crazyvin (2018) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear pale yellow body. Rice, cucumber, alcohol and a subtle sweetness on the aroma. Flavor was well balanced sweet flavor added a uniqueness to it. It was almost like rice pudding. Smooth finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t understand the overall rating, this is probably the best sake I’ve had. Very smooth compared to other sakes and packs more of a flavor. Lightest unsweetened peach maybe.
SanfordBrewer (1392) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is almost clear, but with a slight tinge of straw.
Aroma has a dark sweetness, like rice pudding or fermenting grain silage. Somewhat apple cider vinegar at first, but gets fruitier for a while, and then comes back toward the end of the bottle.
Flavor is bold, with a sharp melon fruitiness up front, yielding to a smooth carmel and vanilla sweetness in the middle, and some alcohol warmth pushing through in the finish. There are hints of white grapes and even a little nuttiness(pistachio).
Overall seems bold but well-balanced, with a good bit of complexity.
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had to open it like a child safety cap, which took me awhile to figure out considering you can’t see what the actual cap looks like. Pours the color of peach or nectarine flesh. Has a lot more color than a lot of the sakes that I’ve seen. Has a nose of sweet rasins, brown sugar, and cheap caramels. A sort of malty flavor almost like a dubbel with strong alcohol. Very strong taste and didn’t seem very refined. This seems nothing like other ratings... Did I get a weird bottle?
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its flavor is mostly a dry rice flavor. medium palate with a mild touch of oiliness. overall a decent drinking sake.
nick76 (4291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is rice and alcohol with some grass like qualities. The appearance is nearly clear. The taste is somewhat watery with rice and alcohol. The palate is thin with some oily properties. This is a pretty typical sake.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale yellow. Heavy nose of sweet, mild, licorice like herbalness, light fruits (pears, apples), and subtle alcohol warmth. Same flavor adds some over-steamed rice and a dry, starchy, alcoholic finish. Medium body. Decent.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear with a slight greenish tint. Smells of fermented rice, milk, some hints of maple. Tastes of rice, vanilla, candy, toffee. The alcohol is not pronounced or in your face on this sake. Much better than most other sakes I’ve tried.
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear, yellow tint, still. Aroma of vanilla, light toffee, light fruit, and a bit of rice. Clean taste, no off flavors. Dominated by rice, with light vanilla, oak, and faint alcohol. Dry, ricey, finish.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle chilled from Party Source. Poured clear pale color with solid legs. Moderate melons and alcohol aroma. Light to medium body with a dry texture. Medium sweet pear and rice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable sake.