muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington VT (March 2008), served cold from a White Winter Winery glass. Very clear, perhaps a slight yellowish tint, a bit oily-looking, very faint legs in the glass.....beautiful delicate floral/coconut aroma with a bit of lychee as it warms up a bit, not a trace of alcohol in the nose....quite sweet and rich on the palate at the front, lightly nutty-milky and malty, drying and becoming assertively alcoholic and somewhat metallic at the finish, but not problematically so....ends rather quickly, warming. Pretty solid overall, perhaps a bit much to drink a whole bottle of (which I’m doing anyway).
GoufCustom (800) - HONG KONG - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
300 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.
Clear and colourless; Fragrant aroma of rice wine, with fresh pears, peaches, ume (Japanese apricot), alcohol, sugar and light boiled glutinous rice; Medium sweet taste of rice spirit, with mashed pear flesh, light floral, strong warming alcohol and moderate tartness; Light body, dry and watery palate; Mouth feel is fairly dry - sake style - in a very watery body. Fairly strong rice tartness background, with nice light pureed pear closely followed by strong, smart, slightly warming 15% booze, which is light, sharp but never harsh. Very likeable and dangerous… Fairly dry after taste; Light and fruity to mouth.
Comments: This one is a crowd pleaser because it’s so easy to mouth with nice peary esters and seemingly timid alcohol. Don’t be fooled: this is a nice sipper from the get-go. Just respect it and you’ll be rewarded with a relaxing session. A nice and easy one!
dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Epcot. Clear pour. Very dry. Yeast, rice and light fruit aroma. Light crisp, slightly fruity with a bitter bite on the finish. Unique sake.
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home late Sunday evening. Pours of clear water. Nose is pleasant melon and candy. Tastes of melon, white chocolate, vanilla, almonds, sticky rice, and alcohol. Creamy and oily palate. Lingering medical alcohol taste.
Cuso (4408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at local sushi place. Clear color. Aroma of rice, peaches, vanilla. taste initially bland, but with sushi, peaces, tangerines, floral notes and rice flavors appeared. Tasty.
drfabulous (3917) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at School in Lexington. Poured in a square glass. Peach. Clear in color. Maybe melon. Alcohol. Tasty.
daknole (9049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pour. Served cold. Some light melons, rice, maybe a hint of tropical fruit. Ok I suppose.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skinless pear, white grapes, alcohol, paint / plaster, mashed rice. Medium sweetness, medium-low acidity, a bit syrupy. Biting alcohol upon swallowing and a lingering buzz of hot alcohol late. Why am I drinking sake?
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 300mL bottle. 15.5%. Obviously clear. Served cold. Tastes cool, like rice, with hints of gourd vegetables. Smells like grains and alcohol.
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear. Aroma is rice, light sweetness, and very faint alcohol spice. Flavor is dry and mild with some fruit sweetness and light alcohol spice.
flatmatt (1104) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour at a restaurant. Aromas of vanilla frosting and brown sugar with cucumber aroma. Flavors are similar, mixing in some fruitiness, maybe like plum, with a very slight sweetness. I like it.