sulawang (526) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
this pours clear light white wine yellow. Notes of rice wine and apple juice on the nose. Drinks with rice wine up front, 1/10-sweetnes (quite dry), then this heavy onset of aggressive alcohol - though not burning but invasive, mixed with aromas of red apple, kinda-pear-kinda-not, and a roughish alcoholic rice wine finish. This doesn’t taste very vibrant/bright/fresh/elegant. Do not like.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2012
1.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours clear oily, maybe a tint of olive. Smell strong pear and candy, passionfruit and guava. Taste strong boozy with a hint of fruit. Overpowering mouthfeel. Not a fan.
NikkTwist (1341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Cold. Strong asian pear aroma. Taste develops a bit with some vanilla, lychee and melon notes. The flavors read thin and artificial.
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gift from SJ. Clear pour with a fruity pear aroma. Easy to drink . Mildly oily.
Sweet finish. Not a bad Sake.
mar (4591) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. clear with no legs. vanilla, light pear, and florals on the nose. easy palate, alcohol is hidden, faint pears, vanilla, and florals.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(300ml bottle thanks to Mora2000) clear, decent coating of glass. Nose of pear, sweet melon, bubblegum. Taste of pear, alcohol, rice. Watery body, overall it lacks much flavor and has a thin palate.
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear pour tiny legs looks like sake. Aroma of pear skins & a touch of candied sugar along with hints if alcohol and an odd back if the nose astringency. Pal is a bit thin. Tastes are mellow soft and sweet. A good amount of pear sweet in the swallow but more subtle on first sip. A decent but not great sake.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours with a clear waterlike body. Aroma of green-apple jolly ranchers, pear and carnauba wax. Flavors of starchy rice, wax, and artificial fruit. Thin with no body. Not good.
blutt59 (5998) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear pour with aroma of bamboo shoots and pears, flavor is fruity pear and a fake finish
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(300ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear body with some small particles. Aroma of insect repellent, pear, marzipan, and vanilla yogurt. Flavor of pear, melon, and almonds.