mathieuc (3870) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted cold. Pour is very clear, colorless and leaves some tiny legs on the glass. Nose is of sweet "something", in beer I would call that sherry/oxidation and raw white alcohol. Some green apples. Taste is indeed a little sweet with some starchy rice flavors. Crushing alcohol. All my sake experiences so far have been boozy/hot messes, maybe I’m not a sake guy? This one is a bit less intense on the rubbing alcohol, though, and more enjoyable because of that. Still a long way from being something I would go out of my way for, though... Moderate body, a lot of drying alcohol. Maybe I just don’t get it? I’ll try to warm the remainder of this bottle now...
Ferris (14387) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Touch of melon. Clear. Light, sweet and pretty tasteless. Not horrible if you have never had sake before. No complexity at all.
scooterbub (1051) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle. Pours crystal clear. Taste is of rice, a hint of alcohol and some sour fruit. Similar aroma. Very easy to drink. Is a bit on the watery side and has a slight dryness to it. Not a bad sake for the price.
djd07 (13702) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear color. The aroma is pepper and grain. Thin mouthfeel with a rice and mint with coconut. A good sake.
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to mar, clear in color with long lasting legs, raw coconut aromas, flavors are dry, bitter, creamy melon with a wooden nickel finish
drowland (8477) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/12/10. 375mL bottle. My first namasake! Clear pour. Faint, creamy rice and marshmallow aroma tainted by sourness and alcohol. Light flavor with a bit of steamed rice, but again tainted sour, almost lemon peel, and a big hint of alcohol... but at the same time, it’s watery. Bleh.
thirdeye11 (6152) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(187ml bottle thanks to mar) clear, thick huge lasting legs, nose of honey, alcohol, vanilla, rice. Taste of fusel alcohol, subtle banana, rice, oily body, semi-dry finish.
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear with nice legs. Honey, alcohol, light nuts, not much else. Nice thickness, flavor is big on alcohol, light florals, and a slight honey finish.
beastiefan2k (3830) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375mL screw top bottle. This was such a fraudulent sake. Everything about it was just so fake. The flavor was rather watered down, which is very difficult to say about sake. It was cheap booze with some rotten vegetables and out of season berries. The color was a slick clear, I could not believe clear could be so unclear. This is so the Bud or Miller of Sake. Once I get more comfortable with Sake, I feel I will rate this even lower.
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is ricey with some fruit and lots of alcohol. The appearance is clear. The flavor is like the aroma and strong. The palate is oily. Overall it’s unique.