KyotoLefty (10126) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 This was a tasting of Blue Label Mu 青乃無, made in Hyogo. Crystal clear. Sweet, fruity, mellow and round sake, with peaches and melon in the nose and a dry, peppery, spicy finish. Huge, rich, flavor--she told me it was dry, but that was the finish, big sweet, fruity lusciousness up until then. Great full body. Good stuff.
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour out of bottle, clear pour with no head, aroma is nice white wine, grape, melon, nutty notes into a bit of peach, pear, some slight vanilla. Taste was a mix of tart grain, vanilla, honey into a bit of melon, slight peach, hints of white fruits into a bit of sugar, finishing sweet, slightly acidic. Nice.
douglas88 (8997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Now I’ve had plenty of Sake when I lived in Japan, but I never really liked it much- or at least not as much as beer. But I am branching out, and this quality brew was very nice. Pours a crystal clear color. The aroma and the flavor were dominated by sweet apples and pear. It was very oily and flavorful. Quite nice. Very warm as Sake tends to be. I am really not qualified to rate a Sake, but I will re-rate all of my early tries later when I hopefully know more.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to tytoanderso, I have now found this available at local stores. Pours clear and water like hue, very pure, with strongish legs. Aroma of vanilla almond, pear, melon, koji, butter and higher sweetness than a +2 would have you believe. Quite clean and pure smelling. Taste is nice, sweet and pure. Excellently balanced. With notes of nuts, vanilla, light umami, rose petals, lychee and concord grapes. Very nice and extremely light alcohol presence (btw, my bottle read 15%, not 16.5%). Viscous and full bodied, yet refreshing. Very, very pleasant.
Paired exceptionally with cavaillon melon.
Iphonephan (6881) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 300 ml. bottle served cold at Tachibana in McLean. Absolutely crystal clear. Flavors of melon. Delicate and wonderful.
jaghana (5937) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 30cl, a white liquid, nose is on plastic and latex. Aroma is on sweet alcohol, oily and even creamy, sourish background, light rice notes, vegetable touch, plastic, lichee, cooked rice, smooth and subtle, vodka finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a crystal clear color with light legs but a shimmering character. The nose is bright and fruity, lots of pear and anise, some alcohol and light coconut. The flavor is sweet and full bodied, nice bouquet, perfectly balanced, buttery and full. The quintessential sake by my litmus test. Quite! +2? Ok.
nickd717 (4613) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap a decibel in nyc. Clear in color, what else would it be? Earthy stone fruit, alcohol. Pear, apple, earth, and alcohol on the flavor. A little boozy with medium body. A good sake I think.
Calisky (2897) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jaghana. 1st saké. Nez d’alcool assez doux, note très légère fruitée, riz. Gout d’alcool de riz assez doux avec note brulée. Corps liquoreux. Fin d’alcool, vodka.
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous 300ml blue bottle. Guinomi. Chilled. Still clear slightly yellow. A: pear, apple. Nice. T: strong alcohol and rice with hints of stone fruit. Interesting and nice. Aroma is awesome, taste is ok.