thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hints of yellow tones, initial bubbles that quickly disappear. Doughy and bready aromas. A bit sweet and fruity competing with yeast. Lightish body for a sake. Not my favourite sake.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Party Source. Served cold. Poured clear color with good legs. Light rice alcohol aroma. Light to medium sparkling body with a dry texture. Light green apple sweet flavor with a light sweet alcohol finish that was of short duration. Soft drinkable sake.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bubbly and clean with some koji diaper aromas a touch of pear. Clean and lightly sweet. Palate cleansing and drinkable. Easily paired with food.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours near transparent with shades of of gold around the edges. Subtle aroma of berries, yeast, creme brulee ice cream. Crisp and refreshing. Sake, eh? More along the lines of a wine cooler. Finishes with an interesting lacto tartness.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Sparkling! Clear with no legs. Nose of koji and must, subtle strawberry and carbon dioxide. The flavor is sweet and fruit, nice balance, clean koji. Nothing really sake-like about it, just straight up sweet and bubbly like a nice sipping wine cooler. Non-sake lovers will love not to hate this one!
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Took a photo that I will send in tomorrow. Pours a clear color with a fizzy tiny head that actually lasts. Nose is fruity and of coconut. Taste is sweet and refreshing with lots of fruit and sugar. Not bad, very interesting and at 7% it goes down like water.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dynamite stuff - a bit citrusy, very sweet, like a Sprite. Competes well w/my faves of Moon Rabbit, Star Rabbit, Hou Hou Shu & Poochi Poochi. This one’s hard to find and comes in a pink bottle - sparkling w/touch of nigori, as I recall.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from chinese supermarket, 250ml. Aroma is typical peary slightly alcoholic thin and hints of sweetness. Taste is better than expected though, sweetish and floural hints of rasberry as i drink it, a not bad sake but im not the biggest fan.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near transparant, ever so slightly yellowish tinted; sparkling is apparent, but not very powerful. Dry nose, watercolour paint, fine Manzanilla sherry; further peanut aroma and blossoms in the background. Very unsettling taste for a sake - or one I never experienced before - sweetish, with a fizzy mouthfeel. Imagine carbonated dry sherry, with an ever so slight adding of - rosewater, lytchee, raspberry or even soft lime. Unsettling, as I said. Quite fizzy. Original - not my favourite.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (January 2008) served out of the fridge from a White Winter Winery glass. Fizzy, 7-Up sparkling, large-bubbled, clear, with bubbles continuing to flow to the surface for a few minutes after opening.....coconut-buttercream aroma, frosting, caky, sweet and delightful, perhaps a hint of sweet riciness....really sweet and candyish on the tongue at first, a bit like bubblegum, with some nice tropical/pitted fruit hints (peaches, coconuts, kiwi); dries out a bit in midpalate, with a sparkling, effervescent and soda-like finish. Super-drinkable; I could probably pound back a 40 of this without thinking, alcohol is nowhere present, it’s like drinking a tropical Japanese soda or light sparkling coconut milk. I find it pretty irresistable and tasty, if forgettable and quite simple. If this were cheaper, it would become a regular libation for me I suspect.