Wombata (623) - Kobe, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle (pink label differs from above).
Aroma: Rice, mushroom and umami and alcohol. Moderately aromatic.
Flavor: Umami, rice, mushroom, pear, marshmallow, touch of peppery cedar, and more marshmallow. Some heat on the finish though toned down on day 2.
Comment: These notes are from Day 2 when the pear, marshmallow and cedar notes came forward. Showed better than Day 1. Good, though the heat detracts some. I’d drink it again.
Alphadelic (2217) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The cutest drink of all. I’m a little stuffed up tasting this so the notes might be flawed: light grape and grain nose, very light bodied with a touch of acidity that then falls back just at the right moment into a gentle sweetness. The finish lets it down as t is a touch watery. I’d have it again though.
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
300 ml bottle from Yamaya. Not the “Bambi Cup.” Nice spicy nose of rice and koji. Pepper, flowers. Slightly yellowish, a bit icy. Somewhat funky flavor at first, rice, peppery, koji, dust, a bit of warm sweetness but a dry, fiery finish. Decent, light, clean, not all that super flavorful but good enough.
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sake Cup shared with Linh, Daddy Vuong, Ken and Nicca. Pours a clear body with light tint. Aroma is fruits - melon, watermelon and strawberry. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of flowers, watermelon, light fruit, alcohol and rice. Nice sake.
j12601 (10061) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cup. Pours a clear water color with a lightly yellow hue. Soft rice on the nose, lightly floral. Medium bodied, smooth, the alcohol hits before the rice, somewhat abrupt and without much nuance. Warm rice and alcohol, slight sweetness and yeast on the finish. Nothing amazing, but the cup is super cute.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cup Sake @ Buri: Cute little deer on the cup, awww. Strong koji in the nose, bright alcohol, light rice, light fruit, lots of anise. Strong light nigori flavor, thick body and a moderate mouthfeel. Nice sake, straight forward Junmai with nothing noteworthy.