finn1918 (152) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bought this on a cruise because it was $9 in a world where a Bud Light costs $7. Pours slightly yellow, like urine if you’re fairly well hydrated. Aroma is cheap vodka, sour grapes, and rice water. Taste is abysmally bad when chilled, blandly harsh when room temperature, and barely okay to swallow when warmed. When warmed, tastes like apple juice mixed with the water left over after cooking rice... plus some Popov-grade vodka. My wife would have nothing to do with it, and I don’t rember how I finished the bottle. For the price, I guess this is good if you like sake, but I learned the hard way that I do not. This is better than Gekkeikan, at least.
SudsMcDuff (5000) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
well- its in every asian place that sells sake. .. light melon and rice, good burn .. . an alright sake, nothing crazy .. . . no yoga pants!?! and just when they are trying to take our assault rifles!??!
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little bottle @ Sushi restaurant in Antwerp, courtesy of Tosh. Very light yellow hinted coloured sake. Rather fruity almost peary hinted aroma. Full palate. Very fruit sweet hinted finish, hint of alcohol but only in the back. Very mild fruity sake.
Fratto (2348) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Labeled as Premium Junmai. No head, no color. Aroma is spring roll wrap. Taste is alcohol and grapes? Thin, watery finish.
Cavie (3409) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Clear as water. Aroma is papery, rice and alcohol. Flavor is dry, rice, slightly sweet with a big alcohol burn. Burning finish.
Slipstream (1786) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Called "Classic Junmai" with a gold label. Fairly dry when served hot, and a bit of mellow fruity flavor at room temperature. Good for an inexpensive, California-brewed sake - I’ve certainly had worse. Unfortunately there seems to be little midrange in sake prices - it is either the cheap stuff, like this or Gekkeikan, or it is out of my price range. This was a good deal, even tho I did not really care for it when it was heated up.
womencantsail (7106) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is clear and flat, maybe a tint of yellow. Booze, grape, and apple on the nose with a hint of yeast and anise. Mild rice, maybe just a little bit of peach fruitiness. Subtle earthiness, too. The flavor is really quite boozy. A little bit harsh on the tongue. Peach, apple, and rice. Some rice, yeast, and a hint of grape. Lightly spicy and peppery on the back end.
andregoncalves (607) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18cl bottle. Clear color. Rice, floral aroma. Body is thin. Alcohol is quite present.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a tasting, from a typical wine glass. Pours clear, no head, no lacing, still as is appropriate. Nose is light mushroom, water chestnuts, koji, very clean and light aroma. Flavours are soft and tart - mushroom, koji, with some light lychee. Inoffensive, and very simple.
Jow (1416) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank a full 750ml myself during dinner for my brothers bachelor party. pours clear with semi sweet aromas. tastes of coconut, lemon, vanilla, rice, with some alcohol warming.