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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Aroma is floral and grain. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a huge white head. Taste is sweet with grains and malt. Pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdixon77 (601) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Kinda disappointed with this one. I think I expected it to be great for some reason, and it just wasn’t there. The pour was hazy straw gold color. A bit of floral and sweet aroma. There was definitely sugary sweet grains that had a bit of sake-like flavoring (obviously). But it also tasted like a cooked veggie (corn or something). Just not super appealing. Some bitterness and hops. I appreciate that they tried something different and interesting, but could use some tweaking for sure.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (1855) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2012
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of grains. Hint of sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
out of my mix pack, I was told good things about this one. Color was a whitish hazy yellow. Aroma is very complex for a golden rice beer. I was getting light lemon, grain, roasted chestnut and even some vanilla. Taste gives that mild citrus along with some slightly sweet grain. Remarkably good for a beer that uses adjuncts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-yellow with thin white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, grain, slight lemony rice, touch of spice, touch of sweet vanilla. Taste is sweet lemon, biscuit, toffee, slight hints of lemon, hints of rice and grainy notes, finishing fairly sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1307) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pouring a pale yellow and very bubbly body, this beer looked rather bland. First scents reveal a soft yeast aroma with grassy notes as well. The taste was fruity, mainly some light lemon and grainy flavors. Finished nice and clean with a hint of hops. Nothing extreme like most of their stuff, but very nice to drink a few of these.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2012
Nothing special. Not a ton of flavor, but hey, it’s not bad or anything. Just a drinkable definition of average beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very clear light straw yellow in color with a small white head that settled to a thin covering over the beer. Aroma is grainy and somewhat nutty along with some bready yeast. Flavor is much more nutty, light carbonation and just a hint of hops. Interesting... much better than some of the megabrews that also use rice in the grist... but still not that great if a beer... just "average",,,

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Smells some citrus...some yeast. A clean taste...smooth and thin on the palate. Not a bad beer. Wouldn’t mind trying it again...but probably won’t go out of my way to get it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rae912 (35) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
I was intrigued by the idea of a rice ale, which I had not had before. From a bottle. Not a lot of aroma. Easy to drink ale, but not a lot in the flavour profile.


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