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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 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 (805) - 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 (1403) - 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 (2571) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1311) - 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.

   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, itís not bad or anything. Just a drinkable definition of average beer.

   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",,,

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