BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours clear with nice legs. The nose is light and fruity with a subtle alcohol note, some rough koji and a bit of peach or other fruit. The flavor has a moderate impact with some acidity, a chewy sweet mouthfeel and a robust minerally body. For sakeone, this is a step in the right direction, I like the freshness and underlying fruitiness in it, but their koji and akita-machi rice combo deliver a predictable amount of roughness and acidity which doesn’t rub me the right way. Fresh? Absolutely!
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK, I feel weird being the first to rate this, but here goes: bottle thanks to Jordan, drank with footbalm and Wade at Jordan’s restaurant. Pours out a clear color with thick sugary legs. A sweet hot nose, some pear and lots of warmth. A sweet and clean flavor, some fruit, perhaps pear and a white wine quality. Nice and fiery. Usual disclaimer: I know nothing about Sake.