decided to give this a go. For all I know, this is unfair, since I don’t even know if I like the stuff. No idea what to expect here. Pours water clear with a sweet, boozy pear like aroma. Kinda odd. Flavor is interesting. Rice like flavor with an odd sweet mix of coconut water and pear. Sweet, with a boozy side to it. Is it horrible? I wouldn’t go there, though I don’t see myself ever drinking this again. File this under: Gotta try them all eventually.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Gachi - BWI. Pours clear, still, and translucent. Aroma is sweet rice, light vanilla and pear notes. Flavor is sweet rice, light honey notes and a dry finish. Light body.
Jamesthebrit (361) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is fruity. Plum. Grape. A little sweet.
Appearance is... I guess I don’t know what I’m looking for. It’s clear.... The slightest tinge of gold. Like sllllliiiiightest.
Taste is boozy. Light. Subtle fruit note. Watery.
Palate is like... Weird. It’s like meaty... Like meaty water.
Firstly this is sort of an unfair rating since I don’t know what I’m looking for style wise. And the Wikipedia article for sake doesn’t really help. The smell was insane but the taste was boozy and light. Plate was very heavy but win such little flavor it wasn’t working for me.
JStax (3820) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
180 ml bottle poured into a teku. Pours a crystal clear. No really color. The aroma is sweet and grainy. Tastes mostly sweet. Pretty light on the palate. It’s a decent enough drink.
Cousin_Larry (643) - - DEC 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma has some mineral character. Light sweetness. Some ethanol is also present. Almost solvent-like. Transparent body with a slight slight yellow twinge. Starts fairly sweet, with a nice light sugary flavor. Light coconut flavors in the middle. Finishes with a bit of a bitter, ethanol burn, but not nearly as harsh as many of the other sakes.
DYCSoccer17 (3498) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small bottle purchased for $2.99 at Cost Plus World Market in Davis, CA. The aroma has some mineral character. Light sweetness. Some ethanol is also present. Almost solvent-like. Transparent body with a slight slight yellow twinge. A little viscous. Starts fairly sweet, with a nice light sugary flavor. Light coconut flavors in the middle. Finishes with a bit of a bitter, ethanol burn, but not nearly as harsh as many of the other sakes I have had. A lot more drinkable than the $35 bottle of Divine Droplets.
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
180ml bottle - pours like water from a rusty hose. nose is cork and moonshine. flavor is watered-down moonshine with a slight alcohol bite. This is the third sake I remember ever having, the first being in the Korean district of Boston. this has a nutty aftertaste. I don’t like this nearly as much as the second one (Gekkeikan Josen Sake). Little character. Somewhat sweet.
onceblind (5692) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out crystal clear and still. Aroma smells like a fresh store of some kind--thats the best descriptor I can come up with. Light paint, freshly cleaned carpet, some linens, knick knacks lying around on mahogany display tables...or I guess it smells like toasted rice grains. Body is really light with a quiet booziness that doesn’t hit until the end. Thankfully the flavor is nice and pleasant, unlike some other sakes I have tried before. Light sweetness like corn flakes (without all the corn) mixed with some floral fruitiness and a little orange peel? Trying not to use as much beer terminology but I can’t help but detect the same sort of fruitiness like an IPA or something. Much more light and effervescent, of course, but this is like the sake version of an IPA...nice faint caramel cereal tones, with some floral notes and a dash of citrus and a dash of melon. Pity the body is too light...
PorterPounder (6287) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - tiny little 180 ml bottle. Pours a glinty clear, no bubble action - slight oily sheen. Aroma has some coconut water accents, some rice. Flavor is smooth with some light coconut sweetness, a bit of buttered white rice, slight alcohol twinge. Nice crisp, smooth mouthfeel. Just realized that I have not rated a sake since 2008!