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Looking for something a little different? Brewed with rice and barley malts, Samurai is an easy drinking, unfiltered ale that changes the status quo for unfiltered beers. The addition of rice gives Samurai a slightly fruity, crisp, refreshing and clean taste. This is definitely not your everyday unfiltered beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UncleKorm (922) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Something must have changed. Older posts each describe this as "hazy" yet what I’ve poured is crystal clear…wait poured last ounce once the head settled & there is the haze. Bottle poured light hazy yellow hue with a slowly diminishing bright white head and good lacing. Light aroma of grain and mellon. Initial flavor very light sweet with a long bitter finish. Great beer to pair with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours very clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose is melons, cherry, peach and corn syrup with a slight woody ginger note. The taste is ultra sweet, not enough bitter to balance it out. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, body is light and the finish is long.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pianotu (67) - USA - JAN 18, 2013
Slightly nutty, very crisp, and goes tremendously well with Japanese food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 10, 2013
Non-descript hazy straw color with some fruit. Perhaps it’s the power of suggestion, but all I can taste is rice--which isn’t as bad as it sounds. Nice palate, easy to drink. Obviously not for everybody, but I found it to be interesting and pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Backlog rating. There’s a joke about rice and BMC waiting to be made here. Oops! Hazy straw gold pour, with crisp carbonation. Light tartness in the nose along with yeast and dry hops. Mouthfeel a bit excessive, but it helped camouflage some seriously boring flavors. Cereal grain, modest spice, and not much else going on. Expected better from GD.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamP01 (595) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a medium white fizzy head. Aroma and Taste is citrus fruity, yeast, grains, rice with some mild citrus floral hops. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly crisp. Finish is citrus fruity notes, grains, yeast with some mild citrus floral hops. Overall an ok brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4260) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours hazy, amber-gold with soapy, off-white head. Scent is light fruit, barley, rice... Taste is fruity, sweet...strong rice flavour... Rice as ingredient and not just as filler....it works... Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Light and hazy look, not much head. Aroma of fruit/citrus. Taste is pretty unremarkable - light with a little hops in the aftertaste. Nothing offensive, but not something I’d go out of my way for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8008) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
Draught at tap room for Great Divide, visited on October 7, 2012
Hazy pale straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Light acidic fruity scent. Sweet, acidic, herbal taste. Sweet, cream, herbal aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a hazy pale straw yellow with an average (1-2 fingers) white frothy head, which receded down to a thin cap and created some excellent streaky lacing. The aroma was of a light pale grain malt, a mild grassy hop and light musty yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), a mild adjunct presence (rice), a slight hint of vanilla and a mild fruity ester. The taste was a bit sweet with a good grain malt presence early on, and then became mildly bitter with a note of citrus and a bitter adjunct ending. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a lightly sweet and creamy grainy taste that was left to fade. Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery/creamy texture and a mild carbonation. Overall a brew that has a firm handle on subdued taste, although it was malty- sweet with bitter-smooth feel and possessed a good drinkability...

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