northropfrye (3514) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle sample at sakemaker Vancouver. Cloudy milky body. Sweet. Smooth. Some lactose, creamy. With a dry vinous finish. Nice sake. gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
75 cl bottle, 14%. On June 19, 2015. At Osake Craft Sake Brewery, in Vancouver, British Columbia.Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Cloudy white color, thick legs. Pear, smooth scent. Pear, alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, semi tart finish.
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle - Sweet pear and melon with a mild citrus note. Cloudy white. Melon and booze with a bit of dust and rind in the finish. Nice mellow yeasty notes throughout. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Sampled at Osake, pours a cloudy white. Aroma brings out honey melon, glutinous rice and medium sweetness. Flavour brings out notes of melon, a tinge of coconut, and light honey sweetness. Well-constructed and likely the most interesting of the four I tried. brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Artisan Sake. Milky white pour. Sort of whey-like. Aromas of pear, rice, and melon. Rather fruity and a touch spicy. Flavor has a lot of sweet rice and sugar. Some pear and baked apple. A hint of melon, black pepper, and alcohol. Kind of on the sweet side. Slight vanilla on the finish.
DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Has a nice foggy body that swirls well, seems like an antique white colour. Aroma is slightly fruity with lemon notes. taste is equally smooth, no alcohol evident either. This was my favourite of their three available as a tasting. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle at the breweryBückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Muddy white color (a Nigori is unfiltered). Melon aroma. Chewy mouthfeel; fruity and peppery flavor, with evident final bitterness. Good but less interesting than the other two Junmai brothers.
Bottle: Very light sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Roused together it pours a very lightly misty white with a almost no particles clinging to the sides. The nose is fresh with some citrus and rice, a pungent pear and honey note and some light rice and minerals. The impact has a nice acidity and sweetness that balance each other and gives it a sweet lime note in the flavor. The mouthfeel is balanced and chewy with a grape note and more pear and honey notes. Very interesting taste here as the acidity is a lot lower than usual for a sake, so you get a fresh clean impact that pairs well with the umami of the nama and the body of the nigori. Each taste almost cleanses the palate of itself so you want another; very brief tail. I’m impressed, and I don’t even like nigori! JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle sent by Oakes that I found at the back of my fridge. Cloudy creamy pale milky colour. Aroma is very milky and sweet with a light tapioca character and a nice sweet vanilla flavour. Lychee, pear and honeydew melon. Really smooth, rich and lightly doughy with very little bit for something this strength. Lovely sake with a very soft fruitiness. Quite clean with a soft lingering mix of flowers and fruit. GRM (4018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Sample, from a bottle, drank on site on August 3 2008; eye: cloudy, whitish; nose: floral, ricey, citrus (grapefruit); mouth: floral, ricey, citrus (grapefruit), dry, refreshing, fruits, alcohol, alcohol warmth comes through nicely at the end, finale in alcohol with the presence of pepper; overall: quite likable
Échantillon d’une bouteille, bue sur place le 3 août 2008; oeil : trouble, blanchâtre;
nez : floral, riz, citrique (pamplemousse); bouche : floral, riz, citrique (pamplemousse), sec, rafraîchissant, fruits, alcool, belle chaleur d’alcool vers la finale, finale en alcool avec présence de poivre; en résumé : bien aimé