KyotoLefty (5787) - Kyoto, - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
720 ml bottle. Clean, fresh nose, rice, koji, cedar dust, pepper, citrus fruits, peaches. Shiny and oily. Clear. Somewhat sweet, ricey flavor, light vanilla, peach and melon, pepper and alcohol. Clean, full, tasty yet light and easy to drink. Very fruity and tasty. A great all-around drinker!
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at Ebisu - Cranston, RI. Solid, wafty grain aroma. Of the three sakes I had this was in the middle for dryness and low on the floral qualities. It was clean, plummy and balanced, but not exceptional nor particularly exciting. Straightforward, mostly dry and light sake.
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass as part of opening "set" of sake. Pours clear with mild aromas of melon, pepper, and rubbing alcohol. Tastes clean and crisp. Also get some pepper, herbal, honeydew and peach. Slight alcohol heat on finish.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(at piranha’s in the Arlington Highlands) Clear slighty viscous still with excellent coating of the glass. Nose of subtle pineapple, rice, peach, and melon. Taste of dry rice, mildly hot alcohol, peach and honeydew. Smooth finish, pleasing alcohol heat warms it up a bit. Quite dry.
thebeertourist (4613) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Koto Japanese restaurant, Helsinki. Quite transparent. Deep aniseed junmai aroma with a hint of yeastiness. Licorice flavours, herbal, almost grainy texture, quite dry in the mouth. Full-bodied. Nice.