IslandHaole (1268) - Misawa, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2010
Found this gem on my recent trip to Nagano. Just a hint of color, or it is just thick enough to give a bit off haze that prevents it from being mineral water clear. (Cold) Almonds, honey, melon rind in the nose, light alcohol. A rather sweet sake, fruity, nectarines, woody, earthy, I like this stuff! Nice feel, lip smacking sticky but not cloyingly so. (Room temp) A milder scent, more almonds than fruit, koji and alcohol take a back seat. Koji more noticable in the flavor, umami. I prefer this at room temp. (Hot) More of the alcohol and koji in the nose, the fruit is subdued, almond scents follow. Rich, earthy, good body, the light sweetness is still there, that "full" mouthfeel is quite nice. On this cold rainy night, hits the spot. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Single pour in a manu at Ippudo. Quite clear, with a long, mild, elegant nose. Lots of melon, a touch of lemon oil, some grass, sea breeze. Similar flavor, nice body, light and clean and easy drinking. The summer melon is the dominant note in this one. Little in the way of koji. A very enjoyable sake. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
(300ml bottle) Clear water in appearance. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, honey, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, flower, some alcohol. Still medium body, some stickiness. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2008
Pale yellow tones from an otherwise transperant sake. Rice, alcohol, fruit and bread aromas. Nice fruitiness together with dry rice and bread. Noticeable alcohol. Quite nice. Grovlam (4247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2009
With a lovely Sushi dinner in Miami Beach @ Sushi Samba we had this nice crispy Sake. Clear pale color with a light tone of yellow. Aroma was quite crisp with notes of fruit, melon, wood, flowers and almost apricot like. Over the palate came a hint of light spicy notes with the fruity base, and some rice and smooth melon. Quite full boded with warming alcoholic texture. Warming melon and dry crisp finish.
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
30 cL bottle. Pours pale white to yellow with no head. Aroma is mild fruity and rice. Mild fruity, rice and slight wooden vanilla. Smooth and light fruity finish. Ends dry. Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle - Anise and light melon. Clear. Light sweet pear and rice with a bit of heat. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2017
From the 1.8 liter bottle at Okariba. Clear. Nose is rather simple rice, some alcohol, some fruity peach. Clean, full flavor, medium body, peppery finish with a touch of booze. Straightforward and decent. fiulijn (20498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Courtesy of the Danish crewPlovmand (8311) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
The transparent liquid has a yellowish hue. Mild aroma of phenol, rice, alcohol. Very smooth mouthfeel, almost silky, to the point that it can almost be defined as sweet; there is a delicate fruitiness, and light flowery touch. Mild bitterness in the end; the alcohol is well hidden. Very good.
Bottle. Pours clear white. Sweet rice in aroma and flavour with some fruity notes. Bit alcoholic finish but very pleasant.