porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(250 ml bottle from Lou’s Beverage Barn) Pours very pale yellow with a small fizzy off-white head produced by the effervescence. Aroma of rice, yeast, a little bread and some sweet fruit. Mouthfeel a bit prickly-fizzy along with being quite sticky-syrupy although very thin. Flavor is sweet, sweet, sweet. Overly sweet. Rice and yeasty-bread with sweet apple, pear and apricot. No real alcohol taste, unlike many sakes. Kinda like alco-pop with the soda-like sweetness but the underlying sake component is really not too bad.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First glass of sake in over eight years. Lightly sweet grape character. Obviously effervescent. Tart, sweet finish with mild grain character.
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
No, not good. No colour, no head. Sweet aroma, artificial sweet, faint artificial fruit. Sweet, fatty flavor. Sparkling.
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear water colour (?). Strange flowery aroma. Moderate sweet and flowery flavor. Average fnish. Oily palate. Strange brew.
saxo (16112) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Appearance is like tap water. Aroma and taste are bubblegum, flowers, perfume and citrus. Sparkling.
FrankJohansen (3616) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear white colour with no head. Sweet fruity aroma and taste. not much taste, some alcohol. boring and fizzy.
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly colorless, crystal clear sparkling water appearance with rising bubbles. Sweet peachy, melon, coconut milk aromas. Sweet flavors of honey melon, banana, white peach, with a hint of nuttiness to finish.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, slight yellowing. Fast, quick head. Aroma: Pear, band aid. Flavor: Tropical fruits. Sweet fruity finish.
I admit to being a Virgin on Sake’s as far as Ratebeer is concearned. At the same time, I think I found a good "Cherry buster" grading Sake’s. I have had a few Sake’s before but nothing that tasted anything like this.
It is difficult to compare this to mainstream Beers or even Cidars or Meads. At the same time, I can see how this could be called a beer. I think I have found a new road to travel in my research of great beers. Welcome me to the world of Sake and be gentel.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pink bottle. Pours with a sparkling body, but no head, legs or lace. Clear with a green tinge. Aroma is sweet with koji, honey, cotton candy and almonds. Relatively nondescript. Once you take a sip you notice how fizzy it is. The bubbles get in the way. Taste is sweet with pineapple and chalk. Dry mouthfeel with sharp bubbles. Tastes like a boring soda when compared with the likes of Hou Hou Shu.
thebeertourist (5170) - 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.