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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 8/20
Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Mild aroma, with just a touch of floral notes. Pours a clear golden with just a dusting of white head. The flavor is floral, with an astringent quality, and a fruity note that doesnít mesh well. Itís light on the palate and easy to drink. Iím just not a fan of the beer, the off note is off-putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5770) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft, served in Flute. Light hazy, yellow. Mild lace, down the glass. High carbonation. Nose of malt and rice. Interesting flavor and totally unique. Pale malt, bready dough and the grainy rice gives it a sake type feel. Itís not a complex brew, very simple. However, that is what I like about it. Super easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Interesting beer. Foamy white head and golden color leads me to think macro lager... but there is more here than that. Subtle spicy characteristics and some upfront fall fruit sweetness. Pretty good! Especially on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Pours a nice bright straw gold with tons of beading. Big fizzy white head that settles to a quarter inch cap. Pretty good lacing actually. This beer looks quite young... especially given that itís six months old... (!) I shouldíve chosen a better glass as the pint glass isnít exactly doing wonders for the now muted aromas. Fresh grass, pear, pale malts, youíd think there would be rice but then again rice doesnít really have a distinctive smell that I could really pinpoint anyway. Nothing offensive here. Plenty of slightly bitter/spicy pilsener type notes. Very refreshing. Nothing at all off-putting, a great post-work beer for sure, even in its old age. Exceedingly drinkable. Iíve had this fresh in the past but didnít bother to review. I must say that I sort of dreaded opening this but was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Aroma was a most surprising coconut. Appearance was typical golden beer. Taste was even more coconut! Palate is typical thin fizzy ale stuff. Overall, a very unique brew. This is my first rice ale, so I donít know if the coconut is typical or not. It sure was surprising to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillWyce (946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a 2-finger white head. Aroma was of mild citrus and yeast. Light body with a crisp, somewhat dry finish. Crisp, mildly fruity/grainy taste with some yeast funk.

   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdixon77 (2017) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Kinda disappointed with this one. I think I expected it to be great for some reason, and it just wasnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3380) - 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

   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.

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