danlo (1331) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350ml bottle. Clear pale yellow colour, no head just afew bubbles, and aroma of rice, booze, earthy. Taste is rice, sweet dried fruits, caramel, wood, straw, grassy boozy, plus slight citrus notes. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, drying boozy finish. Quite sippable.
ClubGonzo (4236) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Near-clear pale yellow body. Aroma is baker’s yeast, rice, maize, minerals, dried herbs, hints of alcohol and mild woody tones. Taste is wood, raisins, port wine-like sweet notes, alcohol and hints of apple peel, nuts and straw. Complex and nice, a very pleasant sake.
Inbreak (2423) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
06.11.2014, 0,375l bottle (batch #4) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Straw colored, slightly unclear. Aroma is slightly dry, wood, hay, alcohol, fermented rice, grass, caramel. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, wood, grass, caramel, apple skin, hay, alcohol, fermented rice, citrus. Slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice.
06.11.2014, 0,375l bottle (batch #20) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Very light straw colored, completely clear. Aroma is mild and slightly dry boozy, hay, alcohol, minerals, fermented rice, wood. Taste is slightly dry sour-ish, minerals, hay, wet grass, alcohol, wood, citrus, yeast. Slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Fair enough.
The new and old batch is very different. I would never have guessed this was the same if I din’t already know it...
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Nordic Brew 2014, Fredrikshavn, Denmark. Pale yellow, no head. Lovely fruity sweet aroma, apples, minerals, caramel. Apple flavor, minerals, fruity, caramel, alcohol is there, but still well hidden. A nice surprise.
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light straw color, no head. Grass and fruity nose with notes of melon and apples, minerals, alcohol, rice, cellar. Sweet fruity taste, peach, grass, well balanced. Medium body, oily texture, no carbonation.
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler from bottle at the Malt & Humle tent, Gladmatfestivalen 2014. Clear straw golden body with no head. Pear and fusel notes on the nose. Fruity and alco warm. One of the best sake I’ve had so far.
arsol (628) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lys gul farge. Lukter syrlig, gjær og eple/pære. Godt syrlig i smak og ettersmak. Har ikke smakt mange saker, men denne synes jeg absolutt er den beste.
Vighals (1410) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lys gul klar i farven. Lukter noe god hemmert. Samt syrlige epler. Smaker alkohol, syrlige epler
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first ever sake; pale greenish gold; aroma is an odd mix of white port, fino sherry, peaty whisky and rhubarb; taste also reminds me dry sherry; it’s very boozy; some cidery apples in there too; mushroom is the surprise flavour; completely new, unexpected flavours and a very enjoyable change from the usual.
tommann (2861) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml bottle. Pours very pale gold with no head. Aroma is corn, oil, rice and alcohol. Taste has lemon and rice with alcohol on the finish. Touch of coconut. Oily mouthfeel.