RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Naturally fermented with authentic Sake yeast using a premium blend of fresh pressed apple juice, not from concentrate, with no added malt, spirit, or grape alcohol. A racy, high-speed cider that remains crisp and well balanced. Cloudy and straw colored with an exotic polished complexity. Cho-tokkyu is clean, vibrant with an authentic dry sake nish and a distinctive apple backbone. Cho-tokkyu Artisanal Reserve cloudy hard cider is unfitered and uses racked apple wine smoothed with pure organic, gluten free, rice syrup. No added colorants, sorbate or benzoate preservatives. Best served cool to cold. As with all our Artisanal Reserves, give a full bottoms-up tilt and swirl to disperse unfiltered apple-wine sediment evenly.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Cider that smells and tastes like China. Oh, yeah, and its cloudy pear juice colored with no head, a fishy plasticy aroma and flavor, and reminds you of good times in Chi-town with your girlfriend. yea!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a murky light yellow with barely any head just a faint ring. Aroma of rice and pears. Hint of apples. Very dry on the palate. Sake flavor dominates with a slight hint of soured apples on the backbone. Loads of carbonation. Exactly what the bottle says it is minus the "distinctive apple backbone." The apple is barely in there. Sour and disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markwise (5434) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from Warehouse Wine and Spirits in Spring Hill. Pours a hazy light yellow color with an ephemeral white head. Nose is some tart apple and some light pear with notes of rice. Flavor follows- some mild tart apple, a bit watery and hints of the sake yeast. Interesting, but a bit more one-dimensional than I thought.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Pours a super-light almost white color with a very small head. Faint notes of apple in the smell, but its not strong. Taste is very light and almost sour - barely any apple in it at all. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pours an average cloudy yellow with a nose of ricey plumb wine with light pear and apple. Flavor is apple, sweetened rice, and light grain. Average mouthfeel. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light yellow pour. Pretty bland - not a lot of tart, sour, or really any distinguishing element. Not bad, just dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Cho -Tokkyu
Date: June 23, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: cloudy yellow, scant head
Aroma: sweet winey aroma, apples, touch of wild yeast
Flavor: sweet apple flavor, light mustyness, drying earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MicroGrog (362) - FT: Stale Polotmav in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Ingredients: ...Natural Apple Essence. Bottle from Charles St. Liquors in Mass. Swirled per directions. Hazy, very pale, gold body. Smells of pears, candy, & cooked grain. Fermented fruitiness. Tastes like white table wine. Lemon. Calcified texture. Faint, powdered sugar sweetness. Moderately high acidity, not much tartness. Carbonation is fleeting. Reviews seem to suggest that this one has a very short(or at least inconsistent) shelf life.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (6013) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Weird, smells more like a pear (soured) than an apple. Very cloudy white. Strange - not sweet at all, but not good either. Its almost like a water-down Screwdriver in a way. Not what I expected in a bad way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Shared at Drowlands Tasting 7/7: very cloudy, milky yellow. aroma of light apple and rice. light apple taste but not very tart, milky feel full mouth feel. drinkable but not very flavorful. I had higher hopes for this cider but over all not bad.

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