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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimvy (131) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2006
On tap at the Great Divide Brewery Tour 9/28/06. Aroma is clean, light malt, almost nothing though. Color is light straw, slight haziness, white head. Flavor - very light and clean, almost a blonde. Finishes dry--nothing negative. Overall, a good lawnmower beer, but fairly tasteless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
sampled at brewery. Lightly hazy straw color. Aroma is light malts and grains. Taste is light sweet malts and grain up front with a crisp dry finish. not a bad summertime session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
Golden with a small head. Dry crisp palate with light hops and a hint of rice cereal. Nice light summer beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - SEP 11, 2006
I am not a big fan of rice beer...but whenever Great Divide brews, they bring the pain. I would have liked a little more malty aroma, and perhaps a bit of citrus finish to coincide with the summer beer catagory, but hey - its rice beer. What can you do?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Golden, clear, small white head, light nose, some malt, a bit of hops, flavor the same, not impressive but not horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2006
this one caught my attention because the brewmaster kinda skipped over the tap as we sampled the hibernation, hercules, etc. this once is actually brewed with rice. which aint the norm for a micro or should i say a good micro. golden hazed appearance with white head. slight malt crunch nose. palate marks same territory with a crisp easy drinkn fresh beer. lemon zest and tinge of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
GABF week. Pours very light color with an ok head. Light malt with some herbal hints and a slight fruitiness. Flavor is very light but clean and easy drinking wiht some light malt and a touch of bitterness. Ok overall, but not up to GDís standards.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
On tap at the brewery, GABF week. Light gold appearance on the pour....small white head. Fruity malts in the nose...very light. Taste is the same, dry, malty, doughy...not much for me to like. Maybe itís the rice...who knows. I tried it...thatís about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Very mild aroma is lightly sweet with some herbal hop notes apparent. Clear golden body with a low but lasting white head that recedes to ring with some lace. Light sweet flavour has some banana esters and a lingering musty honey sweetness. Lemony citrus note becomes more apparent as it warms. Light body with fair carbonation. Sampled on tap at Breckenridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Pours a clear yellow w/creamy head. Light malt with no hops. Lite body with a fair amount of CO2. Flavor is light and fruity. No bitterness. Canít say Iíve ever had a rice ale before.

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