Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle sample at Futo Buta. Cloudy. Bready earthy aroma. Taste is fruity light sweetness light earth. Tasty. nickmcnutt (1) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
Aroma is strong, yeasty, chalky, and almost vinegary. Taste is biting, slightly bitter. Has an unusual (but not unpleasant) texture. Palate is peculiar as well—not like other sakés. Leaves a sticky taste in your mouth. Appearance resembles milk, with large particulates that adhere to the glass. The alcohol is well-hidden and not particularly noticeable.
Despite the other commenters' displeasure with the weird taste, I actually find the eclectic, unrefined flavor to be refreshing. Best enjoyed by itself, without food. AlanSquier (1) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
This Sake is better warm than chilled, although the instructions state otherwise. Welcoming aroma. Lightly sweet and one-dimensional. Creamy and turns sharp. A bit pricey for the quality, but certainly drinkable. Jow (4084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to celebrate turning clocks ahead. I love cloudy unfiltered sake but this has an odd pour with almost greenish hue. Nose is melon and rice. Tastes of unripe honeydew, rice, cocunut, pepper, chalk and a touch antiseptic. Creamy mouthfeel with alcohol KyotoLefty (10688) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 1, 2012
300 ml bottle from the supermarket. Pours cloudy white, though not as thick and pasty as their regular junmai. Aroma is rather plain, rice, koji, light caramel and fruit. Somewhat spicy/peppery as well. Slightly pasty body and flavor, koji, rice, with condensed milk and vanilla, caramel notes. Starts hot, gets a bit sweet, then dries out. Quite peppery, dry finish, with some remaining alcohol. Pretty nice, though a bit bland. Not sickly sweet like the junmai, and not too pasty either. Good.
halfonit (1398) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2010
It’s funny that the bottle states that this is a lightly cloudy sake because this is pretty much as cloudy as they come. Pours a very white cloudy color. Aroma is of rice, yeast, alcohol, lactate, and some fruitiness. Flavor is both bitter and sweet, kind of like a white Russian with expired milk. Not sure if I like this one. I had it a couple of weeks back, but I was so wasted that I thought it was sweet. So after trying it now in a sober state, I have to admit that I was completely wrong! thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled sake in a pretty blue green bottle with a silver top wrap from a bottle shop poured a very small head of clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated milky thin white colored body with a lot of fine powdery particulate. The mild aroma was sweet rice and lactate. The vinous mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong vinous alcohol burn in the aftertaste. The smooth milky flavor contained notes of vinous polished rice. A wonderful best in class brew. Pwn3d (1958) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Shared a bottle with friends. It was better than the first bottle we had. No complaints. Did the job. bill1958 (4) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2008 does not count
Not recommended. Flavor is really not there. Dry alcohol and chalk is a best way to describe this one. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Served shaken and chilled. Cloudy greyish white color with tiny visible flakes of rice. Somewhat watery appearance. Mild light fruits, faint coconut, and alcohol on the nose. Decent aroma gives way to a completely lackluster flavor profile. Tastes dry and soapy, like dirty dishwater. A little fruit and cream are present, but they are overshadowed by the unpleasant, chalky overtones. Bone-dry alcohol finish inconsistent with many Nigoris I’ve sampled. This is not a good sake, by any means.