peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crystal clear like a vodka. nose is pear-like and sweet. taste is more lychee than pear with a distinct rice flavor. The sweetness creates an impression of thickness in the finish.
rocbyter (2117) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2017
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light rice aroma but nearly non existent. Clear color. Mildly sweet beginning with a nutty middle and stronger sweet finish. Slight alcohol in the end.
Patrickctenchi (6519) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and still as water.....virtually no colouring.
Rice and grass scent.
Very mild, sweet rice malt taste.
A bit of alcohol, but incredibly smooth.
Ysok02 (1472) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Un très beau saké tout en élégance et en finesse avec un nez fin et fruité et une bouche à la fois droite et ronde, très beau saké de repas.
Handypaul (537) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, @40F. Pours clear with no head. Light flavors of persimmon some yeast and rice. Very little taste of alcohol, clean finish, light sweetness and not too grainy.
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de dégustation chez Kyo Bar Japonais (Montréal, QC) au coût de 6,30$. Arôme: Légère odeur de riz et de châtaignes d’eau. Apparence: La couleur est translucide. Saveur: Léger goût de riz avec une florale. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #6768)
shrubber85 (11272) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dry grass and rice malt aroma. Clear - just a hint of yellow. Sweet creamy rice malt, alcohol, and grass flavor. Nice body. Pleasant.
drjoeng (1204) - SINGAPORE - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14%ABV. Ginjo Sake
Nose had some sweet rice cakes. There was a very subtle funk to the nose with aroma of fresh steamed rice cakes made with fermented rice flour. There was a nutty sweetness to the nose as well suggesting chestnuts and dried acorns. There was an overall clean candy nose.
Mouthfeel was watery and alcoholic. The palate which was dominated by alcohol and given a mildly warming of the throat was brief followed by the following flavors: sweet rice gruel, a fruity slightly citrus flavor with mild bitterness suggesting yuzu and yuzu peel. Some fruity sweetness with a slightly rich and decadent flavor like fresh persimmons.
Clean finish and palate.
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served cold. Clear transparent colour. Floral and light alcohol aroma. Very nice and suave. I liked it.
kraddel (7715) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to ships
Pours like water
Smells typical sake
Taste is rice , sake , wood almost .
eRock_2013 (458) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served chilled fresh from an unopened bottle, this Sake pours perfectly clear and smooth, impressive. Smell is faint and clean, fresh sweet aroma. The taste is mildly sweet, subtly a bit fruity, but also allows the grainy rice flavor to come through. Also what I suppose is the yeasty taste of koji. I enjoy this flavor profile over the gekkeikan junmai ginjo I sampled previously, which was a bit too sweet. However, I was bit disappointed that the taste was not more flavorful, could've been stronger. At any rate, seemed to be an authentic Japanese offering.