obguthr (4084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Airplane glue, honey dew, and strong koji nose, in that order. Crystal clear and yellowish. Medium body, hot. Flavor is very much like airplane glue, but non-viscous. Definitely not quaffable, but what sake is?
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Clear water pour. Light fruity aroma. Some pear and banana. Very sour and fermented. Light pear flavor but is completely overpowered.
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$12 bottle. slightly clear .. rice and mango/melon skin .. easy mouthfeel .. quite nice but has some burn to it..
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onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear with a very very faint straw yellow tone. Aroma is kinda weird. Its got some fusel alcohol notes alongside some artificial banana notes, a touch of bubblegum, canteloupe, and rice grain. Flavor is still and light with a watery body. Zero booziness except for in the beginning, there is this light fruity astringency with a melon/rice/artificial-banana flavour that I wasnt particularly fond of. Flavored alcoholic water.
Jow (2266) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another Oregon sake how does this keep happening to me. Anyways bottle drank on train out to long island, since greg brought it along I knew it was fairly cheap. Pours yellowish water. Nose of alcohol and rice. tastes of alcohol, rice, floral, plastic, and light melon.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very alcoholic with grass, wood, and some fruit. The appearance is light yellow with no carbonation. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall pretty good.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very smooth, lots of flavor of wood and grass. a nice smooth palate but with a real harsh flavor. the alcohol is strong but it doesn’t take away from the sake itself
northropfrye (2317) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear maybe a slight cloudiness. Sweet banana like flavoured penicillin I had as a child. Taste is a creamy smooth sweetness. Not bad for a Junmai.
beerbill (3539) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Michael’s Liquor Store in Riverhead, NY. Pours a clear very pale straw gold with no head. This is still. The aroma is rice with a touch of fruitiness to it and some alcohol vapors that have a bit of an industrial quality to it. Hard to explain really but its not just straight alcohol vapors that I am getting. The flavor is quite nice actually with more of a brown rice flavor than white rice, a touch of nuttiness, and light caramel sweetness. Smooth and silky on the palate, although there is some noticeable alcohol heat towards the finish. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.
crazyvin (1994) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice pale yellow body, clear. Aroma was mainly of alcohol, notes of rice and pear. Flavor was well balanced and similar to the aroma. Alcohol was somewhat strong. Very dry on the finish. Nice, but left a little something to be desired. Alcohol may have hidden some of the softer flavors.