dmtroyer (430) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has a bit of grape, and possibly anise? Slightly creamy texture with some pepper, floral and herbal notes. Extremely drinkable, did very well with pickled ginger on my palate.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean, smooth, very non-threatening with any strange or unique flavors. This is the sake that one would have after a hard of work and comes home to a nice simple dinner.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is mostly rice and alcohol and very clean. The appearance is clear. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is watery. This is about the cleanest sake I have had.
Tmoney99 (8775) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s served cold. Poured clear pale color with good legs. Medium melon rice alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium complex tangy flavor with a medium sweet alcohol finish that was of moderate duration. Solid drinkable sake.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Holiday Wine Cellar’s Wine/Sake tasting bar. Cool! Room temperature. Clear maybe with slightest cloudiness hint. Mild aroma, almost of a chardonnay. Very nice aroma. Taste leans a hair sweet. Extremely drinkable. Alchohol present, but in a pleasant way. Makes me want to buy a bottle.
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2007 300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (October 2007), served chilled from a White Winter Winery glass. Quite clear, just a faint hint of yellow/green to keep it from watery clarity; a bit oily/translucent with a faint film in the glass as it disappears; still.....gorgeous aroma of melon (honeydew), dogwood, vanilla and a bit of caramel; no alcohol apparent in the nose....a bit of booze does come through on the tongue, but the overall flavor profile is quite mild and delicate, with a hint of vanilla, again, light fruitiness, a touch of cocoa powder, perhaps a bourbony hint....finishes rather dry, lightly bitter-peppery, moderately alcoholic....very nice and the smooth, light character of the body makes it for me a little more quaffable than the nigoris I’ve had before this, my first junmai. Might be my favorite sake thus far.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much thicker than water but just as clear, this brew has a floral aroma with a touch of sweet melon and some fresh grasses. There’s an actual taste of rice, something I haven’t found in many Sakes that I’ve tried. The fruitiness is maintained and it has a dash of pepper. The alcohol, although strong, maintains a very quiet presence throughout. Decent.
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BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of the local Vine Source rep Jason at a tasting. Floral hints amid the rice characteristics. Smooth rice body with faint spiciness.