northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle in sake cup. White and cloudy. Sweet aroma. Milky, sweet rice taste. Very nice. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Name: Snow Maiden
Date: November 03, 2011
Source: 5 Seasons Sake Dinner
Appearance: opaque white, coats the glass
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, hint of coconut
Body: creamy body with chunks of rice
Flavor: sweet flavor, light fruityness, touch of alcohol, short lived sharp acidity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Bottle. Very cloudy with noticeable deposit on the glass -- this is nigori with an attitude. Nose is Asian pair, apple, and a light lactic edge. Flavor is subdued and rich, well-integrated with a slight sweetness. Finishes long and warm. A good sake in a good style. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2010
looks like skim milk with little rice chunks floating in it.... horchata perhaps. either way it sludges up the side of the glass.
lots of koji in the nose... along with spicy alcohol, chalky minerals, rice, florals, moist earth (more koji notes?) and distinct cantaloupe.
the palate is a little too sweet for me to thoroughly enjoy... though not terribly so... it also hides the alcohol fairly well (as it is only felt as it warms the chest). there is a fruity tartness throughout which reminds me of cucumbers and honeydew... sort of a strange battle between sweet and sour i’m not sure that i’m fond of. other flavors of rice water, florals, a touch of milkiness and some must fill it out.
the mouth feel is gritty with unfiltered bits making the medium body seem fuller than it is. mixed with the acidity, the thickness is rather annoying and unpleasant. 7/4/6/3/13/3.3
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle: Pours a milky white color with smaller particles and thin legs. The nose is musky with some dry concrete and mineral notes; abundant alcohol and a very dry light banana hint. The flavor has a large impact, but it comes off more minerally and lightly fruity, the alcohol is hidden fairly well as it’s a bit sweet in the mouthfeel. A subtle brief tail with a more prominent acidic finish. As a general non-fan of nigoris, this is no exception.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle from Kevin. Die.thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Pours a dense, milky white with a creamy, chalky strawberry and Pepto Bismol aroma. Flavor is clean, abrubt rosy chalk and frozen berries, with a striking alcohol finish. Thick, coating mouthfeel. Nice sake.
This bottled sake from a restaurant poured no and left behind a hazy with fine particulate white colored body and a lacing with particulate in it. The smooth aroma was vinous alcohol. The semi-thick thick flavor contained notes of medium vinous rice. Very different and one I would like to have again. 3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Bottle. Milky white pour, thick particles sticking to the sides of the glass. Nose is mild banana and cream, some milky pear, some herbs and some strange sort of pineapple character. First few sips are full, chewy and then gritty on the back, punctuated by an incredibly unpleasant bite as it is swallowed. Harsh and husky rice, more banana, pear, green apple, some creamy vanilla ice cream but also some sour lactic notes. The unpleasant bite subsides and nearly disappears towards the bottom of the glass. shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
redlight (2325) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2009
11/14/2007: Tozai Snow Maiden was served chilled. It looks like Gatorade Frost (watery white color and cloudy). There is some fine grit on the glass that makes the glass look speckled/frosted. The moderately strong aroma contains alcohol, almond, honeydew melon, green apple, and slight vanilla. The alcohol is a bit astringent, but I guess that’s to be expected when the content is right around 15%! Anyways, the flavor is lightly sweet with some fruitiness in the front (apple) and hints of coconut. The finish is moderately long and warming with a slight alcohol burn. Since this sake is unfiltered, it has some particales in its medium-full, creamy body. I really enjoyed this sake overall
720 ml pink, twist-off capped bottle (14.9% ABV) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #27 for this sake.
Vanilla and cinnamon on the nose. Pours milky white, very cloudy. Thick powdery on the palate. Creamy, fruity with melon, very chunky!