egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a faint yellow tint, with legs on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, and citrus notes. Taste of mre vanilla, fruitiness, and a light alcohol finish.
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
served chilled in a chilled glass, pours a crystal clear, light cucumber notes in the nose and taste. No booziness at all. Very solid, very drinkable
douglas88 (7354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a party. Ever the hunter..Anyway, pours a clear yellow color. A fruity pear nose with light grains. The flavor is pretty smooth: sweet dry rice, pears, almost paper like grains, white grapes. There is a big sweetness to this Sake but not overpowering. Smooth. Good.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright and clear, slight hint of yellow-green. Aroma shows alcohol first, with a slight lemony note, honeydew and a hint of wood, rounded out by orange blossom honey. The body is smooth, slightly warming. There's some light tropical fruit notes (melon, kumquat, kiwi). Soft and well-integrated. Sweet finish with mildly pepper alcoholic firmness. Everyone claims this to finish dry, but while there is alcoholic dryness I still get a lot of residual sugars back there.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nic off clear color,the aroma was that of fresh melons with the taste coming off as being melony with a mild sweetness and mild alcohol coming on in the end.Not a bad one at all gets a little much on the fruit after a couple in a row but over all i could see having another bottle around for the summer.
IslandHaole (1101) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, no color at all. As soft as a snowflake on the tip of your tounge.
Lightly scented of koji…like a sweeter version of the white paste you used in first grade.
A mild sweet flavor like roasted almonds. I know I keep using “almonds” as a flavor but that is what it really tastes like! Good thing I like almonds. The alcohol is very mild, only noticeable in the finish/follow but still very easy to drink. A great feel, a bit thicker than most sakes but not syrupy like some Junmai can be. The combination of the feel, flavor and ease of drinking make this another “dangerous” yet delicious sake. It’s below freezing out, snowing and I’ve got the curtains pulled wide open the heater and some Bossa Nova blasting and a fridge full of sake, I’m sure going to miss the Tohoku area!
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yumi, Excelsior, MN 11/19/2004 Poured so that it runs over the glass into a short dish. The appearance is clear, with perhaps a bit of a pewter tinge. The aroma is melon like. The flavor is much the same, with a bit of warming. Overall, I enjoyed it.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear color with a tinge of beige. Not very thick or sticky. The nose is lightly sweet and hot with spicy melon and plum, a bit of alcohol and light koji dustiness. The flavor is crisp with a rounded dry/alcohol note that breathes through the nose on the finish. My lips tingle and it has a light buttery characteristic to it. Not exactly subtle, but good explosive flavors and a brief yet-alcohol rich tail.
after4ever (6749) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decanted at sushi zen. Pours crystal brilliantly clear. Bright lemony nose, mild cucumber undertone. Light watery body. Pleasant cucumber mid palate with a long dry finish.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at the nicer sushi restaurant (Nanakusa) here in Milwaukee, and this is my 2nd sake, so not quite sure what I’m supposed to taste here, but I’ll do my best.
This sake was crystal clear and slightly more viscous than water. It was served in a wine glass. Aroma was a touch sweet and plum-like. Flavor was mild and a bit fruity, but the first thing I noticed was a warming feeling in my mouth and chest. Flavor is maybe also a touch caramel-y...flavors are very subtle and the diction of sake describing is still a mystery to me. Mouthfeel was very clean and dry.
Pretty good - I’d have this again. This is the first genuinely enjoyable sake experience I’ve had...others I’ve sort of choked down while trying to smile for whomever ordered it for me.