hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This sake rocks!… Clear straw-colored sake with a Rosé tint and Cameron Diaz/Angelina Jolie legs. The bouquet provides some really nice apricot, apple and plum esters. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is very fruity – an assortment that I just can’t quite identify - and grassy. Finishes sweet, tart and fruity. Ultra complex. This world class bottle of sake was generously provided by SHIG!
SHIG (3061) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a clear with a hue of pink, there is no head. Aroma is pungent of sour fruit. Taste is sweet with fruit and yet has a grain rice touch to it. I like the way it sticks to the palate. Very nice!
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle, and the restuarant was Minh Suk Chung. This was very refreshing and went down smooth. Some hints of peach and maybe some nectarine. Very good.
fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle at Korean restaurant I cannot pronounce or spell. Fruity and floral aromas and very similar flavors, only the flavors were much less subtle. Nice drinkablity. I found myself really enjoying this one.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is peach colored wine. Most dominant aroma was soy sauce, but there were other more subtle aromas that I could tell where there, I just could not identity them. Flavor was fairly nice, peach and floral with some light alcohol. I enjoyed this.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok, this is my first sake rate, so bear with me. I also think that this is perhaps a remarkable specimen to be my first- sorta like losing your virginity to a super model- Jill Goodacre anyone? So, very pretty opaque pink color, almost rosey. Nose was hard to pin down- I keep trying to think in beer terms, and I don’t think they apply very well to something this delicate. I got a hint of citrus and strawberry. The palate was similiar to me of champagne. The alcohol was very hidden. A nice dry finish. I will seek out a bottle of this and sit and sip it alone, by myself, with no one to bother me.
Kevin (1976) - Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Nuffield for a sample of this. pinkish and cloudy with almost no aromaexcept an alcohol scent. flavor is sweet with a warm finish. has an overall powdrey flower taste.
Nuffield (3350) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a gift from a Korean-American student of mine and I accepted it most graciously. My first question was whether this is similar to sake, and I was surprised to find it here on Ratebeer. It has an attractive peachy-brown color, clear except with some swirls of sediment? (whatever it is, mold?) on the bottom. The aroma is sweet with a distinctive port wine quality, and then I picked up a powerful vanilla aroma, with just a touch of almond. The flavor is sweet, only slightly sour, with a titch of apple, flowers, grape, and vanilla. The finish was very quick and while there was a little bit of a sting to it, the alcohol is extremely muted in the flavor and senses. It seemed a bit thin in body, and with the quick finish it lacked a certain "punch" but I love sweet drinks like port so this hit the spot for a small sip after dinner. I liked it, though I know virtually nothing about how to distinguish this from sake of perhaps higher quality.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 This is a wineish, slightly tart and sweet, 13% abv drink. It's a lot like fruity white wine or perhaps a rose/blush wine. Just looking at it, you'd think you had a glass of white zinfandel. It's fairly one-dimensional and is probably only good if you want to get liquored up on your way to a Korean karaoke party. Not the least bit dry.