Magnus_A (4) - - DEC 16, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my first sake! Aroma is the weakest point, but perhaps this is characteristic for sake? Looks great in the glass - like white wine. I like the taste, it’s more "powerful" than with wine. Smooth mouth-feel. Overall a good drinking-experience. In "Kill Bill" they have warm sake - is that better? I drink it out from the fridge.
tderoeck (3624) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 5/VIII/13 - bottle @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-693) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear little off-white fluid. Aroma: banana, bit cheesy, dairy, white spirit, bit sugary. MF: light body. Taste: green banana, fruity, bit sweet, cheesy, yuzu. Aftertaste: dairy, herbal, bay leaf, lime, bit lemony, more banana, cheese. Weird. But then again, this is my first Sake...
Bygers (483) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,350l. Pours a straw colour. Aroma of melon, coconut, alcohol and rice. Same for taste.
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kraddel (2035) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thnx to bobochamp
pours very clear ( like vodka) . no foam ( wioch is a shock ... )
taste is alcoholic . as my second sake , i can not realy compare. but this doenst realy taste. its like a mellow vodka ...
aleksander9 (202) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice white wine appearance. Aroma is rice, alcohol, fruity, bread and cheap white wine. Full body with alot of bread. aftertaste is fruit, alcohol and more bread. Overall: Hard to rate this.
Cunningham (3685) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Light yellow color with no head.
Aroma: Yeast, rice, and mild fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Mild sweetness and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Yeast, alcohol, rice, some spices and mild fruity.
Overall impression: I would not belive it if you told me, but Im starting to like sake. This was very pleasant and mild. Not the disturbing rough yeast and alcohol stuff.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway.
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35 cl bottle @ olio. Batch #009, bottled 11.11.2011
Aroma has footsweat, spices, wheat, rice, green apples, booze and sweet bready notes (ryemill bread to be exact.) Flavour is sweet with pear esthers, footsweat, green apples and rice. Burning alcohol in the finish.
Aroma is close to cow’s breath with booze and rice. More fruity and more rice notes, but then again booze comes too much through. Also gluey notes are stronger.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with no head. Aroma of apple, some ryemeal bread yeast and spices. Flavor of apples, pear, some grass, white wine and yeast. Pleasant.
lusikka (5015) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a clear bright yellow colour without a head. Aroma of dough-like yeast, turnip and some grass. Flavour of green apples, turnip, grass, fennel and alcohol. Alcohol comes through quite a lot. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, low carbonation and an apple, turnip and a bit spicy finish. Sake is still not my thing.
tiong (2793) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml bottle from Alko Arkadia
Pours clear light yellow with no head. Aroma of alcohol, stingy pear, apples and spices. Taste of stingy apples, pear, alcohol, spices. Finish is vinous and strong with alcohol, pear, apples and stingy fruits. I’m not a huge fan of sakes but this one was decent.