KyotoLefty (10809) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2017 tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite sweet and lightly fruity with some mild spice notes in the gentle aroma. Clear, fizzy, sparkling body is rather pale in colour. Flavour offers more than the aroma suggests - sweet light and fruity up front with some underlying earthy quality and spice in the finish. Alcohol is subtly notable especially in the long aftertaste. Very refreshing with excelent carbonation that clears the palate for the next sip. Paired well with salmon tuna and sashimi for me. Bottle purchased at the studio on Granville Island.
Glass at the brewery. Yellowish, bubbly. Bright, fruity, minerally nose. White grape, rice, koji, pear. Semi-dry flavor, light sweetness, creamy, some vanilla. Excellent stuff that no one would turn a nose down to in Japan (if tasted blind, that is!) gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
50 cl bottle, 13.5%. On June 19, 2015. At Osake Craft Sake Brewery, in Vancouver, British Columbia.Ferris (17099) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Clear pear color, no head, oily residue, no legs. Sweet, pear, clean scent. Sweet, pear, refreshing taste. Pear aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, sweet a bit alcohol finish.
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Bottle - Sweet melon and some apple. Clear light yellow. Sweet Apple and melon with a pear finish. Sweet and light, very desert like. Very sweet. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Sampled at Osake, pours a a cloudy faded white with a couple bubbles. Aroma is lightly sweet and moderate alcohol. Flavour is fairly sweet, with moderate alcohol and a glutenous quality. Seems very nice and complex. Very good one. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Artisan Sake. Clear off-white pour. Good legs. Licorice/twizzlers on the nose. Some banana, sweet pear, melon, rice, sugar, and white grape. Sort of sweet smelling. Flavor has some strawberry twizzlers, gelatin, and banana. A hint of alcohol, some banana cream pie, and white grape. Not bad.
fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at the breweryOakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
This one is based on the Junmai Nama. Pale color with yellow hue. The aroma is very strong, fruity initially, melon and honeydew mainly, later a curious note of hard cheese rind. Medium sweet mouthfeel with soft carbonation, thick body; strong fruity presence, melon and some pear, with a slightly bitter finish.
Very pale and bubbly. Slightly woody, yeasty sake aroma. The effervescence brings out apricot, cantaloupe - bright fruits. Interesting. Carbonation is soft, allowing for this transformation of flavour. JoeMcPhee (10131) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle. Very pale straw-coloured pour. The nose is like tapioca topped with white pepper. Subtly sweet with a touch of light sweet rice flour. A lovely savoury koji character. Very light carbonation - soft and sweet with a little bit of soft peppery character. Light fruit and melon. Clean and lovely. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle: Light beige color with a fizzy but non-retentive head. The nose is light and fruity, very subtle for a sake, usually you expect a little fruitiness or earthy qualities on one side or the other. This was just vague and light in the nose department, even knowing it was a full strength carbonated sake, which is rare. The flavor has a nice sweet snap along with the carbonation and alcohol components. Missing some umami, but the acidity is low and it has a nice impact and finish that makes it remarkably drinkable. I’m surprised such a new and small sake brewery can control its rice and koji this well. It’s very clean, but I think this sake is a good example of why adding brewer’s alcohol is not always a bad thing.