marcus (8809) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Looks like water, smells like watermelon. The rice is prominent in the flavor with a bit of fruitiness and a very bitter finish.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine.Pours like clear water. For me the aroma suggests greenish melon. Rather "medium" body. Flavor is clean with melon notes. Mostly for me there’s not a lot of flavor, unless it’s "rice". The heat hardly burns. This is very smooth.
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
bought at the Banging Rabbit Outlet Store .. the fish on the label looks like a fish version of charlie brown
.. .very close to clarity of water .. . lots of perfume, melon, melon rind, and light grain alcohol .. . mouth has a touch of creaminess .. abv is very well done too, a really good junmai, but i would have liked it a bit more of a crispness .. . . yeah son- crows are wicked smaht!!
Carlisle (442) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Delicate aroma. Fruit notes. Light, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Slight alcohol warmth in the finish.
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smith4498 (3477) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Colorless. Lightly fruity and grainy. Sight burn from the alcohol. Slightly syrupy.
Inebelation (4) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I can’t believe the high ratings on this sake. The bottle drew me in, but I was really disappointed by everything else. The nose is strangely lemony, but in an artificial way, like a cleaning fluid of some sort. The taste follows the nose, but with a hit of alcohol, which makes it taste even more like some sort of solvent with a lemon scent. The palate is too thin. It’s drinkable, but only barely. I’d never buy one again. I couldn’t stop thinking of watered down bleach or other cleaning fluids with artificial lemon scents.
asg123 (7) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overpriced great name wonderful for beginners - pretty bottle and tasty but this will go from being your favorite to your least- hakutsuru is almost half the cost , get it cold and its far superior. Still much love for this bottle it opened my eyes.
annunz123 (947) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some apple cider, grape, and a sour funk in the aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet, with some light fruit. Alcohol and a little acidic bitterness in the finish.
chris__hartley (377) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours transparent with just the slightest tint of yellow. The aroma has notes of: pear, apple, and alcohol. The taste is light sweet that finishes medium acidic; there are notes of: apples, black-pepper, alcohol, and a slight almond finish. The palate is light-medium bodied, thin, and a medium finish. Overall an overly delicate Junmai; seems restrained. I’m sure traditionalists are squealing, but I’m unimpressed.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Living Jewel
Date: November 03, 2011
Source: 5 Seasons Sake Dinner
Appearance: crystal clear, viscous
Aroma: sweet aroma, lightly fruity
Flavor: slightly sweet flavor, hint of fruityness, sweet rice, light acidic tartness, just a hint of alcohol
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4