DCLawyer (2617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300ml cobalt bottle with koi label->guinomi. Chilled. Still and clear. A: apple, peach, grains. Nice. T: rice alcohol, apple peel, bitterness. Decent.
obguthr (5591) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honey nose, with subtle koji and airplane glue notes. Crystal clear, yellowish hue. Little initial flavor, but caramel and mild koji and melon appears later. Watery, warm. Inoffensive and super clean, but not a lot of complexity
scooterbub (1025) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
300 ml bottle. Pours clear. Taste of rice, fruit and some citrus. Nice aroma of pear, citrus and rice. Has a nice body. Overall, pretty good. The pear and citrus add something to it, but still remains a good sake.
marcus (9030) - 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 (13996) - 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 (7981) - .....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 (499) - 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 (3508) - 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.