BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: clear, no legs. The nose is light but very dusty, like wiping off an old shelf into your face, along with that, thereís some apple and kiwi notes. The flavor is clean, mellow impact and a very brief tail. Minimul umami and a touch of alcohol. Good but disappointing for a junmai daiginjo.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.72 litre bottle bought at the brewery in Kyoto. Pale straw colour. Mild, slightly sweet and yeasty aroma. Peppery flavours, with some dark fruit, very warming alcohol, bready yeastiness. More powerful in the mouth. Cloying mouthfeel, hints of graininess. Nice complexity, starts soft, but soon shows a tougher side.
muzzlehatch (4911) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
300 ml bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (January 2008), consumed a few minutes out of the fridge from a White Wintery Winery glass. Quite clear, with a faint yellowish oily tinge, still, with rather thick and slow-running legs....pineapple-vanilla-ricey aroma is lightly doughy, somewhat strongly alcoholic right out of the bottle but smoothes and softens after a couple of minutes....body is fruity yet dry, rather mineralic from midpalate on; reminiscent of some of the drier, harder Rieslings Iíve had....a bit thick and syrupy in the mouth; the alcoholic and mineralic qualities at the finish are a bit too harsh....my first Daiginjo, and I am not terribly impressed, though I realize that this large commercial brewery probably isnít the best source for such a thing....
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first sake rating, so this might sound a bit like a newbie rating.. clear very light off-white pour. Aroma of white wine, some fruits and sour apple. Flavor is quite sweet and alcoholic. Very thin palate and watery texture. Iím not sure sake is for me, but I should give it another shot sometime.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2011
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 So it has come to this, rating a sake...
No idea whatsoever so here goes:
Aroma is sour vinegary white wine. Flavour is sweet rice goo. Oh yeah and alcohol.
Iíll stick to beer.
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Currently available on American airline flights into/out of Tokyo - Served chilled. Thereís a light aroma with faint rice and a little alcohol. The flavor is also mild with light sweetness and rice. Itís very smooth and goes down easily. To be honest I donít know enough about sake to rate it competently, but this one was enjoyable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Served chilled. Clear body. Sweet slightly grassy aroma. Sweet flavor, light rice, some melon hints.
northropfrye (3386) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet vanilla aroma. Clear. Sweet taste. Very smooth. Abv well masked. Nice sake.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy boboski. Served chilled. Clear, with faint, pale yellow hues. Aroma is sweet, floral, and yeasty. Sweet, rice syrup background in the flavor with floral highlights, dough, and faint citrus. Slick, full mouthfeel that is a bit cloying. Smooth swallow with a clean finish. Alcohol does not interfere. Nice, but I found to be a bit too sweet.
tomer (3292) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.72L bottle with 16% labeled as "Junmai Dai-ginjyo Gekkeikan", so i really hope this is the right sake, any other thoughts will be wellcome. Served chilled.
Uniform light yellow colour, aroma of rice, light sweetness and an alcoholic presence which is not to strong. Pleasant sweetish aftertaste.
Doesnít feel like an overly complex sake but still a mellow and enjoyable sake which goes well with sushi and makes a great match with pickled ginger.