bhensonb (13995) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13344) - 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.
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
marcus (9029) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (7977) - .....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!!
JK (5665) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Melon aroma. Clear. Smooth and delicate on the palate. A little sweet, with sugar and fruit.
thedm (5617) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled sake from a restaurant poured a head of clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a transparent uncarbonated body and no lacing. The smooth aroma was vinous polished rice. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a mild alcohol burning vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of somewhat unpolished rice. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
obguthr (5589) - 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
Cornfield (5570) - 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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BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a clear color with good legs. The nose is light and acidic with some basic koji notes. The body is noticeably thin and lacking umami, more on the acidic and dry side too. Looking at where this falls on the sake meter, I should have known I wouldn’t like it, but it’s fun to try this entry level and/or "premium sake for heating" types. Lightly chilled straight, meh.